Who does not know India’s famous comedian Raju Srivastava? It is natural to have a smile on everyone’s face as soon as he comes on stage. Raju Srivastava has mastered making people laugh. He has done standup comedy shows around the world. Along with TV, he has also done a great job in many Hindi films.
Raju Srivastava Birth and His Family
Raju Srivastava was born on 25 December 1963 in Kanpur, UP in a middle-class family. His father Ramesh Chandra Srivastava was called Balai Kaka because he was a poet. His mother’s name is Saraswati Srivastava. Raju Srivastava used to do comedy since childhood and thought of making a future in this. He started doing stage shows in childhood.
Raju Srivastava is married to Shikha Srivastava. They have a son Ayushmann Srivastava and a daughter Antara Srivastava.
Raju Srivastav Career
Raju Srivastav started his career in 1993. Raju Srivastav has a lot of performance in India and abroad as well. They also launched their own range of audio cassettes and video CDs. He got early recognition as a look-alike to Amitabh Bachchan. His real success came from the Great Indian Laughter Challenge. Due to his amazing performance in this show, he came on everyone’s tongue from house to house.
Raju is such an artist who brings any topic to the fore. He is known for his skillful mimicry. They often do comedy on everyday and small incidents. His favorite character Gajodhar Kaka is very famous. Actually, there was a barber named Gajodhar in Raju’s maternal grandmother and from whom Raju used to get his hair cut. He has worked with artists like Kalyanji Anandji, Bappi Lahiri, and Nitin Mukesh in India and abroad.
Raju achieved his greatest success with The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, a stand-up comedy show in which he was the second runner-up. He acted in other TV serials like Shaktimaan, Bigg Boss, Comedy Ka Maha Muqaaq, Comedy Circus, Comedy Nights with Kapil, etc. He has also worked in many films like –
- 1988 Tejaab
- 1993 Baazigar
- 2001 Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya
- 2002 Vah tera kya kahana
- 2003 Mai Prem Ki diwani hu
- 2007 Big Brother
- 2007 Phir Hera Pheri
- 2007 Bombay to Goa
- 2010 Bhavnao Ko Samjho
Once Raju Srivastava made the Mosquito Chalisa, he faced severe criticism from Hindu fundamentalists, as he insults the dignity of a Hindu deity. Similarly and once got several phone calls from Pakistan, warning him not to joke about underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
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