List of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah characters

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Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (Translation: Taarak Mehta's Inverted Spectacles) is India's longest running sitcom serial.[1] Following is the list of various characters of the popular sitcom.

Groups & CategoriesEdit

Gokuldham MembersEdit

Purush MandalEdit

It is the group of the senior male characters of the society. They sometimes try to have parties (which include drinking alcohol) hiding from their wives. They drink soda daily at Abdul's soda shop at night (All in One General Store). It includes Jethalal Champaklal Gada, Taarak Mehta, Aatmaram Tukaram Bhide,Sardar Roshan Singh Harjeet Singh SodhiKrishnan Subramanyam Iyer, Dr. Hansraj Hathi, Patrakar Popatlal Pandey and Abdul.

Mahila MandalEdit

The group consists of all senior female members of the society. Mahila mandal is the best friend they all love each other.They express love for all. They all are very intelligent, smart and beautiful ladies. The group includes - Daya Jethalal Gada, Anjali Mehta, Madhavi Bhide, Roshan Kaur Sodhi, Babita Iyer & Komal Hathi.

Tapu SenaEdit

The Tapu Sena is a group of children residing in the society. It is providing a juvenile tone to the show. Usually, the group becomes a nuisance for the other members of the Society because of their mischievous activities, while at times, it draws praises from the members by virtue of some laudable activities performed by the children. Since the beginning of the show, the Tapu Sena has, with their childlike activities, characterized the typical frolicsome Indian children. With the growth of the five children to maturity and elegance, the stories have been tailored accordingly to suit the children.[2][3] It includes- Tipendra Jethalal Gada aka Tapu (Leader), Sonalika Aatmaram Bhide aka Sonu, Gulaabkumar Hansraj Hathi or Goli, Gurucharan Singh Roshan Singh Sodhi aka Gogi, Pankaj Diwan Sahay aka Pinku.

Gada Electronics StaffEdit

Natwarlal Prabhatshankar Undhaiwala aka Nattu Kaka, Baagheshwar Dadukh Undhaiwala aka Baagha and Magan. All of them are very sincere, laborious and honest. Magan makes rare appearances and Nattu Kaka and Baagha are the main employees. Nattu Kaka handles the finance and Baagha specialises in repairing old mobile phones. Even though Jethalal constantly refuses to give Nattu Kaka and Baagha a hike in their salary despite their constant requests, they are still loyal to Jethalal and are dedicated to their work. Nattu Kaka and Baagha also celebrate festivals and take part in events with Gokuldham Society.

Main charactersEdit

Gada FamilyEdit

Jethalal Champaklal GadaEdit

He is the owner of Gada Electronics and a Businessman. He loves Babita, is often scolded by his father .He often uses the word nonsense and is disturbed by his family. He is called "jethiya" by Champaklal,"seth ji" by nattu kaka and bagha,"tapu ke papa " by Daya, "jethapra" by Sodhi and "jethabhai" by Dr.Haathi and the ladies.Whenever he gets in trouble,He consults Taarak Mehta his close friend whom he often calls as "Fire Brigade",as he solves the problems in Jethalal's life as fire brigade does. The role is essayed by Dilip Joshi.

Daya Jethalal GadaEdit

Also known as "Dayaben", the role was essayed by Disha Vakani from 2008 to 2018. She is the wife of Jethalal and the daughter-in-law of Gada family. She is from Ahmedabad and is popularly referred to as Garba Queen as she loves playing Garba, a Gujarati dance. She is a responsible and dedicated homemaker mostly busy in household chores. Dayaben is very innocent and naive and loves her family. She is also a very caring neighbour. Jethalal is fond of her culinary skills. Dayaben enjoys close bonding with her mother Jeevdaya (Jashodha) and brother Sundar, whom she calls "Sundar Veera". Dayaben is a devoted wife and never refers Jethalal by name, instead calling him "Tapu ke Papa" (meaning “Tapu’s father”). She is a little superstitious and believes in black magic, ghosts, bad luck, etc. Dayaben is very religious and worships Amba Mata. She usually says “He Maa, Mata Ji” holding her hands to her head, whenever she is surprised, forgets something, or thinks some bad is to happen. She speaks in a typical high pitched Gujarati accent. She is always seen wearing a Gujarati sari with a traditional hairdo, except for some special occasions.

Champaklal Jayantilal GadaEdit

Also known as Champak Chacha. The role is essayed by Amit Bhatt. He is the father of Jethalal who immigrated from ancestral village of Gada family, Bhachau, to live with the family of Jethalal in Mumbai. He is a widower and is eccentric and temperamental in nature. Despite being nearly 72 years old, he is more energetic than Jethalal. He performs Pranayam and Yoga and is an active member of Young Old Group, a small group founded by him and his friends. Champaklal loves his whole family and enjoys special bonding with his grandson Tapu. He always takes the side of Tapu and Daya whenever Jethalal scolds them. Due to his supreme decision-making authority, Jethalal is often sidelined in family matters. He loves Jethalal with his whole heart but shows it on very rare occasions. He always scolds Jethalal and angrily calls him babuchak and “akkal vagar jo dhandho”. He calls Jethalal as Jethiya, Tapu as Tapuda, and Daya as “Bahu”. He also has nicknames for the whole purush mandal as he calls, Taarak Mehta as Mehtoos, Popatlal as Dibba, Bhide as Bhindi Master, Dr. Haathi as “Haathida” and Iyer as “Iyerdi”. However, Champaklal is a fatherly figure for Gokuldham residents. He is always given immense respect and is involved in the decision-making process. Everyone calls him Chachaji and whole Tapusena calls him Dadaji. Champaklal always acts as a peacemaker in issues and verbal spats. He is also very fond of Daya's cooking skills and has Mehta be his troubleshooter when Jetha is not available.

Although his original character, as written in "Duniya ne Undha Chashmah" by Taarak Mehta, is rebellious, rustic and ever quarrelling, in the show he is loyal to Gandhian principles and abhors unethical practices such as theft, quarrels and corruption. He is strictly against alcohol and dislikes people who drink. Champaklal looks exactly like his father, the Late Jayantilal Bhimji Gada who in the show was a freedom fighter during the British rule.

Tipendra Jethalal GadaEdit

The son of Daya and Jethalal and also he is the leader of Tappu Sena.He used to be mischievous in early episodes.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "MUNMUN DUTTA OPENS UP ABOUT THE CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING TAARAK MEHTA KA OOLTAH CHASHMAH; COMES OUT IN SUPPORT OF GURCHARAN SINGH (SODHI)".
  2. "TMKOC Tapu Sena". timesofindia.com. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  3. "TMKOC Tapu Sena". timesofindia.com. Retrieved 14 April 2017.