Paresh Rawal Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Wife: Swaroop Sampat
Age: 74 Years


Profession(s)Actor, Producer, Politician
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 8”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth30 May 1950 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2024)74 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, India
Zodiac signGemini
HometownGandhinagar, Gujarat, India
SchoolMaharashtra SSC Board
CollegeNarsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics, Vile Parle, Mumbai, India
Educational QualificationsCommerce Graduate from Bombay University in March 1974
DebutFilm Debut: Holi (Hindi film, 1984)
TV Debut: Bante Bighadte (1984 - 1985 on Doordarshan)
Awards/Achievement • In 1993, Filmfare Best Villain Award for "Sir."
• In 1994, National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Woh Chokri & Sir.
• In 2001, Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Hera Pheri.
• In 2003, Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Awara Paagal Deewana.
• In 2014, Padma Shri by the Government of India.
FamilyFather- Dahyalal Rawal
Mother- Name Not Known
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
CasteBrahmin [1]Desh Gujarat
AddressSubhadra, 4th Floor, 6th Road, JVPD Scheme, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai - 400049
HobbiesReading, Traveling, Listening to Music, Doing Yoga
ControversyOn 6 December 2022, the Kolkata Police issued summons to Paresh Rawal for his remarks on Bengalis during a poll campaign in Gujarat. He said, "Gas cylinders are expensive, but their price will come down. People will get employment too. But what will happen if Rohingya migrants and Bangladeshis start living around you, like in Delhi? What will you do with gas cylinders? Cook fish for the Bengalis?" After a complaint was lodged by Mohammed Salim, a CPI(M) leader and the Party's State secretary, the actor was booked under various sections of the IPC. In his complaint Mohammed Salim alleged that the actor's speech could promote feelings of hatred against the Bengalis. [2]The Hindu
PoliticianNarendra Modi
ActorsNaseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Amitabh Bachchan, Marlon Brando
DirectorsPriyadarshan, Ketan Mehta, Rajkumar Santoshi, Mahesh Bhatt
FilmIl Postino: The Postman (1994 Italian Film)
BookOne Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1962 Novel by Ken Kesey)
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Girlfriends Not Known
Wife/SpouseSwaroop Sampat, Actress
ChildrenSons- Aniruddh Rawal, Aditya Rawal
Daughter- N/A
Money Factor
CarsInnova-2007, Grand i10 ASTA
Net Worth 79.40 Crore INR (as in 2014)


Some Lesser Known Facts About Paresh Rawal

  • He was born to a Nagar Brahmin Family in Mumbai.
  • After graduating in Commerce from Bombay University in March 1974, he started doing Gujarati Theaters.
  • He debuted as a supporting actor in the 1984 film Holi. However, it was the 1986 blockbuster Naam that gave him due fame.
  • During the 1980s and 1990s, he appeared in more than 100 films, in most of them as the main villain.
  • He became a household name after playing the role of a boisterous and kind-hearted Marathi landlord in the 2000 cult-classic Hera Pheri.
  • He has also produced some TV soaps like- Sahara One’s Main Aisi Kyunn Hoon, Zee TV’s Teen Bahuraaniyaan, and Colors’ Laagi Tujhse Lagan.
  • He became a Member of Lok Sabha from Ahmedabad in 2014 with the ticket of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
  • In 2014, he was awarded Padma Shri by the Government of India. paresh-rawal-with-padma-shri
  • On 10 September 2020, President Ram Nath Kovind appointed him as the chairperson of the National School of Drama Society (NSD) for a four-year term. [3]The Hindu