The man who became an important part of every Indian household and who made millions of families laugh till their stomach hurt, Kapil Sharma ruled the world with his wit and commendable ‘joke’ timing!
He was a simple man who began his life with theatre and local stand-up comedy shows in the era when people barely knew what stand-up comedy was. Kapil’s talent and will pushed his career to the level where he had an entire show credited to his name.
From hosting award shows to starring in a movie, Kapil kept soaring high in his life until one day his temper got the better of him. He disappeared from the limelight and now, is finally back with the announcement that he is getting married to his girlfriend, Ginni Chatrath.
Here’s what you all should know about one of the best comedians that India has seen and his journey.
Kapil began his career back in Amritsar, Punjab.
His life was a normal one until his father, Jeetendra Kumar Punj, the Head Constable in Punjab Police, was diagnosed with cancer in 1997 and died in 2004.
Kapil was then responsible for his family and also had the pressure of building his career.
He joined theatre groups in Amritsar.
For someone who has always loved being on the stage, performing for the audience, initially, Kapil joined theatre groups in Amritsar and moved to Delhi with them only to deliver some performances.
He decided to make his hobby into a profession.
Comedy happened for Kapil with a shown on MH One channel.
As Kapil likes to put it, comedy happened to him accidentally. He began stand-up comedy with a show called Hasde Hasande Raho on MH One channel.
Well, don’t know about you Kapil, we happen to love this accident!
His big break came in 2007.
Kapil’s career took a flight in the year 2007 when he participated in The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. He won a cash price of Rs 10 lakh on this show.
Kapil impressed everyone so much that the creators of this show wanted him to be a part of Comedy Circus too.
He won six seasons of Comedy Circus.
After winning hearts on The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, Kapil became a household name. He went on to win six seasons of Comedy Circus which used to air on Sony TV.
He did not stop there, he was also the host of the reality dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (Season 6) and another comedy show Chhote Miyan.
And then Comedy Nights with Kapil happened!
In the year 2013, Kapil gave Indian television audience one of the best shows ever! He launched Comedy Nights with Kapil under his own banner K9 Production on Colors TV.
Every celebrity came on his show to promote their movies, serials and music albums.
He even tried to act in Bollywood, because why not?
With his show doing extremely well and his stardom growing, Kapil flaunted his unbeatable humour in a movie called Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon.
The romantic-comedy which revolved around our hero Kapil, released in 2015 and was well received by the audience.
He decided to wind up the show in 2016!
Already troubled by a fire that broke on his set, Kapil decided to shut the show after his alleged differences with Colors TV.
The last episode of his show aired on January 26, 2016. Ever since, the channel re-telecasts the same episodes because of the popularity it brought them.
Kapil came back with The Kapil Sharma Show!
On April 23, 2016, The Kapil Sharma Show premiered on Sony TV. It garnered a lot of appreciation and TRP until Sunil Grover decided to quit!
Catching media’s eye, Kapil was back in the news for all the wrong reasons.
Reports of a big fight between Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover a.k.a Gutthi and Dr Mashoor Gulati surfaced in March 2017.
Kapil had allegedly lost his calm while on a flight with the entire cast of his show Comedy Nights with Kapil.
The team was flying back to India after performing in Australia.
He had apparently gotten physically violent with his co-artist Sunil Grover, who then quit the show.
His fans were extremely disappointed after this act and wanted Gutthi back on the show.
In 2018, Kapil was clicked after a long time in Amsterdam.
Staying away from the headlines for months, Kapil was spotted in Amsterdam in 2018 where he looked unrecognisable!
Allegedly, he was suffering from depression and was undergoing treatment.
Recently, he announced his wedding.
While his fans have been waiting for him to make a comeback, Kapil announced his wedding to his long-time girlfriend Ginni Chatrath and is all set to tie the knot on December 12, 2018.
The couple has been dating for years.
“While December 12 is the wedding date for now, Kapil and his family want to zero in on the most auspicious date. The family has already started prepping up for the big fat Punjabi wedding which will happen in his hometown. Kapil is in Mumbai but has been keeping in touch and personally looking into the preparations. His show is also supposed to go on floors soon. So, he has quite a lot in his kitty for now”, said a source to The Indian Express.
We cannot wait for you to make us laugh again, Kapil!
Kapil is all set to pick up the broken pieces and begin with his promising career all over again!
All the best, Kapil!