Deepu Srivastava is an Indian actor and standup comedian who has participated in several comedy shows, which were broadcasted on national television. Deepu is the younger sibling of Raju Srivastava, a famous comedian, who died on 21 September 2022.
Deepu Srivastava was born on Thursday, 9 April 1970 (age 52 years; as of 2022) in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. His zodiac sign is Aries. After completing his schooling, Deepu Srivastava pursued his higher education at Kanpur University, where he completed his graduation in 1993.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Colour: Salt and Pepper
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Parents & Siblings
His father. Ramesh Chandra Srivastava, was a government employee and a poet. He was also known by his other name Balai Kaka.
His mother, Saraswati Srivastava, was a homemaker. One of his five brothers, Raju Srivastava, was a comedian.
His sister’s name is Sudha Srivastava.
Wife & Children
His wife, Sangeeta Srivastava, is a homemaker.
He has a son named Samarth Srivastava.
Deepu Srivastava follows Hinduism.
Deepu Srivastava is a Kayastha.
Deepu Srivastava’s career began in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, where he used to perform standup comedy till 1998. In 1998, Deepu Srivastava shifted to Mumbai with his elder brother Raju Srivastava. Deepu Srivastava got a major break in 2007 when he took part in Funjabbi Chak De, a comedy show that was aired on Star One. Deepu Srivastava appeared alongside Raju Srivastava in Dangal TV’s 2009 comedy show Raju Hazir Ho. Deepu Srivastava also took part in the Bhojpuri comedy show Laughter Express. In 2012, at the invitation of the news channel LIVE India, Deepu Srivastava performed standup comedy on their show.
In 2017, Deepu Srivastava participated in two comedy shows, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge and Comedy Ka Badsshah – Hasegaa India, which were respectively aired on StarPlus and Sony Entertainment Television.
In 2018, before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, News18 India invited Deepu Srivastava to perform standup comedy and mimic famous Indian politicians on their show Lapete Me Neta Ji.
Deepu Srivastava contested in the Laughter Show, which was a comedy show that was aired on StarPlus in 2019. In 2020, Deepu Srivastava was invited by the motorcycle manufacturing company Hero MotoCorp to partake in a standup comedy show organised by the company for their corporate event.
In 2019, Deepu Srivastava took part in the college fest organised by the ASM’s Institute of Business Management and Research (IBMR).
Following his participation in the IBMR’s fest, Deepu participated in another standup comedy show named Laughter Vaccine, which was organised in Mumbai.
In 2022, Deepu Srivastava performed standup comedy at Sampark, an event organised by a Mumbai-based management institute named St Francis Institute of Management & Research.
Deepu Srivastava made his acting debut with the 2009 Bollywood comedy film Meri Padosan. In the film, he played the character of a gay.
In the 2010 Hindi film Hello Darling, Deepu Srivastava worked as an actor alongside famous Bollywood actors like Javed Jaffrey and Isha Koppikar. In the same year, Deepu Srivastava worked with the Indian comedian Sunil Pal in the Bollywood film Bhavnao Ko Samjho. In 2012, Deepu Srivastava landed a role in the Hindi film Money Back Guarantee. Deepu Srivastava acted in the 2018 Hindi crime thriller film Vodka Diaries. In the 2021 Hindi short film Speed Dial, Deepu Srivastava acted alongside the well-known Bollywood actor Shreyas Talpade.
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- In 2016, Deepu Srivastava was presented with the Raja Shree Agrasen Award in Rajasthan.
- In 2017, Deepu Srivastava was awarded the Kayastha Ratna award in Udaipur.
- In the same year, My Home Power Limited (MHPL) presented the Kanpur Ratan Samman to Deepu Srivastava.
- In 2018, Deepu Srivastava received the Lions Clubs International award.
- In 2020, for providing humanitarian assistance to the poor and the needy during the COVID-19 pandemic, Deepu Srivastava was given a certificate of appreciation by Films Today Magazine.
- In the same year, Deepu Srivastava was presented Bharat Ratna Dr. Ambedkar Awards for comedy in Mumbai.
- Deepu Srivastava owns a red colour Maruti Suzuki WagonR.
- Deepu Srivastava owns a white colour Maruti Suzuki’s 2019 Delta Model Baleno.
- According to Deepu Srivastava, he has not only taken part in comedy shows in India but also has participated in comedy shows held outside of India, and he has participated in comedy shows held at more than 2500 venues in countries like Dubai, Muscat, Singapore, Hongkong, China, Fiji, Nepal, and Mauritius.
- Deepu Srivastava is a member of Johnny Lever’s mimicry club named Mimicry Artist Association Mumbai (MAAM),
- In 2020, Deepu Srivastava was invited by 94.3 FM for a talk show.