Sanjay Mishra is an Indian comedian, most famous for his role as Apple Singh, featured in the ESPN Star Sports during the 1999 Cricket World Cup. Apart from that, he has acted in countless other Bollywood films, his most famous roles being Dil Se (1998), Ankhon Dekhi Click to look into! >> Read More... (2013) and Jolly LLB (2013) to name a few.

Born in 1963 in Bihar, Sanjay Mishra joined the National School of Drama after his graduation. He acted in many TV commercials before he got a role in the TV series Chanakya in 1991. In 1995 he made his Indian film debut in Oh Darling!Yeh Hai India! followed by Rajkumar (1996) and Satya (1998). His Role in Satya and Dil Se (1998) helped him grab a role in Office Office Office- Office is a Hindi-language sitcom written >> Read More... as Shukla. For the next few years he appeared in TV serials till 2005 after which he completely switched to Bollywood films. His acting was much praised in Bunty Aur Babli Click to look into! >> Read More... , Apna Sapna Money Money, Golmaal:Fun Unlimited and Dhamaal, the last two being consecutive hits in 2006. He later starred in many small roles in big banner films before his role as RGV in All The Best:Fun Begins made him a national phenomenon. His famous dialogue "Dhondu Just Chill" was a common dialogue on the streets.

He went on to win the Indian TV Honors Golden Globe awards in 2011. In the same year he won the Star Screen Awards and in 2014, won the Jagran Films awards.

His recent releases include Phas Gaye Re Obama, based on the Indian recession, Bhoothnath Returns Click to look into! >> Read More... and Kick. Though Sanjay Mishra did some serious roles in a couple of films like Zameen, Charas and Satya, he is mainly recognised as a comedian.
Rajiv Thakur Hindi Actor

Rajiv Thakur

Rajiv Thakur is a Punjab-based stand up comedian who is a well-known face of the Indian television stand-up comedy based programs. He shot to fame with ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge part 3’, where he was declared one of the finalists. His journey as a comedian got fresh feathers with some other noted television comedy series like ‘Comedy Circus’ & ‘Ustadon Ke Ustad’, where he got the opportunity to work with some of the most cherished champions of the Hindi comedy world. To name a few, He worked with Raju Srivastav, 'Sunil Pal' & Kuldeep. He made a guest appearance on the show ‘Raju Hazir ho’, which was aired on the NDTV Imagine. He is a regular theatre and plays artist. He has appeared in some very famous plays like ‘Mirch Masala’ & ‘Eh Ta Kamaal Ho Gaya’. A lively person at heart Rajiv Thakur is constantly exploring the opportunities to work on new projects, especially addressing social issues. He also aspires to try his luck in the movies and is up with a few projects in his hands. Apart from the comedy, he has been associated with some projects as a director, editor, creative head and script writer. With a tremendous amount of calibre, he wants to make a name for himself in the entertainment industry and seems to be going great. Another Version Of Rajiv Thakur Rajiv Thakur is a stand-up comedian actor who has participated in various TV shows. For his interest in comedy shows, he was first appreciated as a contestant, when he made his debut in the year 2008. His first appearance was in a TV show called ‘Comedy Champions’, which was aired on the Sahara One TV channel. The show was based on performances of jokes, which was never seen before on Indian television. This show was a mixture of comedy jokes presented by Pakistani and Indian actors. Due to its popularity, the show lasted for two seasons. Rajeev Thakur made an advent in the TV comedy shows, along with his other contemporary stand-up comedian artists such as Rajeev Nigam, Kuldeep Dubey, and Sunil Pai, among others. The show helped artists like Rajeev Thakur, with fresh content of jokes matching with their personality and style of performances. After this show, the actor came back again as a contestant on another comedy show that was telecast on Sony Entertainment TV channel. The program was ‘Comedy Ka Daily Soap’. The show was totally hilarious as it presented the mimicries of famous celebrities. In this show, many stand-up comedians and other actors from small screen had participated. The show had 32 episodes and reached it’s final telecast just within two months. It is sad that many stand-up comedian actors are not given any chances in film projects. Hence, the talent of many stand-up comedian actors is not yet tapped well in the entertainment industry, which is really very sad. Yet one must cheer this actor who shone brilliantly in every performance that he communicated to audiences through TV shows.

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Shakeel Siddiqui

A stand-up comedian who can’t stop making people laugh, Shakeel Siddiqui, was born in 1964, Karachi. He was not quite a part of the industry until Umer Shareef (one of the most talented and well-established comedian) gave him a chance and he was cast in a stage play, along with Umer Shareef himself. This play is what gave him a boost to his career, and soon he was cast in many stage plays, such as Beauty Parlor, Budha Ghar pays high, and Chand Baraye Farokht. For a short period, he was also cast in a Pakistani TV show, named Yeh Zindagi Hai, aired on Geo Tv. His career in the Indian Television Industry started when he was selected as a contestant in a tv-show named Comedy Circus, season one. He was paired with one of the most talented actresses in the Indian television industry, Urvashi Dholakia,  who played the role of Komolika Basu in the tv serial Kasautii Zindagii Kay (October 29, 2001- February 28, 2008). The pair turned out to be the favorites among all the contestants in the show, even though they didn’t win the competition, but Shakeel became so popular among the audience that he was cast in the next season as a co-host. He was again paired up, in another competition, with the same co-star, i.e., Urvashi Dholakia, in a tv show Ustaadon Ka Ustaad (2008), which they won. Shakeel went back to Pakistan after the tragic event of Mumbai Attacks (2008) when he was being threatened by Indian extremist nationalists, and he had no other choice than to go back to Pakistan. He again appeared on Indian television screen when he was cast in a TV show named Comedy Classics, aired on life OK.

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