Bharti Singh owns the crown as India’s Comedy Queen. The lady’s bubbling personality and one joke of the Great Indian Laughter Challenge runner up has us cracking up and rolling up on the floor.
The stand-up comedian who makes everyone laugh with her jokes until their stomachs hurt had her share of highs and lows in her life, but that didn’t prevent her from carving a name for herself in the entertainment industry. Bharti got hitched to long-time boyfriend, writer Haarsh Limbachiyaa in a ceremony last year in Goa.
Her mother resorted to aborting her
Bharti hails from a very poor family. She is the youngest of the lot and when her mother was pregnant with her she had tried various means to abort her but it didn’t happen. However, Bharti’s mother never let her feel like unwanted once she came into this world.
Life is a series of trials and tribulations
Bharti’s father left for his heavenly abode when she was just two-years old and her mother was only 22.The responsibility to feed three hungry kids at home dawned upon her mother and she used to toil in a factory to make ends meet. She had previously said, “My mother used to work in a factory, and she used to complete the pending work at home. I have grown up listening to the irritating sounds of a sewing machine day in and day out. It still haunts me, whenever I hear it on the roadside.”
Her First Audition
Life at home was so depressingly dull and bleak that Bharti used to go to NCC camps to stay away from home. She used to give auditions to earn money. Comedian Sudesh Lahiri was the one who offered her first role in a play after noticing her in a park. Then, Rajiv Thakur offered her another role.
The Great Indian Laughter Challenge
Kapil Sharma pushed Bharti to go for an audition for The Great Indian Laughter Challenge which turned the tables around. She got recognition and fame for herself through the program which later opened many pathways for her.
Mum’s is the world
Bharti does not care much about her weight or her money but the fact that she might lose her mother someday. She dreads the day when her mother won’t live anymore and says that she would want to go before her.
Marriage with Haarsh
Bharti says that her marriage with Haarsh was financed by the couple equally. Apparently, Haarsh wanted to go for a low-key wedding but Bharti being a Punjabi at heart wanted a celebration with huge pomp which the couple funded themselves.