Aditya Rawal Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Girlfriend, Biography & More
Aditya Rawal is an Indian Actor Screenwriter and Author.
Aditya Rawal, son of Paresh Rawal and Swaroop Sampat, made his debut with Zee5's film Bamford. A hinterland romance set in Allahabad, the debutant seems to have impressed critics and audiences alike with his fiery performance. Pinkvilla got in touch with the actor to know what his father Paresh Rawal thinks of his performance, his Allahabadi accent, and what the road ahead looks like.
The reaction has been very heartening. Very motivating to know that people have liked the performances and the film so much. So many people whose work I respect, call you to tell you that they enjoyed your work is very humbling. But also what was really satisfying was to hear people from Allahabad and Kanpur. People who saw the film felt like they belonged to that world that the director created in Bamford. It was very original to that place. Authenticity is something every actor strives for at some level and to have seemingly achieved that is very heartening.
Yes, they were happy with my work. That was one of the most important things for me. Not only are they my parents..so they are going, to be honest with me but also it will be qualified opinion considering their years of experience in the field. So when my father said they enjoyed the film..that was very heartening for me. They enjoyed my performance. What made me really happy was when he said that it doesn't feel like it's your first film.it feels like your fourth or fifth film. That was very heartening. But also with us as a family, we take a very blue-collar approach to acting and writing. So, the minute we get compliments out of the way, we immediately get down to what could have been improved, changed, how I could have squeezed more out of a particular scene..all those things which I feel are the most rewarding part of the process. All in all, I was pleased by their reaction.
The film was meant to come out in theaters. When you see it also, you can judge by the cinematography, the scale of the film, and the visuals. We all hoped for it to be released in theaters but the virus sort of dampened our plans. We just felt that when theatres would open, whenever that happens, there will be a deluge of huge films that have been waiting to release. So our small film may get lost in that flood. We wanted this film that we've made with so much heart and soul to be seen by as many people as possible and we felt Zee5 offered us that platform. Considering people are at home, it felt like a no-brainer.
It wasn't one particular person or a character. I joined the team for recce, we went location scouting for a week in Kanpur and Allahabad. So, you look around you, observe people, you overhear their conversations..there's a lot to be gained from that. You see their body language, you adopt certain mannerisms..so there was that. Then there were workshops that helped to apply what I had learned. There were a couple of people who were working on the film that I learned a lot from. One of them was the film writer Hanzalah Shahid who belongs to the neighborhood in which the story is set in. So his way of speaking, certain words that he uses were used by us when we were improvising. Certain mannerisms I adopted from him. Then our coach Abhishek Pandey who conducted workshops.. too was from Allahabad. So to have both of them to rely on was great. Even the director Ranjan Chandel is not too far from Allahabad. So to have all these people who are authorities in that world was very helpful. You knew that you could try anything and if you ever went off the path they would bring you back in. It was great.
It was an absolute joy. We had done a couple of weeks of workshops. So by the time we went on set we were already friends, we had developed a sort of comfort level. So when we were shooting, we were all prepped and ready to play our characters. Such experienced actors like Vijay, Jatin, Shalini, and Sana Amin Shaikh were quick to put me and a couple of other debutantes at ease. They made the process easier for us. Offset they were great to hang out with and I do believe that my performances were much better because I performed the scenes with these actors. Each one of them is incredibly talented.
There are so many. I quite enjoyed the confrontation scenes with Vijay Varma's character Jigar Farheedi. As they say, acting is reacting, and he gives you so much to react to. It almost feels like your floating on a gust of wind..working with him. The lines were great. There are three confrontation scenes with him in each part of the story. And to be able to find those degrees of change despite the scenes themselves being confrontational between the two same characters.. was a very enlightening experience. To watch him do the scene helped me out immensely. So I would say the three confrontation scenes with Vijay were my favorite.
