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Rajpal Naurang Yadav


Rajpal Naurang Yadav (born 16 March 1971) is an Indian actor and comedian. His breakthrough came in Ram Gopal Varma's Jungle (2000), in which he played a negative role. He is recognized as one of the finest comedy actors in Indian cinema history.


 He has gained widespread recognition through his comic performances over the years and has been nominated for several awards such as Filmfare and Screen Awards.


Yadav acted in the DD National's television serial Mungeri Ke Bhai Naurangilal. This was the sequel to Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne. His first film was School (1999), in which he played the role of a coolie.


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 comic enthusiast 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 including Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon, Ladies Tailor, Rama Rama Kya Hai Drama, Hello! Hum Lallan Bol Rahe Hain, Kushti, Mirch, Benny and Babloo and Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh.


For the film Jungle, he won the 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 given the Janpad Ratna Award.

He made his Telugu language debut in 2015 with Kick 2, and also played a role in the multilingual film Amma.


Yadav took acting training from the National School of Drama. Yadav married his first wife in 1992. After the birth of their first child, she died due to certain complications. He then went on to marry for a second time in 2003 after establishing himself in the industry. He has two daughters.


Yadav was given a 10-day imprisonment in 2013 for filing a false affidavit in court. He spent four days in jail from 3 December 2013 until 6 December 2013 after which a division bench of the High Court suspended the sentence on his appeal. 


He was sentenced to 3 months in civil prison for non-repayment of a loan that he took in 2010 for his directorial debut by the Delhi High Court on 30 November 2018. He was immediately taken into custody by the Delhi Police. Subsequently, in November 2018, Delhi High Court issued a three-month prison sentence.


Krrish 3 as Kripal Sharma


RSVP - Ronde Saare Viah Picho as Yadav Chunnilal


Khatta Meetha as Rangeela


De Dana Dan as Yadav Dagdu


Bhoothnath as Anthony


Phir Hera Pheri as Yadav Pappu


Kal Ho Naa Ho as Guru


Ek Aur Ek Gyarah as Chhotu