Deepak Raja is an Indian actor/comedian who has featured in several films and television serials. Deepak hails from Amritsar, Punjab. He did his schooling at a government school in Jalandhar. Then, he pursued his higher studies by applying for a course in political science at Doaba College, Jalandhar. The College is known for its alumni, like late
Yash Chopra, Prem Kumar Dhumal, GurpreetGhuggi, and Anurag Thakur Deepak Raja was exceptional in extra-curricular activities as result one day in Amritsar in a event hosted by Guru Nanak Dev University he received a gold medal.
Deepak began his acting career with the Punjabi edition of Doordarshan network as he appeared in a few serials. From 2003-2007, he participated in Star network’s The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. It also featured the likes of Ehsaan Qureshi, Raju Srivastava,
Kapil Sharma, and comedians from Pakistan as well. The Great Indian Laughter Challenge was one of most watched reality shows, and people recognized these artists quite well. Finally, Deepak became a wellknown figure in the Indian households for his exploits in the competition.
After the show, he got a lot of offers from Hindi and Punjabi production houses to act in their projects. In 2007, along with his TGILC colleagues, he turned up in the movie "Journey: Bombay to Goa” Which was a remake of the 1972 movie Bombay to Goa. It featured
Vijay Raaz and Tinu Anand, Deepak played the role of ‘
Aditya Chopra’ in this comic caper. The film got negative reviews and earned 90 lakh rupees only. In 2012, he starred in “Pure Punjabi”, a musical motion picture.
The story was of four protagonists fighting all the odds to make their career in music, the younger generation of fans loved this movie. “Pure Punjabi” was award nominations for several categories. In 2013, Raja was a part of “Jatt Airways”, another Punjabi flick featuring “Alfaaz” and “
Tulip Joshi” and later in 2014, he acted in few episodes of “Comedy Nights with Kapil.” Deepak is involved in several stage shows as well. According to his Facebook profile, he has done over three thousand live shows in different parts of the world. His stage shows generally use Punjabi dialogues. His recent stage venture is “Chatpati Bua Ka Swayamvar”. In this show, veteran
Upasana Singh played the lead role of Bua. Deepak considers “live-in” relationships as a taboo as he does not consider this practice as part of Indian culture.