Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Turns 13: How TMKOC characters changed over the years | IN PICS

Television’s popular sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah successfully completed 13 years today. Based on the column Duniye Ne Oondha Chashma written by columnist and journalist Taarak Mehta, the show is one of the longest-running soaps of the Indian television industry. The show enjoys a massive fanbase and has been entertaining audiences since July 28, 2008. Show's relatable storyline, unforgettable characters and knockabout humour has kept people hooked. As the show completes another milestone, let's stroll down memory lane and see how the characters have evolved.

India TV Entertainment Desk [ Published on: July 28, 2021 18:40 IST ]
  • Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Turns 13: How TMKOC characters changed over the years | IN PICS
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    Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Turns 13: How TMKOC characters changed over the years | IN PICS

  • Dilip Joshi as Jethalal Champaklal Gada
 
Actor Dilip Joshi who has been playing this character since the beginning of the show has enjoyed a huge fan following. The actor plays the affable Gujarati electronics store owner Jethalal Gada in the show. On his birthday, fans of the actor shared how they have grown up watching the show, and how they keep watching old episodes repeatedly, just to enjoy Jethalal's humour.
 
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    Dilip Joshi as Jethalal Champaklal Gada

     

    Actor Dilip Joshi who has been playing this character since the beginning of the show has enjoyed a huge fan following. The actor plays the affable Gujarati electronics store owner Jethalal Gada in the show. On his birthday, fans of the actor shared how they have grown up watching the show, and how they keep watching old episodes repeatedly, just to enjoy Jethalal's humour.

     
  • Disha Vakani aka Dayaben
 
Though Disha Vakani, who played the role of Dayaben in the show had quit in 2017 but even today the actress is remembered for her iconic character. Her quirks and catchphrase, 'Hey Maa, Mataji.'
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    Disha Vakani aka Dayaben

     

    Though Disha Vakani, who played the role of Dayaben in the show had quit in 2017 but even today the actress is remembered for her iconic character. Her quirks and catchphrase, 'Hey Maa, Mataji.'

  • Bhavya Gandhi as Tapu
 
Actor Bhavya Gandhi played the role of Jethalal and Dayaben’s son Tipendra Jethalal Gada aka Tapu in the show. After working in the show as a child artist for eight years, he left it in 2017. He was replaced by actor Raj Anadkat who has been playing the character for four years now.
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    Bhavya Gandhi as Tapu

     

    Actor Bhavya Gandhi played the role of Jethalal and Dayaben’s son Tipendra Jethalal Gada aka Tapu in the show. After working in the show as a child artist for eight years, he left it in 2017. He was replaced by actor Raj Anadkat who has been playing the character for four years now.

  • Amit Bhatt as Champaklal Gada
 
Amit Bhatt who is popularly known as ‘Bapuji’ in the show has been one of the most loved characters of the show. Not many know, the actor is younger than his on-screen son Dilip Joshi aka Jethalal in real life. He was only 35 years old when he started playing the role of a grandfather on the show.
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    Amit Bhatt as Champaklal Gada

     

    Amit Bhatt who is popularly known as ‘Bapuji’ in the show has been one of the most loved characters of the show. Not many know, the actor is younger than his on-screen son Dilip Joshi aka Jethalal in real life. He was only 35 years old when he started playing the role of a grandfather on the show.

  • Kavi Kumar Azad as Dr Haathi
 
Actor Kavi Kumar Azad who played the role of Dr Hathi died in 2018 after suffering a cardiac arrest. Later, actor Nirmal Soni, who originally played the part when the show was launched in 2008 returned to the show.
 
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    Kavi Kumar Azad as Dr Haathi

     

    Actor Kavi Kumar Azad who played the role of Dr Hathi died in 2018 after suffering a cardiac arrest. Later, actor Nirmal Soni, who originally played the part when the show was launched in 2008 returned to the show.

     
  • Neha Mehta as Anjali Mehta
 
Actress Neha Mehta who played the role of Anjali Mehta in the show had quite in 2020. She was replaced by actor Sunayana Fozdar.
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    Neha Mehta as Anjali Mehta

     

    Actress Neha Mehta who played the role of Anjali Mehta in the show had quite in 2020. She was replaced by actor Sunayana Fozdar.

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