Ram Sethi (born 15 November 1938), also known as Pyarelal, is an Indian actor who works in the Bollywood industry. Sethi has worked in many films as a main or supporting character in his long career of 6 decades.

Ram Sethi
Born (1938-11-15) 15 November 1938 (age 85)[1]
Other namesPyarelal
Years active1960–present



Ram Sethi (Pyarelal) entered the Indian film industry in 1969, and started off his career as an assistant to Ravi Tandon (the father of Raveena Tandon). After doing some free-lance work, he joined Prakash Mehra, and was employed as his right-hand man for over 20 years. Here he did many projects with actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Jeetendra, Shashi Kapoor, Vinod Khanna, Raaj Kumar, Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Sridevi, Smita Patil, Parveen Babi, Pran, Amjad Khan and many other new actors.

He has worked as an actor/writer/director for many movies in the last 46 years. Along with these skills, he also worked as an assistant director, screenplay writer, dialogue writer; and independently directed Ghungroo, starring Shashi Kapoor, Smita Patil, and Waheeda Rehman. He appeared in comical roles with Amitabh Bachchan in several films (Sethi's most notable appearances along with Bachchan include Namak Halaal, Zanjeer, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar and Kaalia).

He currently resides in Versova, Mumbai and is working as an actor, screenplay writer, consulting director and advisor for film-making.



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