Rajpal Yadav is an Indian film actor, producer and politician known for his comic roles in Bollywood. Throughout his career, he established himself as one of the most popular and influential comic role actors of Indian cinema.
Yadav attending the media meet of Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Alma mater||Rohilkhand University, Bhartendu Academy of Dramatic Arts, National School of Drama|
|Occupation||Actor, entertainer, comedian, model|
|Home town||Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh, India|
Although Yadav found success in negative roles, he preferred comic roles, as in Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, and he went on to become a prolific comic enthusiast in Hindi films. His films include Hungama, Waqt: The Race Against Time, Chup Chup Ke, Garam Masala, Phir Hera Pheri and Dhol.
Yadav has also been the leading character in more serious films including Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon, Ladies Tailor, Rama Rama Kya Hai Drama, Hello! Hum Lallan Bol Rahe Hain, Kushti, Mirch, Benny and Babloo and Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh.
For the film Jungle, he won the Sansui Screen Best actor award in a Negative Role along with a nomination for the Screen Best Actor award. He received the Yash Bharati Award for the film Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon. Yadav was also given the Janpad Ratna Award.
He is the brand ambassador for Wishbells, an online bakery and flowers delivery website based in Gurgaon.
Rajpal Yadav has been married to Radha Yadav since 2003.
Yadav was given a 10-day imprisonment in 2013 for filing a false affidavit in court. He spent four days in jail from December 3, 2013 until December 6, 2013 after which a division bench of the High Court suspended the sentence on his appeal. He was sentenced to 3 months in civil prison for non repayment of loan which he took in 2010 for his directorial debut by the Delhi High Court on 30 November 2018. He was immediately taken into custody by the Delhi Police. Subsequently, in November 2018, Delhi High Court issued a three month prison sentence.
|Shool||Coolie||Argued for Fare|
|2000||Jungle||Sippa (Terrorist)||Screen award for Best Performance in a Negative Role|
|2001||Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya||Rampal Yadav / Chhota Vakeel|
|Chandni Bar||Iqbal Chamdi|
|Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar||Dada|
|2002||Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe||Raj Naidu|
|Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge||Lallan|
|Hum Kisise Kum Nahin||Thief at the parking lot|
|Maine Dil Tujhko Diya||Munna (Bhaijaan's Henchman)|
|Chor Machaaye Shor||Johnny|
|2003||Ek Aur Ek Gyarah||Chhotu|
|The Hero: Love Story of a Spy||Dorji|
|Darna Mana Hai||Apple Vendor|
|Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon||Rajeshwar Singh (Raja)|
|Kal Ho Naa Ho||Guru|
|2004||Dil Bechara Pyaar Ka Maara||Tunda Bhai|
|Love in Nepal||Bunty Guide|
|Insaaf: The Justice||Kailu|
|Aan: Men at Work||Apte|
|Garv: Pride and Honour||555 (Informer)|
|Mujhse Shaadi Karogi||Raj Purohit / Paul|
|Taarzan: The Wonder Car||Havaldar Sitaram|
|Shart: The Challenge||Bhootnath|
|2005||Waqt: The Race Against Time||Laxman||Nominated - Filmfare Best Comedian Award|
|Kyaa Kool Hai Hum||Uma Shankar Tripathi|
|Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero||Bhagat Ram Talwar|
|Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?||Thapa|
|Bye Bye Miss Goodnight||Rajesh|
|Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh||Mithilesh Shukla|
|Shaadi No. 1||Purohit|
|2006||Apna Sapna Money Money||Matha Prasad|
|Love in Japan||Chakra D. Dhari|
|Malamaal Weekly||Bajbahadur a.k.a. Bajey|
|Shaadi Se Pehle||'Shayar' Kanpuri|
|Darna Zaroori Hai||Insurance Salesman|
|Phir Hera Pheri||Pappu|
|Chup Chup Ke||Bandya|
|Bhagam Bhag||Ghulam Lakhan / 'Gullu' Singh|
|Chasme Bahadur||Owner of Beer Shop||Marathi film|
|Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag||Rambha Bhai|
|Dhol||Martan 'Maru' Damdere|
|Bhool Bhulaiyaa||Chhote Pandit / Lal Hanuman|
|2008||Kahaani Gudiya Ki True Story of a Woman||Feroz|
|Rama Rama Kya Hai Drama||Santosh|
|Hastey Hastey Follow Your Heart||Sunny Malhotra|
|Mere Baap Pehle Aap||Manu|
|Yeh Mera IndiaY.M.I||Bhola Paswan|
|God Tussi Great Ho||Rangeela – Lottery Stall Owner|
|C Kkompany||Lambodhar Jha|
|Chal Chala Chal||Sunder|
|Ek Se Bure Do||Tony|
|Kal Kissne Dekha||Jailor|
|Do Knot Disturb||Mangu|
|De Dana Dan||Dagdu and Bell Boy|
|Bolo Raam||Aatmaa Raam|
|2010||Hello! Hum Lallan Bol Rahe Hain||Lallan|
|Rann||Anand Prakash Trivedi (reporter)|
|Kushti||Chander Singh (post master)|
|Benny and Babloo||Babloo|
|Satrangee Parachute||Parimal Babu|
|Bin Bulaye Baraati||Murari|
|Rada Rox||Marathi film|
|Be Careful||Sachidanand Brijmohan Pandit|
|2012||Ata Pata Lapata|
|Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal|
|Janta V/S Janardan – Bechara Aam Aadmi|
|D-Day||Himself||In song "Duma Dum"|
|2014||Main Tera Hero||Peter|
|Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain||Dilip||First Hollywood movie|
|Thoda Lutf Thoda Ishq||Ghungroo|
|2015||Kick 2||Dunna||Telugu film|
|Baankey Ki Crazy Baraat||Baankey|
|Amma||Radhe Krishna Yadav|
|Dagdabaichi Chal||Marathi movie|
|Welcome Back||The Tailor|
|Bumper Draw||Farooq||Hindi movie|
|Bhagya Na Jaane Koi||Madhav||Avadhi film|
|Shrestha Bangali||Bengali film|
|Babuji Ek Ticket Bambai|
|Shaadi Teri Bajayenge Hum Band||Selfie Don|
|Kadke Kamal Ke||Hindi movie with Nepali star cast|
|Chandigarh Amritsar Chandigarh||Ricksaw Driver||Punjabi|
|1992||Svapnavāsavadattam||Vidūṣaka (comedian)||Sanskrit serial on Doordarshan|
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- "Why's Raajpal Yadav playing a transgender?". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
- "Wishbells announces Rajpal Yadav as its Brand Ambassador?". India Press Release. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
- "'My wife's an inch taller than me' - Times of India". The Times of India.
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- "Rajpal Yadav after his jail term: People misused my trust". India Today. 27 March 2019.
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