Sunil Pal

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Sunil Pal
Image of Sunil Pal Kailash Kher Kailasa's Rangeele Album Launch
Sunil Pal at Kailash Kher Kailasa's Rangeele Album Launch
Sunil Pal

OccupationComedian, Actor, Voice actor
Known forStage comedy

Sunil Pal (born in Hinganghat( District :Wardha) (Maharashtra, India) is an Indian comedian, actor and voice actor, and the 2005 winner of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge on STAR One. Lately he has been seen acting in Bollywood films doing minor comic roles.

In 2010, he wrote and directed a comedy film, Bhavnao Ko Samjho, which featured a record 51 stand-up comedians [1] including Siraj Khan, Johnny Lever, Raju Srivastav, Kapil Sharma, Navin Prabhakar, Ahsaan Qureshi and many more.

Early life[edit]

Sunil Pal came to Mumbai in 1995 when his father (who then used to work with Indian Railways) got transferred. He studied in Janata Vidyalaya city branch Ballarpur school. He joined the Junior College.There he used to mimic his professors and famous actors. After college, he struggled for three years.

Early career[edit]

During one of his interviews, he says that "I was working at a tea stall in Santacruz as waiter. Those days I'd sleep on the footpath. And I used to use the telephones of a nearby shop to keep in touch with my contacts in film industry." [2]

Sunil Pal at Thahake, Hasya Kavi sammelan at Thomso, IIT Roorkee

In 2000, Sunil got a chance to do a world tour with Aamir Khan for Lagaan as a junior artist. He was also involved in other tours of famous actors like Priety Zinta and Aishwarya Rai.

The Great Indian Laughter Challenge[edit]

Later Sunil Pal contested in The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, and won the competition. He was the favourite of viewers, who were enthralled by his remarkable ability of impersonating many film actors (like Sunil Shetty, Nana Patekar, Sunny Deol, Dharmendra, Naseeruddin Shah, and Irrfan Khan) with commanding progress. In addition, his self-created character of the drunkard "Ratan Noora" was widely admired.

Bollywood career[edit]

Soon after the show followed many small roles in Bollywood movies. So far he has worked in seven films. His first major Hindi film, Bombay to Goa released in 2007, although he has played small roles in Hum Tum and Phir Hera Pheri. On a tour with Sonu Nigam, he met Neeraj Vohra (writer and director) who later gave him a role in Phir Hera Pheri (2006). He has also worked in Apna Sapna Money Money and he has produced, written, and directed a film called Bhavnao ko Samjho. The film is in the Guinness Book of World Records for a record 51 stand up comedians acting in a single film. While the film was bashed by critics, audience members who follow The Great Indian Laughter Challenge enjoyed the film due to the stand-up comedians acting in the film and similar jokes.


Year Films Role
2004 Hum Tum
2006 Phir Hera Pheri
2006 Apna Sapna Money Money
2007 Bombay to Goa
2010 Bhavnao Ko Samjho
2014 Money Back Guarantee
2015 Sasu Cha Swayamwar
2015 Main Hoon Rajinikanth
2015 Dirty Politics
2018 Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle


  1. ^ "Hindi movie with 51 stand-up comedians!!". Movies. 28 Dec 2009.
  2. ^ IndiaTimes interview with Sunil

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