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Paresh Rawal is a Bollywood actor and a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician. Currently, he is a Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha representing the Ahmedabad East constituency.
 
Rawal made his debut on the silver screen with the 1985 film Arjun in a supporting role. He has won accolades for his comic and negative roles in films such as  Andaz Apna Apna (1994), Chachi 420 (1997), Hera Pheri (2000),  Kshana Kshanam (1991), Money (1993), Money Money (1995), Govinda Govinda (1994), Rikshavodu (1995), Nayak (2001), Aankhen (2002), Awara Paagal Deewana (2002), Hungama (2003).
 
In 2014, he was awarded the Padma Shri -- the fourth highest civilian award in India -- for his contributions to the entertainment industry. 
 
The veteran Bollywood actor kicked up a controversy in 2017 when he made a comment about author Arundhati Roy after she criticised an Army officer for tying up a Kashmiri to a car as a human shield.
 
Rawal is also a member of the Standing Committee on Information Technology and the Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. He is reportedly working on a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's life. Rawal will play the role of the prime minister and also produce the film.
 
He will not contest the polls in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. However, he is campaigning for the BJP and has reiterated his unwavering support for Narendra Modi.

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