Sunil Grover was born on 3 August 1977 in Sirsa, Haryana. Sunil Grover, a son of a banker and theatre drama student. His life journey was not as easy going and comfortable as it seems. From struggler to a common household name Sunil went through many life-changing complications.
In a blogpost featured in Official Humans of Bombay, Sunil has disclosed so many interesting facts as well as the hardships that he went through during his struggle.
Have look over his Blog post:
“I was always good at acting & making people laugh. I remember in 12th grade I took part in a drama competition–the chief guest said that I shouldn’t participate, because it was unfair to the others!
After I finished my masters in theatre, I came to Mumbai to act. But for the first year, I only partied. I lived in a posh area, using my savings & some money from home. I’d only earn around Rs.500 a month. But I thought I’d be successful soon.
Eventually, I realized that there were many like me, who were ‘superstars’ of their town & ‘strugglers’ here. Soon I had no income & was given a harsh reality check.
I was demotivated. But I remembered how my dad wanted to be a radio announcer & even had an offer. But because my granddad was against it, he had to work at a bank & regretted it.
I didn’t want to let my dreams go. So I picked up the pieces & rigorously looked for work.
But the road was still rocky. Once I’d been selected to act in a TV show–we’d even shot for a few days. But when I stopped getting my time to come on set, I called the team–they said I’d been replaced.
At the same time, I also started getting work in voiceovers. So when I’d be rejected from TV & films, I had a cushion to fall back upon–something that most didn’t have. I realized how fortunate I was & regained my strength bit by bit.
Around that time, I got offered to do a radio show. It was only going to be aired in Delhi, but when that show went live, it went viral! They decided to air it across India!
After that, I got work in radio, TV & films. Soon ‘Gutthi’ happened & in no time, became a household name! I remember I was called on a live show & when I went on stage, the audience was roaring for me! I turned to make sure there wasn’t anyone else, whom they were clapping for–but it was all for me.
It took several moments like that, to bring back that young boy in me, who used to think that he could conquer the world. The young boy who used to make sure that everyone around him was smiling & entertained. The young boy who didn’t let failures dim his dreams & overpower his need for victory. So even though I’ve come this far… this young boy has a long way to go.”
Sunil Grover has portrayed so many roles on screen but his acts as Gutthi and Dr. Mashhoor Gulati in Comedy Nights with Kapil are a milestone and made him a character loved by every household. Sunil has acted in several Punjabi and Bollywood movie as well. Recently his role as Vilayati Khan in Salman Khan starer Bharat was pleased by everyone including critics.