December 11, 2023 04:27:15

7 Lesser Known facts about ‘Dilip Joshi’ Akka jethalal

1. Family

Born in a Gujarati family, Dilip Joshi is married to Jaymala Joshi and has two kids Niyati and Ritwik Joshi.

2. Star of TMKOC since 2008

Dilip Joshi aka Jethalal Champaklal Gada became a part of the TMKOC in 2008. Since then he has been making all of us laugh with his hilarious character. Even before this show, he worked in several films and serials.

3. Dilip Joshi did theatre for 25 years

Dilip Joshi was a part of Gujarati theatre for over 25 years and his last play was ‘Daya Bhai Do Dhaya’ which got over in 2007.

4. Jobless for a year

Believe it or not, Dilip Joshi was jobless for an entire year just before he signed ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ in 2008.

5. First selected for role of Champaklal

Dilip Joshi was first selected to play the character of Champaklal (played by Amit Bhatt) but he thought he would be better suited for the role of Jethalal. He auditioned and has been essaying Jethalal’s character with finesse and is making us laugh for all these years.

6. Films:

  1. N.Chandra saw me in a drama of Sujarata Mehta and gave me a small role in Pratighat.

2. Then I got comic roles in

3. Hum Aap ke hai kaun

4. Phir bhi dil hai hindustani

5. Khiladi 420

6. 1 2 kaa 4

7. Dil hai Tumhara.

8. Maine Pyar Kiya

7. Struggles and hardship

Despite appearing in several serials and films, Dilip has struggled a lot in his career. There was a time when the actor had no work for over one and a half years. In 2008, the producers of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah approached him for an audition.