Sunil Pal is an Indian comedian,[1] actor and voice actor. He was the winner of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge on STAR One. He has acted in various Bollywood films doing minor comic roles.[2]

Sunil Pal
Sunil Pal in 2016
Sunil Pal in 2016
Born (1975-09-19) 19 September 1975 (age 46)
NationalityIndian
OccupationComedian, Actor, Voice actor
Known forStage comedy
Websitesunilpal.in

In 2010, he wrote and directed a comedy film, Bhavnao Ko Samjho, which featured a record 51 stand-up comedians including Siraj Khan, Johnny Lever, Raju Srivastav, Kapil Sharma, Navin Prabhakar, Ahsaan Qureshi and many more.[3]

Early lifeEdit

Sunil Pal was born in 1975 in a Middle class Marathi speaking family in Mursa village in Bhadravati Taluka of Chandrapur district, Maharashtra. His father was a employee in Indian Railways. He studied in Janata Vidyalaya city branch school, Balharshah. He came to Mumbai in 1995 when his father got transferred. He joined the Junior College. There he used to mimic his professors and famous actors. After college, he struggled for three years.[4]

CareerEdit

Early careerEdit

During one of his interviews, he says that "I was working at a tea stall in Santacruz as waiter. Those days I'd sleep on the footpath. And I used to use the telephones of a nearby shop to keep in touch with my contacts in film industry."[5]

 
Sunil Pal at Thahake, Hasya Kavi sammelan at Thomso, IIT Roorkee

In 2000, Sunil got a chance to do a world tour with Aamir Khan for Lagaan as a junior artist. He was also involved in other tours of famous actors like Priety Zinta and Aishwarya Rai.

The Great Indian Laughter ChallengeEdit

Later Sunil Pal contested in The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, and won the competition. He was the favourite of viewers, who were enthralled by his remarkable ability of impersonating many film actors (like Sunil Shetty, Nana Patekar, Sunny Deol, Dharmendra, Naseeruddin Shah, and Irrfan Khan) with commanding progress. In addition, his self-created character of the drunkard "Ratan Noora" was widely admired.

BollywoodEdit

Soon after the show followed many small roles in Bollywood movies. So far he has worked in seven films. His first major Hindi film, Bombay to Goa released in 2007, although he has played small roles in Hum Tum and Phir Hera Pheri. On a tour with Sonu Nigam, he met Neeraj Vohra (writer and director) who later gave him a role in Phir Hera Pheri (2006). He has also worked in Apna Sapna Money Money and he has produced, written, and directed a film called Bhavnao ko Samjho. The film is in the Guinness Book of World Records for a record 51 stand up comedians acting in a single film.[6] While the film was bashed by critics, audience members who follow The Great Indian Laughter Challenge enjoyed the film, due to the stand-up comedians acting in the film and jokes which were similar to the show.

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Films Role Notes
2004 Hum Tum
2006 Phir Hera Pheri Munna Bhai's sidekick
2006 Apna Sapna Money Money Matha Prasad's assistant
2007 Bombay to Goa (2007 film) Lal Singh
2008 Krazzy 4 Taxi Yadav
2010 Bhavnao Ko Samjho Sunderlal Yadav also director
2014 Kick
2014 Money Back Guarantee also director
2015 Sasu Cha Swayamwar Baji Marathi film
2015 Main Hoon Rajinikanth Arvind Mukherji The Khaas Aadmi
2015 Dirty Politics Nathu Lal
2018 Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle
2019 Wig Boss
2019 Sharma Ji Ki Lag Gayi

TelevisionEdit

Year Serial Role Channel Notes
2005 The Great Indian Laughter Challenge - I Contestant (Winner) STAR One
2008 Comedy Champions Contestant Sahara One
2010 Comedy Circus Ke SuperStars Contestant Sony TV with Priya Marathe

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bharti Singh की Drugs Case में गिरफ्तारी पर बोले Comedian Sunil Pal और Raju Srivastava". Zee News Hindi. 21 November 2020. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Sunil Pal gets candid about his upcoming film 'Lockdown To Unlock' | Hindi Movie News - Bollywood - Times of India". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  3. ^ Team, Tellychakkar. "Before Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon and Bhavnao Ko Samjho, Kapil made his acting debut 13 years back with THIS movie, READ MORE". Tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Comedian Sunil Pal trapped by calling doctors as demons and impostors, FIR lodged - Oneindia". hindi.oneindia.com (in Hindi). Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  5. ^ IndiaTimes interview with Sunil
  6. ^ "Most professional stand-up comedians in a feature film". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 16 November 2019.

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