Gaurav Gera

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Gaurav Gera
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Gaurav Gera at unveils Shefali Sharma's music album
  • Actor, comedian, television presenter
Years active2000–present
Known forShopkeepa and Chutki series and ,"Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin as Nandu[2]

Gaurav Gera is an Indian comedian and actor who works in Hindi language films and television series.[3] He also worked in Bollywood musical Jhumroo.[4][5][6] He is well known for playing the role of Nandu in Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin.[7][8][9] Gaurav has been granted exclusive Snapchat filters on multiple occasions to meet up with his fans’ demands.[10]

Career[edit | edit source]

Television[edit | edit source]

Gera started his career with Life Nahin Hai Laddoo on Star Plus and then he played the supporting role as Nandu in Sony TV's show Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin.[11] He also appeared in various shows, Kohi Apna Sa, Baat Hamari Pakki Hai, Babban Bhai v/s Bimla Tai.[12] He also played the lead role in Sab TV's show Tota Weds Maina[13] and Colors TV show Mrs. Pammi Pyarelal.[14][15] He was last seen in Colors TV's reality show Comedy Nights with Kapil as Dulari.[16][17][18][19] In 2016, he made a cameo in the series Naagin as Chutki. He was also a participant on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. In 2019 he appeared in the Alt Balaji show Boss - Baap of Special Services where he essayed the role of Jignesh.[20]

Films[edit | edit source]

Gera made his Bollywood debut with the Hindi movie Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na, where he played a cameo role.[21] In 2008, he played Vinay Pathak's younger brother Vivek in Dasvidaniya.[22] He also gave cameo appearances in Chalo Dilli, Woodstock Villa, MP3: Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar[23] In 2015, he starred in MSG: The Messenger as Bhondu.[24]

Other media[edit | edit source]

Gera is known for a range of characters he essays on his Snapchat and Instagram handles, these include the widely popular Shopkeeper, Chutki, Billi Massi among others.[25][26][27]

Television[edit | edit source]

Year(s) Title Role Notes
2001 Ssshhhh...Koi Hai - khel khel main Vishal (Episode 13)
2001 Life Nahin Hai Laddoo Laddoo
2001 Love Mein Kabhi Kabhi Cameo appearance
2001–03 Kohi Apna Sa Cameo
2003–07 Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin Nandu [28]
2003 CID Siddharth Episode 261 & 262 - The Case of the Nightmare
2004 The Great Indian Comedy Show Various characters [29]
2006 CID Pankaj Episode 408 - Yeh Phool Chaman Main Kaisa Khila
2005 Hero - Bhakti Hi Shakti Hai Cameraman Flash
2007 Bathroom Singer Host/presenter [30]
2008 Babban Bhai v/s Bimla Tai Babban Bhai [31]
2009 Dekh India Dekh Malti Manohar Mishra Contestant[32]
2009 Baat Hamari Pakki Hai Pappu Cameo appearance
2013 Tota Weds Maina Tota Ram Tiwari [33]
2013 Mrs. Pammi Pyarelal Mrs. Pammi Pyarelal [34]
2013-2014 Comedy Nights with Kapil Dulari Cameo[35]
2015 Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah Himself
2015 Chutki Shopkeepa Aur Woh Chutki
2016 Naagin Chutki (Naagin)
2016 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 Contestant Eliminated, 2nd week - 14 August 2016[36]
2017 Bigg Boss 11 Pinky Padosan Guest
2019 The Kapil Sharma Show Guest appearance
2019 BOSS: Baap of Special Services Jignesh [37]

Films[edit | edit source]

Year Film Role
2004 Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na Vinay
2005 Neal 'n' Nikki Happy Singh
2007 MP3: Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar Sameer Kohli
Buddha Mar Gaya
2008 Oh My God Dr. Piddu
Dasvidaniya Vivek
Woodstock Villa Ajay
2011 Chalo Dilli Gopi
2014 The Shaukeens Gopi
2015 MSG: The Messenger of God Bhondu

