Bhavya Gandhi

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Bhavya Gandhi
Born (1997-06-20) 20 June 1997 (age 19)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 2008 – present

Bhavya Gandhi is an Indian actor. He is known for his role as Tipendra Gada in popular Indian sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah airing SAB TV.[1] He left the sitcom in February 2017.[2]


Gandhi appeared as Tipendra Jethalal Champaklal Jayantilal Girdharlal Gada, son of Jethalal and Daya Gada, the lead characters of the Indian sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. Tapu was shown to be intelligent and sportive, but naughty and mischievous. He played the role from 2008 to 2017.[2]

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

He leaves Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah to go ahead with his career.[2]

Personal life[edit]

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


TV shows[edit]

Year Show Role
2008-2017 "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah" Tipendra Jethalal Gada / Tapu


Year Title Role
2010 Striker Suryakant (Child)
2012 Yes!we can John


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 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
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 2017-03-02. 
  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. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 

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