Happy Birthday Babu Ji (Anang Desai)

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Anang Desai, popularly known as `babuji` of the very popular soap Khichdi is one of the most talented actors on the small screen. He is an actor trained in the National School of Drama and is presently working in television and films. He has been inspired by the big names of filmdom including Naseeruddin Shah, Amitabh Bachhan, Pankaj Kapoor and many more. He is very happy with the fact that the audiences have appreciated the different characters that he portrayed on the small screen. The main inspiration of his work is Aatish Kapadia who is the writer and the director of the popular scripts of Khichdi, Instant Khichdi and Baa Bahu Aur Baby. According to Anang Desai any role, which gives him ample scope to perform, can be described as his dream role. In both the serials `Khichdi` and `Instant Khichdi` he is playing the affectionate Babuji. In these serials he enjoys most the interactions with his son Praful whom he calls “a gadha”. His interaction with his grandchildren is also very interesting. In fact the performance in the later one has also earned him one of the happiest moments of his life that of winning the title `Favorite Dadaji` in Star Parivar awards for two consecutive years. Again in the serial India Calling also he plays the lovable grandfather who plays Cupid between the main protagonist of the serial Chandni and her beloved Adi. In this serial he portrays the character of Adi`s grandfather and if there is a misunderstanding between Adi and Chandni, he gives all the tips and tricks to patch up with her. He in his youth has faced these kinds of situations and knows how well to deal with them. Again in the popular afternoon daily Kumkum he plays the character of Ashwin Vanjera, a scheming lawyer and is seen engaged in a court battle with the protagonist Wadhwa family. In this serial he will also use the Wadhwa family`s elder daughter-in-law against her own family. Again in the serial Woh Rehne Walli Mehlon Ki he plays the role of Mr. J. Thappar, the father of Prince Thappar. He is portrayed as the rich business tycoon whose personality is well loved by the audiences. According to the fan following of Anang Desai, any kind of roles, whether positive or negative, comedy or tragedy he carries out with equal vigor and gusto. He also shares a good rapport with his co-stars on the sets. In fact it like an extended family to him. Almost everyday the actions on the sets are like a picnic with lots of hard work combined with fun. According to him the reason behind the popularity of his serials is also because of the channel. According to him Star One is a dynamic, urban channel featuring very good and creative programs. He has also made a mark for himself in the silver screen. He has played very crucial roles in many Bollywood flicks and has carved out a special niche for himself in the hearts of his fan following. His fans also expect him to see in much meaningful roles and in the future and expect him to woo them by his powerhouse performances.

Published by Amir Hashmi

Amir Hashmi is an Indian Film Producer, Director, Writer, and Actor awarded the ‘Film excellence award’ by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India. Apart from being an artist, he is an outstanding speaker who hosted hundreds of inspiring workshops and campaigns amongst the youth. Awarded ‘Sangeet Visharad’ in Hindustani classical singing. He consistently promotes culture, humanity, and morality, and believes in truth and non-violence, besides being known for his environmental and patriotic initiatives.

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