Raju Srivastava was born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh on 25th December 1963. His father, Ramesh Chandra Srivastava, was a poet popularly known as Balai Kaka. Raju had a deep interest to become a comedian since childhood. He was a good mimic since childhood Later, Srivastava married Shikha from Lucknow on 1st July 1993 with whom he got two children, Antara and Ayushman. Raju Srivastava received many spam calls from around the world threatening him not to crack jokes on Dawood Ibrahim and Pakistan in his events.
He has performed in many stage shows across India and abroad and launched many popular audio cassettes and video CDs featuring his art. He debuted his Bollywood career by playing small roles in several Bollywood films. Soon he came into the limelight after a role as Amitabh Bachchan‘s look-alike Later he worked in the movie Maine Pyar Kiya and other small roles in various movies such as Baazigar and Bombay to Goa. He also worked as a comedian in the Bollywood movie Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya.
In the year 2014 Samajwadi Party nominated Srivastava from Kanpur for the Lok Sabha election. A week later, srivastava returned the ticket, claiming he wasn’t getting enough support from the local units. Soon After, Raju joined the BGP in March 2014 to be part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
He gained stardom in the show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge where he often performed humor playing the role of Gajodhar. Raju Srivastava is also a politician, despite the fact that he wasn’t much active in politics. Additionally, he has participated in a number of films, which have brought him some measure of popularity. Recent events have resulted in Raju Srivastava having a heart attack, and he is now being treated at the hospital. At this very now, prayers are being said for him throughout the whole of India.
Raju Srivastava Bio
|Real Name||Satya Prakash Srivastava|
|Nick Name||Gajodhar, Raju Bhaiya|
|Date of Birth||25th December 1963|
|Age (in years)||59 Years Old (2022)|
|Birth Place||Kanpur, UP. India|
|Home Town||Kanpur, India|
|Family||Father : Ramesh Chandra Srivastava|
Mother : Saraswati Srivastava
Brother : Deepu Srivastava
Son : Aayushmaan Srivastava
Daughter : Antra Srivastava
|Height||5’7″ (feet & inches)|
170 cm (in centimeters)
1.70 m (in meters)
|Weight||70 kg (in kilograms)|
154 lbs (in pounds)
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
Education Details & Debut
|Schooling||Local Private School, UP. Kanpur|
|College||University of Kanpur|
|Debut||Film : Tezaab (1988)|
Social Media Info
He is present across different social media platforms and keeps posting photos and videos and interacts with his fans on a regular basis. Fans can connect with him to know more about him on Instagram and on Twitter with the links given below.
Raju Srivastava Instagram : @rajusrivastavaofficial
Raju Srivastava Twitter : @iRajuSrivastava
Some Lesser Known Facts about Raju Srivastava
- His real name is Satyaprakash Srivastava. He was born in Kanpur into a middle-class Kayastha family.
- Well, In his starting days he did mimics legendary actor Amitabh-Bachchan and from that, he got a huge level of stardom and also imitated him very well.
- He was given the pined for the title “The King of Comedy” in the show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge – Champions.
- The famous comedian also participated in the controversial show Big Boss – 3.
- Raju joined the Bhartiya Janta Party on 19th March 2014. Prime Minister Narendra Modi nominated him to be part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
- Srivastav married Shikha from Lucknow on 1 July 1993. Together they have two children, Antara and Ayushman.