Shailesh Lodha is an Indian actor, comedian, poet, and writer who is best known for portraying the character of Taarak Mehta, a real-life Gujarati columnist, humorist, writer, and playwright, in one of India’s longest-running Hindi language comedy television sitcom, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (often abbreviated as TMKOC). In addition to that, he has also branched out as a poet as well as a writer and has been a part of various shows.

Born Name

Shailesh Lodha

Nick Name

Baal Kavi

Sun Sign


Born Place

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India


Mumbai, Maharashtra, India



Shailesh Lodha holds a BSc and PG in marketing.


Actor, Comedian, Writer, Poet


  • Father – Shri Shyam Singh Lodha (Worked with Child Welfare Department – Government of Rajasthan)
  • Mother – Smt. Shobha Lodha (Worked with Child Welfare Department – Government of Rajasthan)




5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm


70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Shailesh Lodha has dated –

  1. Dr. Swati Lodha – He is married to Dr. Swati Lodha, an academician, motivational speaker, author, and director of Aditya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai. They parent a daughter named Swaraa.

Race / Ethnicity


Shailesh Lodha is of Indian descent.

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Wears glasses
  • Pentagonal face shape


He was raised in a partly Jain household.

Shailesh Lodha Facts

  1. While growing up, his family traveled a lot due to his parents’ jobs.
  2. Initially, Shailesh Lodha had an office job which he eventually quit in order to pursue his passion for writing poems.
  3. He started playing the role of Taarak Mehta, a writer by profession who is Jethalal’s best friend and has been named “Fire Brigade” by Jethalal, in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah in the year 2008. He has co-starred in the show alongside the likes of , , , , , , and and has also served as the narrator of the show.
  4. On June 24, 2014, Shailesh Lodha joined YouTube with his self-titled channel.
  5. He has been honored with several accolades including National Srijan Award, Bharat Gaurav, and Rajasthan Gaurav.
  6. He has authored a book titled Diljale Ka Facebook Status which is a collection of poems written from the point of view of a rejected lover. Moreover, he has also written 2 books based on satirical humor.
  7. Alongside Neha Mehta, Shailesh Lodha has served as a co-presenter for SAB TV’s comic poetry series, Wah! Wah! Kya Baat Hai!.
  8. He has also garnered an impressive fan base on social media and enjoys more than 2 million followers on Facebook.

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Facts of Shailesh Lodha

  • full nameShailesh Lodha
  • Date of Birth November 08, 1969
  • Age 52 years 0 months
  • Horoscope Scorpio
  • Lucky Number 8
  • Lucky Stone Garnet
  • Lucky Color Purple
  • Best Match for Marriage Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces
  • weight70 kg
  • height5 ft 6 in

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