|Kunal Kamra Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||October 3, 1988|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Kunal Kamra is an Indian stand-up comedian and social media personality who is known for his projects such as Shut up Ya Kunal, Why Are We Even, and Team Baan. He started doing stand-up comedy in 2013 after having worked in the advertising sector for several years. Kamra has become one of the most prominent Indian comedians of his generation.
Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Kunal Kamra enrolled at Jai Hind College and pursued a degree in Commerce. However, he dropped out in his 2nd year.
Stand-up Comedian, Social Media Personality
- Father – He owns a pharmacy.
Comedy, Stand-up Comedy, Political Satire, Podcast, Interview
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
- Receding hairline
- Fearless and polarising views
Kunal Kamra Facts
- He was raised in Mumbai.
- After dropping out of college, he worked as a production assistant in Prasoon Pandey’s ad film production house Corcoise Films for 11 years.
- In 2013, Kunal Kamra started doing stand-up comedy with a gig at the Canvas Laugh Club in Mumbai.
- He received several death threats after he released a comedy video titled “Patriotism and the Government” in 2017 on YouTube. In the video, he mocked the Indian banknote demonetization, the government, and the attitude of Indians towards the army.
- Kunal Kamra revealed in 2018 that his landlady asked him to vacate the premise due to “political issues”.
- In an episode of Shut Up Ya Kunal, his guests were JNU students – Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid. The episode reached around a million views within a few hours of release.
- He confronted news presenter Arnab Goswami while they were both traveling on an IndiGo flight on January 28, 2020, and raised questions about several issues including Goswami’s coverage of issues on national affairs and the suicide of Rohith Vemula. Following the incident, IndiGo banned Kamra from boarding its flights for a period of 6 months while other airlines like Air India, SpiceJet, and GoAir followed suit.
- The travel ban received criticism for being excessive and against the rules of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and Kunal Kamra later issued a legal notice to IndiGo against the ban demanding compensation of ₹25 lakh (US$33,000).
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