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Desk, India TV News (25 March 2012). "Gaurav Gera's Tribute To Kishore Kumar With Musical 'Jhumroo'".
  2. I felt gorgeous: Gaurav Gera
  3. My priority is playing a negative role: Gaurav Gera
  4. "Gaurav Gera excited about playing small town guy". Zee News. 18 December 2012.
  5. "Celebration time Shweta Gulati and Gaurav Gera - Times of India". The Times of India.
  6. "Live shows give unmatched high: Gaurav Gera". mid-day. 5 April 2012.
  7. "Never resorted to comedy that's crass: Gaurav Gera - Times of India". The Times of India.
  8. Chattopadhyay, Sudipto (16 February 2006). "'I look much better in person'". DNA India.
  9. "Will Kapil Sharma's Dulari be as good as Guthi?". Zee News. 28 November 2013.
  10. "Snapchat row: Gaurav Gera aka Billi Masi presents a different side to the issue and makes a lot of sense! | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". dna. 16 April 2017. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  11. "Gaurav Gera says 'no' to regressive soaps - Times of India". The Times of India.
  12. "Gaurav Gera opposite Kavita Kaushik, replaces Amit Mistry in Tota Maina!". dailybhaskar. 11 December 2012.
  13. Tota Weds Maina to go off-air on 5 April
  14. Mrs Pammi Pyarelal' family show
  15. Women are following my saris, blouses: Gaurav Gera
  16. "Is Gaurav Gera the new 'Gutthi' of 'Comedy Nights With Kapil'? - Indian Express".
  17. "New Gutthi or Dulaari: Saif romances Gaurav Gera on Comedy Nights With Kapil". India Today.
  18. Gaurav Gera's 'Dulari' to replace Sunil Grover's 'Gutthi' in Kapil Sharma's show
  19. "Exit Gutthi, enter Dulari on 'Comedy Nights With Kapil'". DNA India. 27 November 2013.
  20. "Boss trailer out: Karan Singh Grover and Sagarika Ghatge starrer thriller premieres on August 2". India Today. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  21. Mom wanted to slap me and girlfriend was shocked: Gaurav Gera
  22. "Gaurav Gera`s tribute to Kishore Kumar with musical `Jhumroo`". Zee News. 25 March 2012.
  23. Prabhu, Vidya (23 July 2006). "Gera gets into a new gear". DNA India.
  24. "MSG " The Messenger: Not just babaji, the film has other eminent stars too!". 11 February 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  25. "Comedy alert: One comedian, multiple characters, all thanks to video filters". Hindustan Times. 29 March 2017. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  26. Team, DNA Web (16 April 2017). "Snapchat row: Gaurav Gera aka Billi Masi presents a different side to the issue and makes a lot of sense!". DNA India. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  27. "Comedy alert: One comedian, multiple characters, all thanks to video filters". Hindustan Times. 29 March 2017. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  28. "Gaurav Gera is in no mood to do serious roles - Times of India". The Times of India.
  29. "Gaurav Gera finds negative roles `challenging`". Zee News. 12 January 2013.
  30. "Now, a reality show for bathroom singers!". DNA India. 4 July 2007.
  31. "No daily soaps for me: Gaurav Gera". Zee News. 30 March 2012.
  32. "Gaurav Gera to play a woman in his next - Times of India". The Times of India.
  33. "Gaurav Gera back with 'Tota Weds Maina' - Times of India". The Times of India.
  34. "Gaurav Gera does everything a woman does - Times of India". The Times of India.
  35. "I am not Gutthi's replacement: Dulari of Comedy Nights - Times of India". The Times of India.
  36. "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9: Gaurav Gera is the first elimination". timesofindia. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  37. "Gaurav Gera looking for a negative role". The Quint. 26 August 2019.

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