‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ is one of the oldest shows in the TV industry. The character from TV serial Tappu Sena to Mehta Saheb leaves no stone unturned to make people laugh. At the same time, even though Uncle, who always looks serious in the show, is silent, but because of him, there is always comedy in the show. The real life of Uncle, who plays a teacher in the show and secretary of Gokul Dham Society, is quite different.
Bhide’s real name is ‘Mandar Chandwalkar’ and he is an actor as well as a mechanical engineer. The special thing is that after becoming a mechanical engineer, he also had a job. However, he was interested in acting and left his good job in Dubai and turned to acting. Recently, in an interaction with ETimes, the actor said, ‘I struggled till 2008. I am a mechanical engineer by profession and was working in Dubai. ‘
He further said, ‘I quit my job and returned to India in 2000, because I wanted to pursue a career in acting. Acting has been my passion since childhood. I have done many theater plays, but I did not get the break I needed. There is a lot of work in the industry, but I was waiting for a break and I got that in 2008 through this show. Also, the stars appearing in Kurta Pajayama on the show are quite stylish in real life.
The actor further added, ‘People usually dream of working with big and popular actors, but stars come to our show because of Taarak Mehta’s inverted glasses. The most memorable was when Amitabh Bachchan visited our set. He spoke with us and shared memories. It was like a dream that he was standing in front of us and we were hugging him and sharing screen space with him. It is everyone’s dream to work with him and we are so lucky to have him on our show. Not just Amitabh Bachchan sir, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgan, Akshay Kumar have also come on the set.