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Aakash Gupta Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

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Marital Status: Unmarried
Hometown: New Delhi, India
Age: 27

Aakash Gupta

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Profession(s)Actor, Stand-up Comedian, YouTuber
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 4”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutAmazon Prime Series: Comicstaan S02 (2019)
Aakash Gupta in'Comicstaan'
Achievements • Winner at 'Aarohi,' annual cultural festival of Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur.
• Winner, 'Comicstaan' Season 02
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 January 1993 (Tuesday)
Age (as in 2020)27 Years
Zodiac signCapricorn
NationalityIndian
HometownNew Delhi, India
SchoolSumermal Jain Public School, New Delhi
College/UniversityShaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi
Educational QualificationBachelor of Commerce (2010-2013) [1]BookMyShow
ReligionHinduism
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Aakash Gupta
HobbiesSwimming, Trekking, Theatre
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Favourite Things
ActorRobin Williams

Aakash Gupta

          Some Lesser Known Facts About Aakash Gupta

  • Does Aakash Gupta drink alcohol?: Yes

    Aakash Gupta having vodka

    Aakash Gupta having vodka

  • Aakash Gupta is a well-known Indian stand-up comedian and the co-winner of Comicstaan season-2. He is well-trained in performance arts and has aced the genre of sketch comedy. He started his career with theatre and improvisational comedy and ended up being a full-time stand-up comedian. Aakash uses his physicality and excellent acting skills during his on-stage acts.

    Some people like telling jokes. I like to act them out.”

  • Aakash used to do theatre before entering the comedy business. He grew an interest in theatre in his college days and also performed a play based on ‘Shaheed Bhagat Singh.’ He was also a part of Natuve (नटूए) – The Theatre Society of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College.

    Aakash Gupta in college play

  • He carried out his passion for theatre after college. He moved into professional theatre, and later, he went on to explore improv comedy, often called ‘improvisation.’ Improvisation is a genre of comedy in which the act performed is unplanned or unscripted. He also joined ‘Kaivalya Plays,’ a spontaneous improvisation comedy group.
    Cueless
  • After working with an improv community group for a year, he started visiting open mics. Soon, he registered himself for a couple of short performances. Stand-up comedy was a new genre for him. In an interview, he said,

    So I have to write my own material for those, which I was not used to, because improv is more of a team thing. There is no writing in it. So it was a new thing for me. I tried it, I liked it, and started doing it.

  • In 2013, Aakash started working as an auditor in KPMG Gurgaon, Haryana. He was an auditor during the day, and a comedian by night; performing at open mics around Delhi.
  • While trying his hand at stand-up comedy, he was supplementing his income with multiple things. Stand-ups were a part-time thing for him. It was after 2-3 years that Aakash pursued comedy professionally. He says,

    I was interning at a radio station, doing plays, shooting documentaries… I took a lot of time before professionally getting into comedy…..It was only after two to three years that I started professional comedy. Otherwise, it was a part-time thing for me.

  • Aakash took one step at a time. When open mics began to flow smoothly, he earned paid spots in various shows and also started hosting shows.
  • On 27 April 2017, Aakash uploaded his first comedy sketch titled ‘Manhoos Man’ on his YouTube channel.

  • He uploaded several other comedy sketch videos, such as ‘Shared Cab,’ ‘Drunk Beta,’ and ‘Career Looters’
  • His career highlight would be the first stand-up comedy video that he uploaded on his channel on 12 June 2017, after which he started getting shows to perform stand-ups. With success coming his way, he decided to quit acting and pursued comedy full-time. Although he chose comedy over theatre, he regrets it. In an interview, he said,

    People started buying my tickets. That was the time I had to leave everything else, which I regret. I miss doing theatre. Acting has been my first love, and the second is stand-up.

     

  • Thereafter, he continued his journey as a comedian and kept uploading his comedy gigs on his YouTube channel. The other stand-ups that he uploaded were, ‘Relationships, Clubbing & Cocktails,’ and ‘Delhi Metro.’
  • On 11 September 2018, he received his YouTube Silver Play Button.

    Aakash Gupta's YouTube Silver Button

    Aakash Gupta’s YouTube Silver Button

  • Aakash Gupta made his debut at the television with the second season of ‘Comicstaan,’ an Indian stand-up comedy competition television series, which aired on Amazon Prime on 12 July 2019. He was one of the strongest contestants and topped the score charts throughout the season.

    Aakash Gupta on Comicstaan

    Aakash Gupta on Comicstaan

  • Although, he was consistently a top scorer throughout the show, the finale was a different ball game. The previous scores of the contestants didn’t matter, and final judgement was purely based on their performance on the finale show. As a result, there was a tie between the two contestants, Samay Raina and Aakash Gupta, the co-winners of ‘Comicstaan’ season-2.
    Comicstaan Finale
  • After his big win, Aakash went for a mini-tour around the country for his solo-show, ‘Excuse Me Brother.’
    Excuse me brother
  • On 22 July 2020, Aakash Gupta received his YouTube Gold Play Button.

    Aakash Gupta's YouTube Golden Button

    Aakash Gupta’s YouTube Golden Button

  • Aakash has cynophobia, i.e., fear of dogs.

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