Sunil Grover

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Sunil Grover
Sunil Grover at Tassel Fashion & Lifestyle Awards 2016.jpg
Grover at Tassel Fashion & Lifestyle Awards in 2016
Born3 August 1977 (1977-08-03) (age 43)[1][2][3]
NationalityIndian
Occupation
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)Aarti Grover
ChildrenMohan Grover (son)

Sunil Grover (born 3 August 1977) is an Indian actor and stand-up comedian. He came into limelight for his portrayal as Gutthi on Comedy Nights with Kapil but gained popularity for playing the role of Dr Mashoor Gulati and Rinku Devi on The Kapil Sharma Show. Grover was also seen in Bollywood films Gabbar Is Back, The Legend of Bhagat Singh and Bharat.[4]

Early life and family background[edit]

Sunil Grover was born on 3 August 1977 in Mandi Dabwali, District Sirsa, Haryana. He received Master's Degree in Theatre from Panjab University Chandigarh. He is married to Aarti and has a son Mohan.[1][2][3]

Acting career[edit]

Grover was discovered during his college days by the late satirist and comedian Jaspal Bhatti.[5] He has also acted in India's first silent comedy show, SAB TV's Gutur Gu in the initial 26 episodes.

He gained a lot of popularity from the comedy show Comedy Nights with Kapil and became well known for his comical characters like Gutthi, Rinku Bhabi and Dr. Mashoor Gulati.[6][7] He also mimics famous Bollywood actors like Amitabh Bachhan and many others in the show which were mostly liked by the viewers. But after having a fight with his co-actor Kapil Sharma, Sunil left the show.[8][9]

Soon after leaving Kapil's show, Grover returned to television with Star Plus's show Kanpur Wale Khuranas with Aparshakti Khurana as the host. The plot of the show was similar to that of The Kapil Sharma Show, but it didn't last long and soon went off air.[10][11]

In 2016, Gover debuted in the Punjab film industry with Vaisakhi List and the same year he portrayed Shraddha Kapoor's father in Baaghi.

He made a comeback in television industry in August 2020 with the show Gangs of Filmistan on Star Bharat where he played role of Bhindi Bhai.[12] The show ended in October 2020.[13]

In 2021, Grover portrayed Gurpal Chauhan in political drama web series Tandav,[14] directed by Ali Abbas Zafar with an ensemble cast of Saif Ali Khan, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Kumud Mishra, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Gauahar Khan, Amyra Dastur, Kritika Kamra, Sarah Jane Dias and Sandhya Mridul, Anup Soni and Dino Morea.[15]He shed almost 8.1 kilos for his role in “Sunflower”, a thriller series.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films / Dramas that are not yet released Denotes films / dramas that are not yet released

Films[edit]

Year Title Role
1998 Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha Barber Totaram
1999 Mahaul Theek Hai[17]
2002 The Legend of Bhagat Singh Jaidev Kapur
2004 Main Hoon Na College Student
2005 Insan Mahesh
2006 Family: Ties of Blood
2008 Ghajini Sampat
2009 Dev.D Band singer in the song "Emotional Attyachar"
2011 Mumbai Cutting
2013 Zila Ghaziabad Faqeera
2014 Heropanti Driver Devpal
2015 Gabbar is Back Constable Sadhuram
2016 Vaisakhi List Tarsem Lal
Baaghi P. P. Khurana
2017 Coffee with D Arnab Ghosh
2018 Pataakha Dipper
2019 Bharat Vilayti Khan

Television[edit]

Title Role Notes
Full Tension Various characters [17]
Professor Money Plant Punjabi Television series[17]
Ssshhhh...Koi Hai Unnamed Episode 64
Lo Kar Lo Baat Himself
Kya Aap Paanchvi Fail Champu Hain? Ruk Ruk Khan
Kaun Banega Champu
Chala Lallan Hero Ban ne Lallan
Gutur Gu Balu Kumar
Comedy Circus Various characters
Comedy Nights with Kapil Gutthi, Khairatilal, Kapil's father in law and Various characters [18][19][20]
Mad In India Chutki [21][22]
The Kapil Sharma Show Dr. Mashoor Gulati, Rinku Devi, Piddu and Various characters [23]
Indian Idol 9 Dr. Mashoor Gulati/Rinku Devi [24]
Sabse Bada Kalakar Dr. Mashoor Gulati Guest appearance
Super Night with Tubelight Dr. Mashoor Gulati, Bachchan Sahab and Various characters Television special to promote Tubelight
Super Night with Padman Dr. Mashoor Gulati, Rinku Devi and Various characters Television special to promote Padman
Dus Ka Dum Bachchan Sahab and Rinku Devi Television special
Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan Professor Sahab
Kanpur Wale Khuranas Mr. Khurana
25th Star Screen Awards Stree (Character from film Stree) Co-hosted the show with Ayushyaman Khurana, Vicky Kaushal and Salman Khan
Bigg Boss (Hindi season 13) Guest Appearance Along with Harsh Limbachiyaa
Gangs of Filmistan Bhindi Bhai (Don) [25]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Platform Ref.
2021 Sunflower Sonu Singh ZEE5 [26][27]
2021 Tandav Gurpal Chauhan Amazon Prime Video [14][28]

