Dilip Joshi (Jethalal) Age, Wiki, Wife, Family, Career, Biography & Facts

Dilip Joshi is a very popular television actor in India. He belongs to the Gujarati family of Porbandar. Joshi became a household name with the comedy role of Jethalal in the serial ‘Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’. Check out more about Dilip Joshi (Jethalal) from the given article.

Dilip Joshi Age

Actor Dilip Joshi (aka Jethalal) was born on Sunday, 26th May 1968 (age 51 years old; as of 2020). She belongs to the Gujarati Brahmin family of village Gosa, Porbandar, India. Currently, he lives with his family in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Dilip Joshi Wiki

Here is all kind of quick information given in the table about Dilip Joshi’s age, family, education, wife, children, and much more biodata.

Dilip Joshi Bio-data
Real NameDilip Joshi
Nick NameDilip
Known NameJethalal Gada
Birth date26 May 1968 (Sunday)
Age51 years (as of 2020)
HobbiesTravelling, Reading
Debut AppearanceBollywood Film: Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)
Gujarati Film: Hun Hunshi Hunshilal (1992)
TV: Hum Panchhi Ek Dal Ke
Famous ForJethalal Champaklal Gada in Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Net WorthNot Known
Political InterestBJP (Bharatiya Janta Party)
Physical Appearance
Height(Approx)In feet: 5′ 5″
In centimeter: 165 cm
In meter: 1.65 m
Weight(Approx)In kilogram: 75 Kg
In grams: 165 LBS
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Zodiac SignGemini
Food Habits:Vegetarian
Family Background, Education
Father NameName Not Known
Mother NameName Not Known
Siblings:Name Not Known
Born PlaceGosa Village, Porbandar, Gujarat, India
Current CityMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolGujarati School
CollegeNarsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai
Education QualificationBachelor of Commerce
Boyfriend, Husband, Marriage
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateNot Known
Marriage PlaceGujrat
Wife/SpouseJaymala Joshi
GirlfriendJaymala Joshi
DaughterNeeyati Joshi
SonRitwik Joshi
Favourite Things & Assets
Favourite FoodGujarati Food, Dhokla
Favorite BeverageButtermilk
Favorite PlaceGujarat
Bike CollectionNot Known
Car CollectionNot Known
Social Media Accounts
InstagramDilip Joshi
FacebookDilip Joshi


Dilip Joshi is a very popular actor from Porbandar, Gujrat, India. He mostly works in the television serials and Indian films. He was born into the brahmin family of Gujrat, India. She completed his schooling from the hometown and then did graduation from Mumbai.

Dilip was very interested in arts like acting and speaking since childhood. He started acting in child plays at the age of 12 years. During college, Dilip was a part of a college theater group and received INT’s best actor award twice.

In 1989, Dilip Joshi got his first breakthrough with the role of Ramu in Salman Khan starer movie Maine Pyaar Kiya. Next, he featured in the hit films like Ham Aapke Hai Kaun, Khiladi 420, Dil Tumhara Hai, and many more.

Dilip Joshi Jethalal

Dilip made his first television debut with the serial Hum Panchi Ek Dal Ke. Next, he did important roles in the serials like Hum Sab Ek Hain, Subh Mangal Savdhan and Agadam, Bagdam, Tigdam, and Meri Biwi Wonderful.

In 2008, Dilip Joshi got the lead role of Jethalal in the popular television sitcom ‘Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah‘ opposite to Disha Vakani (aka Daya Jethalal). He received massive popularity with the role of Jethalal Gada.

Dilip is married to Jaymala and has two children. Currently, he lives with his family in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Dilip Joshi (Jethalal) Family, Caste & Religion

Dilip Joshi was born on 26th May 1968 into the Gujrati family. He was born into the village Gosa which is 10 km away from the Porbandar. He spent most of his childhood and teenage with his family and then moved to Mumbai. There is not much known about his parent’s names or siblings.


