9 interesting facts about Dilip Joshi aka Jethalal.

Here are some facts about Dilip Joshi you must know as a fan – actor known for playing Jethalal in Tarak Mehta Ka Ootah Chashmah.

Dilip Joshi, popularly known as Jethalal from Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, has been one of the most popular actors of Indian TV. While the actor has worked in several Bollywood films as character artist and supporting roles, he gained success with TMKOC and continues to entertain fans.

Here are some less known facts about DIlip Joshi.

1. Dilip Joshi started his acting career at the age of 12 and has experience in Hindi movies, Gujarati plays, and various television programs.

2. The role of Jethalal was initially offered to other famous actors such as Rajpal Yadav, Ali Asgar, Yogesh Tripathi, and Ahsaan Qureshi, all of whom turned it down.

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3. Initially considering leaving acting due to a lack of opportunities, Dilip Joshi’s fortunes changed in 2008 when he landed the role of Jethalal in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.

4. For his portrayal of Jethalal, he has received numerous accolades, including 5 Telly Awards and 3 ITA Awards.

5. Dilip Joshi also has a background in theater, where he used to earn a mere ₹50 as a backstage artist.

6. His film credits include appearances in movies like Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Koun, and Khiladi 420.

7. Dilip Joshi is happily married to Jaymala Joshi, and together they have a son named Ritwik and a daughter named Neeyati.

8. Apart from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, he has also showcased his talent in other TV shows like Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh, Kya Baat Hai, and Shubh Mangal Savadhan.

9. Dilip Joshi and Munmun Dutta aka Babita Ji has also worked together in Hum Sab Baraati in 2004.

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