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The Kapil Sharma Show

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The Kapil Sharma Show
File:The Kapil Sharma Show.png
GenreSketch comedy
Chat show
Created byKapil Sharma
Written byPradip Chaturrvedii
Lakhbir Lehri
Vankush Arora
Dinesh Brigedier
Anukalp Goswami
Mahesh Bhalla
Directed byBharat Kukreti
Creative directorPankaj Sudheer Mishra
Presented byKapil Sharma
StarringKapil Sharma
Bharti Singh
Sumona Chakravarti
Sunil Grover
Ali Asgar
Chandan Prabhakar
Rochelle Rao
Krushna Abhishek
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes265
Camera setupMulti-camera
Production companiesK9 Films
TEAM (triumbh entertainment & media)
Salman Khan Television
Banijay Asia
DistributorSony Pictures Networks
Original networkSony Entertainment Television
Picture formatPAL (576i)
HDTV 1080i
Original release23 April 2016 (2016-04-23) –
External links

The Kapil Sharma Show is an Indian Hindi stand-up comedy and talk show broadcast by Sony Entertainment Television. Hosted by Kapil Sharma, the first season of the show had its premiere on 23 April 2016. The series revolved around Kapil Sharma and his neighbours in the Shantivan Non Co-operative Housing Society. The filming of the show took place at Film City situated in Goregaon East, Mumbai.[1] The first season of the show was produced[2][3] by Kapil Sharma's production house K9 Films in association with Frames Productions while the second season is being jointly produced by Salman Khan Television and Banijay Asia with K9 Films and TEAM (Triumbh Entertainment & Media) as the creative producers.[4][5]

Format[edit | edit source]

Series overview[edit | edit source]

Season No. of episodes Originally broadcast (India)
First aired Last aired
1 130 23 April 2016 (2016-04-23) 30 August 2017 (2017-08-30)
2 135 29 December 2018 (2018-12-29) present

The series format is largely identical to that of Comedy Nights with Kapil.[6] The Kapil Sharma Show revolves around Kapil Sharma and his team of comedians, including Sumona Chakravarti, Kiku Sharda, Chandan Prabhakar and Rochelle Rao, who play residents of the Shantivan Non-cooperative Housing Society. Normally every episode unfolds in two parts with the first part being a comic skit enacted by the actors of the show and the second part being the celebrity interview where popular personalities from various fields indulge in a light-hearted interaction with Kapil Sharma. Navjot Singh Sidhu was the permanent guest of the show but was replaced by Archana Puran Singh after 16 February 2019.[7][8]

Cast[edit | edit source]

Season 1[edit | edit source]


  • Kapil Sharma as himself / Chaapu Sharma / Inspector Shamsher Singh / Rajesh Arora / Gapu / Tapu / Shatrughan Sinha's mimic[9]
  • Sunil Grover as Dr. Mashoor Gulati / Rinku Devi / Piddhu / Amitabh Bachchan's mimic / Dharmendra Singh / Navjot Sidhu's mimic[10]
  • Ali Asgar as Nani / Begum Luchi / Amitabh Bachchan's mimic / Dr. Mashoor Gulati's Father [11]
  • Kiku Sharda as Bumper Lottery (Nurse in 50-50 Hospital) / Santosh (Rinku Devi's sister-in-law) / Inspector Damodar Ishwarlal Gaitonde / Bachha Yadav (Milkman) / Kaccha Yadav (Bachha Yadav's twin brother) / Sunny Deol's mimic
  • Bharti Singh as Babli Mausi / Lalli[12]
  • Chandan Prabhakar as Chandu (CEO of Dubai tea stall) / Abhishek Bachchan's mimic
  • Sumona Chakravarti as Sarla Gulati (Dr. Mashoor Gulati's daughter, Kapu's childhood friend and love interest of Chandu also )
  • Rochelle Rao as Lottery Akela (Nurse in 50-50 Hospital)
  • Sugandha Mishra as Teacher Vidyavati / Kangana Ranaut's mimic

Recurring[edit | edit source]

Season 2[edit | edit source]


  • Kapil Sharma as himself, Kapu Sharma (Sharma Bandhu Salah-Center owner), Rajesh Arora, Shatrughan Sinha's mimic & Chapu Sharma, Inspector Shamsher Singh.[14]
  • Kiku Sharda as Bachcha Yadav (Milkman, father of 11 children), Accha Yadav, Bumper Lottery, Lawyer[15]
  • Sumona Chakravarti as Bhoori (Titli Yadav's sister, Chandu's love interest)[16]
  • Chandan Prabhakar as Chandu (advisor at Sharma's Salah Center), Keerthi Lal, Bimla Devi, Shakal, Chandni (Chandu's mother) [17]
  • Krushna Abhishek as Sapna Sharma (Sapna Beauty Parlor owner, Kapil's sister), Jackie Shroff's mimic, Sanjay Dutt's mimic, Miti Mouse (spoof of Mickey Mouse)[18][19]
  • Bharti Singh as Titli Yadav, (Bachcha Yadhav's wife, mother of 11 children), Guddu (Baccha and Titli's eldest son), Khammo Bua (Kapil's aunt)[20]
  • Rochelle Rao as Chingaari, (Robert Paswan's sister)[16]
  • Edward Sonnenblick as Robert Paswan (Chingaari's brother)[21]
  • Navjot Singh Sidhu as Previous Permanent Guest
  • Archana Puran Singh as Permanent Guest (current)
  • Harbhajan Singh in a guest appearance for two episodes
  • Rajiv Thakur as Thakur and various characters
  • Parvati Sehgal as Various Characters
  • Puja Banerjee as Gorgeous Customer[22]
  • Surabhi Mehra and Samriddhi Mehra as Chinki and Minki (twin sisters)[23]
  • Divyansh Dwivedi as Kachcha Yadav (Son of Bachcha Yadav and Titli Yadav)[24]

