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Paresh Rawal is a Gujarati-born Indian actor who hails from Mumbai and Bollywood. He made his cinematic debut in 1984, and during the 1980s and 1990s, he primarily portrayed villains and supporting characters. He has primarily acted in comedic roles since 2000.

Paresh was born in the Indian state of Gujarat at Paliad. Paresh Rawal is wed to actress Swaroop Sampat, who took first place in the 1979 Miss India pageant. Aditya and Aniruddh are the names of Paresh and Swaroop's two sons. In Vile Parle, Mumbai, the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management and Higher Studies is where Paresh Rawal graduated. At the age of 22, Paresh Rawal thereafter relocated to Mumbai, India.

He is also a politician. He was a member of the Lok Sabha for five years and is a member of the BJP political party.

Numerous honours such as Filmfare and National Film Awards have been given to Paresh Rawal. For his negative roles in Telegu movies like Money, Govinda Govinda, Rikshavodu, and many others, he has gained widespread acclaim. Then in movies like Hera Pheri, Chachi 420, Nayak, Hungama, Andaz Apna Apna, Golmaal, and many others, Paresh Rawal transitioned to comedy roles in Hindi cinema.

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Paresh Rawal's Age

The actor's birthday is on the 30th of May. Paresh Rawal's age is 68 as of 2023. His zodiac sign is Gemini.


Paresh Rawal Young Photo

Paresh Rawal was a very mischievous kid growing up. He was among the school's naughtiest students. He was also one of the rare persons who used to support his buddies during difficult times. Paresh Rawal used to visit a local auditorium to see drama rehearsals when he was only 9 years old. He had been intending to pursue an acting career ever since. He began performing in theatre in 1970 and he hasn't looked back since.


Paresh Rawal attended college at Mumbai's Narsee Monjee College of Economics & Commerce.


Paresh Rawal dated Miss India (1979) and actress Swaroop Sampath before marrying her. Anirudh Rawal and Aditya Rawal are their sons. On May 30 1955 Paresh Rawal was born in Mumbai Maharashtra India. Paresh Rawal was born into a low-income family. He is the only child of his parents Dahyalal Rawal who owned a small shop and is a housewife.

Paresh Rawal is best known for his roles in Hindi cinema. He has received numerous awards and has been in more than 240 movies. For his roles in the movies Woh Chokri and Sir, he was honoured with the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1994. He won his first Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role for the latter.

Following this came Ketan Mehta's Sardar in which he portrayed freedom hero Vallabhbhai Patel in the starring role earning him both domestic and worldwide recognition. Swaroop Sampat an actress and the 1979 Miss India contest winner married Paresh Rawal in 1987. Aditya and Anirudh are the names of Paresh and Swaroop's two sons. Paresh Rawal graduated from Mumbai's Vile Parle Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics.

Paresh Rawal's Marriage with Swaroop Sampath

Paresh Rawal Wife Swaroop Sampat

Paresh Rawal dated Miss India (1979) and actress Swaroop Sampath before marrying her. Paresh Rawal the actor has spoken candidly about his relationship with his wife former actress Swaroop Sampat. The couple wed 12 years after Paresh Rawal informed his friend he would marry her according to a recent interview. Anirudh Rawal and Aditya Rawal are their sons.


Paresh Rawal with Wife Swaroop Sampat

Many people are unaware that although Paresh Rawal was still having trouble as an actor his wife Swaroop was far more well-liked and stable. The finest aspect is that he accepted his wife's accomplishment without any issues. Paresh had only been employed by the Bank of Baroda for three days but he had always been self-reliant with money. He never approached his parents for money instead of borrowing from his wife or friends whenever he needed it and paying them back later.

