Papa CJ is a stand-up comedian from India. In November 2014 he won the 'Asia's Best Stand-up Comedian' award by Top 10 Magazine in Kuala Lumpur. He has toured sell-out shows across five continents and in October 2011 he taped a Showtime USA Stand-up Comedy Special with Russell Peters in Amsterdam.
In 2009 Papa CJ became the first Indian comedian to be invited to perform at the Just for Laughs festival in Canada. In 2015 he became the first Indian comedian invited to do a solo show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, where he took his comedy special 'Papa CJ | Naked'. He has performed multiple times at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2016 he sold out the Soho Theatre in London and got two standing ovations on his Broadway debut in New York when he headlined Carolines on Broadway.
Papa CJ's debut book, an autobiography titled 'Naked', was published in the Indian subcontinent by Westland in 2019.