Raju Srivastava Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Wife: Shikha Srivastava
Hometown: Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Age: 58 Years

Raju Shrivastav

Birth nameSatya Prakash Srivastava [1]The Times of India
Other nameGajodhar Bhaiya [2]The Tribune
ProfessionComedian, Actor, Politician
Famous forBecoming the second runner up of the comedy show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge in 2005
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm: Tezaab (1988)
Poster of the film 'Tezaab'
TV: Dekh Bhai Dekh (1994)
Poster of the television show 'Dekh Bhai Dekh' (1994)
Awards, Honours, Achievements • 2016: Yash Bharti Award by Akhilesh Yadav
Raju Srivastava receives Yash Bharti Award by Akhilesh Yadav
• 2016: Award at Gata Rahe Mera Dil- PHD Excellence Awards & Musical Evening
Raju Srivastava wins award at Gata Rahe Mera Dil- PHD Excellence Awards & Musical Evening
• 2020: Award for one of the top 100 personalities of India
Raju Srivastava wins award for one of the top 100 personalities of India
Political Career
Political Party Bharatiya Janata Party
BJP logo
Personal Life
Date of Birth25 December 1963 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2022)58 Years
BirthplaceKanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Zodiac signCapricorn
SignatureRaju Srivastava's signature
HometownKanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date17 May 1993
Raju Srivastava's wedding photo
Wife/SpouseShikha Srivastava (homemaker)
Raju Srivastava with his wife
ChildrenSon- Aayushmaan Srivastava (sitar player)
Daughter- Antara Srivastava (director)
Raju Srivastava with his children and wife
ParentsFather- Ramesh Chandra Srivastava (also known as Balai Kaka) (poet)
Raju Srivastava's father
Mother- Saraswati Srivastava
SiblingsBrother- 5
Deepu Srivastava
Raju Srivastava with his brother Deepu

Sister- Sudha Srivastava
Raju Srivastava's sister
ActorAmitabh Bachchan
TV ShowsBhabiji Ghar Par Hai (2015), Happu Ki Ultan Paltan (2019)

Raju Srivastav

Some Lesser Known Facts About Raju Srivastav

  • Does Raju Srivastav smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Raju Srivastav drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Raju’s Father Ramesh Chandra Srivastava was called Balai Kaka because he was a poet.
  • Raju Srivastav is from Kanpur but to work in Bollywood, he came to Mumbai.
  • Raju debuted in Bollywood by movie Tezaab, that was released in 1988.Tezaab Movie Poster
  • Later Raju played many small roles in many Bollywood films like Maine Pyaar Kiya, Baazigar,  Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa, Big Brother, Bombay to Goa and many others.Bombay To Goa
  • Raju achieved his biggest success from The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, a stand-up comedy show, in which he was second runner-up. He also portrayed small roles in other TV serials such as Shaktimaan, Big Boss, Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala, Comedy Circus, Comedy Nights with Kapil and many others.
  • Raju’s one of the most famous characters was Gajodhar. Actually, Gajodhar was a barber in Raju’s Nanihaal and Raju used to get his hair cut by him.
  • When Raju came to Mumbai, he got his first recognition by mimicking Amitabh Bachchan.
  • Former UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav fielded him from Kanpur in the 2014 Lok Sabha election. However later on 11 March 2014, he returned the ticket, saying he was not getting enough support from the local units of the party. Later he joined Bhartiya Janta Party on 19 March 2014.
  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi nominated him to be part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Since then he has been promoting cleanliness across Indian societies.
  • Raju Srivastav once received many threatening calls from Pakistan warning him not to crack jokes on underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
  • In August 2022, while he was exercising on the treadmill at the Cult gym in Delhi, he suffered a heart attack and was immediately rushed to AIIMS, Delhi. Later, he underwent angioplasty and was in the Intensive Care Unit. According to media sources, on 12 August 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Raju’s wife to take his health updates. [3]Hindustan Times