Kapil Sharma is a renowned Indian stand-up comedian, actor, producer and television presenter. The innately talented man of wits needs no introduction for he has been a celebrated face on Indian television ever since he won ‘The Great Indian Challenge’ way back in 2007.
10 years later and a Bollywood debut, some immensely successful production ventures and many hosting stints later, Kapil is now riding on a success wave in 2017 and currently hosts and produces ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ on Sony Entertainment Television. Let’s find out how much is Kapil Sharma’s net worth in 2018.
Kapil Sharma Early Life
Kapil Sharma was born to a head constable father Jeetendra Kumar Punj and homemaker mother Janak Rani in the lush state of Punjab, India. He grew up in Amritsar along with his two siblings, a brother Ashok Kumar Sharma and a sister Pooja Pawan Devgan.
He graduated from Khalsa College Amritsar where he first discovered his creative inclinations and developed his passion for singing.
As of 2017, he is rumored to be engaged to fellow comedienne Ginni Chatrath.
Kapil Sharma Career
Kapil Sharma moved to Mumbai to give wings to his creative dreams after spending years in Delhi and Amritsar doing theatre and minor regional shows. His decision turned his life around as he tasted success with his very first outing on Indian television where he participated and ultimately lifted the trophy of ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’ in 2007. Sharma made the best out of this well-deserved victory and went on to win 6 seasons of ‘Comedy Circus’ on Sony Entertainment Television. His growing popularity landed him many other shows where he participated as a contestant and continued to add many feathers on his hat. He also started his own production company called K9 Productions.
2013 however, took Sharma’s popularity to unprecedented heights, as he began his own show ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ in which he not only was the host but also, its producer. The comedy show cum talk show which invited the who’s who of Bollywood and entertained the guests and audiences alike with the insane shenanigans of a group of comedians became a hit with the masses.
Kapil never looked back after this, hosting shows & award functions, making his Bollywood debut with ‘Kis Kisko Pyar Karoon’ in 2015 and appearing as a celebrity guest on popular shows like ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati,’ ‘The Anupam Kher Show’ and ‘Koffee With Karan’ among others. Owing to his popularity the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi nominated him for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to which he has contributed a lot. He was also appointed as the brand ambassador of the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.
Forbes India went on to rank him 11 on their ‘Celebrity 100 list’ in 2016, thereby certifying his success.
As of 2017, Sharma is working on two Bollywood movies out of which a historical period drama ‘Firangi’ is set to release in November. He is also hosting his own comedy show called ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ since April 2016 on Sony Entertainment Television.
Awards & Achievements
Apart from the various achievements listed above, Sharma was conferred with the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year award in 2013.
Net Worth of Kapil Sharma
Kapil Sharma’s net worth is estimated to be $6 million (Rs. 40 crore estimated), thanks to his successful television career, budding cinema career, profitable production ventures and lucrative endorsement deals.
Sharma owns a luxurious house in the suburbs of Mumbai that is said to be valued at eight crore INR. He is also the proud owner of various luxury cars, like Mercedes Benz and Volvo XC 90 among others.
Sharma’s is a typical story of a small town man making it big in the city of dreams. However, it does inspire us to follow our dreams and not lose faith in our talent and capabilities. Now a renowned celebrity, Sharma does get embroiled in controversies here and there, but his popularity has remained unaffected by and large.