David Batra

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David Chandra Batra (born 29 November 1972) is a Swedish stand up comedian and TV actor. He was born in Lund to an Indian father and Swedish mother.[citation needed]

David Batra holds a Master's degree in marketing which he studied at the University of Lund and Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania, United States.

Batra started doing stand up comedy in 1994 and has written and played leading roles in comedy series on Swedish national TV. He has performed not only in Sweden but also in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Russia, Spain and USA. In addition he has appeared on BBC and CNBC.

On 25 August 2009, Batra released a music CD containing "irritating and annoying sounds" for people who have the intention of disturbing their neighbors. The disk features loud snores, burps, sex noises and more.[1]

In 2012, Batra replaced Norwegian comedian Calle Hellevang-Larsen as the sidekick on the Norwegian talkshow I kveld med YLVIS.

Batra is the author of four books on humor and a cook book. He is married to Swedish politician Anna Kinberg Batra, the Leader of the Moderate Party, Sweden's largest party on the centre-right.


  1. ^ Martin Gustafsson. "David Batra släpper skiva – med oljud". Aftonbladet.se. Retrieved 25 August 2009.