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Shyam Pathak Height, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Ghatkopar, Mumbai
Age: 51 Years
Wife: Rashmi

Shyam Pathak

Bio/Wiki
Full NameShyam Navneet Bhai Pathak
Profession(s)• Actor
• Comedian
Famous Role'Patrakar Popatlal' from the television series ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ (2009)
Shyam Pathak as 'Patrakar Popatlal' in the television series 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah'
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Career
AwardGold Comedy Award for the TV show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (2021)
Shyam Pathak (right) with the 2021 Gold Comedy Award
Personal Life
Date of Birth12 June 1972 (Monday)
Age (as of 2024) 52 Years
BirthplaceGhatkopar, Mumbai, India
Zodiac signGemini
NationalityIndian
HometownGhatkopar
SchoolManiben Dharamsy Bhatia English Medium High School, Ghatkopar
College/UniversityK. J. Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce, Ghatkopar
Educational QualificationB.Com [1]जोश Talks - YouTube
EthnicityGujarati [2]जोश Talks - YouTube
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Girlfriends Rashmi

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Marriage DateYear, 2003
Family
Wife/SpouseRashmi
Shyam Pathak with his family
ChildrenSon- 2
• Parth Pathak
• Shivam Pathak
Daughter- 1
• Niyati Pathak

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ParentsNames Not Known
Shyam Pathak's father
SiblingsHe has an elder sister.
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Mercedes-Benz
• Toyota Innova Crysta

Shyam Pathak

Some Lesser Known Facts About Shyam Pathak

  • Shyam Pathak grew up in a lower-middle-class family in Ghatkopar, Mumbai. [3]जोश Talks – YouTube
  • During his childhood, Shyam and his sister regularly attended weekend classes at Swadhyaya Parivara’s Bal Sanskar Kendra, where he frequently acted in lead roles in plays at the Vasant Utsav.

    Shyam Pathak's childhood picture with his father

    Shyam Pathak’s childhood picture with his father

  • During his school years, he joined the Rotaract Club and represented his school at several club events.
  • Shyam did multiple jobs during his college years to support his family financially. He also worked as a salesman at a clothing store  where he was praised by his boss for his communication skills.
  • He initially decided to pursue Chartered Accountancy to fulfil his mother’s wish but later left it to pursue a career in acting.

    Shyam Pathak in his youth

    Shyam Pathak in his youth

  • Shyam once subscribed to the National Centre for the Performing Arts’ library to study about films. He would often have lunch at a nearby stall and then watch evening plays by claiming to be a theatre student (after receiving a tip from his friend and playwright Chetan Datar).
  • He then attended a 15-day acting workshop organised by the Ekjute Theatre Group in Mumbai following which he got the opportunity to become a part of it.
  • His first performance with Ekjute Theatre Group was in the play ‘Raja ki Rasoi,’ which was performed at Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai.
  • Shyam went on to perform with the group for several years. He performed in many plays like ‘Sandhya Chayya’ and ‘Doorbean.’

    Shyam Pathak (left) in the play 'Doorbean'

    Shyam Pathak (left) in the play ‘Doorbean’

  • He later got to know about theatre director and teacher Barry John‘s acting classes. Since he could not afford the fee, he wrote a letter to Barry, requesting a scholarship for enrollment.
  • Barry replied to him within 15 days. Although Shyam could not get a scholarship, he was asked to pay a minimum enrollment fee which was covered by his best friend, Manoj Janglani’s family trust.
  • After attending Barry John’s institute in New Delhi, Shyam joined the National School of Drama (NSD), where he met Rashmi whom he married in 2003.
  • Initially, his parents did not approve of their marriage, but they later accepted it.
  • Shyam Pathak has worked in television series like Sony Entertainment Television’s ‘Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin’ (2004) and ‘Sukh By Chance’ (2009-2010).

    Shyam Pathak as ‘Dheeraj Mehta’ in a still from the television series ‘Sukh By Chance'

    Shyam Pathak as ‘Dheeraj Mehta’ in a still from the television series ‘Sukh By Chance’

  • In 2007, he appeared as a jewellery shopkeeper in the Chinese-language film ‘Lust, Caution.’

    Shyam Pathak in the film 'Lust, Caution' (2007)

    Shyam Pathak in the film ‘Lust, Caution’ (2007)

  • In 2008, he appeared as Rajendra Jayantilaal Joshi aka Raju in Imagine TV’s serial ‘Jasuben Jayantilaal Joshi Ki Joint Family.’

    Shyam Pathak (extreme left) in the television series 'Jasuben Jayantilaal Joshi Ki Joint Family'

    Shyam Pathak (extreme left) in the television series ‘Jasuben Jayantilaal Joshi Ki Joint Family’

  • His appearance as ‘Patrakar Popatlal’ in Sony SAB’s ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ since 2009 has made him gain immense popularity.
  • He has also appeared in TV commercials for various brands including Halls.

    Shyam Pathak in an advertisement for the brand 'Halls'

    Shyam Pathak in an advertisement for the brand ‘Halls’

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