Kavi Kumar Azad

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Kavi Kumar Azad
Kavi Kumar Azad at TMKOC's 1000 episode celebration party.jpg
Born(1972-05-12)12 May 1972[citation needed]
Sasaram, Bihar, India
Died9 July 2018(2018-07-09) (aged 46)
Years active1992-2018
Known forTaarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Notable work
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah

Kavi Kumar Azad was an Indian actor best known for his portrayal of Dr. Hansraj Hathi in the popular Indian sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.[1][2][3] He died on 9 July 2018 following heart attack.[4][5]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Kavi Kumar Azad was born in Sasaram, Bihar, India as Harpal but later changed his name to his pen name as Kavi Kumar Azaad. He was interested in acting and writing. In his leisure time, he wrote poems.

After completing his studies, he went to Mumbai to try his luck in films. Early in his career, he worked in several short films and played supporting roles in some films. He acted in the 2001-2003 DD national TV superhero show Junior G as a funny police inspector. He gained popularity from the show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, which was started in July 2008. He played the role of Dr. Hansraj Hathi, a resident of Gokuldham Society, hailing from Bihar. He died on 9 July 2018 in Mumbai due to cardiac arrest.[6][7][8] His funeral was held in Mira Road, Mumbai.[9]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Year Film Role Note(s)
1992 Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman
1993 Baazigar
1996 Daraar
2000 Mela A warning watchman
2001 Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi Patient in Rehabilitation Centre
2003 Fun2shh
2004 Aabra Ka Daabra
2004 Madhoshi
2005 Kyon Ki Abdul
2008 Jodhaa Akbar Wheat Seller

Television[edit | edit source]

Year Show Role Notes
1997 Ghar Jamai Judge at Food Competition Guest role only in Episode no 59
2001–2003 Junior G Police Inspector
2003 Shararat Lucky
2004 Hatim Argois
2006 Hero - Bhakti Hi Shakti Hai Dhappi
2011 Best of Luck Nikki Jaanbaz Jaadugar [10]
2009–2018 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Dr. Hansraj Hathi

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Kavi Kumar Azad aka Dr. Hathi from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah passes away". Mid Day. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  2. "Dr Hathi Of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Is No More". Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  3. "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma's Dr Hansraj Hathi aka Kavi Kumar Azaad passed away". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  4. "Dr. Hathi From 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' Is No More But His Best Moments Will Live Forever". www.mensxp.com. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  5. "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: Kavi Kumar Azad aka Dr Hathi to be replaced, confirms producer". 17 July 2018. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  6. "TV actor Kavi Kumar Azad passes away". The Indian Express. 9 July 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  7. "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Actor Kavi Kumar Azad Dead". NDTV.com. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  8. "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma's Dr Hathi, Actor Kavi Kumar Azad, Passes Away". News18. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  9. "Kavi Kumar Azad funeral: Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah team and others pay last respects (In Pics)". 10 July 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUhbTqdJ3KA

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