Meet the pioneers of comedy revolution in India


A large chunk of people are not at all interested in daily soaps. To be specific, the professionals, whose life is all about the weekends, are the huge fans of the comedy shows. The best part of these shows is that here the entertainment is guaranteed. Comedy became a revolution after “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge” and the legacy continued through the likes of Comedy Circus, The Kapil Sharma Show, etc. It won’t be wrong to claim that people like Kapil Sharma will remain indebted to this genre of entertainment forever. But, have you ever thought about the fact that how creative must be the people who imagine and prepare these scripts? Meet the real think tanks, the pioneers, whose imaginations are delivered by these stars, to make them what they are. Following compilation is about the top comedy writers, whose lines are the souls of this genre and the stars like Mr. Sharma.

Raaj Shaandilya:

Raaj Shaandilya, popularly known as “Raaj Bhai” in comedy arena is perhaps the biggest name in the world of TV, especially in non-fiction genre. Indeed, he has achieved quite a lot at a very young age. Be it about “ The Laughter Challenge”, “Comedy Circus”, or “The Kapil Sharma Show”, he has left his impact everywhere. Everyone knows he is the most favourite creative person of Kapil Sharma. The fact that he was the content director of the very famous Kapil Sharma Show itself is quite enough to depict his expertise. Noteworthy fact here is to mention that Mr. Raaj’s found his name in Limca book of world record for writing non-stop 350 scripts. Moreover, he has written 200 scripts for the king of comedy Kapil Sharma. The industry knows that Shaandilya has written 98% of the scripts for the top 4 in comedy arena, Kapil, Krushna, Bharti, and Sudesh. Well, Raaj’s hilt is not limited in TV only; he has written the blockbuster Welcome Back, which collected the moolah (100 crore+) in box office. He has also penned well acclaimed Freaky Ali and Sanjay Dutt’s comeback film “Bhoomi”. Raaj has started his own production house as well.

Bharat Kukreti:

Bharat Kukreti is a hugely respected name in comedy arena, even by the leading names. In fact, many top writers today would accept to have learnt a lot from Mr. Kukreti, without any hitch. He was the content head of hugely popular Comedy Circus. Not just Comedy Circus, Mr. Kukreti has worked as a creative director in most of the popular comedy shows. Well, Mr. Kukreti has established himself as a creative consultant in tinsel town, post having a fulfilling career in journalism.

Amberdeep Singh:

The entire names mentioned over here do know Amberdeep very well. He was the writer during the early days of Comedy Circus. To be specific, he used to write for Rajeev Thakur’s funny acts. Amberdeep was the man as well to be associated with Comedy Nights with Kapil during early days, playing a crucial role in making it a success. He was the writer as well in second season of Movers and Shakers. Amberdeep too has penned for the shows like Hans Baliye, and Sunil Grover’s Mad in India. However, Mr. Singh is now busy in Punjabi film industry. In fact, he has bagged the Punjabi Film Fare Award in the category of Best Dialogue Writer, for the film Love Punjab.

Raj Verma:

Raj Verma is another much experienced name in comedy arena. Mr. Verma started his Comedy quest working closely with Sunil Pal, who everyone knows that bagged the trophy of Laughter Challenge. There is almost no reputed comedy show in which or there is no comedian (be it Kapil, Krushna or Bharti) for which Raj hasn’t penned. Be it about the marathon running Comedy Circus, the mega success “The Kapil Sharma Show”, or the hugely hyped “Comedy Nights Bachao”, Raj has worked with every show. Inspiring here is to mention that Mr. Verma has done this without any godfather and despite belonging to a middle-class family.

Manoj Sabharwal:

This writer is badass in real life as well, just like every Punjabi. When asked about how he started his comedy quest, Manoj says he started after knowing that the normal funny talks the Punjabis often make is paid in Mumbai; that’s his sense of humour. He is one of the highest-paid writers in comedy arena. The man with a big heart is quite spiritual as well. Manoj came in to the vision of well-known comedian Rajiv Thakur after scripting a skit comedy in a state level comedy competition. His journey started with “Masti Ki Paathsala” on NDTV GEC. And, there is no look back for him after that. Manoj has been the part of almost every comedy show one knows on the TV.

Harsh Limbachiyaa:

Harsh Limbachiyaa’s success and talent, both can be gauged through comedy queen Bharti’s success. It won’t be wrong to claim that Harsh is the man behind Bharti’s envious success. He usually writes for the bone-tickling punches Bharti explodes on stage. Needless is to say that Harsh is now the husband of Bharti Singh. Despite originally belonging to a middle class family, Harsh is now a much confident man. In fact, he has started his own production house called K3 Productions.

Vankush Arora:

Vankush joined comedy world when the popular show “Comedy Circus” was about to end. However, he managed to impress the top names within a very short period of time. However, Vankush’s biggest impact on Comedy arena was when he joined Kapil for “The Kapil Sharma Show”. He has also written the “Ravina Tandon” act in Comedy Nights Bachao.

Shobhit Sinha:

This true Lucknow ka launda is currently the favorite writer of Optimystix. It’s all about his passion as he says; and some hard work too. More than money, Mr. Sinha’s extreme exuberance is the reason that has brought him in this world. In fact, Shobhit runs a cab service in Mumbai, which is quite successful as well. He is pretty involved in social works too, running a NGO at such a young age, prime aim of which is to serve the nation. A true patriot Shobhit is an avid Osho follower and a very spiritual person. In fact, he is writing a spiritual comedy novel, with an intention to improve the intellect of the nation. Punching his both loves (comedy and spirituality), Shobhit is writing such a novel, thus becoming the first comedy writer to do so. Well, it’s really something fresh and out of box; isn’t it?

So, these names are basically the front-runner names in the world of comedy. The future looks quite bright for the genre as many young writers with a great talent are joining the industry with a lot of passion. To name a few, the likes of Kousten Sahu, Khalid Azmi, Lucky Songara, Abhishek Sharma, etc are also doing well for the industry.

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