Bollywood’s veteran actor Paresh Rawal turned 63 years today!
He made his debut in the Bollywood with the 1984 film HOLI. Paresh Rawal played supporting and villain roles throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s.
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. The actor followed it with the film TAMANNA (1996), in which he played the role of a eunuch, who raises an orphaned girl, played by Pooja Bhatt.
Since 2000, Rawal has started playing comic roles and has been thoroughly successful in making people laugh.
Paresh Rawal’s biggest hits were comedy flicks HERA PHERI and PHIR HERA PHERI, where he played the character ‘Baburao Ganpatrao Apte’.
He bagged the Filmfare Best Comedian Award and the IIFA Best Comedian Award for his performance in HERA PHERI.
Some of his successful films include HULCHUL, GARAM MASALA, MALAMAAL WEEKLY, 36 CHINA TOWN, CHUP CHUP KE GOLMAAL:FUN UNLIMITED, BHAGAM BHAG, BHOOL BHULAIYAA, WELCOME, and OMG OH MY GOD! among others.