Sunil Grover anniversary special: debut with Ajay Devgn, earning 500 rupees a month for mainstream television
Comedian Sunil Grover is one of the most popular actors on Indian television. He is popularly recognized by his character names Gutthi and Dr. Mashoor Gulati from Comedy Night With Kapil and The Kapil Sharma Show. The actor is one year older today and we bring you some of the interesting facts about the funny man we bet you didn’t know.
Born in Sirsa, Haryana on August 3, 1977, the comedian has become everyone’s favorite due to his wonderful comedic timing and incredible expressions. The talented comedian, who entertained audiences with his rib-tickling comedy, is celebrating his 45th birthday today.
Sunil Grover used to imitate teachers
Sunil had been interested in acting since his childhood and he used to entertain his friends by imitating his teachers at that time. Over time, his interest in acting grew and he decided to make a career out of it. He even holds a master’s degree in theater from the University of Punjab Chandigarh.
Sunil Grover’s debut in Bollywood
The comedian made his Bollywood debut in Pyar Toh Hona Hi Tha, playing the role of a barber in the 1998 film. The film starred Ajay Devgn and Kajol in the lead roles.
Sunil was also an RJ
Before becoming famous in the television industry, the comedian hosted for years a popular series, Hansi Ke Phuware on Radio Mirchi. He played the role of Sudharshan aka South in the series. He even received awards from the Radio and Television Advertising Practitioners Association of India for his outstanding voiceover performance.
Sunil Grover walked a ramp as Guthhi
Many don’t know that Sunil walked the ramp in a saree with Mandira Bedi, who even opened up about her experience with the Deccan Herald. She said: “I have never heard such loud cheers at a fashion show. Gutthi received more applause than the tallest model. Every pose, every movement she made; every step she took triggered massive applause ”
Sunil was also a Filmy Channel Ambassador
The comedian made his television debut with Chala Lallan Hero Banne on the Filmy Channel. He hosted shows like Kaun Banega Champu, Kya Paanchvi Fail Champu hain for the same channel. He was also the channel’s ambassador for a while.
Sunil Grover initially earned Rs 500
Sunil once spoke of his childhood and the harsh reality of Bombay. Speaking to the Humans of Bombay social media platform, he said, “I’ve always been good at playing and making people laugh. I remember when I was in my final year in a theater competition – the main guest said I shouldn’t participate because it was unfair to others! After completing my masters in theater, I came to Mumbai to play comedy. But the first year, all I did was party. I lived in an upscale neighborhood, using my savings and some money from home. I would only earn around Rs.500 per month. But I thought I would be successful soon.
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