Kapil Sharma overtakes the likes of Shahrukh Khan and Farhan Aktar in winning the title Indian Of The Year 2013 award in the entertainment section for the outstanding success of his debut television comedy show, Comedy Nights With Kapil.
Over 11 Indians from the field of sports, politics, entertainment, business and public service categories were honoured with Indian of the Year award on Friday in an award function organised by a news channel.
Bollywood stars including Deepika Padukone , Shah Rukh Khan, Farhan Akhtar and team Lunchbox were also nominated for the award in entertainment category. However, Kapil won the award by beating the other Bollywood leading stars. On the pther hand
"It's the year of the common man and I am also one of them. To be awarded amidst such eminent personalities and dignitaries it's a great achievement in itself. Special thanks to CNN-IBN to consider me an Indian of the year. I have always believed in working and entertaining the common man and that I think is the success mantra of my life," Kapil said.
Kapil Sharma was awarded for creating a successful stand-up comedy show that has universal appeal. The Colors TV's show, Comedy Nights With Kapil, became a rage instantly and the host became an icon.