Swaroop Sampat

Profession: Actress, Model, Director, Producer, Writer, Educationist

Father of Swaroop Sampat

Bachu Sampat (Gujarati Theatre Artist)

Husband/Spouse of Swaroop Sampat

Paresh Rawal (Actor)

Favourite Actor of Swaroop Sampat

Amitabh Bachchan

Favourite Actress of Swaroop Sampat


Information about Swaroop Sampat

Initially, Swaroop was reluctant about participating in the Miss India contest, but after being encouraged by her father, she participated in the contest.  Swaroop saw Paresh Rawal in the 1970s for the first time when they both were in the college.  Swaroop Sampat giving a speech at NGO- Save the Children India  Their 'Satphere' took place under the shed of big old trees instead of 'a Wedding Mandap'.  Swaroop has appeared in a number of Hindi films like 'Sawaal', 'Ki and Ka', 'Uri: The Surgical Strike', etc.  She won the title of Miss India 1979, and in the same year, she also competed at Miss Universe 1979.  For providing better education to rural children, she wrote many letters to some of the Ministers of Maharashtra, and also, to Gujarat's former Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Later on, Modi responded in her favour and an appointed her as the head of an educational program for children in Gujarat.  Inspired by Aamir Khan's directorial debut movie 'Taare Zameen Par', she wrote a book titled- 'Learning Disabilities in a Nutshell: Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia' for the disabled children, their teachers, and parents.  In addition to acting, she has also worked in several TVC ad, modelling assignments, promotional appearances, photo shoots for magazines, etc.  Swaroop Sampat is a renowned Indian Film and TV actress.  Swaroop has directed as well as acted in many Marathi and Gujarati plays along with her husband Paresh Rawal.  Apart from films, Swaroop has also worked in the Hindi TV serials like 'All The Best', 'Shanti', etc.  In 2018, she was featured in the web series- 'The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family'.  She has a keen interest in helping disabled children who were the motive behind her doctoral thesis.  Her elder son, Anirudh Rawal, has worked as an assistant director in the movie 'Sultan' and has also worked with Naseeruddin Shah in his plays.  Swaroop also trains disabled children in enhancing their interpersonal skills.  She was born and raised in a Gujarati Family.  In 2013, she appeared in the Gujarati film, 'Saptapadii' (produced by Amitabh Bachchan's production company).  Swaroop's younger son, Aditya Rawal, has featured in the Gujarati play- 'Kishan Kanhaiya', appeared in the film Bollywood film 'Ferrari Ki Sawaari', and produced as well as directed a documentary titled- 'Drama-in-Education: Taking Gandhi Out of the Textbook'.  While studying in college, she started working in Gujarati theatre plays.  Swaroop Sampat wrote a book- Learning Disabilities in a Nutshell Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia  Later on, in 1981, she started getting offers from the Hindi Film Industry.  Swaroop is a board member of an NGO- 'Save the Children India', which works to improve the lives of children in India.  Once, Narendra Modi described Swaroop as the 'Gujarat's Master Ji'.  She is best remembered for her role of 'Renu' (Shafi Inamdar's wife) in the popular comedy TV show 'Ye Jo Hai Zindagi'.  Swaroop Sampat- Miss India 1979 

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