Actor Dilip Joshi is celebrating his 53rd birthday today. Joshi has become a household name in the hit show 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma', popularly known as Jethalal. The sitcom is the longest-running daily family show in the world.
The actor has worked in films like Salman Khan starrer 'Maine Pyaar Kiya', 'Hum Aapke Hain Kaun' and 'Kabhi Ye Kabhi Woh' and TV shows like 'FIR'. But for the last 13 years, the actor has been making us laugh with his role as Jethalal Gada.
On the occasion of his birthday, we are going to tell you some such secrets related to him, which you will not know about.
1. Received 50 rupees per role
Dilip Joshi started his career as a backstage artist on the commercial stage, where he used to get 50 rupees per role.
2. Dilip Joshi did theater for 25 years
Dilip Joshi was a part of Gujarati theater for 25 years and his last play was 'Daya Bhai Do Dhaya' which ended in 2007.
3. Stayed unemployed for one year
Dilip Joshi was unemployed for a full year in 2008, just before signing 'Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma'.
4. First selected for the role of Champaklal
Dilip Joshi was earlier chosen to play the role of Champaklal (played by Amit Bhatt) but thought that he would be better suited for the role of Jethalal. He auditioned and played the role of Jethalal cleverly and made us laugh for so many years.
5. How much does Deep Joshi get for 'Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah'
According to media reports, Dilip Joshi charges Rs 1.50 lakh per episode for Jethalal's role. He is reportedly the highest-paid actor on the show.
6. Dilip Joshi's car
According to media reports, the actor has some great luxury cars. Joshi owns a black-colored Audi Q7, which costs around Rs 80 lakh, and a Toyota Innova, which costs around Rs 14 lakh.