Rajpal Yadav

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Rajpal Yadav
Yadav in 2016
Born
Rajpal Naurang Yadav

(1971-03-16) 16 March 1971 (age 53)
Alma materNational School of Drama
Occupations
  • Actor
  • comedian
Years active1999–present
Spouses
  • Karuna
    (m. 1992, died)
  • Radha
    (m. 2003)
Children3

Rajpal Naurang Yadav (born March 16, 1971) is an Indian actor and comedian. His breakthrough came in Ram Gopal Varma's Jungle (2000), in which he played a negative role. Although Yadav has gained widespread recognition through his slapstick comic performances over the years and has been nominated for several awards such as Filmfare and Screen Awards.[1]

Some of his most notable work includes Ek Aur Ek Gyarah (2003), Kyaa Kool Hai Hum (2004), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005), Phir Hera Pheri (2006), Partner (2007), Bhoothnath (2008), Krazzy 4 (2008), Krrish 3 (2013), Judwaa 2 (2017), Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 (2022) and in several movies of Priyadarshan such as Hungama (2003), Garam Masala (2005), Malamaal Weekly (2005), Chup Chup Ke (2006), Bhagam Bhag (2006), Dhol (2007), Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2008), De Dana Dan (2009), Khatta Meetha (2010).

He has starred in leading roles and serious characters including Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon (2003), Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh (2005), Rama Rama Kya Hai Drama (2008), Kushti (2010) and Ardh (2022).

Career[edit]

Yadav acted in the DD National's television serial Mungeri Ke Bhai Naurangilal. This was the sequel to Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne.[2] His first film was Shool (1999), in which he played the role of a coolie.[3]

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.

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.[4][5]

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.[6]

He made his Telugu language debut in 2015 with Kick 2, and also played a role in multilingual film Amma.[7]

He had also worked as lead against Anjali Sharma in psychological drama titled 'Son' directed and produced by Paul Rupesh.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Yadav took acting training from National School of Drama. Yadav married his first wife in 1992. After the birth of their first child, she died due to certain complications. He then went on to marry for a second time in 2003 after establishing himself in the industry. He has two daughters.[10][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]

Key
Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
1999 Dil Kya Kare School's Watchman
Mast Peon
Shool Coolie
2000 Jungle Sippa
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 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 Story segment: Apples
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 Informer 555 Cameo appearance
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
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 Mr.Y
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 Agent Prabhakar Pandit Story segment: Accidents are Never Predicted
Phir Hera Pheri Pappu (Anjali's brother)
Chup Chup Ke Bandya
Ladies Tailor Chander
Baabul Balraj's Chauffeur
Bhagam Bhag Gulab Singh 'Gullu' Lakhan Singh Haryanewale
2007 Anwar Gopinath
Chasme Bahadur Owner of Beer Shop Marathi film
Undertrial Sagar Hussain [14]
Partner Chhota Don
Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag Rambha Bhai
Dhol Marthand 'Maru' Dhamdere
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 India 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
Kushti Chander Singh
Khatta Meetha Rangila
Mirch Kashi
Benny and Babloo Babloo Charan Lathi
Action Replayy Bhikhu
Toofan Raju
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 Tutu
Rangrezz
D-Day Himself In song "Duma Dum"
Ronde Saare Vyah Picho Chunnu Singh Dhillon Punjabi film
Krrish 3 Sharma
2014 Main Tera Hero Peter
Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Dilip
Thoda Lutf Thoda Ishq Ghungroo
2015 Kick 2 Dunna Telugu film
Baankey Ki Crazy Baraat Baankey
Amma Radhe Krishna Yadav
Dagdabaichi Chal Marathi Film
Dirty Politics Banna Ram
Bumper Draw Farooq
Welcome Back The Tailor
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
Love Training Bhikhari
Shaadi Teri Bajayenge Hum Band[15] Selfie Don
2019 Chandigarh Amritsar Chandigarh Rickshaw Driver Punjabi Film
2020 Coolie No. 1 Mama Released on Amazon Prime Video
2021 Hello Charlie Forest Ranger
Hungama 2 Popat Jamal / Raja Dhatingarh Dhingra Released on Disney+ Hotstar
Time to Dance Sada
Bhoot Police Goggal Baba Released on Disney+ Hotstar
2022 Cinemaa Zindabad Shyam Kapoor MX Player film
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Chhote Pandit Sequel of Bhool Bhulaiyaa
Dangerous
Ladki: Dragon Girl
Thai Massage Jugnu Bhaiya
2023 Gunchakkar Baba Fanse Short film on Amazon miniTV
Hume Toh Loot Liya Ram MX Player film
Shehzada Inspector Satish Yadav Remake of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo
Kathal Patrakar Anuj Netflix film
Satyaprem Ki Katha Doodhiya
Dream Girl 2 Shoukiya
Non Stop Dhamaal Raju Bhangarwala
Apurva Jugnu
2024 Kaam Chalu Hai Manoj Patil

Web series[edit]

Key
Denotes Web series that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2023 Pop Kaun? Sultan Qureshi [16]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Mungeri Ke Bhai Naurangilal
1992 Svapnavāsavadattam Vidūṣaka (comedian) Sanskrit serial on Doordarshan[17]

Dubbing roles[edit]

Film title Actor Character Dub Language Original Language Original Year Release Dub Year Release Notes
Sivaji: The Boss Vivek Arivu Hindi Tamil 2007 2010

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Role Film Result Ref.
2006 Filmfare Awards Best Performance in a Comic Role Laxman, Servant Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005) Nominated [18]
2004 IIFA Awards Best Performance in a Comic Role Raja (Tulsidas Khan) Hungama (2003) Nominated
2004 Guru Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) Nominated
2008 Lal Hanuman Natwar a.k.a. Chhote Pandit Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007) Nominated
2009 Anthony Bhoothnath (2008) Nominated
2001 Screen Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role Sippa Jungle (2000) Won
2005 Best Comedian Raj Purohit Jyotshi Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004) Nominated
2006 Mithilesh 'Chhotey Babu' Shukla Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh (2005) Nominated
2008 Gangadhar Krazzy 4 Nominated
2016 Best Ensemble Cast Tailor Welcome Back (2015) Nominated
2004 Zee Cine Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Raja Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon (2003) Nominated
2006 Best Actor in a Comic Role Mithilesh 'Chhotey Babu' Shukla Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh (2005) Nominated
2009 Apsara Awards Anthony Bhoothnath (2008) Nominated
2006 Bollywood Awards Best Comic Actor Mithilesh 'Chhotey Babu' Shukla Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh (2005) Nominated
2001 Sansui Viewer's Choice Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role Sippa Jungle (2000) Won
2004 Best Comic Actor Raja Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon (2003) Nominated
2000 People's Choice Awards, India Best Actor in a Negative Role Sippa Jungle (2000) Nominated
2001 Best Comic Performance Rampal Yadav / Chhota Vakeel Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya...(2001) Nominated
2007 Star Gold Comedy Honors Performer with Comic Excellence -- -- Won
2004 Pogo Amazing Kids Awards Most Amazing Comedian Raja (Tulsidas Khan) Hungama (2003) Nominated
2005 Laxman, Servant Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005) Won
2023 News18 REEL Movie Award Best Performance in a Comic Role Chhote Pandit Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2(2022) Nominated
2023 Golden Glory Awards Comedy Actor of the Decade -- -- Won

References[edit]

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