History has seen many such instances when a celebrity, a band, a movie, a show, or even a song start off ordinarily but end up becoming a mania. One such phenomena who has been catapulted to unforeseen heights is Kapil Sharma.
From Bollywood to Cricket, from Comedy Nights With Kapil to jam packed events in Dubai, from Amitabh Bachchan to Sunil Gavaskar, from a 6 year old to a 60 year old, Kapil has managed to conquer them, single handedly, with his comedy.
Kapil Sharma, the 33 year old Punjabi munda, has been active in theatre and comedy for the past decade. His story is a clear example to rags to riches of recent times. Though many think he became an overnight star, he thinks otherwise. He says he has achieved the success today because of his hard work and struggle.
"People noticed me when I came to Laughter Challenge seven years ago, but nobody is aware of the work that I did in theatre. People usually feel that I am an overnight star, but this is not true. Whatever I am today is because of my hard work and struggle. I did serious theatre, I also did comedy plays without taking any money and those days have made me a better person," the stand-up-comedian/actor/singer/host, Kapil said in an interview.
Kapil Sharma was a part of many shows like Chhote Miyan, Comedy Circus Ke Superstars, Comedy Circus Ka Jadoo, Jubilee Comedy Circus, Comedy Circus Ka Naya Daur, Kahani Comedy Circus Ki, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and Nach Baliye. Kapil dazzled the audience each time he took the stage in all these shows. Yet, he hit the jackpot only when he decided to produce and host his own show, under his K9 Productions, Comedy Nights With Kapil.
Comedy Nights With Kapil, the show on Colors TV has taken the country by storm. The comedy show, that features a small set of characters including Kapil's partners in crime during the Comedy Circus times, Ali Asgar and Sumona Chakravarti, playing Dadi and Mrs. Bittu. While he plays Bittu ji, the other characters whose vitality has captured Indians all over the world, include, Upasan Singh's role as Bua, Chandan Prabhakar as the loud, unpaid servant and Kiku Sharda as Palak, the nosy neighbour with a zeal to show off her dance. All these characters together have created this show which has somehow become a rage among the viewers.
With 9.7m likes on Facebook and 473 thousand followers on Twitter, Kapil has currently left King Khan of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan, far behind in popularity. Kapil should now be officially declared a phenomena. A mania.
Indian Of The Year
Kapil was voted the Indian Of The Year for his contribution in the field of entertainment.
Kapil's recent concert in Surat was a clear example of his popularity. People hearing about his concert dropped in bus-loads to the venue. When the event was organised for 5,000, around 25,000 people turned up to watch him.
Most desired Man In India
Rajat Sharma, when on Kapil's show said that the wives all over India want their husband to be as funny as Kapil Sharma!
Not Just For Bollywood
It is not just the celebrities in Bollywood who are going gaga over the show. The cricketers have been showing interest in the comedy show. Dhoni, the skipper of Indian Cricket Team, dropped by to just meet the cast and crew of Comedy Nights With Kapil.
Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2014
Kapil Sharma was awarded the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2014.
The King Khan of Bollywood lost to Kapil on the social media. Kapil has proved he has more popularity than SRK!
Personal Life Private
Though Kapil is very social and interactive in his professional life, he has kept his personal life private. Though he is linked with a few ladies, some known and some unknown, he has chosen to remain silent about it.
Kapil is considered most funny and adorable by many female celebrities. Now that he has landed a three-film deal with Yash Raj Films, we might even get to see him romance a few of them.
Salman Khan Episode
Kapil's comedy can't se such a huge success for no reason. It obvious he is one of the most funniest and most talented, which was clearly seen in Salman's episode.
Will Anyone Deny Gracing The Show?
There is nobody currently who would not want to be on Kapil's show. It is merely a matter of time when even Sachin Tendulkar or Narendra Modi too would be a guest on the show.