Kapil Sharma is an Indian stand-up comic, TV Shows host, performing artist and producer.
He got fame from a TV drama Comedy Nights with Kapil and The Kapil Sharma Show.
- Comedy Nights with Kapil from June 2013 to January 2016 on colors.
- The Kapil Sharma Show on Sony Entertainment Television.
Kapil Sharma’s Personal Life:
- Kapil was born in Amritsar, Punjab. His Father Jeetendra Kumar Punj was a head constable in the Punjab Police while his mother Janak Rani is a housewife.
- His father was determined to have a tumor in 1997 and passed away in 2004 at AIIMS in Delhi.
- Kapil Sharma has a sibling Ashok Kumar Sharma, who is also a Police constable and a sister Pooja Pawan Devgan.
Kapil Sharma Details:
- Born: 2 April 1981 (age 36) Amritsar, Punjab, India
- Schooling: DAV government funded school, Lawerence street, Amritsar
- College: The Khalsa college in Amritsar, Punjab.
- Currently Living: Mumbai
- Profession: Comedian, actor, anchor, singer, producer
- Fame From: The Kapil Sharma Show Comedy Nights with Kapil
Lesser Known Fact about Kapil Sharma:
- Ormax Media rate Television celebrities rated Kapil in April 2016 as the popular Indian television personality.
- He initially showed up in the Forbes India Celebrity list in 2012, positioned 69th.
- Forbes India positioned him at 11th position on their Celebrity 100 rundown in the year 2016.
- He was granted the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2013 in the Entertainment category.
- Kapil was ranked third by The Economic Times in 2015 in the Most Admired Indian Personality List.
- He was also nominated for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and was welcome to the Rashtrapati Bhavan by President Pranab Mukherjee in September 2015 to recognize his commitment for the same.
Kapil Sharma Career:
- Kapil won the comedy reality television show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge in 2007 also he worked in the Punjabi show Hasde Hasande Ravo on MH One channel.
- Winner of 6 consecutive seasons in Sony’s Comedy Circus.
- Hosted Dance reality show: Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 6 and comedy show Chhote Miyan.
- Hosted 60th Filmfare Awards in 2015 with Karan Johar.
- Comedy Nights with Kapil, under his banner K9 Productions on Colors.
- Kapil debut in Bollywood as the male lead in the motion picture Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon, directed by Abbas Mustan with artists, Elli Avram, Manjari Phadnis, Simran Kaur Mundi and Sai Lokur. The film was released on 25 September 2015
- The Kapil Sharma Show under his K9 Productions on Sony Entertainment Television.
- Upcoming movie Firangi released on 1st December 2017 directed by Rajiev Dhingra.
- Kapil has been known for his efforts in promoting animal rights and also through PETA campaign to promote adoption of homeless cats and dogs.
- ‘Zanjeer’, a homeless dog he adopted in July 2014. ‘Zanjeer’ is a retired police dog from Mumbai. He has also campaigned to save tortured elephants across the country.
Kapil Sharma Twitter Controversy:
- Kapil tweeted and tagged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he was asked to pay to someone at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for making his office even though he was paying a large amount in taxes on 9 September 2016.
- Sharma did not name anybody in this case, nor did he lodge a complaint with BMC. Responding to his tweet the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, asked him to furnish all information to enable them to take strict action.
- BMC started gathering evidence against him related to illegal activities in his Oshiwara office and Goregaon The Oshiwara police also registered a case against Sharma and builder Dev Land and Housing Private Ltd (DLH). The FIR was registered by BMC’s P South Ward sub-engineer Abhay Jagtap. However, Sharma had claimed in the HC that the building was constructed as per the sanctioned plan.
Fight with Sunil Grover:
- In March 2017, during their return flight from Melbourne. When Sunil Grover, his co-actor, tried to intervene, Sharma used some offensive words. When the controversy gathered media attention, he posted on his Facebook page to explain the events also apologizing to Grover for his actions on his Twitter Grover, however, took offense and posted a message advising Sharma to handle his fame better and respect his co-actors.
- Subsequently, Grover, along with Ali Asgar, Chandan Prabhakar, Sugandha Mishra quit The Kapil Sharma Show. However, Chandan Prabhakar returned after a few weeks.