Coming from a lower middle class family, Kapil Sharma made it big in just a few years. Now, he is a well-known name in the world of Indian comedians. His great humour and amazing comic timing has helped him in becoming what he is now. He has also received the World Book of Records for his stand-up comedian.

Facts about Kapil Sharma

Unknown Interesting Facts About Kapil Sharma: 

1. Kapil Sharma is not his real name. His name was Kapil Punj. He has got the name Kapil from the legendary Indian cricketer Kapil Dev.

Kapil Sharma with Kapil Dev
Kapil Sharma with Kapil Dev


2. His family and friends loves to call him Tony and Kappu.

Kapil Sharma's old photo
Kapil Sharma’s old photo


3. He lost his father at a very early age. His father, Ashok Kumar Sharma, a head police constable was detected with cancer. His parents’ hails from Amritsar, Punjab.

Kapil Sharma’s father

4. While he was pursuing graduation, he sued to work as a play director to earn some money. He had won various prizes in theatre at the national level. Also, he was a scholarship holder. In his 20s, he started working as a theatre artist. 

Kapil Sharma during his college days

5. Kapil was good in extracurricular activities. His name is listed in the notable alumni’s column of Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar.

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6. He met his then girlfriend Ginni (now wife) during his college. His love story was quite filmy. He belonged to a lower middle-class family while Ginni was a rich girl. She used to come to college in her car whereas Kapil used to travel on an old scoter.

Kapil Sharma with his wife, Ginni

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7. Although he has made a big name in the world of comedy, he wanted to become a singer. He even participated in the reality TV show ‘Star Ya Rockstar.’ He was then spotted by the legendary Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar, who tweeted,

Kapil ne itne saare dialogues bolne ke baad itna accha gaya. Main usey bahut bahut badhai deti hoon.”

Kapil Sharma with Lata Mangeshkar
Kapil Sharma with Lata Mangeshkar

8. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has nominated him for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan campaign.

Kapil Sharma during Swacchh Bharat Abhiyaan

9. In 2006, he made his debut as a comedian in the Punjabi TV show ‘Hasde Hasande Ravo.’ He used to look quite different that time as he is now.

Kapil Sharma in ‘Hasde Hasande Ravo’

10. In 2007, he emerged as the winner in the popular reality TV show ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’ (season 3). Initially, he was rejected from the audition round, but he was then called as the wild card entry. With the prize money, he arranged a lavish wedding of his sister.

Kapil Sharma in The Great India Laughter Challenge

11. Kapil Sharma gained immense popularity with the longest running Hindi comedy show ‘Comedy Circus,’ which he won for 6 times.

Kapil Sharma in Comedy Circus

12. Very few know that Kapil made a cameo appearance in the 2010 Hindi comedy film ‘Bhavnao Ko Samjho.’

Kapil Sharma in ‘Bhavnao Ko Samjho’

13. In 2015, he made his Bollywood debut as a lead actor with ‘Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon’ opposite four actresses. The film was a hit at the box office.

‘Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon’ film

14. In the same year, at International Marathi Film Festival Awards, he was accused of behaving inappropriately with the Indian actresses Monali Thakur and Tanishaa Mukherjee. He even tweeted,

I fall, I rise, I make mistakes, I live, I learn, I’ve been hurt but I am alive. I am human, I am not perfect but I am thankful 🙂 (sic).”

15. Kapil has been listed in Forbes India Celebrity (2012), The Economic Times (2015), and Celebrity 100 (2016).

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16. The former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee acknowledged his contribution to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in 2015.

17. Kapil landed into a major controversy with his tweet on Shiv Sena- and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). He received huge backlash for his tweet.

18. In March 2017, he was accused of misbehaving with co-stars specially with Sunil Grover. Post the incident, Sunil Grover left the show along with few other actors of the show. The show then lost his charisma and failed to impress audience like before.

Kapil Sharma with Sunil Grover

19. In April 2018, Kapil Sharma filed a complaint against his former manager Preeti, Neeti Simoes, and Vicky Lalwani for demeaning him.

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20. He has been campaigning for PETA on his TV show. He has also campaigned for homeless dogs and cats.

Kapil Sharma with a cat

21. Kapil Sharma is a die-hard fan of the Indian actress Deepika Padukone. He has always talked about his liking for her on his TV show.

Kapil Sharma with Deepika Padukone

22. In 2022, Kapil stunned his fans with his new look. He shed a few kilos and completely transformed his look from fat to fit.

Kapil Sharma’s transformation picture

23. A few nurses even filed a complaint against him for showing derogatory image of nurses in his show. The role of nurses was played by Kiku Sharda and Rochelle Rao in the TV show.

Kapil Sharma with Kiku Sharda

24. In July 2022, the Indian actor-director shared that he once he slapped Kapil Sharma and threw him off from the sets of the Hindi film Gadar. It is also said that he had a small role in Gadar, but it was edited from the film. Tinu said,

During the shoot of a scene for the film, when I asked the crowd to rush in the direction of the train, everyone did so except Kapil who ran in the opposite direction due to which they had to re-shoot the scene.”

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