Shailesh Lodha

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Shailesh Lodha
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Born 15th July, 1969[1]
Residence Mumbai, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor, anchor, author
Years active 1997–present
Known for Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Spouse(s) Swati Lodha

Shailesh Lodha is an Indian actor, comedian and writer.[2][3] He is widely recognized for his role of Taarak Mehta (a real life Gujarati columnist) in the India's longest running sitcom serial Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, which he is portraying since July 2008.

Personal Life[edit]

Shailesh is a married to a management author, Swati Lodha, and has a daughter - Swaara Lodha. Since his father was transferred to different places, Shailesh travelled a lot. His mother loved reading and had a good vocabulary in Hindi. At the young age of nine, Shailesh was nicknamed "Baal Kavi". Shailesh also had an office job, but he left it to follow his passion, i.e writing poems.[4]

While performing LIVE for Wah! Wah! Kya Baat Hai! at ST. Andrews College, Asit Kumarr Modi met Shailesh for the first time and offered him the role of Taarak Mehta in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.


He first appeared on Comedy Circus as a contestant, and later in Comedy ka Mahamukabla. Since 28 July 2008, he appears in the sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah as real-life columnist Taarak Mehta. He, other than being a character of the plot, is also a narrator who speaks of the happenings of the show, as well as life challenges such as inflation, corruption etc. in a satirical manner at the end of each episode.[5] He is from Jodhpur, Rajasthan.[6][7][8] He was the main presenter in the TV program Wah! Wah! Kya Baat Hai! telecasted on SAB TV during 2012-13.

Shailesh has completed BSc and PG in marketing [9]


Lodha has written four books: the first two are satirical humour, the third is a self-help book co-written with his wife, and his most recent book, Diljale Ka Facebook Status, is a collection of poems written from the point of view of a jilted lover.[5]

Awards for contribution to poetry or literature[edit]


  • National Srijan Award.
  • Awarded by International Vaish Federation.
  • Bharat Gaurav.
  • Rajasthan Gaurav

TV Awards[edit]


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