Source: Me Next Magazine-Rajasthan Patrika (06-April-2019)

Kapil Sharma:Indian stand-up comedian

Kapil Sharma is an Indian stand-up comedian, television presenter, actor and producer. As of February 2019, he hosts The Kapil Sharma Show. He also hosted television comedy shows like Comedy Nights with Kapil, The Kapil Sharma Show, Family Time with Kapil.Ormax Media rated Kapil Sharma the most popular Indian television personality in April 2016. Forbes India ranked him at 11th position in their Celebrity 100 list in the year 2016.Forbes India ranked him at 18th position in their Celebrity 100 list in the year 2017 with an income of Rs. 48 crore. In 2013, he was awarded the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year in the entertainment category, and was ranked third in the Most Admired Indian Personality List by The Economic Times in 2015. Sharma was nominated for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and was invited to the Rashtrapati Bhavan by President Pranab Mukherjee in September 2015 to acknowledge his contribution for the same.Kapil 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 Hasande Ravo on MH One channel.

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. Kapil 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, Kapil 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.Kapil 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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