The actor has repeatedly demonstrated his versatility from the dramatic films of the 1980s where he was primarily cast in negative roles to the 1990s when he started to emerge as a lucrative performer with Sardar and the National Award-winning Woh Chokri to the 2000s when he switched to comedies with Hera Pheri. Paresh Rawal claimed that his significant career change occurred in 1994's Sardar in which he played freedom hero Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Movies and Career

Paresh Rawal Career

Rawal made his acting debut in the 1985 film Arjun as a supporting actor. He also appeared in the Doordarshan TV serial Bante Bigadte. The 1986 blockbuster Naam cemented his reputation as a gifted actor.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s he appeared in over 100 films mostly as the main villain including Roop ki Rani Choron Ka Raja Kabzaa King Uncle Ram Lakhan Daud Baazi and many others. In the 1990s he also appeared in the cult comedy Andaz Apna Apna in a double role. 

Rawal was regarded as a character actor by both audiences and critics until the 2000 Bollywood cult classic Hera Pheri following which he appeared in a number of films. In the film, Hera Pheri Rawal plays the dimwitted boisterous and kind-hearted Marathi landlord Baburao Ganpatrao Apte who accepts Raju (Akshay Kumar) and Shyam (Sunil Shetty) as paying tenants. Rawal's performance was a major reason for the film's widespread success. He won the Filmfare Best Comedian Award for his performance. He reprised his role as Baburao in the sequel to the successful film Phir Hera Pheri (2006).

In the popular 2002 movie Aankhen which also starred Amitabh Bachchan Aditya Pancholi Akshay Kumar Arjun Rampal and Sushmita Sen Rawal played one of three blind bank robbers. For the remainder of the 2000s Rawal was primarily seen in comedic multi-starrers usually as the lead character in films like Awara Paagal Deewana (2002) Hungama (2003) Hulchul (2004) Garam Masala (2005) Deewane Huye Paagal (2005) Malamaal Weekly (2006) Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006) Chup Chup Ke (2006) Bhagam Bhag (2007) Shankar (2009). In the 2010 honour-killing-themed film Aakrosh Rawal played the lead role.

Paresh Rawal starred in the blockbuster OMG - Oh My God! in 2012. He was accompanied by his close buddy Akshay Kumar and both actors received acclaim for their performances. His acting career in Gujarati plays has also been quite successful with the most recent smash hit being Dear Father. He has created various Hindi soap operas for television including Teen Bahuraaniyaan on Zee TV Main Aisi Kyunn Hoon on Sahara One and Laagi Tujhse Lagan on Colors.

Sanju starring Ranbir Kapoor is Rajkumar Hirani's most recent noteworthy release. In the film, he takes on the role of actor Sunil Dutt. Additionally, he will be repeating his role as Baburao Ganpatrao Apte in the 2024 film Hera Pheri 3 which has been put on hold as of May 2023.

In 2021 Rawal co-starred with Farhan Akhtar in the sports drama Toofaan directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra as a national-level boxer. The film became available on Amazon Prime Video worldwide on July 16, 2021. Shehzada Hera Pheri 3 and The Storyteller are his other upcoming films in which he will play Satyajit Ray's famous character Tarini Khuro.

