It's not only the Punjabi Singers and actors who made their marks in Bollywood, but the comedians who add some masala and tickle our funny bones with their jokes have also made a name for Punjabis.
So, here are the stand-up comedians who made it big with their humour not only on the comedy shows but also in the movies.
1. Jaspal Bhatti
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The King of Comedy Jaspal Bhatti[/caption]
The King of Comedy Jaspal Bhatti
was one of the famous stand-up comedians
born in Amritsar
who was popular for his sarcastic take on problems of a layman. He is well known for his work on TV series like Flop Show and Ulta Pulta,
followed by various roles both in Pollywood as well as in the Bollywood movies like Fanaa, Aa Ab Laut Chalen, Kuch Naa Kaho and much more.
Jaspal Bhatti lost his life in a car accident on October 12, 2012. He was also awarded India's third highest civilian award Padma Bhushan
2. Kapil Sharma
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The host of famous comedy shows like Comedy Nights With Kapil
and The Kapil Sharma Show
, Kapil Sharma
hails from Amritsar.
Before marking his place in Bollywood he worked in the Punjabi show on MH one
titled Hasde Hasande Raho
and went on with winning shows like The Great Indian Laughter Challenge
and seventh season of Comedy Circus
. He made his Bollywood debut with Kis KisKo Pyaar Karoon
and is currently shooting for his second movie Firangi.
3. Bharti Singh
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Laughter Queen Bharti Singh[/caption]
The laughter queen Bharti Singh
also hails from Amritsar
, she made her big debut in the comedy after winning the place of the second runner-up
in the fourth season of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge.
She also appeared in various series of Comedy Circus
like Comedy Circus Ke Superstar
and currently hosts the Comedy Nights Bachao
with Krishna Abhishek.
Bharati has even worked in Pollywood and Bollywood movies like Khiladi 786, Sanam Re, Jatt & Juliet
and much more. She was awarded as the Best Actress at Indian Television Academy Award
and People's Choice Awards India
for Kahani Comedy Circus Ki
4. Sudesh Lehri
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The stand-up comedian and actor Sudesh Lehri
was born in Jalandhar and later shifted to Amritsar
with his family. Lehri was the second runner-up after Kapil Sharma
and Chandan Prabhakar
in the comedy reality show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge
and then won three seasons of Comedy Circus
with Krishna Abhishek
. He has also appeared in various Pollywood as well as in Bollywood movies like Welcome to Punjab, Panjaban
and along with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan
and Jai ho.
5. Chandan Prabhakar
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The Indian stand-up comedian Chandan Prabhakar
also hails from Amritsar
, he made his big debut after being the first runner-up
in the comedy reality show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge.
Then, he went on to play the role of a servant in Comedy Nights with Kapil
and is currently playing the role of a Tea-stall owner Chandu
in The Kapil Sharma Show.
He has also acted in movies like Power Cut, Disco Singh
and much more.
Making people laugh is the hardest thing in the world, but this what these Punjabis are best at.