Tanmay Vekaria is an Indian actor and theatre artist who rose to fame after playing the role of ‘Bagha’ in Hindi TV shows Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (2008).
Tanmay Anand Vekaria was born on Friday, 24 July 1981 (age 41 years; as of 2022) in Surat, Gujarat. He did his schooling at Our Lady of Remedy High School in Mumbai and holds a graduate degree from Nagindas Khandwala College, Mumbai.
A childhood picture of Tanmay Tanmay Vekaria
Height (approx.): 5′ 11″
Weight (approx.): 70 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Body Measurements (approx.):Chest: 38 inches, Waist: 32 inches, Biceps: 12 inches
Parents & Siblings
His father, Arvind Vekaria, is a Gujarati drama actor. Tanmay has a sister and a brother.
Tanmay Vekaria and his father, Arvind Vekaria
An old picture of Tanmay Vekaria with his mother and brother
Tanmay Vekaria with his sister
Wife & Children
Tanmay’s wife’s name is Mitsu Vekaria. They have a daughter named Vrishti, and a son named Zeeshan.
Tanmay Vekaria with his wife, Mitsu Vekaria, and children
Tanmay Vekaria with his daughter and son
Tanmay resides at the Raj Arcade at Kandivali West, Mumbai.
In 2008, Tanmay made his acting debut with the popular Hindi sitcom ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ in which he played the role of Bagha. In this show, he played several roles such as Inspector Ghorpade, taxi driver, rikshaw driver, a school teacher named Santosh, and Rukhmani’s husband before landing the role of Bagha.
Tanmay Vekaria (right) as Bagha in a still from the TV show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Tanmay played the role of Sujeet Kumar Sharma in the Sony SAB Hindi sitcom, F.I.R. (2006)
Tanmay Vekaria as Sujeet Kumar Sharma in a still from the TV show ‘F.I.R.’
In 2017, he made his Gujarati film debut with the Gujarati film ‘Samay Chara Time Slot.’
Tanmay was cast by the directors Hardik Sadhwani and Ritviq Joshi in a Hindi short film ‘Jaagran,’ which premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival on 26 April 2022.
Tanmay Vekaria (extreme right) on the official poster of the short film Jaagran (2022)
Theatre & play
In 2009, Tanmay appeared in a Gujarati comedy play titled Ghar Ghar Ni Vaat, which aired on Shemaroo TV.
Tanmay Vekaria (left) in a still from the play Ghar Ghar Ni Vaat (2009)
Awards & Achievements
- 2019: Indian Telly Award- Best Ensemble (Fiction) in the TV show ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’
- 2012: Sab Ke Anokhe Award- ‘Sab se Anokhi Chaal’ in the TV show ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’
- Tanmay struggled with depression due to unemployment in 2010.