Parag Kansara (1971-2022) was an Indian comedian. In 2005, he appeared in the comedy show “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge.” In 2022, he died due to a heart attack.
Parag Rasiklal Kansara was born on Sunday, 22 November 1970 (age 51 years; at the time of death) in Vadodara, Gujarat. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. He went to N. M. Nootan Sarva Vidyalaya in Visnagar, Gujarat.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Colour: Black (dyed)
Eye Colour: Brown
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Rasiklal Kansara, and his mother’s name is Savitaben Kansara.
Wife & Children
Parag got married to Minaben Kansara on 25 September 1987. His daughter, Greeva Kansara, is an actress, and his son, Santusht Kansara, is a dancer.
In 2005, he participated in Sahara One’s comedy TV show ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge.’ In 2017, he acted in Doordarshan’s TV show ‘Laxmi..Kahani Diya Aur Toofan Ki.’
In 2010, he debuted with the film ‘Bhavnao Ko Samjho’ in which he played the role of a doctor. He played the role of Panditji in the 2017 comedy film ‘Sweetiee Weds NRI.’
Stopped by a Constable for not Wearing a Seatbelt
In March 2007, while driving a car, Parag was stopped for not wearing a seatbelt by a constable named Narsingh Himabhai. He was fined Rs 100, which he initially refused to pay but paid it later under the fake name Maganbhai C Patel. Reportedly, using the fake name heated the argument in the course of which Parag’s wife, Minaben, slapped the constable and threatened him of breaking his skull. Narsingh filed a complaint against them. The case was resolved in 2011 in the local court of Vadodara.
On 5 October 2022, he died after suffering a heart attack. His last rites were performed in Vadodara, Gujarat.
- Parag did standup comedy at multiple events and live shows.
- After he participated in the 2005 TV show ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge,’ his tagline ‘Ulta Soch’ became very popular.
- He spoke Gujarati fluently.
- He worked in many TV shows and films.
- He used to work in a circus and was a part-time magician.
- The news of Parag’s demise was announced on social media by his friend Sunil Pal, a standup comedian. In a video, while talking about his death, he said,
Hello friends, another shocking and bad news has come out from the world of comedy… Parag Kansara ji, our Laughter Challenge co-contestant, the sixth companion, is no more in this world. Yes, Parag Kansara who used to do reverse-thinking comedy, used to think about everything in reverse, share with us and tickle our funny bones, he’s no more. What is this? Has the comic world caught the evil eye? I don’t know why the people who make everyone laugh and their families are going through this… One by one, the pillars of comedy are moving away from us (sic).”
- He used to smoke occasionally.