Kapil Sharma (comedian)

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Kapil Sharma
Kapil Sharma
Sharma at Colors TV party
Born Amritsar, Punjab, India
Occupation Comedian, producer
Years active 2001-present

Kapil Sharma is an Indian stand-up comedian, Actor, TV anchor and singer. He had made his place in the Forbes India Celebrity list for the first time in 2013 by securing 93rd rank but has moved way up to 33rd place in the year 2014.[1][2] He has also been declared the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2013, in the Entertainment category.[3] Currently he is hosting an Indian comedy show "Comedy Nights with Kapil".[4]

Early life and background[edit]

Sharma was born in Amritsar, Punjab, India, His father was a head constable in the police department and his mother Janak Rani is a Housewife.[5] Sharma started working at a local PCO. He studied at Hindu college in Amritsar.[6]


Sharma has been working in the comedy show Hasde Hasande Ravo on MH One, until he got his first break in The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, one of the nine reality television shows he has won.[6] He had his first audition in Amritsar for season 3 but was soon rejected. He was determined and again went to Delhi for audition and got selected and became the winner in 2007 for which he has won 10 lakhs as prize money.[4] Then he participated in Sony Entertainment Television’s Comedy Circus[7]

In 2013, Sharma launched his own show Comedy Nights with Kapil, under his banner K9 Production. The concept of Comedy Nights is partly borrowed from the British show The Kumars at Number 42.[6][8] Sharma also participated in Ustaadon Ka Ustaad, he has also hosted reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 6 and has made appearances in Bigg Boss.[9] Sharma hosted comedy show Chhote Miyan.[10][11] At CNN-IBN Indian of the Year awards, Sharma was felicitated with Entertainer of the Year award for 2013 by Amol Palekar.[12] In 2014 Lok Sabha Election, he was declared the Brand Ambassador by Delhi election commission.[13] He was to make his film debut with Yashraj film's Bank Chor, but the comedian opted out of it.[14] He was featured as guest on the opening episode of Indian television game show Kaun Banega Crorepati Season 8 on 17 August.[15] He's making his film acting debut in Kis Kisko Pyaar Karu directed by Abbas Mustan opposite to Elli Avram.[16]




Year Awards Category For Result Refs
2012 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor – Comedy Kahani Comedy Circus Ki Won [17]
2013 Comedy Nights with Kapil [18]
Best Serial – Comedy Comedy Nights with Kapil
CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Entertainer of the Year Kapil Sharma [3]
BIG Star Entertainment Awards 2013 Most Entertaining Comedy Show Comedy Nights with Kapil [19]
2014 Star Guild Awards 2014 Best Comedy Show [20]


  1. ^ "Kapil Sharma in Forbes' celebrity list". The Times of India. 2013-12-13. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  2. ^ "2014 Celebrity List". Forbes India Magazine. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Entertainer of the Year". CNN-IBN. 23 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Kapil Sharma plays the 'Traffic monitor' at India Gate". The Times of India. 26 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Life has changed ever since, says comedian Kapil's family". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c "India’s funniest man" (7 March 2014). Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Parvati Singhal, Kapil crown Comedy King". Siasat. 2010-08-29. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  8. ^ "6 Punches that became trademark on Comedy Nights with Kapil". Times of india. 
  9. ^ Kapil sharma`s profile in Forbes list
  10. ^ Aparna Banerji (2009-07-24). "Lady laughter sends T-town rolling". Tribune India. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  11. ^ "Daily soaps weren't creatively satisfying: Manish Paul". The Times of India. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  12. ^ Randeep Wadehra (16 September 2007). "The Great Punjabi Challenge". The Tribune. 
  13. ^ "Comedian Kapil Sharma to be brand ambassador for Delhi poll". IANS (news.biharprabha.com). Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  14. ^ "Kapil Sharma opts out of YRF’s upcoming film Bank Chor". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  15. ^ "Kapil Sharma is Amitabh Bachchan's first guest on KBC 8". India Today. 2014-07-30. Retrieved 2014-07-30. 
  16. ^ "Kapil Sharma's film goes on floor". The Times of India. 8 November 2014. 
  17. ^ "Indian Television Academy Awards 2012". IndianTelevisionAcademy.com. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  18. ^ "Indian Television Academy Awards 2013". IndianTelevisionAcademy.com. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  19. ^ Big Star Entertainment Awards 2013: Comedy Nights With Kapil, Diya Aur.., Maharana...
  20. ^ Comedy Nights With Kapil Bags Best Comedy Show At Star Guild Awards 2014!

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