Biswapati Sarkar is an Indian writer, director, and actor, known for, Permanent Roommates (2014), ‘The Making Of…’ (2014) and TVF Pitchers (2015). Presently employed as the Creative Director at The Viral Fever (TVF),  Sarkar is best known for writing the character of “Arnub”, a parody version of journalist Arnab Goswami.

Early Years

Biswapati Sarkar was born in Rourkela, Odisha. He originates from a family where engineers from IIT were worshiped. His uncle was an IITian, who held considerable respect from his parents and relatives. Growing up in a middle-class family, Biswapati’s parents also want him to study engineer and was forced to attend IIT, Kharagpur.

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Engineer to Writing Comedy

But in the later live, engineering degree did not become the source of Sarkar’s livelihood. He makes a living by writing comedy for The Viral Fever (TVF). He also plays Arnub, a take-off on television news anchor Arnab Goswami, who is known for his aggressive style of questioning and the heated debates he hosts on Times Now.

According to him, the movie “Jurassic Park” was the reason behind his unending enthusiasm for movies. After that with the entry of 24-hour cable network, his destiny took him to a unique career than what his parents desired.

SRK on Barely Speaking With Arnub

Sarkar admitted that his transition of career shocked his mom to an extent that she let him out of the house. Presently his parents are much more understanding and amaze him by even asking him about his work. According to him, this is due to liberalization in India. People, who earlier took such activities merely as hobbies, start thinking of them as legit professions.

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His relationship with TVF started early as his college-senior Arunabh Kumar established TVF. He began as a scriptwriter and later joined the group to become an indispensable vital part of the channel. His show ‘Barely Speaking with Arnub’  quickly made him an internet icon.  As of 2016, he currently holds the title of Associate Creative Head at TVF.

TVF Team

His online talk-show series “Barely Speaking with Arnub” has received more than 7.5 million YouTube views. The shows have featured politicians and celebrities like  Ranveer Singh, Shahrukh Khan,  Ali Zafar, Parineeti Chopra, Sunny Leone, Chetan Bhagat and Arvind Kejriwal. He has also written critically acclaimed web series “TVF Pitchers” season 1 and “Permanent Roommates” season 2.