Movie List and Career Timeline

Release Date Movies Character
2023 Aankh Micholi N/A
2022 Sharmaji Namkeen Brij Gopal 'B. G.' Sharma
2022 Dear Father N/A
2021 Hum Do Hamare Do Purushottam Mishra
2021 Hungama 2 Radheshyam Tiwari
2021 Toofaan Nana Prabhu
2020 Coolie No. 1 Jeffrey Rozario
2020 Soorarai Pottru Paresh Goswami
2019 Made in China Tanmay Shah
2019 Uri: The Surgical Strike Govind Bhardwaj
2018 Sanju Sunil Dutt
2018 Manto Pimp
2017 Tiger Zinda Hai Theuban / Firdaus
2017 Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi Hasmukh Patel
2017 Guest in London Gangasharan Gandothra
2015 Welcome Back Dr. Ghunghroo
2015 Dharam Sankat Mein Dharampal
2014 Familywala (TV Movie) Bawa
2014 Raja Natwarlal Yogi
2013 Rabba Main Kya Karoon Popat Mama
2013 Himmatwala Narayan Das
2013 Zila Ghaziabad Brahampal Singh Choudhary
2013 Table No. 21 Mr. Khan
2012 Khiladi 786 Narrator
2012 OMG: Oh My God! Kanji Lalji Mehta
2012 Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal Peter Gonzalves
2012 Ferrari Ki Sawaari Dilip Dharmadhikari
2012 Tezz (uncredited) N/A
2012 Will You Marry Me Gutka King
2011 Society Kaam Se Gayi Damjibhai Patel
2011 Ready Balidaan 'Baali' Bhardwaj
2011 Teen Maar N/A
2011 Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji Narrator
2010 Fauj Mein Mauj Monty
2010 No Problem Zandulal
2010 Aakrosh Inspector Azad Shatru
2010 Na Ghar Ke Na Ghaat Ke Inspector Khote
2010 Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? Lambodar 'Chachaji' Bajpai
2010 Rann Mohan Pandey
2009 The Game of Love (Video) Advocate Rana
2009 Paa Mr. Arte
2009 Radio: Love on Air Jhandu Lal Tyagi
2009 De Dana Dan Harbans Chaddha
2009 Road to Sangam Hasmat Ullah
2009 Dhoondte Reh Jaoge Raj Chopra
2008 Maharathi Subhash Sharma
2008 Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!


In response to a situation in which the Indian Army used a Kashmiri stone thrower as a human shield on an army jeep Rawal tweeted on May 21; Instead of tying stone pelter on the army jeep tie Arundhati Roy. Roy was likely intended to serve as a human shield according to speculation.

Rawal's tweet sparked debate. Swara Bhaskar a fellow actor criticized him. Shobha Ojha the leader of the Congress also criticized Rawal. Meanwhile, Ashoke Pandit a filmmaker endorsed his post.

Net Worth & Income

According to estimates Paresh Rawal currently has a net worth of approximately 13 million US dollars or nearly 93 crores twenty lakhs Indian rupees (Rs. 93 Crore). His fortune is derived through his work as a professional actor performer endorser and model and from several other sources. In addition to being one of the wealthiest people in the movie business, he also leads the list when it comes to charitable giving and supporting various groups.

Mr Paresh Rawal has numerous future movies and personal assets he is one of the highest earners who doesn't need to rely on anything. His assistance and backing of numerous organizations that work nonstop to change the world and how people live their lives are effective. We can have great confidence in the actor's future financial success given his current performance and the annual rise of both his films and himself.

Awards & Achievements

Bollywood Movie Awards

Star Screen Awards

IIFA Awards

Filmfare Awards

Other Awards


Paresh Rawal Politics

Paresh Rawal was elected as the Bharatiya Janata Party's Member of Parliament (MP) from Ahmedabad East in the 2014 Indian general election. In place of actor-turned-politician Paresh Rawal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) later filed MLA Hasmukh Patel from the Ahmedabad East Lok Sabha constituency. Mr Paresh Rawal had declared he would not run for office in the Lok Sabha. Mr. Patel a prominent Patidar is a two-term MLA from the Ahmedabad district's Amraiwadi Assembly constituency.  Geeta Patel a prominent Patidar leader and close ally of Hardik Patel was the candidate put out by the Congress.

7 Interesting Facts Paresh Rawal

Profile Summary

Paresh Rawal  Details
Paresh Rawal Profession Actor
Paresh Rawal Celebrity Type Movie Star
Paresh Rawal Age 68 as of 2023
Paresh Rawal Date Of Birth 30 May 1955
Paresh Rawal Zodiac Sign Gemini
Paresh Rawal Birthplace Mumbai
Paresh Rawal Height 5.8 Feet
Paresh Rawal Weight 78 Kgs
Paresh Rawal Notable Work Phir Hera Pheri
Paresh Rawal Total Movies 183
Paresh Rawal Net Worth $13 million
Paresh Rawal Instagram  @pareshrawalofficial
Paresh Rawal Twitter  @sirpareshrawal

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