Shyam Pathak is an Indian actor and comedian who has gained fame by playing the role of Popatlal Bhagwatiprasad Pandey, a senior crime reporter in the Toofan Express who has been a bachelor for many years, on the popular SAB TV comedy show, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.

Born Name

Shyam Pathak

Nick Name


Born Place

Gujarat, India



Shyam Pathak got enrolled at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India but soon dropped out and then attended the National School of Drama located in New Delhi, India.


Actor, Comedian


  • Others – (Cousin) (Actor, Theatre Artist)




5 ft 9 in or 175 cm


66 kg or 145.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Shyam Pathak has dated –

  1. Reshami Pathak – Shyam and Reshami Pathak were classmates at the National School of Drama and later got married. The duo parents 3 children.

Race / Ethnicity


Shyam Pathak has Indian ancestry.

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Wears glasses
  • Sports a mustache
  • Prominent Adam’s apple

Shyam Pathak Facts

  1. From 2008 to 2009, he appeared as Rajendra Jayantilaal Joshi a.k.a. Raju, Jasuben’s 35-year-old slow-witted and innocent son, in the comedy-drama dhow, Jasuben Jayantilaal Joshi Ki Joint Family.
  2. As a cast member of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, Shyam Pathak has worked with actors like , , , , , , and .
  3. He has also been cast in projects such as Sukh By Chance, C.I.D., and Lust, Caution.

Featured Image by Shyam Pathak / Instagram


Facts of Shyam Pathak

  • full nameShyam Pathak
  • weight66 kg
  • height5 ft 9 in

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