It is very sad to write that comedy king Raju Srivastav is no more with us. Raju Srivastava has passed away. On August 10, Raju Srivastava had a cardiac arrest. He was also admitted in AIIMS for several days, but there was no improvement in his condition. Raju said goodbye to this world forever.
Raju Srivastava was known as the comedy king. But there will be many people who will not know about their Struggle Days. Let us tell you how Raju Srivastava, a resident of Kanpur, became a big name in the entertainment industry?
Raju wanted to be a comedian since childhood
Raju Srivastava was born on 25 December 1963 in Unnao, Kanpur. He belonged to middle class family. Raju’s father Rameshchandra Srivastava was a famous poet. But Raju was fond of comedy since childhood. He used to do mimicry since childhood. He wanted to become a comedian and he not only made his dream come true by coming out of a small place, but also earned respect and name.
Used to do mimicry in school
During an interview, Raju Srivastava had told that he was fond of doing comedy since childhood. He used to mimic his school teachers in school. He also used to take out the voice of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Not only this, he also wanted to meet Sunil Gavaskar since childhood. Due to this talent, he also used to be a part of the program to be held on 15 August and 26 January in the school. He himself used to come forward and get his name written in the school function.
Raju Srivastava said that in his childhood he was called for commentary on cricket. He was so talented that he used to laugh and laugh at the shortcomings of the front. Comedy king Raju Srivastava had told that he was fond of comedy since there were not many entertainment channels. Nor were people aware about it. At that time people knew only and only about government jobs. Therefore, if a boy used to do comedy in someone’s house, then it was not considered as work. Work meant only government jobs.
Tension lived at home
During the interview, Raju Srivastava had told that it was his passion to do comedy, but his family members were very upset due to this work. Because everyone in the Srivastava family was educated and had a government job. That’s why the family wondered what they would do later. Due to the tension going on in the house, Raju started staying cut-throat. After this he started extracting information about comedy shows and he came to know that this is the best work.
credit goes to mother
Raju Srivastava had told that he gives the credit of coming to Mumbai to his mother, because due to her taunts, he thought of coming to Mumbai. But Raju Srivastava had no god father in the film industry. That’s why he didn’t think of trying his hand at it. That’s why he thought that he would do comedy in Navratri, Jagran and small events in Mumbai.
friendship with johnny lever
Raju Srivastava said that he has absolutely no regrets for struggling. For several days he stayed at the house of friends and relatives in Mumbai. But for some reason or the other, he was asked to vacate the house. During this, he became friends with Johnny Lever and he said that he can come and stay at his house. However, Raju never went to live in their house.
How did Raju become a comedian after coming out of a small town?
Raju Srivastava’s first show was ‘Tea Time Manoranjan’. He also did special roles in many films. But till now he had not got the identity he was looking for. After this Raju Srivastava became a part of the show ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’. In this show, Raju made people crazy with the combination of his witty and desi style. With this show, he got recognition from house to house. People became fans of his jokes. Although he could not win the show, the audience gave him the title of ‘The King of Comedy’ and told him his winner.
Raju used to spend by driving auto
You have heard the story of Raju Srivastava becoming a comedy king from the common man of UP. But it was not so easy for Raju Srivastava to get fame and name. When Raju Srivastava came out of a small town and came to Mumbai with the dream of becoming a comedian, he also had to face a lot of trouble. In a city like Mumbai, his expenses could not be met in the money sent from home. To meet his expenses, Raju Srivastava came to Mumbai and drove auto rickshaws.
According to the reports, he got his first brake while driving the auto, which was due to the ride sitting in the auto. There are also reports about Raju Srivastava that he has done comedy in the beginning for 50 rupees. But today Raju Srivastava had become a big name in the world of comedy. His huge fan following is strong. Today every fan of his is crying over his absence.
Such is Raju’s family
Everyone knows about Raju Srivastava. But few people know who is in his family. Raju’s wife is a housewife, whose name is Shikha Srivastava. Raju and Shikha have two children. One son and one daughter. Raju’s daughter Antara is an assistant director. His son is studying. Raju’s son Ayushmann Srivastava is a sitar player.
be part of politics
Raju Srivastava, who established his coin in comedy, was also a part of politics. He got ticket from SP for the Lok Sabha elections from Kanpur in the year 2014. But he later refused to contest the elections. After this he joined BJP before the elections. PM Modi nominated him in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. After this, he also took part in the campaigns run in various cities regarding cleanliness.
RIP Raju Srivastav!