Kapil Sharma (comedian)

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Kapil Sharma
Karan Johar snapped on sets of The Kapil Sharma Show (cropped).jpg
Kapil in 2016
Born
Kapil Punj

Occupation
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • television presenter
  • producer
Years active2007–present
Spouse(s)
Ginni Chatrath (m. 2018)
Children2

Kapil Sharma [1] is an Indian stand-up comedian, television presenter, actor and producer known for hosting The Kapil Sharma Show.[2] He previously hosted the television comedy shows Comedy Nights with Kapil and Family Time with Kapil.

Early Life and Career[change | change source]

Sharma was born in Amritsar, Punjab, India as Kapil Punj.[3][4] His father Jeetendra Kumar Punj was a head constable in Punjab Police, while his mother Janak Rani is a homemaker.[5] His father was diagnosed with cancer in 1997 and died in 2004 at AIIMS in Delhi.[6] He studied at Shri Ram Ashram Senior Secondary School, Amristar and Hindu College in Amritsar. He is featured in the list of prominent alumni of Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar.[7] Sharma has a brother named Ashok Kumar Sharma, who is a Police constable and a sister named Pooja Pawan Devgan.[8]

Sharma rose to fame after winning the comedy reality television show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge in 2007, for which he won a cash prize of INR ₹10 lakh.[9] He had previously worked in the Punjabi show Hasde Hasaande Ravo on MH One channel.[10] Sharma has stated that he moved to Mumbai in order to become a singer.[4]

Personal life[change | change source]

Sharma married Ginni Chatrath in Jalandhar on 12 December 2018[11][12] They had a daughter on 10 December 2019.[13] On 1 February 2021, the couple had another child, a son.[14][15]

Filmography[change | change source]

Films[change | change source]

Year Title Role Director Notes
2010 Bhavnao Ko Samjho Thakur's son Sunil Pal Special appearance
2015 ABCD 2 Himself Remo D'Souza
Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon Kumar Shiv Ram Kishan Abbas–Mustan Debut film
2017 Firangi Manga Rajiv Dhingra
2018 Son Of Manjeet Singh Producer/Special Appearance Vikram Grover Producer of the film
2019 The Angry Birds Movie 2 Red (voice) Thurop Van Orman Hindi dubbed version[16][17]
2020 It's My Life Anees Bazmee

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2006 Hasde Hasande Ravo Contestant [18]
2007 The Great Indian Laughter Challenge (season 3) Winner
2008 Chhote Miyan Host
2008-09 Laughter Knights Contestant
2009 Ustaadon Ka Ustaad
Hans Baliye
2010-13 Comedy Circus Winner of 6 consecutive seasons
2010 Comedy Ka Daily Soap Performer
2011 Star Ya Rockstar Contestant Runner Up [19]
2013 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 6) Host
2013-16 Comedy Nights with Kapil Host/Comedy performer/co-producer of the show
2014 Kaun Banega Crorepati Guest
The Anupam Kher Show
2015 60th Filmfare Awards Host [20]
Farah Ki Daawat Guest [21]
Aap Ki Adalat [22]
Dance India Dance to promote his debut film [23]
Indian Idol Junior [24]
The Voice [25]
Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi [26]
Star Guild Awards Host [27]
2016 22nd Star Screen Awards [28]
61st Filmfare Awards [29]
2016–2017 The Kapil Sharma Show Season 1 Host/Comedy Performer [30]
2017 62nd Filmfare Awards Host [31]
Koffee with Karan 5 Guest [32]
Bigg Boss 11 To promote his film Firangi [33]
Super Dancer Chapter 2
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs
Oye Firangi Archived 23 August 2019 at the Wayback Machine Host Special Event/Show to promote his film Firangi
2018 Family Time With Kapil Sharma Host
2018–2021 The Kapil Sharma Show Season 2 Host/Comedy Performer/co-producer of the show
2020-present The Honey Bunny Show With Kapil Sharma Himself [34]

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Year Awards Category For Result Ref
2012 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor – Comedy Kahani Comedy Circus Ki Won [35]
2013 Comedy Nights with Kapil [36]
Funniest Serial – Comedy Comedy Nights with Kapil
CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Entertainer of the Year Kapil Sharma [37]
BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Comedy Show Comedy Nights with Kapil [38]
2014 Star Guild Awards Best Comedy Show [39]
2015 Sony Guild Film Awards Promising Debut (Male) Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon [40]
2015 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor (Comedy) Comedy Nights with Kapil
2019 World book of Records (London) Most viewed stand-up comedian [41]
2019 Gold Awards Best Comedy Show The Kapil Sharma Show
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Comedy Show
Comedy Genius

References[change | change source]

