|Nickname||Guptaji Sunday Guardian|
|Profession(s)||Stand-up Comedian, YouTuber, Entrepreneur|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 4”
|Achievements||• In 2014, he was ranked second in the CNN-IBN list of Top 20 Stand Up Comics to watch out for.
• In 2015, Appurv got listed in Forbes India Celebrity 100 Nominees List.
|Date of Birth||20 May 1991 (Monday)|
|Age (as of 2020)||29 Years|
|Birthplace||New Delhi, India|
|Hometown||New Delhi, India|
|College/University||Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida|
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) Electronics and Communications (2008-2012) LinkedIn|
|Food Habit||Non-Vegetarian Instagram|
|Relationships & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Bhawna Chikara Facebook
|Parents||Father- Name Not Known (Engineer)
Mother- Name Not Known (Homemaker)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Appurv Gupta
- Does Appurv Gupta drink alcohol?: Yes
- Appurv Gupta is a popular Indian stand-up comedian who was ranked second in CNN-IBN’s list of “Top 20 Indian stand-up comedian in 2014.” In 2015, he was shortlisted for Forbes Celebrity 100.
- While pursuing engineering from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, Appurv Gupta realised that it wasn’t his cup of tea and started looking for an alternative career option. In an interview, he said
In the first year itself, I had realised that engineering is not my cup of tea, but I completed my studies as my parents wanted me to.
- While Appurv was looking for an alternative profession, his brother suggested him to join Toastmasters International, a non-profit public speaking organisation where people from different age groups gather to develop public speaking techniques. While sharing his experience at Toastmasters, he said,
I started performing at the Toastmasters Club. Over the next three years, I gave a number of performances. Some people told me I was funny, which encouraged me. I tried my hand at humorous speeches. Then someone told me that I should try my hand at stand-up comedy.”
- At Toastmasters International, Appurv performed around 1000 stage shows, took many leadership roles, and also opened clubs in different locations. After completing his formal education he got job offers from top MNC’s but Appurv decided to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. After venturing into the comedy business, he performed shows at several IT companies like Microsoft, Adobe, American Express, and Airtel.
- In 2013, one of the stand-up comedy videos of Appurv went viral on WhatsApp. Unluckily, he did not gain much recognition as he forgot to mention his name in the video. As a result, many people have seen his video but they have no clue about the identity of the comedian.
- In 2014, his first solo show ‘AppurView-Laugh With an Engineer’ was telecasted on NDTV Prime in the show, The Rising Stars of Comedy with Appurv Gupta. It was the most prominent act of his career after which he shot to fame. The standup set described life from the point-of-view of an engineer.
- His other solo shows are ‘RelationShip Or RelationShit’ and ‘Laugh with an Engineer 2.0.’
- To make a contribution towards the field of stand-up comedy, Appurv Gupta established a Central Club at Akshara Theatre where various open mics, as well as full-fledged shows, are held.
- On 15 January 2016, Appurv started the web series ‘Mudde Ki Baat’ in which he amusingly discusses topics like startups in India, cricket, Bollywood, and Chetan Bhagat.
- Appurv Gupta extensively tours around the world to perform his slow shows and has over 10 Million views on the stand-up comedy videos uploaded on his YouTube channel.