‘I wanted to grow more in this field…’ – Raj Anadkat on why he left Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah

In Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, Raj Anadkat played Tappu, the son of Dilip Joshi. In 2022, he left the show.

Finally disclosing his reasons for leaving Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is television actor Raj Anadkat. Raj spent five years as Tappu, the son of Jehtalal and Daya, on the show. He did, however, make known in December 2022 that he was leaving TMKOC.

Raj posted a video on his YouTube account on Thursday in which he addressed several questions from fans. Raj said he chose to pursue other acting opportunities when a social media user questioned him about why he left Asit Kumar Modi’s show.


“I did this show for five years, and I did over 1,000 episodes for the show. This journey was very beautiful for me. But as an actor, I wanted to grow more in this field. I wanted to explore different characters. I took this decision, and I am thankful to God for this opportunity. Thanks to all of you for accepting me as Tappu. Sometimes you have to make such decisions in life. It is a part and parcel of your life,” Raj said.

Responding to a different query, Raj said that he had a “wonderful” experience working for Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah and that if he had to sum up his experience at TMKOC, he would say it was incredible, mind-blowing, and wonderful. “I learnt a lot from this show. There were several ups and downs. We laughed, cried and had fun. My first international trip was also because of this show. We went to Singapore for a shoot.”

However, in March of this year, Raj Anadkat and his TMKOC co-star Munmun Dutta, also known as Babita Ji, were engaged and doing the rounds in the media. According to a source, Munmun, 36, and Raj, 27, exchanged rings in front of their respective families. The insider also disclosed that a low-key ceremony took place outside of Mumbai to announce the two stars’ engagement.

Raj, however, later referred to the engagement report as untrue on his Instagram stories. “Hello everyone. Just to clear things up, the news you’ve been seeing on social media is false & baseless,” he wrote.