Raju Srivastav

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Raju Srivastava
Srivastav in 2012
Born Satya Prakash Srivastava
(1963-12-25) December 25, 1963 (age 50)
Kanpur, India
Occupation Comedian, Actor, Voice actor,
Years active 1993–present

Raju Srivastava; (born Satya Prakash Srivastava on December 25, 1963) often credited as Raju Shrivastav or Raju Srivastava, is an Indian comedian.[1]

Raju Srivastava was born on 25 December 1963, in Kanpur, India.[2] His father Ramesh Chandra Srivastava, known as Balai Kaka, was a poet from Kanpur. Srivastava pursued the dream of becoming a comedian since childhood. In his school time, he used to imitate his teachers.[3]

He landed in Mumbai where he did small roles in a number of movies. During his struggling days, he used to mimic Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan.

Srivastav has done stage shows in India and abroad. He also launched a series of his audio cassettes and video CDs.

He appeared on the comedy talent show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. He finished as second runner-up and then took part in the spin-off, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge - Champions, in which he won the title of "The King of Comedy".[4] Srivastava was a participant on season 3 of Bigg Boss. He has participated in the comedy show Comedy Ka Maha Muqabla.[5]

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party fielded Srivastava from Kanpur in the 2014 Lok Sabha election.[6] But on 11 March 2014, Srivastava returned the ticket, saying he was not getting enough support from the local units of the party.[7][8] After that he joined Bhartiya Janta Party on 19th march 2014.[9][10][11]

He is married and has two children.




External links[edit]