Rajpal Naurang Yadav (born March 16, 1971) is an Indian actor and comedian. His breakthrough came in Ram Gopal Varma's Jungle (2000), in which he played a negative role. Although he has gained widespread recognition through his slapstick comic performances over the years and has been nominated for several awards such as Filmfare and Screen Awards.
Rajpal Naurang Yadav
16 March 1971
|Alma mater||National School of Drama|
Some of his most notable work includes Ek Aur Ek Gyarah (2003), Kyaa Kool Hai Hum (2004), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005), Phir Hera Pheri (2006), Partner (2007), Bhoothnath (2008), Krazzy 4 (2008), Krrish 3 (2013), Judwaa 2 (2017), Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 (2022) and in several movies of Priyadarshan such as Hungama (2003), Garam Masala (2005), Malamaal Weekly (2005), Chup Chup Ke (2006), Bhagam Bhag (2006), Dhol (2007), Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2008), De Dana Dan (2009), Khatta Meetha (2010).
He has starred in leading roles and serious characters including Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon (2003), Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh (2005), Rama Rama Kya Hai Drama (2008), Kushti (2010) and Ardh (2022).
Yadav acted in the DD National's television serial Mungeri Ke Bhai Naurangilal. This was the sequel to Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne. His first film was Shool (1999), in which he played the role of a coolie.
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.
Personal life edit
Yadav took acting training from National School of Drama. Yadav married his first wife in 1992. After the birth of their first child, she died due to certain complications. He then went on to marry for a second time in 2003 after establishing himself in the industry. He has two daughters.
Yadav was given a 10-day imprisonment in 2013 for filing a false affidavit in court. He spent four days in jail from 3 December 2013 until 6 December 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.
|†||Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|1999||Dil Kya Kare||School's Watchman|
|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||Story segment apples|
|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||Informer 555||Cameo appearance|
|Mujhse Shaadi Karogi||Raj Purohit / Paul|
|Taarzan: The Wonder Car||Havaldar Sitaram|
|Shart: The Challenge||Bhootnath|
|Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero||Bhagat Ram Talwar|
|2005||Waqt: The Race Against Time||Laxman|
|Kyaa Kool Hai Hum||Uma Shankar Tripathi|
|Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?||Thapa|
|Bye Bye Miss Goodnight||Rajesh|
|Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh||Mithilesh Shukla|
|Shaadi No. 1||Mr.Y|
|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 Agent prabhakar pandit||Story segment accidents are never predicted|
|Phir Hera Pheri||Pappu (Anjali's brother)|
|Chup Chup Ke||Bandya|
|Bhagam Bhag||Gulab Singh 'Gullu' Lakhan Singh Haryanewale|
|Chasme Bahadur||Owner of Beer Shop||Marathi film|
|Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag||Rambha Bhai|
|Dhol||Marthand 'Maru' Dhamdere|
|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 India||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|
|Benny and Babloo||Babloo Charan Lathi|
|Satrangee Parachute||Parimal Babu|
|Bin Bulaye Baraati||Murari|
|Rada Rox||Marathi film|
|Be Careful||Sachidanand Brijmohan Pandit|
|2012||Ata Pata Lapata||Manav Chaturvedi|
|Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal|
|Janta V/S Janardan – Bechara Aam Aadmi|
|D-Day||Himself||In song "Duma Dum"|
|Ronde Saare Vyah Picho||Chunnu Singh Dhillon||Punjabi film|
|2014||Main Tera Hero||Peter|
|Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain||Dilip|
|Thoda Lutf Thoda Ishq||Ghungroo|
|2015||Kick 2||Dunna||Telugu film|
|Baankey Ki Crazy Baraat||Baankey|
|Amma||Radhe Krishna Yadav|
|Dagdabaichi Chal||Marathi Film|
|Dirty Politics||Banna Ram|
|Welcome Back||The Tailor|
|Bhagya Na Jaane Koi||Madhav||Avadhi film|
|Shrestha Bangali||Bengali film|
|Babuji Ek Ticket Bambai|
|Shaadi Teri Bajayenge Hum Band||Selfie Don|
|2019||Chandigarh Amritsar Chandigarh||Rickshaw Driver||Punjabi Film|
|2020||Coolie No. 1||Mama||Released on Amazon Prime Video|
|2021||Hello Charlie||Forest Ranger|
|Hungama 2||Popat Jamal / Raja Dhatingarh Dhingra||Released on Disney+ Hotstar|
|Time to Dance||Sada|
|Bhoot Police||Goggal Baba||Released on Disney+ Hotstar|
|2022||Cinemaa Zindabad||Shyam Kapoor||MX Player film|
|Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2||Chhote Pandit||Sequel of Bhool Bhulaiyaa|
|Thai Massage||Jugnu Bhaiya|
|2023||Gunchakkar||Baba Fanse||Short film on Amazon miniTV|
|Hume Toh Loot Liya||Ram||MX Player film|
|Shehzada||Inspector Satish Yadav||Remake of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo|
|Kathal||Patrakar Anuj||Netflix film|
|Satyaprem Ki Katha||Doodhiya|
|Dream Girl 2||Shoukiya|
|Non Stop Dhamaal||Raju Bhangarwala|
Web series edit
|‡||Denotes Web series that have not yet been released|
|2023||Pop Kaun?||Sultan Qureshi|||
|1999||Mungeri Ke Bhai Naurangilal|
|1992||Svapnavāsavadattam||Vidūṣaka (comedian)||Sanskrit serial on Doordarshan|
Dubbing roles edit
|Film title||Actor||Character||Dub Language||Original Language||Original Year Release||Dub Year Release||Notes|
|Sivaji: The Boss||Vivek †||Arivu||Hindi||Tamil||2007||2010|
Awards and nominations edit
|2006||Best Performance in a Comic Role||Laxman, Servant||Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005)||Nominated|
|2004||Best Performance in a Comic Role||Raja (Tulsidas Khan)||Hungama (2003)||Nominated|||
|Guru||Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)||Nominated|
|2008||Lal Hanuman Natwar a.k.a. Chhote Pandit||Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)||Nominated|||
|2009||Best Actor in a Comic Role||Anthony||Bhoothnath (2008)||Nominated|
|2001||Best Actor in a Negative Role||Sippa||Jungle (2000)||Won|||
|2005||Best Comedian||Raj Purohit Jyotshi||Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004)||Nominated|
|2006||Mithilesh 'Chhotey Babu' Shukla||Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh (2005)||Nominated|||
|2004||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Raja||Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon (2003)||Nominated|
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The first film I signed was Shool where Anurag Kashyap, who was the writer-assistant, recommended me. Ram Gopal Varma was its producer. The film was to be shot in Bihar. They needed 4-5 new actors for small character roles. I went to their office to meet them. I met all of them for the first time during Shool, and I was cast for one of the roles, which was of a coolie.
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- Rajpal Yadav at AllMovie
- Rajpal Yadav at AlloCiné (in French)
- Rajpal Yadav at the British Film Institute[better source needed]
- Rajpal Yadav at Bollywood Hungama
- Rajpal Yadav at IMDb
- Rajpal Yadav at Metacritic
- Rajpal Yadav at PORT.hu (in Hungarian)
- Rajpal Yadav at Rotten Tomatoes
- Rajpal Yadav at the TCM Movie Database