Raju Srivastava (aka Satya Prakash Srivastava) born on 25th December 1963, often credited as Gajodhar, is an Indian comedian, actor and politician.
He started his career by doing small roles in Bollywood films. He had a part in the Rajshri Productions movie Maine Pyar Kiya and other small roles in various movies such as Baazigar and Bombay to Goa.
He worked as an actor and comedian in the Bollywood movie Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya. While Raju Srivastav is known for comedy, not many know that he is also passionate about acting. So far one has mainly seen him performing live and doing comic acts on TV. But he has also acted in shows like Adaalat and Shaktiman and loves doing that. He will soon be seen in Aur Bhai Kya Chal Raha Hai and is excited to be a part of a TV show after a long time.
Talking about his role in the show, he says, “I will be doing a cameo. And if my dates allow then my track might get extended too. I will be seen as myself on the show. Even before getting a call for the role, I had seen a few episodes and I had liked the comedy.”
Also, apart from comedy, he was interested in acting too as he says, “Acting has always attracted me and I have got ample of opportunities to perform as an actor too.”
“I think comedy is the hardest genre of all. Making someone laugh is tough. But if a person can do comedy then performing in other genres is not difficult at all. This is what I have experienced. Even today I get offers to act and I happily take them,” says Raju.
Meanwhile, owing to the pandemic, Raju has not been able to perform on stage and he misses that.
“I did some online shows. But now that things have started to open up, I am again doing stage shows. Even though they are not public shows with huge crowds but mostly corporate gigs with fewer people. It isn’t the same like earlier but we can’t do much about it. I am glad that things are at least opening up now. The response we used to get from people hasn’t changed because everyone like good content,” shares Raju.
The famous comedian and favorite of everyone, Raju Shrivastav whose real name is Satyapraksh Srivastava, is a world-famous Indian comedian, and more popularly, an observational comedian. He became a household name through his talent. He is known most for his sense of humor and comical timing about various Indian aspects of life.
Some interesting and lesser-known facts about famous Indian comedian Raju Srivastava:
- The real name of Raju Srivastav is Satyaprakash Srivastava who was born on 25 December 1963, in Kanpur, India in a middle-class Kayastha family. The father of a famous comedian is a very famous poet, Mr.Rameshchandra Srivastava known as Balai Kaka.
- Well, In his starting days Raju Srivastav always does mimics legendary actor Amitabh-Bachchan and from that, he got a huge level of stardom and also imitated him very well.
- The Great Indian Laughter Challenge – Champions, where he was informally given the pined for the title “The King of Comedy”.
- Well, our favorite comedian Raju Srivastav participated in the controversial show Big Boss – 3, the Indian counterpart of Big Brother.
We wish him love, laughter and a very happy birthday!