TV actor Dilip Joshi is celebrating his 54th birthday today. Dilip Joshi popularly known for his character Jethalal in the hit show ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ Have become a household name. The actor has also worked in TV shows like Salman Khan starrer ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’, ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’ and ‘Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh’ and ‘FIR’. But for the last 13 years, actor Jethalal has been making us laugh in the role of Gadha.
Dilip Joshi started his career as a backstage artist in the commercial stage, where he used to get Rs 50 for every role, but he was fond of theatre. Dilip Joshi Has been a part of Gujarati drama for more than 25 years and his last play was ‘Daya Bhai Do Dhaya’ which ended in 2007.
The Dilip Joshi who is the owner of property worth crores today, there was a time when he had to remain unemployed for a whole year. Yes, he was unemployed for a whole year just before signing ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ in 2008.
According to media reports, in today’s time, Dilip Joshi charges Rs 1.50 lakh for an episode for the role of Jethalal. He is the highest paid actor in the show. But there is no clear confirmation regarding his income.
Selection was done for the role of Champaklal
Dilip Joshi was first selected for the role of Champaklal (played by Amit Bhatt), but thought he would be better suited for the role of Jethalal. After this he auditioned for the role of Jethalal and got selected.
Dilip Joshi is older than his on-screen father. Very few people will know this thing, but it is true that Amit Bhatt, who plays Jethalal’s father Champaklal, is four years younger than him and his age is 48 years.
According to media reports, the actor has some great luxury cars. He owns a black colored Audi Q7, which costs around Rs 80 lakh, and a Toyota Innova, which costs around Rs 14 lakh.