I have a few acting and writing projects lined up. We would have begun shooting by now if it wasn't for the virus. Am finishing a couple of writing projects. As far as acting goes, I will be working on a series and a film. And it's the same case with writing. I also write a lot of plays for theatre so that will continue to happen on the side.
Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal is known for entertaining the audience for years now. The versatile actor is now set to be seen in the comedy film 'Hungama 2' alongside Meezaan Jaffrey and Shilpa Shetty. In a recent interview with a leading daily, Paresh Rawal disclosed the reasons why he didn’t launch his son Aditya Rawal in the industry. Aditya Rawal recently made his Bollywood debut with the film ‘Bamford’.
In an interview with the Indian Express, Paresh said that he doesn’t ‘have that kind of money to launch his son into the film industry. “I did not launch him as my son because I don’t have that kind of money. To launch my son, you require big machinery,” said the actor. Paresh further added that he is proud that Aditya’s “work is fetching his work”, without his father’s recommendations. “Through his own effort, he got noticed. People loved his work in 'Bamford'. And now, he is working with Hansal Mehta. I mean, he is working with a director like him,” he added.
On being asked if Paresh gave his Aditya any lessons or teachings before his Bollywood debut, the ‘Hera Pheri’ actor informed that before his son became an actor, he was a writer. He went to NYU to study scriptwriting and playwriting. “In regards to acting, he trained in London International School of Performing Arts, London for 6-8 months,” the actor continued.
It's the second time in less than a month that Vijay Varma is making his way to the small screen with Bamford. The 'Gully Boy' actor was last seen in the Netflix drama 'She' and was one of the few good elements that made the series bearable. However, in Bamfaad, it is neither Vijay Varma nor the film's script that will keep you hooked to the screen. Directed by Ranjan Chandel, Bamfaad is the debut film of Paresh Rawal's son Aditya Rawal and actress Shalini Pandey's Hindi debut on Zee 5 presented by Anurag Kashyap.
Set in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad, the story revolves around Nasir Jamal AKA Nate and Neelam played by Aditya and Shalini respectively. Whereas Vijay Varma is the local politician cum goon Jigar Fareedi and Sacred Games' Jatin Sarna stars as Zahid. No, there is no Hindu-Muslim class divide but the same old star-crossed lovers' story between Nate and Neelam that sets the tone of the film.
A loud and notorious character who does as he pleases, Nate hails from a politically strong family. While his mother jumps at every opportunity to tame him, his politician father has been growing tired of his son's antics. But it is Nate's blossoming love with Neelam that takes the story forward. Everything seems hunky-dory until Nate realizes that local politician and goon Jigar Fareedi is his girlfriend Neelam's provider and in turn uses her. What ensues is a riot of drama and a whole lot of gun-blazing that has been done over and over again in Hindi films.
Politics, elections, betrayal of friendship, and the loss of family are the multiple layers in Bamford. With a mundane script and super filmy dialogues, Bamfaad can prove to be a drag for its run time of 1 hour and 40 minutes. However, an impactful performance from Aditya Rawal as a debutant keeps the momentum going. Aditya as Nate lives and breathes the character of a small town UP boy and makes the scene his own with his bold character. Jatin Sarna as Nate's good friend Zahid is another great addition. The film's background music in pivotal scenes is bound to keep you hooked further. Arjun Reddy actress Shalini Pandey and Aditya's love story is believable and so is their chemistry.
However, the biggest disappointment is an insanely talented actor like Vijay Varma being wasted with a character that fails to stand out. There is plenty of Jigar Fareedi on-screen but neither does he terrify you nor evoke a sense of appeal. The supporting cast in Bamfaad plays a massive contribution to keeping things interesting.
In the modern-day age, finding the perfect love story is difficult. But for our Bollywood producers and filmmakers, it isn’t such a daunting task. Speaking of this, Anurag Kashyap & Zee5 is all set to present a tale of explosive love in his digital film, Bamfaad, with debutante director Ranjan Chandel. The film stars debutantes, Shalini Pandey and Aditya Rawal who will be seen in the film as Neelam and Nasir Jamal. The story of Bamfaad revolves around passion, friendship, betrayal, loss, and love. Interestingly, Aditya is Bollywood star Paresh Rawal’s son and Shalini is best known for her Telugu film Arjun Reddy with Vijay Deverakonda.
