Gaurav Gupta is a prominent stand-up comedian in the Indian comedy circuit. He is a dental practitioner who shot to fame when one of his stand-up comedy videos named ‘Being Baniya’ went viral on WhatsApp.
Gaurav Gupta was born on Monday, 10 September 1984 (age 36 years; as of 2020), and he hails from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. He did his schooling from Andhra Education Society Sri Durgabai Deshmukh Memorial School, New Delhi, and then, he went on to pursue Bachelor of Dental Surgery from ITS Dental College, Ghaziabad. Indian Express
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Family & Caste
Gaurav Gupta belongs to a Hindu Vaishya (Baniya) family. Indian Express
Parents & Siblings
Gaurav Gupta’s father’s name is Sushil Gupta and his mother’s name is Asha Gupta.
Relationships, Wife & Children
Gaurav Gupta’s wife, Ankita Jhalani, is a Dentist. His daughter’s name is Advika Gupta.
After completing his formal education, Gaurav became a dental practitioner, and he runs his own dental clinic in Mayur Vihar II, Delhi.
In 2015, he came across a few stand-up comedy videos of Sumit Anand and decided to try his luck at comedy. His debut open-mic was at Summer House Café in Hauz Khas, Delhi which to his utter disappointment, it didn’t go so well. Gaurav didn’t lose hope and for the next three months, he prepared harder for his upcoming open mic at ‘Barrels’ in Vasant Vihar, New Delhi. The show turned out to be a big hit and Gaurav emerged as a rising name in the Indian comedy circuit. In 2017, Gaurav made his debut on television with the show, The Great India Laughter Challenge. He was a finalist but didn’t win the title of the show.
In the same year, he came into limelight when his stand-up video ‘Being Baniya’ went viral. It was a recording of a show he performed in New Delhi’s Akshara Theatre which he had shared with some corporate houses. An anonymous person among those corporate houses downloaded and shared the video on WhatsApp. Although he never permitted anyone to do so, he is grateful for the event as it turned out to be in his favour. In an interview, he said
I don’t know who among them downloaded the video and shared it on WhatsApp, but I’m grateful to that person. It made me popular and I started getting more shows.’
Belonging from the Baniya community himself, he excels at cracking jokes about the stereotypes of his community and has uploaded various videos, like Baniya and his Punjabi dost, Baniya Wedding Mein Punjabi Flavour, Baniya Harkat, Shaadi aur Gadda etc, on his YouTube channel. Thereafter, Gaurav Gupta has extensively toured across India for his solo stand-up special ‘Not Just Baniya.’
- Winner of 94.3 Radio one FM LOL Contest (2015)
- Winner of Piano Man Tongue in Cheek (Delhi)
- Winner of Chalta Hai Comedy (Mumbai)
- He was also among the top 12 finalists of the TV show Great Indian Laughter Challenge on Star Plus judged by the Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar. (2017)
- Gaurav Gupta occasionally consumes alcohol.
- The dentist has quite a busy schedule as during the day, he attends his patients in his clinic in Mayur Vihar, and by night, he is a comedian performing at open mics around Delhi-NCR.
- His favourite comedians are Abhishek Upmanyu, Zakir Khan, Amit Tandon, Kunal Kamra, and Jeeveshu Ahluwalia.