One of the most loved sitcoms from the past 10 years is none other than Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashamah. From old episodes to new ones, all are loved by the audience. Its characters have become household names. Let’s have a look at some interesting facts about these actors that are not much known. Let’s take a look at those facts:
Disha Vakani aka Dayaben
Disha Vakani who plays the role of Dayaben, Jethalal’s wife, is a graduate. She holds a degree in dramatics and did many smaller roles in Bollywood films and Gujarati plays before taking up this important role in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. Disha took maternity leave and has not come back to the show yet.
Mandar Chandwadkar aka Bhide
Mandar Chanwadkar is playing the role of ek mev secretary, Aatmaram Tukaram Bhide, of the Gokuldham Society. Many people must not know that he quit engineering to pursue his love for acting. Once in an interview, he said, “I struggled till 2008. I am a mechanical engineer by profession and was working in Dubai. I quit my job and returned to India in 2000 as I wanted to pursue a career in acting. Acting has always been my passion since childhood. I had done many theatre plays but did not get a break that I needed. There’s a lot of work in the industry but I was waiting for a break and through this show, I got that in 2008.”
Bapuji is younger than onscreen son Jethalal
Amit Bhatt, who plays the role of respected ‘Champak Lal Gada or just Champak chacha Ji’ of the Gokuldham society, is younger than Dilip Joshi, his on-screen son. Amit Bhatt is 47 whereas Dilip is 54.
Jethalal and Babita Ji have worked earlier too
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Dilip Joshi’s character Jethalal does healthy flirting with Munmun Dutta aka Babijita Ji in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. However, you will be amazed to know that both of them have worked together in the show Hum Sab Baraati.
Dayaben and Sundar are real siblings
Dayaben and Sunderlal i.e. Disha Vakani and Mayur Vakani respectively are not only reel life but real-life siblings too.
Iyer was a writer in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Tanuj Mahashabde aka Iyer, who plays a scientist in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, was initially a writer on this show. Later, he was taken as an actor in the show. Many people don’t know that Iyer is a Maharashtrian in real life.
Shailesh Lodha is a famous writer and poet
Shailesh Lodha aka Taarak Mehta in this sitcom is a writer and poet in real life. Coincidentally, he portrays the character of a writer in the show too.