Your search for the most popular & best stand-up comedians in India ends here. Follow this list of the top 10 best Indian stand-up comedians.
It’s not at all an easy job to make people laugh. You have to come up with clever yet humorous ideas and act likewise to make the audience laugh. Stand-up comedians have this skill and that’s why they make people laugh.
The Bollywood film industry has delivered truly the greatest comedy actors over time. We’re talking about the best stand-up comedians of India who have given numerous jaw-dropping laughter acts and become Indian comedy kings. Let’s run down the list below and tell us your favorite Indian comedian’s name in the comment section.
Top 10 Best Indian Stand-up Comedians of All Time
10. Bharti Singh
Bharti Singh is a popular Indian television personality, host, and stand-up comedian of all time. She is popularly portrayed as the laughter queen of India. She was born on 3 July 1984 in Amritsar of Punjab, India. This female stand-up comedian has also been ranked at the national level in archery and pistol shooting.
Bharti kick-started as a comedian with The Great Indian Laughter Challenge as a runner-up (2nd) and is highly appreciated for her comic character Laali and had no turning back from then. She has participated in numerous comedy shows, films, dance shows, and reality shows. Besides, she has also been ranked on Forbes India’s celebrity 100 list.
Bharti is married to writer Harsh Limbachiya and has a son Laksh. She has over 6.9M followers on Instagram and 10M followers on Facebook which confirms her vogue among fans.
9. Ali Asgar
Ali Asgar is a veteran Indian comedian, and TV and film actor, popular as Daadi from the comedy and celebrity talk show Comedy Nights with Kapil. Besides, this vintage comedy king has worked in the Indian TV comedy show F.I.R and the daily soap Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki.
Ali is in the film and television industry for nearly 35 years, appearing in several films, dramas, and reality shows and hosting a few shows. He is recognized among the best Indian stand-up comedians of all time and never disappoints his fans with his outstanding performances. He has four awards for his excellent acting skills and apt comic timing, winning people’s hearts and huge recognition.
8. Sudesh Lehri
Sudesh Lehri is a film, & television actor, and one of the most famous stand-up comedians in India. He is one of the most loved and best Indian comedians that will always remember. He was born on 27 October 1968 in Jalandhar of Punjab, India. The 3rd Great Indian Laughter Challenge was his first comedy show and he ended as 3rd runner-up in the show.
His later participation in Comedy Circus Show with Krushna Abhishek brought massive popularity across India, and both won the show thrice. Since then, he has appeared in various comedy shows and films, creating an impression in the audience’s minds. Lehri in the Indian film Ready was among the highly loved character from the other brilliant performances.
7. Sunil Pal
Sunil Pal is another one of the best stand-up comedians in India. He is also a voice artist, actor, director, and the winner of the show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. Being a contestant in a pair of comedy shows, Sunil directed, wrote, and produced Bhavnao Ko Samjho with a record of 51 comedians cast in this film. Ratan Noora, his created comic character, gained him wide recognition.
He has acted in many films such as Bombay to Goa, Phir Hera Pheri, Apna Sapna Money Money, Dirty Politics, Main Hoon Rajinikanth, and Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle. He is a brilliant talent in the Indian entertainment industry.
6. Sunil Grover
Sunil Grover is one of the most popular Indian comedians of the current era. He is also an actor, host, voice artist, and performer. He is hugely popular as a character Gutthi, Rinku Devi, and Dr. Mashoor Gulati on the famous show The Kapil Sharma Show and Comedy Nights with Kapil. This stand-up comedy king is part of several films, web series, television shows, and animated movies.
Sunil has been in the industry for 24 years and has gained millions of fans all over the country. He is married to Aarti Grover and has a son together. Sunil portraying Dr. Mashoor Gulati is all set to appear in India’s Laughter Champion.
5. Raju Srivastav
Raju Srivastava is an Indian stand-up comedian, actor, politician, and Title holder of The King of Comedy. The winner of Champions and 1st runner-up of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge has been in the industry for over 25 years. He participated in comedy and reality shows such as Nach Baliye, Bigg Boss, Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala, Comedy Circus, Comedy Nights with Kapil, and, The Kapil Sharma Show.
Raju is married to Shikha Srivastav, and they have 02 children, Ayushman and Antara. He recently appeared in India’s Laughter Champion, making the audience roll on floors laughing.
4. Ehsaan Qureshi
Ahsaan Qureshi is an actor, performer, comedian, and The Great Indian Laughter Challenge runner-up. Born in Seoni in Madhya Pradesh, he has come a long way in achieving success and popularity with his talent. He is truly one of the most popular and best Indian stand-up comedians of all time.
Ehsaan is famous for his style of comedy and has participated in reality shows and dramas, adding to his widespread recognition. He acted in various films such as Bombay to Goa, Bhavnao Ko Samjho, Ek Paheli Leela, Ab Hoga Dharna Unlimited, and Hanuman Bhakt Hawaldar. He is married to Zeenat Qureshi and has a son Athesham and a daughter Sumbul.
3. Krushna Abhishek
Abhishek Sharma aka Krushna Abhishek is best famous as a successful comedian in India. He is also a dancer, actor, host, and producer. He has perfect jokes punch timing and great humor that audience loves the most.
Krushna has participated in stand-up comedy shows including Comedy Circus seasons 1, 2, and 3. Besides this, he is a part of numerous reality shows such as Nach Baliye 3, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4, Jalwa Four 2 Ka 1, and Krazzy Kiya Re. Apart from comedy and reality shows, Abhishek has acted in many films that are a credit to his huge appreciation as Bol Bachchan, Entertainment, Time Nahi Hai, Kahe Bansuriya Bajaye, and Marne Bhi Do Yaaron. Sapna, his comic character from The Kapil Sharma Show, is loved globally and has attracted millions of hearts toward him.
2. Kapil Sharma
Kapil Sharma is a prominent stand-up comedian, actor, presenter, producer, performer, and host in the Indian television industry. He is a widely acclaimed personality who entered the Forbes list of Celebrity 100 twice (2016 and 2017) and was 3rd in the list of Most Admired Personality in India in 2015.
Kapil participated in several seasons of Comedy Circus, which had his 06 consecutive wins. Later, this modern comedy king produced the shows, Comedy Nights with Kapil and The Kapil Sharma Show. These comedy and celebrity talk shows hosted by him brought even more fame and worldwide acclamation. He has an enormous fan base with over 43.7M Instagram followers, 33M Facebook followers, and 19.6M Twitter followers.
1. Johnny Lever
John Prakash Rao Janumala, renowned in the industry with the name Johnny Lever is the most successful and best Indian stand-up comedian of all time. He is a comedian and film actor and among the first comedians in the stand-up category in India.
This Indian comedy king has been in the industry for 38 years and has already acted in over 350 films gaining a massive appreciation for character portrayal and comic sense. Babulal from Baazigar and Pappi Bhai from Golmaal Again are some of his most loved characters gaining acclamation. He has 02 nominations and 13 Filmfare awards for various characters he played, along with Deewana Mastana, Dulhe Raja, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, and Raja Hindustani.