Kapil Sharma, today is one of the most well-known faces of television. He has had immense success in the sphere of comedy. He was born in Amritsar, Punjab. His father was the head constable in the police department, and his mother was a housewife. While in school, Kapil dreamt of becoming a singer. However, he gradually realized that he lacked the talent it took to become a mainstream singer. Kapil Sharma still shows an interest in singing and often sings on his show. He invites a variety of guests to his show and manages to have fun with him. The guests go on his show to promote their films and songs. There are several stars who have repeatedly gone on the show as they have a great time there. Kapil Sharma takes great pride in making a show which has clean humor. He says that he avoids cheap shots and wants people to watch his performance with the entire family. He wants his show to be enjoyed by all people, regardless of their age. He claims that he wants people to be happy, and he wants to take care of them. He has also been actively involved in the Swaccha Bharat Abhiyaan, for which he got a lot of praise.
When younger, Kapil worked in call centers to earn a little money, and he also taught theatre groups in colleges. He used to direct skits and small plays for college students. He gained a lot of experience in this field. Kapil Sharma has done his own share of work, and he took the time to master his craft. He worked in several shows and competitions where he honed his comedic skills and became comfortable with the cameras. Nothing was given to Kapil Sharma on a platter, and he has worked hard and put in many hours. He has expressed the same in several interviews and spoken about issues like Nepotism. He had a good run in the comedy competitions he participated in and gained success there too.
He participated in The Great Indian Laughter Challenge (2007). He won prize money of ? ten lakhs for the show. He took part in Sony TV’s Comedy Circus and went on winning six seasons of the show. Kapil Sharma anchored the dance reality television show, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Season 6, and comedy show named Chhote Miyan. The actor was seen as the contestant in the show called UStandon Ka Ustaad (2008). He began to rule over the television comedy scene. His presentation was wildly successful and got high ratings. However, due to specific issues and tiffs with the head of colors tv, Raj Nayak his show was taken off the air. Apparently, Kapil had violated particular terms of his contract, and his tantrums became challenging to handle. Not soon after, Kapil Sharma, with his original team, joined hands with Sony and launched the ‘ Kapil Sharma show.’ Kapil Sharma was able to run a successful show on a new channel. His transition led to a few slow months; however, it did not take him too long to gain back his audience, and his views shot up. Kapil has a unique style of interviewing his guests and manages to get raucous laughter almost every time. There are a plethora of characters that are stuck in one funny situation or another. He engages the audience well and manages to keep everything upbeat even when talking about something relatively serious.
Kapil Sharma decided to try his luck at movies while promising to maintain his TV career. Kapil Sharma made his way into Bollywood and debuted with Abbas Mustan’s ‘kis kis ko Pyaar Karun.’ This film fared amazingly at the box office and was called a hit. In 2017, Kapil appeared in Rajiev Dhingra’s directorial, Firangi. This film did not manage to do as well at the box office and was unsuccessful. In 2018, Kapil Sharma produced a Punjabi movie, Son of Manjeet Singh, that hit the theatres on October 12, 2018.
Kapil’s colleagues have a huge role to play in his initial success. Together they used to create funny scenarios that were extremely entertaining for the audience. The audience fell in love with these characters and the way they were written. The sequences where these characters engaged with the celebrity guests used to make up the most entertaining and memorable scenes of the show.
The most significant controversy that Kapil Sharma became a part of had to be the one in which he got into a fight with his colleagues, who later went on to create a show on a rival channel. Kapil Sharma fought with his crew members on a flight. He was allegedly drunk, and he abused his colleagues – Sunil Grover, Ali Asgar, Chandan Prabhakar, and Sugandha Mishra. He physically and verbally abused Sunil Grover, and he got a terrible reputation for it, and people criticized him for his behavior. Kapil also got into several Twitter feuds. In one of them, he even mentioned the prime minister. He got an ill reputation for being an alcoholic and losing control. His image was tarnished, and he was shamed by his audience and judged severely. These incidents took a toll on Kapil Sharma and caused him a bad depression. He came out publicly with his mental struggles and spoke about how it is hard to put on a brave face and make people laugh when one is depressed. It took him a while to pull himself back together and be able to present himself on television again.
Lesser Known Facts about Kapil Sharma
1. Not many people are aware of the fact that Kapil Sharma and former prime minister, Manmohan Singh, are both alumni of the same college, Hindu College in Amritsar.
2.Kapil Sharma’s first love is singing.
3.Kapil Sharma has worked as a newspaper vendor.
4.Comedy Nights with Kapil Sharma was the top show for straight 100 weeks. The show was on the air from June 2013 to January 2016 and was consistently at the top.
5.Kapil’s father died of cancer and could not see him flourish. So when Kapil started to go abroad, he booked an extra seat while traveling as a homage to his father.