Kavi Kumar Azaad was one of those actors who became more popular with their screen name rather than their real name. He became a household name with his jovial character of Dr Hathi in SAB TV’s popular sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. Though he is no more, he will always be remembered for the smile he produced on the faces of millions of views. Check out Kavi Kumar Azad aka Dr Hathi Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Boyfriend, Caste, Family, Biography & More
Kavi Kumar Azad was a 46-years-old (born on 12 May 1972) actor & comedian from Sasaram, Bihar, India. When he was young, Bollywood comedian of yesteryear, Tuntun, visited his hometown in Sasaram, Bihar, and predicted that he would one day become an actor. Her complement changed his world and perspective after which he made up his mind to become an actor. On the contrary, his family was against his acting aspirations as they were going through financial crisis at that time, and wanted him to remain by their side as a pillar of support in tough times. But, Kavi’s passion for acting couldn’t resist the stand of his family and ran away from his house to Mumbai, to become an actor. His initial days in Mumbai were a nightmare as he didn’t have any money as well as connections in Mumbai. So, he used to live in footpath and remained hungry for the whole day at times. Though he started acting with small roles in Bollywood films, his luck shined when he got the role of Dr Hathi in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, and the rest is history.
Since his childhood, he had weight issues and before coming to Mumbai from Bihar, he used to weigh around 215 kg. With the passage of him, he worked on lowering his weight and lost around 80 kg in the last few years of his life after having a miraculous weight loss surgery. In the latter part of his life, he weighed around 140 kg and had a height of around 5′ 4.”
Family & Wife
He hailed from a lower-middle class Hindu family of Bihar. He remained unmarried and used to live with his parents, brother, and sister.
Kavi Kumar Azad started his acting career with a small roles in films like- Mela (2000), starring Aamir Khan and Twinkle Khanna, and Fun2shh (2003). With not much scope in Bollywood, he turned his attention to the TV world and it proved to be the right move for him. He started his TV acting career with the role of Jaanbaz Jaadugar in Best of Luck Nikki, a Disney Channel India sitcom. In 2008, during his struggling days, he received a call from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah‘s production house. The moment he entered the cabin of the head of the production house, fortunes of his luck also opened as he was instantly selected to play the role of Dr Hansraj Hathi in the serial, and worked in the show from 2008, till his death in 2018.
On 9 July 2018, in spite of having health issues, he was supposed to attend a meeting with the cast and producer of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. But, destiny had some other plans as he suffered a massive heart attack on the same day, after which he was rushed to Mumbai’s Wockhardt Hospital, where he took his last breath.
- Vir Das was his favourite actors, and Parul Yadav was his favourite actresses.
- He was a cricket fanatic and loved watching Indian cricket team, and Mumbai Indians in action.
- His one-liner Sahi Baat Hai in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, is very popular among the audience.
- He was the owner of a few food outlets in Mumbai, where he used to meet his fans.
- In his free time, he used to write poems.
- Just a few days before his death, he, along with the team Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah had celebrated the completion of 2500 episodes.