Kapil Sharma Biography – Career, Awards, Net Worth & Films

Kapil Sharma is a famous comedian in India. In the past few years, he has won several awards and nominations. He is known for his comedy shows and his work on Sony’s Comedy Circus. His show, Comedy Nights with Kapil, won the award for Best Comedy Show in April 2015.

In addition to his comedy shows, Kapil has also made appearances on other television shows. Among his notable performances are as a contestant in Ustaadon Ka Ustaad and as a stand-up comedian on Hans Mat Baliye.

He has also hosted the dance reality show JhalakDikhhla Jaa and has a very controversial comedy style. Some people find his jokes cheap.

Social Media Accounts

  • Instagram: @kapilsharma
  • Twitter: @KapilSharmaK9


NicknameTony, Kappu
ProfessionComedian, Producer
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseGinni Chatrath
Children  Anayra Sharma Trishaan
Fan Followers (Instagram)43.7M
Fan Followers (Twitter)19.7 M

Physical Appearance

Weight161 lbs
Height      5′ 9″ 
Figure value40-12-34
Eye Color  Dark Brown
Hair Color Black

Early Life

early life
early life

Kapil Sharma was born in 1981 in Amritsar, India. His father was a head constable in the Punjab Police, and his mother worked as a homemaker.

He grew up with an elder brother, Ashok Kumar Sharma. Kapil was an average school student but was greatly interested in theatre and comedy.

He participated in several plays and shows at his school, college, and local theatre groups. After completing his schooling, he enrolled himself in the Apeejay Institute of Management to study Business Administration and Human Resource Development.

While studying there, he also did a course in advertising and marketing from the Indian Institute of Management.

Kapil’s comic timing and jokes made him popular among the students, and he soon became the campus star. He also did several shows in Delhi, Chandigarh, and Shimla during this time.

His popularity grew exponentially, and he started performing at college festivals all around India. It was then that he decided to pursue a career in comedy full-time.

He dropped out of college to do so. He moved to Mumbai in 2006, where he started his career in comedy with The Great Indian Laughter Challenge on Star One channel. This show was a huge success, and Kapil became an overnight sensation.



Kapil Sharma’s career started on television when he began participating in comedy shows. He has hosted and starred in various television shows, including Comedy Nights with Kapil and The Kapil Sharma Show. As an actor, he has been part of many movies, such as Son of Manjeet Singh, Bhavnao Ko Samjho, Firangi, and Kis Kis ko Pyaar Karoon.

When he was in college, he directed plays for pocket money. He is he received a national award for his directing.

He has also appeared in several television shows and has been an ambassador for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. His show, The Kapil Sharma Show, has become popular in India.

In 2016, Kapil was rated as the most famous Indian television personality. He was appointed as brand ambassador for the Delhi Election Commission during the Lok Sabha Elections.

Kapil Sharma Movies

2010Bhavnao Ko SamjhoThakur’s son
2015ABCD 2 Kis Kisko Pyaar KaroonKumar Shiv Ram Kishan
2018Son Of Manjeet SinghSpecial appearance
2020It’s My LifePyaare


the kapil sharma show
the kapil sharma show

He made debut on screen as a contestant of Hasde Hasande Ravo in 2006. Then, he became the part of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge (Season 3) in 2007.

He participated in many comedy shows and also host the program. Some of the name of his shows is given below:

YearTelevision ShowsRoles
2016–presentThe Kapil Sharma ShowHost
201762nd Filmfare Awards Aadat Se MajboorHimself
2018Family Time With Kapil SharmaHost
2020–To DateThe Honey Bunny Show With Kapil SharmaHimself

Awards &Nominations


The talented Kapil Sharma owned many accolades and a few of the list is described below:

2014Star Guild AwardsBest Comedy ShowComedy Nights with Kapil
2015Indian Television Academy AwardsBest Actor (Comedy)Comedy Nights with Kapil
2019Gold Awards Indian Television Academy AwardsBest Comedy Show  The Kapil Sharma Show

Personal Life

Birth NameKapil Punj
Date of birth  2 April 1981
Age  41 Years
Birth Place  Amritsar, Punjab, India
Zodiac SignAries
Nationality  Indian  
Religion   Hinduism
HometownAmritsar, Punjab, India
School Academy  Shri Ram Ashram Senior Secondary School, Amristar 
University/College Name  Amristar and Hindu College Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar
Last QualificationGraduated
Interest & Hobbies  Singing

Kapil Sharma Family

kapil sharma family
kapil sharma family
ParentsJanak Rani  and Jeetendra Kumar Punj
SisterPooja Sharma
BrotherAshok Kumar Sharma

Favourite & Beloved things

FoodRajma-Chawal, Aloo Paranthas
ActorAkshay Kumar
Actress  Deepika Padukone
SingerGurdas Mann, Sardool Sikander
Holiday & Festivity Destination(s)  London
Color & Dye(s)Black

Kapil Sharma Net Worth

kapil sharma net worth
kapil sharma net worth

The popularity of Kapil Sharma has led to a huge income from various sources. He earns over Rs 120 Crores per year. The majority of his income comes from his television show “The Kapil Sharma Show.”

Kapil is a famous television personality, and he has won several awards. During his career, he has hosted several reality shows. In fact, his show has been voted the most-watched reality show in India.

He started his acting career as a theater artist in his early 20s. After a few years, he moved to Mumbai and started his show. Soon after, his show was rated the best in the country

Kapil’s net worth is estimated to be around $35 million. This makes him among the richest entertainers in the world. Aside from his entertainment, he owns several properties and businesses.

Controversies: Taxes Paid

Kapil Sharma is one of the highest-paid comedians in India. He’s currently earning between eight and ten crores a year from his show. But he also gets money from brand endorsements and a handful of films.

His net worth is estimated to be about $40 million. It’s staggering, but it’s not all good news for him. This isn’t the first time he has come under fire for tax evasion.

He’s been involved in several scandals, including an alleged bribery case with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and a dispute over a demolition notice.

The BMC officials asked for a bribe of up to 5 lakh rupees. And Kapil said that he had to give it.

However, Kapil said he had paid more than 15 crores in income taxes in the past five years. That’s not surprising, considering he’s one of the highest-paid comics in the country.

Kapil Sharma Activism


Kapil Sharma is also a philanthropist and social activist. He often uses his platform to raise awareness about various social issues.

In 2016, Kapil launched the Smile Foundation in Mumbai, providing educational support to underprivileged children across India. He frequently visits and interacts with these children, inspiring them to pursue their dreams.

Kapil also conducted a campaign in support of the “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” movement, which seeks to empower girls and encourage them to get an education.

He has also provided financial aid to many unemployed people during the pandemic. Kapil Sharma is truly an inspiration for many aspiring comedians and shows that dreams can be realized with hard work and dedication.

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