Popular stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma's journey from a police constable's son to becoming a famous star has been an inspiring one! We bring you some interesting facts about the actor-host that you probably didn't know and how the biggest of Bollywood stars came on his TV shows to promote their films (All photos courtesy: Kapil Sharma's Instagram account)
Kapil Sharma was born in Amritsar on April 2, 1981
Kapil Sharma's father Jeetendra Kumar Punj was a head constable in the Punjab Police, while his mother Janak Rani is a homemaker
Kapil Sharma's father was diagnosed with cancer in 1997 and passed away in 2004 at AIIMS in Delhi
Kapil Sharma studied in DAV Public School and later graduated from Khalsa college in Amritsar
Kapil Sharma's brother Ashok Kumar Sharma is also a police constable. He also has a sister Pooja Pawan
Kapil Sharma shot to fame after winning the comedy reality TV show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge in 2007
Kapil Sharma was also part of Sony's Comedy Circus and went on to host dance reality show 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 6'
In 2013, Kapil Sharma launched his own show Comedy Nights with Kapil under his banner K9 Productions on Colors
After the end of Comedy Nights with Kapil, Kapil Sharma signed a contract with Sony TV for a new show called The Kapil Sharma Show
Kapil Sharma made his Bollywood debut with Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon and now his second film Firangi has hit the screens. Click on next to see pictures of Kapil Sharma with his family and rumoured girlfriend
Kapil Sharma with his mother Janak Rani holidaying in London
Kapil Sharma with his mother Janak Rani and Sunil Grover at a posh restaurant
Kapil Sharma shared this photo with his mother Janak Rani on the occasion of Mother's Day
Kapil Sharma shared this photo on Twitter while introducing his girlfriend Ginni Chatrath. "Will not say she is my better half... She completes me... Love you Ginni... Please welcome her... I love her so much (sic)," Kapil wrote alongside the picture. Click on next to see photos of Kapil Sharma with the biggest of stars who came on his shows to promote their films
Kapil Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan during the promotions of Dilwale
Kapil Sharma with his mom Janak Rani and Shah Rukh Khan on the sets of his show
Kapil Sharma's fan moment with Aamir Khan at the Dangal success party. He captioned the photo, "#aamirkhan #dangalsuccessparty #Fanmoment"
Kapil Sharma with Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan during the promotions of Dear Zindagi
Kapil Sharma with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan during the promotions of Jazbaa
When Kapil Sharma made Amitabh Bachchan pout for the camera
Kapil Sharma with Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma during the promotions of 'Sultan'
Kapil Sharma with Bollywood's power couple Ajay Devgn and Kajol during the promotions of Shivaay. He captioned the picture, "My favourite #AjayDevgan and #Kajol celebrating Diwali with us on #TKSS. :))) keep laughing - HAPPY DIWALI (sic)"
Kapil Sharma with our 'desi girl' Priyanka Chopra on the sets of his show. He wrote alongside the picture, "Watch our Desi international superstar @priyankachopra on #tkss now .. thanks for coming PC .. love u n always proud of u #SonyTV (sic)"
Kapil Sharma with the team of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil - Anushka Sharma, Ranbir Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Kapil Sharma with 'Tamasha' co-stars Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor on the sets of his show
Kapil Sharma with Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh during the promotions of Bajirao Mastani
Hrithik Roshan during the promotions of 'Kaabil' on Kapil Sharma's show
Kapil Sharma with Akshay Kumar and Shruti Haasan during the promotions of 'Gabbar Is Back'
Kapil Sharma with cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar at an event
Kapil Sharma with the eternal beauty Rekha. He captioned the picture, "U can't see anything else when Rekha ji is around.... (sic)"
Kapil Sharma with 'Rangoon' co-stars Kangana Ranaut and Shahid Kapoor on the sets of his TV show
Kapil Sharma with 'Befikre' co-stars Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor. Kapil captioned the photo, "Hope your enjoying the fun with my mad family n my mad brother .. super star @ranveersingh n @_vaanikapoor_ #befikre on #tkss"
Kapil Sharma with one of Bollywood's most loved couples - Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor. He captioned the picture, "The most beautiful n romantic couple on n off screen I hv ever seen. #RishiKapoor Sir n Neetu Kapoor ji. (sic)"
Kapil Sharma with Bobby Deol, Sunny Deol, Sunil Grover and Ali Asgar on the sets of his show
Kapil Sharma with Soha Ali Khan and Neha Dhupia on the sets of his TV show
When Kapil Sharma met Elli AvrRam on his flight
Kapil Sharma with 'Firangi' team - Monica Gill, Ishita Dutta and Gurdas Maan
Kapil Sharma poses with Baba Ramdev on the sets of his TV show. He captioned the picture, "Masti with #Babaramdev on #TKSS #SonyTV keep laughing.. n stay happy .. love u all :) (Sic)"
Kapil Sharma imitates Shah Rukh Khan's signature pose along with the King Khan himself
Kapil Sharma with the team members of his show - Kiku Sharda, Ali Asgar, Sunil Grover, Chandan Prabhakar and Sumona Chakravarti
Kapil Sharma and tennis ace Saina Nehwal on the sets of his TV show
Kapil Sharma with BFFs Sania Mirza and Farah Khan on the sets of his TV show. Keep watching this space for more updates on the comedian
As popular stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma's second Bollywood film 'Firangi' releases today, we look at his inspiring journey from being a police constable's son to becoming one of the most successful and loved stars