Sharad Sankla (Abdul) Wiki, Height, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Sharad Sankla is an Indian television actor who is known for playing the role of Abdul (shopkeeper) in the popular Indian sitcom ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ (TMKOC) on SAB TV since 2008.

Sharad as Abdul

He was also known as the Charlie Chaplin of Bollywood before he was recognized as Abdul.

Sharad as Charlie Chaplin


Sharad Sankla was born on Saturday, 19 June 1965 (age 56 years; as of 2021) in Mumbai. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 3″

Weight (approx.): 55 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black


Wife & Children

Sharad got married to Premila Sankla in 1993.

Sharad Sankla`s wife

He has a son named Manav Sankla and a daughter named Kamiya Sankla.

Sharad with his son

Sharad Sankla`s daughter



Sharad made his acting debut as Charlie Chaplin with the Bengali film ‘Durdesh’ (1983).

Poster of Sharad`s movie ‘Durdesh’

He played the same role in more than 25 films. He got recognized as Charlie in 1992 with the Bollywood movie ‘Khiladi.’

Sharad as Charlie in the movie ‘Khiladi’

Some of his famous movies also include Baazigar (1993), Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha (1998), Baadshah (1999), Kis Kisko Pyaar Karu (2015) and many more.

Sharad as Charlie Chaplin


In 2008, Sharad made his debut on television as Abdul in the comedy show ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.’ Since then he is the part of the show.

Sharad in TMKOC


  • Actor: Raj Kapoor
  • Cricketer: Kapil Dev
  • TV shows character: Dilip Joshi
  • Colour: Sky Blue

Car Collection

Sharad owns a Ferrari.

Sharad posing with his car


He earns Rs. 22,000 per day. [1]

Net Worth


He owns two restaurants, one in Parle Point Juhu and the second in Charlie Kebab Andheri. [2]


  • Sharad Sankla follows a non-vegetarian diet.

    Sharad`s Instagram post about his eating habits

  • His hobbies include dancing and travelling.
  • When Sharad started his acting career, he was paid Rs.50 for his role.
  • He approached the directors and producers of the shows and films for work but he did not receive work easily even after working for such a long time.
  • He received the role of Abdul in TMKOC in 2008 when his friend Asit Modi offered him the role.
  • Abdul is a character who is a shopkeeper in the Gokuldham society and is famous for making soda in the show.
  • He is often seen posting photos with the cast of the show TMKOC.

    Sharad with the team of TMKOC


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