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Nirmal Soni (Dr Hathi) Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Children, Biography & Facts

Nirmal Soni is one of the finest television actors from India. He became a household name with the role of Dr Hathi Bhai for the noted TV serial “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.”

Nirmal Soni Body

Nirmal Soni Age

Actor Nirmal Soni was born on Thursday, 7th September 1978 (age 41 years as of 2020). His zodiac sign is Virgo.


Actor Nirmal Soni is a well-established actor and theatre artist from India. He mostly works in the television serials and short films. Nirmal belongs to the middle-class Gujarati family of Datha, Talaja, Bhavnagar. He completed his schooling from Seth Gopalji Hemraj Highschool and graduation locally from Mumbai. Nirmal had a special feeling for the camera and a stage since childhood. He started his career in 2001 and made his own stand in the Indian Entertainment Industry.

A childhood photo of Nirmal
A childhood photo of Nirmal

Family, Caste & Religion

Nirmal Soni belongs to the sweet and well-settled Gujarati family. His home town is a small village Datha, Talaja, Bhavnagar. He is very close to his parents and often posts photos with them. Nirmal has one elder brother named Vimal Soni. He is brought up into the joint Gujarati family.

Nirmal Soni Family
Nirmal Soni Family

Nirmal follows Hinduism and holds Indian nationality. In addition, he is a Soni by caste which is also known as a goldsmith. Moreover, he spent most of his teenage in Mumbai.

Wife, Marriage & Children

Actor Nirmal Soni is married personality and lives with his wife in Mumbai. Nirmal keeps his personal life very private. Not much known about his wife or children. Along with that, people love his on-screen sweet pair with Komal Bhabhi.

Nirmal Soni wife
Nirmal’s wife

Body Appearance

Nirmal is a very cute and attractive male personality. He owns very healthy and fatty body structure which actually suits his character of Dr Hathi Bhai in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.

Height (approx): 5′ 2″ Feet Inches

Weight (approx): 100 Kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Tattoo: None

Nirmal Soni Actor


Nirmal Soni was very passionate about acting since his childhood. He always had a dream to become an actor. In 2001, He started off his professional career with a small role in the Ajay Devgn starring film Tera Mera Saath Rahen.

Nirmal received huge popularity when appeared as a superhero based TV series “Hero Bhakti Ki Shakti Hai” of Hungama TV. He played the supporting role of Dholu along with Rupali Suri and Sumeet Pathak.

Dholu in Hero
Dholu in Hero

In 2007, Nirmal Soni also appeared as a Wadwani’s son in the film Shootout at Lokhandwala. Following that, he did acting in the films like Kirkit, Admission Open, Hostel and Impatient Vivek.

In 2013-14, Nirmal Soni did acting in hit Bollywood films like Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga, Hum Hai Raahi CAR Ke, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Action Jackson. He played the role of a fat fighter boy in the film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.

In 2017, he also received appreciation with role in TV series Chandrakanta.

Dr Hathi in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah

In 2008, actor Nirmal Soni joined the popular family show “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah” written by Asit Kumar Modi. He was playing the important character of Dr Hathi in it. However, he left the show after some disagreement with authority teams.

After that, legendary late actor Kavi Kumar Azad was playing the role until his sudden demise. So Nirmal Soni again joined the show with the same role of Dr Hathi. Moreover, his role of Dr Hathi is one of the most loved characters of a show.

Dr Hathi in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Dr Hathi in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah

Currently, Nirmal is a part of the show along with an amazing cast including Dilip Joshi, Disha Vakani, Munmun Dutta, Raj Anakdat, Shailesh Lodha, Neha Mehta, Amit Bhatt and many others.

Favorite Things

Actor: Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan

Actress: Madhuri Dixit

Colour: Blue

Destination: Paris

Food: Gujarati Dishes

Facts of Nirmal Soni

Does Nirmal smoke?: No

Does Nirmal drinks alcohol?: No

His major hobbies are traveling, listening to music and reading.

He is a very foodie person and loves to eat Gujarati dishes. Moreover, he also very good at cooking.

Nirmal has worked with many famous celebrities such as Ajay Devgn, Deepika Padukone, Saif Ali Khan and many more.

Nirmal Soni remains very active on social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Also, he keeps social media updated by sharing stories and amazing photos.

His official Instagram is “nirmalsoni1.”

Moreover, all above used photos are taken from his official social handles.

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