Kapil Sharma is one of the most loved stand-up comedians in India and is also a television host, actor, singer and producer. He is currently hosting the most watched comedy show- ‘Comedy nights with Kapil’ on Colors Channel. He has a perfect sense of timings and his humor is always real time. He has the charm and wittiness to connect to audience of all age groups.
Kapil has received Indian of the year award in Entertainment category in 2013 by CNN-IBM. He is classified as the third most admired Most Admired Indian Personality in 2015 by Economic Times. He was also declared as the Brand Ambassador by Delhi election commission for Lok Sabha elections in 2014. In same year, he has been honored with the best actor of television Dadashaheb Phalke award for show Comedy Nights with Kapil.
He has received an invitation from President Pranab Mukherjee to meet him at Rashtrapati Bhavan for his efforts towards in “Swacch Bharat Campaign” launched by Prime minster Narendra Modi.
Early life and Family
Kapil Sharma was born on April 2, 1981 in Amritsar, Punjab. He is the son of K. Sharma, a head constable in Punjab police and mother Janak Rani, a house wife. He has a brother Ashok Sharma and a sister, Pooja.
He belongs to a poor family and his father died of cancer in 2004 after fighting from the disease for many years. His father has always believed in his talent and was an inspiration for Kapil. He took up family responsibility at a young age after his father’s death and was focussed on being a comedian since beginning.
In his early 20s, Kapil worked in menial jobs like operating a PCO, transporting soft drinks and working in a cloth mill to support his family. Nonetheless, he kept his sense of humor intact and ensured that he entertained one and everyone he met through his quick wit.
After doing theatre for a couple of years, he moved to Mumbai. His first success came as a stand-up comedian when he became the winner of “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, Season 3”. Then there was no looking back for him. He has participated and won nine comedy shows on television.
Kapil Sharma is a multi-talented personality. He has been into professional singing but always more keen to work as a comedian. He started his TV career with a comedy show – Hasde Hasande Ravo on MH One Punjabi channel. He tasted success with The Great Indian Laughter Challenge show in 2007 where he was declared as the winner and won 10 lakh rupees. He spent the entire money on his sister’s wedding.
Sony Entertainment channel gave him loads of work and fame. He was the winner of six seasons of popular weekly show Comedy Circus. He also got an opportunity to host sixth season of dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa on Sony channel and comedy show Chhote Miyan on Colors. He also contested in a comedy show – Ustaadon ke ustaad on Sony in 2008.
In 2013, he got a lifetime opportunity to launch his own comedy show with collaboration with Colors television channel – Comedy Nights with Kapil. This show is till date one of the most viewed shows on Indian television and is running successfully since three years.
With his increasing popularity and love from audience, he started co-hosting various award functions. He hosted Punjabi international film academy awards in 2012 at Toronto, Canada. He also hosted the 60th FilmFare awards in 2015 with Karan Johar. He was also one of the anchors of Celebrity Cricket League in 2014.
He has debuted in Bollywood in 2015 with Abbas Mustan’s “Kis Kis Ko Pyar Karoon”. It is a romantic comedy with Kapil Sharma in the lead role. His first movie was a moderate hit and was liked by the audience.
Kapil Sharma – Girlfriend
There has been a constant speculation that Kapil is dating Preti Simoes, the creative director of Comedy Nights with Kapil. Preeti has not really spoken on this but Kapil says that they are just good friends.
Kapil Sharma – Net Worth
The 5 feet 7 inch tall Kapil Sharma is one of the richest entertainers and TV celebrity with a net worth of $9 million. His shows around the world, Comedy Nights with Kapil, anchoring jobs and plum ad endorsements earn him a handsome amount for his performances.
Kapil Sharma – House and Cars
The talented actor and host stays in a modest looking but big house in Oshiwara, Andheri. He has ensured that the house does not have fancy interiors but enough amenities, including a gym. He says that he does not want to be blinded by luxuries. He has a few cars, out of which his favorite is the SUV Range Rover Epoque, priced at Rs.60 lakhs.