Sunil Grover

Sunil Grover (born 3 August 1977) is an Indian actor and stand-up comedian. He came into limelight for his portrayal as Gutthi on Comedy Nights with Kapil but gained popularity for playing the role of Dr Mashoor Gulati on The Kapil Sharma Show. Grover was also seen in Bollywood film Bharat.[4]

Sunil Grover
Sunil Grover at Tassel Fashion & Lifestyle Awards 2016.jpg
Grover at Tassel Fashion & Lifestyle Awards 2016
Born (1977-08-03) 3 August 1977 (age 42)[1][2][3]
Years active1995 – present

Early life and family backgroundEdit

Sunil Grover was born on 3 August 1977 in Mandi Dabwali, Haryana. He received Master's Degree in Theatre from Panjab University Chandigarh. He is married to Aarti and has a son Mohan.[1][2][3]

Acting careerEdit

Grover was discovered during his college days by the late satirist and comedian Jaspal Bhatti.[5] He has also acted in India's first silent comedy show, SAB TV's Gutur Gu in the initial 26 episodes.

He gained a lot of popularity from the comedy show Comedy Nights with Kapil and became well known for his comical characters like Gutthi, Rinku Bhabi and Dr. Mashoor Gulati.[6][7] But after having a controversial fight with his co-actor Kapil Sharma, Sunil left the show.[8][9]

Soon after leaving Kapil's show, Grover returned to television with Star Plus's show Kanpur Wale Khuranas with Aparshakti Khurana as the host. The plot of the show was similar to that of The Kapil Sharma Show, but it didn't last long and soon went off air.[10][11]

Sunil debuted in the Punjab film industry, with Vaisakhi List in 2016 and the same year he portrayed Shraddha Kapoor's father in Baaghi.


  Denotes films / dramas that are not yet released


Year Title Role
1998 Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha Barber Totaram
1999 Mahaul Theek Hai[12]
2002 The Legend of Bhagat Singh Jaidev Kapur
2005 Insan Mahesh
2006 Family: Ties of Blood
2008 Ghajini Sampat
2011 Mumbai Cutting
2013 Zila Ghaziabad Faqeera
2014 Heropanti Driver Devpal
2015 Gabbar is Back Constable Sadhuram
2016 Vaisakhi List Tarsem Lal
Baaghi P. P. Khurana
2017 Coffee with D Arnab Ghosh
2018 Pataakha Dipper
2019 Bharat Vilayti Khan


Title Role Notes
Full Tension Various characters [12]
Professor Money Plant Punjabi Television series[12]
Lo Kar Lo Baat Himself
Kya Aap Paanchvi Fail Champu Hain? Ruk Ruk Khan
Kaun Banega Champu
Chala Lallan Hero Ban ne Lallan
Gutur Gu Balu Kumar
Comedy Circus Various characters
Comedy Nights with Kapil Gutthi, Khairatilal, Kapil's father in law and Various characters [13][14][15]
Mad In India Chutki [16][17]
The Kapil Sharma Show Dr. Mashoor Gulati, Rinku Devi, Piddu and Various characters [18]
Indian Idol 9 Dr. Mashoor Gulati/Rinku Devi [19]
Sabse Bada Kalakar Dr. Mashoor Gulati Guest appearance
Super Night with Tubelight Dr. Mashoor Gulati, Bachchan Sahab and Various characters Television special to promote Tubelight
Super Night with Padman Dr. Mashoor Gulati, Rinku Devi and Various characters Television special to promote Padman
Dus Ka Dum Bachchan Sahab and Rinku Devi Television special
Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan Professor Sahab
Kanpur Wale Khuranas Mr. Khurana
25th Star Screen Awards Stree (Character from film Stree) Co-hosted the show with Ayushyaman Khurana, Vicky Kaushal and Salman Khan
Bigg Boss (Hindi season 13) Guest Apearence Along with harsh limbachiyaa


Title Notes
Hansi Ke Phavare Sud on Radio Mirchi[20]


Title Role
Daaru Peeke Girna Billa Sharabi
Mere Husband Mujhko Piyar Nahin Karte Rinku Bhabhi

Dubbing rolesEdit

Animated filmsEdit

Film title Original voice Character Dub Language Original Language Original Year Release Dub Year Release Notes
Chicken Little Adam West Ace – Hollywood Chicken Little Hindi English 2005 2005


  1. ^ a b "Sunil Grover (@WhoSunilGrover) | Twitter". Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Everything You Need To Know About Sunil Grover Aka Gutthi". 14 March 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Happy Birthday Sunil Grover: RJ Sud to Gutthi to Rinku bhabhi, his journey has been a laugh fest. Watch videos". The Indian Express. 8 March 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  4. ^ "'Pataakha': Vishal Bhardwaj reveals the look of five main characters | Bollywood Bubble". Bollywood Bubble. 11 August 2018. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  5. ^ Sunil Grover aka GutTV News (26 July 2014). Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  6. ^ Sunil Grover's Chutki fails to recreate Gutthi magic Archived 10 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Hindustan Times (21 February 2014). Retrieved on 13 August 2015.
  7. ^ Sunil Grover in new avatar as Sabjee. (11 March 2014). Retrieved on 13 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Sunil Grover Finally Breaks Silence on The Kapil Sharma Show Comeback Rumours". News18. 18 September 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Kapil Sharma threw a shoe at Sunil Grover because the team ate before him". Hindustan Times. 22 March 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Sunil Grover's Kanpur Waale Khuranas to go off air, comedian explains why". Hindustan Times. 10 January 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Sunil Grover's Kanpur Wale Khuranas to go off air soon. Here's why". India Today. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  12. ^ a b c "I love being a 'wanna-be' sometimes: Sunil Grover". Hindustan Times. 18 October 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  13. ^ There are so many girls like Gutthi: Sunil Grover – The Times of India. (29 October 2013). Retrieved on 13 August 2015.
  14. ^ I left 'Comedy Nights with Kapil' to earn more money: Sunil Grover. (5 December 2013). Retrieved on 13 August 2015.
  15. ^ "Sunil Grover shoots for Comedy Nights". Patrika Group (24 July 2014). Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  16. ^ Sunil Grover’s ‘Mad In India’ a poor version of Comedy Nights with Kapil. The Indian Express (21 February 2014). Retrieved on 13 August 2015.
  17. ^ Sunil Grover's new role on Mad In India is child named Sabjee. Retrieved on 13 August 2015.
  18. ^ Sunil Grover says, My intentions are to act and to entertain with dignity. The GenX Times. Retrieved on 6 April 2017.
  19. ^ "Sunil Grover earns praises for his performance on the grand finale of Indian Idol Season 9 finale". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  20. ^ Radio Ha-ha | Business Standard News Business Standard > Beyond Business (14 September 2008). Retrieved 26 April 2016.

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