Kapil Sharma, born on 18 April 1981, is a stand-up comedian and actor from Amritsar, India. He was the winner of stand up comedy reality series, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge (Season 3) on STAR One, where he received acclaim for his stand-up comedy characters, Lala Roshan Lal and Shamsher Singh (the Punjab Police cop). In 2010, he won the Comedy Circus's 2010 version, Comedy Circus Ke SuperStars and Comedy Circus Ka Jadoo. In 2011, he won Jubilee Comedy Circus in a tie with Krushna Abhishek - Rajiv Nigam, Comedy Circus Ke Taansen and Comedy Circus Ka Naya Daur. In 2012, he won Kahani Comedy Circus Ki in a tie with Krushna Abhishek - Sudesh Lehri on Sony Entertainment Television, partnering with Parvati Singhal, Shikha Singh, Ali Asgar, Shweta Tiwari, Sumona Chakravarti and others. Kapil Sharma is at #96 in Forbes Top 100 Indian celebrities of 2012. Currently he is hosting the Indian comedy show "Comedy Nights with Kapil"
Kapil Sharma started his career from reality shows and comedy. He participated in a comedy reality show Ustaadon Ka Ustaad (2008); the contestants of Comedy Circus performed against those from Great Indian Laughter Challenge, He also co-hosted comedy show Chhote Miyan (2008) with Juhi Parmar on Colors. In 2009, he joined the comedy reality show Hans Baliye (STAR One), as a wild card entry, along with Ginni as a partner. He also co hosted the first Punjabi international film awards in Toronto in 2012. He also co-hosted Great Indian Laughter Challenge Season IV with Chandan Prabhakar. He won Comedy Circus Ke Taansen and has worked on comedy show Comedy Circus Ka Naya Daur with his partner Shweta Tiwari and won it. He is a man of multiple talents. He has done serious roles in theatres but has also got a perfect sense of timing when it comes to humor. He is also a great singer and showed his talent in Star Ya Rockstar. He was a wild card entry and reached up to the final where he came second. He also won Kahani Comedy Circus Ki.
He hails from Amritsar, Punjab. He currently lives in Bandra, Mumbai and also owns houses in Amritsar and other parts of India.