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. His 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. The actor-comedian studied in DAV Public School and later graduated from Khalsa college in Amritsar. Kapil's brother Ashok Kumar Sharma is also a police constable, and they also have 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, who was also a part of Sony's Comedy Circus, went on to host a 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.
After garnering a huge fan following with his comedy show, Kapil Sharma took a step ahead and made his Bollywood debut in 2015 with Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon. Though the film didn't work at the Box Office, Kapil tried his hands at acting once again with Firangi in 2017. Sadly, his second film too didn't perform well at the box-office.
Now, Kapil Sharma is all set to tie the knot with his steady and stable girlfriend Ginni Chatrath on December 12 in Jalandhar. Opening up on the topic of his marriage, Kapil said, "The wedding is on December 12 in Jalandhar. That's Ginni's hometown. We wanted to keep it low key. But Ginni is the only daughter in her family. Her folks wanted the wedding to be on a lavish scale. And I completely understand their sentiments. My mother also wants the wedding to be lavish."
Kapil recalls how his elder brother was married with minimum ostentation. "During the time when my brother married, I had not started earning well. We just went as a small baraat (wedding procession) and got bhabhi (sister-in-law) home. But by the time my sister got married, I had begun to earn well. So we had a fairly large wedding. It was lavish by our standards." Kapil, whose life and career has been under a cloud for some time now, says he wanted to keep the wedding under wraps. "For the past few weeks, I've been promoting my Punjabi film. I didn't want to talk about the wedding during the promotions, although the media repeatedly kept asking," he said.
So is he happy with the decision to finally marry his devoted girlfriend? "Of course I am. But more than me, the happiness that I see on my mother's face is what makes it special." The wedding will be followed by a reception on December 14. A friend of Kapil revealed to the tabloid that the wedding will be held in his hometown Amritsar and preparations for the same have already begun. "It will be a four-day long, big, fat Punjabi wedding for which his friends from the film industry will be flying down to Punjab. He will be hosting a party in Mumbai later," said the friend.
Kapil Sharma went off the radar after his last two shows ended abruptly, courtesy, his degrading health. The comedian was on a detox drive and was on a rehab programme at an ayurvedic ashram in Bengaluru.
Now, the comedian is all set to make a comeback on television and how! Post Kapil Sharma's break from showbiz after a string of untoward incidents, he has finally decided to make a comeback. He is also hoping to spread happiness and laughter once again. The actor-comedian says he is a slow learner but is gradually figuring out how to live in the public eye.
"People have given a lot of love to me. They used to ask me, 'When is your show coming back?' and they asked the same question to the channel (Sony Entertainment Television) as well. And so, the channel told me, 'Let's make a new season'," Kapil told IANS in a candid chat as he sat down to discuss his life choices and marriage.
In picture: Kapil Sharma with his mother Janak Rani holidaying in London.
"I feel everyone fights someday or the other. We are public figures and that is why our fights make it to the papers. But I feel everyone has fought once in life -- be it within the family, business or workspace. Small-small things keep on happening. But since we are public figures, these things become news in our case," he said.
In picture: Kapil Sharma with his mother Janak Rani and Sunil Grover at a posh restaurant.
There was talk about his drinking habits, temperament, love life, about his newly-acquired high-handedness and making his guests wait for long hours - all leading to bad PR. It also brought his show Family Time With Kapil Sharma to an abrupt end. "It is a learning experience. I feel we learn till our last breath. Main 'nalayak' students mein se ek hun toh mein thodha late seekhta hun (I am one of the unintelligent students, so I am a slow learner)."
In picture: Kapil Sharma shared this photo with his mother Janak Rani on the occasion of Mother's Day.
"I hope to make people laugh and I hope for good things," added Kapil, who was in Delhi to promote his production venture, Punjabi film Son of Manjeet Singh, in November this year. Talking about his break, the actor said: "I gave an ample amount of time to myself during the break. I am rejuvenated. Now I'm working on my health. I want to get fit now and be back on the small screen."
In picture: Kapil Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan during the promotions of Dilwale.
Kapil Sharma has learnt his lesson. "Health is wealth... People don't just say it for the sake of it. It is genuinely true and I have realised that. I didn't give much importance to my health. There was no fixed time to eat for me. But now I will try to focus on my health while working," he added.
In picture: Kapil Sharma with his mom Janak Rani and Shah Rukh Khan on the sets of his show.
We take a look at some more candid pictures of Kapil Sharma:
Kapil Sharma's fan moment with Aamir Khan at the Dangal success party. He captioned the photo, "#aamirkhan #dangalsuccessparty #Fanmoment" [sic].
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 a 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 is all set to tie the knot with his childhood friend Ginni Chatrath, let's take a look at his inspiring journey from being a police constable's son to becoming one of the most successful and loved stars on Television.
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