Gajendra Singh Chauhan, better known as Gajendra Chauhan, is an Indian actor. He is known for playing the role of ‘Yudhishthira’ in the epic television series “Mahabharat” (1988-90). He remained the chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) from June 2015 to October 2017.
Gajendra Chauhan was born on Wednesday, 10 October 1956 (age 64 years; as of 2020) in Delhi. His zodiac sign is Libra. He did his schooling from Delhi’s Ramjas Sr. Sec. School No.-2. After completing his schooling, Gajendra did a diploma in radiography from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He, then, moved to Mumbai and got himeself enrolled in Roshan Taneja’s acting school to polish his acting skills.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Family & Caste
Gajendra started his acting career in 1983 with the television series “Paying Guest.” Subsequently, he went on to act in shows like “Rajni,” “Air Hostess,” and “Adalat.” Chauhan made his film debut in 1986 with the film “Main Chup Nahi Rahoongi.” He has also worked in several B-Grade and C-Grade films.
In 1988, he played the role of ‘Yudhishthira’ in the Indian epic TV series “Mahabharat” and gained immense popularity.
- In 2015, he was appointed chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), which sparked controversy and opposition by FTII students, leading to his resignation in October 2017.
- On 11 July 2021, he attracted controversy when he took to Twitter to claim that he had won the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2021, and Twitterati asked ‘Who are you?’ The Free Press Journal He shared a picture and wrote,
Honoured- I hv been awarded Legend Dada Saheb Phalke award 2021 today in Mumbai for my work in Indian Film Industry. Thanks to my well wishers.”
Honoured- I hv been awarded Legend Dada Saheb Phalke award 2021 today in Mumbai for my work in Indian Film Industry. Thanks to my well wishers. pic.twitter.com/eWrAtp5X7H
— Gajendra Chauhan (@Gajjusay) July 11, 2021
- Athlete: Sania Mirza
- Film: 3 Idiots
- His hobbies include watching movies and travelling.
- Once, Chauhan went to a restaurant in Delhi to eat non-vegetarian food. When he went to pay the bill of the food, the owner of the restaurant refused to accept the money as he believed that he cannot accept the money from god.