The King of Comedy Jaspal Bhatti was born on March 3, 1955 in Amritsar, Punjab. He was one of the most famous collective satirists in India.
Bhatti is known for his TV series “Flop Show”, “Full Tension” and the mini capsule “Ulta Pulta”, which was aired on the Indian national television network Doordarshan in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
In 1985, he married Savit Bhatti. Later, the couple was blessed with a son Jasraj Bhatti and a daughter Raabiya Bhatti. Jasraj is married to famous actress Yami Gautam’s sister Surilie Gautam.
In 2013, he won the third-highest civilian award in India, ‘Padma Bhushan’.
As an actor, he has worked in numerous Hindi and Punjabi language films. He was cast in the role of a comedian.
Among all his films, his performance in the film Jaanam Samjha Karo was highly appreciated. Some other well-known films to his credit are Aa Ab Laut Chalen, Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai, and Fanaa among others.
In the run-up to the 2009 General Elections, Bhatti took his spoof on Indian politics to the streets, forming an outfit named Recession Party. The cause, which was to shame tainted Indian politicians, saw many noted comedians including Johny Lever, Rakesh Bedi, and Rajesh Puri joining hands with Bhatti.
Jaspal Bhatti died on October 25, 2012, in a horrific car accident in Jalandhar. Bhatti died a day before his latest Punjabi film ‘Power Cut’ was scheduled to release.