Yadav in 2011
16 March 1971|
Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Alma mater||National School of Drama, Delhi|
|Occupation||Actor, Entertainer, Comedian, modelling|
|Years active||1997 - present|
|Spouse(s)||Radha Yadav(m. 2003)|
Rajpal Yadav (born 16 March 1971) is an Indian film actor known for his comic roles in Bollywood.
Rajpal Yadav attended the Bhartendu Natya Academy located in Lucknow from 1992 to 1994. After finishing the acting course, he went to National School of Drama located in Delhi. After finishing his entire course, he moved to Mumbai in the year 1997.
According to Rajpal Yadav, his height has always been a fight of his life. He acted in the Doordarshan's television serial Mungeri ke bhai Naurangilal as the protagonist. This was sequel to a similar television program on Doordarshan, Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne.
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 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 .
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.
Also, He is brand ambassador for Wishbells .
Rajpal Yadav met his wife when he went to Canada for a film shoot. "That's when he met Radha. 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." He ran into legal trouble and was awarded 10-day imprisonment in 2013 for filing a false affidavit in court. Yadav had spent four days in jail from December 3, 2013 until December 6, 2013 after which a division bench of the High Court had suspended the sentence on his appeal.
A court in Delhi on 14-Apr-2018 convicted the bollywood actor and comedian Rajpal Yadav, his wife Radha Yadav and a company for not repaying Rs. 5 crores to a businessman.
|1992||Svapnavāsavadattam||Vidūṣaka (comedian)||Sanskrit serial on Doordarshan |
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