Dilip Joshi (born 26 May 1968) 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.
|Born||26 May, 1968
|Years active||1989 – present|
Born into a Gujarati Brahmin family originating from the Gosa village of Porbandar. While doing B.Com., he was awarded the INT (Indian National Theater) Best Actor award twice. He is the youngest of four children.
He married Malatula with whom he has a daughter, Niyati, and son Ritviq.
He is a devotee of the BAPS(Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha)a Hindu denomination within the Swaminarayan Sampraday. 
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..!
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.
|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||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||Raj|
|2004||Aaj Ke Shrimaan Shrimati||Sanjay Sarfare|
|Kudkudiya House No 43|
|Hum Sab Baraati||Nathu Mehta|
|Bhagwan Bachaye Inko||Gopi|
|2004-2006||C.I.D Special Bureau||Bob|
|2007||Agadam Bagdam Tigdam||Uncle Tappu|
|2008 – present||Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah||Jethalal Champaklal Gada|
|1989||Maine Pyar Kiya||Ramu|
|1992||Hun Hunshi Hunshilal||Hunshilal|
|1994||Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!||Bhola Prasad|
|1998||Sar Aakhon Par||Sunday|
|2000||Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani||Sapney|
|2001||One 2 Ka 4||Champak|
|Dil Hai Tumhaara||Factory CEO|
|Don Muthu Swami||Fikarchand|
|2009||Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge||Mama Nautanki|
|What's Your Raashee?||Jitubhai|
|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)|
- "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah's Shailesh Lodha wishes Dilip Joshi aka Jethalal on his birthday". Times of India.
- "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: Dilip Joshi on resuming shoots: Missed playing Jethalal for last three months".
- "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.
- "Revealed! You will be shocked to know the education qualifications of'Taarak Mehta…' star cast". dailybhaskar. 5 August 2015.
- "Meet the real life families of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah's star-cast". Times of India.
- "The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum - Television". www.tribuneindia.com.
- "The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum - Television". Tribuneindia.com. 21 March 2004. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
- "Dilip Joshi played Delnaaz Irani's husband in this old show; watch the throwback video". Times of India.
- "Sar Ankhon Par". Sify.
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