Dilip Joshi is a very religious personality and believes in Hinduism. He holds Indian nationality and is brahmin by caste. He follows BAPS, a Swaminarayan organization. Currently, Dilip Joshi lives with his family in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Dilip Joshi Wife, Children & Marriage

Dilip Joshi is married to Jaymala in the early ’90s. He has two children daughter Neeyati Joshi and son Ritwik Joshi. Currently, he resides with the full family in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Dilip Joshi real wife Jaymala
Jethalal(Dilip)’s real wife Jaymala
Actor with children & wife
Actor with children & wife


Dilip Joshi was born and brought up in the Gujarati brahmin family. He attended the local school in his home town. He got enrolled in Wilson’s College Mumbai and then moved to Narsee Munjee Commerce College. Dilip completed his graduation in Bachelor of Commerce.

Dilip was very enthusiastic about acting since boyhood. He started acting in child plays at the age of 12 years. He joined the theater academy of Namdev Lahute. His first childhood was “Aie Ranchood Rangeela” and used to be a statue in that drama.

During college, Dilip Joshi used to be a part of college plays and theater groups. While college, he got Indian National Theater’s Best Actor Award twice. He received awards for the plays which are directed by Raju Joshi and Niraj Vora.

He did acting in various theater plays but never had a thought to pursue a full time acting career. In 1988. real Tarak Mehta converted a Marathi language drama into Gujrati, titled ‘Sakha Sahiyara‘ which became very hit. He got a role in it and did more than 300 shows of ‘Sakha Sahuyara’.

Acting Career

Dilip Joshi made his first acting debut in the film Maine Pyaar Kyu Kiya and played the very small role of Ramu in it. He became a part of the Gujarati film Hu Hunshi Hunshilal in 1992. Dilip became a part of a famous movie Hum Aapke Hai Kaun.

Dilip Joshi in movie

Next, he did acting in the television serial Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Voh and played the role of Vasu. In 1997, Dilip Joshi starred in the serials like Kya Baat Hai, Daal Mein Kaala, Kora Kagaz, and Do Aur Do Paanch.

After then, Dilip featured in the films like Sar Aakhon Par(1998), Phir Bhi Dil Hindustani(2000), and Khiladi 420(2000). Subsequently, he played the role of Sohan Khachroo in the hindi tv serial Hum Sab Ek Hain and Balkrishna in Yeh Duniya Hai Rangeen.

Dilip Joshi in One 2 Ka 4
Dilip Joshi in One 2 Ka 4

During 2001-02, Dilip acted in films like One 2 Ka 4, Humraaz and Dil Hai Tumhara. At the same time, he also became a part of tv serials Rishtey-The Love Stories, Subh Mangal Savadhan, and Meri Biwi Wonderful.

Career from 2004

In 2004, Dilip Joshi made an appearance in the tv serials like Aaj Ke Shrimaan Shrimati, Kudkudiya House No 43, Hum Sab Baraati, and Bhagwan Bachaye Inko. He also made a guest appearance in the serials C.I.D. Special Bureau and FIR.

Dilip Joshi in movie Firaaq
Actor Dilip in movie Firaaq

In 2008, Dilip Joshi starred in the two Hindi films Firaaq and Don Muthu Swami. The same year, he started playing the main lead role of Jethalal Champaklal Gada in a television sitcom ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’.

Jethalal in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Jethalal in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah

Dilip Joshi became very famous with the role of Jethalal along with Daya became very famous across India. He received number of awards of Best Comic Actor including Zee Gold Awards, Lion Gold Awards, and Indian Television Academy Awards.

Apart from acting in tv serials and films, he has also made his appearance in the advertisements of popular brands.

Facts of Dilip Joshi

Does Dilip smoke?: No

Does Dilip drinks alcohol?: No

When Dilip got an offer for the lead role of Jethalal in TMKOC, he rejected it as he was busy with another serial of Sahara One. But later, that project got stopped and Dilip joined Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.

He is a pure vegetarian. He mostly eats homemade food even during shooting time.

Actor Dilip Joshi became joined the campaign of Bharatiya Janta Pary (BJP) while Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2018.

Jethalal Actor

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His official twitter is ‘ @dilipjoshie ‘.

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