New Delhi: Comedian Sudesh Lehri is a known face in the television industry and audiences love his act on ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’. The man who makes everyone laugh had a very difficult life before he became famous for his comic acts.
The comedian recently opened up about his struggling days in a conversation with ETimes. He revealed that he never went to school and took up odd jobs for money. He said that he used to walk to factories barefoot to sell tea and had to sell kulfis and vegetables to make money.
“I came from a poor background. There was no opportunity to study. I would do small odd jobs since my childhood. I have worked in factories, at tea stalls. I used to make tea but mere ghar pe chai nahi banti thi. So, when I would make tea, carry 5-6 cups in one hand and carry kettle in another hand, walk barefoot to the factory to give tea, I would sneak around in a corner, have a cup of tea myself, wash the glass and then go. This was our condition. I have worked in sweet shops, slippers factory. I have sold kulfi, vegetables as well. That actually was a practical workshop for me as an actor. While selling kulfi, vegetables we had to act. I have never been to school. I do miss it,” Sudesh Lehri told ETimes.
Sudesh also revealed how he started mimicking. “I liked singing and I was working in an orchestra. I would sing at weddings. I would notice the anchor, the announcer on mic and mimic them. I would mimic legendary singers. People started liking me for my mimicry skills and I realised that. So I continued doing that,” he was quoted as saying by ETimes.
Sudesh first appeared on television in the 2007 comedy show ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge 3’. He later did Comedy Circus with Krushna Abhishek and they won three seasons of the show.