About the Chair Person

An actor par excellence, Shri Paresh Rawal was born in 1955 in Mumbai in a Gujrati family. He is an actor, comedian, film producer, politician and a former Member of Parliament. After having completed his studies from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai, he started performing on stage in 1972 in Gujarati and Hindi. He has performed more than 150 plays and about 7000 performances in India and in countries like the USA, the UK, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, UAE, Europe and the Far East. He also acted with and directed Naseeruddin Shah in the stage version of 'Slueth'. Worked under the direction of Ketan Mehta in a stage version of 'One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest'. Besides, he performed 50 shows in 52 days of the play 'Kisan vs Kanhaiya' (stage version of film OMG) in the USA. Presently he is the Chair Person of NSD New Delhi.

Sh Paresh Rawal

Chair Person


Prof. (Dr.) Ramesh Chandra Gaur

Director, NSD, New Delhi