(Last Updated on : 13/03/2020)
Parizaad Kolah Marshall is an Indian television actress
, who has hosted the first and one of the most successful stand-up comedy
shows on Indian television
, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, which was aired on STAR One
Early Life and Education of Parizaad Kolah
Parizaad Kolah was brought up in Parsi
Colony in Mumbai
. She completed her higher education at H. R. College of Commerce and Economics
and has worked in theatre
as well as a runway model
Career of Parizaad Kolah
Parizaad Kolah started her career as a model. It was her ambition from childhood to become a successful model. She began working with several ad agencies right since her college days. Later, she also appeared in many popular music videos. She collaborated with the famous DJ Aqeel for a music video "Keh Doon Tumhe".
Parizaad Kolahs popularity shot up and she started to move her career to the television industry. She hosted a TV reality show
named The Great Indian Laughter Challenge
, which was liked by the television viewers and received the highest ratings. The show was ranked by viewers amongst its television competitors. It served as a platform for several stand-up comedians all over the country. She received immense appreciation as a host of the show. She was recognized as a great model in the industry. Her looks, acting in advertisements and simplicity were noticed by Rajshri Productions
. She was then offered a Bollywood film
by Rajshri, the 2003 romantic comedy Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon, which starred Kareena Kapoor Khan
, Hrithik Roshan
, and Abhishek Bachchan
in lead roles. However, even after that she continued to stay with television. She was more comfortable and ambitious with her career and performances in the small screen. She also successfully completed the Ekjute Annual Theatre
Workshop 2005. It was conducted by Nadeera Zaheer Babbar. Parizaad has hosted a wide range of shows and live events, from sports based ones for channels
like TEN Sports
to Bollywood based ones like Zoom TV. She has interviewed film personalities
like Amitabh Bachchan
and Sushmita Sen
on one of the shows "Filmi Fever". When interviewed, she stated that it was very difficult for her to play her role in every season, as the audience looked for a change and something new in the show, so she always tried to bring a new look in the show with her attire and her performance.
Philanthropic activities of Parizaad Kolah
Apart from being a very known face in the television and film industry, Parizaad Kolah is also associated with philanthropic organizations. They are the Nanhi Kali and the Wockhardt foundation.
Personal Life of Parizaad Kolah
In December 2005, Parizaad Kolah tied the knot to businessman
Navroze Marshall, the Managing Director and Director of Simmonds-Marshall Ltd., and the owner of nuts and bolts Company named Forbes Marshall. Together they have a daughter and a son.