‘Stand up’ from CEO chair to start journey as a ‘Comedian’ - That's what the Best Stand Up Comedian ‘Atul Khatri’ chose!

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Atul Khatri
‘Stand up’ from CEO chair to start journey as a ‘Comedian’ - That's what the Best Stand Up Comedian ‘Atul Khatri’ chose!

At an age when people start retirement planning, one person who quit his CEO position to enter an alternative career, is the Stand-up Comedian - Atul Khatri popularly known as the ‘Horny Sindhi’ who loved tongue-in-cheek kind of humor. A regular middle-aged looking man in his 50s who redefined risk-taking at peak of his career by successfully venturing into stand-up comedy. With the ‘CEO’s Got Talent’ award, rated as one of the top comedians by CNN-IBN, the only Indian to perform comedy in the Dubai & Hong Kong International Comedy Festival - he has proved that age is just a number, never a hindrance to pursue a career of your talent. He has been featured in various advertisements, conducted 400 comedy shows and recorded many YouTube videos. He doesn’t believe in performing cliché jokes but rather sticks to personal subjects that he has experienced and put forward in the form of comedy to his audience.
Kevin Hart puts it right, “Stand-up comedy is mine: it’s my entity, it’s my brand; I own it. I do it when I want to do it.”

Quick Facts

Known AsAtul Khatri
DOB 10th Jan 1968
Father’s NameNarayandas Khatri
Mother’s NameKunti Khatri
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Achievements
  • Winner of the ‘CEOs Got Talent’ award by Fremantle Media - 2014
  • Rated among the top Indian comedians by CNN-IBN
  • First Indian to perform at Hong Kong International Comedy Festival
  • First Indian to perform at Dubai International Comedy Festival
  • First Indian to perform at the Utrecht International Comedy Festival
Place / FromMumbai, Maharashtra
Quote for Life‘Running Marathon of Life since the year 1968’

Team imd1 had a chat with him a few days ago, read on to know him further!

Beyond Stand-up Comedy

Favorite PersonalitiesAzim Premji
InspirationsMahatma Gandhi
Food I LoveIndian Food, Non-Veg
Food I HateItalian
Had I not been a Stand-up Comedian then… Bartender / DJ
Like Vacations atEurope, Goa
Favorite Pass time Walk
Favorite DialogueSholay Movie: “Main dekhna chahata tha tumhare bajume kitna dam hai, kya waqt ne tumhare bahjuhoan ko dimank nahi khaa gaya”
Favorite Movies / SeriesThe Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Actor / Actress Amitabh Bachchan, Waheeda Rehman