Rajeev Mehta is a famous Indian television and Bollywood film actor and a known face to the Gujarati theatre. He started his acting career in year 1992 through the film, Beta. In 1995, he made a cameo appearance in the 1995
and Urmila Matondkar’s starrer film, Bollywood Dreams (Rangeela) as a steward in a restaurant. He also made appearances in another Ram Gopal Varma’s directorial films, Daud in 1997 and Satya in 1998. Rajeev also acted in the Hindi action film, Khiladi 420 as Rajiv. Few years after, he made an appearance in the box-office film, Waqt: The Race Against Time by Vipul Shah. Five years after, he was starred as Praful Tulsidas Parekh in the Bollywood comedy film, Khichdi: The Movie which also features
. The film is based on the television series, Khichdi and
on STAR India. In 2011, he played as Prem in Amitabh Bachchan’s starrer film, Bbuddah…Hoga Terra Baap. He bagged the role of Arun Ghokle in the Telugu crime action film, Businessman in 2012. In 2013, he appeared in the box-office Punjabi film, and in the same year, he was debuted in the Gujarati industry through the film, Happy Family Pvt. Ltd. Rajeev won the Best Actor for a Gujarati Film award at the 13th Annual Transmedia Gujarati Screen and Stage Awards which was held in Mumbai, for his performance as Uttam Mehta in the film.
He got his big break on television after essaying the negative role as Sameer Purushottam Nanavati in the Hindi series, Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka on Sony TV. Rajeev received a nomination for Best Actor in a Negative Role at the Indian Telly Award for his performance in the series in 2002. He gained more popularity and accolades for his character as Praful Parekh, the eldest in the Tulsidas and an extremely stupid guy who never does anything right on Hats Off Productions and UTV Software Communications’ Khichdi on STAR Plus from 2002 to 2003. This was followed with the same role in Khichdi’s sequel entitled, Instant Khichdi and a special appearance as Praful Parekh in the fantasy sitcom, Shararat in 2005. Rajeev made a guest appearance on Neel Telefilms’ Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah on SAB TV to promote the Khichdi: The Movie in 2010. Later, he was cast as Dalichand, the father of Devki (played by
) in the TV series, on Colors. He donned a supporting role as Nikhilesh Majumdar in the comedy drama series, Ek Doosre Se Karte Hain Pyaar Hum in 2012. He replaces
on another Hats Off Productions’ comedy drama show, on Zee TV in 2013.