Satish Shah (born 25 June 1951) is an Indian film and television actor who has also worked in a few Marathi films. He is best known for his comic roles in Jaane bhi Do Yaaro (1983), Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi (1984), Sarabhai vs Sarabhai (2004), Main Hoon Na (2004), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Fanaa (2006) and Om Shanti Om (2007).
Satish Ravilal Shah
25 June 1951
|Alma mater||Film and Television Institute of India|
|Website||Satish Shah on Twitter|
Satish Shah is married to designer Madhu Shah since 1982. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Shah was diagnosed with COVID-19. He was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai on 20 July and discharged on 28 July after making a full recovery.
He is perhaps best known for his roles in the 1984 sitcom Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi directed by Kundan Shah and Manjul Sinha where he ended up playing 55 different characters in 55 episodes and the character of Prakash in Television serial of Zee TV - Filmy Chakkar in 1995, which he played in 50 episodes. He has also starred in 2004's famous television show Sarabhai vs Sarabhai as Indravadhan Sarabhai. In both Filmy Chakkar and Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, his pairing was opposite Ratna Pathak Shah. In 1997, he again played lead in Ghar Jamai for 80 episodes along with serial “All The Best” with Swaroop Sampat for 109 episodes for DD2.
He played the role of Municipal Commissioner D'Mello in the 1984 movie Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro directed by Kundan Shah. Considered to be primarily a comedian, he has portrayed various character roles in his career throughout the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, starting with his first movie Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan in 1978. Apart from his career in Bollywood, he also judged the Comedy Circus laughter contest. He has completed over 250 feature films till date.
After his film Humshakals (2014) failed critically and commercially, and became a box office bomb, he stopped taking acting offers in films.
|Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi||1984-1986||Various characters|||
|Filmi Chakkar||1993-1995||Prakash Jaiswal|||
|Ghar Jamai||1997–1998||Vishamber Mehra|||
|Sarabhai vs Sarabhai||2004-2006, 2017||Indravadan Sarabhai||Won 3 Best Actor Award|||
Awards and nominationsEdit
|1985||Filmfare Awards||Best Performance in a Comic Role||Jaane bhi Do Yaaro||Nominated|
|2005||Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actor in a Comic Role||Sarabhai vs Sarabhai||Won|
|Indian Telly Awards||Nominated|
|2017||Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actor - Web Series||Won||Shared with Vivek Oberoi|
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- "Satish Shah Aka Indravadan Sarabhai Proposed His Real Wife Madhu Twice, Only To Get Rejected". BollywoodShaadis. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
- "Sarabhai vs Sarabhai fame Satish Shah reveals COVID-19 diagnosis, thanks hospital after testing negative". The Times of India. 9 August 2020.
- "Satish Shah: A comic genius with a sparkling sense of the absurd". India Today. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
- "What made Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi such an important show". Hindustan Times. 14 January 2016. Archived from the original on 25 March 2020. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
- "Cast of Sarabhai vs Sarabhai: Where are they now?". The Indian Express. 14 April 2020. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
- "BBC - Shropshire - Movies - Kitne Door Kitne Paas". www.bbc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 8 April 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
- "What made Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi such an important show". Hindustan Times. 14 January 2016. Archived from the original on 25 March 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
- "The cast of Filmi Chakkar: Where are they now?". 26 December 2019. Archived from the original on 7 April 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
- "Tribuneindia... Film and tv". www.tribuneindia.com. Archived from the original on 14 November 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
- "EXCLUSIVE: Sarabhai vs Sarabhai Take 2 cast opens up about the new season; makers hint Khichdi might return as a web series". India Today. 16 May 2017. Archived from the original on 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
- "The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum". Tribuneindia.com. Archived from the original on 22 August 2006. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
- "'I do not want to live poorly and die rich': Satish Shah". Filmibeat. 28 June 2007.