Journey to fame! Neha Mehta aka Anjali Bhabhi from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah's life in photos

Updated: Jun 08, 2020, 12:46 | Nikita Wagh
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    Born on June 9, 1978, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah's actress Neha Mehta has become immensely popular after portraying the character of Anjali Taarak Mehta aka Anjali Bhabhi. While Neha's ancestors hailed from Patan, Gujarat, she was raised in Vadodara and Ahmedabad. (All pictures/mid-day archives and Neha Mehta's official Instagram account)

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    Neha Mehta holds a qualification of Masters in Performing Arts (MPA), specialized in Bharatnatyam, diploma in drama.

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    Neha Mehta's father is a popular writer and author and he inspired his daughter to pursue a career in acting. She credits her parents who guided her to pursue Indian Classical Dance Style. Neha has done graduation and post-graduation in faculty of performing arts.

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    Neha Mehta always wanted to do PhD and further studies in dance and direction. As she performed classical dancing with theatre, acting came her way and that's when Neha started working as a theatre actor.

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    Her first commercial work as an actor was with Sidharth Randeriya in Mumbai was Tuj Mari Mausam. After performing in Gujarati theatre for many years, Neha stepped in the Telly world in 2001 with TV show Dollar Bahu.

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    She bagged her first soap opera 'Bhabhi', where she played the titular character (from 2002 to 2003). However, Neha was later replaced by actress Dolly Sohi.

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    Neha Mehta was also part of other popular Television shows such as - Sau Dada Sasu Na (Gujarati show), Raat Hone Ko Hai (2004) and Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand (2004-2005).

    In picture: Munmun Dutta, Neha Mehta, Disha Vakani and Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal

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    In the meanwhile, she also made her debut on big-screen. In 2001, Neha made her debut in Gujarati film Janmo Janam. She even tried her hands in the South film industry with Telugu film Dham in 2003.

    In picture: Neha Mehta, Disha Vakani and Munmun Dutta

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    Well, do you know Neha Mehta also featured in 2008's Bollywood film EMI, starring Sanjay Dutt, Urmila Matondkar and Arjun Rampal? Neha played Urmila's character Prenana's lawyer and friend in the film.

    In picture: Cast of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah

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    Roughly in 2008, Neha Mehta was all set to quit acting, pack her bags and go to New York to pursue a course in filmmaking. But life had something different in the kitty for her. She got an offer from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah makers. And the rest is history!

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    Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, one of the most popular shows of the small screen, which has been successfully running on the small screens for more than a decade, sees Neha Mehta playing the role of Anjali Taarak Mehta.

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    With her character, who is a dietitian, and always make diet food for her husband (actor Shailesh Lodha), Neha aka Anjali Bhabhi has won several hearts with her acting. Her soft and subtle nature in the show is a pure delight to watch onscreen. In picture: Neha Mehta and Shailesh Lodha

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    Neha and Shailesh's on-screen chemistry is loved by the audience, especially the factor of how they both are supportive of each other in their ups and downs. In picture: Neha Mehta and Shailesh Lodha

  • Here's wishing Neha Mehta, a very happy birthday. May you achieve greater heights of success!

    In picture: Neha Mehta and Dilip Joshi, who plays Jethalal Champaklal Gada in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah

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About The Gallery

It's Television actress Neha Mehta's birthday tomorrow. The actress, who is popular as Anjali Bhabhi from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, turns 42 on June 9, 2020. Here's a look at her journey from Gujarati theatre to TMKOC, in candid pictures