Raju Srivastav Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth

This article will answer every question you have about Raju Srivastav. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does Raju do for a living?
  2. Who are Raju’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Raju’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Raju married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
  5. Does Raju have any children?
  6. Where is Raju now?
  7. How tall is Raju?
  8. How much money does Raju earn?
  9. What is Raju’s net worth?

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Who is Raju Srivastav?

Satya Prakash Srivastav professionally known as Raju Srivastav and often credited as Gajodhar was an Indian well-known comedian, actor, and politician. Since 2014, he had been a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Being born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, in the 1980s he moved to Mumbai to work in the Hindi film industry. Thus he went on to act in Baazigar, Bombay to Goa, and Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya among others. He then contested in the comedy show, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, and became the runner-up. Because of the spin-off show, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge – Champions, he won the title of “The King of Comedy”. Since then, he has done many stand-up comedy live shows.

How Old Is Raju Srivastev?

He was 58 years old at the time of his death on September 21, 2022, having been born on December 25, 1963, in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. Raju shared his birthdate with celebrities such as; Ashley Nichole, Avi Akbar, SaraBeautyCorner, Justin Trudeau, and many more.

Raju Srivastev Family

Who are Raju Srivastev Parents?

He was born to Ramesh Chandra Srivastava (Father) was a poet, and Saraswati Srivastava (Mother).

Does Raju Srivastav have Siblings?

He has six siblings. One sister by the name of Sudha Srivastava, and five brothers. One of his brothers’ names is Deepu Srivastava (an actor).

A Photo of Raju Srivastav

A Photo of Raju Srivastav

Raju Srivastav Education

Information regarding where he received his high school/college education is not mentioned on the internet.

Raju Srivastav Marital Status

He was married to the love of his life, Shikha Srivastava. They married in 1993 until Raju’s death in September 2022.

Raju Srivastav Kids

He and his wife Shikha have two kids. A son by the name of Aayishmaan Srivastava and a daughter by the name of Antra Srivastav.

Raju Srivastav Career

He moved to Mumbai in the 1980s and started his career by doing small roles in Bollywood films. He went on to have a part in the Rajshri Productions movie Pyar Kiya. And had other small roles in various movies such as Baazigar and Bombay to Goa. In the Bollywood movie, Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya, he worked as an actor and comedian. Raju then ventured into stand-up comedy in 2005, with the talent show, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, and finished as second runner-up. He then took part in its spin-off, The Grea Indian Laughter Challenge – Champions, and won the title of “The King of Comedy”. The show made him become famous.

In an interview in 2009, he said the vulgarity in comedy shows was a concern for him. And that he believed that comedians should practice self-regulation. By 2009, he had done more than 2,800 live shows. However, in 2010, he received threatening calls from Pakistan warning him not to crack jokes on underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and Pakistan during live shows. He along with his wife in 2013 participated in Nach Baliye season 6. This is a couples dance show on StarPlus. Moreover, he participated in Comedy Nights with Kapil. And also appeared in Mazaak Mazaak Mein. In 2009, he participated in Bigg Boss (Hindi season 3). But on December 4, 2009, he was voted out after staying in the house for more than two months. He went on to participate n the comedy show, Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala in 2019.

A Political Career

In addition to his comedy and acting work, he was also a notable politician. He was fielded by the Samajwadi Party (SP) from the Kanpur Lok Sabha constituency for the 2014 Lok Sabha election. Thus he returned the ticket on March 11, 2014, saying that he was not getting enough support from the local units of the party. Within days of leaving SP, on March 19, 2014, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). However, BJP did not give him the ticket for Lok Sabha in 2014.

But Raju campaigned in support of BJP candidates in Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. BJP appointed him in 2014 to lead the Union government as the brand ambassador of the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan and recorded advertisements for the campaign. In 2018, he disclosed on social media that he would get the chance to contest in the 2019 Indian general election as a BJP candidate for Lok Sabha, though he did not materialize. He was then appointed by the BJP-led Government of Uttar Pradesh in March 2019, as the chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Film Development Council.

Raju Srivastav Height and Measurements

Adding up to his well-built body, he stood at a height of 5ft 7inches (1.70m) and a weight of 70kg (154lbs).

Raju Srivastav Salary and Net Worth

He had a salary of between Rs 5 to 10 lakh per month and a net worth of around Rs. 20 Crore.