Zakir Khan (comedian)
|Education||St. Paul Higher Secondary School, Indore|
|Years active||2009 –present|
|Known for||Haq Se Single Kaksha Gyarvi|
|Parent(s)||Ismail Khan (father) Kulsum Khan (mother)|
Zakir Khan is an Indian stand-up comedian, writer, presenter and actor. In 2012, he rose to popularity by winning Comedy Central's India's 3rd Best Stand Up Comedian competition. He has also been a part of a news comedy show, On Air with AIB.
Khan has a diploma in Sitar and is a college dropout. He became a known face in India's stand-up comedy circuit in 2012 when he won the title of 'India's Best Stand Up', a comedy competition organized by Comedy Central. Besides performing at many stand-up comedy shows, he has also done ghostwriting and produced radio shows. His comedy style was applauded in NDTV Prime's The Rising Stars of Comedy television show. He is known for his punchline "Sakht launda", which means a guy with immense self-control who would not be easily manipulated by pretty, cunning girls.
In September 2017, he appeared as one of the three mentors along with Mallika Dua and Hussain Dalal for the fifth season of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, judged by actor Akshay Kumar. He recently gained more popularity on social media and completed his three million subscribers on YouTube due to his standup comic with Amazon Prime's Haq Se Single.
In 2015, Khan co-hosted and wrote On Air with AIB, a news comedy show, with Tanmay Bhat and Gursimran Khamba from the Indian comedy group All India Bakchod. The show was broadcast on natiotelevision channel Star World, India.
Zakir co-hosted the 5th Annual Golden Kela Awards. Now Zakir is back with a new standup special named Kaksha Gyarvi(Eleventh Grade) which was premiered on Amazon Prime Video on 23 November 2018.
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