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These famous five Indian stand-up comedians are making it big in films & TV – Take a look!

Indian stand-up comedians

With the internet, stand-up comedy acts have really seen a boom over the past few years. More and more people now seem connected to the videos and some even eagerly wait to watch their favourite ones perform on stage. Buying tickets for the best stand-up comedian is the latest fad these days and is catching up fast. Also, some of them have even made it to movies and forayed into television as well with their own standalone shows and film projects. Here’s a list of artists who have successfully managed to transition into films and TV in the recent past.

1. Kapil Sharma

India’s favourite prime time stand-up comedian, Kapil Sharma started his own celebrity chat show called ‘Comedy nights with Kapil’ in 2013 and became a household name shortly after. He even went on to star as the lead actor in commercially and critically successful films like ‘Kis Kis Ko Pyaar Karoon’ and ‘Firangi’. Kapil is now at a level where he is also the producer of his show, ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ along with the channel. Recently, the comedian also featured on Netflix with his stand-up special, ‘I’m not done yet’. Well, that’s what even we’re saying, Kapil! We’re not done watching you yet! Keep going!

2. Amit Tandon

Known for his clean comedy, Amit Tandon is an immensely popular name in the Indian stand-up comedy industry. He was one of the first Indian stand-up comedians on Netflix, Amit has done over 200 international shows across 25 countries in his short-span of career till now. Recently, Amit announced his own standalone TV show called ‘Goodnight India’ in partnership with Sony Sab and the comedian has been making rounds on the internet ever since. Although we don’t know much about the show, it will be a family comedy serial, given the channel’s content strategy and target audience. Goodnight India has already been scheduled for prime time on the channel. We surely can’t wait to watch Amit in this one!

3. Prajakta Koli

The youth Youtube icon, Prajakta Koli started off her journey in the world of comedy with her Youtube channel back in 2015. Focussing on relatable and observational videos based on one’s daily life situations, Parajakta managed to carve out a niche for herself at a very early stage in her career. Ever since, the comedian got the opportunity to be a part of various comedy shows like ‘The comedy premium league’ and ‘Tune in with Tanmay’ in the digital space. Not just that, even Prajakta tried her hand at acting with the Netflix original, ‘Mismatched’, which is coming up with a sequel this year. The comedian has also signed on a bollywood biggie, called ‘Jug Jug Jeeyo’ starring Varun Dhawan, Neetu Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Kiara Advani, backed by Karan Johar. Now that’s a Bollywood debut that we definitely look forward to, what say!

4. Bhuvan Bam

The Indian comedian, writer, singer, songwriter, and YouTube personality from Delhi, Bhubvan Bam rose to fame with his comedy channel on YouTube named BB Ki Vines. The multi-talented performer recently achieved a new feat by launching his own production house with a comedy web-show, Dhindora, with himself in the lead role. The show went on to be extremely successful with an IMDB rating of above 9 on almost every episode. Way to go Bhuvan!

5. Mallika Dua

The Indian comedian, actress and writer and our very own ‘Tinder aunty’, Mallika Dua shot to fame with the viral video of Shit People Say: Sarojini Nagar Edition, which was written, styled and enacted by Dua herself. Since then, Mallika has been a fan favourite in the world of stand-up comedians in India. Mallika went on to be a part of various shows like Amazon Prime’s ‘Comicstaan’ and the Netflix original ‘The comedy premium league’ alongside the best comics of the industry. Mallika also made her acting debut in films with a small role in the 2017 smash hit, ‘Hindi Medium’, and later went on to be a part of films like ‘Namastey England’ and ‘Indoo ki jawaani’ in significant roles. The talented actor has also shared screen space with Shah Rukh Khan in his last film, ‘Zero’ in 2018. More power to you, Mallika!