A stand-up sketch performance at the 2004 CEAT Cricket Awards and its amateurish YouTube video gave Vikram Sathaye his 8 minutes of fame and turned him into a stand-up comedian. From then on, he has done over 3000 shows across the world with leading corporations, Bollywood / cricket events, and several TV stints.
After an MBA in Marketing from the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Vikram worked for 7 years with companies like MTV and PMG.
His TV stints include Presenter on SET MAX during the World Cup in 2003 and Champions Trophy 2004, India's Tour of South Africa on ESPN Star Sports in 2006 and the ICC World Cup 2011 on IBN LokMat.
Vikram along with renowned musicians from the Indian Film Industry, Shantanu Moitra, and Swanand Kirkire found ‘Bawraas’, an institution to support young Indians who have taken up unconventional careers.
Awards and Accomplishments
Awards and Accomplishments
Vikram Sathaye has the distinction of being the first English Stand Up Comedian in India and has performed in more than 2000 plus corporate events across the world in the last 18 years.
Vikram has also authored a best selling book called ‘How Sachin destroyed my life’. The book documents his incredible journey of Indian Cricket as he takes us inside dressing rooms, hotels, and the inner thoughts of leading cricketers.
He is also part of a platform called ‘Think Cricket’ co-hosted along with leading cricket expert, Harsha Bhogle and Anita Bhogle aimed at senior corporates to discuss all matters cricket.
Vikram is also involved in Startups like ‘Genepath diagnostics’ and ‘Sarva Yoga’.
Why Vikram Sathaye ?
Vikram Sathaye has been part of a host of events with big names such as Edelweiss, Standard Chartered GOLF & Mutual Fund Events, WIPRO, HP,IBM, and many more.
His standup comedy repertoire includes everything from sports, politics, current affairs, Bollywood, to popular culture and solutions for marital disputes. He launched his first cricket & humor digital show “WHAT THE DUCK” with VIU some years back and now has 4 seasons with Indian and International cricketers available on the YouTube channel “What the duck with Vikram Sathaye“.
As a Corporate Motivational Speaker, Vikram has curated a special module called ‘Life lessons in sport’ where he shares motivational stories and life lessons from the sporting world with a dash of humour. His talks cover topics such as teamwork, leadership, handling pressure, creativity, problem solving and chasing excellence.
His diverse mashup of experiences makes him an extremely unique choice for a motivational speaker. All of this packed with his stories and visuals from the world of cricket and other sports offers a one-of-a-kind experience and promises to keep the audience engaged.