RIP Raju Srivastava: From Raju Hazir ho to Bigg Boss 3, Here's everything about Gajodhar Bhaiya's 30 years of stint on Indian Television
India’s most noted comedians, Raju Srivastava died at the age of 58 on Wednesday. After staying on life support for more than a month, the King of Comedy took his last at AIIMS Delhi hospital. The stand up comedian is survived by his wife, Sikha and children Ayushmaan Srivastava and Antra Srivastava.
Raju Srivastava was admitted to AIIMS, Delhi after he suffered a heart attack while working out at his gym on August 10. He underwent an angioplasty and was put on a ventilator due to his critical health. The news of his passing away was confirmed by his family, the reports said.
The King of Comedy ruled the comedy realm for over three decades. Fondly known as Gajodhar Bhaiya, Raju Srivastava had not only redefined stand up comedy but had also set a benchmark that could not be crossed by any other comedian from India.
From smashing performances at reality shows to acting in films alongside Bollywood A-listers, the deceased comedian had surely garnered a colossal fan following over the years. And today we bring to you a highlight of his stint in the Indian Entertainment Industry.
Great Indian Laughter Challenge
Born in a middle-class family in December 1963, in Kanpur, Raju Srivastava started his career with in the entertainment industry in the late 1980s. However, he rose to fame after he appeared on ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’ which was a comedy show aired on Sony Entertainment Channel in 2005.
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After The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, Srivastav’s stint in Comedy Circus had widened his fan base. The late comedian had left people in splits with his pitch-perfect comic timing.
He later appeared in Rajesh Khanna’s Shaktiman and took everyone by surprise. Even the audience responded positively to Raju Srivastava’s guest appearance in the show, and Raju Srivastava was even praised for his work.
Bigg Boss Season 3
Did you know that Raju Srivastav had also participated in Bigg Boss Season 3. After staying in the house for over two months, Gajodhar Bhaiya was voted out. But during his stay inside the Bigg Boss house, Srivastava didn’t fail to give a daily dose of laughter.
Comedy Nights With Kapil
in 2019, Gajodhar Bhaiya appeared on Kapil Sharma’s Colors show Comedy Nights With Kapil. Srivastava gave a special stand-up act in 2019 and he also returned in 2020 to make everyone laugh once again.
Raju Haazir Ho
In his comedy show, Raju Srivastav presented several humorous sketches and jokes to entertain the audience. He was accompanied by actress Roshni Chopra.
Did you know that Raju Srivastava starred in numerous Bollywood movies, like Bombay to Goa (2007), Bhavnao Ko Samjho (2007), and Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya (2010).
India’s Laughter Champion
Raju Srivastav was last seen on the TV screen in the ongoing comedy show India’s Laughter Champion. He appeared as a guest on the reality show, which is being hosted by Shekhar Suman and Archana Puran Singh.
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