Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is a popular Hindi sitcom based on the weekly column “Duniya Ne Undha Chasma” by Taarak Mehta in Chitralekha magazine. It is produced by Asit Kumarr Modi. It should be noted that it first premiered on 28 July 2008 and airs on the Sony SAB TV channel.
Interestingly, the TV series is one of the longest-running Indian sitcoms by episode count. In the opening week of 2017, the TV show grabbed the fourth position with 6,004 TVT ratings. As far as the fourth week is concerned, the show entered the top 5 and remained in the fifth position with 6,059 TVT ratings.
In March 2017, the show stood within the top five shows urban-rural metrics. The show hit the peak spot in the 25th week of 2017. The show earned as many as 6,092 TVT ratings. Even in the following year, that is in the 1st week of 2018, the show bagged the numero uno spot in 6961 TVT ratings.
Coming to the 42nd week of 2019, the show remained at the first position with 7952 TVT ratings. In the 29th week of 2020, the show emerged as the No.1 spot after the nationwide coronavirus lockdown with 6477 TVT ratings.
Quite interestingly, the Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Piotr Glinski had visited the sets of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah in February 2016.
The popular actors of the “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah” show are known more by their “reel names” and families than “real life”. Meanwhile, the lead cast managed to keep their ‘personal lives under wraps’, and there are only a few pictures of their families on the internet. Now, let’s take a glimpse at those photos.
1. Amit Bhatt
Amit Bhatt, who portrays an important role of Bapu Ji in sitcom, is hitched to Kruti Bhatt. The couple now live in Mumbai with twin sons.
2. Dilip Joshi
The actor, who plays a significant role of Jethalal in the Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah show os married to Jaymala. The couple is blessed with two children. Their daughter’s name is Niyati and their son’s name is Ritvik.
3. Disha Vakani
In the year 2015, Dayaben of the sitcom tied the knot with Mumbai-based CA Mayur Padia. Two years later, the couple were blessed with a baby girl.
4. Mandar Chandwadkar
The actor, who is famously referred to as Bhide, is hitched to Snehal Chandwadkar. Mandar and Snehal Chandwadkar are blessed with a son. The couple named him “Parth”.
5. Sonalika Joshi
The female actress portrays the role of Madhavi, Bhide’s wife in the popular sitcom. As far as her real life is concerned, she is married to Sameer. Sonalika Joshi is blessed with a daughter named Arya Joshi.
6. Shailesh Lodha
Shailesh Lodha, who portrays the role of one of the longest-running TV shows tied the knot with Swati Lodha. They have a daughter named, Swaara Lodha.
7. Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal
Roshan Kaur Sodhi of the famous sitcom, Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal is hitched to Mayur also known as Bobby Bansiwal. They have a daughter named Lekissha.
8. Ambika Ranjankar
Ambika Ranjankar, who portrays the role of Komal Hathi in Taarak tied the knot with Arun Ranjankar. They have a son by the name of Atharva.
9. Shyam Pathak
Shyam Pathak of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, who portrays the part of Popatlal, may be depicted as single on the show but is actually married in real life. He is married to Reshami who he had met at the National School of Drama. The couple is blessed with 3 kids.
10. Mayus Vakani
For the unversed, Dayaben aka Disha Vakani’s reel brother, Mayus Vakani is also her “real brother”. This is one of his rare pics with his real wife.