|Alma mater||Rohilkhand University|
Bhartendu Academy of Dramatic Arts
National School of Drama
Yadav acted in the Doordarshan's television serial Mungeri ke bhai Naurangilal as the protagonist. This was the sequel to a similar television program on Doordarshan, Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne. His role in Chup Chup Ke gained him much popularity when one of his dialogues from the movie became a popular meme ("Mujhe sab aata hai, mai isko bilkul sikha dunga").
Although Yadav found success in negative roles, he preferred comic roles, as in Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, and he went on to become a prolific comic enthusiast in Hindi films. His films include Hungama, Waqt: The Race Against Time, Chup Chup Ke, Garam Masala, Phir Hera Pheri and Dhol.
Yadav has also been the leading character in more serious films including Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon, Ladies Tailor, Rama Rama Kya Hai Drama, Hello! Hum Lallan Bol Rahe Hain, Kushti, Mirch, Benny and Babloo and Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh.
For the film Jungle, he won the Sansui Screen Best actor award in a Negative Role along with a nomination for the Screen Best Actor award. He received the Yash Bharati Award for the film Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon. Yadav was also given the Janpad Ratna Award.
Yadav has been married to Radha Yadav since 2003.
Yadav was given a 10-day imprisonment in 2013 for filing a false affidavit in court. He spent four days in jail from 3 December 2013 until 6 December 2013 after which a division bench of the High Court suspended the sentence on his appeal. He was sentenced to 3 months in civil prison for non repayment of loan which he took in 2010 for his directorial debut by the Delhi High Court on 30 November 2018. He was immediately taken into custody by the Delhi Police. Subsequently, in November 2018, Delhi High Court issued a three month prison sentence.
|1999||Dil Kya Kare||School's Watchman|
|2000||Jungle||Sippa||Screen award for Best Performance in a Negative Role|
|2001||Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya||Rampal Yadav / Chhota Vakeel|
|Chandni Bar||Iqbal Chamdi|
|Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar||Dada|
|2002||Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe||Raj Naidu|
|Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge||Lallan|
|Lal Salaam (2002 film)||Dhattu|
|Hum Kisise Kum Nahin||Thief at the parking lot|
|Maine Dil Tujhko Diya||Munna (Bhaijaan's Henchman)|
|Chor Machaaye Shor||Johnny|
|2003||Ek Aur Ek Gyarah||Chhotu|
|The Hero: Love Story of a Spy||Dorji|
|Darna Mana Hai||Apple Vendor|
|Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon||Rajeshwar Singh (Raja)|
|Kal Ho Naa Ho||Guru|
|2004||Dil Bechara Pyaar Ka Maara||Tunda Bhai|
|Love in Nepal||Bunty Guide|
|Insaaf: The Justice||Kailu|
|Aan: Men at Work||Apte|
|Garv: Pride and Honour||555 (Informer)|
|Mujhse Shaadi Karogi||Raj Purohit / Paul|
|Taarzan: The Wonder Car||Havaldar Sitaram|
|Shart: The Challenge||Bhootnath|
|Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero||Bhagat Ram Talwar|
|2005||Waqt: The Race Against Time||Laxman||Nominated - Filmfare Best Comedian Award|
|Kyaa Kool Hai Hum||Uma Shankar Tripathi|
|Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?||Thapa|
|Bye Bye Miss Goodnight||Rajesh|
|Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh||Mithilesh Shukla|
