One of the top performers among India’s newest stand-up comedians and YouTubers is Zakir Khan. He first captured attention when he triumphed in the Comedy Central competition for “India’s Best Stand-Up Comedian.” Additionally, he co-hosts and co-writes the comic news program “On Air with AIB” (All India Bakchod). He has worked at HT Media Ltd. as a radio host, producer, copywriter, and researcher (Fever 104FM). He comes from a musical family and is interested about creating and speaking poems in Urdu and Hindi. With 600k and 72k followers on YouTube and Twitter, respectively, he has a startling following. He frequently works with other well-known comedians, and he co-hosted the 5th Golden Kela Award alongside Vir Das and Papa CJ, two more well-known stand-up comedians. Over five million people have watched his well-known “Life Me Chahiye Izzat” video on YouTube. Viewers of all ages are won over by his unpretentious appearance and rib-tickling performance, which are combined with a jab at himself.
The career of Zakir Khan
From an early age, Zakir Khan struggled in school. He made the decision to become a radio producer after graduating from college. In 2008, he relocated from his birthplace Indore to Delhi to pursue a radio programming degree at ARSL. After a year in Delhi, he relocated to Jaipur, where he encountered significant difficulties. For lack of money, he occasionally had to forego lunch or dinner. He weathered several storms with a strong resolve, like a lone fisherman in a little boat into a stormy sea. He worked a variety of odd jobs before becoming famous, just like many other classic self-made celebrities. Finally, good fortune turned out to be on his side and lavishly rewarded his efforts. The aspiring comic won the 2012 Comedy Central competition for “India’s Best Stand-Up Comedian.” His fame rapidly increased following this. In 2015, renowned stand-up comedians Tanmay Bhat and Gursimran Khamba asked him to write and co-host their show, “On Air with AIB.” Since that time, he has not turned back. He has performed stand-up comedy gigs all around the world and in India as of right now.
Individual Life of Zakir Khan
On August 20, 1987, Zakir Khan was born in Indore to a modest middle-class family (Madhya Pradesh). His family comes from a long tradition of musicians and people who value culture. His mother, Kulsum Khan, is a stay-at-home mom, while his father, Ustad Ismail Khan, teaches music at St. Raphael School in Indore. Zeeshan Khan and Arbaaz Khan, Zakir’s two brothers, are very dear to him. Zeeshan is a forthcoming musician. Zakir Khan had to regularly switch schools as a child due to bullying. He claimed that his classmates used to tease him because of his unattractive appearance and dark skin tone in an interview with “Chaipaani.” Even now, he constantly reminds himself of his supposedly “unattractive” appearance to motivate himself to succeed solely on the basis of his abilities and willpower.
Zakir has a lot of regard for his father because he has always been there for him, especially during times of need. His grandfather, Ustad Moinuddin Khan, was an artist on staff at AIR (All India Radio), Jaipur, and a recipient of the Padma Shri award. He was a renowned vocalist and player of classical instruments in the Jaipur Gharana. Ismail Khan, his father, is a well-known musician as well. At the age of seven, Zakir Khan’s father and grandfather began teaching him the sitar. Later, he received a diploma in sitar playing.
He attended St. Paul Higher Secondary School in Indore for his education, however, he never received his diploma. From an early age, he eagerly took part in several stage performances and theatrical performances. His interests include singing, composing music, and writing Urdu poetry. Mirza Ghalib is the poet he admires the most, and Nawazuddin Siddiqi is his favorite actor. He believes that the dynamics required by Indian stand-up comedy in the present day are missing from Kapil Sharma’s comedy gigs. Stand-up comedy, in Zakir’s opinion, is a kind of art that can confront social, moral, and political divisions in India.
The net worth of Zakir Khan
Zakir Khan has a net worth of about $3 million, which is equal to 25 crore Indian rupees.