Kapil Sharma is a popular Indian stand-up comedian, actor, host, producer and singer. He is best known for his show “Comedy Nights with Kapil” which was broadcasted by the Colors network. The show earned him immense name and fame. He is currently hosting the show called “The Kapil Sharma Show” for Sony Entertainment Television. He debuted as a lead Bollywood actor in the 2015 Abbas Mustan sleeper-hit, ‘Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon’.
Early life and background
Kapil Sharma was born on 2nd April 1981 in Amritsar , Punjab. His father, Jeetendra Kumar, was a head constable in Punjab Police. His mother, Janak Rani, is a home maker. He has one brother and a sister. Kapil’s father died in the year 2004 due to cancer. Kapil Sharma attended the Shri Ram Ashram Sen. Sec. School for his schooling. Thereafter, he joined the Hindu college to complete his graduation degree. From his childhood Kapil had an inclination towards theatre. After the death of his father, Kapil started working in theatres to support his family. Due his acting talent, several colleges sponsored his acting school fees.
After completing his graduation, Kapil Sharma moved his base to Mumbai and started working as a theatre artist. During that period, he used to very earn a pittance. In subsequent years, he got the chance to work in a comedy show named “Hasde Hasande Raho” which was broadcasted by MH One. Lady luck favored Kapil , when he got the chance to take part in “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge”. The show earned him media attention. In 2007, Kapil became the winner of the show and won Rs 10 lakh as prize money. Thereafter, he participated in “Comedy Circus” which was broadcasted by the Sony Entertainment Television. Due to his talent, Kapil became the winner of 6 seasons of “ Comedy Circus”. He was also a participant of Ustaadon Ka Ustaad.
Kapil Sharma hosted many significant events and shows in his career which include Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 6, Chhote Miyan, 60th Filmfare awards, Celebrity Cricket League 2014 etc. He also got the opportunity to appear as a guest in programs like Kaun Banega Crorepati Season 8 and The Anupam Kher Show.
Kapil reached the epitome of success in his career with his show “Comedy Nights with Kapil” which was broadcasted by Colors. The show was launched in the year 2013 under his banner “K9 Production”. After the show went off air, Kapil launched his new show on Sony Entertainment Television on 23rd April 2016 called “The Kapil Sharma Show”. In 2015, Kapil made his entry into the Bollywood movie world through Abbas Mustan’s film Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon.
In his glorious career, Kapil received many awards and accolades which include CNN-IBN Indian of the Year awards, ranked 3rd in 2015 The Economic Times’s list of Most Admired Indian Personality, appeared twice in the Forbes India Celebrity list and so on. He was also declared as a brand ambassador of 2014 Lok Sabha Election by Delhi Election commission. In September 2015, Kapil was invited in Rashtrapati Bhawan by the President of India to acknowledge his contribution in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
Kapil has categorically been saying that he is single though there have been reports that he is in a relationship with Preeti Simoes, who is the creative director of his shows.
Kapil Sharma – Net Worth and salary
The net worth of Kapil Sharma is about $9-$10 million with an annual salary of $2.1 million. As the most well-known contemporary comedian in India, Kapil Sharma charges Rs. 75 lakh for live shows and Rs. 40 lakhs for episodic shows on television.