Rajpal Yadav is an Indian actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film director. He is known for his comic timing in Hindi films.He hails from a Hindu family. Instagram- Rajpal Yadav.Being a notorious kid, he was often scolded by his father in his childhood. During an interview, he shared an incident from his childhood. He said, When I was studying in class 4th, me and my friends used to pluck fruits from a tree in the village. One day, while I was trying to climb the tree, a gush of wind caused me to lose my balance. With my foot stuck in one of the branches of the tree, I was hanging upside down. My friends had to call my father to help me get down. When my father saw me, he was furious and kept taunting me to climb more trees.”.In an interview, Rajpal talked about his poor financial condition in his childhood. He said that he often used to travel to school by taking a lift in trucks. He further shared an incident from his childhood. He said, Once i was returning home from the city, accompanied by my elder brother Shripal. There was no ride till late. At that time I reached home after cycling 65 km. I still remember that day .At one time I had no money at all, my pocket was empty. The elder brother had a rupee. We were passing near the station, there my eyes fell on the lottery being sold. I took one rupee from brother and bought lottery from him. Brother scolded me a lot on this. The other day when I came to town for school, I went to the lottery. I got a reward of 65 rupees. After this I took 10 more tickets out of 65. Keeping 5 rupees with him, gave 50 rupees to his brother. After getting 5 rupees in my pocket, I was thinking of myself as a king. But the brother said, do not buy the lottery after today.”.He did a two-year training at Ordnance Clothing Factory in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh.His parents wanted him to become a doctor, so he studied classes 11 and 12 in science, but he soon realised that he did not have an interest in being a doctor. So, in graduation, he changed his stream to arts. While studying in college, he performed in nukkad nataks and theatre plays. Later, he performed in the theatre play ‘Andher Nagri Chaupat Raja’ for which he received appreciation. He then decided to make his career in acting.After completing his graduation, he joined a theatre group Coronation Art Theatre in Shahjahanpur. In 1992, he attended Bharatendu Academy of Dramatic Arts or Bharatendu Natya Akademi, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh to pursue an acting diploma. Rajpal Yadav in a theatre play He was then selected for a three-year acting course at the National School of Drama, New Delhi. He completed his course in May 1997, and in June 1997, he moved to Mumbai to make his career in films. A photo of Rajpal Yadav from his NSD days.Within a few days in Mumbai, he got an offer to act in the TV serial ‘Mungeri Ke Bhai Naurangilal’ (1997). He then did small roles in Hindi TV serials like ‘Mohandas B.A.L.L.B.’ (1997) and ‘Naya Daur’ (1997). In 1992, he appeared in the Sanskrit TV serial ‘Svapnavāsavadattam’ (1992) as Vidūṣaka. After doing small roles in TV serials for almost two years, he realised that serial was not his forte. Rajpal Yadav in the TV series ‘Svapnavāsavadattam’ (1992) He then started auditioning for Hindi films. During an interview, he shared how he started his acting career. He said, I came to Mumbai in 1997. I used to visit the offices of various directors and production houses, including those of Ram Gopal Varma, Mahesh Bhatt, Shyam Benegal, Govind Nihalani, and Prakash Jha. I was so regular at RGV’s office, that the watchman outside his office had started recognizing my face. There was a time when I used to complete one project, land at the Mumbai airport, take the other packed suitcase my wife would send from home with fresh clothes, and take off for another project from there itself. I once took up an offer to be a part of a film that was an adaptation of Munshi Premchand’s ‘Kafan’, and had to shoot in a village near Lucknow.” He continued, When I used to get up in the morning, I had particles of sand in my nose. It was that bad! Shooting there was very challenging, but I never once complained about anything. I didn’t even tell my family anything about it. This, at a time when even the staff of actors used to get rooms in 3-star hotels. My staff thought I was crazy to accept such an offer.”.After making a small appearance in his debut Hindi film, he played cameo roles in the Hindi films like ‘Mast’ and ‘Shool’ in 1999. Rajpal Yadav in Shool.He came into the limelight with his role as ‘Sippa’ in the Hindi film ‘Jungle’ (2000). He was an antagonist in the film. Rajpal Yadav in the Hindi film Jungle.