(born 26 November 1973) is an Indian
film actor, known for his comedy oriented roles.
Early life and education
Rajpal Yadav was born and brought up in Shahjahanpur
, Uttar Pradesh
, where he received his education.He did his college from Sardar Patel Hindu Inter College, Shahjahanpur.
He played in Shahjahanpur
theatre in Uttar Pradesh before going to Lucknow
for theatre training in the Bhartendu Natya Academy
. After completing a two year course there, he later went to the National School of Drama
Rajpal came in Mumbai in 1996 to try his luck as an actor. He was a part of many rural theatrical plays in the North East belt.
He acted in the Doordarshan's television serial "Naurangilal ke Sapne" as the main protagonist who day dreams and as a result lands up in a comic situation. This was sequel to a similar television program on Doordarshan - "Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne
He went to a number of auditions but despite having an agent—he did not achieve much. It was Ram Gopal Varma
who spotted Yadav in the audience of Mast and also in a small role as a server in a cafe. RGV who was impressed asked Rajpal to audition and gave him a very challenging role in Jungle
However, Rajpal despite his success in the negative role—preferred comedic roles such as in Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya
and went on to become a prolific comedian in Hindi films. His films include Hungama
, The Race Against Time
, Chup Chup Ke
, Garam Masala
, Phir Hera...