Kapil Sharma (born 2 April 1981) is an Indian stand-up comedian, television presenter, actor and producer known for hosting The Kapil Sharma Show. He previously hosted the television comedy shows Comedy Nights with Kapil and Family Time with Kapil.
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- Sharma was born in Amritsar Punjab, India as Kapil Punj.
- He studied at Shri Ram Ashram Senior Secondary School, Amristar and Hindu College in Amritsar.
- His father Jeetendra Kumar Punj was a head constable in Punjab Police.
- His father was diagnosed with cancer in 1997 and died in 2004 at AIIMs in Delhi .
- His mother Janak Rani is a homemaker.
- He is featured in the list of prominent alumni of Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar.
- Sharma has a brother named Ashok Kumar Sharma, who is a Police constable.
- His sister named Pooja Pawan Devgan.
- Sharma married Ginni Chatrath in Jalandhar on 12 December 2018.
- They had a daughter on 10 December 2019.
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Daughter: Anayra Sharma
Sharma rose to fame after winning the comedy reality television show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge in 2007, for which he won a cash prize of INR ₹10 lakh.
- He had previously worked in the Punjabi show Hasde Hasaande Ravo on MH One channel.
- Sharma has stated that he moved to Mumbai in order to become a singer.
- He participated in Sony’s Comedy Circus and went on to win six seasons of the show.
- He also hosted the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 6 and another comedy show Chhote Miyan .
- Sharma was seen as a contestant in the show Ustaadon Ka Ustaad in 2008. In 2013, Kapil launched his own show, Comedy Nights with Kapil, under his banner K9 Productions on Colors.
At the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year awards 2013, Sharma was felicitated with the Indian of the Year award in the entertainment category by veteran actor Amol Palekar .
During the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, he was appointed the Brand Ambassador by the Delhi Election Commission.
- Sharma was the co-host of the 60th Filmfare Awards in 2015 along with Karan Johar .
- He was the presenter for the fourth season of Celebrity Cricket League, 2014.
- He appeared as a guest on the opening episode of the eighth season of the Indian television game show Kaun Banega Crorepati and also as a celebrity guest on The Anupam Kher show.
- He also appeared as a guest in Koffee With Karan in 2017.
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