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Sunil Grover Details
Profession Actor
Celebrity Type Movie/TV Star
Age 46 years old as of 2023
Date Of Birth 3 August 1977
Zodiac Sign Leo
Birthplace Sirsa Haryana
Height 5.9 Feet
Weight 64 Kgs
Notable Work The Kapil Sharma Show
Net Worth 21 crore
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Biography

Sunil Grover is a Mumbai-based Indian performer and comedian who has appeared in Hindi and Punjabi films and television shows. He rose to prominence for his portrayal of Gutthi on the television program Comedy Nights with Kapil

Still he is best known for his roles as Dr. Mashhoor Gulati and Rinku Devi on The Kapil Sharma Show. In addition he appeared in the Bollywood features Gabbar Is Back The Legend of Bhagat Singh and Bharat.

Age

Sunil Grover was born on 3 August 1977 in  Mandi Dabwali town of Sirsa district Haryana. He is currently 46 years old as of 2023. His zodiac sign is Leo.

Education

There is very little information available about Sunil’s education but he received a Master's Degree in Theatre from Panjab University Chandigarh. 

Family

Sunil Grover comes from a Punjabi family. His father is J.N. Grover but the name of his mother is not known yet. He also has a younger brother Anil Grover. Sunil is also happily married to his wife Aarti and the couple also has a son together named Mohan Grover.

Struggle

Sunil Grover is a well-known actor today but things were not always so rosy for him. Sunil recently discussed his struggle to make it big in the film business and how things turned out for him after days of failure on social media. The actor revealed that he used to be paid Rs 500 per month for his job. However his determination to find better employment and his hard work kept him going. He admitted that things changed after his comedy character Gutthi became a TV hit. Sunil expressed surprise that the crowd was cheering for him when he was introduced as the actor who plays Gutthi in Comedy Nights With Kapil.

Sunil reflected on his early struggles saying After I finished my master's in theatre I came to Mumbai to act. But for the first year I did nothing but party. I resided in a posh neighbourhood using my savings and some money from my parents. I'd only make about Rs 500 per month. But I expected to be successful shortly. He stated that he always knew he could perform because the main guest at his school function once told him that he should not have participated in a drama competition because it was unfair to others.

Career

Grover was found by the late satirist and comedian Jaspal Bhatti during his college days. He also appeared in the first 26 episodes of India's first silent comedy program SAB TV's Gutur Gu. During the 2000s he made his broadcast debut on Filmy with Chala Lallan Hero Banne.

He became well known for his comical characters such as Gutthi Rinku Bhabi and Dr. Mashoor Gulati after appearing on the comedy program Comedy Nights with Kapil. In the performance he also impersonates renowned Bollywood actors such as Amitabh Bachhan and many others which was well received by the audience. Sunil quit the show after a fight with his co-star Kapil Sharma. Grover returned to television shortly after leaving Kapil's program with Star Plus's Kanpur Wale Khuranas hosted by Aparshakti Khurana. The plot of the show was identical to The Kapil Sharma Show but it didn't last long and was quickly cancelled.

Grover made his Punjab film debut in 2016 with Vaisakhi List and the following year he played Shraddha Kapoor's parent in Baaghi.He returned to television in August 2020 with the show Gangs of Filmistan on Star Bharat where he portrayed Bhindi Bhai. The exhibition will conclude in October 2020. Grover played Gurpal Chauhan in the political thriller web series Tandav directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and starring Saif Ali Khan.

Top 5 TV shows/ web series of Sunil Grover

The Kapil Sharma Show

The Kapil Sharma program also known as TKSS is a Sony Entertainment Television Hindi-language stand-up comedy and talk program. The first season of the program hosted by Kapil Sharma premiered on April 23 2016. 

The plot centered around Kapil Sharma and his Shantivan Non Co-operative Housing Society neighbours. Sunil Grover played the role of Dr. Mashoor Gulati Rinku Bhabhi and other characters on The Kapil Sharma Show. 
He was one of the most popular and beloved comedians on the show and his characters became fan favorites due to his impeccable comic timing and hilarious performances. 

Gutur Gu

Gutur Gu is a silent comedy produced by B. P. Singh and directed by Prabal Barua that airs on the Indian satellite television station SAB TV. It was also the first silent comedy sitcom in India. Sheetal Maulik and Sunil Grover star alongside Nayan Bhatt Bhavana Balsavar Jaydutt Vyas and KK Goswami in the film. 

The cast members of the show do not talk on-screen. In Gutur Gu Sunil Grover played the character of Ballu a simple and innocent man with a unique way of dealing with everyday situations. Despite not speaking a word Sunil managed to convey a range of emotions and expressions through his body language and facial expressions which made him a delight to watch on screen.

Comedy Circus

Sunil Grover was a regular participant and performer in the popular Indian comedy TV series Comedy Circus. The show which aired from 2007 to 2018 was a platform for comedians to showcase their talent through various comedy sketches and performances.

In Comedy Circus Sunil Grover was known for his versatility and ability to play a wide range of characters. He often teamed up with other comedians to perform skits and was known for his impeccable comic timing and ability to make people laugh.

Sunil's most popular character on the show was the iconic Gutthi a lovable and quirky woman with a unique way of speaking and dressing. The character became an instant hit with audiences and helped Sunil gain widespread recognition and popularity. In addition to Gutthi Sunil also played other memorable characters on Comedy Circus including Dr. Mashoor Gulati Rinku Bhabhi and Suryaputra Karn among others. His performances on the show were widely appreciated and he won numerous awards for his work.

