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How Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai made its actors big stars

We take a look at the actors who got a taste of success with the acclaimed sitcom Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai in 2005.

tv Updated: Mar 15, 2017 16:06 IST
Kavita Awaasthi
Kavita Awaasthi
Hindustan Times
Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai,Roshesh,Dr Sahil Sarabhai
The hit Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai had many popular characters but a few stood out. (HT Photo)

The much loved sitcom Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai was hugely popular when it aired in 2005 and the fact that it still remains a favourite for many viewers is proof of it’s success. While there were acclaimed actors Ratna Pathak Shah, who played Maya Sarabhai, and Satish Shah, who played Indravadan Sarabhai holding fort, some other actors stood their ground and shined on the show.

The popular character Roshesh was played by Rajesh Kumar. ( HT Photo )

Rajesh Kumar played the younger brother Roshesh, an effeminate character and a momma’s boy. The manner in which he said “momma” to his poetry dedicated to his mother to his father always teasing him, Rajesh played Roshesh with aplomb. The show’s success led to a successful career in acting for him as he went on to doing numerous sitcoms such as Baa Bahoo Aur Baby, Mrs. & Mr. Sharma Allahabadwale, Chintu Chinki Aur Ek Badi Si Love Story, Neeli Chatri Waale, among others.

Sumeet Raghavan played the son Sahil torn between his wife and mother. ( HT Photo )

While Sumeet Raghavan had been an actor since 1983, the success he saw with this show is unparalleled. He played Dr Sahil Sarabhai who tried to maintain balance in the house. He was always stuck between his mother Maya and wife Monisha. Sumeet underplayed the role and saw a rise in popularity on the show. He went on to doing numerous TV shows such as Ghar Ki Baat Hai, Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo, Badi Door Se Aaye Hain among others.

First Published: Mar 15, 2017 15:59 IST