Joshi in 2014
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Education||N.M. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai|
|Known for||Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!|
Dilip Joshi (born 26 May 1968) is an Indian film and television actor. He has appeared in a number of serials as well as films and is prominently known for his role of Jethalal Gada in the Indian sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah on SAB TV. He has done mostly comic roles.
Born on 26 May 1968 into a Gujarati Brahmin family from Gosa village of Porbandar, Joshi obtained a degree in Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) from N.M. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai. While doing B.Com., he was awarded the INT (Indian National Theater) Best Actor award twice.
He is married to Jaymala and has 2 children.
Joshi started his acting career in 1989 playing the character of Ramu in the film Maine Pyar Kiya. Since then he has appeared in several Gujarati dramas, one of them being Bapu Tame Kamaal Kari with Sumeet Raghavan and Amit Mistry, the trio known for their television show Shubh Mangal Savadhan. Joshi starred in the show Yeh Duniya Hai Rangeen and Kya Baat Hai in which he played a South Indian. He also appeared in films such as Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani and Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!
Presently, he plays the role of Jethalal Gada in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. Notable among his tele-serials in Hindi are Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh, Hum Sab Ek Hain, Shubh Mangal Savadhan, Kya Baat Hai, Daal Mein Kala and Meri Biwi Wonderful. He appeared in the children's comedy Agadam Bagdam Tigdam as Uncle Tappu, as well as in the 2009 films Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge and Ashutosh Gowarikar's What's Your Raashee.
|Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke|
|1995||Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh||Vasu|
|1997||Kya Baat Hai||Rangaswami|
|1998-1999||Daal Mein Kala||Bharat Sinha|
|Kora Kagaz||Varsha's brother|
|Do Aur Do Paanch||Rahul|
|1998-2001||Hum Sab Ek Hain||Sohan Khachroo|
|1999||Yeh Duniya Hai Rangeen||Balkrishna Namudari|
|2001||Rishtey - The Love Stories (Episode 156 - Izzat Ka Falooda)||Pappu Pardesi|
|2002-2004||Shubh Mangal Savadhan||Dilip Joshi|
|2002-2003||Meri Biwi Wonderful||Raj|
|2004||Aaj Ke Shrimaan Shrimati||Sanjay Sarfare|
|Kudkudiya House No 43|
|Hum Sab Baraati||Nathu Mehta|
|Bhagwan Bachaye Inko||Gopi|
|2004-2006||C.I.D Special Bureau||Bob|
|2007||Agadam Bagdam Tigdam||Uncle Tappu|
|2008 – present||Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah||Jethalal Champaklal Gada|
|1989||Maine Pyar Kiya||Ramu|
|1992||Hun Hunshi Hunshilal||Hunshilal|
|1994||Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!||Bhola Prasad|
|1998||Sar Aakhon Par||Sunday|
|2000||Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani||Sapney|
|2001||One 2 Ka 4||Champak|
|Dil Hai Tumhaara||Factory CEO|
|Don Muthu Swami||Fikarchand|
|2009||Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge||Mama Nautanki|
|What's Your Raashee?||Jitubhai|
|2009||9th Indian Telly Awards||Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah||Best Actor in a Comic Role (Popular)|
|2010||3rd Boroplus Gold Awards||Best Comic Actor (Popular)|
|10th Indian Telly Awards||Most Popular Actor in a Comic Role|
|Lions Gold Awards||Best Actor (Comedy)|
|2011||4th Boroplus Gold Awards||Best Comic Actor (Popular)|
|BIG Star Entertainment Awards||Most Entertaining Actor|
|Apsara Awards||Best Actor in Drama Series|
|Lions Gold Awards||Best Actor (Comedy)|
|2012||11th Indian Telly Awards||Most Popular Actor in a Comic Role|
|5th Boroplus Gold Awards||Best Comic Actor (Popular)|
|People's Choice Awards India||Best TV Actor - Comedy|
|12th Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actor - Comedy|
|2013||12th Indian Telly Awards||Best Actor in a Comic Role (Popular)|
|2014||Zee Gold Awards||Best Actor In Comic Role (Male)|
|14th Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actor - Comedy|
|2016||Zee Gold Awards||Best Actor In Comic Role (Male)|
|2017||Lions Gold Awards||Best Actor (Comedy)|
|2018||Zee Gold Awards||Best Actor - Comedy|
|2019||15th Indian Telly Awards||Best Actor in a Comic Role (Jury)|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dilip Joshi.|
- "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah's Shailesh Lodha wishes Dilip Joshi aka Jethalal on his birthday". Times of India.
- "I feel very blessed to be a part of Taarak Mehta: Dilip Joshi". tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
The character of Jethalal belongs to a Gujarati family and therefore depicts the happenings of a Gujarati family. You too hail from a Gujarati origin. Is it because of this reason that you have an easy grasp of the character? Yes! That is obvious. I am a typical Gujarati and therefore I am accustomed to speaking the language and acting like a Gujarati. I think the character connects to the people based on the acknowledgements that I have received from our viewers.
- Article in Daily Bhaskar
- "Meet the real life families of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah's star-cast". Times of India.
- "I was jobless for a year: Dilip Joshi". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
- "Birthday Special: once Jobless Jethalal now leads TMKOC".
- "Dilip Joshi played Delnaaz Irani's husband in this old show; watch the throwback video". Times of India.