Interesting Facts About Raju Srivastava

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By Prapti Upadhayay
Published Sept 21, 2022

Hindustan Times

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Raju Srivastava, a beloved comedian, passed away on September 21, 2022 in Delhi at the age of 58

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He was born in Kanpur in 1963. In the year 1993, he began his career in the world of comedy

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Very few people are aware of his true name, Satyaprakash Srivastava

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Srivastava took on small roles in movies like Tezaab, Maine Pyar Kiya, and Baazigar until he was offered the show Tea Time Manoranjan on Doordarshan

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Later, he appeared in Shaktimaan as Dhurandhar Singh, a show that will always hold special meaning for 90s kids

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The comedy show 'The Great Indian Laughter Challenge' kick-started his career in the world of comedy. In 2005, he competed in the first season of the show

People posted clips of his performance from an episode of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge as Gajodhar Bhaiya, a character he made immortal

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He chose the name 'Gajodhar Bhaiya' after the barber who cut his hair when he was a child

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Raju Srivastava tried his hands in politics as well, joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2014

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