They are both Canadian-born performers of Indian descent.That’s pretty much where the similarities come to a screeching halt. In 2010, Peters became engaged to girlfriend Monica Diaz.
Among the artists in the running this year are the late Leonard Cohen, who’s up for album of the year, and singer Gord Downie, who’s nominated for songwriter of the year, and group of the year with his band the Tragically Hip.
In an interview, Peters said, "I may not be a household name in the States, but I can only think of one or two other guys who play and sell out the arenas and theatres that I do." Those include world famous venues such as Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall in New York, London's O2 and the Sydney Opera House.
In the O2 arena, his 2008 show broke an attendance record with over 16,000 fans.
Peters and Diaz are expecting their first child, a girl, due February 23, 2011.
He is rumored to portray the role of Michael in the film alongside veteran actors such as Whoopi Goldberg and singer Meat Loaf. He also landed the coveted role of Santa Claus in this year’s holiday film The 44-year-old comedian has an impressive number of other writing, directing, and acting credits, but it was his 2013 Almost Famous World Tour that reportedly helped Russell Peters earn million in 2013.That's Russell Peters, 43, born in Toronto to Anglo-Indian parents who moved to Canada from India, and the first performer of Indian heritage to make it big in the world of comedy.