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Dilip Joshi a.k.a Jethalal turns 52 today, is he the most famous Indian TV actor of current time?

Dilip Joshi

Dilip Joshi or as we better know him by the name “Jethalal Gada” is an Indian actor. Today he celebrates his 52nd birthday. Let’s learn more about Dilip Ji’s life.Dilip Joshi


Born on May 26, 1968 in a Gujarati family in Porbandar, Gujarat. His interest in films came very early in his career. He has played several roles in films and serials. His first film appearance was in 1989 movie “Maine Pyar kiya” which stars Salman Khan and Bhagyashree in lead roles.

Dilip ji then did several Gujarati dramas and in 1994 he was offered a role in Ramesh Sippy’s “Kya Baat Hai” serial. He played the role of a Madarasi man, Subramanyam and that character was very much liked by the audience. Instead of Dilip, he was called out as Subramanyam at that time.

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In the same year, he played a small role in “Hum Aapke Hain koun” movie, which was the Highest grossing movie of 1994. Later he was seen in many films and serial in the coming years. But in the mid 2000’s, he was running out of job. For around one and a half year, he got no roles in any project. His career starts seeing a big dip. But then comes the serial “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah” which gave him the role of his career.


Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is a sitcom show. The first episode of the show went air on 28 July, 2008. TMKOC was aired at such a time, when the Indian serial market was heavenly captured by “Saas-Bahu” nonsensical serials. In just a year, the show becomes a household name. Dilip ji is playing “Jethalal Champaklal Gada”  the lead role in the serial.


The popularity of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is unmatchable. The show is very close to hit 3000 episodes. On July 28 this year, it will complete 12 years. Dilip Joshi’s character Jethalal in TMKOC is undoubtedly one of the most popular Indian TV character of all time. There might be anyone in this country who doesn’t know about this show and Jethalal. The show is broadcasted in every Indian state on the Sony network channel Sab TV.

The question here is, Is Dilip Joshi the most famous TV actor of current time? And the answer in our opinion is YES. He is. Everyone might don’t know him by his original name but they all remember him by his character Jethalal. His character has a very unique personality, who’s appearance is different and who’s talking style is different. His is one in a million actor.

On his 52nd birthday we just want to wish him good health and lots of happiness. May he keeps on doing TMKOC for many more years.



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