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Satish Shah


Satish Ravilal Shah (born 25 June 1947) is an Indian actor. He is best known for his comic roles in films like Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983), Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi (1984), Sarabhai vs Sarabhai (2004), Main Hoon Na (2004), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Fanaa (2006) and Om Shanti Om (2007).


In 2008, he also co-judged Comedy Circus with Archana Puran Singh. In 2015, he was also appointed as a member of the Film and Television Institute of India Society.


Satish Shah is a Kutchi Gujarati from Mandvi. He studied at Xavier's College and later joined the Film and Television Institute of India.


Satish Shah is married to designer Madhu Shah since 1982. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Shah was diagnosed with COVID-19. He was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai on 20 July and discharged on 28 July after making a full recovery.


He is perhaps best known for his roles in the 1984 sitcom Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi directed by Kundan Shah and Manjul Sinha where he ended up playing 55 different characters in 55 episodes and the character of Prakash in the Television serial Zee TV - Filmy Chakkar in 1995, which he played in 50 episodes.


He also starred in 2004's famous television show Sarabhai vs Sarabhai as Indravadhan Sarabhai. In both Filmy Chakkar and Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, his pairing was opposite Ratna Pathak Shah. In 1997, he again played the lead in Ghar Jamai for 80 episodes along with the serial “All The Best” with Swaroop Sampat for 109 episodes for DD2.


He played the role of Municipal Commissioner D'Mello in the 1984 movie Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro directed by Kundan Shah. Considered to be primarily a comedian, he has portrayed various character roles in his career throughout the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, starting with his first movie Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan in 1978. 


Apart from his career in Bollywood, he was also a judge of the Comedy Circus Laughter contest. He has completed over 250 feature films to date.


Dunki as


Bhoothnath as Principal J.J. Irani


Kal Ho Naa Ho as Kursann Bhai Patel


Mujhse Dosti Karoge! as Satish Shah


Hero No. 1 as Pappi


Saajan Chale Sasural as Ram Pyara