On the occasion of Hindi Diwas held on September 14, these are some of the comedians and content creators who excel in Hindi/Hinglish language comedy, tickling you in the funny bones.
Satya Prakash Srivastava is an Indian comedian, actor and politician, known professionally as Raju Srivastava and sometimes as Gajodhar.
The second finalist on the talent show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, he ventured into stand-up comedy and won the title of The King of Comedy in the spin-off The Great Indian Laughter Challenge – Champions.
Kapil Sharma is one of the successful comedians who is known for his local Hindi comedy desi. If you are a follower of their program, you will know that one of the USPs is, that even if their guests speak English, they feel quite comfortable conversing in Hindi. This has encouraged many of his guests to speak in Hindi at his show.
Known for his clean comedy, Amit Tandon can show you how to be funny even in Hindi. Often taking his wife as a muse in his sketches, Amit has always supported the presentation of the language on a global platform. So much so that after the success of their first show in the US in 2017, many organizers were open to Hindi rising up.
Prajakta Koli is one of the best youtubers turned content creators turned actors we have. More than her name, she is known as Mostly Insane, thanks to her Instagram account. Since most of the content is in Hindi, he likes to keep it simple. One of the other reasons millions of people engage with your content is because it keeps it real with the way you’re off camera and the way you speak in the background like any of us.
Today’s Instagram is full of monologues or videos of ranting in Hindi, but it was Bhuvan Bam who was one of the first to start those funny videos in Hindi, when the concept of stand-up comedy didn’t exist. His Hindi commentary on celebrity weddings or any special occasion has always been viral material and for good reason.
English Hindi or her Delhi style, it is certain that Mallika Dua can win hearts and make people laugh. Daughter of one of the best journalists, Vinod Dua, there is no doubt where her command of the language comes from.
A stand-up comedian and poet, Varun Grover has always been best in any of the things he want to do and his command of Hindi the language has always been impeccable. His knowledge and vocabulary in Hindi can be seen in the list of works like Masaan, Gangs of Wasseypur series etc. Being a civil engineering graduate from Benaras Hindu University, we are glad he decided to change his career path.
In Sumaira Shaikh’s sketches, it’s not just any Hindi, people try local Mumbai Hindi. Dongri raised Sumaira, takes advantage of her dialect and if you see her on the Dongri Danger show, then she will give you a good reason why she likes gangsters.
Zakir Khan is one of those artists who is hard to forget. It takes guts and determination to do comedy in Hindi in front of an English-speaking crowd and be successful as well. And he does it with ease. His Urdu clad hindi has always been smooth and effortless. He has epitomised the phrase sakht launda.
If anyone said women are not funny, then Prashasti Singh can immediately prove them wrong. Prashasti does not just do comedy but also has all her scripts in Hindi, making them relatable to her audience. She has also appeared in Hindi shows like Hum Do Teen Chaar.