Ghanashyam Nayak (12 May 1944 – 3 October 2021) was an Indian film and television actor. He had appeared in a number of tele serials as well as films. He was well known for the role of Natwarlal Prabhashankar Undhaiwala a.k.a. Nattu Kaka in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.
|Died||3 October 2021 (aged 77)|
Early life and careerEdit
Nayak was born on 12 May 1944.
He had appeared in approximately 100 Gujarati and Hindi films and around 350 Hindi television series. He also acted in more than 100 Gujarati stage plays. He gave playback in more than 12 Gujarati films with maestros like Asha Bhosle & Mahendra Kapoor. He also dubbed more than 350 Gujarati films. 
Death and funeralEdit
Speaking to ETimes, Vikas mentioned that the treatment of the cancer was tough since there was no set line of medicine considering it was a rare form of cancer. Even though the chemotherapy worked for some time and it seemed like it showed results, Nattu Kaka’s health kept deteriorating and cancer spread to his entire body within one year.
Ghanshyam Nayak aka Nattu Kaka passed away on 3rd October 2021 after battling from the fatal illness. The beloved actor was suffering from a rare form of cancer and wanted to die with makeup on.
Nayak's funeral was conducted the next day, on 4th October 2021. His last wish was fulfilled by his son who had a professional makeup artist do his father’s makeup as he began his final journey towards his heavenly abode. In his latest interview with a news daily, Nayak’s son, Vikas opened up on how the family supported him and stayed with him throughout the difficult phase. 
- Khichdi (Hindi) as Salesman
- ManiMatku (Gujarati) as Matkalal (Lead Hero)
- Philips Top 10 as Makhkhan
- Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka as Mohan
- Dill mill gaye as patient
- Sarathi as Ghanu Kaka
- Sarabhai vs Sarabhai (2004) as Vitthal Kaka
- Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (2008–2021) as Natwarlal Prabhashankar Udhaiwala a.k.a. Nattu Kaka
- Chhuta Chheda (2012) (Gujarati)
|1974||Balak Dhruv||Ashram Shishya|
|1993||Tirangaa||Ram Lakhan Dr Gupta Servant|
|Aashik Awara||Police Constable|
|Eena Meena Deeka||Beggar|
|Krishna||Amar Prabhakar's Man|
|1998||Sham Ghansham||Heroine (Priya Gill)'s Father|
|Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam||Viththal Kaka|
|2000||Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa||Baniya|
|2001||Chehra Maut Ka|
|2003||Tere Naam||Chandu Chaiwala|
|Police Force: An Inside Story||Public Spectator|
|2007||Panga Na lo||Natakwala|
|2009||Dhoondte Reh Jaoge||Panditji|
|2010||Hello! Hum Lallan Bol Rahe Hain||Servant|
|2016||Ekko Badshah Rani|
|2017||Love Ni Bhavai||Tea Seller|
- "I am not suffering from any financial woes, will resume shooting for Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah soon, says Natukaka". Tanvi Trivedi. The Times of India. 26 May 2021. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
- "'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah team gave standing ovation to our Nattu Kaka': Munmun Dutta pens tribute for Ghanshyam Nayak". The Indian Express. 5 October 2021. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
- "Taarak Mehta के इन तीन एक्टर्स का एक ही दिन पड़ता था Birthday, दो की हो चुकी है मौत". Zee News Hindi (in Hindi). 6 October 2021. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
- "Did you know Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah's Ghanshyam Nayak aka Natu Kaka has acted in over 350 TV shows?". Zoom. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
- Desk, India com Entertainment (12 October 2021). "Nattu Kaka Died in Peace, Had Forgotten His Own Name: Son Vikas Remembers His Beloved Father". India News, Breaking News | India.com. Retrieved 14 October 2021.