Published On: Tue, Nov 29th, 2011

Sunil Pal The Great Standup Comedian

Sunil Pal was born in Chandrapur(Maharastra, India). He is a popular Indian comedian and actor, and the 2005 winner of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge on STAR One. Lately he has been seen acting in many Bollywood flicks doing minor comic roles.

Sunil Pal came to Mumbai in 1995 when his father (who then used to work with Indian Railways) got transferred.

He joined the Junior College. There he used to mimic his professors and famous actors. After college, he struggled for three years.

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.
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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, Aishwarya Rai.

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 Irfan Khan) with commanding progress. In addition, his self-created character of the drunkard “Ratan Noora” was liked. 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 bit roles in Hum Tum and Phir Hera Pheri. 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.

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