During a recent interview, Rajpal Yadav, who is known for outstanding roles in films like Hungama, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Chup Chup Ke and Phir Hera Pheri, among others, revealed the reason behind changing his name. The comedian, who recently turned 50 in March, wanted the rest of his life to be a tribute to his father.

The Changed and New Name

The actor, who was known as Rajpal Yadav till now, has changed his name to Rajpal Naurang Yadav. He also revealed instances from his childhood and how his father has always been an inspiration to him.

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The Reason Behind the Name Change

On 16th March, Rajpal Yadav’s 50th birthday, the actor decided to add his father’s first name to his name as a tribute. While talking to his wife about changing his name, Rajpal said-

“The past 50 years, I have lived my life on my own terms. But now, I want to dedicate the rest of my life to my father.”

The actor also revealed how this new change brought about a child-like excitement in his life.

Mungeri ke bhai Naurangilal is a Close One for Rajpal, Why?

Rajpal also spoke about the TV show Mungeri Ke Bhai Naurangilal and why that show is the most closest to his heart. He said-

“In this TV show, I played the role of Naurangi, which is similar to my father’s name. Due to this similarity, Mungeri Ke Bhai Naurangilal has always been close to my heart.”

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The Instance Where Rajpal was Scolded by his Father at the School

Revealing a funny instance from his childhood, Rajpal said that his father has always been his inspiration and an ideal person. 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.”

Further adding he said that-

“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.”

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Recent Social Media Activities of Rajpal Yadav

Two days before Rajpal Yadav has shared the recent released song of the up-coming movie, Hungama 2. The remake of ‘Chura ke Dil Mera’ 2.0 version is out now, so supporting it on his twitter handle, Rajpal Yadav wrote that, “Fir chura liya #ChuraKeDilMera 2.0 out now! http://bit.ly/ChuraKeDilMera2 #Hungama2”

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Also few days before he had shared a gratitude note to his fans for always supporting and loving him, in the caption he wrote, “Just want to say thank you for all the love and support you have given me”

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