Kapil Sharma is a renowned Indian comedian, TV host, actor, singer and producer. He is the undisputed comedy king of television. Kapil Sharma was born in Amritsar, Punjab on April 2, 1981. His father used to work in the police department as a head constable, and his mother is a housewife. His father died due to cancer disease in the year 2004. Kapil completed his graduation at Amritsar in the Hindu College.
Not exactly in the best of financial position in his college and 20s, Kapil worked in a cloth mill, a PCO and even did menial jobs like transporting soft drink crates. At the same time, he refined his genetically gifted talent for comedy by regularly participating in college plays. He owes it to his parents for having a great sense of humor and laughing through the toughest times.
Kapil Sharma successfully worked in the comedy show Haste Hasaate Raho that was telecast on the MH One. After this he got a brilliant break at another TV show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. It had been one of the most popular shows in the list of nine most well known TV reality shows. Kapil won the reality show with a prize money of Rs. 10 lakhs. He used most of the prize money for his sister’s wedding. The win opened doors for him to the entertainment world.
After being the winner Kapil participated in the TV show Comedy Circus being telecast by Sony Entertainment Channel. He also became a host at Jhalak Dikhlaja Season 6. During the year 2013 Kapil Sharma produced his own show Comedy Nights with Kapil under his banner K9 productions. The show turned out to be revolutionary and super-popular, with people literally waiting for the weekend to arrive, to watch the show. Comedy Nights with Kapil was also an ideal launch for movie stars to promote their films, while interacting with the crowd in the most unassuming manner. Kapil was given the award ‘Indian of the Year’ in the Entertainment category in 2013 at CNN-IBN.
Kapil Sharma became the host of 60th Filmfare Awards in the year 2015 along with Karan Johar as co-host. He was the representative of the fourth season concerned with the celebrity cricket league in the year 2014. The comedian known for his superb timing became a guest on the first episode of the TV game show Kaun Banega Crorepati season 8 that was telecasted on 17th August. He also got featured as a guest in The Anupam Kher Show where he opened the emotional side of his personality for the first time in his social life.
Kapil Sharma has successfully won a place in the list of the Forbes India Celebrity during the year 2013. He attained the 93rd rank on the list and successfully made progress to the 33rd rank in the year 2014. Kapil also won the award of the IBN-CNN Indian during year 2013 in the entertainment category. The Economic Times in 2015 ranked Kapil on the 3rd rank as the most admired Indian personality. He has also been made the nominee for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan commenced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and he has accepted this offer.
From his hair transplant to people making digs at his English to his altercations with KRK and Ajaz Khan, the man has managed to have the last laugh.
Movie Debut in Kis Kis Ko Pyaar Karoon
Kapil also debuted as a lead actor in ‘Kis Kisko Pyar Karu’ as the main-lead, the movie met with a good reception. The actor said that he wanted to do for movies, because serials and TV shows tend to be transitory but movies like ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’ are permanently etched in people’s minds.
Kapil Sharma – Wife to Be
The media has constantly speculated that Kapil Sharma is in a relationship with Preeti Simoes, the creative director of Comedy Nights with Kapil. While Preeti has been mum, Kapil has denied the reports and maintains that they are just good friends. Of course, his on-screen chemistry or rather the fight with ‘wife’ Simone Singh is so funny and relatable, that the audience is often misled to believe she is his real wife.
Kapil Sharma – net worth
Coming from a humble background, he has built an impressive net-worth. In fact in 2013, he was stood 93rd in the richest celebrities of India, with a net worth of Rs.4.5 crore. As of 2015, the actor’s net worth is $9 million with his TV shows, TV appearances and ad endorsements.(Olx and Honda)
Kapil Sharma – House and Cars
The 5 feet 7 inch tall Kapil Sharma lives in a house in Oshiwara, Andheri, a place with an in-house gym. The house has an ordinary look compared to his contemporaries’ homes. The actor believes in living humbly and does not want his luxuries to overshadow his work. He talks the time, when his mother had a back operation and his father had shifted to railway rental quarters, which cost Rs. 700 per month. He says, “ The place was so open that the cat would come and drink milk regularly. My grandfather went to an old-age home, an experience that makes me really emotional when I think about it. Once a person become old and the children ignore him, he begins to think what lies ahead of him. I find it ideal to have 60 people living together with 60 dogs, they can look after each other.
His car is an SUV Range Rover Epoque, costing more than Rs. 60 lakhs.