Raju Shrivastav: Facts About India's Comedy King

The real name of the comedian-actor is Satya Prakash Srivastava. He was born on December 25, 1963, in Kanpur. He is a reputed name in the entertainment industry and is known for his rib-tickling and thought-provoking comedy.

He became a popular name in the entertainment industry with his participation in the comedy show ‘Great Indian Laughter Challenge' in 2005. It is not known to many, but he struggled for decades to get a foothold in showbiz.

Raju Srivastav made his showbiz debut with Anil Kapoor's movie Tezaab (1988).

Raju Srivastava is quite popular for his fictional character name ‘Gajodhar’, a funny character created by him.

Before trying his luck on the reality TV show, Raju had played small roles in movies like ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’, ‘Baazigar’, ‘Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya’ and several other Bollywood films.

The comedian has also acted in popular TV shows like ‘Adaalat’ and ‘Shaktimaan’.

Apart from stand-up comedy, Raju Srivastava is also excellent at acting and mimicking.

Raju Srivastava is fond of legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan and his movies inspired him to make a career in showbiz. Raju started his career by mimicking the voice of Amitabh Bachchan.

Raju is touted to be among the highest-paid Hindi stand-up comedians and has done several shows across the nation.

He is the current chairman of the Film Development Council, Uttar Pradesh and is one of the members who worked round the clock for setting up a film city in UP.