Sumit Anand is a well-known comic in the Indian comedy circuit famous for his laid-back style of comedy. He is a bank manager turned stand-up comedian who is known to leave his audience in fits of laughter.
Sumit Anand was born on Sunday, 15 September 1985 (age 35 years; as of 2020) in Rohtak, Haryana. He did his schooling from D.A.V. Centenary Public School, Rohtak and went on to pursue B.Tech. in Computer Science from Kurukshetra University (2002-2006). He then did PGDM in Marketing/Finance from Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (2006-2008), New Delhi.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″.
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Family & Caste
Sumit Anand belongs to an upper cast Hindu family.
Parents & Siblings
His father is a doctor. Not much is known about his mother and siblings
Relationships, Wife & Children
Sumit is married to Deepali.
Sumit worked as a Private Wealth Manager in HDFC Bank from June 2008 to August 2009 after completing his MBA. He then worked as a Portfolio Manager in IndusInd Bank from August 2009 to September 2010, in New Delhi. He was the General Manager in digital sales and marketing for PaGaLGuY.com (2010-2015), and then, he went on to work for Ideatory as a Business Consultant. He has been working with Ideatory since then.
Sumit became a stand-up comic in 2013. His first video on Youtube was titled ‘Dumb Indian Announcements,’ which has been removed. He has been a regular performer on NDTV Prime’s comedy show ‘The Rising Stars of Comedy,’ and, he is one of the few Indian comics who has performed at Melbourne International Comedy Festival (twice) and at Soho Theatre in London during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (world’s largest arts festival).
Sumit shot to fame after his video ‘My Job, My Home & The Maid’ went viral. The video has got more than 12 million views on YouTube.
Sumit has performed more than 100 shows all over India (as of 2020). He has also worked with Abhishek Upmanyu (another popular Indian stand-up comic) on a special called “The Stupid Show” in 2015.
His solo shows “Many Mistakes Of My Life” and “Nothing About Godzilla” are very popular, and he often jokes about the Hollywood film Godzilla through his show “Nothing About Godzilla.”
- Comedian(s): James Acaster, Daniel Kitson, Hannah Gadsby
Sumit drives a Hyundai i10
- Sumit had a flair for public speaking since childhood; however, according to Sumit, he barely used to speak in his native town (Haryana) as he felt uncomfortable while conversing with locals. Later, when he became an established stand-up comedian, in most of his shows, he often started making jokes about the general conversations he had witnessed while growing up in his native place.
- Sumit in his blog (chantanand blog) shared a childhood story of how his name changed from ‘Amit’ to ‘Sumit.’ He changed his name because a tea vendor’s son near his house also had the same name and later mocks the classism he showed at a very tender age.
- He also mentions that his average performance at school usually disappointed his parents and criticizes the Indian educational system in every possible way.
- Sumit admits that he is anti-social and super lazy, which seems to work for him in his slacker style of comedy that makes people laugh their heads off.