Prashasti Singh is a well-known Indian stand-up comic, writer, actor, and improviser. Her genre of comedy is anecdotal; a genre of comedy inspired by the comic’s own experiences that may be true or partly true but embellished. Prashasti came into limelight when she made her digital debut with the Amazon Prime series Comicstaan (2018).
Prashasti Singh was born in 1987 (age 33 years; as of 2020), and she hails from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. She did her schooling from Delhi Public School R.K.Puram in New Delhi. Thereafter, she pursued Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi (2005-2009). Later, she went on to pursue Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management from the Indian Institutes of Management, Lucknow (2012-2014).
Height (approx.): 5’ 4″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Family & Caste
Parents & Siblings
Her mother, Bharti Singh, is a teacher. Her brother, Samyak Singh, is a singer and song-writer.
Relationships, Husband & Children
Not much is known about her relationships.
In Corporate Sector
In 2009, Prashasti began her career as a business technology analyst at Deloitte Consulting. After working at Deloitte Consulting for a year and a half, in 2012, she started working at Dell, where she held the position of senior analyst. Later in 2013, she joined P&G as a marketing intern. In June 2014, she started working as an assistant marketing manager at Star TV Network, and by July 2016, she became the category head at Star TV Network.
As a Comedian
Before venturing into stand-up comedy, she had worked as a category head at Star TV Network for four years. While working with Star TV, Prashasti took part in an improv class ‘break the monotony of corporate life’ where she met friends who encouraged her to try her hand at open mics. In 2018, she made her debut in an Indian stand-up comedy competition television series Comicstaan. Although she didn’t win the show, she gained a loyal fan-base.
Thereafter, in 2018, Prashasti was a part of Amazon’s marketing campaign for the Prime Video series ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.’ Various female stand-up comedians were hired to perform a short stand-up gig, wearing the ‘Mrs. Maisel’ outfit, and promote the upcoming series.
In 2019, she appeared in the MX Original Series, Kiski Sarkar in which various comedians gave their humorous views on the political news.
In 2020, Prashasti starred in ‘Ladies Up,’ Netflix’s all-women stand-up special.
On 31 December 2019, Prashasti uploaded an old picture on her Instagram account with the Bollywood celebrity, Sidharth Malhotra. In the caption of the picture, she addressed Sidharth as a waiter for wearing a formal black tuxedo with a bow, a usual dress code for waiters. She was slammed by the fans of Sidharth as well as her own for being disrespectful to not only Sidharth but to waiters as well.
- Prashasti was a topper during her school and college days. She grew up as a daddy’s girl, and she also gives her father the credit of her inherited humour. In an interview, she revealed that initially, her mother didn’t support her decision of venturing into stand-up comedy, but later, Prashasti convinced her.
- Being from an engineering and MBA background, Prashasti had to discard Hindi and master her communication skills in English, but her comfort zone had always been Hindi. When comedians like Abhishek Upmanyu and Zakir Khan broke the language barriers by performing stand-up comedy in Hindi, it paved a path into the world of comedy for Prashasti. In an interview, she said,
My natural language is Hindi. So when these boys broke the barrier of talking in Hindi and articulating their thoughts in their preferred language, it was a big leap in my head—that thoughts are more important than language.”
- Apart from being a well-known comedian in the comedy circuit, Prashasti is also an incredible story-teller. In 2019, Prashasti left the audience in awe after her performance at the ‘Spoken Fest 2019.’ She spoke about her parents, portraying them as ‘Superhero Aur Sidekick.’ The emotional, vulnerable, and yet funny story of Prashasti’s mother turning into a superhero when her father died, overwhelmed the audience.
- Ali Wong is Prashasti Singh’s favourite comedian.