“Comedian Raju Srivastav passes away in Delhi at the age of 58, confirms his family. He was admitted to AIIMS Delhi on August 10 after experiencing chest pain & collapsing while working out at the gym,” the agency tweeted.
For the unversed, Raju Srivastav suffered a heart attack on August 9, following which he was rushed to AIIMS hospital in Delhi. The comedian’s team had confirmed that he suffered a heart attack while working out. “He was working out on the treadmill around 11-11:30 when he had the stroke. He is stable now. There is nothing to worry as of now. Doctors are conducting tests, we’ll share more information soon,” his team said. It was later reported that the comedian suffered immense brain damage too after cardiac arrest.
Raju Srivastav Bio
Raju Srivastav (born Satyaprakash Srivastava) often credited as Raju Shrivastav or Raju Srivastava, is an Indian comedian, and more popularly, an observational comedian. He is known most for his acute scrutiny and comical timing about various Indian aspects of life.
Satyaprakash Srivastava was born in Kanpur, India in a middle class Kayastha family. His father is a very famous poet, Mr. Rameshchandra Srivastava known as Balai Kaka. Being a good mimic, Raju nursed the dream of becoming a comedian since childhood. In his school time he used to imitate his teachers. He gained initial stardom as an Amitabh Bachchan impressionist. He landed in Mumbai (then Bombay), and after a few years did a small role in the super hit Rajshri movie Maine Pyar Kiya. He did many other small roles in a number of movies. Raju was a participant on Bigg Boss (Season 3), anchored by Amitabh Bachchan.
|Real Name:||Satya Prakash Srivastava|
|Other Names:||Raju Bhaiya, Gajodhar Bhaiya|
|Birth Date:||December 25, 1963|
|Death||September 21, 2022|
|Place of Birth:||Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Hometown:||Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Father’s Name:||Ramesh Chandra Srivastava|
|Father’s Profession:||Government employee and poet|
|Mother’s Name:||Saraswati Srivastava|
|Siblings (if any):||Deepu Srivastava (Younger brother)|
Raju Srivastav Political Career
Raju Srivastava was also actively involved in politics. The star had already gained much acclaim in the field of comedy when he entered politics.
He joined politics with Samajwadi Party in 2014, when he was elected by the party for the Lok Sabha election for Kanpur. However, Raju wasn’t very satisfied with the support of the party’s local units and thus, he returned the ticket.
The scenario took a turn in favor of Raju Srivastava when in 2014, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. Moreover, Hon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the comedian an integral part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Just after that, Raju Srivastava actively promoted cleanliness through events and music videos. He also promoted cleanliness through TV commercials.
Raju Srivastav Spouse And Family:
Raju was born in a middle-class family in Kanpur. His father’s name is Ramesh Chandra Srivastava. His mother’s name is Saraswati Srivastava. He also has a younger sibling, Deepu Srivastava.
Raju Srivastava got married to Shikha Srivastava on July 1, 1993, in Lucknow. They have two children; one son Ayushman and a daughter, Antara.
|Parents:||Ramesh Chandra Srivastava (Father), Saraswati Srivastava (Mother)|
|Siblings:||Deepu Srivastava (Brother)|
|Spouse’s Name:||Shikha Srivastava|
|Children:||Aayushmaan Srivastava (Son), Antra Srivastava (Daughter)|
|1989||Maine Pyaar Kiya||Truck Cleaner|
|2001||Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa||Baba Chin Chin Choo|
|2002||Waah! Tera Kya Kehna||Banne Khan’s assistant|
|2003||Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon||Shambhu, Sanjana’s servant|
|2006||Vidyaarthi: The Power of Students||Inspector JK|
|2007||Jahan Jaaeyega Hamen Paaeyega||Jailor|
|Big Brother||Autorickshaw Driver & Rizwan Ahmed|
|Bombay to Goa||Anthony Gonsalves|
|2010||Bhavnaon ko Samjho||Daya from Gaya|
|Barood : (The Fire) – A Love Story‘|
|2017||Toilet: Ek Prem Katha|
|1994||Dekh Bhai Dekh||Cameo|
|1994||Tea Time Manoranjan||Himself|
|2005||The Great Indian Laughter Challenge||Contestant|
|2007–2014||Comedy Circus||Various characters|
|2008–2009||Raju Hazir Ho||Himself|
|2011||Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala||Contestant|
|2012||Laugh India Laugh||Himself|
|2013–2016||Comedy Nights with Kapil||Various characters|
|2014||Gangs of Haseepur||Host|
|2016–2017||The Kapil Sharma Show||Various characters|| |