|Kapil Sharma Quick Info
|5 ft 6 in
|Date of Birth
|April 2, 1981
Kapil Sharma is an Indian stand-up comedian, television presenter, dancer, actor, singer, and producer who is best known for hosting shows like The Kapil Sharma Show, Comedy Nights with Kapil, and Family Time with Kapil. Over the years, Kapil has been a part of many other shows like The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, Chhote Miyan, Laughter Knights, Ustaadon Ka Ustaad, Hans Baliye, Comedy Ka Daily Soap, Comedy Circus, Star Ya Rockstar, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, Kaun Banega Crorepati, Farah Ki Daawat, Dance India Dance, Indian Idol Junior, The Voice, Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi, Bigg Boss, Koffee with Karan, Super Dancer Chapter, and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs. Additionally, he has also been cast in movies like Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon, Son Of Manjeet Singh, Firangi, and It’s My Life. In 2016, he was rated as the most popular Indian television personality by Ormax Media.
Amritsar, Punjab, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Kapil Sharma went to the DAV Public School in Amritsar. After completing of school education, he got enrolled at the Hindu College in his hometown. He did his post-graduation studies at Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar.
Comedian, Actor, Television Presenter, Anchor, Singer, Film & Television Producer, Dancer
- 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)
Observational Comedy, Insult Comedy, Character Comedy, Improvisational Comedy, Body Shaming, Satire
Stand-up, Television, Film
Bollywood, Punjab, Everyday Life, Indian Culture, Popular Culture, Celebrities
In early 2024, his net worth was estimated at ₹300 crore and because of that, he was considered the richest actor in the Indian television industry.
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
72 kg or 158.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Kapil Sharma has dated –
- Ginni Chatrath – The reports of Kapil Sharma dating Ginni Chatrath were 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 they were all set to get married by the end of the year. However, in September 2017, it was claimed that their relationship was on the verge of an end. But, the reports were shot down by his representatives and towards the end of 2017, it was reported that they were very much together. Ginni and Kapil finally got married on December 12, 2018, in Jalandhar. On December 10, 2019, the couple had their first child, daughter Anayra Sharma. On February 1, 2021, Kapil announced the birth of his second child, a boy named Trishaan Sharma.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Punjabi descent.
Kapil Sharma has appeared in TV commercials for the following brands –
- Honda Mobilio
- Paisa Bazaar
- TVS Tyres
- Micromax Canvas
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
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.
Kapil Sharma started his weight loss journey with the assistance of his friend and actor Sonu Sood by working out with his personal trainer. Due to the intense gym workout devised by the personal trainer, Sharma managed to shed about 8 kgs.
It was reported that he was so dedicated to the workout regime that he used to hit the gym after the pack-up of his shoots. He has added yoga to his workout regime as well. In the morning, he performs yoga for about an hour. His workout mainly consists of weight training as well as cardio exercises.
Kapil has also made changes to his eating habits to squeeze the most out of his workout routine. He focuses on consuming a lot of protein, carbs, and vitamins.
His diet plan is –
- Breakfast – Eggs, Brown Bread Toast, and lettuce. He washes it down with fresh juice.
- Lunch – Boiled Broccoli or Celery
- Dinner – Salad along with boiled brown rice
Kapil Sharma Favorite Things
- Amritsari Food – Kaali Dal and Matthi Chhole
- Restaurants – Chak89 in South London
- Comfort Food – Rajma Chawal and Aloo Parantha
- Binge-Worthy Food – Omelet and Anda Pav
- Drink – Scotch
- Comedians – Johnny Lever, Mehmood
- Comedy Film – Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998)
- Male Comic Actor – Govinda
- Female Comic Actor – Sridevi
Source – Indian Express, TelegraphIndia.com
Kapil Sharma Facts
- In 2007, he managed to win the 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.
- 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 decided to join the theatre group in his 1st year in college so that he could remain close to a girl he had a huge crush on. He eventually started enjoying acting and managed to grab the 3rd position in the college youth festival held at the Hindu College.
- Kapil has done extensive activism work for animal rights. He has worked with PETA as well.
- In 2014, he adopted an abandoned Labrador named Zanjeer.
- In 2013, Kapil was awarded the Indian of the Year by CNN-IBN.
- Kapil Sharma has actively participated in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, which was launched by the then Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was even invited by then President Pranab Mukherjee to the Rashtrapati Bhavan to acknowledge his contributions.
- In 2015, The Economic Times placed him in the 3rd spot in their Most Admired Indian Personality List.
- He made his Bollywood debut as a lead actor in the 2015 Hindi-language comedy film Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon. His co-stars for the project included Arbaaz Khan, Sai Lokur, Elli Avram, Varun Sharma, and others.
- Kapil was rated as the most popular Indian television personality by Ormax Media in 2016.
- He considers Shah Rukh Khan as his fashion icon.
- In September 2016, he was the center of the news after he accused an unnamed BMC officer of asking for a bribe.
- Alongside Ishita Dutta, Monica Gill, and Inaamulhaq, he co-starred as Mangatram “Manga” in the 2017 Hindi-language historical drama film Firangi.
- He appeared as Pyaare (Siddhant’s domestic help) in the 2020 Hindi-language comedy-drama film It’s My Life, starring Harman Baweja, Genelia D’Souza, and Nana Patekar. The film is a remake of the 2006 Telugu film Bommarillu.
- In January 2021, Kapil announced that his comedy show, The Kapil Sharma Show would go off-air for some time as he wanted to spend maximum time with his then-pregnant wife Ginni Chatrath.
- In July 2022, a case was filed against Kapil Sharma for breach of contract by Sai USA Inc. For his tour of North America in 2015, he was paid to perform in 6 shows by Sai USA Inc but he performed only 5. Hence, the organizers suffered a loss because of the 1 canceled show.
- In March 2023, he was seen in a Bollywood film Zwigato where he played the role of a food delivery guy named Manas. Actress Shahana Goswami was in the lead female role. It was released on 409 screens only and collected INR 42 lakhs on day 1 (Friday; March 17, 2023) but the film received positive reviews.
- In 2023, Kapil made his debut as a singer with the song Alone which he sang along with Guru Randhawa for the movie Zwigato in which Kapil played the lead role. The music video of the song features Kapil, Guru, and Yogita Bihani.
- In March 2023, he revealed in an interview with Aaj Tak that once he got suicidal thoughts as he felt who so ever was connected to him was due to his personal benefit.
- In October 2023, he was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the Mahadev online betting app scam.
- In December 2023, it was reported that Kapil and Sunil Grover had ended their 6-year-long fight and had teamed up for a new Netflix show. They were involved in a fight in 2017 after Kapil had allegedly abused Sunil while he was flying home from Melbourne.
- In 2017, he had ordered a vanity van from Dilip Chhabria but for non-delivery accused him of ₹5.3 crore. According to Kapil, Dilip had cheated many celebrities.
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