Dilip Joshi

Dilip Joshi (born 26 May 1968)[1] is an Indian film and television actor. He has appeared in several Indian movies and television series. Joshi has performed mostly in comic roles and he is prominently known for his role as Jethalal Gada in the Indian sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.[2]

Dilip Joshi
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Dilip Joshi
Born26 May, 1968 (age 52)
Years active1989 – present
Known for
Spouse(s)Malatula Joshi

Personal lifeEdit

Joshi with his wife

Born into a Gujarati Brahmin family originating from the Gosa village of Porbandar.[3] While doing B.Com., he was awarded the INT (Indian National Theater) Best Actor award twice.[4] He is the youngest of four children.

He married Malatula with whom he has a daughter, Niyati, and son Ritviq.[5]

He is a devotee of the BAPS(Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha)a Hindu denomination within the Swaminarayan Sampraday. [6]


Joshi started his acting career in 1989, playing the character of Ramu in the film Maine Pyar Kiya. Since then, he has appeared in several Gujarati dramas, one of them being Bapu Tame Kamaal Kari with Sumeet Raghavan and Amit Mistry, the trio known for their television show Shubh Mangal Savadhan. Joshi starred in the show Yeh Duniya Hai Rangeen and Kya Baat Hai in which he played a South Indian. He also appeared in films such as Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani and Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!

Joshi with his co-star Disha Vakani in success bash for completion of 1000 episodes of TMKOC.

Since 2008, Joshi has been playing the role of Jethalal Gada in popular sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. For his performance in the show, he received several accolades, including 5 Telly awards and 2 ITA awards.

Notable among his other tele-serials in Hindi are Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh, Hum Sab Ek Hain, Shubh Mangal Savadhan, Kya Baat Hai, Daal Mein Kala and Meri Biwi Wonderful. He appeared in the children's comedy Agadam Bagdam Tigdam as Uncle Tappu, as well as in the 2009 films Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge and Ashutosh Gowarikar's What's Your Raashee.



Year Serial Role
1995 Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh Vasu
1997 Kya Baat Hai Rangaswami
1998-1999 Daal Mein Kala Bharat Sinha
Kora Kagaz Varsha's brother
Do Aur Do Paanch Rahul
1998-2001 Hum Sab Ek Hain Sohan Khachroo
1999 Yeh Duniya Hai Rangeen Balkrishna Namudari
2000 Sewalal Mewalal[7] Mohan Joshi
2001 Rishtey - The Love Stories (Episode 156 - Izzat Ka Falooda) Pappu Pardesi
2002-2004 Shubh Mangal Savadhan Dilip Joshi
2002-2003 Meri Biwi Wonderful[8] Raj
2004 Aaj Ke Shrimaan Shrimati Sanjay Sarfare
Kudkudiya House No 43
Hum Sab Baraati[9] Nathu Mehta
Bhagwan Bachaye Inko[8] Gopi
2004-2006 C.I.D Special Bureau Bob
2007-2008 F.I.R. Various characters
2007 Agadam Bagdam Tigdam Uncle Tappu
2008 – present Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Jethalal Champaklal Gada


Year Film Role
1989 Maine Pyar Kiya Ramu
1992 Hun Hunshi Hunshilal Hunshilal
1994 Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! Bhola Prasad
1996 Yash Gopi
1998 Sar Aakhon Par Sunday[10]
2000 Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani Sapney
Khiladi 420 Arora
2001 One 2 Ka 4 Champak
2002 Humraaz Gauri Prasad
Dil Hai Tumhaara Factory CEO
2008 Firaaq Deven
Don Muthu Swami Fikarchand
2009 Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge Mama Nautanki
What's Your Raashee? Jitubhai


Joshi at an award show
Year Award Show Category
2009 9th Indian Telly Awards Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Best Actor in a Comic Role (Popular)
2010 3rd Boroplus Gold Awards Best Comic Actor (Popular)
10th Indian Telly Awards Most Popular Actor in a Comic Role
Lions Gold Awards Best Actor (Comedy)
2011 4th Boroplus Gold Awards Best Comic Actor (Popular)
BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor
Apsara Awards Best Actor in Drama Series
Lions Gold Awards Best Actor (Comedy)
2012 11th Indian Telly Awards Most Popular Actor in a Comic Role
5th Boroplus Gold Awards Best Comic Actor (Popular)
People's Choice Awards India Best TV Actor - Comedy
12th Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor - Comedy
2013 12th Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Comic Role (Popular)
2014 Zee Gold Awards Best Actor In Comic Role (Male)
14th Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor - Comedy
2016 Zee Gold Awards Best Actor In Comic Role (Male)
2017 Lions Gold Awards Best Actor (Comedy)
2018 Zee Gold Awards Best Actor - Comedy
2019 15th Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Comic Role (Jury)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah's Shailesh Lodha wishes Dilip Joshi aka Jethalal on his birthday". Times of India.
  2. ^ "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: Dilip Joshi on resuming shoots: Missed playing Jethalal for last three months".
  3. ^ "I feel very blessed to be a part of Taarak Mehta: Dilip Joshi". tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 5 December 2015. The character of Jethalal belongs to a Gujarati family and therefore depicts the happenings of a Gujarati family. You too hail from a Gujarati origin. Is it because of this reason that you have an easy grasp of the character? Yes! That is obvious. I am a typical Gujarati and therefore I am accustomed to speaking the language and acting like a Gujarati. I think the character connects to the people based on the acknowledgments that I have received from our viewers.
  4. ^ "Revealed! You will be shocked to know the education qualifications of'Taarak Mehta…' star cast". dailybhaskar. 5 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Meet the real life families of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah's star-cast". Times of India.
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-21ZCKFVPw
  7. ^ "The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum - Television". www.tribuneindia.com.
  8. ^ a b "The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum - Television". Tribuneindia.com. 21 March 2004. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  9. ^ "Dilip Joshi played Delnaaz Irani's husband in this old show; watch the throwback video". Times of India.
  10. ^ "Sar Ankhon Par". Sify.

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