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One of the popular comedians on television, Sunil Grover turns a year older today (August 3). The actor came into limelight for his portrayal as Gutti on Comedy Nights With Kapil, but gained immense popularity for his role Dr Mashoor Gulati on The Kapil Sharma Show. The actor is currently busy with big Bollywood projects - Bharat and Pathakha. On the occasion of his birthday, let's have a look at some of the interesting facts about the funny man, which we bet you didn't know.
Sunil Used To Mimic His Teachers: #1 Sunil holds a Masters degree in Theatre from Punjab University Chandigarh. He was interested in acting from his childhood. It is said that he used to mimic his teacher!
Discovered By Jaspal Bhatti & Acted In India's First Silent Comedy Show
#2 During his college days, he auditioned for the late satirist and comedian Jaspal Bhatti (known for his show, Flop Show) and got an opportunity to work with him.
#3 He acted in India's first silent comedy show, Gutur Gu (SAB TV) in the initial 26 episodes.
Voice Behind RJ Sud On Radio Mirchi
#4 Sunil hosted a popular series, Hansi Ke Phuware on Radio Mirchi for years, where he played the character of Sudharshan aka Sud. He was honoured with Radio and Television Advertising Practitioners Association of India Award for his outstanding voice-over performance.
Sunil Tries His Jokes On Wife Before Anyone Else
# 5 Sunil is married to Arti and has a son named Mohan. He was quoted by a leading daily as saying, "My wife Aarti, who is an interior designer, has accompanied me to a few social gatherings in the past too. In fact, the jokes that I crack in public,I first try on her. If she laughs out loud on them,I go ahead with them, else, I drop them from my list."
Gutti Was Inspired From His College Classmate!
#6 His character of Gutti was inspired from his college classmate. He had said that there were very few girls as compared to boys, and they had a character very much similar to Gutti! His favourite actor is Shahrukh Khan, whom he has copied many a times.
He Walked The Ramp As Gutti For Mandira Bedi!
#7 Like a true rockstar, the actor wore Mandira Bedi's collection (saree) and walked the ramp in his Gutti avatar. He had said that Gutti got more applause than the biggest of supermodels!
Sunil Was The Ambassador Of Filmy Channel
#8 The actor made TV debut with Chala Lallan Hero Banne on Filmy Channel. He hosted shows like Kaun Banega Champu and Kya Aap Paanchvi Fail Champu Hain from the same channel. He was the ambassador of the same channel for some time.
Sunil’s Films & Song
#9 The actor made an appearance in films like Pyar To Hona Hi Tha, The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Baaghi and others. He has also featured in a song ‘Mere Husband Mujhko Piyar Nahin Karte' as Rinku Bhabhi, which is quite popular.
Sunil Was Approached For Bigg Boss A Couple Of Times!
#10 The actor was approached for Bigg Boss a couple of times, but the actor refused the offer. He says that he cannot be in the Bigg Boss house, as he will be deprived of acting for three months and he can't fight for petty issues!
Well, we must say that from a radio jockey, anchoring to acting, the actor has tried his luck in every medium and has come a long way! We wish Sunil, a very happy birthday.