Tanuj Mahashabde Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Tanuj Mahashabde


Tanuj Mahashabde is an Indian actor and writer, with major works in the television industry. He is best known for his role as the scientist, Krishnan Subramanian Iyer, in the television show, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, which started airing from the year 2008.


Tanuj Mahashabde was born on Thursday, 24 July 1980 (age 43 years; as of 2023) in Dewas, Madhya Pradesh, India. His zodiac sign is Leo. He has a diploma in Marine Communications from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. He is also trained in theatre from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Kala Kendra in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 7″

Weight (approx.): 75kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Tanuj Mahashabde (extreme right) with the cast of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah


Tanuj Mahashabde is from a Maharashtrian Hindu family.

Parents & Siblings

Tanuj Mahashabde’s mother, Sheela Mahashabde, was a homemaker. She suffered from liver cirrhosis and passed away on 4 June 2018. His elder brother Praveen Mahashabde, was also a theatre actor, who worked with Navayug Natya Mandal of Maharashtra Society. He passed away at the age of 53 years old.

Tanuj Mahashabde with his brother and mother

Wife & Children

As of 2023, he is unmarried.


Tanuj Mahashabde follows Hinduism.

Tanuj Mahashabde at the temple


Tanuj Mahashabde’s signature



Tanuj Mahashabde was active in theatre for almost 15 years. He wrote dialogues and scripts for many shows in collaboration with other writers. He debuted with the Sony TV series Yeh Duniya Hai Rangeen (2000). He was part of many series produced by Asit Kumarr Modi of Neela Film Productions. He played a small role in the series C.I.D.

Tanuj Mahashabde in a scene from the series C.I.D.

It was the role of Scientist Krishnan Subramanian Iyer in the longest-running series, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, that made his name popular. It first aired in June 2008 on the Sony SAB television channel. His character is a South Indian who is married to a Bengali woman and portrays the interactions among the residents of a society called the Gokuldham Society.


Tanuj Mahashabde acted in the film Ferrari Ki Sawaari (2012).

Salary/ Income

As of 2023, he charges Rs 65,000 – Rs 80,000 per episode.


  • Tanuj Mahashabde likes travelling, cooking, dancing, and writing.

  • He reunited an unstable teenager with his family in 2016. According to him, he coincidentally found the teenager at the exact moment he received reports of the teenager being missing on his phone.

    Tanuj Mahashabde with the teenager