Raju Shrivastav

  • Actor

Dec 25, 1963  in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Also Known as: Satyaprakash Srivastava

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Raju Srivastava, often credited as Gajodhar or Raju Shrivastav, is an Indian comedian. His father Ramesh Chandra Srivastava, known as Balai Kaka, was a poet from Kanpur. Balai Kaka earlier used to live in village Magrair, Unnao and he later shifted to Kanpur. Srivastava pursued the dream of becoming a comedian since childhood. In his school time, he used to imitate his teachers. He landed in Mumbai where he did small roles in a number of movies. Srivastav has done stage shows in India and abroad. He also launched a series of his audio cassettes and video CDs. He appeared on the comedy talent show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. He finished as second runner-up and then took part in the spin-off, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge - Champions, in which he won the title of The King of Comedy. Srivastava was a participant on season 3 of Bigg Boss. He has participated in the comedy show Comedy Ka Maha Muqabla.