Dilip Joshi AKA Jethalal Worked In These Serials Before Taarak Mehta Show.

Dilip Joshi is 52 years old Indian actor who is known for his works in Bollywood movies and TV industry.

He has been part of many serials and movies and is famous for playing one of the movies iconic characters of Indian television industry Jethalal Gada in the sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. Dilip Joshi mostly performed comic roles in his career.

Here we have created a list of TV serials he has done before getting the role of Jethalal Champaklal Gada in the show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.

For the record, he has won the INT (Indian National Theater) best actor award twice.

So, let’s have a look :

Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh

‘Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh’ was a comic serial aired on Sony Channel.

This serial showed Dilip Joshi as unemployed Vasu, who lives with his sister and brother-in-law played by Smita Jayakar and Vivek Vaswani respectively.

Kya Baat Hai

Another comic serial where Dilip Joshi got the chance to show his acting skills and comic timing. He played the character of Rangaswami in the 1997 released serial Kya Baat Hai.

Daal Mein Kala

A comedy series created by Vipul D. Shah. The show aired on Star Plus.

Dilip Joshi played the character of Bharat Sinha in the show with other casts including Smita Bansal, Kishore Anand Bhanushali, and Smita Jaykar in prominent roles.

Kora Kagaz

Kora Kagaz was the drama directed by Asha Parekh starring Renuka Sahane in the lead role.

Dilip Joshi played the character of Varsha’s brother in the TV series aired in 1998-1999.

Do Aur Do Paanch

Dilip Joshi also featured in the TV series titled Do Aur Do Paanch.

The series has some famous comedians including Ali Asgar, Jatin Kanakia, and Tanaaz Currim Irani in key roles. Dilip played the character of Rahul in the show.

Hum Sab Ek Hain

Hum Sab Ek Hain is a family drama aired on Sony Entertainment.

The series aired from 1998 to 2001 in which Dilip Joshi portrayed the character of Sohan Khachroo.

Yeh Duniya Hai Rangeen

This serial also aired on Sony Entertainment for which Dilip Joshi received lots of appreciation. He became a prominent actor after playing the character of Balkrishna Namudari in the serial.

Sewalal Mewalal


Dilip Joshi played the character similar to Soul Goodman in the TV series Sewalal Mewalal with a clear motto of ‘Hum Kare Sewa, Aap Khao Meva.’ He played the character of advisor Mohan Joshi.

Rishtey – The Love Stories (Episode 156 – Izzat Ka Falooda)

Rishtey is a famous Tele-series aired on Zee TV. The series consists of short stories about relationships and other issues. Dilip Joshi featured in an episode playing the dynamic character of Pappu Pardesi.

Shubh Mangal Savadhan

Dilip Joshi was seen playing the ideal character with the same name but he loves a girl named Mili which was portrayed by Hritu.

The show was aired on Sahara One.

Meri Biwi Wonderful

The show is a fantasy series and rips off versions of the show Bewitched.

Dilip Joshi played the character of Raj who runs an advertisement agency and falls in love with a fairy.

Aaj Ke Shrimaan Shrimati

The 2004 released popular show Aaj Ke Shrimaan Shrimati was a comedy-drama.

Dilip Joshi played the character of Sanjay Sarfare and received critical acclaim for his comic timing.

Kudkudiya House No 43

The show revolves around 4 characters who hailed from Rajkot, Gujarat. Dilip Joshi played the character of Hitesh in the comic series Kudkudiya House No. 43.

Hum Sab Baraati

The series was a family drama that aired on Zee TV.

The show aired once a week, every Sunday at 8 pm.

Dilip Joshi played the character of Nathu Mehta.

Bhagwan Bachaye Inko

The show narrates a unique fictional story were 3 friends decided to go and settle in the US but went through some unfortunate events.

Dilip Joshi was one of the lead actors named Gopi.

C.I.D. Special Bureau

Dilip Joshi has been part of the detective show C.I.D. special bureau as well. It is different from the C.I.D which aired on Sony TV. He played the character of Bob in the show.


Dilip Joshi was seen playing various characters in the popular Sab TV show F.I.R.

The show was a big hit because of its gags and Chandramukhi Chautala.

Agad Bagdam Tugma

The Disney show Agadam Bagdam Tigdam shows an alien family settling with the Earth’s locality. Dilip Joshi played the funny Tappu Uncle in the movie.

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah

Finally, the show which makes Dilip Joshi a household name. He played the lead character named Jethalal in the show.

The show is one of the longest-running sitcoms.

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