Kapil Sharma is an Indian stand-up comedian, television presenter, actor and producer. 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. Forbes India ranked him 27th on their Celebrity-100 list in 2015. Forbes India ranked him at 7th position in terms of fame and at 11th position in terms of income on their Celebrity – 100 list in 2016.
He was awarded the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2013, in the Entertainment category and was ranked third in the Most Admired Indian Personality List by The Economic Times in 2015. Sharma was nominated for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and was invited to the Rashtrapati Bhavan by President Pranab Mukherjee in September 2015 to acknowledge his contribution for the same.
|Real Name||Kapil Punj|
|Profession||Television Presenter, Film Actor, Television Actor, Singer, Television Producer, Film Producer|
|Date of Birth||02-Apr-81|
|Age(as in 2021)||40 years|
|Birth Place||Amritsar, Punjab|
|Home Town||Amritsar, Punjab, India|
|School||Shri Ram Ashram Sen. Sec. School, Amritsar|
|College/University||Hindu College, Amritsar
Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar
|Address||Sardar Vallabbhai Patel Nagar, Versova, Mumbai|
|Hobbies||Singing, Travelling, Reading|
Birth & Early Life
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He graduated from Khalsa College Amritsar, where he first discovered his creative inclinations and developed his passion for singing.
Sharma rose to fame after winning the comedy reality television show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge in 2007, for which he won ₹10 lakh as the prize money. He had previously worked in the Punjabi show Hasde Hasande Ravo on MH One channel.
He participated in Sony’s Comedy Circus and went on to win six seasons of the show. He also hosted the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 6 and another comedy show Chhote Miyan. 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.
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. During the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, he was appointed the Brand Ambassador by the Delhi Election Commission.
Sharma was the co-host of the 60th Filmfare Awards in 2015 along with Karan Johar. He was the presenter for the fourth season of Celebrity Cricket League, 2014. He appeared as a guest on the opening episode of the eighth season of the Indian television game show Kaun Banega Crorepati and also as a celebrity guest on The Anupam Kher Show.
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. The film was released on 25 September 2015 to mixed reviews from critics and did record-breaking opening day business for a debutant.
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 & received a positive response from the viewers.
As of December 2016, he has signed two movies and is currently working on them. Also, he has renewed his contract with Sony Entertainment Television for The Kapil Sharma Show.
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 the adoption of homeless cats and dogs. 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.
Sharma was nominated for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for which he campaigned and regularly promotes on his show.
Favorite things of Kapil Sharma
|Favorite Film||Not Known|
|Favorite TV Show||Not Known|
|Favorite Singer||Gurdas Mann, Sardool Sikander|
|Favorite Sport||Not Known|
Marital Status and More
|Controversies||In 2017, a drunk Kapil Sharma abused stand-up comedian Chandan Prabhakar while they travelled by air. When Sunil Grover tried to solve the issue between them, Kapil then assaulted Sunil verbally and physically.|
|Salary (Approx.)||60-80 lakh/episode (INR)|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
Social Media Presence
He was born to Jeetendra Kumar and Janak Rani. He has a brother named Ashok Kumar Sharma and a sister named Pooja Sharma. He was in a relationship with model social media personality Ginni Chatrath & married her on 12-12-2018. The couple became the parents of their 1st child, a baby girl named Anayra Sharma on 10-12-2019.
In 2014, he was paid a whopping price of Rs 1.25 crore for hosting the extra innings of Celebrity Cricket League Season 4. He was supposed to co-host the extra innings with Mandira Bedi but at the last moment, he refused to host the event because he didn’t get a vanity van of his own.
A complaint was lodged against him by the Maharastra State Commission for Women when he cracked the joke about a pregnant woman delivering a baby while travelling on a road full of potholes. Women activists could not bear the joke and felt that it was derogatory and insulting.
In 2016, after the completion of two and half years of Comedy Nights with Kapil, Colors TV parted ways with him by claiming that he had demanded repeated hikes in remuneration and he even violated some clauses in the contract by hosting the show on rival channels.
In 2017, a drunk Kapil Sharma abused stand-up comedian Chandan Prabhakar while they travelled by air. When Sunil Grover tried to solve the issue between them, Kapil then assaulted Sunil verbally and physically.
In 2018, he lodged a complaint against Spotboye editors, Vicky Lalvani, Neeti and Preeti Simoes for maligning his image. However, Vicky Lalvani shared an audiotape recording in which Kapil is abusing Vicky.
Some Facts about Kapil Sharma
- He initially came to Mumbai with the dreams of becoming a successful singer.
- When he auditioned for the Great Indian Laughter Challenge in 2007, he was rejected at first. But as a wild card entry, he went on to win it.
- He was praised by Lata Mangeshkar as a contestant in a singing reality contest.
- In the 2016 Forbes list of celebrities, he was the 7th place.
- In the 2014, Lok Sabha elections he was appointed as the brand ambassador of Delhi by the Election commission of Delhi.
- He belongs to a family which has produced cops for generations.
- Kapil Sharma got his name registered on the World Book of Records London as the best and the most viewed comedian not just in India but abroad as well.