Radio[edit]

Title Notes
Hansi Ke Phavare-1 Sud on Radio Mirchi[29]

Songs[edit]

Title Role
Daaru Peeke Girna Billa Sharabi
Mere Husband Mujhko Piyar Nahin Karte Rinku Bhabhi

Dubbing roles[edit]

Animated films[edit]

Film title Original voice Character Dub Language Original Language Original Year Release Dub Year Release Notess
Chicken Little Adam West Ace – Hollywood Chicken Little Hindi English Punjabi 2005 2015

Awards[edit]

Year Category Film/Role Result
2018 ITA Award For Special Mention Comic Icon Mimicry of Amitabh Bachchan Won[30]
2013, 2014 STAR Parivaar Award for Favourite Mazebaan

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sunil Grover (@WhoSunilGrover) | Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Everything You Need To Know About Sunil Grover Aka Gutthi". indiatimes.com. 14 March 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Happy Birthday Sunil Grover: RJ Sud to Gutthi to Rinku bhabhi, his journey has been a laugh fest. Watch videos". The Indian Express. 8 March 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  4. ^ "'Pataakha': Vishal Bhardwaj reveals the look of five main characters | Bollywood Bubble". Bollywood Bubble. 11 August 2018. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  5. ^ Sunil Grover aka GutTV News (26 July 2014). Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  6. ^ Sunil Grover's Chutki fails to recreate Gutthi magic Archived 10 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Hindustan Times (21 February 2014). Retrieved on 13 August 2015.
  7. ^ Sunil Grover in new avatar as Sabjee. Zeenews.india.com (11 March 2014). Retrieved on 13 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Sunil Grover Finally Breaks Silence on The Kapil Sharma Show Comeback Rumours". News18. 18 September 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Kapil Sharma threw a shoe at Sunil Grover because the team ate before him". Hindustan Times. 22 March 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Sunil Grover's Kanpur Waale Khuranas to go off air, comedian explains why". Hindustan Times. 10 January 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Sunil Grover's Kanpur Wale Khuranas to go off air soon. Here's why". India Today. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  12. ^ Farzeen, SAna (12 August 2020). "Sunil Grover: Will donate my earning from Gangs of Filmistan to charity". The Indian Express. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  13. ^ Trivedi, Tanvi (24 October 2020). "Comedy show 'Gangs of Filmistaan' wraps up in less than two months - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  14. ^ a b "Sunil Grover: Tandav was a new world for me as an actor". The Indian Express. 14 January 2021. Retrieved 14 January 2021.
  15. ^ Parashar, Shivam (4 January 2021). "Tandav trailer out. 10 unmissable moments from new Saif Ali Khan web series". India Today. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  16. ^ "Sunil Grover Breaks Silence On Returning On The Kapil Sharma Show: "But Yes, In Near Future..."". Koimoi. 8 June 2021. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  17. ^ a b c "I love being a 'wanna-be' sometimes: Sunil Grover". Hindustan Times. 18 October 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  18. ^ There are so many girls like Gutthi: Sunil Grover – The Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (29 October 2013). Retrieved on 13 August 2015.
  19. ^ I left 'Comedy Nights with Kapil' to earn more money: Sunil Grover. Ibnlive.in.com (5 December 2013). Retrieved on 13 August 2015.
  20. ^ "Sunil Grover shoots for Comedy Nights". Patrika Group (24 July 2014). Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  21. ^ Sunil Grover’s ‘Mad In India’ a poor version of Comedy Nights with Kapil. The Indian Express (21 February 2014). Retrieved on 13 August 2015.
  22. ^ Sunil Grover's new role on Mad In India is child named Sabjee. Movies.ndtv.com. Retrieved on 13 August 2015.
  23. ^ Sunil Grover says, My intentions are to act and to entertain with dignity. The GenX Times. Retrieved on 6 April 2017.
  24. ^ "Sunil Grover earns praises for his performance on the grand finale of Indian Idol Season 9 finale". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  25. ^ Sadhna (28 August 2020). "Mashoor Gulati Sunil Grover turns Bhindi Bhai for Gangs Of Filmistan". India Today. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  26. ^ "Sunil Grover Begins Shoot for Web Series Sunflower by Vikas Bahl". News18. 8 November 2020. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
  27. ^ Bhasin, Shriya (8 November 2020). "Sunil Grover to play lead in ZEE5 web series 'Sunflower'". www.indiatvnews.com. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
  28. ^ Keshri, Shweta (4 January 2021). "Tandav trailer out, into murky politics with Saif Ali Khan in new Amazon Prime web series". India Today. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  29. ^ Radio Ha-ha | Business Standard News Business Standard > Beyond Business (14 September 2008). Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  30. ^ "Sunil Grover Awards: List of awards and nominations received by Sunil Grover". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 December 2020.

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