Shailesh Lodha

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Shailesh Lodha
Shailesh Lodha in 1000 episode celebration of TMKOC.jpg
Shailesh Lodha in 1000 episode celebration of TMKOC 12 November 2012
Born (1969-11-08) 8 November 1969 (age 52)[1]
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor, anchor, writer
Years active1997–present
Known forTaarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Spouse(s)Swati Lodha
Children1

Shailesh Lodha (born 8 November 1969) is an Indian poet, actor, comedian and writer.[2][3] He is known for playing the role of Taarak Mehta (a real life Gujarati columnist) in India's longest running sitcom serial Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, since July 2008.

Personal life[edit]

Lodha was born in Jodhpur in vaishnav and jain oswal family. Lodha is married to a management author, Swati Lodha, and has a daughter Swara. Since his father was transferred to different places, Lodha travelled a lot. His mother loved reading and had a good vocabulary in Hindi. At the age of nine, Lodha was nicknamed "Baal Kavi". He had an office job, but he left it to follow his passion, i.e. writing poems.[1] In an 2015 interview he said, "I am half Jain".[4]

Lodha has completed B.Sc. and PG in marketing.[5]

Career[edit]

Lodha first appeared on Comedy Circus as a contestant, and later in Comedy ka Mahamukabla. Since 28 July 2008, he has appeared in the sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah as the real-life columnist Taarak Mehta. Along with being the title character on the show, he is also the narrator who speaks of the happenings of the show, as well as life challenges such as inflation and corruption in a satirical manner at the end of each episode.[6][7][8][9]

Lodha was the main presenter in the TV program Wah! Wah! Kya Baat Hai! telecasted on SAB TV during 2012-13. In 2019, he appeared in the comedy film Wig Boss along with Sunil Pal and Rakhi Sawant.[10]

Television[edit]

Years Title Role Channel Notes
2008 - present Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Taarak Mehta Sony Sab [1]
2008 Comedy Circus 2 Self Sony TV
2011 Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala Self StarPlus [11]
2013–2014 Wah! Wah! Kya Baat Hai! Host Sony Sab [12]
2014–2015 Bahut Khoob Host Sony Sab [7]

Author[edit]

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.[6]

Awards for contribution to poetry or literature[edit]

  • National Srijan Award[13]
  • Awarded by International Vaish Federation
  • Bharat Gaurav
  • Rajasthan Gaurav

TV awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "In Pics: Meet Shailesh Lodha aka Tarak Mehta in real life". daily.bhaskar.com. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  2. ^ "The Times of India: Latest News India, World & Business News, Cricket & Sports, Bollywood". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013.
  3. ^ Jajoo, Amar Ashok (30 January 2013). "I would love to do a negative role someday: Shailesh Lodha". The Times Of India. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Celebrities react to the meat ban during Paryushan". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Revealed! You will be shocked to know the education qualifications of'Taarak Mehta…' star cast". Bhaskar. 5 August 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Shailesh Lodha readies his fourth book". The Times of India. 18 August 2011. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2011.
  7. ^ a b "Shailesh Lodha had a huge surprise". The Times Of India. 25 October 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Shailesh Lodha's b-day bash". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 25 November 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  9. ^ "A touching moment at Times Square". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  10. ^ "Wig Boss Cast List". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Now, comedy on Dolly's mind - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  12. ^ "Wah Wah Kya Baat..mesmerizes Delhi! - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  13. ^ "It's raining awards for Shailesh Lodha". The Times of India. 21 April 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2017.

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