New Delhi; Jaspal Bhatti was born on March 3, 1955 at Amritsar in a Rajput Sikh family. He pursued his graduation from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh. Bhatti’s zeal to work as an actor enlarged in his college days and consequently he performed various street plays on social issues. He started his career as a cartoonist for an english daily.

In 1990s, he pioneered the home-made comedy on Indian Hindi TV channel Doordarshan. He also was famous for his career in acting and comedy.

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Bhatti started his television career with ‘Flop Show’ a comedy serial which was produced by his wife Savita Bhatti. Even though only 10 episodes of the show were ever produced, it was appreciated by critics. He later acted and directed the popular TV series Ulta Pulta which became immensely popular among the middle class society.


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Jaspal Bhatti also set up a training school in Mohali near Chandigarh which was named as "Joke Factory".

He also acted in a number of Bollywood movies like Janam Samja Karo (1999), Aa ab laut chale (1999), Hamara dil aapke pass hai (2000), Fanna (2006).

Bhatti often used to say ‘I have always been inspired by either cartoons or politicians, both are so alike’.


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