The Kapil Sharma Show is an Indian Hindi stand-up comedy and talk television series which premiered on 23 April 2016 and is broadcast by Sony TV. The series revolves around Kapil Sharma and his neighbors in the Shantivan Non-cooperative Housing Society. The series, which was originally scheduled for 26 episodes, was later extended indefinitely.
Development began in December 2015, when Sharma announced his plans to create a new show for a Hindi general-entertainment channel other than Colors TV. The series received mixed reviews; one critic said, "Kapil Sharma’s wit and funny one-liners bring a smile", but another called it "dull and disappointing". It has received positive feedback from audiences, gaining top TRP ratings in the non-fiction category.
The series' format is largely identical to that of Comedy Nights with Kapil. The Kapil Sharma Show revolves around Sharma and his team of comedians, including Kiku Sharda, Sunil Grover, Sumona Chakravarti, Chandan Prabhakar and Ali Asgar, who play residents of the Shantivan Non-cooperative Housing Society. Each episode features Bollywood celebrities, who usually promote their latest film, and joke with the cast. "Navjot Singh Sidhu" plays a permanent houseguest who impresses the celebrities with his poetries.
Kapil Sharma as Himself / Host / Kappu Sharma (Siti Cable Anchor) / Ghatrughan Sinha (Host of Kaun Bhail Crorepati) / Gappu Sharma (Kappu and Chappu's brother) / Chappu Sharma (Kappu and Gappu's brother) / Rajesh Arora (Dr. Mashoor Gulati's cousin from Delhi) / Bhatori (Rajesh Arora's mother) and various characters.
Navjot Singh Sidhu as a permanent guest
Sunil Grover as Dr. Mashoor Gulati (runs 50-50 Hospital and Tyre shop) / Suryaprakash (show inaugurator) / Rinku Devi (Kappu's neighbour and Santosh's sister-in-law) / Suman Hooda (Inspector lady police) / Piddhu (Navjot Singh Sidhu's Duplicate) / Kulchi (Dr. Mashoor Gulati's mother) / Unknown Character(Similar to Guthi in Comedy Nights with Kapil and various characters.
Ali Asgar as Pushpa Nani (Kappu's grandmother) / Mama (Kappu's uncle) / Begum Luchi (Courtesan of Nawab Moolchand Khan) / Babynaz (Heroine) / Dadu (Dr. Mashoor Gulati's father) and various characters.
Kiku Sharda as Bumper (nurse in 50-50 hospital and Lottery's sister) / Santosh (Rinku Devi's sister-in-law) / Motabhai (Rinku Devi's husband) / Nawab Moolchand Khan (Begum Luchi's husband) / Damodar Ishwarlal Gaitonde [DIG] (Inspector) / No Chopra (popcorn seller) / Builder / Murli (Old man in Kappu's neighbourhood) / Bachu Chaube (Milkman) and various characters.
Chandan Prabhakar as Chandu (Dubai tea-stall owner and Khajoor's father) / Vimla Devi (Kappu's neighbour) / Pakori (Chandu's mother) and various characters.
Sumona Chakravarti as Sarla (daughter of Dr. Mashoor Gulati and childhood friend of Kappu) / Wife of Dr Mashoor Gulati and various characters.
Rochelle Rao as Lottery (Nurse in 50-50 hospital) and various characters.
Sugandha Mishra as Vidyavati (Khajoor's teacher) / Farangi (old woman in Kappu's neighbourhood) and various characters.
Kartikey Raj as Khajoor and various characters.
Suresh Menon as Mohan (public-toilet owner in Kappu's neighbourhood) and various characters.
Manju Sharma as Thandai Devi (Chandu's wife and Khajoor's mother)
Upasana Singh as Twinkle (Kappu's neighbour and old friend of Dr. Mashoor Gulati) and various characters.
Talented actor Irrfan Khan is on the sets of The Kapil Sharma Show to promote his new film Hindi Medium. Deepak Dobriyal, Dishita Sehgal and music composer duo Sachin-Jigar also grace the show with their presence.