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Swaroop Sampat Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Swaroop Sampat
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Bio/Wiki
Other NamesSwaroop Sampat Rawal, Swarooop Rawal
Profession(s)Actress, Model, Director, Producer, Writer, Educationist
Famous ForBeing the wife of Paresh RawalSwaroop Sampat with her husband Paresh Rawal
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet inches- 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds- 121 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutFilm (Actress): Nakhuda (1981)Swaroop Sampat- Nakhuda
TV (Actress): Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi (1984)Swaroop Sampat- Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi
AchievementFemina Miss India 1979Swaroop Sampat- Miss India 1979
Personal Life
Date of Birth3 November 1958
Age (as in 2018) 60 Years
BirthplaceGujarat, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
SignatureSwaroop Sampat's Signature
NationalityIndian
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
College/University• Elphinstone College, Mumbai, Maharashtra
• University of Worcester, England
Educational Qualification(s)• Doctorate in Science
• Ph.D. in Education and Drama
ReligionHinduism
Political InclinationBharatiya Janata Party
HobbiesReading, Spending Time With Children
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsNot Known
Marriage DateYear, 1987 (at Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Mumbai)
Family
Husband/SpouseParesh Rawal (Actor)Swaroop Sampat with her family
ChildrenSons- 2
• Aniruddh Rawal (Assistant Director- Elder)Swaroop Sampat with her elder son Aniruddh Rawal
• Aditya Rawal (Playwright and Actor- Younger)Swaroop Sampat younger son Aditya Rawal
Daughter- None
ParentsFather- Bachu Sampat (Gujarati Theatre Artist)
Mother- Name Not Known (Surgical Oncologist)Swaroop Sampat with her parents
Favourite Things
Favourite ActorAmitabh Bachchan
Favourite ActressRekha

Swaroop Sampat

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Swaroop Sampat

  • Swaroop Sampat is a renowned Indian Film and TV actress.
  • She was born and raised in a Gujarati Family.
  • While studying in college, she started working in Gujarati theatre plays.
  • Initially, Swaroop was reluctant about participating in the Miss India contest, but after being encouraged by her father, she participated in the contest.
  • She won the title of Miss India 1979, and in the same year, she also competed at Miss Universe 1979.

    Swaroop Sampat- Miss India 1979

    Swaroop Sampat- Miss India 1979

  • Later on, in 1981, she started getting offers from the Hindi Film Industry.
  • Swaroop has appeared in a number of Hindi films like ‘Sawaal’, ‘Ki and Ka’, ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’, etc.
  • She has always maintained a traditional image; however, she surprised everyone after wearing a bikini in the film ‘Karishma’ (1984).
  • In 2013, she appeared in the Gujarati film, ‘Saptapadii’ (produced by Amitabh Bachchan‘s production company).

    Swaroop Sampat- Saptapadii

    Swaroop Sampat- Saptapadii

  • Apart from films, Swaroop has also worked in the Hindi TV serials like ‘All The Best’, ‘Shanti’, etc.
  • She is best remembered for her role of ‘Renu’ (Shafi Inamdar’s wife) in the popular comedy TV show ‘Ye Jo Hai Zindagi’.

    Swaroop Sampat as Renu in Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi

    Swaroop Sampat as Renu in Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi

  • According to sources, earlier, Swaroop had rejected a proposal of another popular TV serial; because she found the script of ‘Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi’ more interesting.
  • In addition to acting, she has also worked in several TVC ad, modelling assignments, promotional appearances, photo shoots for magazines, etc.
    Swaroop Sampat featuring in the LUX Soap ad

    Swaroop Sampat featuring in the LUX Soap ad

    Swaroop Sampat during ramp walk

    Swaroop Sampat during ramp walk

  • Swaroop is a board member of an NGO- ‘Save the Children India’, which works to improve the lives of children in India.

    Swaroop Sampat giving a speech at NGO- Save the Children India

    Swaroop Sampat giving a speech at NGO- Save the Children India

  • For providing better education to rural children, she wrote many letters to some of the Ministers of Maharashtra, and also, to Gujarat’s former Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Later on, Modi responded in her favour and an appointed her as the head of an educational program for children in Gujarat.
  • Swaroop works for the Gujarat Council for Educational Research and Training; where she has conducted workshops for children. As a result of her work, she has been able to get 700+ children back to school.

    Swaroop Sampat with school children during a workshop

    Swaroop Sampat with school children during a workshop

  • Once, Narendra Modi described Swaroop as the ‘Gujarat’s Master Ji’.
  • She has a keen interest in helping disabled children who were the motive behind her doctoral thesis.
  • Swaroop also trains disabled children in enhancing their interpersonal skills.
  • Inspired by Aamir Khan‘s directorial debut movie ‘Taare Zameen Par’, she wrote a book titled- ‘Learning Disabilities in a Nutshell: Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia’ for the disabled children, their teachers, and parents.

    Swaroop Sampat wrote a book- Learning Disabilities in a Nutshell Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia

    Swaroop Sampat wrote a book- Learning Disabilities in a Nutshell Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia

  • Swaroop saw Paresh Rawal in the 1970s for the first time when they both were in the college.

    Swaroop Sampat with Paresh Rawal in earlier days

    Swaroop Sampat with Paresh Rawal in earlier days

  • After dating for 17 years, the couple got married in 1987.
  • Their ‘Satphere’ took place under the shed of big old trees instead of ‘a Wedding Mandap’.
  • Her elder son, Anirudh Rawal, has worked as an assistant director in the movie ‘Sultan’ and has also worked with Naseeruddin Shah in his plays.
  • Swaroop’s younger son, Aditya Rawal, has featured in the Gujarati play- ‘Kishan Kanhaiya’, appeared in the film Bollywood film ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’, and produced as well as directed a documentary titled- ‘Drama-in-Education: Taking Gandhi Out of the Textbook’.
  • Swaroop has directed as well as acted in many Marathi and Gujarati plays along with her husband Paresh Rawal.

    Swaroop Sampat with Paresh Rawal in Gujarati Play

    Swaroop Sampat with Paresh Rawal in Gujarati Play

  • In 2018, she was featured in the web series- ‘The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family’.

    Swaroop Sampat in The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family

    Swaroop Sampat in The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family

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