May 30, 2015 :: Happy Birthday :: Paresh Rawal [ 30th of May ]
Paresh Rawal (born 30 May 1950) is an Indian film actor, thespian and politician known for his works notably in Bollywood and Telugu cinema. He is currently a member of the Lok Sabha of the Indian Parliament belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
In 1994, he won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in the films Woh Chokri and Sir. For the latter, he also received his first Filmfare Award for Best Comedian. This was followed by Ketan Mehta’s Sardar, which saw him playing the lead role of freedom fighter Vallabhbhai Patel, a role that got him national and international acclaim.
He has received wide recognition for his villainous roles in Telugu box office hits like Kshana Kshanam (1991), Money (1993), Money Money (1995), Govinda Govinda (1994), Rikshavodu (1995), Bavagaru Bagunnara (1998), Shankar Dada M.B.B.S. (2004), and Teen Maar (2011). His other notable works in Hindi include, Shiva (1990), Tamanna (1996) in which he played the role of a hijra, He then ventured into comedy, with hits like Chachi 420 (1997), Hera Pheri (2000), Phir Hera Pheri (2006), Deewane Huye Paagal (2005), Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007) and OMG – Oh My God! (2012)
Paresh Rawal was born in Mumbai. He is married to Swaroop Sampat, an actress and winner of the Miss India contest in 1979. Paresh and Swaroop have two sons, Aditya and Aniruddha. He is an alumnus of Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics, Vile Parle, Mumbai.