|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”
|Debut||Amazon Prime Series: Comicstaan S02 (2019)
|Achievements||• Winner at 'Aarohi,' annual cultural festival of Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur.
• Winner, 'Comicstaan' Season 02
|Date of Birth||5 January 1993 (Tuesday)|
|Age (as in 2020)||27 Years|
|Hometown||New Delhi, India|
|School||Sumermal Jain Public School, New Delhi|
|College/University||Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi|
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor of Commerce (2010-2013) BookMyShow|
|Hobbies||Swimming, Trekking, Theatre|
|Relationships & More|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Aakash Gupta
- Does Aakash Gupta drink alcohol?: Yes
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- After his big win, Aakash went for a mini-tour around the country for his solo-show, ‘Excuse Me Brother.’
- On 22 July 2020, Aakash Gupta received his YouTube Gold Play Button.
- Aakash has cynophobia, i.e., fear of dogs.