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Happy Birthday Paresh Rawal!

Comments  Comments [ 8 ]    By Jenifer Y. | 30 May 2014 | 10:07pm

Today BollyCurry joins together with fans to celebrate the birthday of an amazing actor and individual. We wish Paresh Rawal a very happy birthday!
 
A glance at Rawal's early life, very little known except that he was born and brought up in Mumbai. However, his family roots trace to a small village "Paliyad" in Gujarat. He married Swaroop Sampat, an actress and winner of the Miss India contest in 1979 and the couple have two sons, Aditya and Aniruddha.
 
Rawal began his film career with a supporting role in Holi (1984), however it wasn't until Naam (1986) that his name and face was recognized. The film was a launch pad for his career, which took off with great success and since then, he has appeared in over 100 films throughout the 1980s and 90s mainly in supporting roles, comic or villainous. Some of his hit movies include Ram Lakhan (1989), King Uncle (1993), Andaz Apna Apna (1994), Tamanna(1996), Hero No. 1 (1997), Judaai (1997), Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997), Chachi 420 (1997) and Hum Tum Pe Marte Hain (1999).
 
In 2000, Rawal shot to fame with the ever hilarious Hera Pheri (2000) for which he won the Filmfare Best Comedian award. He reprised his role of Baburao in the sequel Phir Hera Pheri(2006), which was also very successful. He partook in several other comic roles in the 2000s such as Aankhen (2002), Awara Paagal Deewana (2002), Deewane Huye Paagal (2005),Malamaal Weekly (2006), Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006), Bhagam Bhag (2006), Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007), Welcome (2007) and De Dana Dan (2009).
 
Rawal played a lead role in OMG - Oh My God! (2012) with Akshay Kumar whilst producing the movie as well. He has an upcoming movie on a biopic of Narendra Modi and is speculated to be producing another movie. Rawal has also produced Indian television soaps including Zee TV's Teen Bahuraaniyaan, Sahara One's Main Aisi Kyunn Hoon and Colors' Laagi Tujhse Lagan.
 
Rawal has also accomplished himself as a  politician. His recent success includes winning this year's general election from the East Ahmedabad constituency as a Member of Parliament from the Bharatiya Janata Party.
 
In his long filmy career, Rawal has won many awards including the Padma Shri Award in 2014, the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Woh Chokri and Sir in 1994, the Filmfare Best Villain Award for Sir in 1993, the Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Hera Pheri in 2001 and Awara Paagal Deewana in 2003, the Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actor for Raja in 1996, the Star Screen Award for Best Comedian for Hera Pheri in 2001 and Awara Paagal Deewana in 2003, the IIFA Best Comedian Award for Hera Pheri in 2001 and the Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role for Awara Paagal Deewana in 2003.
 
Besides cinema, Rawal has also acted in a few Doordarshan serials between 1984 and 1988. The first was Bante Bighadte with Reeta Bhaduri that aired from 1984 to 1988 and then Chunauti that aired from 1984 to 1985.
 
On his birthday, here is a playlist of some of his popular songs:
  1. "O Yaaron Maaf Karna" - Aa Ab Laut Chalen
  2. "Mujhse Shaadi Karogi" - Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge
  3. "Denewala Jab Bhi" - Hera Pheri
  4. "Hasta Huya Yeh Chehra" - Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar
  5. "Phatela Jeb" - Aankhen
  6. "Badi Dilchaspi Hai" - 36 China Town
  7. "Phir Hera Pheri" - Phir Hera Pheri
  8. "Aage Peeche" - Golmaal: Fun Unlimited
  9. "Signal" - Bhagam Bhag
  10. "Insha Allah" - Welcome
  11. "Mere Baap Pehle Aap" - Mere Baap Pehle Aap
  12. "Tu Hi Tu" - OMG - Oh My God
  13. "If You Lie You Die" - Table No. 21

Here's wishing this great actor a very happy birthday and all the success for his future projects and films as well as his political career!
 
 
Writer: Shreya S.
Editor(s): Vaishnavi.V and Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Preet K.
 
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