Atul Khatri

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Atul Khatri
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Atul Khatri
PseudonymHorny Sindhi
Born (1968-01-10) 10 January 1968 (age 50)
Mumbai, India
MediumStand-up, YouTube & Television
NationalityIndian
EducationCertificate in Business Administration
& Bachelor of Engineering
Alma materManchester Business School
& University of Mumbai
Years active2011–present
EmployerKaytek Computer Services Private Limited
GenresBlack comedy, Blue comedy, Clean Comedy, Corporate Comedy, Observational comedy, Political satire, Sarcasm, Satire, Sketch, Surreal humor & Wit / Word play
Subject(s)Bollywood, Casteism, Human behavior, Indian Culture, Masculinity, Nationalism, Current events, Political alienation, Indian politics, Psychology, Racism, Religion, Social issues

Atul Khatri is an Indian stand-up comedian and YouTube personality. Khatri was rated among the top Indian comedians by CNN-IBN and was the only Indian to perform in the Hong Kong International Comedy Festival (Sep 2014).[1][2][3] He is also the winner of the "CEO's Got Talent" award by FremantleMedia.[4][5][6]

Early life & education[edit]

Atul Khatri was born in Mumbai in 1968. He attended the St. Theresa’s Boys High School and later obtained Bachelor of Engineering degree from University of Mumbai. Khatri also attained Certificate in Business Administration from the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester in Manchester, England.[7] His maternal family hails from Karachi. After completing his education, he joined his family run computer business (Kaytek Computer Services Private Limited) and assumed the post of Chief Executive Officer.[7][8] At the age of 43, Khatri became a comedian whilst still being engaged in his business.[9]

Career[edit]

Atul Khatri in 2011, owing to monotony and after being encouraged by his wife to do so, wanted to have an alternate career. He initially wanted to take up courses and become a bartender and then later a Disc jockey but did not pursue either fields. Khatri started his career as a comedian by posting jokes on Facebook and later became a stand-up comedian. He became notable after winning the "CEO's Got Talent" award by FremantleMedia. Khatri has done over 400 comedy shows, television advertisement and YouTube videos.[9] Khatri was also one of the 3 finalists at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival held in Delhi in 2012.[6][10]

Atul also performs at The Comedy Store, The Canvas Laugh Factory and with East India Comedy. He also performed in San Francisco for a fundraiser organized by American India Foundation.[11]

East India Comedy[edit]

Atul Khatri joined the company EIC which was founded by Sorabh Pant in 2012 and is one of the busiest comedy groups in India.[10][12]

Commercials[edit]

Atul Khatri has featured in television advertisements of Amazon, Muthoot Finance, Rebtel, Aegon Religare Insurance, Philips, and Matrix SIM card.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". East India Comedy website. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Atul Khatri will be the funny desi tonight". Gulf News. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Atul Khatri gives an honest review of Ram Leela". news18.com. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Atul Khatri wins CEOs got talent". afaqs.com. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Here's how you can be a professional English Stand Up Comedian". DNA India. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Keep your dreams alive". The Hindustan Times. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Education". linkedin.com. Retrieved 20 June 2016.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Atul Khatris got talent". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  9. ^ a b "new Meet the Stand-Up comedian who sold his Ferrari". newsworldindia.in. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  10. ^ a b "The Laugh Riot: Sarcastic People are Actually Funny and Smart!". NDTV. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  11. ^ a b "Atul Khatri Profile" (PDF). rafoundation.in. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  12. ^ "Comic timing". The Indian Express. Retrieved 20 June 2016.

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