Dilip Joshi (born 26 May) is an Indian film and television actor. He has appeared in a number of serials as well as films and is prominently known for his role of Jethalal Gada in the Indian sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. He has performed mostly comic roles. Born into a Gujarati Brahmin family from the Gosa village of Porbandar, Joshi obtained a degree in Bachelor of Commerce from N.M. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai. While doing B.Com., he was awarded the INT (Indian National Theater) Best Actor award twice. He is married to Jaymala and has 2 children. Joshi was jobless for a year just before he signed for Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.