Paresh Rawal is an Indian actor from Bollywood, Mumbai of Gujarati background. Making his film debut in 1984, he mainly played supporting and villain roles throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Since 2000 he has mostly played comic roles.
Paresh was born in Paliad, Gujarat, in India. He is married to Swaroop Sampat, an actress and winner of the Miss India contest in 1979. Paresh and Swaroop have two sons, Aditya and Aniruddh. Paresh Rawal is an alumnus of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management and Higher Studies, Vile Parle, Mumbai. Rawal then moved to Mumbai, India at the age of 22.