You must have recognized Jethalal of the comedy TV show ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’. He has made his mark in every Indian household. But, do you know his real name? Now you might be thinking too! This character is so wonderful that even the person who plays it is now known by the name Jethalal. But, Jethalal’s real name is Dilip Joshi. Today is his birthday. Now what to talk about his strong acting. You’ve been watching yourself for years. Today, on the occasion of his birthday, we introduce you to some interesting anecdotes from his life…
Was about to leave acting fed up with unemployment
The show ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ has been airing continuously since the year 2008. Everyone is convinced of Dilip Joshi’s acting and attitude as Jethalal. But the interesting thing is that immediately before doing this show, Dilip Joshi had prepared to leave the acting world. Even before this show, Dilip Joshi used to act, but he did small roles in TV serials and films. Before the show ‘Taarak Mehta’ was offered, Dileep was working in another serial, but that serial went off air. In such a situation, Dilip remained unemployed for a whole year. This was the reason why he had made up his mind to stay away from the glamor word. Then suddenly in 2008, Dilip Joshi was offered this show and his luck changed.
Everyone rejected, then got this show
You will be surprised to know that Taarak Mehta was not the first choice of Dilip Makers for the show. Before Dilip Joshi, many actors were offered the role of Jethalal, but all of them refused to do this role. It came to Dilip Joshi on the refusal of actors like Rajpal Yadav, Kiku Sharda, Ali Asgar, Ahsan Qureshi, Yogesh Tripathi etc. After that he never had to look back.
worked as a backstage artist
Dilip Joshi started his career as a backstage artist in the commercial stage. For each of his roles, he used to get a fee of only Rs 50. However, he was so fond of theater that he used to work happily even for this amount. His hard work and luck paid off and today he is at the stage that charges up to Rs 1.5 lakh per episode. Let us tell you that Dilip Joshi was a part of Gujarati theater for about 25 years. His last play was ‘Daya Bhai Do Dhaya’, which ended in 2007. After this he remained unemployed for a year and got Jethalal’s offer in 2008.
live a luxurious life
Even though actor Dilip Joshi is seen in a very simple style in the show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. But in reality he lives a luxurious life. As of today, he is the owner of assets worth about 40 crores. He has a luxurious house in Goregaon East. Along with this, they also have many expensive vehicles. His cars include Audi Q7, Toyota Innova.