Jaspal Bhatti Biography

Real nameJaspal Singh Bhatti (King of Comedy)
Born03 March 1955
Birth PlaceAmritsar, Punjab, India
Died25 October 2012 (aged 57)
Cause Of DeathCar Accident near Shahkot in Jalandhar district.
Height5′ 9” or 178cm
CollegePunjab Engineering College, Chandigarh
QualificationElectrical Engineer
Father NameUnknown
Mother NameUnknown
WifeSavita Bhatti (m. on 24 March 1985)
ChildrenSon- Jasraj Bhatti, Daughter – Raabiya Bhatti.
Occupation(s)Actor, Comedian, Director, Cartoonist
Years active(1985 – 2012)


  • He is most well known for his television series Flop Show, Full Tension and mini capsules Ulta Pulta which ran on Doordarshan. He was commonly known as “King of Comedy” and also “King of Satire”.
  • His low-budget Flop Show TV series in the early 1990s is remembered even today. His wife Savita Bhatti produced the show and acted in all the episodes as his wife. Only 10 episodes were ever produced.
  • Bhatti was granted the Lifetime Achievement Award, at the first Golden Kela Awards.
  • In 2013, he was honored with the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian award.
  • Bhatti’s satire on the Punjab police Mahaul Theek Hai (1999) was his first directorial venture for a full-length feature film. It was well-received amongst the audience for its simple and honest humor.
  • Bhatti acted in Hindi Movie Aa Ab Laut Chalen with Kadar Khan in 1999.
  • He played the role of Jolly Good Singh, a guard, in the Hindi movie Fanaa.
  • He played a comical college principal in Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe. He also starred in the comedy Punjabi film Jijaji.
  • Bhatti appeared in SAB TV Comedy ka King Kaun as a judge with actress Divya Dutta. In his latest stint, Bhatti and his wife Savita competed in a popular Star Plus show Nach Baliye.
  • In his later years, Jaspal Bhatti set up a training school and a studio in Mohali near Chandigarh called “Joke Factory”.
  • He also launched a new 52-episode comedy series titled Thank You Jijaji on Sony’s family entertainment channel, SAB TV. It was shot at his own MAD Arts film school at Chandigarh.
  • In 2009, Bhatti school’s, Mad Art’s, animation film on female foeticide won the second prize in the Advantage India organized by 1take media. It won a certificate of merit at the IDPA-2008 Awards in Mumbai.

TV Serials

Tile Role
Ulta PultaVarious characters
Flop Show (Total 10 Episodes)Various characters
Full Tension (Total 15 Episodes)Various characters
Hi Zindagi Bye ZindagiBhatti
Karishma – The Miracles of Destiny
Dhaba JunctionDhaba
Thank you Jijaji (Total 52 Episodes)Jijaji

Movie Directed

1999Mahaul Theek Hai Also writer and producer
2012 Power CutAlso writer and producer

Awards and Honours

2010Lifetime Achievement AwardGolden Kela Awards
2013Padma BhushanGovernment of India

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