Atul Khatri (pen name: Horny Sindhi) is one of India’s best Standup Comedians and YouTube identity. Khatri was listed among the top Indian comedian by CNN-IBN and was the main Indian to perform at the Hong Kong International Comedy Festival in Sept. 2014. Additionally, he is the winner of FremantleMedia’s “CEO’s Got Talent” award.

Early life & education

Atul Khatri was born on 10th January 1968 in Mumbai. He went to the St. Theresa’s Boys High School. He earned Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Mumbai. Khatri likewise attended Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, England and earned a Certificate in Business Administration.

A ladies man ..since 1968

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Subsequent to finishing his education, he joined his family run computer business (Kaytek Computer Services Private Limited); as Chief executive officer. Atul Khatri has one daughter who lives in the United States. At 43 years old, Khatri turned into a comedian whilst yet being occupied with his business.


Initially, Atul Khatri did not find his passion for comedy until the age of 47. In 2011, Khatri decided to have a substitute profession after he was encouraged by his wife, Shaguna Khatri. He at first needed to take up courses and become a bartender and then later a DJ; but did not pursue either field. Khatri started his career as a comedian by posting jokes (as comic relief) on Facebook. He then later became a stand-up comedian.

He got to be distinctly prominent in the wake of winning the “CEO’s Got Talent” award by FremantleMedia. Khatri has done more than 400 comedy drama shows, TV commercial, and Youtube video. He was likewise one of the 3 finalists at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, in Delhi in 2012.

Atul additionally, performs at The Canvas Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store and with East India Comedy. He also performed in San Francisco for a pledge drive sorted out by American India Foundation.

Atul Khatri joined the company East India Comedy which was established by Sorabh Pant in 2012. The crew is one of the busiest comedy companies in India. The group is of seven comedians; Kunal Rao, Sapan Verma, Sorabh Pant, Sahil Shah, Azeem Banatwalla, Angad Singh Ranyal and Khatri himself.

East India Comedy

Commercials & Personal Life

Atul Khatri has featured in  TV ads of, Aegon, Rebtel, Religare Insurance,  Matrix SIM card and Muthoot Finance. In April 2014, He performed at the prestigious Utrecht International comedy Festival in The Netherlands and Belgium.

Atul Khatri mainly discusses on subjects like Indian Culture, Bollywood, Masculinity,  Human behavior,  Nationalism, Casteism, Current events,  Indian politics, Political alienation, Racism, Religion, Psychology, Social issues.

Atul Khatri and his wife, Shaguna in Paris

Apart from his busy career, Khatri spends his leisure time by Cycling,  playing Squash, Marathon running and listen to music. He also visits his family and friends. Currently, he lives with his wife at his house in Mumbai.