  1. Banerjee, Anindita (2 April 2018). "After Twitter war, Sunil Grover wishes his 'brother' Kapil Sharma a happy birthday". Times Now. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  2. "Kapil Sharma: I will do as Ginni says, because I know that she is right - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  3. "Comedian Kapil Sharma on Amritsar's matthi chhole, Scotch whisky, and Punjabis and dieting". The Indian Express. 26 May 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Name and fame - Kapil Sharma: Lesser known facts". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  5. "Life has changed ever since, says comedian Kapil's family". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 20 December 2014. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  6. "Mr. Sharma: Seeing my daddy suffer in his last days, I prayed to God to take him". The Times of India.
  7. "Apeejay Prominent Alumni - Apeejay College of Fine Arts Jalandhar". acfa.apeejay.edu. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  8. "Kapil Sharma's personal life in pictures". Bollywood Life. 2 April 2016.
  9. "Kapil Sharma plays the 'Traffic monitor' at India Gate". The Times of India. 26 September 2013.
  10. "5 Things You Didn't Know About Birthday Boy Kapil Sharma". Quint. 2 April 2016.
  11. "Fans congratulate the newlyweds Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath on Twitter". Times Now. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  12. "Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath are now married". www.timesnownews.com. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  13. "Kapil Sharma and wife Ginni Chatrath blessed with a baby girl". India Today. 10 December 2019. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  14. Vasudevan, Aishwarya (1 February 2021). "Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath blessed with a baby boy". DNA India. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  15. Chaubey, Pranita (1 February 2021). "It's A Baby Boy For Kapil Sharma And Ginni Chatrath". NDTV. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  16. "Angry Birds Movie 2: Kiku Sharda, Archana Puran Singh join Kapil Sharma in dubbed Hindi version". Hindustan Times. 26 July 2019. Archived from the original on 26 July 2019. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  17. "The Angry Birds Movie 2 screening: Kapil Sharma, Ginni Chatrath, Krushna Abhishek and others". The Indian Express. 23 August 2019. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  18. "Kapil Sharma - Hasde Hasande Ravo - 2006". YouTube.
  19. "Manasi Parekh crowned 'Rockstar'". Zee TV. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  20. "Meet the Three Musketeers to be hosting 60th Filmfare Awards". Pinkvilla. Archived from the original on 23 August 2019. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
  21. "Kapil Sharma, Jacqueline Fernandes & Anil Kapoor". Farah Ki Daawat. Archived from the original on 16 June 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  22. "Kapil Sharma in Aap Ki Adalat". YouTube.
  23. "Dance India Dance Season 5 - Episode 25 - September 19, 2015". Zee TV. Archived from the original on 8 February 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  24. "Indian Idol Junior 2 Grand Finale". The Times of India. 7 September 2015.
  25. "Kapil Sharma, Elli Avram add star power to 'The Voice India' finale". The Indian Express. 27 June 2017.
  26. "Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi". Hotstar. Archived from the original on 15 May 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  27. "Even Kapil Sharma couldn't save the abysmal Star Guild awards". First Post. 2 January 2016.
  28. "Kapil Sharma to host 22nd Star Screen Awards". The Indian Express. 30 December 2015.
  29. "61st Filmfare Awards: Shah Rukh Khan and Kapil Sharma to host". The Times of India.
  30. "Sony Entertainment Television on Instagram: "The King of Comedy is back with a bang! Catch all the funny antics of KAPIL SHARMA on #TheKapilSharmaShow, starting 29 Dec, every Sat-Sun…"". Instagram. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  31. "Shah Rukh Khan steals the show at the Jio Filmfare Awards". Filmfare.
  32. "Koffee with Karan". Hotstar.
  33. "Bigg Boss 11 November 11, 2017 Preview: Kapil Sharma leaves contestants in splits of laughter; Salman Khan slams Hina Khan". 11 November 2017.
  34. "Kapil Sharma joins animated series The Honey Bunny Show". Bollywood Hungama. 28 September 2020. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  35. "Indian Television Academy Awards 2012". IndianTelevisionAcademy.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  36. "Indian Television Academy Awards 2013". IndianTelevisionAcademy.com. Archived from the original on 28 November 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  37. "Entertainer of the Year". CNN-IBN. 23 December 2013. Archived from the original on 8 November 2014.
  38. Narayan, Girija. (19 December 2013) Big Star Entertainment Awards 2013: Comedy Nights With Kapil, Diya Aur.., Maharana Archived 2021-05-13 at the Wayback Machine. Entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved on 16 September 2015.
  39. Narayan, Girija. (17 January 2014) Comedy Nights With Kapil Bags Best Comedy Show At Star Guild Awards 2014! Archived 2021-05-13 at the Wayback Machine. Entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved on 16 September 2015.
  40. "Winners of 11th Renault Sony Guild Awards". Bollywoodhungama.com. 23 December 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  41. "Comedy king Kapil Sharma gets honoured by World Book of Records London". India Today. 17 May 2019. Retrieved 13 November 2019.

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