Khichdi star cast: Where are they now?

Always dressed for a party, she would also jump at the chance of doing the garba. Completely against selling off his house, Babuji would always get into arguments with his family for the same. Born Jamnadas Majethia, JD started his career as an actor in Gujarati plays. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. Today, as part of our flashback series, let us tell you what the cast of Khichdi is up to these days. After being active in theater for years, he formed a company Hats Off Productions with Aatish Kapadia. While he loved his family, he was fed up of their atrocious behaviour. The simple, fun series did take time to make its presence felt among all the over-the-top dailies, but soon it garnered a following of its own. Vandana Pathak was already a superstar in Gujarat when Hum Paanch came calling. She would always wish for his death, so that they could sell off the house and settle in a posh apartment. The actor was last seen in Rustom. Currently, the actor is focusing more on regional cinema and was last seen in Baap Re Baap, a Gujarati film. Created by JD Majethia and Aatish Kapadia, Khichdi brought alive the story of a crazy Gujarati family. 2000 was the year of saas-bahu serials. While she enjoyed managing the house, she would spend most of her time gossiping. Today, Khichdi is considered a classic. His inimitable style of describing things on face value led to many hilarious situations. Pathak also has shows like Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka, R K Laxman Ki Duniya, Saath Nibhana Saathiya, Savitri Devi College & Hospital and Yeh Teri Galiyan to her credit. Being Hansa’s childhood friend, she would always support her and Praful, and had a love-hate relationship with her father-in-law. (Photo: Anang Desai/Instagram)
The family patriarch, Tulsidas would always be in an irritable mood. With Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki ruling ratings charts, the channel decided to add some freshness by introducing a weekly comedy show — Khichdi. Having done more than 150 projects in films and television, Desai was well known in the industry. Nicknamed ‘gadha’ by his father, Praful never did anything right in his life. Since she couldn’t understand English, Hansa would ask Praful to translate words for her, and would agree to whatever her husband said. A lazy person, Hansa would not participate in any household chores, and would often remark, “Mein to thak gayi bhai shaab”. Equally dense as his sister, he was nicknamed ‘Moonchowaale Hansa’ by Babuji. The actor was last seen in the film Jai Mummy Di alongside Poonam Dhillon. Rajeev Mehta as Praful Parekh
Rajeev Mehta played Praful in Khichdi. She was last seen in Manmohini, where she played a supernatural character. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Kripalani. Vandana Pathak as Jayshree Parekh
Vandana Pathak played Jayshree in Khichdi. His way of translating English words literally to his wife also made him quite popular among the audience. The eldest son in the family, Praful was not the brightest crayon in the box. On the small screen, she impressed all with her portrayal of Hansa. Majethia is also the Chairman, TV-wing of Indian Film and Television Producers Council. It also made its way to the big screen as Khichdi: The Movie. Written by Sana Farzeen
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Updated: May 5, 2020 1:42:07 pm

Khichdi is currently airing on Star Bharat. Whatever may be the situation, he was always seen demanding tea from Jayshree, which further irritated her. She then went on to give stellar performances in films like Bazaar, Masoom, Sarkar, Wake Up Sid and Ram Leela among more. JD Majethia as Himanshu Seth
JD Majethia played Himanshu in Khichdi. Himanshu’s catchphrase “Kissi ko pata nahi chalega” continues to be popular among fans of the show. After being spotted at a play, Supriya Pathak made her silver screen debut with Kalyug in 1981. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd


Where are they now On the television front, he is known for his work in shows like Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka, Hum Sab Ek Hain and Ek Doosre Se Karte Hain Pyaar Hum among more. Together they have helmed popular shows like Baa Bahu Aur Baby, Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai, Mrs Tendulkar, Badi Doooor Se Aaye Hai and more recently Bhakarwadi. B. Anang Desai as Tulsidas Parekh
Anang Desai played Babuji in Khichdi. He was into the catering business, where he often messed up owing to his behaviour. With her first project, where she played Meenakshi – the eldest of the five sisters, the actor became a name to be reckoned with. Supriya Pathak as Hansa Parekh
Supriya Pathak played Hansa in Khichdi. An acclaimed actor in the Gujarati industry, Rajeev Mehta made his Bollywood debut with Rangeela. However, Khichdi made him a popular face among the masses. (Photo: JD Majethia/Instagram)
Hansa’s younger brother Himanshu spent most of his time with the Parekhs. In a recent webinar, he shared how children in his society would hug him, saying that he reminded them of their grandfather. (Photo: Vandana Pathak/Instagram)
The younger bahu in the family, Jayshree became a widow at a young age. An NSD alumna, Anang Desai started his career with a role in the film Gandhi, where he played Indian politician J. A made in heaven jodi — Praful and Hansa were equally dim-witted. With each having a different personality, their everyday life situations turned hilarious for the audience. The light-hearted show had two sequels — Instant Khichdi and Khichdi Returns.