Meet Jethalal Champaklal Gada Aka Dilip Joshi Biography

Navneet S Karnani
Navneet S Karnani
Jethalal Champaklal Gada

Dilip Joshi is a renowned Indian actor best known for his portrayal of Gujarati businessmen in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chasma as Jethalal Champaklal Gada. During his college days, he joined theater and won the best actor’s award at Indian National Theater. He then came to Mumbai from Porbandar and started his acting career doing petty roles.

Sooraj Barjatiya started casting him in his films and he thus made his acting debut with Sooraj Barjatiya’s Maine Pyaar Kiya. After that, he was also seen in a small role in Hum Aapke Hain Kon. In addition to that, he has also worked in small roles in films like PhirB hi Dil Hain Hindustani, and Khiladi 420 among others. His most recent performance in films came in the comedy film Dhoondte Reh Jaoge.

Dilip Joshi made his small screen debut with the show Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Who in 1995. Post that, he became a regular on small screen and worked in may series like Daal Me Kala, Hum Sab Ek Hain, Hum Sab Baraati, and C.I.D Special Bureau among others. From 2008, he has played the lead role of Jethalal Champaklal Gada in one of the longest-running television series Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. His performance has won him 5 ITA Awards and various other accolades. Today, he is a household name thanks to his performance in the series. His chemistry with her on-screen wife Daya is also been praised by critics.

Meet Jethalal Champaklal Family

Dilip Joshi started dating Jaymala Joshi in 1986 and the couple got married in 1987. The couple has 2 children, a daughter named Niyati and a son named Ritviq. He also has 3 older siblings.

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Jethalal Champaklal Net Worth

Jethalal net worth is around 40 cores. He charges 1.2 lakhs per episode of TMKOC. He has also appeared in some commercials and charges INR 80 lakhs to 1 crore per commercial. He is a huge fan of SUVs and has 2 SUVs, Audi Q7 and Toyota Innova. He lives in an apartment in Andheri that is estimated at around 10 crores INR.

Dilip Joshi Unknown Facts

  • During his graduation years, he twice received the INT (Indian National Theater) Best Actor award.
  • Many colleagues and actors have praised him saying that he has got a deep set of eyes.
  • You might not know but Dilip Joshi is highly active on social media and has around 2 million followers on Instagram.

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