Vir Das to Sumeet Vyas, comedians turned actors who made their mark in TV industry (IN PICS)

The great Lord Byron once said, "Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine." Comedians have this magical ability of observing the humdrum of our daily lives and create relatable and hilarious moments out of them. Becoming a successful stand-up comedian is no easy feat, but these fantastic funny men managed to take their comic talents one step further by leaving a noteworthy mark in their film industry ventures. Here are 5 comedians who managed to simultaneously juggle their stand-up careers along with an exploration into the dog eat dog TV industry, excelling in both, a near impossible feat! Witness their multidimensional talent on their web series and films across Colors Infinity, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

India TV Entertainment Desk [ Published on: December 15, 2020 23:02 IST ]
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    Vir Das to Sumeet Vyas, comedians turned actors who made their mark in TV industry (IN PICS)

  • Vir Das- One of the first comedians to make it big in the Indian stand-up comedy circuit, Vir Das has proved his talent time and again with his stunning performances including Go Goa Gone and Delhi Belly, as well his highly rated stand up specials. But that’s not all! The multifaceted performer managed to impress international audiences as well with his remarkable venture into Hollywood, starring in American crime drama series Whiskey Cavalier. Catch the action-packed show on Colors Infinity.
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    Vir Das- One of the first comedians to make it big in the Indian stand-up comedy circuit, Vir Das has proved his talent time and again with his stunning performances including Go Goa Gone and Delhi Belly, as well his highly rated stand up specials. But that’s not all! The multifaceted performer managed to impress international audiences as well with his remarkable venture into Hollywood, starring in American crime drama series Whiskey Cavalier. Catch the action-packed show on Colors Infinity.

  • Varun Thakur- The uproarious comedian who gained a passionate fan following with his struggling actor alter ego Vicky Malhotra achieved what very few can by landing a role as a lead character in Netflix’s Bhaag Beanie Bhaag. The performer has been vocal about his struggles with the film industry, with his self-deprecating humour landing him his stand up special on Amazon Prime. The rest is history as the comedian went on to anchor several hit shows, create his own podcast and eventually make it big on OTT!
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    Varun Thakur- The uproarious comedian who gained a passionate fan following with his struggling actor alter ego Vicky Malhotra achieved what very few can by landing a role as a lead character in Netflix’s Bhaag Beanie Bhaag. The performer has been vocal about his struggles with the film industry, with his self-deprecating humour landing him his stand up special on Amazon Prime. The rest is history as the comedian went on to anchor several hit shows, create his own podcast and eventually make it big on OTT!

  • Kanan Gill- Software engineer turned comedian, Kanan Gill is a master at constantly reinventing himself and dabbling in creative arts. His humble beginnings originated from his YouTube channel with fellow comedian Biswa Kalyan Rath. Gill gained massive popularity from his movie reviews critiquing famous Bollywood movies. He forged a trail blazing career so forth, starring in multiple stand-up comedy specials and selling out arenas across the country. The comedian made his mark in the film industry with his breakout role in drama comedy Noor, along with Sonakshi Sinha.
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    Kanan Gill- Software engineer turned comedian, Kanan Gill is a master at constantly reinventing himself and dabbling in creative arts. His humble beginnings originated from his YouTube channel with fellow comedian Biswa Kalyan Rath. Gill gained massive popularity from his movie reviews critiquing famous Bollywood movies. He forged a trail blazing career so forth, starring in multiple stand-up comedy specials and selling out arenas across the country. The comedian made his mark in the film industry with his breakout role in drama comedy Noor, along with Sonakshi Sinha.

  • Danish sait- Danish Sait become a sensation among the masses with his successful career being an RJ, where he tickled audiences’ funny bones with his prank calls playing fictional people. Capitalizing on his newfound fame, the stand-up comedian made his film debut with his leading role in Humble Politician Nograj. He most recently made viewers roll over the floor laughter with his hilarious role in French Biryani on Amazon Prime.
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    Danish sait- Danish Sait become a sensation among the masses with his successful career being an RJ, where he tickled audiences’ funny bones with his prank calls playing fictional people. Capitalizing on his newfound fame, the stand-up comedian made his film debut with his leading role in Humble Politician Nograj. He most recently made viewers roll over the floor laughter with his hilarious role in French Biryani on Amazon Prime.

  • Sumeet Vyas- Sumeet Vyas won hearts across the country with his brilliant debut performance in Permanent Roommates. He went on to star in in the massively popular web series TVF Tripling and his latest hit being Veere Di Wedding. Little known fact about the stellar actor is the fact that he is also a gifted comedy writer! In fact, the actor wrote two seasons of his road trip series Tripling, as well co-writing Vicky Kaushal’s Love Per Square Foot.
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    Sumeet Vyas- Sumeet Vyas won hearts across the country with his brilliant debut performance in Permanent Roommates. He went on to star in in the massively popular web series TVF Tripling and his latest hit being Veere Di Wedding. Little known fact about the stellar actor is the fact that he is also a gifted comedy writer! In fact, the actor wrote two seasons of his road trip series Tripling, as well co-writing Vicky Kaushal’s Love Per Square Foot.

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