Dilip Joshi Birthday: ‘Jethalal’ made a debut with Salman, ever earning just ₹ 50

On 26 May, Dilip Joshi’s birthday, known as Jethalal, via TV show ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’, is Dilip Joshi’s birthday. Dilip Joshi has more than 3 decades in the world of film and television, but he got stardom in 2008.

Luxury cars near ‘Jethalal’

Dilip Joshi is also fond of luxury cars. They have cars ranging from Audi-Q7 to Innova. (Photo: Instagram @ maakasamdilipjoshi)

‘Jethalal’ became and changed luck

In 2008, Asit Kumar Modi signed Dilip Joshi to play Jethalal in ‘Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ and this is where his fate changed. Today everyone knows Dilip Joshi by the name of ‘Jethalal’.

Belle plenty of papad for stardom

It is not easy to reach the place where Dilip Joshi is today. He made his Bollywood debut in 1989. Worked in films with Salman Khan to Shah Rukh Khan. Even though Dilip Joshi was working with the big stars, the role did not meet as he wished. So he turned to theaters to keep the ‘worms’ of his acting alive. He did whatever role he got there. (Photo: Instagram @ maakasamdilipjoshi)

Used to earn 50 rupees


He also worked as a backstage artist by Dilip Joshi. Dilip Joshi used to get only 50 rupees for that work. He mentioned this in an interview to ‘Bollywood Hungama’. He used to write punchlines and jokes for theater plays, which people used to enjoy a lot. (Photo: Instagram @ maakasamdilipjoshi)

Debut from Salman with ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’

Dilip Joshi movies were then entered into films from the world of theater. He made his debut with Salman Khan in the film Maine Pyaar Kiya. Salman was the hero in the film and Dilip Joshi a servant. And none of the dialogues. While this film brought Salman to stardom overnight, Dilip Joshi’s struggle continued. (Photo: YouTube)

Jethalal was also seen in these films

Dilip Joshi did another film ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’ (Hum Aapke Hain Koun …!) With Salman. His role in this film was highly liked. Even after getting recognition, Dilip Joshi was not getting the work as he thought. He appeared in several films after this. He has acted in films like ‘Khiladi 420’, ‘One 2 Ka 4’, ‘Hamraj’, ‘Firaq’, ‘Finding Rahe Jaage’ and ‘What’s Your Rashi’.

Part of ‘Tarak Mehta’ since 2008


In 2008, Dilip Joshi entered the show ‘Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma’ and is a part of it till date. While working on the show, Dilip Joshi did appear in two Hindi films in 2009, but he got his real identity and name by becoming ‘Jethalal’. Apart from ‘Taarak Mehta’, Dilip Joshi has done more TV shows. (Photo: Instagram @ maakasamdilipjoshi)

So much for an episode

Today Dilip Joshi is earning millions by becoming ‘Jethalal’. According to information available on the internet, Dilip Joshi charges 1.5 lakh rupees for an episode.


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