Balraj Syal is a young and popular Indian comedian and actor who has risen to fame with his appearances on several Indian TV shows.
Apart from being a stand-up comedian and an actor in movies and on TV, Balraj Syal is also a talented scriptwriter and TV show host and anchor too.
After having lost his parents earlier in his childhood, Balraj Syal and his two sisters were raised by their uncle and aunt. Initially, Balraj Syal was focused on becoming an IAS or IPS officer however the dwindling financial condition of his family compelled him to drop out after his 12th and he began earning income working as a clothes and inverter salesman.
It was only after one of his friend’s parents offered to support his higher education that Balraj Syal finally gained admission into college and was introduced to acting and stand-up comedy on stage at his college’s festivals.
About Balraj Syal
|Real Name||Balraj Syal|
|Date of Birth||26th January 1983|
|Place of Birth||Jalandhar (Punjab)|
|Education||Graduate with Bachelor of Arts degree from APJ College of Fine Arts (Punjab)|
|Height||5 ft 9"
(180 cm) approximately
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Profession||Stand-Up Comedian/TV Host/Anchor/Scriptwriter/Actor|
|Net Worth||INR 25,00,000
|Famous for||The Great Indian Laughter Challenge (2015), Entertainment Ki Raat - Season 1 & 9 (Participant/Host - 2017-2018), Comedy Ka Maha Muqabla (2017), Big Boss - Season 11 (2018)|
|First Appearance||TELEVISION -
The Great Indian Laughter Challenge (2015)
Kabaddi Once Again (2012)
Likes & Dislikes
|Favorite Actors||Tiger Shroff, Diljit Dosanjh, Sunil Grover, Kapil Sharma and Adam Sandler|
|Favorite Actress||Priyanka Chopra, Hina Khan and Surveen Chawla|
|Hobbies||Loves listening to music, script-writing and traveling|
Although Balraj Syal was rejected in the first round of ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge – Season 1’ on his first TV appearance, Balraj Syal went on to win an award in the ‘Laughter Ke Phatke’ show which aired on Star One channel and later on won the ‘Comedy Ka Maha Muqabla’ comedy show in Star One as well. More recently, Balraj Syal rose to popularity when he was selected as the host of ‘Entertainment Ki Raat – Season 9’ comedy competition on Colors TV and his frequent appearance as a co-host with Salman Khan on ‘Big Boss – Season 11’.
Balraj Syal’s age is around 39, as Balraj Syal was born on the 26th of January, 1983 in Jalandhar, Punjab. Balraj Syal’s height is a little over 5 ft 9 inches (180 cm) while Balraj Syal’s weight is around 73 kg (160 lbs). In his spare time, Balraj Syal lists listening to music and scriptwriting as being part of his hobbies while Balraj Syal’s passion is traveling.
Although we know that Balraj Syal’s parents passed away when he was small and was raised by his uncle and aunt currently we do not have any details about them or about Balraj Syal’s sisters. Balraj Syal is currently single and is said to have broken up with his girlfriend a few years ago.
Owing to his impressive comedic talent and his popularity as an actor and a TV show host, Balraj Syal’s net worth is estimated around INR 25 lac (USD 35,000).
Talking about his success and popularity as a talented and young Indian stand-up comedian Balraj Syal has won the Stand-Up Comedian Trophy at the ‘Laughter Ke Phatke’ TV show on Star One, Balraj Syal has won the title in the finale of ‘Comedy Ka Maha Muqabla’ (2011) on Star Plus, Balraj Syal also won the 2011 BIG Punjabi Rising Star Award for the Best Comedian Male and Balraj Syal won the 30 Under 30 Award by the Hindustan Times in 2013 too.
Interesting Facts About Balraj Syal
- Balraj Syal is not only a talented stand-up comedian, actor and TV host but is also a skilled scriptwriter, and Balraj Syal has written scripts for at least 5 Punjabi movies till date.
- Balraj Syal only started participating in college fests when he came to know that the college cut back on fees when students participated in extra-curricular activities.
- After having received rave reviews and accolades from his professors and college mates Balraj Syal began to consider acting and stand-up comedy as a career path.
- Despite having won the “Comedy Ka Maha Muqabla’ TV show Balraj Syal struggled to make ends meet and had to sell the car he had bought with the prize money from it.
- Balraj Syal’s most prominent performance is considered with fellow comedian Rajiv Thakur in ‘Comedy Circus’.