Kapil Sharma is an Indian stand-up comedian, television presenter, actor & producer. He also hosted television comedy shows like Comedy Nights with KapilThe Kapil Sharma Show, Family TIme with Kapil. Ormax Media rated Kapil Sharma the most popular Indian television personality in April 2016. Forbes India ranked him at 11th position in their Celebrity 100 list in the year 2016. Forbes India ranked him at 18th position in their Celebrity 100 list in the year 2017 with an income of Rs. 48 crore.

Birth Name

Kapil Punj (Kapil Sharma)

Nickname

Tony, Kappu

Profession

Comedian, Actor, Anchor, Singer, Film & Television Producer

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Kapil Sharma was born on April 02, 1981 in Amritsar, Punjab, India

Age

He is currently 37 years old.

Sun Sign

Aries

Residence

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nationality

Indian

Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

He is of Punjabi descent.

Religion

Hinduism

Education

Kapil Sharma went to the DAV Public School in Amritsar. After completion of school education, he got enrolled at the Hindu College in his hometown. He did his post-graduation studies from Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar.

Family

  • Father – Jeetendra Kumar Punj (Head constable in Punjab Police)

  • Mother – Janak Rani (Housewife)

  • Siblings – Ashok Kumar Sharma (Brother) (Punjab Police Constable), Pooja Pawan Devgan (Sister)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Kapil Sharma has dated –

  • Ginni Chatrath – The reports of Kapil Sharma dating Ginni Chatrath have been ever-present since he hit a peak of his popularity. He made his relationship public in March 2017 through his official social media accounts. However, his critics claimed that it was his cynical attempt to deflect attention from his spat with Sunil Grover. The reports surfacing in the summer of 2017 claimed that they had got engaged and were all set to get married by the end of the year. He plans to get married to Ginni in Jalandhar in a low key ceremony on 12 December 2018 with a lavish reception in Mumbai later.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 9¾ inches
  • In centimeters – 177 cm
  • In meters – 1.77 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 78 kg
  • In Pounds – 172 lbs

Body Build

Average

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Best Known For

  • Having hosted and created the popular comedy sketch and talk show, Comedy Nights with Kapil.
  • Having served as a host of a number of high profile award shows such as Star Guild Awards, 61st Filmfare Awards, and 22nd Star Screen Awards.

First Film

In 2010, he made his theatrical film debut in the comedy-drama movie, Bhavnao Ko Samjho.

First TV Show

In 2006, Kapil Sharma made his first TV show appearance on the MH One show, Hasde Hasande Ravo.

Brand Endorsements

Kapil Sharma has appeared in the TV commercials for the following brands –

  • OLX
  • Honda Mobilio
  • Paisa Bazaar
  • TVS Tyres
  • Micromax Canvas

Distinctive Features

Prominent Nose

Controversies

  • In 2015, he was accused of misbehaving with his female co-stars (Monali Thakur, Tanishaa Mukherjee, etc.) during an event related to International Marathi Film Festival Awards 2015. Initially, he refused to comment, however, he later tweeted that, “I fall, I rise, I make mistakes, I live, I learn, I’ve been hurt but I am alive. I am human, I am not perfect but I am thankful 🙂 (sic)”
  • After the telecast of few initial episodes of The Kapil Sharma Show, nurses from various medical colleges and hospitals in Amritsar registered a complaint at a police station alleging that the show has demeaned their profession by objectifying them, such as Rochelle Rao portraying the character of a glamorous nurse, which led to people raising objections.
  • On 9 September 2016, his tweet alleging corruption in the Shiv Sena- and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) created controversy, after which Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis replied on twitter by saying that, “Kapilbhai pls provide all info. Have directed MC, BMC to take the strictest action. We will not spare the culprit.”
  • In December 2015, an FIR lodged was against him for destroying mangroves near his Versova residence in Mumbai.
  • In March 2017, Kapil Sharma, who was reportedly drunk, was accused of being abusive to Sunil Grover on a flight from Melbourne, Australia. A few days later, Kapil admitted on Facebook that he had an ‘argument’ with Sunil and questioned the intentions of eyewitnesses who claimed that he had assaulted Sunil. In reply to which, Sunil posted a message on Facebook as given below.
  • In April 2018, he had filed an F.I.R. against his former managers Preeti and Neeti Simoes and the editor of entertainment news portal ‘Spotboye,’ Vicky Lalwani, for maligning his image in media. Later, the F.I.R. got leaked online and was shown by Zee News. Kapil also mentioned that Preeti had threatened him to pay ₹25 lakh or otherwise she will create more tension for him. Vickey Lalwani also filed a non-consignable complaint against Kapil Sharma for using abusive language and threatening him over the phone. Sharma even tweeted on Friday with objectionable words against Lalwani.