Based in Allahabad, Neelam and Nasir’s story takes you on an explosive ride of volatile love and the raw energy of the two will surely blow you over. Announcing the Zee5’s original’s film, Anurag shared the poster of Bamfaad on social media and wrote, “Jahaan dil lagaana nahin asaan wahan aashiqi hogi bamfaad! Introducing @aditya___rawal as Nasir Jamal and @shalzp as Neelam, directed by @ranjanchandel. Premieres 10th April.” The film will release on April 10, 2020, on the online streaming platform, Zee5.
In the poster, we get to see Aditya and Shalini as Nasir and Neelam. The two debutantes can be seen leaning on each other while two white doves can be seen flying above them. With the backdrop of a monument, the two lovers looked intense in the poster. Talking about the debut film, Paresh's son, Aditya said, “I am glad that I got the chance to be a part of such a thrilling film. Though the driving force of the film is the love story, it has many more layers to it. I want to make my own mark as an actor in the industry, and it feels great to begin my journey by playing Nasir Jamal, a character that fascinated me ever since I read the script. I hope that people watch the film in huge numbers on Zee5, and I am eager to hear their feedback."
On making her Bollywood debut with Bamfaad, Arjun Reddy star Shalini reflected on her character and said, “Neelam is a bold & strong 24-year-old girl, but has that vulnerability to her which spoke to me instantly. As an artist, I look forward to projects that challenge me and this project really pushed me and I learned a lot while playing this part. Bamford has a phenomenal storyline and it is getting the perfect exposure with a massive video streaming platform like ZEE5!”
The debutante director Ranjan Chandel also expressed his thoughts about the film that will feature Shalini and Aditya. Talking about his debut Bollywood directorial, Ranjan said “Bamfaad is a heartfelt script to be brought to life on the screens. Aditya and Shalini are the perfect matches for the characters we envisioned. I still remember, the casting director Taran Bajaj and I reached out to many experienced actors as well but Aditya and Shalini just made it feel apt and looked refreshing together.
While we are currently living in challenging times with the pandemic, I feel like releasing this film on a digital platform like ZEE5 will give it the reach it deserves. This film is made with a lot of love and will touch many hearts.” The poster surely grabs the attention and with the current situation of the Pandemic leaving people stranded in their homes, releasing Bamfaad on an OTT platform may work to their advantage. Apart from Aditya and Shalini, the film stars Sacred Games star Jatin Sarna and Gully Boy actor Vijay Varma as well. Bamford, produced by JAR Pictures and Shaika Films will release on Zee5 on April 10, 2020.
With most of us hooked to web series and films in this current state of lockdown, a brand new film from Zee5 is all set to drop on April 10. Titled Bamfaad, the film will be Paresh Rawal’s son Aditya Rawal and Arjun Reddy actress Shalini Pandey's digital debut. The trailer for the same dropped on Monday evening and the two leading stars are undoubtedly impressive. The trailer introduces Aditya and Shalini's characters as Nate and Neelam respectively and how the two fall in love. The story of Bamfaad revolves around passion, friendship, betrayal, loss, and love.
This hinterland romance is set in Allahabad and also stars Gully Boy's Vijay Varma and Sacred Games' Jatin Sarna in pivotal roles. The film is backed by Anurag Kashyap and directed by Ranjan Chandel. Bamford shows Aditya and Shalini playing an inter-faith couple who fall in love. While Aditya is making his debut with this film, Bamfaad will be Shalini's debut Hindi outing. The actress is also slated to play a pivotal role in Ranveer Singh's Starrer Jayeshbhai Jordaar.
