The ace comedian Sunil Grover is very popular for his comic timing and giving some charming fictional characters. Recently, he became the regular figure in the news because of his public tussle with his friend Kapil Sharma. While the Kapil Sharma Show has gained worldwide popularity, Sunil Grover emerged out as the backbone of the show by playing the character of Dr. Mashoor Gulati.
The actor is now living a completely different life and busy with some Bollywood and Web-series projects. He was seen playing an important character in the movie Bharat and Pathakha. He is all set to play an important role in Amazon Prime’s upcoming web-series Dilli. The actor is full of layers. Check out these interesting facts about Sunil Grover to know him better.
1. Sunil Grover is a highly qualified theatre artist
It has been seen that all you need is confidence and an active mindset to be a comedian on stage. It is certainly not the case with Sunil Grover. The actor-comedian holds a master’s degree in Theatre from Chandigarh. It looks like he was not planning his life this way.
2. Sunil Grover was the host in Radio Mirchi
Unexpected to digest, but Sunil used to be Radio Jockey as well. He was the voice behind RJ Sud on Radio Mirchi. He had hosted the popular show ‘Hansi Ke Phuware’ by playing the character of Sudarshan aka Sud. Later, he got an award for his outstanding voice-over performance from Radio and Television Advertising Practitioners Association of India Award.
3. Sunil was the Brand Ambassador of Filmy Channel
Sunil Grover made his TV debut with the show ‘Chala Lallan Hero Banne’ on Filmy Channel. Later on, he hosted some spoof shows like ‘Kaun Banega Champu’ and ‘Kya Aap Paanchvi Fail Champu Hai’ on the same channel. Sunil was the brand Ambassador of Filmy Channel for some time.
4. Sunil featured in many movies and songs
Apart from his recent contribution to films like Bharat and Pathakha, he has been part of many other films. He made an appearance in ‘Pyar To Hona Hi Tha’, ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’, Baaghi, and many others. The music video ‘Mere Husband Mujhko Piyar Nahin Karte’ was quite popular when he donned the getup of Rinku Bhabhi.
5. Sunil did the ramp walk as Gutti for Mandira Bedi
Sunil Grover did the ramp walk by wearing saree. The show was to reveal the Mandira Bedi’s Saree collection, and Sunil Grover, like a true rockstar, did his ramp walk in his Gutti Avatar. It was the moment when Gutti got more applause than the biggest supermodels in that fashion show.
6. The inspiration Gutthi comes from his college classmate
One of his famous characters Gutthi was inspired by his college classmate. He said that there were not so many girls in his college and most of the presented girls were similar to Gutti. Moreover, Sunil Grover is a big fan of Shah Rukh Khan and he has to mimic him many times during the shows and events as well.
7. Sunil practice his jokes on wife before anyone else
Sunil Grover is a family man with a child. In an interview, Sunil Grover said that his wife, Aarti accompanies him in a few social gatherings. He used to crack the jokes first on his wife, if she burst out in laughter, then he would go ahead with the joke otherwise he dropped the joke from his list. It is surprising because Sunil used to perform on stage and there was numerous occasion when he made situational jokes.
8. Sunil Grover was discovered by Jaspal Bhatti
During the college days, Sunil Grover auditioned for the late satirist comedian Jaspal Bhatti. He got the opportunity to work with him.
9. Sunil was part of India’s first Silent Comedy Show
Sunil Grover was the part of India’s first silent comedy show Gutur Gu. The Guntur Gu show was broadcasted on SAB TV. Sunil featured in the show for its initial 26 episodes.
10. Sunil was approached for Bigg Boss many times
Sunil Grover was offered to feature in the Bigg Boss many times, but he refused the offer. He gave a straight forward answer saying he can’t see himself locked for 3 months and fighting for petty issues.
Well, Sunil Grover is a master artist as he is a radio jockey, anchor, actor, and an ace comedian. Surely the actor has tried almost everything and come a long way.