Tanmay Vekaria (Bagha of TMKOC): Life, Struggle and Biography

From earning Rupees 4000 as a bank executive to making his mark in the hearts of the audience, Tanmay Vekaria, who plays the role of Bagha in the show ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah‘ has come a long way. He works at Jethalal’s shop in this show with his on-screen uncle Ghanshyam Naik aka Natuu Kaka. You definitely know who Bagha is but today we will tell you about how long Tanmay waited and what he struggled to get this role.

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How Tanmay Vekaria got Bagha Role

It is a difficult task to carve out a niche in an already famous show and Tanmay took such a difficult path. Seeing ‘Baagha’ in ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’, we burst into laughter. Before Tarak Mehta Ka Ulta Chasma, Tanmay acted in the show Maniben.com which was telecasted in 2009 on SAB TV. He appeared as the younger brother of Maniben which was played by Smriti Irani.

Before Bagha, he has played four different small characters in the show. In which the roles of Inspector to Taxi Driver, Teacher and Auto Driver are included. In 2010 Ghanshyam Naik, aka Nattu Kaka, had surgery, so in his absence, the management wanted someone to be there with Jethalal. Then the Bagha character was introduced as the nephew of Nattu Kaka, and finally, Tanmay got his regular place in the show from episode no 507.

But after giving many auditions in 2010, Tanmay Vekaria got a chance to play the ‘Baagha’ character. Tanmay lived this character with all his heart and put his life into it. Today he is famous in every household as Bagha or Bagheswar. His character is not easy to play as per the script he has a weird style of walk ( bending backwards).

Gujrati Theatre

Tanmay had a difficult journey before discovering Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. Aside from minor roles in TV series, this actor spent 15 years as a theatre artist. Tanmay’s father’s name is Arvind Vekaria, and he is from Gujarat.

Tanmay’s father is also an actor who has appeared in several Gujarati plays and some Hindi serials like Shriman Shrimati. Tanmay’s journey to becoming ‘Baagha’ has been a struggle and a wonderful journey in and of itself, despite the fact that his father is an actor.

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Job In the Bank

Before entering the entertainment industry, this actor worked as a marketing executive in a bank. He used to be paid only 4 thousand rupees there. Which he used to manage his household expenses. Tanmay’s father, on the other hand, was an actor, and Tanmay aspired to be an artist like him. This was the only reason this actor entered the entertainment industry and began acting in theatres with his father. After a long time and many minor characters, this actor’s hard work paid off, and he is now known as Bagha.

‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ has created history

‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah,’ which premiered on Sony SAB in 2008, is not only a popular show in our country, but it has also gained international acclaim. The show has been running for 13 years, and the most important thing is that each year, the show doubles the entertainment value for its viewers. In terms of TRP, the show has always remained in the top ten. Characters such as Jethalal, Babita, Daya, Komal Bhabhi, Bhide, Popatlal, Taarak Mehta, and Bagha are examples in their own right. Everyone, from children to the elderly, is enthralled by this series.

Personal Data Of Tanmay Vekaria

Full Name Tanmay Anand Vekaria
Father Name Anand Vekaria
Date of Birth 18 December 1975
Marital Status Married
Wife Name Mitsu Vekaria
Children One Daughter (Vrishti Vekaria)
Highest Qualification Graduation
Profession Actor
Schooling Lady of Remedy High School
College Nagindas Khandwala
Religion Hindu
Regional Gujeari
Movies Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge (2009), Samay Chakra, Ghar Ghar ni Baat (Gujrati)
Weight Approx 75 KG
Height 5 feet 11 inches
Residence Raj Arcade, Kandivali West

In 13 years, many characters have been replaced, from Tappu played by Bhavya Gandhi to Sonu played by Nidhi Bhanushali, but some characters are constant over the year. Bagha is one of those characters which has its own flavour and constant from its inception.

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