Raajpal Yadav

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Raajpal Yadav
Born (1971-03-16) 16 March 1971 (age 44)
Shahjahanpur, near Bareilly
Alma mater Bhartendu Academy of Dramatic Arts
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 1998-2015
Spouse(s) Radha Yadav (m. 2003)
Website raajpalyadav.com

Raajpal Yadav is an Indian film actor known for his comic roles in Hindi cinema. He was born in the small town of Kundra, located in Shahjahanpur district.

Early life and education[edit]

Raajpal Yadav was born and brought up in Shahjahanpur, near Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, where he received his primary education. He was associated with Shahjahanpur theatre and performed in several plays there before going to Lucknow to train at the Bhartendu Natya Academy from 1992 to 1994. After completing his studies there, he attended the National School of Drama in Delhi from 1994–97.

Career[edit]

He acted in the Doordarshan's television serial Mungeri ke bhai Naurangilal as the main protagonist. This was sequel to a similar television program on Doordarshan, Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne.[1][2]

Although Yadav found success in negative roles, he preferred comic roles, as in Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, and he went on to become a prolific comedian in Hindi films. His films include Hungama, Waqt: The Race Against Time, Chup Chup Ke, Garam Masala, Phir Hera Pheri and Dhol.[citation needed]

Yadav has also been the leading character in more serious films like Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon, Ladies Tailor, Rama Rama Kya Hai Drama, Hello! Hum Lallan Bol Rahe Hain, Kushti, Mirch and Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh.[citation needed]

For the film Jungle, he won Sansui Screen Best actor award in a Negative Role along with a nomination for the Screen Best Actor award. He received the Yash Bharati Award for the film Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon. Yadav was also awarded by the Janpad Ratna Award.[3][4]

He will make his Telugu language debut in 2015 with Kick 2, and he will also play the main antagonist in controversial filmmaker Faisal Saif's multilingual film Amma.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Raajpal Yadav met his wife when he went to Canada for a film shoot. "That's when he met Radha. he fell in love with her while he was having an ice-cream! [...] they both liked each other. he visited her home . After that, for 10 months he spoke to her over the phone from Mumbai. ! Thereafter, she shifted to India and they got married."[6]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1999 Dil Kya Kare School's Watchman
Mast Peon
Shool Porter
2000 Jungle Sippa (Terrorist) Screen award for Best Performance in a Negative Role
2001 Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya Rampal Yadav / Chhota Vakeel
Chandni Bar Iqbal Chamdi
Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar Dada
2002 Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe Raj Naidu
Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge Lallan
Company Joseph
Lal Salaam Dhattu
Hum Kisise Kum HAIn Thief at the parking lot
Maine Dil Tujhko Diya Munna (Bhaijaan's Henchman)
Chor Machaaye Shor Johnny
Road Bhanwar Singh
Maseeha
2003 Ek Aur Ek Gyarah Chhotu
The Hero: Love Story of a Spy
Haasil Chhutku
Darna Mana Hai Apple Vendor
Hungama Raja
Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon Rajeshwar Singh (Raja)
Kal Ho Naa Ho Guru
2004 Dil Bechara Pyaar Ka Maara Tunda Bhai
Love in Nepal Bunty Guide
Insaaf: The Justice Kailu
Aan: Men at Work Apte
Garv: Pride and Honour 555 (Informer)
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi Raj Purohit / Paul
Taarzan: The Wonder Car Havaldar Sitaram
Shart: The Challenge Bhootnath
Vaastu Shastra Raajpal
2005 Waqt: The Race Against Time Laxman
Kyaa Kool Hai Hum Uma Shankar Tripathi
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero Bhagat Ram Talwar
D Dance Artist
Paheli Bhoja
Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? Thapa
Bye Bye Miss Goodnight Rajesh
James Tony
Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh Mithilesh Shukla
Garam Masala Babban
Shaadi No. 1 Purohit
2006 Apna Sapna Money Money Matha Prasad
Love in Japan Chakra D. Dhari
"Malamaal Weekly" Bajbahadur (Baje)
Shaadi Se Pehle 'Shayar' Kanpuri
Darna Zaroori Hai Insurance Salesman
Phir Hera Pheri Pappu
Chup Chup Ke Bandya
Ladies Tailor Chander
Chashme Buddoor Shantaram Mane
Baabul Balraj's Chauffeur
Bhagam Bhag Ghulam Lakhan / 'Gullu' Singh
2007 Anwar Gopinath
Chasme Bahadur Owner of Beer Shop Marathi Film
Undertrial Sagar Hussain
Partner Chota Don
Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag Rambha Bhai
Dhol Martan 'Maru' Damdere
Go Jagtap Tiwari
Bhool Bhulaiyaa Chhote Pandit / Lal Hanuman
2008 Rama Rama Kya Hai Drama Santosh
Krazzy 4 Gangadhar
Kahaani Gudiya Ki...: True Story of a Woman Feroz
Bhoothnath Anthony
Hastey Hastey Follow Your Heart Sunny Malhotra
Mere Baap Pehle Aap Manu
Yeh Mera IndiaY.M.I Bhola Paswan
God Tussi Great Ho Rangeela – Lottery Stall Owner
C Kkompany Lambodhar Jha
Chamku Hussain
Jumbo Dildaar Voice Only
2009 Daddy Cool Andrew
Chal Chala Chal Sunder
Billu Jhalan Kumar
Ek Se Bure Do Tony
Kal Kissne Dekha Jailor
Do Knot Disturb Mangu
De Dana Dan Dagdu and Bell Boy
Bolo Raam Aatmaa Raam
2010 Hello! Hum Lallan Bol Rahe Hain Lallan
Rann Anand Prakash Trivedi [Reporter]
Kushti Chander singh [post master]
Khatta Meetha Rangila
Mirch Kashi
Benny and Babloo Babloo
Action Replayy Bhikhu
2011 Masti Express Raju
Satrangee Parachute Parimal Babu
Bin Bulaye Baraati Murari
Rada Rox Marathi Film
Be Careful Sachidanand Brijmohan Pandit
2012 Ata Pata Lapata
Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal
2013 Zindagi 50-50 Lele
Janta V/S Janardan - Bechara Aam Aadmi
Policegiri
Rangrezz
D Day Himself In song "Duma Dum"
Krrish 3 Kripal Sharma
2014 Main Tera Hero Peter
Good Bye Dear Madhav
Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Dilip First Hollywood movie
2015 Thoda Lutf Thoda Ishq Ghungroo
2015 Kick 2 Tollywood
Amma Radhe Krishna Yadav

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RAJPAL YADAV". Follo.co.in. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Raajpal Yadav". Koimoi.com. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Raajpal Yadav". Awards.famousfix.com. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Yash Bharti to 13 personalities". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Why's Raajpal Yadav playing a transgender?". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  6. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/bombay-times/My-wifes-an-inch-taller-than-me/articleshow/1660973.cms