Dilip Joshi Age, Height, Weight, Family, Wife, TV Shows, Biography & More

Dilip Joshi is an Indian film and television soap opera actor.

Dilip Joshi Age, Height, Weight, Family, Wife, TV Shows, Biography & More

For the last 13 years, Dilip Joshi has been ruling the television space with his show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. He has been tickling everyone silly with his epic portrayal of Jethala Gada in the show. The 52-year-old actor has carved a niche for himself in the TV industry with the success of TMKOC. Needless to say, he has become a household name. 

But before rising to fame with Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, Dilip Joshi starred in a lot of popular Bollywood movies. Say for that matter, he made his Hindi film debut with a Salman Khan-starred in 1998. Let's take a look at 7 films you didn't know Dilip Joshi was a part of.

Dilip Joshi aka Jethalal from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’s daughter got married last month. While fans enjoyed seeing him happily fulfilling his role as a father, many could not help but appreciate his daughter Niyati for refusing to bow to societal pressures and sporting grey hair at her wedding. The proud father has now opened up about the same and said that while they never imagined this kind of reaction, they are happy that she could inspire others.

“Keeping her grey hair as it is at her wedding was never an issue for us. We didn’t even imagine that people would react like this. It was never a point of discussion in our house. Jo jaisa hai woh waisa hi theek hai. Everyone reacted in such a positive way and I was happy to see that she has inspired others. I think this is how we should be; we present ourselves the way we are rather than putting on a mask,” Dilip Joshi told Bombay Times.

The actor then went on to share that since Niyati has always stayed away from the limelight, she was shocked when she started trending on social media. Sharing that initially when people started talking about his daughter, she was taken aback. “She likes to keep a low profile. But social media is something that we can’t control. Anyway, it was a positive thing and we were fine with it. If this is something that has inspired people, then that’s great,” he added.

Dilip Joshi also opened up about his popular sitcom and how it changed his career. The actor shared that while it might have been stagnant to be doing the same role for years, he has survived because it’s a comedy show. He added, “It’s fun being a part of it. So, till the time I enjoy it, I will do it. The day I feel that I am not enjoying it anymore, I will move on. I do get offers from other shows, but I feel that when this one is doing well, why unnecessarily quit this one for something else. People love us so much and why would I want to ruin that for no reason.” He had even credited  Amitabh Bachchan recently stating how once he moved to television with Kaun Banega Crorepati, the world started looking at the medium differently.

Dilip Joshi has spoken about the rumors of a rift with his Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah co-actors Shailesh Lodha and Raj Anadkat. He said that he just laughs it off.

Actor Dilip Joshi has addressed the rumors of a rift with his Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah co-actors Shailesh Lodha (who plays Taarak Mehta) and Raj Anadkat (who plays Tapu). He said that when people talk about a rift, he just 'laugh(s) it off', adding that they have been working together for 13 years now. Dilip plays the role of Jethalal Champaklal Gada in the sitcom.

Dilip Joshi aka Jethalal of  Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashmah has been playing a popular role for 13 years now. The actor, who has played comic roles in films like Maine Pyar Kiya and Hum Aapke Hain Koun…!, and done theatre, says that even after all these years, he isn’t bored of playing Jethalal.

Recently, there were rumors of a rift between Dilip Joshi and his co-actors  Shailesh Lodha (who plays Taarak Mehta) and Raj Anadkat (who plays Tapu ), but Joshi brushes off any mention of problems between them. He says, “We have been working together for 13 years now. When people talk about a rift, I just laugh it off. Just because someone wants to write something to grab eyeballs on social media, they cook up a story. I don't even feel like clarifying things now or stating that all is well. We are a great team, which is why the show is doing so well. I am comfortable working with my co-actors and the entire team. That is probably why I have not thought about doing anything else. My character and my team keep me going.”

With online shows becoming popular in recent years, Joshi says that he has also been getting offers. “I do get offers for web shows and there are many opportunities, but as of now, I am happy playing Jethalal. I can always consider things in the future if I want,” he ends.

For many of us, the popular television show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah gives us our daily dose of laughter. To see Jethalal Champaklal Gada (played by Dilip Joshi) take over a number of challenges in Gokuldham society, families turn on their television sets at 8:30 pm on weekdays and at 11 pm on weekends. Being one of the longest-running sitcoms by episode count, TMKOC has had over 3000 episode telecasts. And, the number is still growing!

The show's cast includes Raj Anadkat, Amit Bhatt, Sunayana Fozdar, Munmun Dutta, Mandar Chandwadkar, Sonalika Joshi, and Palak Sidhwani, and Nirmal Soni among others. And, every actor's remuneration is different from the other. 

