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Balraj Syal (Comedian) Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Jalandhar, Punjab
Age: 37 Years
Education: Graduation

Balraj Syal

Bio/Wiki
Profession(s)Comedian, Actor, Scriptwriter, and Host
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 10”
Eye ColourHazel Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutTV (Contestant): Hasde Hasande Ravo (2009), aired on MH 1
Balraj Syal in Hasde Hasande Ravo
Film, Punjabi (Actor): Dharti (2011)
Dharti
Film, Punjabi (Scriptwriter): Sardaarji (2015) Sardarji
Personal Life
Date of Birth26 January 1983 (Wednesday)
Age (as in 2019) 37 Years
BirthplaceJalandhar, Punjab
Zodiac signAquarius
NationalityIndian
HometownJalandhar, Punjab
SchoolShree Parvati Jain Co-Education Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar
Educational QualificationGraduation [1]YouTube
HobbiesTravelling and Listening to Music
Tattoo(s)A tattoo on his arm, depicting his love for travelling
Balraj Syal's Tattoo
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Family
Wife/SpouseN/A
ParentsNames Not Known (Both died when Balraj was too young)
SiblingsHe has two sisters.
Favourite Things
CricketerVirat Kohli
Singer(s)Gurdas Maan and Babbu Maan
Style Quotient
Car CollectionToyota Corolla Altis
Balraj Syal's Instagram Post
Bike CollectionRoyal Enfield
Balraj Syal with His Motorcycle

Balraj Syal

Some Lesser Known Facts About Balraj Syal

  • Does Balraj Syal drink alcohol?: Yes Balraj Syal in a Restaurant
  • Balraj and his sisters were raised by their paternal uncle and aunt.

    A Childhood Picture of Balraj Syal

    A Childhood Picture of Balraj Syal

  • While he was in school, he wanted to become an IAS or IPS officer.
  • After completing his 12th class, he left the studies for almost two years; as the financial condition of his family was not good.
  • He worked in a clothes shop to support his family financially. Later, he joined a college in his hometown and completed his graduation.
  • While he was in college, one of his seniors had told him that the students who participate in extra-curricular activities, get a fees concession, so, he joined a theatre group in his college.

    An Old Picture of Balraj Syal

    An Old Picture of Balraj Syal

  • His acting guru, Amit Sharma, told him about the auditions of the Punjabi comedy show, ‘Hasde Hasande Ravo.’ Balraj auditioned for it and was selected among the top finalists.
  • Later, he appeared in many TV shows, like ‘Ikk Tara Bole,’ ‘Music Online,’ ‘Desi Talk,’ and ‘Lots of Ladies.’
  • He participated in one of the seasons of ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge,’ but got eliminated in the first episode.
  • In 2009, he won the “Best Stand-up Comedian Trophy” in the Star One’s comedy show, ‘Laughter Ke Phatke.’

    Balraj Syal Performing in Laughter Ke Phatke

    Balraj Syal Performing in Laughter Ke Phatke

  • He has also worked as an actor in a few Punjabi films, like ‘Kabaddi Once Again’ (2012) and ‘Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22’ (2013).

    Balraj Syal in Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22

    Balraj Syal in Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22

  • He won the Hindi comedy show, ‘Comedy Ka Maha Muqabla’ in 2014.
  • He has also appeared in the Punjabi TV shows, like ‘The Great Punjabi Comedy Show’ and ‘Hasde Hasande Ravo 2.’

    Balraj Syal as a Contestant in The Great Punjabi Comedy Show

    Balraj Syal as a Contestant in The Great Punjabi Comedy Show

  • He has penned down the script of many Punjabi films, including Ambarsariya (2016), Sardaarji 2 (2016), Jindua (2017), and Anakh (2017).
  • He has also worked as a host in many TV shows.
  • In 2018, he appeared in the Colors TV show, ‘Entertainment Ki Raat.’

    Balraj Syal in Comedy Circus

    Balraj Syal in Comedy Circus

  • He appeared as a guest in Bigg Boss Season 11 (2017).

    Balraj Syal in Bigg Boss 11

    Balraj Syal in Bigg Boss 11

  • In 2020, he participated in the Colors TV show, ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karoge.’

    Balraj Syal in Mujhse Shaadi Karoge

    Balraj Syal in Mujhse Shaadi Karoge

  • In an interview, Balraj shared why he participated in ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karoge’ (2020), he said,

My relatives are behind my life to get married and settle down. And I have been running from it since a long time. There are 2 reasons for it- firstly that I don’t have anyone in my life, and secondly weddings are an expensive affair. Here the channel is taking care of everything. Agar Shehnaaz ko main pasand aagaya to meri shaadi ye yahin kara denge aur mere paise bhi bach jaayenge.”

  • In 2020, he participated in an Indian stunt TV reality show, ‘Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 10,’ hosted by the Bollywood director, Rohit Shetty.

    Balraj Syal in Khatron Ke Khiladi

    Balraj Syal in Khatron Ke Khiladi

  • Reportedly, even after winning a few comedy shows, he had to struggle a lot to get good work. He even sold his car that he had bought from the prize money to meet his expenses.
  • He was awarded ‘Big Punjabi Rising Star Award’ in 2011 for the ‘Best Comedian Male.’
  • He won “30 Under 30” award by Hindustan Times in 2013.
  • He has also worked as a creative writer in ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’ (2013).
  • In 2018, he won 7th Times of India Film Awards (TIIFA).

    Balraj Syal Posing with His Award

    Balraj Syal Posing with His Award

  • He has participated in various seasons of ‘Box Cricket League.’

    Balraj Syal in Box Cricket League

    Balraj Syal in Box Cricket League

  • The Hindi TV actor, Suyyash Rai is one of his best friends.

    Balraj Syal with Suyyash Rai

    Balraj Syal with Suyyash Rai

  • He considers the Indian comedian, Rajiv Thakur, his mentor.

    Balraj Syal's Instagram Post about Rajiv Thakur

    Balraj Syal’s Instagram Post about Rajiv Thakur

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