Jaspal Bhatti, a satirist and actor in India. He graduated from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh in Punjab, as an electrical engineer. He was famous for his street plays like his Nonsense Club during his college days. Most of these plays were spoof ridiculing the corruption in the society. Before venturing out in to television, he was a cartoonist for the Tribune newspaper in Chandigarh. He is the pioneer of home-made comedy on Indian Hindi TV called Doordarshan. His low budget Flop Show show in early 90's is remembered even today. one of his co-actors Vivek Shauq has been most successful from Flop Show days, who happens to have found a footing in Hindi cinema.
His big break on the TV came when he acted in, and directed the immensely popular TV series like "Ulta Pulta", "Nonsense Private Limited" and "Flop Show" for Doordarshan television network. What attracted audience to his shows was his gift of inducing humour to highlight every day issues of middle class in India. Bhatti's satire on Punjab police called Mahaul Theek Hai (1999) was his first directorial venture for a full length feature film in his native Punjabi language. The movie was well received amongst audience for its simple and honest humour. He played the role of Jolly Good Singh, a guard, in the movie Fanaa.
The cartoonist, humorist, actor and the filmmaker is now a days focusing on acting as he is getting numerous offers from Bollywood producers as a comedian. Jaspal Bhatti has now set up and is busy with a training school and studio in Mohali near Chandigarh rightly called "joke factory" which is popular and quite sought after.
1. Fanaa (2006) .... Inspector Jolly Good Singh 2. Nalayak (2005) 3. Kuchh Meetha Ho Jaye (2005) .... Ram Saran Dubey 4. Kuch Naa Kaho (2003) .... Monty Ahluwalia ... aka Don't Say a Word (International: English title: informal literal title) 5. Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003) .... Sardarji 6. Shakthi: The Power (2002) .... Nandini's uncle 7. Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani (2002) 8. Yeh Hai Jalwa (2002) .... Buta Singh 9. Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe (2002) .... Naraaz Shankar 10. Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai (2000) .... Balwinder (Balu) ... aka You Have My Heart (International: English title: informal title) 11. Woh Bewafa Thi (2000) 12. Khauff (2000) .... Hawa Singh
13. Kartoos (1999) .... Mini's uncle 14. Jaanam Samjha Karo (1999) .... Tubby, Rahul's Secretary 15. Mahaul Theek Hai (1999) ... aka The Atmostphere Is Right (India: English title: literal title) 16. Aa Ab Laut Chalen (1999) .... Iqbal ... aka Lets Go Back (International: English title) 17. Kaala Samrajya (1999) .... Johnny Guide ... aka Kaala Samrajya (India: Hindi title: alternative transliteration) 18. Wanted: Gurdas Mann Dead or Alive (1994) .... Thanedaar
19. "Flop Show" (1989) TV series
1. Mahaul Theek Hai (1999) ... aka The Atmostphere Is Right (India: English title: literal title)