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The first episode of the cult sitcom, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma (TMKOC) had aired on July 28, 2008, on SAB TV and it has been almost thirteen years that the show is running successfully. The entire star cast of the show, TMKOC has become a household name and the actors have rightly made their place into the hearts of their fans. Be it Daya Jethalaa Gada’s 'Hey Maa, Mata ji' or Jethalal Champaklal Gada’s 'Aye Pagal Aurat', people have hopelessly fallen in love with this show and have made the funny punch lines and one-liners as their way of communication.
TMKOC has become everyone’s favourite family show because of its entertaining plots, which also give a relevant message, educating society. We are sure if you are a Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma fan, you would be interested in knowing the star cast’s salary per episode as it's been years that they are a part of the same team. We have a list of TMKOC celebs and their salary per episode:
Dilip Joshi is one versatile actor, who can ace any role given to him. He plays the role of Jethalal Champaklal Gada. His comic timing has added more jaan to his character in the show, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma, making everyone laugh with his witty remarks for his wife, Daya ben and his flirtatious comments for his neighbour, Babita ji. He is one of the highest-paid actors in the show and earns around Rs 1.5 lakh per episode, making his net worth around Rs 37 crores.
Disha Vakani is the heart and soul of the show. Though she had taken a sabbatical and rumours of her permanently leaving the show often makes to the headlines, TMKOC fans still wait to see their Daya bhabhi back on the show. The way she speaks and breaks into garba every moment has made her everyone’s favourite in the show. Just like her on-screen husband, Disha also used to charge Rs 1.5 lakhs per episode, making her net worth around Rs 37 crore.
Shailesh Lodha portrays the role of real-life columnist, Taarak Janubhai Mehta on whose Gujarati's column, Duniya Ne Undha Chashma the show is based. He is an actor, comedian and writer, who narrates the episode in a satirical manner at the end of the show and also plays an important role of the lead character, Jethalal Champaklal Gada’s best friend. Shailesh takes Rs 1 lakh per episode, making his net worth, Rs 7 crore.
Jethiya ke babu ji, i.e., Champaklal Jayantilal Gada, Amit Bhatt is much younger than Dilip Joshi in real-life. Yes, even if he plays the role of the father of Jethalal Champaklal Gada on Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, he is much younger than his on-screen role. Well, his net worth is not known but he is said to be earning Rs 70,000 to 80,000 per episode.
The character of Popatlal Bhagwatiprasad Pandey is portrayed by Shyam Pathak. Although in the show, he is a journalist, whose single status is often made fun of, but in real-life, he is a brilliant actor and earns a handsome fee per episode. It is said that he charges Rs 28,000 per episode and his net worth is not disclosed.
The character of the righteous secretary of Gokuldham Society, Aatmaram Tukaram Bhide in TMKOC is played by Mandar Chandwadkar, who has worked in many Hindi and Marathi series and theatre. He might have a love-hate relationship with Jethalal in the show and might get irked with the sight of Tapu, Jethalal’s son, but he is paid Rs 80,000 per episode to do so!
Babita Iyer’s character is played by Munmun Dutta in the show, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, and we have seen Jethalal Champaklal Gada’s heart beating for her more than his wife, Daya. Her height, physique, looks and everything about her make her a perfect crush material. To play the character of queen of hearts, Munmun Dutta is paid Rs 35,000 to 50,000 per episode.
From always being ready to take up fights for his friends to always trying to cheer up everyone, from showering love on his wife to covering up for his notorious son, Gogi, Roshan Singh Sodhi is indeed one of the chirpiest characters in the show, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma. The character is played by Gurucharan Singh and he takes home Rs 65,000 to Rs 80,000 per episode.
The scientist on the show, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma, who can never keep his guards down when his wife, Babita is around Jethalal, is none other than, Krishnan Iyer. Krishnan Iyer and Babita’s couple pair look like a mismatch to most of us, but this couple truly depicts the power of love. He might hate the protagonist, Jethalal for always being around his wife, Babita, but he gets paid around Rs 65,000 to 80,000 per episode to play his character.
Dr Hathi is a jovial doctor, who is always ready to treat his patients and can never keep himself away from the delicious food, which his wife cooks. After the sudden death of Kavi Kumar Azad, Nirmal Soni had stepped in to portray the character of Dr Hathi in the show, TMKOC. He earns around Rs 20,000 to 25,000 per episode.
The Tapu Sena of Gokuldham society takes a different amount at home, with Raj Anadkat, who plays the role of Tapu, son of Jethalal Gada, taking the highest salary per episode. Raj takes Rs 10,000 per episode, whereas Kush Shah, who essays the role of Goli, Dr Hathi’s son, takes Rs 8,000 per episode. Samay Shah, who plays Gogi and Nidhi Bhanushali, who plays Sonu take Rs 8,000 per episode, respectively.
Well, the star cast is highly paid for the intriguing characters they have been portraying for years now. The salary and figures are taken from various websites and may vary as per the salary revision. Which character from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma is your favourite? Let us know!