Atul Khatri

A middle-aged CEO-turned-Comedian.


One of the ‘oldest’ and most successful stand-up comedians in India today, Atul Khatri a former CEO decided to do stand-up comedy to tick it off his own bucket list at the ripe age of 44. He is an Indian Computer Engineer and a British Management Scholar.

After a successful corporate career, he took up comedy in 2011 as an alternate career. Today, he has done over 500 live shows & is also acclaimed for his hilarious YouTube comic videos. 

He is a regular performer at ’The Comedy Store’,‘The Canvas Laugh Factory’ & with the group, ’East India Comedy’. He also performed in San Francisco for a fundraiser organized by American India Foundation.

In January 2019 – His Comedy Special ‘The Happiest Ending’ was broadcasted on Netflix worldwide as part of comedians of the world featuring 47 top comedians from 13 countries across the world.

In 2020, he came out with ‘Only Positive News!’ on his social media channels  which has a segment of only positive news amidst all the negative news around to pep up the mood of his followers.

He has also been featured in TV commercials for Amazon.com, Muthoot Finance and Matrix SIM card.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Atul is the winner of the ‘CEO’s Got Talent’ award by Fremantle Media. He was also one of the 3 finalists at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival held in Delhi in 2012.

CNN-IBN rated him as one of the ‘Top 20 Comedians In India’.

He was invited to perform at the prestigious Utrecht International Comedy Festival in the Netherlands & Belgium in 2014.

Atul has also performed at the prestigious ‘Just for Laughs Comedy Festival’ in Sydney.

He is the first Indian to be invited to perform in the 8th Annual ‘Hong Kong International Comedy Festival’ held in 2014.

Atul’s style of stand-up is quite unique; he takes his own experiences and gives it such hilarious twists, matched with his age, that it makes it completely relatable to the audience. Being a Sindhi, he does not shy away from making fun of himself or his community and uses his everyday life experiences as a father and husband for an honest comedy stand-up routine.

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