Development[edit | edit source]

On 22 December 2015, The Times of India reported that Sharma had decided to end his Comedy Nights with Kapil series and might move it to Star Plus or Sony Entertainment Television (India) with a new title because of his unhappiness with Colors TV. He said, "Yes, it's true. We told them we would go off the air in December, but since they didn't have a replacement ready, they requested us to continue till January 17".[25] On 4 February 2016, The Times of India reported that the new show would be called Comedy Style.[26] On 2 March, the newspaper confirmed that the new show would air on Sony TV. At a press conference the day before, the show's title was announced as The Kapil Sharma Show. Asked the reason for the change from Comedy Style, Navjot Singh Sidhu said that the show's creative team was uncertain about the name and conducted market research. Sharma's fans wanted a title like Kapil Wala Show, and the team came up with The Kapil Sharma Show.[27]

Sharma and his team promoted the future show with live performances in Delhi, Lucknow, Bhopal and Amritsar, and the first episode was shot before a live audience in Delhi. According to Sharma, "Our aim has always been to bring a smile to everyone and with The Kapil Sharma Show we wish to do just that". Sony TV head Danish Khan said, "We are delighted to have Kapil and his talented team of writers and artists to put up this show: The Kapil Sharma Show."[28] The producers invested 50 lakh (US$70,000) in the show's first promotion,[29] introduced by Sharma and his team on 1 March. Asked what had hurt him the most after the cancellation of Comedy Nights with Kapil by Colors TV, Sharma said: "I am only hurt by the fact that they (Colors TV) removed the show from YouTube. It had become a historical show. They shouldn’t have removed it."[30]

On 1 March a contest, "Kapil Se Mil" ("Meet Kapil") was started by Sony TV to give viewers an opportunity to meet Sharma.[28] The series premiered on 23 April 2016. Originally scheduled for 26 episodes,[31] it was later extended indefinitely.[citation needed]

Controversy[edit | edit source]

On 31 August 2017 the spokesperson of Sony Entertainment Television announced that Kapil Sharma and the channel have mutually agreed to give the show a short break as shooting of several episodes had to be cancelled in the past few days due to Kapil Sharma's poor health. It was said that the show will be back on air soon and it aired back in December 2018 .[32] The show started losing TRP post Kapil's mid-air altercation with co-star Sunil Grover. After that, his health started deteriorating which made him skip the show for a couple of episodes.[33] After the controversy Grover left the show along with Chandan Prabhakar and some other cast members.[34][35] After few episodes Krishna Abhishek and Bharti Singh join the show as new cast followed by re-entry of Prabhakar.[36][37][38][39]

Reception[edit | edit source]

The Kapil Sharma Show's first season received a mixed reception from critics and audiences.[40] Namrata Thakker of Rediff.com gave it 2.5 stars out of 5 stars, liking the characters of Sunil Grover and Ali Asgar but saying that "the series has big shoes to fill considering how successful their earlier show Comedy Nights With Kapil was."[41] Chaya Unnikrishnan of Daily News and Analysis gave the series two stars out of five but said, "Kapil Sharma’s wit and funny one-liners bring a laugh". Although she praised part of the show ("In fact, the 10 minutes or so where [Sharma] has a monologue is the best part of the show"), Unnikrishnan called it "dull and disappointing".[42] In her 1.5-star review, Letty Mariam Abraham of Mid Day said: "The whole look and feel of the new set is interesting, even if the jokes are old". However, "Kapil brings nothing new to the plate and it seems like waste of the prime time slot."[43] The season 2 of the show got a favorable opening according Broadcast Audience Research Council ratings, with 8.1 million impressions.[44] The second season, received highly positive response from critics and Audience, which also won Kapil the honours of most viewed comedian in London World book of records.

Viewer response[edit | edit source]

According to the reports published by the Broadcast Audience Research Council, the show's first episode of the show generated 8,943 responses. Although some viewers were happy to see the same contestants back after watching Comedy Nights with Kapil, others were disappointed with the show's repetitive humour and chaos.[45] The series' 16th episode, featuring the Sairat team and airing on 12 June 2016, had good ratings show in the non-fiction category.[46]

Awards[edit | edit source]

Year Award Category Recipients Ref
2020 Producers Guild Film Awards Best Comedy Show The Kapil Sharma Show
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Comedy Show The Kapil Sharma Show [47]
Best Director - Comedy Bharat Kukreti
Best Actor in a Comic Role Kiku Sharda
Krushna Abhishek
Best Actress in a Comic Role Bharti Singh
Comedy Genius Kapil Sharma

References[edit | edit source]

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