Abhishek Gupta (television personality)

Abhishek Gupta (born 16 June 1978), also known as Lucky, is an Indian who lives and performs in South Korea as a television personality and actor. He was a cast member in the talk-variety show Non-Summit.[1]

Abhishek Gupta
Born (1978-06-16) 16 June 1978 (age 44)
OccupationTelevision personality
WebsiteAbhishek Gupta on Instagram

Born in New Delhi, India, he graduated from the Department of Economics at the National University of India.

He entered the Republic of Korea on March 24, 1996 and has already worked as a broadcaster and actor in the early 2000s. He is also a businessman who runs Lucky India, a small business and Indian restaurant which also imports Indian sesame seeds.

He appeared 103 to 144 times as a representative of JTBC's "Non-summit" India, and dropped out to prepare to open an Indian restaurant. He appeared on tvN's "Wednesday Food Talk" episode 28 and in the 10th episode of "Thank you for the meal." In the SBS Monday-Tuesday drama "The Age of Wild Men", he played the role of "Major Watekar" of the U.S. Army, which often makes him appear as a supporting character in the composite video of the "Wild Men".

Abnormal SummitEdit

Instead of his real name, he appears under the nickname Lucky. He appeared as India's representative from 103 times in the abnormal talks that were reorganized into season 2.

Since he has relatively more experience in domestic broadcasting than other panels, he is responsible for the gag of season 2 while showing flexible talk without being nervous from the beginning of his appearance. Among the cast of abnormal talks, Sung Si-kyung and Jeon Hyun-moo are the oldest after the oldest of all abnormal representatives.

He is also the oldest brother who is warm hearted because of his age and long life in Korea. Above all, due to the long life in Korea, the pronunciation and intonation are quite natural. Although there may be a lack of vocabulary, the flow of words itself is so close to the level of native speakers that it is hard to tell if they are foreigners if they hear it with their eyes closed.

He may seem like arguing with Zahid Hussein, a Pakistani panel who has an unfriendly relation with India. It may seem like they are in a bad relationship , but both of them are not cranky but sarcastic, and they are at the level of acknowledging reasonable points from the other person and ending them with humor. Rather, the two's discussion tendencies are so gentlemanly that it is difficult to create a tense scene.

On April 10, 2017, he stopped appearing due to personal reasons. He later appeared as a guest on the show's announcement on August 7, 2017.


Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes
2003 Rustic Period Major Watekar SBS
2019 Pegasus Market Al-sahad Saladin tvN

Television showsEdit

Year Title Network Role Notes/Ref.
2016–2017 Non-Summit JTBC Cast member
2017–2018 Welcome, First Time in Korea? MBC Every 1
2017–2018 Travelmate O'live
2018–present South Korean Foreigners MBC Every 1
2019 Eurachacha Mansuro KBS 2TV
2020 King of Mask Singer MBC Contestant as "Kimchi" (ep. 253)[2]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2019 KBS Entertainment Awards Best Challenge Award Eurachacha Mansuro Won


  1. ^ Singh, L (9 May 2019). "Meet Lucky, Korea's Most Famous Indian". Rolling Stone India.
  2. ^ Ji Min-kyung (3 May 2020). "'복면가왕' 코드쿤스트·차청화·김강훈·럭키 1R 탈락..주윤발 6연승 도전 [종합]". OSEN (in Korean). Retrieved 3 May 2020.

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