Tanuj Mahashabde Biography , Lesser Known Facts and Educational Qualification

Ankita Gurung
Ankita Gurung

Tanuj Mahashabde is an Indian Television actor. He is best known for his role in Television Series ‘Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah’.


He was born on 24 July 1974 in Dewas, Madhya Pradesh, India. His zodiac sign is Leo. His age as of 2020 is 47 years old. Tanuj Mahashabde pursued and completed a diploma in Marine Communication. He is also known as Krishnan Iyer in the tv serial ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah”. He made his Bollywood film debut with the film “Ferrari Ki Sawaari”, in the year 2012, and tv debut with the tv show ‘Yeh Duniya Hai Rangeen”.


Father Not Known
Mother Not Known
Brother Not Known
Sister Not Known

Educational Qualification

Tanuj Mahashabde School Not Known
College Not Known
Qualification  Diploma in Marine Electrical Engineering
Degree in Sound Recording and Reproduction.

Physical Appearance

Tanuj Mahashabde Height 5’7″ In feet and inches
Weight 65 Kg
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown

Favorite Things

Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan
Favorite Actress Kajol
Favorite Food Not Known
Favorite Film Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
Hobbies Listening To Music , Writing , Reading , Travelling
Favorite Color Black , Blue White
Favorite Sport Cricket
Car Collection  Not Known
Favorite Holiday Destination Goa, Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Salary (approx.) INR 65,000-80,000/Episode


Tanuj Mahashabde was a writer for the famous TV show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah on SAB TV. During the shooting, Dilip Joshi spotted him and Munmun Dutta together and recommended they act like husband-wife in the successful comedy series. In the year 2016, Tanuj Mahashabde was appreciated for reuniting an 18-year-old boy with his family, who was lost in Borivali by taking him promptly to the police station. On 26 March 2016 Tanuj Mahashabde along with famous actor Govinda attended the premiere of the Punjabi movie Canada Di Flight in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Lesser-known facts

  • He has a diploma in Marine Communication from Indore. Later, Tanuj moved to Mumbai and started learning the basics of theatre from ‘Bharatiya’ Vidya Bhavan Kala Kendra, Mumbai’.
  • Tanuj has done theatre for over 15 years.
  • Tanuj Mahashabde developed an interest in writing and has co-written a few scripts in many episodic show roles including CID and Aahat.
    Mahashabde got recognition for his role in ‘Ye Duniya Hai Rangeen’.
  • Tanuj went back to his hometown and started working as an acting teacher in Indore.
  • Later the director of ‘Ye Duniya Hai Rangeen’ called Tanuj to come back and join his new show “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chasma. Allegedly Tanuj was supposed to do writing for the series, but the lead actor of the show, Dilip Joshi’ suggested the director take Tanuj as one of the characters i.e. ‘Scientist Krishnan Iyer’ as there was no such character in the script before.
  • Tanuj was also nominated for the Forbes India Celebrity list in the year 2014.
  • He was awarded the “Kala Gaurav Award’ in the year 2016.
  • Tanuj Mahashabde is from Maharashtra. Tanuj is not a south Indian in real life. According to him, Mahashabde learned to tie lungi and then went to Chennai to know more about south Indians before taking the role in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.

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