Paresh Ganatra

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Paresh Ganatra
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Born (1965-02-19) 19 February 1965 (age 57)
OccupationActor • Comedian • Producer • Theatre Artist
Years active1984–present

Paresh Ganatra (born 19 February 1965) is an Indian television, stage and film actor. He is best known for his role as Praveen Thakkar in the super-hit Star Plus comedy series Baa Bahoo Aur Baby (2005–2010). He recently appeared in Scam 1992 directed by Hansal Mehta.

He is also known for his hit comedy TV show, Chidiya Ghar on Sab TV, his comic role in the 2005 hit, No Entry and the blockbuster, Rowdy Rathore, as well as his work in Comedy Nights with Kapil, and as a participant in reality stand-up comedy series, Comedy Circus 3 Ka Tadka (2009) amongst others.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit | edit source]

Paresh Ganatra was born on 19 February 1965 in a Gujarati household in Mumbai, India, where was brought up. He did his schooling from Lions Juhu High School in 1981. Thereafter he graduated from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics in 1986, and joined Management studies at Somaiya College, Mumbai.

Career[edit | edit source]

Participating in theatre while in still college, he started his acting career with Gujarati theatre in the city from 1984 to 1992. He made his film debut with a role in Mann in 1999. He acted in TV series Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka, a Colonial Cousins music video, TV commercials (including Symphony Air Coolers, Tata Phones, Coffee Bite, LG TV, Nerolac, Dabur and McDonald's), when he reached fame with the 2002 multi-star hit film Aankhen.[3]

From then on, he has been active in Bollywood. He is known for his comic roles in comedic films, including No Entry, Welcome, Money Hai Toh Honey Hai and Delhi Belly amongst others.[3][4] His latest film is Rowdy Rathore, in which Paresh played a supporting role opposite to Akshay Kumar. Rowdy Rathore became a milestone for him, as it managed to succeed at the box office as a blockbuster and, once again, lead Paresh to high qualifies. He worked in the comedy film, Bol Bachchan, starring Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin Thottumkal, Prachi Desai and directed by Rohit Shetty.

Filmography[edit | edit source]

As a Producer

  • Threesome (2018)

Television[edit | edit source]

Year Serial Role TV Channel Notes
1999–2002 Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka Sony TV
2005–2010 Baa Bahoo Aur Baby Praveen Thakkar Star Plus
2008–2009 Jasuben Jayantilaal Joshi Ki Joint Family Purushottam Thakkar NDTV Imagine
2009 Comedy Circus 3 Ka Tadka Contestant Sony TV With Bharti Singh and Sharad Kelkar
2009 Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo Natwarlal SAB TV
2010 Comedy Circus Mahasangram Various Characters Sony TV
2011–2017 Chidiya Ghar Ghotak Narayan SAB TV
2012 Comedy Circus Ke Ajoobe Guest Performance Sony TV
2013–2016 Comedy Nights with Kapil Manju Sharma's Brother and Various Characters Colors TV
2014 Samvidhaan: The Making of the Constitution of India Prof. K. T. Shah Rajya Sabha TV
2016–2017 The Kapil Sharma Show Various Characters Sony TV
2019-2020 Bhakharwadi Mahendra Thakkar Sab TV
2020 Scam 1992 Maheshwari Sony Liv

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Comedy Circus returns with 'Teen Ka Tadka'". The Times of India. 22 October 2009.
  2. "Comedy Circus Mahasangram begins". The Times of India. 6 February 2010.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Seen It All, Done It All". Screen. 9 November 2001.
  4. "What Action Replay was about..." MiD Day. 26 January 2009.

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