Rajpal Yadav

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Rajpal Yadav
Rajpal Yadav.jpg
Yadav in 2011
Born (1971-03-16) 16 March 1971 (age 50)
NationalityIndian
Alma materRohilkhand University[1]
Bhartendu Academy of Dramatic Arts
National School of Drama
Occupation
Years active1997–present
Spouse(s)
Radha Yadav
(m. 2003)

Rajpal Yadav (born 16 March 1971) is an Indian actor, film director, producer, entertainer & comedian known for his work in Hindi cinema.[2] He is regarded as one of the best comedy actors in Bollywood movies. He made his directorial debut with the 2012 box office failure Ata Pata Laapata.

Career[edit]

Yadav acted in the Doordarshan's television serial Mungeri ke bhai Naurangilal as the protagonist. This was the sequel to a similar television program on Doordarshan, Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne.[3][4] His role in Chup Chup Ke gained him much popularity when one of his dialogues from the movie became a popular meme ("Mujhe sab aata hai, mai isko bilkul sikha dunga").

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 comic enthusiast in Hindi films. His films include Hungama, Waqt: The Race Against Time, Chup Chup Ke, Garam Masala, Phir Hera Pheri and Dhol.[5][6]

Yadav has also been the leading character in more serious films including Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon, Ladies Tailor, Rama Rama Kya Hai Drama, Hello! Hum Lallan Bol Rahe Hain, Kushti, Mirch, Benny and Babloo and Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh.[7][8]

For the film Jungle, he won the 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 given the Janpad Ratna Award.[9]

He made his Telugu language debut in 2015 with Kick 2, and played the main antagonist in controversial filmmaker Faisal Saif's multilingual film Amma.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Yadav has been married to Radha Yadav since 2003.[11]

Yadav was given a 10-day imprisonment in 2013 for filing a false affidavit in court. He spent four days in jail from 3 December 2013 until 6 December 2013 after which a division bench of the High Court suspended the sentence on his appeal. He was sentenced to 3 months in civil prison for non repayment of loan which he took in 2010 for his directorial debut by the Delhi High Court on 30 November 2018. He was immediately taken into custody by the Delhi Police.[12] Subsequently, in November 2018, Delhi High Court issued a three month prison sentence.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1999 Dil Kya Kare School's Watchman
Mast Peon
Shool Coolie
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 (2002 film) Dhattu
Hum Kisise Kum Nahin 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 Dorji
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
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero Bhagat Ram Talwar
2005 Waqt: The Race Against Time Laxman Nominated - Filmfare Best Comedian Award
Kyaa Kool Hai Hum Uma Shankar Tripathi
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 a.k.a. Bajey
Shaadi Se Pehle 'Shayar' Kanpuri
Darna Zaroori Hai Insurance Salesman
Phir Hera Pheri Pappu (Anjali's brother)
Chup Chup Ke Bandya
Ladies Tailor Chander
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 Chhota Don
Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag Rambha Bhai
Dhol Martan 'Maru' Damdere
Go Jagtap Tiwari
Bhool Bhulaiyaa Chhote Pandit / Lal Hanuman
2008 Kahaani Gudiya Ki True Story of a Woman Feroz
Bhoothnath Anthony
Rama Rama Kya Hai Drama Santosh
Krazzy 4 Gangadhar
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 Jhallan 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 Charan Lathi
Action Replayy Bhikhu
Tumse Milkar Kutty
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 Manav Chaturvedi
Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal
2013 Zindagi 50-50 Lele
Janta V/S Janardan – Bechara Aam Aadmi
Policegiri
Rangrezz
D-Day Himself In song "Duma Dum"
Ronde Saare Vyah Picho Chunnu Singh Dhillon Punjabi Debut
Krrish 3 Sharma
2014 Main Tera Hero Peter
Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Dilip First Hollywood movie
Thoda Lutf Thoda Ishq Ghungroo
2015 Kick 2 Dunna Telugu film
Baankey Ki Crazy Baraat Baankey
Amma Radhe Krishna Yadav
Dagdabaichi Chal Marathi movie
Welcome Back The Tailor
Bumper Draw Farooq Hindi movie
2016 Fire Fighter
Bhagya Na Jaane Koi Madhav Avadhi film
Pirate Director: Priyadarshan
2017 Judwaa 2 Nandu
Shrestha Bangali Bengali film
Babuji Ek Ticket Bambai
2018 Shraap 3D
Tishnagi
Shaadi Teri Bajayenge Hum Band[14] Selfie Don
2019 Chandigarh Amritsar Chandigarh Ricksaw Driver Punjabi Movie
2020 Coolie No. 1 Mama
2021 Hungama 2 Post Production
Incredible India (film) post production
Hello Charlie Forest Ranger
Time to Dance

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Svapnavāsavadattam Vidūṣaka (comedian) Sanskrit serial on Doordarshan[15]

Dubbing Roles[edit]

Sivaji: The Boss for Vivek

Awards and nominations[edit]

Filmfare Awards
Year Category Role Film Result Ref.(s)
2006 Best Performance in a Comic Role Laxman, Servant Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005) Nominated
International Indian Film Academy Awards
Year Category Role Film Result Ref.(s)
2004 Best Performance in a Comic Role Raja (Tulsidas Khan) Hungama (2003) Nominated [16][17]
Guru Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) Nominated
2008 Lal Hanuman Natwar a.k.a. Chhote Pandit Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007) Nominated [18][19]
2009 Anthony Bhoothnath (2008) Nominated [20][21]
Apsara Awards
Year Category Role Film Result Ref.(s)
2009 Best Actor in a Comic Role Anthony Bhoothnath (2008) Nominated
Screen Awards
Year Category Role Film Result Ref.(s)
2001 Best Actor in a Negative Role Sippa Jungle (2000) Won [22]
2005 Best Comedian Raj Purohit Jyotshi Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004) Nominated
2006 Mithilesh 'Chhotey Babu' Shukla Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh (2005) Nominated [23]
2008 Gangadhar Krazzy 4 Nominated [24]
Zee Cine Awards
Year Category Role Film Result Ref.(s)
2004 Best Actor in a Supporting Role Raja Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon (2003) Nominated

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