|Shaadi No. 1||Purohit|
|2006||Apna Sapna Money Money||Matha Prasad|
|Love in Japan||Chakra D. Dhari|
|Malamaal Weekly||Bajbahadur a.k.a. Bajey|
|Shaadi Se Pehle||'Shayar' Kanpuri|
|Darna Zaroori Hai||Insurance Salesman|
|Phir Hera Pheri||Pappu (Anjali's brother)|
|Chup Chup Ke||Bandya|
|Bhagam Bhag||Ghulam Lakhan / 'Gullu' Singh|
|Chasme Bahadur||Owner of Beer Shop||Marathi film|
|Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag||Rambha Bhai|
|Dhol||Marthand 'Maru' Dhamdere|
|Bhool Bhulaiyaa||Chhote Pandit / Lal Hanuman|
|2008||Kahaani Gudiya Ki True Story of a Woman||Feroz|
|Rama Rama Kya Hai Drama||Santosh|
|Hastey Hastey Follow Your Heart||Sunny Malhotra|
|Mere Baap Pehle Aap||Manu|
|Yeh Mera IndiaY.M.I||Bhola Paswan|
|God Tussi Great Ho||Rangeela – Lottery Stall Owner|
|C Kkompany||Lambodhar Jha|
|Chal Chala Chal||Sunder|
|Ek Se Bure Do||Tony|
|Kal Kissne Dekha||Jailor|
|Do Knot Disturb||Mangu|
|De Dana Dan||Dagdu and Bell Boy|
|Bolo Raam||Aatmaa Raam|
|2010||Hello! Hum Lallan Bol Rahe Hain||Lallan|
|Rann||Anand Prakash Trivedi (reporter)|
|Kushti||Chander Singh (post master)|
|Benny and Babloo||Babloo Charan Lathi|
|Satrangee Parachute||Parimal Babu|
|Bin Bulaye Baraati||Murari|
|Rada Rox||Marathi film|
|Be Careful||Sachidanand Brijmohan Pandit|
|2012||Ata Pata Lapata||Manav Chaturvedi|
|Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal|
|Janta V/S Janardan – Bechara Aam Aadmi|
|D-Day||Himself||In song "Duma Dum"|
|Ronde Saare Vyah Picho||Chunnu Singh Dhillon||Punjabi Debut|
|2014||Main Tera Hero||Peter|
|Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain||Dilip||First Hollywood movie|
|Thoda Lutf Thoda Ishq||Ghungroo|
|2015||Kick 2||Dunna||Telugu film|
|Baankey Ki Crazy Baraat||Baankey|
|Amma||Radhe Krishna Yadav|
|Dagdabaichi Chal||Marathi movie|
|Welcome Back||The Tailor|
|Bumper Draw||Farooq||Hindi movie|
|Bhagya Na Jaane Koi||Madhav||Avadhi film|
|Shrestha Bangali||Bengali film|
|Babuji Ek Ticket Bambai|
|Shaadi Teri Bajayenge Hum Band||Selfie Don|
|2019||Chandigarh Amritsar Chandigarh||Ricksaw Driver||Punjabi Movie|
|2020||Coolie No. 1||Mama|
|2021||Hello Charlie||Forest Ranger|
|Incredible India (film)||post production|
|Time to Dance|
|1992||Svapnavāsavadattam||Vidūṣaka (comedian)||Sanskrit serial on Doordarshan|
|Film title||Actor||Character||Dub Language||Original Language||Original Year Release||Dub Year Release||Notes|
|Sivaji: The Boss||Vivek †||Arivu||Hindi||Tamil||2007||2010|
Awards and nominations
|2006||Best Performance in a Comic Role||Laxman, Servant||Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005)||Nominated|
|2004||Best Performance in a Comic Role||Raja (Tulsidas Khan)||Hungama (2003)||Nominated|||
|Guru||Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)||Nominated|
|2008||Lal Hanuman Natwar a.k.a. Chhote Pandit||Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)||Nominated|||
|2009||Best Actor in a Comic Role||Anthony||Bhoothnath (2008)||Nominated|
|2001||Best Actor in a Negative Role||Sippa||Jungle (2000)||Won|||
|2005||Best Comedian||Raj Purohit Jyotshi||Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004)||Nominated|
|2006||Mithilesh 'Chhotey Babu' Shukla||Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh (2005)||Nominated|||
|2004||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Raja||Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon (2003)||Nominated|
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