Raju Srivastav (born Satyaprakash Srivastava) often credited as Raju Shrivastav or Raju Srivastava, is an Indian comedian, and more popularly, an observational comedian. He is known most for his acute scrutiny and comical timing about various Indian aspects of life.
Satyaprakash Srivastava was born in Kanpur, India in a middle class Kayastha family. His father is a very famous poet, Mr. Rameshchandra 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 initial stardom as an Amitabh Bachchan impressionist. He landed in Mumbai (then Bombay), and after a few years did a small role in the super hit Rajshri movie Maine Pyar Kiya. He did many other small roles in a number of movies. Raju was a participant on Bigg Boss (Season 3), anchored by Amitabh Bachchan.