Veteran Actor Paresh Rawal has been appointed as Chairman of National School of Drama Society by President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind. Union Minister of State for Culture & Tourism Shri Prahlad Singh Patel congratulated Shri Paresh Rawal and said that his talent will benefit the students and artists of the country.
Paresh Rawal has been appointed to the post of Chairman, NSD Society for four years. Rawal is an actor par excellence in both Theatre and Film. Its been almost four decades of him serving the film and theatre industry for which he has won numerous awards, including the prestigious National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1994 for films Woh Chokri & Sir. In the year 2014, he was conferred with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India, for his contribution to the entertainment industry. He also served as a former member of Parliament.
Commenting on the appointment Vice Chairman, National School of Drama Society Dr Shri Arjun Deo Charan said “We are really happy with the decision of the government to appoint Paresh ji for this position. Our students, faculty members and others will get benefit to working with the veteran actor. National School of Drama will be immensely benefited by his long experience in the field.”.
Prof. Suresh Sharma, Director In-charge, National School of Drama said “It is our pleasure to welcome Mr Paresh Rawal as the next Chairman of National School of Drama Society. Being a veteran theatre personality Paresh ji has a great experience, which will benefit our students, faculty and school and we will get a new direction from his experiences. His support and guidance will further accelerate the growth of the National School of Drama to reach new heights.”
The Staff members of National School of Drama are delighted to have an extraordinary actor and a fantastic human being as their Chairman. The whole NSD family is eagerly waiting to welcome him on the campus and share the vision to work with more determination and dedication for the growth of the Institution which has been playing a pioneering role for Indian culture to make India a Vishwa Guru.