Paresh Rawal is appointed as Chief of National School of Drama by Ramnath Kovind the President of India. The news was confirmed by Union tourism and culture minister Prahlad Singh Patel.
Minister says Artists and students of the country will benefit from his talent.
National School of Drama (NSD) is a theatre training institute situated at New Delhi, India. It is an autonomous organization under Ministry of Culture, Government of India. It was set up in 1959 by the Sangeet Natak Akademi and became an independent school in 1975.In 2005, it was granted deemed university status, but in 2011 it was revoked.
There are many great actors who are the Gift from NSD they are Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher, late actor Irrfan Khan and Om Puri, Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui etc.
Paresh Rawal is in the film industry for than 30 years and has won numerous awards including prestigious National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1994. In 2014, he was conferred with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India, for his contribution to the entertainment industry and won hearts of the people with is acting.
In addition to films, Rawal has also been active in theatre. In an earlier interview with Hindustan Times, he had said, “Theatre is my first love and I am the happiest on stage. My roots lie in theatre and it feels good to perform for audiences who appreciate and understand the essence of theatre.”