Kapil Sharma (comedian)

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Kapil Sharma
Kapil sharma.jpg
Sharma on the sets of The Kapil Sharma Show
Born (1981-04-02) 2 April 1981 (age 35)[1]
Amritsar, Punjab, India
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Education Hindu College, Amritsar
Occupation Comedian, actor, singer, producer, television presenter
Years active 2006–present
Known for The Kapil Sharma Show
Comedy Nights with Kapil
Comedy Circus
Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon

Kapil Sharma (born 2 April 1981)[1] is an Indian stand-up comedian, television presenter and actor. He hosted a television comedy show Comedy Nights with Kapil from June 2013 to January 2016. Currently, he is hosting another comedy show on Sony Entertainment Television named The Kapil Sharma Show. He first appeared in the Forbes India Celebrity list in 2012, ranked 96th.

Ormax Media rated Sharma the most popular Indian television personality in April 2016.[2] Forbes India ranked him 27th on their Celebrity-100 list in 2015.[3] He was awarded the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2013, in the Entertainment category[4] and was ranked third in the Most Admired Indian Personality List by The Economic Times in 2015.[5] Sharma was nominated for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi[6] and was invited to the Rashtrapati Bhavan by President Pranab Mukherjee in September 2015 to acknowledge his contribution for the same.[7]

Early and personal life[edit]

Kapil Sharma was born in Amritsar, Punjab. His father Jeethendra Kumar was a head constable in the Punjab Police and his mother is a housewife.[8] His father died of cancer in 2004 at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi.[9] His brother, Ashok Kumar is also a constable. He studied at the Hindu college in Amritsar, Punjab.

Sharma lives in Mumbai by himself as a bachelor.[9] He suffered a slipped disc in February 2015 while shooting for a song for his debut movie.[10][10]


Sharma rose to fame after winning the comedy reality televsion show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge in 2007, for which he won 10 lakh as the prize money.[11] He had previously worked in the Punjabi show Hasde Hasande Raho on MH One channel.

Sharma (second from left) on the sets of Comedy Nights with Kapil in 2013

He participated in Sony's Comedy Circus[12] and went on to win six seasons of the show.[13] He also hosted the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 6[14] and another comedy show Chhote Miyan.[15][16] Sharma was seen as a contestant in the show Ustaadon Ka Ustaad in 2008. In 2013, Sharma launched his own show, Comedy Nights with Kapil, under his banner K9 Productions on Colors.[17]

At the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year awards 2013, Sharma was felicitated with the Indian of the Year award in the entertainment category by veteran actor Amol Palekar.[18] During the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, he was appointed the Brand Ambassador by the Delhi Election Commission.[19]

Sharma was the co-host of the 60th Filmfare Awards in 2015 along with Karan Johar.[20] He was the presenter for the fourth season of Celebrity Cricket League, 2014.[21] He appeared as a guest on the opening episode of the eighth season of the Indian television game show Kaun Banega Crorepati[22] and also as a celebrity guest on The Anupam Kher Show.[23]

Sharma made his Bollywood debut as the male lead in the movie Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon, a romantic-comedy directed by Abbas Mustan opposite four actresses, Elli Avram, Manjari Phadnis, Simran Kaur Mundi and Sai Lokur.[24] The film was released on 25 September 2015 to mixed reviews from critics and a successful opening day business.[25][26][27]

After the end of Comedy Nights with Kapil, Sharma signed a contract with Sony TV for a new show called The Kapil Sharma Show. The Kapil Sharma Show started airing on 23 April 2016 and received a positive response from the viewers.[28][29]

Social work[edit]

Sharma has been known for his efforts in promoting animal rights. He and the cast of Comedy Nights with Kapil appeared in a PETA campaign to promote adoption of homeless cats and dogs.[30] In July 2014, he adopted a homeless dog 'Zanjeer', a retired police dog from Mumbai. He has also campaigned to save tortured elephants across the country.[31]


Year Shows Role
2007 The Great Indian Laughter Challenge 3 Himself
2008 Chhote Miyan Host
2009 Ustaadon Ka Ustaad Himself
2010 Hasde Hasande Ravo Himself
2011–12 Star Ya Rockstar Himself
2008–13 Comedy Circus Himself
2013 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6 Host
2013–16 Comedy Nights with Kapil Host / various characters
2014 Kaun Banega Crorepati 8 Guest
2014 The Anupam Kher Show Guest
2015 60th Filmfare Awards Host
2015 Farah Ki Dawat Guest
2015 Aap Ki Adalat Guest
2015 DID Guest
2015 Indian Idol Junior Guest
2015 The Voice India Guest
2015 Star Guild Awards Host
2016 22nd Star Screen Awards Host
2016 61st Filmfare Awards Host
2016–present The Kapil Sharma Show[32] Host / various characters


Year Title Role Notes
It's My Life Unknown Unreleased
2011 Bhavnao Ko Samjho Thakur's son Cameo
2015 Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon Kumar/Shiv/Ram/Kishan Debut lead role
2015 ABCD 2 Himself in Comedy Nights with Kapil Cameo
2017 13 August 1947 TBA Pre-Production


Year Awards Category For Result Ref
2012 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor – Comedy Kahani Comedy Circus Ki Won [33]
2013 Comedy Nights with Kapil [34]
Funniest Serial – Comedy Comedy Nights with Kapil
CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Entertainer of the Year Kapil Sharma [35]
BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Comedy Show Comedy Nights with Kapil [36]
2014 Star Guild Awards Best Comedy Show [37]
2015 Sony Guild Film Awards Promising Debut (Male) Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon [38]


