Sudesh Lehri says he used to sell tea, kulfi, vegetables before television debut

In a new interview, Sudesh Lahiri said that he never went to school as he comes from a poor family. He also revealed that he used to sell tea, kulfi and vegetables to earn a living.

Comedian Sudesh Lahiri, who is known for his appearance on the popular comedy show The Kapil Sharma Show, opened up about his childhood in a new interview. Sudesh, who never went to school, said that he does odd jobs for money as he comes from a poor family. He said that he used to go barefoot to factories to sell tea and had to sell kulfi and vegetables to earn money. Read also: Sudesh Lahiri Says His ‘Hate Marriage’ Is: ‘I Haven’t Loved You. why should I lie?’

Sudesh first appeared on television when he participated in the 2007 comedy show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge 3. He later appeared in Comedy Circus with comedian Krushna Abhishek and won three seasons of the reality comedy show. He later appeared in Comedy Nights Bachao, Comedy Nights Live and Comedy Nights Bachao Taza. He did small roles in Bollywood movies like Jai Ho, Naughty @ 40, Ready, Great Grand Masti, Total Dhamaal and many more.

Recalling that time, he told ETimes in an interview, “I came from a poor background. Didn’t get a chance to study. I used to do odd jobs since childhood. I have worked in factories, in tea shops. I used to make tea but tea was not made at my house. So, when I would make tea, carrying 5-6 cups in one hand and a kettle in the other, walking barefoot to give tea, I would walk around a corner, take a cup of tea myself, wash the glass and then go. This was our position. I have worked in sweet shops, slippers factory. I have also sold kulfi, vegetables. That was really a practical workshop for me as an actor. While selling kulfi, vegetables… action had to be taken. I never went to school. I miss it.”

He continued, “I loved singing and I was working in an orchestra. I would sing at weddings. I would notice and imitate the anchor, announcer on the mic. I would imitate legendary singers. People tell me my mimicry skills. And I realized it. So I kept doing it.”

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