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Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’s Popatlaal is a CA in real life and Sunder holds a MA In Indian Culture - Did you know?

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah has been relevant for a decade and a half now and these facts have left us shocked. 

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’s Popatlaal is a CA in real life and Sunder holds a MA In Indian Culture - Did you know?
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Trivia

Last Updated: 06.31 PM, May 25, 2024


There can be infinite shows on Indian television, and many could even become cult classics, but none can even try to come close to the magic of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. The show has tasted the pinnacle of success for years. The show, which has been relevant for almost half of most Gen-Z's lifetimes, has become a part of our lives, not just popular culture. Everybody knows the reactions by heart; the dialogues have become a part of our daily conversations, and it doesn't feel like they are going to leave our systems. The world has been bitten by the TMKOC bug, and there is no going back now. 

The actors who have played several parts in the show have become like family members to us, and that is not an exaggeration. If you know what Jethalal is about to say when he dramatically reacts to a situation, then you have very well become one with him. The way these actors have organically blended with their characters is a case study in itself. Having played them for close to a decade and a half, they have made them eternal. But there are still some unknown facts about these beloved actors that you are probably not aware of, and even we were shocked when we read about them.

So today, as we continue to obsess over Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, which streams on Sony LIV and can be accessed with your OTTplay Premium subscription, we talk about a couple of fascinating facts about the star cast of the show that will shock you.

Shocking Facts About Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Cast

Mayur Vakhani has an MA in Indian Culture

We all know Mayur Vakhani, who plays Disha Vakhani’s (Dayaben) onscreen brother in the show, is actually her real-life brother. But did you know he is actually a skilled sculptor? Yes, you read that right. Sundarlal is a very talented artist who has an MA in Indian Culture. He also has a diploma in sculpture and a diploma in drama. He has worked on some well-known sculptures in the past.


Shyam Pathak is a Chartered Accountant

Shyam Pathak, who plays Popatlal on the show, is known for being a happily married man in real life, contrary to his character, who is struggling to find a partner. But did you know the father of three is actually a chartered accountant? Yes, you read that right. Shyam is a CA.

Mandar Chandwadkar is a Mechanical Engineer

Mandar Chandwadkar, aka Atmaram Tukaram Bhide, is a professor in the show, but he is also a mechanical engineer in real life. The actor was even practicing the profession in Dubai before he was cast on the show. In a conversation with ET, he said, “I struggled till 2008. I am a mechanical engineer by profession and was working in Dubai. I quit my job and returned to India in 2000, as I wanted to pursue a career in acting. Acting has always been my passion since childhood. I had done theatre but did not get the break that I needed. There’s a lot of work in the industry, but I was waiting for a break and through this (Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah) show, I got that in 2008.”

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