Atul Khatri is a 40+ stand-up-comedian from Mumbai, India. He was born on January 10, 1968. Atul completed his secondary education from St. Theresa's Boys High School. He later went on to obtain a Bachelor degree in Engineering from the University of Mumbai.
He also did a certification course in Business Management from Manchester Business School, England. After completing his undergraduate and certificate course, Atul took the position of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), at Kaytek Computer Services Private Limited, his family business.
He spent his 30's building his family business. In 2011, Atul got tired of his monotonous lifestyle. He wanted to start something new. His wife fully supported him, and they considered various career choices for Atul. Initially, he thought about becoming a Disc Jockey (DJ), or a bartender, but then came the moment of epiphany, when Atul realized his potential to be humorous.
Atul had always been very active on his Facebook account, and even during his days as a CEO at Kaytek, he often posted a lot many jokes on his Facebook page, for comic relief. In fact, the pseudonym of this 40+ CEO is "Horny Sindhi."
But, it was only when he was looking for an alternate career, that he realized how his simple jests were cherished by people; and that was when he decided to give Comedy a chance. In 2012, he took a resolution to do an open mic show.
Everything that happened before is now history. He did a lot of open mic shows, and people loved him. Atul managed to gain immense popularity after receiving the "CEO's Got Talent" Award by Fremantle Media. This was a huge success for him. In the same year, Atul joined the "East India Comedy," founded by Sorabh Pant.
The company gave him a huge platform to express his talents. What happened afterward is like an inspiring film script. He started doing independent stand-up-comedies. Atul became the face of many advertising campaigns.
He has advertised for Muthoot Finance, Amazon. Com, Rebtel, and Matrix Sim Card. In 2012, Atul participated in the Melbourne International
, held in
. He was amongst the three finalists in the Festival. He is now a YouTube star with millions of followers. Atul performs at "East India Comedy," "The Comedy Store," and "The Canvas Laugh Factory."
In 2014, Khatri was invited in Belgium, to perform at the prestigious "Utrecht Internal Comedy Festival. He also performed in San Francisco for a fundraiser for an American-Indian foundation. He was the only Indian to be invited to perform at Hong Kong International Comedy Festival, held in 2014.
He is rated as one of the top twenty Indian stand-up-comedian, by CNN. Despite being one of the oldest comics in the field of Comedy in India, Atul has a confidence about himself and his humor. He feels that age is not a barrier, neither a minus point, but it adds up to the number of subjects he can talk about, owing to his experience in life. His stand-up-comedy covers various themes, including, Nationality, Married life, Parenting, Religion, Psychology, and the list goes on. He is now regarded as one of the finest comedians of India.