On This Day – Paresh Rawal’s Birthday: Here’s A Look at His Best Performances

The ace actor is a recipient of numerous accolades.

Paresh Rawal needs no introduction as he is, with no doubt, one of the most beloved actors in India. The legend has come a long way in Bollywood, having immortalized numerous characters over the years. He is most celebrated for his terrific comic timing, but he has also impressed one and all with his serious roles! Precisely, Rawal is a true versatile actor, whose skills are absolutely beyond anything.

The ace actor turns 68 today. To celebrate the occasion, let’s have a look at some of his best performances in this article.

Ram Gopal Bajaj / Shyam Gopal Bajaj aka Teja in ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ (1994)

The list must begin with ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ as it was one of the first films that showcased the extraordinary comic timing Rawal has! The actor played a double role (Ram Gopal Bajaj / Shyam Gopal Bajaj aka Teja) in the film, and received enormous praise for his performance. His dialogue, “Teja main hoon, mark idhar hai” became immensely popular at the time.

Baburao Ganpatrao Apte in ‘Hera Pheri’ (2000) / Phir Hera Pheri (2006)

Baburao Ganpatrao Apte aka Babu Bhaiyaa is inarguably the most iconic character played by Paresh Rawal to date. The actor immortalized the character with his brilliant punches and dialogue delivery, making us laugh out loud in every scene. It would not be wrong in saying that Rawal, over the years, has become almost synonymous with Babu Bhaiyaa.

Kanji Lalji Mehta in ‘OMG – Oh My God!’ (2012)

Paresh Rawal is much more than just a comic actor, and Umesh Shukla’s ‘OMG – Oh My God!’ is an example of that. The film sees Rawal as a Gujarati shop owner who takes God to court after his shop gets destroyed in an earthquake. Well, the way Rawal portrayed all the inner conflicts of the character, is outstanding in the truest sense of the term.

Besides, the list also includes films like ‘Mohra’, ‘Nayak’, ‘Aankhen’, ‘Welcome’, ‘Table No. 21’, ‘Sanju’, etc.


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