Dilip Joshi, who became famous at home by playing the role of Jethalal in tv's famous comedy show 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah', started his career in the 90s and he had shared the screen with stars like Salman Khan. But even after spending 18 years in the industry, Dilip Joshi did not get the recognition he deserved. There came a time in his life when he had made up his mind to leave acting sadly and frustrated. But then the lock of his sleeping luck was opened and he became Jethalal.
It was in the year 2007 when Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah did not start and according to media reports, the show in which Dilip Joshi was working at that time was closed. He didn't get any work until 2008. That means he was unemployed for one year. In such a situation, upset, he had decided that he would leave acting and try his luck in some other field. Because he had spent more than 18 years in the industry and still his luck could not shine. It was then that Asit Modi offered him a show.
Asit Modi was casting for Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah at the time. He already knew Dilip Joshi, so he approached him with two characters. Before Jethalal, he was offered the role of Bapuji. When Dilip Joshi heard about this role, he felt that he would not fit in it. Then Asit Modi gave him the role of Jethalal. Dilip Joshi was also in some doubt about this role, but he still decided to give himself an opportunity and said yes to it. The show started in 2008. When the show started, hardly anyone would know that it will one day make history and when no one believed it. Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, its characters, its cast became so famous in the house that today 14 years have passed since this show, neither Jethalal is unknown to anyone nor Dayaben. This show that brought Dilip Joshi from the floor to Arsh proved to be a show that changed the fortunes in his life.