Born: Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Rajpal Yadav is an Indian film actor known for his comic roles in Hindi cinema. He acted in the Doordarshan's television serial Mungeri ke bhai Naurangilal as the protagonist. This was sequel to a similar television program on Doordarshan, Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne. Although Yadav found success in negative roles, he preferred comic roles, as in Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, and he went on to become a prolific comedian in Hindi films. His films include Hungama, Waqt: The Race Against Time, Chup Chup Ke, Garam Masala, Phir Hera Pheri and Dhol. Yadav has also been the leading character in more serious films like Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon, Ladies Tailor, Rama Rama Kya Hai Drama, Hello! Hum Lallan Bol Rahe Hain, Kushti, Mirch and Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh. For the film Jungle, he won Sansui Screen Best actor award in a Negative Role along with a nomination for the Screen Best Actor award. He received the Yash Bharati Award for the film Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon. Yadav was also awarded by the Janpad Ratna Award. He made his Telugu language debut in 2015 with Kick 2, and also played the main antagonist in controversial filmmaker Faisal Saif's multilingual film Amma.
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