Rajpal Yadav Turns 51, Know His Epic Journey From UP to Mumbai

Rajpal Yadav is regarded as one of Bollywood’s most talented actors. He is a comedian whose on-screen performance is quite different. In most of his films, Rajpal Yadav has made the audience laugh a lot.

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Rajpal is 5 feet 3 inches tall which is considered a short height but Rajpal has made it his strength rather than weakness.

Real NameRajpal Yadav
HeightCentimeters- 161 cm
Meters- 1.61 m
Feet Inches- 5’ 3”
WeightKilograms- 58 kg
Pounds- 128 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Date of Birth16 March 1971
Age (as in 2022)51 Years
Birth PlaceKundra, Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
HometownShahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
SchoolNot Known
CollegeBhartendu Academy of Dramatic Arts, Lucknow
National School of Drama, New Delhi
Educational QualificationsTheatre Course
DebutFilm Debut : Dil Kya Kare (1999)
TV Debut : Mungeri ke bhai Naurangilal (1999)
FamilyFather– Not Known
Mother– Not Known
Sister– Not Known
Brother– Not Known
ControversiesIn 2013, he was jailed for 10 days by the Delhi High Court on the charges of concealing facts about a 5 crores (INR) recovery after a complaint by a Delhi businessman.
In 2015, fake news trended on WhatsApp and Facebook that he died due to a heart attack.
Favorite FoodNot Known
Favorite ActorAmitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Mehmood, and Shakti Kapoor
Favorite DirectorDavid Dhawan and Priyadarshan
Favorite FilmAndaaz Apna Apna, Angoor, Sholay, Padosan and Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeKaruna Yadav (First wife- died)
Radha Yadav
ChildrenDaughter2 (Jyoti and Rehanshi)
Salary2+ Crore/film (INR)
Net Worth75 Crore

Initial life

He was born on March 16, 1971, in the Shahjahanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, near Lucknow to Naurang Yadav. Rajpal Yadav attended school in Shahjahanpur. Following that, he joined the drama theatre there.

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After some time, Rajpal Yadav attended Bhartendu Natya Academy in Lucknow for theatre training in 1992. He trained here for two years before moving on to the National School of Drama in Delhi from 1994 to 1997. Rajpal Yadav worked as a tailor apprentice at Ordnance Cloth Factory from 1989 to 1991 after finishing his 12th grade, but his desire to be an artist kept him away from the job.

Bollywood Career

Rajpal Yadav debuted in Bollywood in 1999 with ‘Dil Kya Kare.’ Initially, he played minor roles in films. After that, Rajpal Yadav’s true identity was revealed by his transformation into a villain. In the year 2000, he played Sippa in Ram Gopal Varma’s film ‘Jungle.’ Rajpal Yadav played his role as a dangerous antagonist. For this film, he was also nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Negative Role.

After this, Rajpal Yadav’s films include Company, Hungama, Mujhse Shadi Karogi, Partner, Bhagam Bhag, Apna Sapna Money Money, Phir Hera Pheri, Chup Chupke, and Bhool Bhulaiyaa.

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Rajpal Yadav has received numerous awards for his outstanding acting abilities, including the Filmfare Award. Rajpal Yadav had to work extremely hard to establish himself in Bollywood.

Rajpal Yadav revealed last year in an interview with RJ Siddhartha Kannan that there was a time when he didn’t even have enough money to pay for public transportation, but his close friends in the film industry rallied around him. ‘I think everyone should keep their doors open for others… how would I be here if people didn’t help me?’ said Rajpal Yadav. The entire world was rooting for me, I believed in being on my own, and I knew I needed all the help I could get.’ Not only that, but Rajpal Yadav recalled his early days of struggle in Mumbai.

‘When you come to Mumbai, it feels like a strange new city,’ he added. Where you must share an auto with other people to get to Borivali. When you don’t have enough money for an auto, you go to Juhu, Lokhandwala, Adarsh Nagar, Goregaon, and sometimes even Bandra in search of success, taking his picture with you. When life appears to be difficult, the goal becomes simple. When life appears to be simple, the goal becomes more difficult to achieve.

Can Rajpal Yadav speak English?

Rajpal Yadav’s education has been mostly done from Hindi Medium School. When Rajpal came to the Hindi film industry, his English was very weak. But gradually he has improved it.

Personal Life

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In terms of Rajpal Yadav’s personal life, his first marriage was with Karuna Yadav, a Lakhimpur resident who died due to illness.

Following that, he married Radha Yadav, a Canadian resident, for the second time. Rajpal Yadav’s second marriage is a love marriage; they met for the first time in Canada and decided to marry in 2003 after some time apart.

Rajpal has a daughter Jyoti born on May 15, 2013 and his younger daughter named Rehanshi was born in 2018.

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