Kapil Sharma (comedian)
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Sharma in 2015
2 April 1981|
Amritsar, Punjab, India
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Occupation||Comedian, Actor, Anchor, Singer, Film & Television Producer|
The Kapil Sharma Show|
Comedy Nights with Kapil
Kapil Sharma (born 2 April 1981) is an Indian stand-up comedian, television presenter, actor and producer. He also hosted television comedy shows like Comedy Nights with Kapil, The Kapil Sharma Show.
Ormax Media rated 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. He was awarded the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2013, in the Entertainment category and was ranked third in the Most Admired Indian Personality List by The Economic Times in 2015. Sharma was nominated for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and was invited to the Rashtrapati Bhavan by President Pranab Mukherjee in September 2015 to acknowledge his contribution for the same.
Early and 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 diagnosed with cancer in 1997 and died in 2004 at AIIMS in Delhi. He studied at the Khalsa college in Amritsar, Punjab. Kapil Sharma has a brother named Ashok Kumar Sharma, who is a Police constable and a sister named Pooja Pawan Devgan. He studied in Dav Public School, Lawerence road, Amritsar. Kapil Sharma who has always been tight-lipped about his relationship, surprised everyone by introducing girlfriend Ginni Chatrath to the world on 18 March 2017.
Kapil rose to fame after winning the comedy reality television show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge in 2007, for which he won a cash prize of INR ₹10 lakh. He had previously worked in the Punjabi show Hasde Hasande Ravo on MH One channel.
He participated in Sony's Comedy Circus and went on to win six seasons of the show. He also hosted the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 6 and another comedy show Chhote Miyan. Kapil was seen as a contestant in the show Ustaadon Ka Ustaad in 2008. In 2013, Kapil launched his own show, Comedy Nights with Kapil, under his banner K9 Productions on Colors.
At the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year awards 2013, Kapil was felicitated with the Indian of the Year award in the entertainment category by veteran actor Amol Palekar. During the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, he was appointed the Brand Ambassador by the Delhi Election Commission.
Kapil was the co-host of the 60th Filmfare Awards in 2015 along with Karan Johar. He was the presenter for the fourth season of Celebrity Cricket League, 2014. He appeared as a guest on the opening episode of the eighth season of the Indian television game show Kaun Banega Crorepati and also as a celebrity guest on The Anupam Kher Show. He also appeared as a guest in Koffee With Karan in 2017.
Kapil made his Bollywood debut as the male lead in the movie Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon, a romantic-comedy directed by Abbas Mustan opposite four actresses, Elli Avram, Manjari Phadnis, Simran Kaur Mundi and Sai Lokur. The film was released on 25 September 2015 to mixed reviews from critics and did record breaking opening day business for a debutant.
After the end of Comedy Nights with Kapil, Kapil signed a contract with Sony TV for a new show called The Kapil Sharma Show. Its last episode was aired on 24 January 2016. After that he started working on Sony Entertainment Television for The Kapil Sharma Show under his K9 Productions. The Kapil Sharma Show started airing on 23 April 2016 and received a positive response from the viewers.
His second movie Firangi was released on 1 December 2017. Directed by Rajiev Dhingra, Firangi is a historical period drama film set in the year 1920.
His latest show had launched on 25 March 2018 stating as Family Time With Kapil Sharma.
Kapil has been known for his efforts in promoting animal rights. He and the cast of Comedy Nights with Kapil appeared in a PETA campaign to promote adoption of homeless cats and dogs. In July 2014, he adopted a homeless dog sxheuc, a retired police dog from Mumbai. He has also campaigned to save tortured elephants across the country. Sharma was nominated for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for which he campaigned and regularly promotes on his show.
On 9 September 2016, Sharma 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 large amount in taxes. 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.
Thereafter, the BMC started gathering evidence against him related to illegal activities in his Oshiwara office and Goregaon apartment. 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.
Yet again in 2018 Kapil Sharma has been on an abusive Twitter rant since April 6, Friday. A few of the tweets had abusive language in Hindi. Some were also targeted at a journalist "who only spread(s) negativity about me for very little money", later he claimed that his twitter account was hacked. He also abused a senior journalist over the phone, following which, the journalist shared that call recording on social media. This got Kapil fuming with anger and he lodged a complaint against the journalist and his previous show, The Kapil Sharma Show's producers, Preeti and Neeti Simoes. He has accused them of extorting Rs 25 lacs from him and in a bid of failing to fulfill the requirement; he has allegedly accused them of tarnishing their image on digital media.
Brawl with Sunil Grover
In March 2017, during their return flight from Melbourne, when Sunil Grover, his co-actor, tried to intervene, Sharma had reportedly 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 handle. Grover, however, took offense and posted a message advising Sharma to handle his fame better and respect his co-actors. Nobody explained what really happened during the flight with overly exaggerated media reports doing rounds. Subsequently, Grover, along with Ali Asgar, Chandan Prabhakar, Sugandha Mishra quit The Kapil Sharma Show. However, Chandan Prabhakar returned after few weeks. Later on during the trailer launch of his movie, Sharma opened up about the event and told what really happened brushing away the exaggerated media reports and speculations.
|2010||Bhavnao Ko Samjho||Thakur's son||Sunil Pal||Special appearance|
|2015||ABCD 2||Cameo Appearance||Remo D'Souza|
|2015||Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon||Kumar Shiv Ram Kishan||Abbas–Mustan|
Awards and nominations
|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|
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