United Kacche

Sunil Grover Manu Rishi Sapna Pabbi Satish Shah Nayani Dixitt Neelu Kohli and Diksha Juneja appear in the Hindi-language Slice of Life comedy series United Kacche. Manav Shah and Dharampal Thakur helm the film which is produced by Yoodlee Films. The show was set to debut on ZEE5 on March 31 2023. 

The program follows the lives of Indians Pakistanis and Bangladeshis who are illegal immigrants in England and are referred to as Kachche. Sunil Grover is the leading actor in the show and performs the role of Tango Tejnder Gill. The plot revolves around the storyline that  Tejnder Gill fulfills his father's longtime dream of emigrating to Europe albeit illegally. 

The show follows Tejinder's existence in the UK as a Kaccha including his relationships with his roommates family love life and struggles to find work while avoiding authorities.

India's Laughter Champion

Banijay Asia produces India's Laughter Champion an Indian reality stand-up comedy series. Since June 11 2022 the program has been broadcast on Sony Entertainment Television. Rochelle Rao hosts the program and the judges are Shekhar Suman and Archana Puran Singh. It took the position of The Kapil Sharma Show. It concluded on August 27 2022. Rajat Sood was the winner. 

Sunil Grover's performances on the show were widely appreciated and he quickly gained a following for his unique brand of comedy. He had a talent for mimicry and his impressions of famous Bollywood actors and personalities were a hit with the audience.

Sunil's most memorable character on the show was that of Rinku Devi a boisterous and talkative woman from a small town. He also played other characters including a news reporter and a Bihari politician among others.

Career Timeline

Movies

Year Movies Role
1998 Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha Barber Totaram
1999 Mahaul Theek Hai NA
2002 The Legend of Bhagat Singh Jaidev Kapoor
2004 Main Hoon Na College Student
2005 Insan Mahesh
2006 Family: Ties of Blood NA
2008 Ghajini Sampat
2009 Dev.D Band singer in the song Emotional Attyachar
2011 Mumbai Cutting NA
2013 Zila Ghaziabad Faqeera
2014 Heropanti Driver Devpal
2015 Gabbar is Back Constable Sadhuram
2016 Vaisakhi List Tarsem Lal
2016 Baaghi P. P. Khurana
2017 Coffee with D Arnab Ghosh
2018 Pataakha Dipper
2019 Bharat Vilayti Khan
2022 Goodbye Pandit Ji
2023 Jawan TBA

TV Shows

TV show Role
Full Tension Various characters
Professor Money Plant Various characters
Ssshhhh...Koi Hai Unnamed
Lo Kar Lo Baat Himself
Kya Aap Paanchvi Fail Champu Hain? Ruk Ruk Khan
Kaun Banega Champu Ruk Ruk Khan
Chala Lallan Hero Ban ne Lallan
Gutur Gu Balu Kumar
Comedy Circus Various characters
Comedy Nights with Kapil Gutthi Khairatilal Kapil's father in law and Various characters
Mad In India Chutki
The Kapil Sharma Show Dr. Mashoor Gulati Rinku Devi Piddu and Various characters
Indian Idol 9 Dr. Mashoor Gulati/Rinku Devi
Sabse Bada Kalakar Dr. Mashoor Gulati
Super Night with Tubelight Dr. Mashoor Gulati Bachchan Sahab and Various characters
Super Night with Padman Dr. Mashoor Gulati Rinku Devi and Various characters
Dus Ka Dum Bachchan Sahab and Rinku Devi
Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan Professor Sahab
Kanpur Wale Khuranas Mr. Khurana
25th Star Screen Awards Stree (Character from film Stree)
Bigg Boss (Hindi season 13) Guest Appearance
Gangs of Filmistan Bhindi Bhai (Don)
India's Laughter Champion' Dr. Mashoor Gulati and Rinku Devi

Controversies

There are a few controversies revolving around Sunil Grover and Kapil Sharma. Sunil Grover left Comedy Nights with Kapil solely because he requested a salary increase from Kapil which Kapil rejected.Kapil Sharma who was allegedly drunk at the time was accused of being abusive to Sunil Grover on a flight from Melbourne Australia in March 2017. A few days later Kapil acknowledged on Facebook that he and Sunil had an argument and he questioned the motives of eyewitnesses who claimed he had assaulted Sunil. 

Networth

Sunil Grover came a long way from earning Rs.500 a day to earning Rs 10-12 lakhs per episode in Kapil Sharma’s show. According to caknowledge Sunil Grover's monthly revenue is around Rs 25 lakh and his yearly income is around Rs 3 crore. The comedian charges around Rs 25-30 lakhs for a film Rs 10-15 lakhs per episode for a television program and around Rs 1 crore for brand endorsements.His net worth is estimated to be around Rs 21 crore.

The actor resides in a posh neighbourhood of Mumbai with his wife and son. His house is believed to be worth around Rs 2.5 crore. He also possesses two luxury vehicles the BMW5 and BMW7 each worth Rs 60 lakh and Rs 1 crore. Not only that but Sunil Grover is also a huge sneakerhead with a shoe collection worth crores. The comedian also possesses a very expensive native house in Sirsa Haryana.

Awards

Interesting Facts

  1. Sunil started his career as a radio jockey in Radio Mirchi’s show Hansi Ke Phuware after which he did anchoring and then turned into a comedian.
  2. His famous Gutthi character was based upon his college experiences in Guru Nanak college as there were very few girls as compared to boys who had personality traits like Gutthi.
  3. In 2014 he won the Star Parivaar Award for Favourite Mazebaan.
  4. He is the brand ambassador of the Filmy channel.

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