From the stage of Bigg Boss 11 to love life and politics, the story of Raju Srivastava has been very interesting. Amitabh Bachchan’s mimicry changed his life.
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Today the whole entertainment world is in mourning due to the departure of Raju Srivastava. The king of comedy, who ran the fountain of laughter on the stage of comedy, is no longer in this world. People are still unable to believe this news that how Kohinoor of the comedy world has said goodbye to everyone. Raju Srivastava was such a personality whose name was his identity. There is hardly anyone whose face does not glow with the name of Raju. But, people hardly know much about his life. What struggles Raju Srivastava has tasted behind so much fame and stardom, it is very interesting. Also, their love story was no less than a fairy tale. So let us introduce you to every step of the life of the king of comedy, which you were unaware of till now.
The journey of the king of comedy from Satyaprakash, Gajodhar Bhaiya to becoming The Raju Srivastava has been a colorful one. Born on December 25, 1963 in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, Raju Bhaiya has the ability to make people laugh and roll around in him. Raju’s home was in Bighapur village of Unnao, he was born in a middle class family, which is why Raju was always grounded in spite of getting tremendous stardom. Raju was born in a poet family. His father Ramesh Chandra Srivastava was a famous poet who was famous by the name of Balai Kaka.
Relatives used to make fun of career
Referring to this, Raju Srivastava had told in an interview that when he started the journey of comedy, his relatives did not like this thing. Relatives used to make fun of his profession a lot. Even relatives used to complain a lot to Raju’s family members. But, Raju was never ashamed of his hobbies and passion. After which he later shut people’s mouth with his success.
The hobby of laughing became a profession like this
The idea of turning his hobby into a career came to Raju Srivastava when he got only 50 rupees as a reward for doing a mimicry in a neighbor’s house. After which Raju Srivastava refined his talent and went to Mumbai, the city of dreams, to give a name to his profession. The turning point in the life of Raju Srivastava, a resident of Kanpur, was when he left for Mumbai to stand on his feet from the period of failure.
Comedians were the owners of crores of assets
According to the reports, when Raju Srivastava turned to Mumbai, there were hundreds of obstacles in his way. But, those obstacles failed to stop his passion. During his career, Raju also worked in many blockbuster films ranging from stage shows. Raju Bhaiya, who lived for 50 rupees during the days of struggle, started getting 50 lakhs after getting fame. There came a time when success was in seventh heaven and they never let it go to their heads. Later he used to charge 5 to 10 lakh rupees for a show. Talking about his total assets, Raju has a property of about 15 to 20 crores, which he has now left for his family.
Love life was also very interesting
It is said that Raju Srivastava had fallen in love with his wife Shikha Srivastava at first sight. Raju was giving his heart to Shikha at a glance, but after getting married, he had to wait for 12 years. He had decided that he would marry Shikha only. Let me tell you, Shikha was his distant relative. During an interview, Raju had revealed that Shikha is his sister-in-law’s uncle’s daughter, after persuading his brothers to marry her, he had gone to Etawah to speak his heart out to Shikha, but there he found courage. not done. But, after going to Mumbai, the star of his luck shone so much that he told his heart to Shikha. After which both of them got married on May 17, 1993. Now both of them also have 2 children.
Amitabh’s role gave a different identity
Raju Srivastava is considered a big fan of Amitabh. Speaking like them, walking like them, getting up and sitting and so on. After Sholay, the mimicry of Amitabh Bachchan made him even more famous. People were ready to die on his mimicry of Amitabh. Whatever event he went to, he would definitely get a request to act as Big B and he used to play that character with pride.
This show had made a star
Raju Srivastava was first seen in the 1994 show Tea Time Manoranjan. After this, he turned the star of his career by participating in the first season of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. This show gave him the recognition that he started being seen on the TV screens of every house. Although he secured the third position in the show, but his perfect comedy timing made his place in the hearts of the people. After this, Raju enthralled people with his stellar performances in shows like Comedy Ka Maha Muqabla, Comedy Circus, Dekh Bhai Dekh, Laugh India Laugh, Comedy Night with Kapil, The Kapil Sharma Show and Gangs of Hansipur.
Raju was surrounded by controversies in Big Boss
Raju Srivastava, who performed in Bigg Boss 11, gained a lot of popularity by taking entry. During this, Raju was surrounded by controversies inside the house due to his lewd comments on Shilpa Shetty. In his controversial statement, he had said that if Shilpa was desperate to become a mother, then she should have known that Shakti Kapoor was standing outside her house. After which this controversy had increased so much that Raju had to apologize to Shilpa. Raju said in apology, my dialogue has been shown wrongly by the channel. I had hit the dialogues on the film. I am angry with Colors channel.
Comedian’s relationship was also with politics
Before joining the BJP in the year 2014, Raju Srivastava had got the ticket for the Lok Sabha elections from the Samajwadi Party, but he returned the ticket of that party after some time. Raju said that he did not get support from the local party unit. After this he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the same year.
laughing made everyone cry
For the last 42 days, the King of Comedy Raju Srivastava was fighting a battle between life and death in the hospital, after which he lost the battle today and breathed his last in AIIMS, Delhi. AIIMS doctors say that Raju Srivastava was in critical condition ever since he suffered a cardiac arrest. There were some ups and downs in his health in between, but, his condition never became so good that doctors could take the risk of removing him from the ventilator. Recently his postmortem has been done. Now there are reports that tomorrow morning his body will be lit. Let us tell you that Raju will be given a final farewell at the VIP Ghat of Nigam Bodh, Delhi.