Kapil Sharma is an Indian stand-up comedian, television host, television personality, and film and television producer best known for hosting The Kapil Sharma Show. He formerly hosted the television shows Comedy Nights with Kapil and Family Time with Kapil. Kapil Punj was born in the Punjabi city of Amritsar. His father, Punjab Police chief constable Jeetendra Kumar Punj, is a housewife, and his mother, Janak Rani, is a housewife. His father was diagnosed with cancer in 1997 and died in 2004 at the AIIMS in Delhi. He went to Shri Ram Ashram Senior Secondary School and Hindu College in Amritsar.