Talking about the debut film, Paresh's son, Aditya said, “I am glad that I got the chance to be a part of such a thrilling film. Though the driving force of the film is the love story, it has many more layers to it. I want to make my own mark as an actor in the industry, and it feels great to begin my journey by playing Nasir Jamal, a character that fascinated me ever since I read the script. I hope that people watch the film in huge numbers on Zee5, and I am eager to hear their feedback."
Newcomer Aditya Rawal, son of veteran actors Paresh Rawal and Swaroop Sampat, says his parents were understanding about his acting ambitions but wanted him to chart his own course in the industry. Aditya is making his acting debut with ZEE5 original film Bamfaad“It wasn’t even a case where we were looking for something to be launched with. It was never premeditated they let me choose my own path, I was charting my own path in life,” Aditya told PTI in an interview. Bamford was shot at the end of 2018 with utmost secrecy because both Aditya and director Ranjan Chandel were making their foray into films and they wanted to talk only after they had a complete project in their hands.
Aditya said he was more into sports and had played cricket and football, till he realized acting was his true calling. In school, I was more into cricket, then I took up football, played for Mumbai and Maharashtra, I have been the captain of Mumbai University. Slowly my interest deviated from sports to theatre and acting and then came a time to make a decision, he said. I grew up with my parents, who are into theatre and I remember sitting in the audience and watching them perform for the nth time. I did theatre in school and college. I was always around that world, he added. Aditya said when he chose to get into films both his parents wanted him to make his own decisions.“They supported me and were happy that I was getting into this profession. But it was made very clear to us that we make our own decisions and journey and be responsible for it, we were told whatever we do we must enjoy our work.
“They said they are there to guide us. You need perseverance and strength to be in this field and he did warn us about it before I jumped into this profession. Aditya, who has co-written Panipat and assisted Umesh Shukla on OMG Oh My God! said he did receive some acting offers before Bamfaad but nothing was as interesting as this.
Before he went to New York to study filmmaking, he had auditioned for a film but he didn’t clear it. After coming back, casting director Taran Bajaj suggested that he audition for Bamfaad, and this time it worked in his favor. The film is set in a romantic volatile backdrop that will bring out an unusual yet raw and edgy love story on the screen. Aditya, who is playing the male lead Nasir Jamal, said he is happy that he got the chance to enter the film industry with such a thrilling story. When I read the script I found the role, and the world very interesting, it was different from the world I grew up in. As an actor, you want to discover or explore new worlds. I am glad in my first film I got the opportunity to show as many facets as possible as an actor. It is a happy accident that the film has all the ingredients from romance to action.
Aditya and Shalini Pandey of Arjun Reddy fame are paired as inter-faith lovers in Bamfaad, which is set in Allahabad. Presented by Anurag Kashyap, Bamfaad will stream on ZEE5 from April 10. The film is released amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The newcomer, however, hopes that his film gives some comfort to the viewers.“We have made this film with heart and soul and wanted it to reach as many people as possible. It is a very very difficult time and as artists, we can contribute something to it by entertaining and engaging viewers through our work is nowhere near as important to those who are in the medical field or in any essential service.
Aditya Rawal is an Indian Actor Screenwriter and Author. He was born on 28 September 1991 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. As of 2020, his age is 29th years old. He was educated at Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India and enrolled in H.R College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai for a Bachelors’s in Arts degree.
Aditya Rawal has a healthy physique and he is 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm) tall. Describing more about body fitness his weight is around 70 Kg (154 lbs). Aditya Rawal always keeps himself fit and he is very health Conscious. His chest measurement is 40 Inches, Waist is approx. 30 Inches & biceps measurement is 12 Inches. He has a nice hairstyle and got Black hair and Dark Brown Eyes.
He is the son of famous Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal. Aditya’s mother, Swaroop Sampat, is Miss India 1979 and also a Bollywood actress. His father is a famous comedian, actor, and also a Member of the Parliament in the Lok Sabha associated with the Bharatiya Janata Party. He has an elder brother name Aniruddh Rawal.
