Tirthanand Rao is an Indian actor, comedian, and mimicry artist who is known for mocking the Indian actor Nana Patekar. He has attempted to end his life by consuming poison, twice, in 2021 and 2023; however, he survived both times.
Tirthanand Rao was born on Saturday, 24 July 1976 (age 46 years; as of 2022) in Maharashtra, India. His zodiac sign is Leo. He was interested in mimicry while growing up and started participating in local comedy shows, particularly as Nana Patekar.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
There is no information about his parents. He has a brother. His parents and brother do not talk to him.
Wife & Children
He is unmarried. He has a daughter; however, he is not in touch with her.
He was in a live-in relationship in June 2023.
Flat number 703, B 51 building, Shanti Nagar, Meera Road
He has worked in films in seven different languages including Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Rajasthani, Gujarati, and Punjabi. His films include Once Upon ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara!, Global Baba, Dhoom to Dhamal, Kaat Ke Rakh Deb, Pyar ho Gayeel Delhi wali Say, Dulhaniya kisto mein, Baisakhi wala Mela, and Rachna No Dabbo.
He has acted in many TV series including Sonpari, Comedy Circus ke Ajoobe, Super Dancer — Chapter 3, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, and Hitler Didi.
He has worked in the Gemplex web series Gurukool and the Netflix web series Gaga.
He has performed in more than 3500 stage shows in more than 20 years including shows for Tsunami Relief and AIDS Children Welfare Association.
First Suicide Attempt in 2021
On 27 December 2021, he tried to attempt suicide by consuming poison; however, his neighbours came to know about it and took him to the hospital where doctors were able to revive him. He said after recovering that he took the extreme step due to financial problems.
Second Suicide Attempt in 2023
On 14 June 2023, Tirthanand Rao tried to commit suicide by consuming phenyl on the Facebook live stream. He said in the live stream that his live-in partner was threatening him of filing a false rape case against him. A few of his friends informed the police who went to his flat, found him unconscious, and took him to hospital where doctors were able to save him. After recovering, he said that his live-in partner had two daughters, who were living with them. He later found that his partner was a prostitute as well due to which he wanted to break up with her; however, she started threatening him due to which he had to sleep on footpaths as well. He said,
I am in debt of Rs 3-4 lakh because of this woman. I have known her since October last year. She had filed a police complaint against me in Bhayandar and I didn’t even know for what reason. Then she would also call me and say she wanted to meet. I met a woman. She has two daughters. We were also living together. During the relationship, I came to know that she works as a prostitute. I wanted to get rid of her. But, that woman started threatening me. On the contrary, she filed a case against me. Due to that fear, I have been running away for a long time. I could not go to my house for many days and was forced to sleep on the footpath. I am fed up with this and that is the reason why I want to kill myself.” India Today
- In 2016, noted Indian comedian Kapil Sharma gave him an offer to work in The Kapil Sharma Show; however, he declined as he was working on a film at that time.
- He was given Achiever Award by International Human Rights Crime Control Council in 2019.