Bollywood actor and National Award winner Paresh Rawal is appointed as the new Chairperson of National School Of Drama (NSD.)
The actor and the former Member of Parliament (MP) of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was appointed by Ram Nath Kovind, the President of India.
Prahlad Singh Patel, the Union Culture Minister of India, confirmed the appointment through a Twitter post.
Mr. Patel said, “Renowned artiste Paresh Rawal has been appointed as Chairman of National School of Drama by Rashtrapati Bhavan. I am glad that students and artistes will be able to take advantage of his talent. I congratulate him.”
On the other hand, Paresh Rawal said, “It will be challenging but fun. I will do my best because this is a field I know very well.”
Mr. Rawal started his filmy career in 1982 with the Gujarati movie Naseeb Ni Balihari.
Later he entered Bollywood and done films with a variety of roles like comedy and negative characters.
Some of the movies done by Paresh Rawal are: Bhagwaan Dada, Naam, Khatron Ke Khiladi, Ram Lakhan and Swarg. Some of his more acclaimed works include King Uncle, Damini, Sir, Woh Chokri, Andaz Apna Apna, Mohra, Chachi 420, Hera Pheri, Aankhen, Sanju and Uri: The Surgical Strike.
Paresh Rawal was awarded the National Film Award in the Best Supporting Actor category for his performances in Woh Chokri and Sir.
In 2014, he was honoured with the Padma Shri, one of highest civilian awards of India.