Filmography

Year Title Role Director Notes
2010 Bhavnao Ko Samjho Thakur’s son Sunil Pal Special appearance
2015 ABCD 2 Himself Remo D’Souza
Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon Kumar Shiv Ram Kishan Abbas–Mustan Debut film
2017 Firangi Manga Rajiv Dhingra
2018 Son Of Manjeet Singh Producer/Special Appearance Vikram Grover Producer of the film

Awards & Nominations

Year Awards Category For Result
2012 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor – Comedy Kahani Comedy Circus Ki Won
2013 Comedy Nights with Kapil
Funniest Serial – Comedy Comedy Nights with Kapil
CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Entertainer of the Year Kapil Sharma
BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Comedy Show Comedy Nights with Kapil
2014 Star Guild Awards Best Comedy Show
2015 Sony Guild Film Awards Promising Debut (Male) Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon
2015 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor (Comedy) Comedy Nights with Kapil

Kapil Sharma Favorite

  • Favorite Actor – Akshay Kumar
  • Favorite Actress – Deepika Padukone
  • Favorite Amritsari Food – Kaali Dal and Matthi Chhole
  • Favorite Restaurants – Chak89 in South London
  • Favorite Comfort Food – Rajma Chawal and Aloo Parantha
  • Favorite Binge-Worthy Food – Omelet and Anda Pav
  • Favorite Drink – Scotch
  • Favorite Comedians – Gurpreet Ghuggi, Johnny Lever, Mehmood
  • Favorite Comedy Film – Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998)
  • Favorite Comic Actor – Govinda
  • Favorite Destination – London

Kapil Sharma Favorite

Kapil’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million dollars.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kapil Sharma

  • He started his acting career as a theater artist when he was in his early 20s.
  • Although he is known for his comedic work, he did a lot of theatre work before turning to comedy in 2005.
  • He worked in a PCO when he was in the 10th grade to earn pocket money.
  • The initial plan was to shoot only 26 episodes of The Comedy Nights with Kapil. Then, they decided to shoot 10 more episodes and it was eventually extended beyond that.
  • Before he got into acting and then comedy, he harbored dreams of becoming a singer.
  • Kapil has done extensive activism work for the animal rights. He has worked with PETAas well.
  • In 2007, he managed to win comedy reality show, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. As part of his win, he was also awarded INR 10 lakh. He spent the winning amount on his sister’s wedding.
  • In 2014, he adopted an abandoned Labrador named Zanjeer.
  • In 2013, Kapil was awarded as the Indian of the Year by CNN-IBN.
  • He is one of the very few comedians in India who were ranked among the list of Forbes magazine in terms of power and money.
  • In 2015, The Economic Times placed him on the 3rd spot in their Most Admired Indian Personality List.
  • Kapil was rated as the most popular Indian television personality by Ormax Media in 2016.
  • In September 2016, he was the center of the news after he accused an unnamed BMC officer of asking for a bribe.
  • In April 2018, he filed an F.I.R. against Spotboye editor Vicky Lalvani and Neeti and Preeti Simoes for maligning his image. In reply, Lalwani shared an audio tape recording of his alleged phone conversation with Kapil Sharma.
  • In 2018, he produced a Punjabi movie named Son of Manjeet Singh which was released on 12 October 2018.

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