Left the government servant and took the path of acting, created a different identity through comedy, never gave up the silent role

By Shalini Bhardwaj July 24, 2023 2:19 PM IST

New Delhi. Comedy King Ashok Saraf, who used to make people laugh with his comic style in TV and films, is not dependent on any introduction today. In his acting career, he earned a lot of name by working in Marathi and Hindi films and is earning even today. He has done a lot of work in his acting career but he mostly appeared in side roles only. Leaving Marathi films, side roles in Bollywood films never left him behind.

In many films like ‘Singham’, Bandhan and ‘Karan Arjun’, Ashok Saraf has tickled the audience with his comedy. Most of the characters played by him and his dialogues are still alive in the minds of the people. In many films, his characters have been so wonderful that the audience noticed him while being in a side role and liked him a lot. You will also remember most of his characters. The actor has done a great job not only in the Hindi film industry but also in Marathi films. In Hindi films, he has also worked in films with stars like Salman, Shah Rukh, Jackie Shroff and Ajay Devgan.

Not Shahid Kapoor, this actor was the first choice for ‘Kabir Singh’, had he got the film, his career would have been in a different direction today

Quit government job, step into films
Before coming to the world of acting, Ashok had also worked in a government bank. But the dream of becoming an actor brought him into the industry. Actually, his father wanted him to get a simple job. He wanted him to do a job and not acting. But keeping his father’s words in full respect, the actor worked in State Bank of India and at the same time continued doing theatre. He never let his dream die. His decision to leave the government job and enter the acting world did not prove wrong, he got a lot of work in the industry and he ruled the hearts of the audience with his characters.

Comedy king became by working in TV and films
Bollywood actor Ashok Saraf has shown his acting talent in more than 50 Hindi films like Marathi ‘Singham’, ‘Karan Arjun’, ‘Gupt’, ‘Kya Dil Ne Kaha’, ‘Jodi Number One’, ‘Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya’ and TV serials ‘Naina O Naina’, ‘Hum Paanch’, ‘Yeh Choti Badi Baatein’. Nivedita was married to Josh in the year 1990. There is a difference of 18 years in the age of both of them. He was also in the news for marrying a girl younger than himself. His work was well received both in films and on TV. Even today he is winning the hearts of the audience with his comic style.

Worked in more than 300 films
Ashok Saraf started his acting career from the year 1969. He started his career with Marathi films. In Marathi industry, he is also called as Ashok Samrat. He has also worked as a lead in Marathi films. But he never got a chance to play lead role in Hindi films. So far in his career, he has done 250 Marathi films, out of which 100 were commercial hits. Apart from this, he has also appeared in many Hindi films. He knows very well how to win the hearts of the fans with his comedy.

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