Bollywood actor Rajpal Yadav, who turned 45 years is an Indian film actor known for his comic roles in Hindi cinema. He was born in the small town of Kundra, located in Shahjahanpur district in Uttar Pradesh. Here are some interesting facts about Rajpal Yadav.
Rajpal Yadav has received his primary education from Shahjahanpur district in Uttar Pradesh where he was born. After completing his studies there, he attended the National School of Drama in Delhi.
He acted in many plays in the Shahjahanpur theatre prior to attending the Bhartendu Natya Academy, Lucknow to receive formal training in theatre. He studied there for two years, from 1992 to 1994, after which he went to the National School of Drama in Delhi and stayed there till 1997.
Rajpal shifted base to Mumbai in 1997 to try his luck in the Hindi film industry. He began his career on television with Doordarshan’s television serial ‘Mungeri ke Bhai Naurangilal’ where his role was comic in nature.
His entry in Bollywood was incidental. Director, Ram Gopal Varma spotted Rajpal in the audience of his movie ‘Mast.’ Although Rajpal had played a very small role in ‘Mast’ but Ram Gopal gave him a challenging role in his next film ‘Jungle.’
The talented actor did negative roles in a few films, but discovered comedy to be his forte. His notable comic performances include Hungama, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Chup Chup Ke, Garam Masal, Phir Hera Pheri, Dhol, Malamaal Weekly, Bhagam Bhaag, Bhootnath, Bhool Bhulaiyya, De Dana Dan, and so on.
Rajpal Yadav married Radha Yadav on 10th June, 2003. They Both met in Canada and her wife is 9 years younger than him and one inch taller than him. The couple have one daughter.
The actor received ‘Sansui Screen Award’ for Best Actor in a negative role for film ‘Jungle’, 2000. Rajpal has also been awarded by ‘Janpad Ratna Award.’
Besides, he has also played the lead characters in many films like ‘Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon’, ‘Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh’, ‘Ladies Tailor’, ‘Kushti’ and ‘Mirch’. He even appeared in a Hollywood film called ‘Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain’.