Rawal wrote a historical play, The Queen, which was produced by the ‘Theatre for the New City in New York, United States. He also wrote a short Chinese Movie, ‘The Mailbox, which becomes a semi-finalist at the NBCU Short Film Festival. In 2012, he made his debut with the Bollywood movie, ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’. Rawal played the role of a young Gujarati boy in Vikram Kapadia’s “Bombay Talkies”. He was selected to play the lead in Anurag Kashyap’s movie, ‘Baamfaad’. His Net Worth was estimated to be 80 crores (approx ).
Paresh Rawal’s son Aditya Rawal is going to make a Bollywood debut amid a nationwide lockdown. His debut will be via digital platform ZEE5’s next film ‘Bombad’. In which his opposite superhit Telugu film ‘Arjun Reddy’ (Hindi remake – Kabir Singh) fame Shalini Pandey will be seen. The film will premiere on April 10 and will also feature Vijay Verma and Jatin Sarna in addition to Aditya and Shalini.
While sharing the character poster of the film, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap wrote, ‘Where the heart is not easy, there will be #Ashiki #BamFad. Aditya Rawal is making his debut in the film and will play the role of Nasir Jamal, while Shalini Pandey will be playing Neelam.
When asked about his acting debut, Aditya said, ‘I am happy that I got a chance to be a part of such an exciting film. However the motivating thing of the film is its love story, and there are many other layers to it. I want to make my mark as an actor in the industry and it looks great starting my journey by playing the role of Nasir Jamal. This is a character that has fascinated me since reading the script. I hope that people will see this film in large numbers and I am eager to hear their response.
Shalini is a well-known actress in South films, but this will be her first film in Bollywood. He said about the film, ‘Neelam is a bold and strong girl of 24 years, but there is something in her character that immediately attracted me to her. As an artist, I look forward to projects that challenge me. This film really encouraged me to work harder and I have learned a lot while playing this character. There is an unprecedented story in the bombing.
The film’s director Ranjan Chandel told, “The bombing is a heart-touching story that is being projected on the screen. Aditya and Shalini are the perfect matches for the characters we imagined. I still remember, that casting director Taran Bajaj and I interacted with many experienced actors, but Aditya and Shalini looked perfect for it and together they look like a fresh pair. At the moment when we are going through a challenging time with the epidemic, I think with the release of this film on the digital platform we will be able to reach a wider audience. The film is made with a lot of love and is ready to touch many hearts.
|Real Name||Aditya Paresh Rawal|
|Profession||Actor, Screenwriter, Playwright, Author|
|Famous For||Being the son of Paresh Rawal|
|Debut||Film-Ferrari Ki Sawari (2012)|
|Language Known||Hindi & English|
|Date Of Birth||28 September 1991|
|Age (as in 2020)||29 Years|
|Birthplace||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign||Libra|
|Political Inclination||Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)|
|Height in Centimetres||178 cm|
|Height In Meters||1.78 m|
|Height in Inches||5′ 10″|
|Weight in Kilograms||70 kg|
|Weight in Pounds||154 lbs|
|Body Measurement (approx)||Chest-40
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Educational Qualification||A 6-month Course in Devised Theatre (LISPA)
Graduate in Dramatic Writing MFA Program (NYU Tisch School of the Arts)
|School||Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|College/University||H. R. College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA), England
NYU Tisch School of Arts, New York
|Favorite Actors||Shah Rukh Khan, Ranveer Singh|
|Favorite Actress||Kajol, Alia Bhatt|
|Favorite Footballer||Gianluigi Buffon, Wayne Rooney|
|Favorite Football Club||Juventus FC|
|Favorite Playwright||Rabindranath Tagore, William Shakespeare|
|Favorite color||Black, Blue, White|
|Favorite Sport||Football, Cricket|
|Favorite Holiday Destination||Goa, London, Paris|
|Salary (approx)||Not Known|
|Net Worth (approx)||INR 80 crore (in 2014)|