Paresh Rawal was born on 30th May 1955 in a Gujarati family in Mumbai. He is an Indian film actor, thespian and politician. He is an alumnus of Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics, Vile Parle, Mumbai. Paresh is married to Swaroop Sampat, an actress and winner of the Miss Indiacontest in 1979. They have two sons, Aditya and Anirudh.Paresh Rawal made his debut in 1985 Arjun in a supporting role. It was the 1986 blockbuster Naam that established him as an actor with great talent. He then appeared in over 100 films throughout the 1980s and 1990s, mostly as the main villain, such as in Kabzaa, King Uncle, Ram Lakhan, Daud, Baazi and so many more. In the 1990s, he also starred in the cult comedy Andaz Apna Apna in which he played a double role. Paresh Rawal was perceived as a character actor by both audiences and critics until the 2000 Bollywood cult classic Hera Pheri.After which he starred in many Hindi mainstream films as a lead actor or main protagonist. Paresh played the dim-witted, boisterous and kind-hearted Marathi landlord Baburao Ganpatrao Apte in the film Hera Pheri. He takes in Raju (Akshay Kumar) and Shyam (Sunil Shetty) as paying guests in his house. His acting was a key reason for the major nationwide success the film received. For his performance, he won the Filmfare Best Comedian Award. He reprised his role as Baburao in the sequel to the film Phir Hera Pheri (2006), which was also successful.
He has received wide recognition for his villainous roles in Telugu box office hits such as Kshana Kshanam (1991), Money (1993), Money Money (1995), Govinda Govinda (1994), Rikshavodu (1995), Bavagaru Bagunnara (1998), Shankar Dada M.B.B.S. (2004), and Teen Maar (2011). His other notable works in Hindi cinema are Naam (1986), Shiva (1990), Mohra (1994), Tamanna (1996), in which he played the role of a hijra, Aitraaz (2004), Table No. 21 (2013) and Zilla Ghaziabad (2013).He then ventured into comedy, with hits such as Andaz Apna Apna (1994), Chachi 420 (1997), Hera Pheri (2000), Nayak (2001), Aankhen (2002), Awara Paagal Deewana (2002), Hungama (2003), Hulchul (2004), Deewane Huye Paagal (2005), Garam Masala(2005), Phir Hera Pheri (2006), Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006), Bhagam Bhag (2006), Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007), Welcome (2007), Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008), Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? (2010), OMG – Oh My God! (2012), Welcome Back (2015), and Tiger Zinda Hai(2017). His latest movie is the most anticipated movie of the year Sanju which is Sanjay Dutt’s biopic. Paresh plays the role if Sunil Dutt, the movie is directed by Rajkumar Hirani.