Bharti Singh (born 3 July 1984), also known as Bharti Singh Limbachiya ,[3] is an Indian comedian and television personality. Singh has created numerous comedy shows as well as hosted various award shows. She participated in the reality shows Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 (2012), Nach Baliye 8[4] (2017) and Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9[5] (2019). In 2019, she appeared on Khatra Khatra Khatra, a show conceptualised by her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa for Colors TV. Since 2016, Singh has appeared in Forbes India's celebrity 100 list.

Bharti Singh
Singh in 2017
Born (1984-07-03) 3 July 1984 (age 39)[1]
Other namesBharti Singh Limbachiya
  • Actress
  • comedian
Years active2008–present
(m. 2017)
Comedy career
Notable works and roles

Early life edit

Bharti was born on 3 July 1984 in Amritsar city of Punjab in a Punjabi family.[1][6] Both of Singh's parents are from Punjab, with her father having ancestry from Nepal.[7] Her father died when she was two years old. Singh has two older siblings, a brother and a sister.[8] She is a graduate of the BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar.[9]

Career edit

Bharti was the 2nd runner-up in the stand-up comedy reality series The Great Indian Laughter Challenge on STAR One, where she received critical acclaim for her stand-up comedy child character named Lalli. She then appeared as a contestant on Comedy Circus. She hosted the show Comedy Nights Bachao along with Krishna Abhishek.

In 2011, she acted in the TV series Pyaar Mein Twist on STAR Plus and later appeared as a contestant on the celebrity dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 (2012). In 2012, she hosted the television show Sau Saal Cinema Ke, which premiered on 15 December 2012 on Star Plus alongside Karan Tacker, Ragini Khanna and Shruti Ulfat. She also appeared as a guest on MasterChef India.[10][11] and Nach Baliye 6.

She hosted India's Got Talent 5 (2014), India's Got Talent 6 (2015) and India's Got Talent 7 (2016). In 2017, she participated in Nach Baliye 8 on Star Plus along with Haarsh Limbachiyaa and finished in 6th place. In 2018, she appeared as a guest on the reality shows Dance Deewane and Bigg Boss 12, both on Colors TV. In the same year, she hosted India's Got Talent 8 on Colors TV and appeared on the comedy show The Kapil Sharma Show on Sony TV as Titli Yadav. In 2019, she participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 on Colors TV along with Haarsh Limbachiyaa again. Although Haarsh got eliminated in the 7th week, she managed to become a finalist and survive till the grand finale. She got evicted just before the grand finale.

In 2020, Bharti hosted Sony TV's India's Best Dancer and Colors TV's Hum Tum Aur Quarantine along with Haarsh Limbachiyaa.[12] She also participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi – Made in India and emerged as the 4th runner-up.

In 2022, she hosted Colors TV's show Hunarbaaz: Desh Ki Shaan along with Haarsh Limbachiyaa.[13]

Personal life edit

Bharti Singh with her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa

On 3 December 2017, Singh married writer Haarsh Limbachiyaa after dating him for few years.[2]

Singh has also been nationally ranked in archery and pistol shooting.[14]

On 21 November 2020, the Narcotics Control Bureau conducted a search at Bharti's residence and recovered 86.5 g of cannabis. She and her husband were taken in for questioning and they were later arrested by the bureau.[15][16][17] They were granted bail on 23 November 2020 after 2 days of interrogation.[18]

On 3 April 2022, the couple had their first child, a boy, Laksh Singh Limbaachiya nicknamed Golla.[19]

Filmography edit

Films edit

Year Title Role Language
2011 Ek Noor Punjabi
2012 Yamle Jatt Yamle
Khiladi 786 Milli Hindi
2013 Jatt & Juliet 2 Preet / Fake Pooja Punjabi
Rangan Style Kannada
2014 Mundeyan Ton Bachke Rahin Punjabi
2016 Sanam Re Babyji Hindi
2023 Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani Pushpa Hindi

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2008 The Great Indian Laughter Challenge Contestant 2nd runner-up
2009 Comedy Circus 3 Ka Tadka
2010 Comedy Circus Maha-Sangram
Comedy Circus Ke SuperStars
Comedy Circus Ka Jadoo
Adaalat Aarti Sinha
Jubilee Comedy Circus Contestant
2011 Comedy Circus Ke Taansen
Comedy Circus Ka Naya Daur
2012 Kahani Comedy Circus Ki
Comedy Circus Ke Ajoobe
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 5th place
F.I.R. Police SP Kamsin Aaha
2013 Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali Contestant
2014 India's Got Talent 5 Host
Gangs of Haseepur Contestant [20][21]
2014–2016 Comedy Classes Dancing Teacher Bharti
2015–2017 Comedy Nights Bachao Host [22]
2015 I Can Do That Contestant
2016 Comedy Nights Live Chintu Sharma [23]
Box Cricket League 2 Contestant [24]
India's Got Talent 7 Host
2017 Nach Baliye 8 Contestant 7th place [25]
2017–2022 The Kapil Sharma Show Various
2017 Comedy Dangal Judge [26]
2018 India's Got Talent 8 Host [27]
2019 India's Best Dancer [28]
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 Contestant 6th place [29]
Bharti Ka Show - Ana Hi Padega Host
Khatra Khatra Khatra [30]
The Khatra Show
2020 Hum Tum Aur Quarantine Host [31]
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi – Made in India Contestant 4th place [32]
2020–2021 Funhit Mein Jaari Various
2021 Dance Deewane 3 Host [33]
2021–2022 Indian Game Show Host
2022 Hunarbaaz: Desh Ki Shaan Host
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2022 Host
2022–2023 Favvara Chowk Favvara Devi

Special appearances edit

Year Title Role Ref.
2012 Bigg Boss 6 Herself
2013 Bigg Boss 7
Nach Baliye 5
Nach Baliye 6
Baal Veer
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6
2014 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7
Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale [34]
2015 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 6
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8
2016 Bigg Boss 9
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7
Bigg Boss 10 [35]
2017 Aadat Se Majboor
Lip Sing Battle
2018 Dance Deewane
Bigg Boss 12 [36]
2019 Super Dancer
Kitchen Champion 5
Hasdeyan De Ghar Vasde
2020 Dance Deewane 2 [37]
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 10 [38]
2021 Bigg Boss 14 [39][40]
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 [41]
Bigg Boss OTT
Bigg Boss 15
Sirf Tum
The Big Picture [42]
2022 The Khatra Khatra Show [43]
Ravivaar With Star Parivaar
Saavi Ki Savaari - Ganesh Utsav
2023 Entertainment Ki Raat Housefull
Bigg Boss 17

References edit

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