Bhavya Gandhi

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Bhavya Gandhi
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Bhavya Gandhi
Bhavya Vinod Gandhi

(1997-06-20) 20 June 1997 (age 25)
Alma materUniversity of Mumbai
Years active2008–2018

Bhavya Gandhi (born June 20, 1997)[1] is an Indian actor. He is known for his portrayal of Tipendra "Tapu" Jethalal Gada in the Indian sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, which airs on SAB TV.[2] He left the show in February, 2017.[3]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Bhavya hails from a Gujarati-Jain family. He lives with his parents and elder brother in Mumbai.[2] He has completed his Bachelor of Commerce graduation. He is the maternal cousin of Samay Shah, who played his on-screen friend Gurucharan Singh Sodhi on Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. [4] Bhavya Gandhi mother's name is Yashoda Gandhi and she is a homemaker, his father's name is Vinod Gandhi who is a businessman and he also has an elder brother named Nischit Gandhi.[5]

Career[edit | edit source]

From 2008 to 2017, Gandhi appeared in the comedy show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah as Tipendra Jethalal Gada (commonly known as Tappu), son of Jethalal and Daya. He left the show to pursue a career as a film actor, saying that the makers are ignoring his character in the show.[3]

Gandhi also played the role of child lead Suryakant in the 2010 Hindi language film Striker. His Gujarati cinema debut was in Pappa Tamne Nahi Samjaay, released on August 25, 2017. It starred Manoj Joshi, Ketki Dave and Johny Lever.[6]

In 2018, he did a Gujarati drama film with Dharmesh Vyas, Ragi Jani and Falguni Mistry. In 2019, he played lead role in Gujarati film Bau Na Vichar which was directed by Hrutul Patel.[7] In the same year, he appeared in &TV serial Shaadi Ke Siyape, where he played the role of an Alien Nanku.[8]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Television[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2008–2017 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Tipendra "Tapu" Jethalal Gada SAB TV
2010 Comedy Ka Daily Soap Himself Sony Entertainment Television Episodic Role
2019 Shaadi Ke Siyape Nanku &TV
2020 Manan Ni Therapy Himself YouTube Talk Show

Films[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Language Sources
2010 Striker Young Suryakant Hindi
2017 Fidget Spinner Aniket Short Film
Pappa Tamne Nahi Samjaay Munjal Mehta Gujarati Gujarati Debut[6]
2018 Baap Kamaal Dikro Dhamaal Various Characters (Drama) [9]
2019 Bau Na Vichar Varun
TBA Tari Sathe TBA
TBA Doctor, Doctor (Working title) TBA Hindi

Awards[edit | edit source]

Year Award Category Show Result
2010 Indian Telly Awards Most Popular Child Artist (Male) Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Won
2011 Zee Gold Awards Best Child Artist
2012 Sab Ke Anokhe Awards Sab Se Anokha Bachcha
2013 Zee Gold Awards Best Child Artist
2016 Sab Ke Anokhe Awards Best Adult Child Actor
Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards Best Child Entertainer

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Taarak Mehta's former Tapu aka Bhavya Gandhi turns a year older; Reem Shaikh and Azhar Shaikh send sweet wishes - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Mom gifts Audi to Bhavya Gandhi - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Bhavya Gandhi aka Tappu on quitting Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: My character was being ignored". The Indian Express. 1 March 2017. Archived from the original on 2 July 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  4. "All is not well between Bhavya (Tapu) and Samay (Gogi) off screen". Daily Bhasker. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  5. "Mom gifts Audi to Bhavya Gandhi - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Pappa Tamne Nahi Samjaay". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  7. "Gujarati film Bau Na Vichaar's shoot begins today - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  8. DelhiFebruary 25, India Today Web Desk New; February 25, 2019UPDATED; Ist, 2019 14:28. "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actor Bhavya Gandhi aka Tapu will be seen in this show". India Today. Retrieved 2 August 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  9. "Baap Kamaal Dikro Dhamaal". Indian Culture.

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