Raju Srivastava was born on 25 December 1963, in Kanpur, India in a middle class Kayastha family. His father was a very famous poet, Mr. Ramesh Chandra Srivastava known as Balai Kaka. Being a good mimic, Raju nursed the dream of becoming a comedian since childhood. In his school time he used to imitate his teachers. He gained stardom as a versatile comedian.
He got his big break with the comedy talent show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. He finished as second runner-up and then took part in the spin-off, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge - Champions, in which he won the title of "The King of Comedy" from where his journey as a stand-up comedian started.
Srivastav has performed in thousands of stage shows in India and abroad. He also launched a series of his audio cassettes and video CDs. He gained initial stardom as an Amitabh Bachchan look-alike and also imitated him very well.
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Won the Title "The King of Comedy" from The Great Indian Laughter Challenge.
Raju hazir Ho was a hindi drama serial of comic genre and was aired on NDTV Imagine. The show depicted Raju's own brand of humour.
Mazaak Mazaak Mein is an ongoing Indian Hindi drama comedy television series, which premiered its first episode on 23 July 2016 at 8pm and is broadcast on Life OK.