Abhishek Sharma (born 30 May 1983), popularly known by his screen name Krushna Abhishek, is an Indian actor, comedian and television host from Mumbai, Maharashtra. He is notable for his humours work in comedy shows on Indian television such as Comedy Circus, Comedy Nights Bachao and The Kapil Sharma Show.

Krushna Abhishek
Krushna Abhishek in 2017
Born
Abhishek Sharma

(1983-05-30) 30 May 1983 (age 40)[1]
Occupations
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • television host
Years active1996, 2002—present
Spouse
(m. 2013)
[2]
Children2[3]
RelativesSee Govinda family

He gained fame as a comedian after participating in Comedy Circus show's several seasons on Sony TV.[4] He also participated in dance reality shows, including Nach Baliye 3 (2007) and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 (2010).[5] His dance moves are greatly inspired by his maternal uncle, former leading Bollywood actor Govinda.[6]

He has hosted Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, OMG! Yeh Mera India, Comedy Nights Bachao, Comedy Nights Live shows on Sony TV, History TV18, Colors TV respectively. He also performs live stage shows.[7]

Early life edit

Abhishek Sharma was born to Atmaprakash Sharma from Himachal Pradesh and Punjabi[8] mother in Mumbai on 30 May 1983.[9] Actor Govinda is his maternal uncle. 1940s–1950s Hindi film actor Arun Kumar Ahuja was his maternal grandfather and singer Nirmala Devi was his maternal grandmother. His mother named him after her favourite actor Amitabh Bachchan's son, Abhishek Bachchan.[10]

Personal life edit

Krushna Abhishek is married to his long time girlfriend Kashmira Shah and they live in Mumbai.[11]

 
Abhishek with Kashmera Shah at the trailer launch of Aa Gaya Hero in 2017

Career edit

He made his Hindi film debut with Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat Hai (2002), and has acted in films like Hum Tum Aur Mother in 2005, Jahan Jaaeyega Hamen Paaeyega (2007), and Aur Pappu Pass Ho Gaya in the same year. Later he shifted to Bhojpuri films. He played the lead in the TV series, Sautela (Doordarshan) in 2007.[12][13]

He participated in various seasons of stand-up comedy show, Comedy Circus, including, Comedy Circus 2 (2008), Comedy Circus 3 (2009), where he was a wild card entry in Comedy Circus 3 (2009) with Sudesh Lehri.

He participated in the celebrity couple dance-reality shows, starting with Nach Baliye (Season 3) (2007),[14][15] and Kabhi Kabhii Pyaar Kabhi Kabhii Yaar (2008) along with Kashmera Shah and eventually won the latter. He also appeared in a similar show, Jalwa Four 2 Ka 1 (2008). In 2010, he participated in the dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (Season 4) with choreographer Robin Merchant.[16] Previously he had also appeared as a judge in the reality dance show on DD National, Krazzy Kiya Re, along with Sudha Chandran.

As a celebrity couple, he and Kashmera Shah took part in the reality show Love Lock Up on UTV Bindass in February 2011,[17] in which actress Priyanka Chopra played the role of peace maker.[18][19]

In 2016, he hosted and performed in Comedy Nights Live show of Colors TV, produced by Vipul D. Shah. It replaced popularity declined Comedy Nights with Kapil (2013–16) of Kapil Sharma. Later when the show itself got replaced Comedy Nights Bachao (2015–17) he hosted it and did comedy.[20]

In July 2017, he singed Sony TV's The Drama Company show produced by Kapil Sharma's former longtime girlfriend Preeti Simoes and her sister Neeti Simoes.

In 2018, he joined the second season of The Kapil Sharma Show along with Sudesh Lehri,[6] whom he collaborated with in Comedy Circus as well, after the first season closed down due to Kapil Sharma's poor health and mid-air altercations with supporting actors.[21][22]

In 2020, he starred in his new show Funhit Mein Jaari with Bharti Singh and others.[23]

In 2022, he launched the latest season of his History TV18's Infotainment show 'OMG! Ye mera India' (transl. OMG! This is my India). Till 2021 he has hosted 7 season of this show.[24]

