Bhavya Gandhi

Bhavya Gandhi (born 20 June 1997)[1] is an Indian actor who mainly works in Hindi YouTube and Gujarati films. He made his acting debut with and is best known for his role of Tipendra Jethalal Gada a.k.a. Tapu in the Indian sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.[2][3]

Bhavya Gandhi
Bhavya Gandhi at Kehvatlal Parivar premier.jpg
Bhavya Vinod Gandhi

(1997-06-20) 20 June 1997 (age 25)
Alma materUniversity of Mumbai
Years active2008 – Present
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)

Bhavya made his film debut in 2017 with Pappa Tamne Nahi Samjaay and has done films like Bau Na Vichar and Baap Kamaal Dikro Dhamaal. He also appeared in Shaadi Ke Siyape.

Early and personal lifeEdit

Bhavya is from a Gujarati Jain family. He lives with his parents and elder brother in Mumbai.[2] He has completed his Bachelor of Commerce graduation. He is the maternal cousin of Samay Shah, who played his on-screen friend Gurucharan Singh Sodhi on Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.[4] Bhavya Gandhi mother's name is Yashoda Gandhi and she is a homemaker, his father's name is Vinod Gandhi who was a businessman and he also has an elder brother named Nischit Gandhi.[5] His father died on 12 May 2021[citation needed] due to Covid related complications.[6]


Television career and success (2008–2019)Edit

From 2008 to 2017, Gandhi appeared in the comedy show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah as Tipendra Jethalal Gada (commonly known as Tappu), son of Jethalal and Daya. He left the show to pursue a career as a film actor, saying that the makers are ignoring his character in the show.[3] Bhavya became a household name with his role of Tapu. In 2019, he appeared in the show Shaadi Ke Siyape, where he played the role of Nanku.[7]

Bhavya with TMKOC team

Film career and further success (2010–present)Edit

Gandhi first appeared in films with the role of child lead Suryakant in the 2010 Hindi language film Striker. He also appeared in a short film Fidget Spinner as Aniket.

Bhavya made his Gujarati film debut with Pappa Tamne Nahi Samjaay, in 2017. It starred Manoj Joshi, Ketki Dave and Johny Lever and was a critical and commercial success.[8]

In 2018, he did a Gujarati drama film Baap Kamaal Dikro Dhamaal with Dharmesh Vyas, Ragi Jani and Falguni Mistry. In 2019, he played the lead role in Gujarati film Bau Na Vichar which was a moderate success.[9] In 2021, he appeared in the romantic movie Tari Sathe. In 2022, he acted in Gujarati comedy film Kehvatlal Parivar.[10]

Gandhi is set to next appear in the Gujarati film Kehvatlal Parivar and the Hindi film Doctor Doctor.



Year Title Role Language Notes
2010 Striker Young Suryakant Hindi Child actor
2017 Pappa Tamne Nahi Samjaay Munjal Mehta Gujarati Gujarati Debut[8]
2018 Baap Kamaal Dikro Dhamaal Various Characters [11]
2019 Bau Na Vichar Varun
2021 Tari Sathe Vadodara Boy [12]
2022 Kehvatlal Parivar Himesh [13]
TBA Doctor Doctor   TBA Hindi


Year Title Role Network Notes
2008–2017 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Tipendra "Tapu" Jethalal Gada SAB TV
2010 Comedy Ka Daily Soap Himself Sony Entertainment Television Episodic Role
2014 C.I.D. Tipendra Jethalal Gada Sony Entertainment Television Guest[14]
2019 Shaadi Ke Siyape Nanku &TV

Short filmEdit

Year Title Role Language Notes
2017 Fidget Spinner Aniket Hindi Short Film

Talk showEdit

Year Title Role Platform Notes
2020 Manan Ni Therapy Himself YouTube Talk Show


Year Award Category Show Result
2010 Indian Telly Awards Most Popular Child Artist (Male) Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Won
2011 Zee Gold Awards Best Child Artist
2013 Zee Gold Awards Best Child Artist
2016 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards Best Child Entertainer


  1. ^ "Taarak Mehta's former Tapu aka Bhavya Gandhi turns a year older; Reem Shaikh and Azhar Shaikh send sweet wishes - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Mom gifts Audi to Bhavya Gandhi". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Bhavya Gandhi aka Tappu on quitting Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: My character was being ignored". The Indian Express. 1 March 2017. Archived from the original on 2 July 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  4. ^ "All is not well between Bhavya (Tapu) and Samay (Gogi) off screen". Daily Bhasker. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Mom gifts Audi to Bhavya Gandhi - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Actor Bhavya Gandhi Shares Pic with His "Hero"- Father Who Died of COVID". NDTV.
  7. ^ "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actor Bhavya Gandhi aka Tapu will be seen in this show". India Today. 25 February 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Pappa Tamne Nahi Samjaay". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Gujarati film Bau Na Vichaar's shoot begins today - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  10. ^ "સંબંધોનું મૂલ્ય સમજાવતો 'કહેવતલાલ પરિવાર'!". Sanj Samachar (in Gujarati). Retrieved 9 May 2022.
  11. ^ "Baap Kamaal Dikro Dhamaal". Indian Culture. Archived from the original on 29 March 2019. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Bhavya Gandhi opens up on his romantic musical film 'Tari Sathe'- Exclusive! - Times of India".
  13. ^ "Siddharth Randeria reunites with director Vipul Mehta's next 'Kehvatlal Parivar'". 14 December 2021.
  14. ^ "CID – Mahasangam – Episode 1098 – 5th July 2014". Archived from the original on 8 July 2014 – via

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