Sunil Grover is one of the finest comedians in India. He is known for his work in Comedy Nights with Kapil as “Guthhi”, and has been a part of few famous Bollywood films as well. He is equally famous for playing ‘Dr. Mashoor Gulati’ and ‘Rinku Devi’ in the ‘Kapil Sharma’ show.
Early Life and Background
Sunil was born on 3rd August, 1977 in Haryana. He has studied in Arya Vidya Mandir, a school in Dabwali, Haryana, and has done his graduation from Guru Nanak College. After receiving his B’Com degree, he pursued for Master’s in Theatre from Punjab University located at Chandigarh.
Jaspal Bhatti, the late satirist, noticed Sunil Grover’s acting skills when he was studying in college. He started his TV career with ‘Full Tension’ with Jaspal Bhatti. This was followed by Gutar Gu (India’s first silent comedy serial), Comedy Circus, Comedy Nights with Kapil, and the latest being, The Kapil Sharma Show.
Sunil has done side roles in movies like Pyar Toh Hona Hi Tha, The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Ghajini, Zila Ghaziabad, Gabbar is Back, Baaghi etc. In between his movies and TV serial projects, Sunil also worked under Radio Mirchi, hosting a small show called Hansi Ke Phavvare by Sud.
In ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ Sunil Grover proved to be one of the best performers with his ‘Gutthi’ act. It was so viral that there were social media pages built solely on his character. In the middle of the show’s successful run, Sunil left the show to create ‘Mad in India’ which was a flop.
Sunil Grover went back to Comedy Nights with Kapil, and the sterling duo of Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover rocked the show, along with fellow stars like Kiku Sharda, Ali Asgar; etc. The whole team that stood together transitioned into the ‘Kapil Sharma Show’ in 2016 on Sony, when the team had an unholy exit with Colors Channel.
Sunil Grover’s popularity is on par with Kapil Sharma; the two are now a force to reckon with, in the Indian comedy landscape.
Characters in the Kapil Sharma show
Sunil Grover plays the show’s inaugrator ‘ Suryaprakash, lady police Suman Hooda, neighbor of Kappu Rinku Devi, and Dr. Mashoor Gulati (running a hospital and a tyre shop), apart from other characters.
According to reports, Sunil Grover charges from Rs. 10 to Rs. 12 lakh per show. His net worth is close to Rs. 2 crore
Sunil Grover wife – Aarti
Sunil is married to Aarti, an interior designer. He often practices his dialogs in front of her first. If she approves of it, only after that he performs the same in public. But he says that there have been times, when she has laughed at his jokes but the people did not respond with the same enthusiasm. The two have a son called Mohan, who was born in the year 2008.