Kapil Sharma is a comedian, singer and an actor. He was born on 2 April 1981 in Amritsar, Punjab. His zodiac sign is Aries. He did his schooling from Sri Ram Ashram Senior Secondary School, Amritsar. For his further studies, he attended Hindu College, Amritsar and APJ College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar. 

Kapil’s father Lt K Sharma was a head constable in the Punjab Police Department. His mother’s name is Janak Rani. He has a brother, Ashok Kumar Sharma and a sister, Pooja Sharma. 

He is married to Ginny Chatrath. The couple has two kids, Anayra and Trishaan. 

Kapil’s favourites

Kapil’s hobby is singing. 

He likes to eat rajma chawal and aloo paratha. 

His favourite actors are Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone. 

Some of the singers he admires are Gurdas Maan and Sardool Sikander. 

Gurpreet Ghuggi is Kapil’s favourite comedian. 

He likes to travel to London. 

Kapil owns a Range Rover Evoque car. 

Interesting facts about Kapil

During his childhood, Kapil’s family struggled with financial issues.

He had a deep interest in singing and used to participate in singing programmes of his school. 

In his university days, Kapil gave on-stage performances as a comedian. 

In the early stages of his career, he used to work at minimum wages. 

Kapil took up several menial jobs to support himself financially. He worked in a PCO, a textile mill and other similar places. 

In the year 2004, his father passed away due to cancer. Kapil did not have money to join any acting course, but many institutions accepted him as a candidate because of his exceptional acting skills. 

Kapil considers his mother as a source of inspiration. 

At the age of twenty, Kapil started his acting career as a theatre artist. 

Kapil’s debut comedy show

In the year 2006, Kapil made his first appearance in the comedy show ‘Haste Hasate Raho’.

He was initially eliminated in the audition round of the comedy program ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’, but he returned back as a contestant, and won the competition. The show was a huge success in the beginning of his career. 

Kapil had won the prize money of Rs 10 lakh from the show, which he spent on the wedding of ceremony of his sister.

Yash Raj Films had plans of launching Kapil Sharma as a Bollywood actor, but the project was discontinued due to some reason.

Kapil participated in other comedy shows like ‘Comedy Circus’ which helped him make a name in the audience. 


In the past, Kapil made the headlines for making Twitter (X) posts about his yearly income. In his post, he complained about paying heavy taxes. Another time, he fought with his friend when he was drunk on a flight to Melbourne. Kapil was criticized for his insensitive actions. 

Once, Kapil ranked one of the richest Indian comedians in Forbes’ list.

 He is a left-handed person.

Kapil’s film debut

In the year 2015, he debuted as an actor in the Bollywood film ‘Kis Kis Ko Pyaar Karoon’. 

His other films are, It’s My Life (2020), Tubelight (2017), ABCD 2 (2015), Son of Manjeet Singh (2018), Firangi (2017) and Vikram Vedha (2022).

On 12 December 2018, Kapil tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Ginny Chatrath.

Kapil Sharma hosts India’s one of most popular comedy shows ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’. His comic performances are widely liked by his fans. 

Kapil’s ‘Zwigato’

In the year 2022, Kapil Sharma acted in ‘Zwigato’ a drama film. The film was directed by Nandita Das and it was selected for Toronto International Film Festival 2022. Kapil’s performance in the film was highly praised. 

Kapil has successfully completed 10 years of his show. He often takes a break from the filming and performs internationally with his whole team of comedians.