Kapil Sharma: The King of Comedy
Kapil Sharma is a household name for last 4-5 years in the Indian Television. An Indian national, Kapil Sharma is a renowned comedian, TV host, producer, and has recently shifted his attention towards acting. He has reigned supreme over the Indian Television industry with his immaculate comic timings and ability to widen their lips. He got popular amongst the masses with Comedy Nights with Kapil where he was seen interviewing celebrities, cracking jokes, and making fun of people. His lame jokes and the ability to make people laugh till their tummies hurt made him famous in almost every Indian home and people living around the world.
Kapil Sharma’s rise to prominence from 2013-2016 with his comedy show gave him the much-desired celebrity status. He has then escalated his position in the Forbes the magazine from 96th to 7th in a matter of just 4 years. He is one of the famous celebrities in India and has been a prime figure for hosting many prestigious award functions and events.
Kapil Sharma Age, Height, and Other Numbers
Well, his ordinance is his biggest trait. Kapil Sharma doesn’t have a gorgeous face nor he has built any muscles to look good, but he looks very normal in his appearance just like you and me. The one thing that makes him apart is his incredible talent which he has nurtured throughout his life. Very few can make people laugh their hearts out; Kapil Sharma belongs to few of them.
Kapil Sharma Body Vitals
Age: 36 years (as in 7th April 2017)
Height: 5 feet 9 inches, 179 centimeters
Weight: 73 kilograms, 171 lbs
Chest: 40 inches
Biceps: 12 inches
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Kapil Sharma Biography
Kapil Sharma was born on 2nd April 1981 in Amritsar, Punjab. He completed his primary and secondary education from the Shri Ram Ashram Senior Secondary School. He completed his degree in arts from the Apeejay College of Fine arts in Jalandhar. Right from his early days, Kapil dreamed of becoming a singer. He also sang for some local orchestras to nurture his singing talent. He has a beautiful voice that made him dream of a career in the shimmering lights of Bollywood. In fact, singing is what urged him to come to the city of dreams-Mumbai.
Kapil Sharma Family
The talented comedian was born to Jeetendra Kumar Punj and Janak Rani. His father was a head constable at Punjab Police force, and his mother was a homemaker. He has an elder brother, Ashok Kumar Sharma and a sister Pooja Sharma. His brother has followed their father’s steps to secure a place in Punjab Police while Kapil propounds himself to the glamor world.
The Journey towards the Highest Throne of Comedy
Comedy is an art just like any other genre. It has the ability to make people happy and joyous. It is an expression where people can giggle their hearts out. Comedy, unlike any other forms, helps you live the moment. And those people, who have the ability to make people laugh, achieve greatness. Kapil Sharma is one of them. The journey started from auditioning for the Indian TV Reality show, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. Prior to the show, Kapil had partially worked for a regional Punjabi channel in the show titled Haste Hasande Ravo.
Kapil was not selected for the Great Indian Laughter Challenge 3. He reluctantly received a call from the show makers calling him back to the show. Kapil Sharma won the show and launched a firm platform to blossom in the limelight of the television industry. Kapil was prolific in the show, and his comedy timings and puns were too good to be avoided. Kapil with his comedy background received many offers to host reality shows which he did with real precision. Kapil hosted the sixth season of the famous dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and a comedy show, Chotte Miyan. He was then a part of Comedy Circus, a show on Sony Entertainment, where he was a winner for consecutive 6 times.
Kapil Sharma slowly yet steadily established his place in the entertainment industry and then produced his own show, Comedy Nights with Kapil on Colors channel. The show was an instant hit amongst the audiences and got him the much-deserved recognition. Kapil’s dominance in the entertainment industry grew stronger with time owing to the growing popularity and TRP of his show. The rest is history.
The Bollywood Break
Very few people know that Kapil had worked in the Bollywood for a few insignificant roles. He was a child actor in 1981’s Shraddhanjali. He also played a diminished role in Ab Tumhaare Hawale Watan Saathiyo in 2004. He was also seen in few scenes of the movie, Black Currency which was released in 2013.
For every television actor, performing at the mainstream Bollywood is a dream. And nothing gets better than getting a lead role in the debut film. Initially, Kapil Sharma was set to make debut with Yash Raj productions big budget venture. But for some reasons, the film was shelved completely. Kapil Sharma’s first movie was Kis Kisko Pyaar Karu, a directorial project of Abbas-Mustan. The film received mixed reviews overall. Therefore, confronted by Kapil’s growing popularity, the film had a record opening for a debutant actor’s movie. That was indeed a feat in itself. Kapil is currently shooting for another film titled Firangi.
The fall out with Color’s Channel
Colors and Kapil had an ugly series of events that eventually ended in the show being pulled off air. According to the Colors CEO Raj Nayak, Kapil misused his growing popularity against the channels norm. He also rescheduled his show for once a week due to his film commitments. Not only he left one 10 p.m. slot vacant but also he doubled his fees. That resulted in a huge loss for the channel. Troubled by the veteran comedians growing tantrums, Colors shut down an entire empire they had created in two years with Comedy Nights with Kapil.
Kapil then signed a contract with Sony entertainment channel and launched his new show, The Kapil Sharma Show.
Kapil Sharma Likes, Dislikes, and More
Kapil just like his comic timing is good with his vocals too. He is a passionate singer and clears his throat whenever he gets the opportunity to sing on or off the screen.
