Bhavya Gandhi

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Bhavya Gandhi
Years active2008–present

Bhavya Gandhi is an Indian actor. He is known for his portrayal of Tipendra Gada in the popular Indian sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, which airs on SAB TV.[1] He left the sitcom in February 2017 and his role of Tipendra Gada was taken over by Raj Anadkat.[2]


Gandhi appeared as Tipendra Jethalal Gada, (commonly known as Tappu) son of Jethalal Gada and Daya Jethalal Gada, the lead characters of the Indian sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. He played the role from 2008 to 2017.[2]

Gandhi also played the role of child lead Suryakant in the 2010 Hindi-spoken film Striker. He was to debut in Gujarati cinema in 2017.

He left Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah to pursue a career as a film actor. According to Indian Express he state that the makers are ignoring his character in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.[2]

His Gujarati films debut was in Pappa Tamne Nai Samjaay, released on 25 August 2017. It stars Manoj Joshi, Ketki Dave, and Johny Lever.

He has an upcoming Gujarati drama film Baap Kamaal Dikro Dhamaal with Dharmesh Vyas, Ragi jani

Personal life[edit]

Bhavya lives with his parents in Mumbai.[1] He is the cousin of Samay Shah, who played his on-screen friend Gurucharan Singh Sodhi (Gogi) on Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah.[3]


Year Title Role Network Notes
2008–2017 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Tipendra Jethalal Gada / Tapu SAB TV Jethalal's son
2010 Comedy Ka Daily Soap Himself Sony Entertainment Television Episodic Role
2019-Present Shaadi Ke Siyape Nanku &TV Alien


Year Title Role Language Sources
2010 Striker Suryakant (Child) Hindi [citation needed]
2017 Pappa Tamne Nahi Samjaay Munjal Mehta Gujarati [4]
2018 Baap Kamaal Dikro Dhamaal Various Characters (Drama) Gujarati [5]
2019 Bau Naa Vichaar Varun Gujarati
Doctor, Doctor (Working title) Hindi


Year Award Category Show Result
2010 Indian Telly Awards Most Popular Child Artist (Male) Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Won
2011 Zee Gold Awards Best Child Artist
2012 Sab Ke Anokhe Awards Sab Se Anokha Bachcha
2013 Zee Gold Awards Best Child Artist
2016 Sab Ke Anokhe Awards Best Adult Child Actor
2016 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards Best Child Entertainer


  1. ^ a b "Mom gifts Audi to Bhavya Gandhi - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Bhavya Gandhi aka Tappu on quitting Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: My character was being ignored". The Indian Express. 1 March 2017. Archived from the original on 2 July 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  3. ^ "All is not well between Bhavya (Tapu) and Samay (Gogi) off screen". Daily Bhasker. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Pappa Tamne Nahi Samjaay". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Baap Kamaal Dikro Dhamaal". Indian Culture.

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