Kapil Sharma was born in a Punjabi Brahmin family in Amritsar, Punjab. His father was in the police force and mother was a housewife. He is from a Middle-class family. he was fond of acting and wanted to become an actor and comedian
Kapil Sharma started his career from Punjabi channel mh1 'hasde hasounde raho' but was second runner up.Then he participated in a comedy reality show Ustaadon Ka Ustaad (2008); where the contestants of Comedy Circus performed against contestants from Great Indian Laughter Challenge. He also co-hosted a comedy show Chhote Miyan (2008) with Juhi Parmar on Colors. In 2009, he joined the comedy reality show hass Baliye (STAR One), as a wild card entry with Bavneet Chatrath (also known as Ginni) as his partner. He also co-hosted the first Punjabi international film awards inToronto in 2012.
Challenge Season IV with Chandan Prabhakar. He won Comedy Circus Ke Taansen and has worked on comedy show Comedy Circus Ka Naya Daur with his partner Shweta Tiwari and won it. He is also a singer and was contestant in Star Ya Rockstar. He was a wild card entry and reached up to the final where he came second. He also won Kahani Comedy Circus Ki. In February 2013, Kapil Sharma was selected among top 100 celebrities inForbes India magazines and he was ranked 96th in that list. His show "Comedy Nights with Kapil" became the biggest milestone of his career. In December 2013, Kapil Sharma was ranked 93rd in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list.
He has co-hosted Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Season 6 with Manish Paul. He also hosts Comedy Nights with Kapil which has earned a lot of appreciation among the Indian audience. It is the most seen TV reality show according to recent TVTs.Recently he hosted the Colors Golden Petal Awards show by Colors.