Zakir Khan

One of the country’s Best Comedians with a whopping 5 million plus subscriber base on YouTube


Regarded as one of the biggest names in stand-up comedy, Zakir Khan is a multi-talented standup comedian, writer & presenter with the reputation of being a‘Sakht Launda’.

Hailing from a small city of Indore, Khan broke into the comedy scene when he won Comedy Central’s ‘Standup Comedian of the Year’ in 2012.

He was a part of the news comedy show 'On Air with AIB' on Star World. His comedy style was applauded on NDTV Prime's 'The Rising Stars of Comedy’. Along with TV & Radio shows, you will also find him cracking up an audience at corporate events.

On Amazon Prime Video, Zakir also released two-hour-length standup specials: ‘Haq Se Single’ (2017) and ‘Kaksha Gyarvi’ (2018). He also wrote and played the protagonist in the Amazon Prime web series ‘Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare’.

Coming from a family of artists, Zakir is also an emerging Urdu poet who has presented his poetry in events like ‘Rekhta’. His pieces reflect his early life, relationship and career struggles.

Apart from performing on shows, Zakir has also ghostwritten and produced radio shows. He also addresses an audience of six million subscribers on YouTube. Apart from comedy, Zakir also produces the podcast series ‘Ummeed’ on Gaana, where he shares his life experiences and inspirations.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

In 2012, Zakir rose to fame after winning the TV show competition ‘India’s Best Stand Up Comedian’ on Comedy Central. He co-hosted ‘The 5th Annual Golden Kela Awards’ & has shared the stage with some of the most established comedians in the industry.

From being a radio intern to an ace comedian , Zakir’s life journey is all about enormous self-control that motivated him to achieve his dreams. With impeccable seriousness and an endless process, Zakir delivers comedy at a slow pace.

His jokes revolve around emotions, breakups, love, crushes; stuff that the audience can relate to. Slice-of-life stories, hilariously told—that is Zakir Khan’s specialty and a complete mastery over the anecdotal style is his strength.

With a hard-to-resist style of humour, he serves his take on modern India, which is appreciated and applauded by all audiences.

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