Ever wondered how much Dilip Joshi earns for every episode of TMKOC? Well, reports suggest that he gets approximately Rs 1.5 lakh for every episode of the sitcom, reportedly making him the highest-paid actor on the show. Reports suggest that Shailesh Lodha gets Rs 1 lakh per episode while Mandar Chandwadkar gets Rs 80,000 per episode. The same report also stated that Babita bhabhi aka Munmun Dutta earns up to Rs 50,000 per episode.

Dilip has been loved and adored by the Indian audience as Jethalal ever since the show went on air. His expressions and dialogue delivery have always been praised by his fans and critics alike. With every scene, the actor has managed to make people laugh. And, that's why its viewers do not miss watching TMKOC when they get time.

Several Bollywood actors come to the sitcom to promote their music videos, TV shows, and films. From Big B to Varun Dhawan, several A-listers have graced the show to spread the word about their upcoming projects. Other than that, stars also enter the show around the time of festivals for their special episodes.

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah's  Dilip Joshi and his former on-screen son,  Bhavya Gandhi recently met each other at an event. They shared screen space with each other for more than 7 years. The on-screen father and son duo, recently reunited at an Independence Day event in Mumbai. Both Dilip Joshi and Bhavya were all smiles as they posed for a selfie.

They met at an event in Mumbai. Bhavya, who is currently away from the small screen played the role of Tapu and he quit the show after working for more than 8 years on it. Bhavya literally grew up on the show as we saw him as a little kid initially. He shared a great bond with his on-screen parents Dilip Joshi and Disha Vakani. Even after leaving the show, Bhavya has maintained his relations and has stayed in touch with all his co-stars. He keeps catching up with them. He has recently seen dining with Munmun Dutta aka Babitaji as they celebrated Raksha Bandhan together. Bhavya was also part of Disha Vakani's baby shower ceremony that took place two years ago.

Bhavya literally grew up on the show as we saw him as a little kid initially. In the initial years of the show, Tapu was a notorious Kid and Bhavya pulled off the role really well.

By the end of the show's first year, Tapu had become a household name and Bhavya had become one of the most loved celebs of all time. On the show, we saw Tapu transform from a notorious kid to a responsible teenager. He was replaced by 19-year-old Mumbai-based teenager, Raj Anadkat.

Jethalal Champaklal Gada from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is a fan favorite on Indian television today. But for actor Dilip Joshi, it was a long journey until he attained this popularity. Starting off with films that go as far as the 1980s, Dilip got his due post his switch to the small screen after a decade.

TV actor Dilip Joshi aka Jethala of the popular comedy shows Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is the latest to join the brigade of artists who got their first dose of Covid vaccine. The actor took to his Instagram to share the news and urged all to get vaccinated. Dilip Joshi's wife also took the jab with him. As soon as the actor shared the post, Taarak Mehta's director Malav Rajda took to the comments and lauded him.

Jethalal aka Dilip Joshi wrote, "Asli Mazza ‘JAB’ Ke Saath Aata Hai! My wife and I took our first dose of the Covid vaccine. If you qualify or know someone who qualifies, make sure to get vaccinated or help others along the process. Thank you to the staff at Holy Spirit Hospital for an extremely smooth experience "

Dilip Joshi's fans also lauded the actor after his post dropped on the internet. He is probably the only actor in showbiz with zero haters. Joshi has been playing the role of Jethalal for over a decade now and still managed to earn the same love and popularity among the fans. His quirky chemistry with Dayaben, played by Disha Vakani, has been one of the fans' favorites

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is one of the most loved and followed shows for 12 years now. One of the key characters who continue to be loved is Jethalal, which is played by none other than Dilip Joshi. The actor recently joined Instagram and has been sharing a couple of pictures from his personal collections and we are sure loving it. This time around as the weather in Mumbai continues to be a little breezy, Dilip shared a couple of pictures from a spiritual trek he took two years ago.

He captioned the images, "The weather today reminds me of the amazing spiritual trek we went on exactly two years ago today! We walked for about 10 hours and covered a distance of 30 kilometers. All thanks to @realmandarchandwadkar and family!" In the pictures, Dilip is casually dressed and it is sure to remind you of the good old times before corona when traveling was on everyone's bucket list. Check it out here:

. However, Vakani bid goodbye to the show soon after she gave birth to her daughter. She was supposed to come back after her maternity break but things did not go as planned.

