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

Balraj Syal

Balraj Syal is a popular Indian comedian. In 2020, he appeared in the Colors TV show, ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karoge.’

Wiki/Biography

Balraj Syal was born on Wednesday, 26 January 1983 (age 37 years; as in 2020), in Jalandhar, Punjab. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. He did his schooling from Shree Parvati Jain Co-Education Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar. Later, he pursued his graduation in arts from Jalandhar. [1]YouTube

A Childhood Picture of Balraj Syal

A Childhood Picture of Balraj Syal

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 10″

Eye Colour: Hazel Brown

Hair Colour: Black

Balraj Syal

Family 

His parents died when he was too young. He was brought up by his paternal uncle and aunt. He has two sisters.

Career

While he was in college, he joined a theatre group. Once his acting guru, Amit Sharma, told him about the auditions of the comedy show, ‘Hasde Hasande Ravo’ (2009), aired on MH 1. He auditioned for it and got selected and made it to the top finalists. This marked the beginning of his career as a comedian.

Balraj Syal in Hasde Hasande Ravo

Balraj Syal in Hasde Hasande Ravo

He has appeared in many TV shows, including ‘Ikk Tara Bole,’ ‘Music Online,’ ‘Desi Talk,’ and ‘Lots of Ladies.’ Later, he participated in one of the seasons of ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’ but got rejected in the first episode. In 2009, he participated in ‘Laughter Ke Phatke,’ aired on Star One channel. He won the “Best Stand-up Comedian Trophy” in this show.

Balraj Syal Performing in Laughter Ke Phatke

Balraj Syal Performing in Laughter Ke Phatke

He debuted as an actor in the Punjabi film, ‘Dharti’ in 2011.

Dharti

Dharti

He has acted in many Punjabi films, including ‘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

In 2014, he won the comedy show, ‘Comedy Ka Maha Muqabla.’

 

In 2015, he penned down the script of the Punjabi film, ‘Sardarji.’ He has worked as a scriptwriter in many Punjabi films, including Ambarsariya (2016), Sardarji 2 (2016), Jindua (2017), and Anakh (2017). He has worked as a host in many TV shows. In 2018, he appeared in ‘Entertainment Ki Raat’ an Indian reality TV show on Colors TV.

Balraj Syal in Entertainment Ki Raat

Balraj Syal in Entertainment Ki Raat

He has appeared in ‘The Great Punjabi Comedy Show’ and ‘Hasde Hasande Ravo 2.’

Balraj Syal in The Great Punjabi Comedy Show

Balraj Syal in The Great Punjabi Comedy Show

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 the same year, he participated in the Indian he participated in an Indian stunt reality TV show, ‘Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 10,’ hosted by Rohit Shetty.

Balraj Syal in Khatron Ke Khiladi 10

Balraj Syal in Khatron Ke Khiladi 10

Car & Bike Collection

Toyota Corolla Altis

Balraj Syal's Instagram Post

Balraj Syal’s Instagram Post

Royal Enfield

Balraj Syal with His Motorcycle

Balraj Syal with His Motorcycle

Favourite Things

Facts/Trivia

  • When he was in school, he wanted to become an IAS or IPS officer. But after his schooling, he left the studies midway; as his family’s financial condition was not good.
  • After leaving his studies, he started selling clothes to support his family financially. Later, he joined a college in Jalandhar and completed his graduation.
  • While he was in college, he came to know that students who participate in extracurricular activities, get a concession in fees. So, he joined a theatre group in his college.

    An Old Picture of Balraj Syal

    An Old Picture of Balraj Syal

  • Even after winning a few comedy shows, he had to struggle a lot to get recognition in the entertainment industry. Reportedly, he even sold the car that he had bought from the prize money to meet the expenses.
  • He appeared as a guest in Bigg Boss Season 11 (2017).

    Balraj Syal in Bigg Boss 11

    Balraj Syal in Bigg Boss 11

  • He won ‘Big Punjabi Rising Star Award’ in 2011 for the ‘Best Comedian Male.’
  • He was awarded “30 Under 30” Award by Hindustan Times in 2013.
  • He has 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

  • In an interview, he talked about 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.”

  • He is a good friends with the actor, Suyyash Rai.

    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

  • His hobbies include travelling and listening to music.
  • He has got a tattoo inked on his arm, which depicts his love for travelling.

    Balraj Syal's Tattoo

    Balraj Syal’s Tattoo

  • He is often spotted drinking alcohol in parties.

    Balraj Syal in a Restaurant

    Balraj Syal in a Restaurant

References   [ + ]

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