This Stand-Up Comedian SHARED Rickshaw Rides With Kapil Sharma

A popular stand-up comedian tells us about his struggling days where Kapil Sharma was by his side

Did you know that Entertainment Ki Raat comedian Balraj Sayal and Kapil Sharma go back a long way?

kapil sharma poses for a photoshoot
Kapil Sharma Poses For A Photo Shoot

Well, recently got in touch with Balraj and during the course of the conversation he happened to reveal an interesting anecdote about his friend Kapil Sharma.

While Balraj has made a name for himself in the last couple of years, few know that Kapil was an integral part of his struggling days. We asked if he plans to beat the popular comedian in times to come, he says, “I know Kapil Sharma for 15 years now, when he was just Kapil and not THE Kapil Sharma. He was my senior in college. He has guided me several times. In fact, when I came to Bombay, we used to stay together for 5 months. He made me familiar with the city and its transport.”

balraj sayal is seen in entertainment ki raat
Balraj Sayal From Entertainment Ki Raat

He adds, “My first show was on Star One called Laughter Ke Phatke where Kapil was judge and I, a participant. We used to travel in the same auto. We go way back and I can't think of beating him at any cost.”

It’s taken Balraj a while to make a mark. What stopped him from becoming a household name earlier despite participating in numerous reality shows? "I guess time was not in my favour because no one has ever told me that my work ‘lacks’ that X-factor. Also, I feel that I performed with bigger names in the past and was overshadowed. However, now, I am the only comedian and the rest are actors. I am finally getting my due. The focus is on me. Thank God,” he explains.

balraj sayal in comedy nights bachao
Balraj Sayal In Comedy Nights Bachao

Balraj has been part of shows like The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala, Comedy Nights Bachao Season 2 and Comedy Ka Dangal.

Image Source: APH Images, youtube/starworld & instagram/balrajsyal