On September 9, 2016 Kapil Sharma tweeted and tagged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he was asked to pay bribe of Rs. 5 lakhs to someone at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for making his office even though he was paying large amount in taxes(15 crores in 5 years). Kapil Sharma did not name anybody in this case, nor did he lodge a complaint with BMC. Responding to his tweet the Chief Minister of Maharashtra asked him to furnish all information to enable them to take strict action.[39]


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  2. ^ "Kapil Sharma beats Salman Khan to become the most popular TV personality". The Times of India. 3 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Kapil Sharma in Forbes celebrity 100". Forbes India. 
  4. ^ Kapil Sharma thanks fans after winning Indian Of The Year award.-INews – IBNLive Mobile. M.ibnlive.com. Retrieved on 16 September 2015.
  5. ^ Kapil Sharma – 20 most admired people in India | The Economic Times. M.economictimes.com (13 May 2015). Retrieved on 16 September 2015.
  6. ^ Kapil Sharma: Will do my best for Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan – The Times of India. M.timesofindia.com (25 December 2014). Retrieved on 16 September 2015.
  7. ^ KoiMoi – Kapil Sharma To Meet President Pranab Mukherjee. M.koimoi.com (11 September 2015). Retrieved on 16 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Life has changed ever since, says comedian Kapil's family". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Kapil Sharma: Seeing my daddy suffer in his last days, I prayed to God to take him – The Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (10 August 2014). Retrieved on 16 September 2015.
  10. ^ a b Kapil Sharma Performs in Hamilton For the First Time After Surgery – NDTV Movies. Movies.ndtv.com (27 July 2015). Retrieved on 16 September 2015.
  11. ^ "Kapil Sharma plays the 'Traffic monitor' at India Gate". The Times of India. 26 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Parvati Singhal, Kapil crown Comedy King". Siasat. 29 August 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  13. ^ Kapil wins yet another season of Comedy Circus – The Times of India. M.timesofindia.com (16 December 2011). Retrieved on 16 September 2015.
  14. ^ Kapil Sharma. Forbesindia.com. Retrieved on 16 September 2015.
  15. ^ Aparna Banerji (24 July 2009). "Lady laughter sends T-town rolling". Tribune India. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  16. ^ "Daily soaps weren't creatively satisfying: Manish Paul". The Times of India. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  17. ^ Srivastava, Priyanka. (6 September 2013) Kapil Sharma has redefined stand-up comedy on Indian television | Daily Mail Online. Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved on 16 September 2015.
  18. ^ Wadehra, Randeep (16 September 2007). "The Great Punjabi Challenge". The Tribune. 
  19. ^ Comedian Kapil Sharma to be brand ambassador for Delhi poll. News.biharprabha.com (5 April 2014). Retrieved on 16 September 2015.
  20. ^ Narayan, Girija. (5 February 2015) When Kapil Sharma Stole Karan Johar's Thunder At Filmfare Awards 2015!. Filmibeat. Retrieved on 16 September 2015.
  21. ^ Narayan, Girija. (20 January 2014) Kapil Sharma To Host CCL 2014; Launch Event With Sachin, Dhanush, Venkatesh.... Filmibeat. Retrieved on 16 September 2015.
  22. ^ "Kapil Sharma is Amitabh Bachchan's first guest on KBC 8". India Today. 30 July 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  23. ^ Narayan, Girija. (19 August 2014) Emotional Revelations Kapil Sharma Made On The Anupam Kher Show!. Filmibeat. Retrieved on 16 September 2015.
  24. ^ "Kapil Sharma's film goes on floor". The Times of India. 8 November 2014. 
  25. ^ "Kapil Sharma's film sets box office on fire". 
  26. ^ "Kapil Sharma's film goes on floor". The Times Of India. 8 November 2014. 
  27. ^ 'Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon' opening day box office collection: Kapil Sharma's movie smashes records; Beats 'Baby' 1st day business. M.ibtimes.co.in. Retrieved on 27 September 2015.
  28. ^ "The Kapil Sharma Show tops the non-fiction category - TOI Mobile - The Times of India Mobile Site". timesofindia.com. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  29. ^ "The Kapil Sharma Show Watch Full Episodes Online Sony TV Know About". The Kapil Sharma Show TV. Retrieved 2016-04-08. 
  30. ^ ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’ cast in new PETA campaign. The Indian Express (8 July 2015). Retrieved on 16 September 2015.
  31. ^ 10 reasons why we love Kapil Sharma – The Times of India. M.timesofindia.com (26 June 2015). Retrieved on 16 September 2015.
  32. ^ "Kapil Sharma and team is back with The Kapil Sharma Show". indianexpress.com. 1 March 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  33. ^ "Indian Television Academy Awards 2012". IndianTelevisionAcademy.com. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  34. ^ "Indian Television Academy Awards 2013". IndianTelevisionAcademy.com. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  35. ^ "Entertainer of the Year". CNN-IBN. 23 December 2013. 
  36. ^ Narayan, Girija. (19 December 2013) Big Star Entertainment Awards 2013: Comedy Nights With Kapil, Diya Aur.., Maharana. Entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved on 16 September 2015.
  37. ^ Narayan, Girija. (17 January 2014) Comedy Nights With Kapil Bags Best Comedy Show At Star Guild Awards 2014!. Entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved on 16 September 2015.
  38. ^ "Winners of 11th Renault Sony Guild Awards". Bollywoodhungama.com. 23 December 2015. Retrieved 2016-09-06. 
  39. ^ "The Kapil Sharma Show Watch Full Episodes Online Sony TV Know About". The Kapil Sharma Show TV. Retrieved 2016-04-08. 

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