Famous daily soap actor Dilip Joshi is widely known for his comic roles. From working as a backstage artist for Rs 50 per role to charging 1.5 lakhs per episode, Dilip Joshi has come far. He gained massive name, fame, and wealth from the popular Indian sitcom “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah”. The show is running for over 14 consequent years making it the second-longest-running show after the popular show “Pavitra Rishta”.
The first episode of this household show was aired on television on July 28, 2008, on the Sony SAB channel. Dilip Joshi immortalized the character “Jethalal Champaklal Gada” with his flawless performance. Since the first day, Jethalal and the show made headlines and rest is the history. The popularity of the show hasn’t gone down.
Who is Dilip Joshi?
Dilip Joshi was born in a Gujrati family on 26 May 1968 in a Gosa village of Porbandar. He completed his bachelor’s degree in commerce from the NM College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai. Many of us may not know, he debuted his acting career with the movie “Maine Pyaar Kiya” co-starring well-known actors Salman Khan and Alok Nath. He also played roles in movies like “Hum Aapke Hain Kaun”, “Chachi 420”, “Humraaz”, “What’s Your Rashee”, “Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge” and many more regional cinemas.
Dilip Joshi got eyeballs with his role of Ramu in “Maine Pyaar Kiya” but got recognition with his iconic role in “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah”. For his majestic performance and tremendous contribution to daily soap, he won many awards like Boroplus Gold Awards, Lion Gold Awards, Indian Telly Awards, Big Star Entertainment Awards, and Zee Gold Awards. Despite his fortune and fame, he is regarded as the most humble person in the industry. His co-stars applaud him for maintaining his humility despite winning 15 awards for the show.
Why Did Dilip Joshi Leave TMKOC?
Rumors of Dilip Joshi leaving TMKOC sparked when he was seen missing from the recent episodes. Dilip Joshi shared his picture of his vacation in California. He dropped some pictures on his social media account from California’s Sequoia National Park. The picture was captioned “Learning to respect one’s root from the best!”.
Dilip Joshi has not left the show. Fans were in fear of Dilip Joshi getting replaced as they are already in the sorrow of Taarak getting replaced recently.
Dilip Joshi’s Age, Weight, Height, and Family
Dilip Joshi was born in 1968 and is currently 54 years old. He is 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm) tall and weighs around 80kg or 176 pounds. He has Brown eyes and black hair. Joshi married Jaymala Joshi in 1987 and has two children, Daughter Niyati Joshi, and Son Ritviq Joshi. His Daughter Jaymala is a businesswoman and married to Yashowardhan Mishra who is a short film director/screenwriter and is the son of a well-known screenwriter and lyricist Ashok Mishra.
Dilip Joshi’s Net worth, salary, and assets
According to some reports, Dilip Joshi has acquired a fortune of roughly 5 million dollars or 37 crores from the entertainment industry. Once worked for Rs 50 for small roles, now he charges 1.5 lakh per episode which makes him the highest-paid actor in the show. He also earns a good amount as a special guest by attending various events and functions.
He lives in a 3BHK luxury flat in Raheja Heights, Goregoan East, Mumbai. The estimated cost of the flat is 7 crores. He also owns an Audi Q7, Toyota Innova, and a recently purchased subcompact SUV KIA Sonet. The cost of Audi Q7 range between 82-89 lakh, Toyota Innova costs around 14 lakh, and KIA Sonet costs about 12 Lakh. He prefers traveling in Toyota Innova as he finds it more comfortable.
Has Dilip Joshi left TMKOC?
Dilip Joshi didn’t leave the show. He is currently on vacation in California, USA. Rumors of his leaving the show sparked when fans noticed him missing from the last few episodes.
How much does Dilip Joshi earn?
Dilip Joshi is charging 1.5 lakh per episode, which makes him the highest paid actor in the show.
What is Dilip Joshi net worth in 2022?
According to some reports, the total net worth of Dilip Joshi is approximately $5 million or 37 Crores in Indian Rupees.
Did Dilip Joshi reject TMKOC?
After a long period of struggling and lack of work, Dilip Joshi got work in a show and soon after received an offer from the makers of TMKOC. Since Dilip was busy with the first show, he denied the offer. Soon later, the show in which Dilip was working shut down. He then contacted the makers of TMKOC for an audition, and the rest is the history.