Figuring Out with Raj Shamani

ZakirKhan On Parents, Relationship, Bollywood, Success, Money | Zakir Khan | FO 148 | Raj Shamani

December 13, 2023 Raj Shamani
Figuring Out with Raj Shamani
ZakirKhan On Parents, Relationship, Bollywood, Success, Money | Zakir Khan | FO 148 | Raj Shamani
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In today’s episode of Figuring Out, we have one of the most loved standup comedians Zakir Khan in conversation with Raj Shamani. This episode will take you in the world of stories and beautiful realisations. While Zakir is sharing some heartwarming stories from his life but those are so relatable that they will feel like your own stories. We talked about how confidence changes in different situations, how success feels to him. He shared his experience being the first Indian comedian to perform at Royal Albert Hall London.

We also had a deep conversation on the art of storytelling, what it takes to be a good storyteller, how storytelling is important in different fields and how lack of it affects relationships. He also shared how one can improve their storytelling skills. We talked about why there is an increasing loneliness felt by today’s generation and how they can overcome it. He also shared some heart moving stories of his father. He described his relationship with his mother and how it has evolved over the years. He also shared some qualities every father should have. 

We ended the podcast by talking about the importance of relationships for our mental health and wellbeing and how we can find a balance in each of those relationships. We talked about love and how we can nurture a relationship for years. At the end, Zakir shared what it takes to become a winner in life. This podcast for me, was like watching a movie. I was crying, laughing and my heart felt warmed.

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00:00 - Introduction
02:31 - Indore
05:11 - His take on confidence
07:57 - His performance at Royal Albert Hall London
13:30 - When will Zakir join gym?
14:20 - Most anti social social media person
18:13 - Why storytelling is important?
23:15 - Loneliness
26:41 - How to feel secure?
30:34 - His relationship with his mother
40:13 - Raj’s funny story with his father
41:35 - Zakir’s relationship with his father
50:59 - Funny stories of his college life
56:34 - Heartbreak
59:29 - Relationships & Love
1:09:26 - Zakir’s ideal life partner
1:12:40 - Is love important?
1:13:12 - How to win in life?
1:14:19 - Is he joining bollywood?