Dharmesh Mehta is best known for his directional roles on the shows Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah and Papad Pol and as producer of R.K.Laxman Ki Duniya on SAB TV. He began his career as a child artist and gained recognition. Later on, he had directed plays for children even. Afterwards, he went on to a career behind the camera directing TV serial such as Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah and received instant recognition. He left the episode Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah after completing 500 episodes of the show. This actor was not born in a theatrical family, yet had a full faith that he could become one day an actor, producer and director even. Although, he was a civil engineer, he began his role as a spot boy giving tea and slippers to people in the studios. Hence, his parents were averse to his idea of taking up this glamour career.
He appeared in many commercial plays in Gujarat, and even acted with late
and was drawing a minimal salary of Rs 400. But his association in the theatre was the best part of his life. In one of Shafi Inamdar’s plays, he even had a chance of playing a blind character and
played a deaf character. Throughout this early success in theater activities, his friends provided a strong influence and asserted that Dharmesh Mehta could experience activities in TV shows. Tele personalities like
were his two close friends and appeared as a comedy actor in Baa Bahoo Aur Baby. They gave Dharmesh a break in the serial. Later his another friend, Asit Modi, who was the producer of Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, called him to Join the Neela Tele Films Private Limited production house. Thus, he placed his foot indirection. He completed 500 episodes of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma. After he left Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma, Vipul Shah requested him to take up directorial job of new serial Papad Pol. After Papad Pol, he met with an accident. But despite such hurdles in his life, he resumed his production activity and turned into producer. He produced ‘R.K.Laxman Ki Duniya’ which was air edon SAB TV. He also launched his own production house in Mumbai named 'Namanraj Productions which is engaged in making TV shows, plays, documentaries and movies too.