Shyam Pathak is an Indian Television Actor. He is mostly popular as Popatlal because of his role Patrakar Popatlal Pandey in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah TV serial. Pathak is famous due to his Hilarious comedy role where he is always finding a girl for marriage from the beginning of TV show.


Real Name Shyam Pathak
Nick Name Shyam
Profession Actor
Famous for Popatlal in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Date of Birth 06-Jun-76
Age(as in 2020) 44 years
Birth Place Gujarat, India
Nationality Indian
Home Town Mumbai, India
School National School of Drama, New Delhi
College/University Not known
Educational Qualification Graduate
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, India
Height 175 cm
Weight 57 Kg
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Hobbies Travelling
Smokes? Not known
Drinks Alcohol? Not known

Birth & Early Life

Shyam Pathak was on 6 June 1976 in Gujarat India. He belongs to a Hindu family. He completed school from the National School of Drama. Even he studied chartered accountancy course where he cleared level-1 (Foundation) and level-2 (Intermediate) exams of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Later, he dropped out of CA at the final stage and Pathak joined the National School of Drama. After that, he selected for the NSD in the first attempt and that is confirmed by Shyam at the annual CA Confluence held at the Sri Ram College of Commerce on 20 January 2019.



Shyam Pathak has been part of the comedy show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah which airs on the SAB TV channel. He plays the role of “Patrakar Popatlal”, an ageing bachelor who works as a crime reporter for a newspaper called “Toofan Express”. His constant efforts to find a bride for himself results in funny situations on the show. He is cynical in nature. He always carries an umbrella with him.

He was part of the show Sukh By Chance where he played the character of Dheeraj Mehta. The show originally aired on Sony TV between November 10, 2009 – May 13, 2010.

He played the part of Rajendra Jayantilaal Joshi as Raju in the show Jasuben Jayantilaal Joshi Ki Joint Family which aired on NDTV Imagine between January 21, 2008 – March 28, 2009.

He has also worked in a Chinese feature film Lust, Caution (film) as a Jewellery shopkeeper with Anupam Kher.

Favorite things of Shyam Pathak

Favorite Film Not known
Favorite TV Show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Favorite Singer Kumar Sanu
Favorite Sport Not known

Marital Status and More

Marital Status Married
Marriage Date 01-Jun-03
Controversies Not known
Salary (Approx.) 28000 per Day
Net Worth

Social Media Presence


Shyam Pathak Family and Relationship

Shyam pathak family

He belongs to a simple middle class Gujarati family. His wife’s name is Reshami who was also his classmate at the National School of Drama. They have a daughter and two sons.