Filmography edit

Television edit

Year Show Role(s)
1996 Just Mohabbat Vishal
2007 Nach Baliye 3 Contestant
2007 Sautela Yogank
2008 Kabhi Kabhii Pyaar Kabhi Kabhii Yaar Contestant
2008–2014 Comedy Circus Various Characters
2008 Jalwa Four 2 Ka 1 Contestant
Krazzy Kiya Re Judge
2010 Comedy Ka Daily Soap Host
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 Contestant
2011 Love Lock Up Guest
2013 Nadaniyaan Narrator
2014 Gangs of Haseepur Contestant
Mad in India Host
MAX Fully Deewana Contest[25] Various Characters
Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega Host
Badi Door Se Aaye Hain Jugnu
2014–15 Comedy Classes Various Characters
2015 Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah Host
2015–2017 Comedy Nights Bachao Various Characters
2016 Comedy Nights Live Pappu Singh
2016 OMG! Yeh Hai Mera India Host
2017 India Banega Manch
2017 Bittu Bak Bak Teacher
2017–2018 The Drama Company Various Characters
2018–2023 The Kapil Sharma Show
2019 Bigg Boss 13 Guest
2020–2021 Funhit Mein Jaari Various Characters
2024 The Great Indian Kapil Show Various Characters

Films edit

Year Title Role Language
2002 Enge Enadhu Kavithai Krishna Tamil
Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat Vicky Hindi
Tohar Pyar Chahi Bhojpuri
Poojiha Charan Maai Baap Ke Bhojpuri
Sathi Sanghatee Bhojpuri
Devar Ji Bhojpuri
Kahan Jaiba Najaria Churai Ke Bhojpuri
Kahe Bansuriya Bajaye Bhojpuri
2006 Suhaag Bhojpuri
2007 Hamaar Izzat Bhojpuri
London Wali Se Neha Lagai Bo Bhojpuri
Mumbai Che Pahune Marathi
Jahan Jaaeyega Hamen Paaeyega Tony Hindi
Aur Pappu Paas Ho Gaya Pappu / Prince of Trikamgarh Hindi
Sajnwa Anadi Sajania Khiladi Bhojpuri
Pyaar Ke Rang Hazaar Rahul Hindi
Ayi Ayi Yaa Karoon Main Kya Hindi
2008 Naag Naagin Vaibhav Bhojpuri
De Da Piritiya Udhaar Bhojpuri
Seeta Chhattisgarhi
Gawanwa Le Ja Raja Ji Bhojpuri
Rang Barse Ganga Kinaar Bhojpuri
8 PM: A Murder Mystery Inspector Raja Hindi
2009 Hamar Rajau Daroga No. 1 Bhojpuri
2012 Bol Bachchan Ravi Shastri Hindi
2014 Entertainment Jugnu Hindi
2015 2 Chehare Hindi
2016 Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 Mickey Hindi
2018 Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle Raaj Chopra Hindi
2019 Sharmaji Ki Lag Gai Murli Hindi
Time Nahi Hai Magan Hindi
Marne Bhi Do Yaaron Samay / Time Hindi
2020 O Pushpa I Hate Tears Shyam Hindi
2022 Love You Loktantra Hindi
2023 Fire of Love: Red Hindi

Dubbing roles edit

Film title Actor Character Dub language Original language Original year release Dub year release Notes
F3: Fun and Frustration Varun Tej Varun Yadav Hindi Telugu 2022 2023
Chandramukhi 2 Raghava Lawrence Pandian Sengottaiyan alias Vettaiyan Hindi Tamil 2023 2023
Leo Vijay Leo Das / Parthiban (Parthi) Hindi Tamil 2023 2023

Awards edit

References edit

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  2. ^ "Kashmera, Krushna secretly got married in July 2013". The Times of India. TNN. 18 January 2015. Archived from the original on 11 September 2018. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
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  10. ^ "Krushna Abhishek reveals his real name is Abhishek Sharma: 'I had to change my name due to Abhishek Bachchan'". The Indian Express. 18 May 2022. Retrieved 2 December 2022.
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  20. ^ "Comedy Nights With Kapil to be replaced by Comedy Nights Live". The Indian Express. 21 January 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2022.
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  24. ^ "OMG! Yeh Mera India". HISTORY TV18. Retrieved 2 December 2022.
  25. ^ "Comic relief on Sony Max". 22 August 2014.

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