Favorite Food: Rajma-Chawal, Aloo Parathas
Favorite Destination: London
Favorite Restaurant: Chak89 in London
Favorite Comedian: Gurpreet Guggi
Favorite Musician: Gurudas Mann, Sarkool Sikandar
Glued to the ‘C’ (The Comedy & Controversies)
With increasing stardom, there is a mutual growth to his addiction to alcohol. The overdose of alcohol has got him into trouble a lot of times. He hasn’t been able to juggle his success with a sense of swiftness and responsibility. He has thus made it into a lot of unwanted headlines that have done no good to his career and fame. Within a blink of an eye, the King of Comedy has turned into a King of Controversies, and Kapil’s fan must be disappointed with his unprofessional behavior. Here is a list of controversies that Kapil should’ve stayed away from.
Kapil Sharma Controversies
- Tweeting Narendra Modi about his Acche Din
Kapil Sharma took his disappointment to twitter when he blamed BMC officials for asking bribe. The comedian tweeted that the BMC officials wanted a 5 lakh rupees bribe so that they could allow him to build an office. Maharashtra’s Cheif Minister decided to intervene the matter and promised the actor to take strict actions against the officials.
Yeh hain aapke achhe din ? @narendramodi
— KAPIL (@KapilSharmaK9) September 9, 2016
- Misbehaving with actresses under the influence of alcohol
Kapil’s boundless love to alcohol is no secret and many actresses took their disappointment to social media platforms when the actor misbehaved in an event with other actresses. The actor was said to behave improperly with Monali Thakur, Tanisha Mukherji, and other female co-stars present at the event. Later, Kapil expressed his thoughts on twitter quoting that he is a human and tends to make mistakes.
- Tantrums to the producers of CCL
I guess Kapil Sharma and producers don’t get along nicely. After the infamous brawl with Colors channel, Kapil threw tantrums at the producers of CCL too. He was supposed to host the event where superstars like Salman Khan and Sohail Khan were present. But when Kapil’s growing demands were not met, he left the entire event mid-way at the nth minute of the show. Celebrities present at the event were not happy with Kapil’s behavior, and the comedian went under a stick of the media.
- Sexy Nurse didn’t go well with the Real Nurses
Kapil had to face legal acquisitions when nurses in Amritsar agitated against the sexy nurse character played by Rochelle Rao. According to the women, the role of the nurse portrayed real life nurses in a bad light. The women though that the character insulted their real-life profession and should be snubbed of from the show.
- The infamous brawl with Sunil Grover
We all know how important Sunil Grover was to Kapil’s success. But somehow, the Kapil has managed to infuriate a fight with the on-screen Gutthi. It is believed that Kapil had a long history of mistreating his juniors on the sets. Recently, after an event in Melbourne, the entire team was returning to Mumbai. Kapil was howling abuses at a junior artist and Grover stepped in. The comedian abused Grover and also flung a boot at him. As a result, Grover along with Ali Azgar and other crew members didn’t turn up for the shoot. Kapil also tweeted a heartfelt apology but Sunil Grover holds his dignity paramount. The former hasn’t turned for the show, and the decline of the great comedian looks formidable.
— Sunil Grover (@WhoSunilGrover) March 21, 2017
Kapil has grown in stature and capital tremendously in the last 5 or 6 years. Will he be able to keep his head down and work towards greatness is a different plot. But his bank accounts seem to be screaming about his profound celebrity status in the recent times. He endorses multiple brands and has hosted many prestigious awards functions off lately.
From working in a PCO booth, cloth mills, picking up crates of soft drinks, and at minimum or no wage in the Bollywood, Kapil Sharma has come a long way to taste the sweet nectar of stardom. Here are his numbers. Believe us, they speak volumes.
Kapil Sharma Net Worth
Kapil Sharma’s net worth is 170 crores. It is believed that the actor has grown by 380% in last 5 years. He also makes the list of highest tax payers in the country. His 170 crore valuation comes from TV shows, award ceremonies, brand endorsements, and his own production endeavor, K9 productions.Kapil also purchases a huge house worth 8 crores in the suburbs of Mumbai. He has earned himself the luxury to roam in a wide fleet of elite cars.
Car Collection: Range Rover Evoque, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo XC-90
Relationships, Affairs, and more
Kapil was a bachelor until he announced his girlfriend with his Instagram post in the recent days. He had no link ups in the Bollywood meanwhile.
Awards, Accolades, and Recognition
Kapil has reined supreme the television industry right since his inception. He has headlined many award functions and has had hands on almost all the awards that elope in his categories. Here is a complete list of awards Kapil Sharma has won in his entire career.
Kapil Sharma Awards
- Indian Television Academy award for the best actor- comedy for Kahaani Comedy Circus Ki (2012)
- Indian Television Academy award for the funniest serial for Comedy nights with Kapil (2012)
- Indian Television Academy award for the best actor- comedy for Comedy nights with Kapil (2012)
- CNN-IBN Entertainer of the year (2013)
- Big star award for the best comedy show for Comedy Nights with Kapil (2013)
- Star guild awards for the best comedy show for Comedy Nights with Kapil (2014)
- Sony guild film awards for promising debut for Kis Kisko Pyaar Karu (2015)
- Indian Television Academy award for the best actor (comedy) for Comedy Nights with Kapil
Social Media Buzz
Kapil Sharma is an active Twitterati with 8.24 million followers. He has gone to twitter quite a few times to express his emotions with his fans. His twitter handle is @KapilSharmaK9. He also keeps updating his Instagram profile with his daily feeds. His username is @Kapilsharma and has 7.9 million followers on the photo-sharing website.
Kapil Sharma is an extremely talented human being. With his insane efforts and hard work, he has bundled out the path to greatness. He has enjoyed success in the Bollywood within a short span. Despite having no support or link in the Bollywood, he has made it to the paramount of prominence. We wish he figures out a way to find peace within him and his co-stars and keep us laughing with his spontaneity.