Meanwhile, Dilip Joshi joined Instagram last year in July. His first Instagram post garnered over 1.45 lakh views and several comments within a few hours of posting it. "Thank you so much for joining Instagram. Very very Happy.," wrote a user. Another commented, "One of the most iconic characters of Hindi Television ever  Dilip Joshi as "JETHALAL." The actor was touched by the love he witnessed and shared a video thanking his fans.

SAB TV’s popular sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, starring Dilip Joshi in the lead, has been ruling the hearts for over a decade now. In fact, it has been one of the most successful and longest-running shows on Indian television so far. And while Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah continues to rule the headlines, there have been reports about a tiff between the cast of the show, especially between Dilip Joshi, and Shailesh Lodha, and Raj Anadkat. However,  Dilip Joshi, who plays the role of Jethalal in the show, has vehemently rubbished the news.

Dilip Joshi is an Indian film and television soap opera actor. Dilip has featured in a number of serials as well as films. He is mainly known for his role of Jethalal Champaklal Gada in the Indian Tv Serial Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. Joshi has performed mostly comic roles. He was born on May 26, 1968, in Gosa Village of Porbandar, Gujarat, India, into a Gujarati Brahmin family. Joshi did certification a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) from ‘Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai, Maharashtra. While doing B.Com., he was twice granted the INT (Indian National Theater) Best Actor. Travelling is his favorite activity.

Dilip Joshi has a healthy physique and he is 5 feet 5inches (165 cm) tall. Describing more about body fitness his weight is around 80 Kg (176  lbs). Dilip Joshialways keeps himself fit and he is very health Conscious. His chest measurement is 42 Inches, Waist is 36 Inches & biceps measurement is 12 Inches. He has a nice hairstyle and got black hair and Brown Eyes.

Dilip Joshi joined Little Theatre academy, When he was 12, he started acting in various plays, his first play was Aie Ranchhod Rangila. After that, Dilip has shown up in a few Gujarati dramatizations like Bapu Tame Kamaal Kari, Jalsa Karo, Jayantilal, etc. Dilip Joshi started his Bollywood career with the film ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ in 1989, where he played the character of Ramu. then he featured in films like Hum Aapke Hain Kaun in 1994, Khiladi 420 in 2000, and One 2 ka 4 in 2001, What’s Your Rashee? In 2009.

Dilip Joshi’s co-stars and fans from the Sony SAB sitcom were quick to drop in congratulatory messages for the couple. Jennifer Mistry who plays Roshan Sodhi wrote, “God bless.” Actor Sandeep Anand also wished the couple writing, “Congratulations sir,” on his post.

While others shared the father’s emotions, a few took the opportunity to pull his legs in reference to his character. “Jethalali tum Itna Accha English lighting Hamari Dil Khushi Se full fully Hoti btw congratulations,” a social media user wrote. Others too joined in showing amazement at his newfound English skills.

Real Name Dilip Joshi
Nickname Dilip
Profession Actor
Debut Film-Maine Pyaar Kiya (Bollywood, 1989), Hun Hunshi Hunshilal (Gujrati, 1992)
Language Known Hindi, Gujarati & English
Date Of Birth 26 May 1968
Age (as in 2020) 52 Years
Birthplace Gosa Village, Porbandar, Gujarat, India
Hometown Gosa Village, Porbandar, Gujarat, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hinduism
Caste Gujarati Brahmin
Political Inclination BJP [1]
Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign Gemini
Height in Centimetres 165 cm
Height In Meters 1.65 m
Height in Inches 5′ 5″
Weight in Kilograms 80 Kg
Weight in Pounds 176 lbs
Body Measurement (approx) Chest-42



Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Father Not Known
Mother Not Known
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Not Known
Wife Jaymala Joshi
Children Daughter-Neeyati Joshi, Son-Ritwik Joshi
Educational Qualification Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)
School Not Known
Collage/University Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Favorite Actors Amitabh Bachchan
Favorite Actress Kajol 
Favorite Food Rotolo, Basi Rotella with Vagar in chaos
Food Habit Vegetarian
Favorite Cuisine Chinese, Italian, Indian
Favorite Dessert Chocolates with almond
Favorite Footballer Lionel Messi
Favorite Beverage Chaos
Favorite Recipe Moong Dal Dhokla
Favorite Perfume Not Known
Favorite Film Not Known
Hobbies Traveling
Favorite color Blue, Yellow, Black, White
Favorite Sport Football, Cricket
Car Collection Audi Q-7, Innova
Favorite Holiday Destination Goa, Himachal Pradesh, London, Dubai
Salary (approx) INR 1.5 lakh/Episode
Net Worth (approx) $5 Million


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