Mayur Vakani is a multi-talented Gujarati, who is a famous Indian actor and sculptor. He is known for playing the role of “Sundar Veera” in SAB TV’s comedy show “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma.”
Mayur’s acting and dialogue made him a household name. “My Dear Jijaji”, this dialogue has given Mayur a distinct identity in TMKOC.
👦 Personal Info
|Real Name||Mayur Vakani|
|Nick Name||Sundarlal & Sundar Veera|
|Date of Birth||October 10, 1976|
|Birth Place||Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India|
|Age (as in 2021)||44 Years|
|Hobbies||Acting, Swimming & Painting|
|Profession(s)||Actor, Sculptor & Artist|
|Hometown||Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India|
|Famous For||As an Actor|
🧑 Body Appearance & 💪 Physical Stats
|Height||5’ 5” in feet-inches|
|Weight||approx. 65 kg|
Biography – Early Life & Career
Mayur Vakani was born and brought up in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. His date of birth is 10 October 1976 (age 44 years in 2021) and his zodiac sign is Libra.
His father owns a theatre in Gujarat and was also a drawing teacher in the school. Mayur’s family was associated with background theatre, because of this, he started doing theatre when he was just 6 years old.
He did his schooling at Kameshwar High School, Ahmedabad and went to C. N. College of Fine Arts to pursue his graduation. Mayur holds an M.A. degree in Indian culture, a diploma in sculpture, and a diploma in drama.
Mayur started his acting career by doing several commercial plays. Then, he auditioned for various shows and played small roles in several TV shows.
In 2006, he starred in the Gujarati romantic action film “Ek Var Piyu Ne Malva Aavje” with veteran Gujarati actors Hiten Kumar, Vikram Thakor, Firoz Irani, Minaxi, Mamata Soni and Jayendra Maheta.
In 2007, he starred in the superhit Gujarati movie “Nahi Re Lajavu Tari Chundadi” with Hiten Kumar. He has also worked with Hiten Kumar and Ramesh Mehta in a Gujarati movie titled “Sejal Sarju“.
Since 2008, Mayur has been starring with his sister Disha Vakani in “Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma“, one of India’s most successful and longest-running shows.
In TMKOC, he is playing the character of Sundarlal who is the brother of Daya Gada (Disha Vakani).
Apart from acting, he is a sculptor and drawing artist by profession.
Family, Wife & Children
Mayur belongs to the Jain-Gujarati family of Ahmedabad. His father Bhim Vakani is a Gujarati theatre artist and his mother is a housewife. He has two younger sisters, Disha Vakani and Khushali Vakani.
Mayur Vakani is married to Hemali Vakani. The couple has a son, Tathya Vakani and a daughter, Hasthi Vakani.
👪 Family Details
|Parents||Father: Bhim Vakani|
Mother: Not Known
|Siblings||Sister: Disha Vakani |
Sister: Khushali Vakani
|Children||Son: Tathya Vakani|
Daughter: Hasthi Vakani
📚 Education Information
|School||Kameshwar High School, Ahmedabad|
|College(s)/University||C. N. College of Fine Arts, Ahmedabad|
|Education Qualification||M.A. in Indian culture, Diploma in sculpture and drama.|
💸 Net Worth & Income
|Salary/Income||100K to 120K INR per episode|
|Net Worth||1.5 crore Indian rupees|
|Source of Income||From TV Shows, Movies, promotions etc…|
💖 Favourite Things
|Favourite Actor||Hiten Kumar|
|Favourite Actress||Mamata Soni|
|Favourite Singer||Vikram Thakor|
|Favourite Colour||Red & Blue|
|Favourite Food||Gathiya & Jalebi|
|Favourite Game||Saap Sidi|
TV Shows & Movies
|2006||Film||Ek Var Piyu Ne Malva Aavje|
|2007||Film||Nahi Re Lajavu Tari Chundadi|
|2008- Present||Serial||Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Mayur Vakani
- The brother-sister duo of Sundarlal and Daya Gada in the serial TMKOC are real-life siblings.
- Mayur’s father has also made a small cameo role in the show TMKOC.
- Mayur’s sister Disha acted in several plays, Bollywood films and TV shows before Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma.
- Mayur is very fond of sweets. When he was a child he used to empty the box of sweets at one time.
- He was one of the pioneer members in creating the ‘Gujarat’s Jhanki’ to be displayed in the Republic Day ceremony in Delhi. He was also the main man behind the decoration of the hall during Xi Jing Ping’s visit.
- Mayur has also created a statue of PM Modi, which was auctioned to Surati businessman Laljibhai Patel for 4.31 crores.
- In December 2012, while Mayur Vakani was travelling from Bhavnagar district (Saurashtra, Gujarat), he had an accident on the highway.
- Mayur’s Instagram account was hacked when he has 118K followers on Instagram.