On This Day - Paresh Rawal's Birthday: Here's How He Proposed His Wife, Swaroop Sampat

The veteran actor was honored with Padma Shri from the Government of India in 2014.

Actor Paresh Rawal is celebrated widely for his extraordinary comic timing. He is a rare talent who can make people laugh out loud just with his mere presence on the screen. From Babu Bhaiyaa from 'Hera Pheri' to Mambo from 'Garam Masala' to Gundya Lal from 'Chup Chup Ke' to Radhe Shyam from 'Hungama' and more - he has immortalized hundreds of characters on the screen, and how!

But Rawal's acting prowess is not limited to comedy. He is equally terrific in all other genres of cinema, be it crime, family drama, horror, or action.

The actor turns one year wiser today. On this occasion, we will share an interesting story from his personal life that you didn not know.

How Paresh Rawal proposed to his wife, Swaroop Sampat

Paresh Rawal and Swaroop Sampat's love story is quite fascinating! The duo tied the knot in 1987, and have shared numerous amazing experiences together. The couple has two sons - Aditya and Anirudh.

Speaking about their first meeting and how he proposed Swaroop, Paresh Rawal said in an interview, "I was kind of 'Yeh ladki meri wife banegi (This girl will be my wife)'. My friend Mahendra Joshi was with me. He told me, 'Tujhe pata hai tu jis company mein kaam kar raha hai us boss ki beti hai woh (He told me the company where you work she is the daughter of your boss)'. Toh maine bola, 'Kisi ki bhi beti ho, behen ho, ma ho, main iske saath shaadi karunga (I will marry her, no matter whose daughter, sister, mother she may be)'."

"After 2-3 months, I told her, 'I want to marry you but don't tell me 'let's get to know each other, let's grow together'. Marte dum tak koi kisiko nahi jaan sakta. Toh mere saath woh futile exercise mat karo (No one can know anybody till their last breath. Don’t do this futile exercise with me). Commit yourself. But we got married after 12 years," he added.

Swaroop revealed in an interview in 2018, "I was wearing a pink sari and handing out the brochure. Paresh appears, walking with a friend, and says that he is going to marry me. After that, he didn’t speak to me for a year."