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Top 22 Bollywood Comedians Of All Time & Lesser Known Facts About Them!

Every industry makes comedy movies but Bollywood comedy movies are one of the best. Bollywood has released some of the best comedy movies over the years and the actors never failed to make us laugh, Below are the top 22 comedians of bollywood, the movies they did and some lesser known facts about them..Check them out!

1.Boman Irani

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Also known as David Williams of India in addition to being an actor is a professional photographer and a voice artist. Some of his movies that brought him laurels include “ Munnabhai M.B.B.S” and “Khosla ka Ghosla”. He has won the filmfare, Start Screen and IIFA awards for his role in the movie “ 3 Idiots”. He has been married to Zenobia since January 28, 1985. They have two children.

2.Paresh Rawal

He is a signature comedian who has made us laugh hard through his movies like “ HeraPhera” alongside with another greatest comedian of all times Akshay Kumar. He started off his career as an actor and a villain but slowly got aligned with the comedy, which gave him  a new lease in life. He is married to Swaroop Sampat. They have two children.

3.Rajpal Yadav

Yadav started his career with Doordarshan’s serial ‘Mungeri Ke Bhai Naurangilal’. He is a pass out of National School of Drama and truly an entertainer besides being a rib tickling comedian. Very few are aware of his talent as a screen play writer for ‘Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh’ which earned him a lot of accolades. He is an actor and writer, known for Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Jungle (2000) and Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007). He has been married to Radha Yadav since June 10, 2003.

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4.Johnny Lever

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John Prakasa Rao Janumala commonly known as Johnny Lever has done nearly 350 films in Bollywood. He is bestowed with the inborn ability to entertain people and truly has accomplished the same creating history in Bollywood. He bagged two Filmfare Awards, one for ‘Deewana Mastana’ in 1998 and the other for ‘Dulhe Raja’ in 1999. Lever is also the president of the Cine and Television Artist Association and the Mimicry Artist Association Mumbai. Johnny Lever, born in Andhra Pradesh and was brought up in Mumbai’s King’s Circle area (Dharavi). His mother tongue is Telugu. Johnny studied in Andhra Telugu School till the seventh grade but couldn’t study further because of financial problems in his family, after which he decided to leave school.

5.Kader Khan

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Kader Khan not only known for his comedy but also as a scriptwriter, dialogue writer and director. He has received a lot of appreciations since his college days which was noticed by Dilip Kumar. He is the one of the most senior,versatile and hard working comedians who has worked in more than 450 movies in Hindi and Urdu. He was an actor and writer, known for Taqdeerwala (1995), Naseeb (1981) and Baap Numbri Beta DusNumbri (1990). He was married to Azra Khan. He died on December 31, 2018 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.


Anyone who has watched ‘Sholay’ will immediately identify the hilarious jailor in it. That role catapulted Asrani to legendary status. His full name is Govardhan Asrani and he is still entertaining us with the same enthusiasm as before. Asrani completed his professional acting course from Film and Television Institute of India, Pune and got his break in the movie ‘Hare Kanch ki Choodiyan’ in 1967. But comedy is not only his forte, Asrani has also played serious roles in films like ‘Mere Apne’. He also sang a song in the movie ‘Alaap’ in 1977 and a duet in the movie ‘Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan’ with Kishore Kumar. He has four sisters and three brothers: two elder and one younger.

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Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffry known as Jagdeep has one of the oldest associations with the film industry. He stepped in Bollywood as a child artist in BR Chopra’s ‘Afsana’. The year 1957 proved to be a breakthrough for Jagdeep. With Bimal Roy’s movie ‘Do Bigha Zameen’ he began his journey of comic roles. His role of Soorma Bhopali in ‘Sholay’ is has left a mark on our hearts. He is one comedian who can make you laugh without uttering a single word.


Rajendranath played as a side actor in Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor films, but he was more famous for his comic roles. And he made a remarkable mark of his in this area. His struggle continued till Shashadhar Mukherjee offered him a comic role in 1959 film ‘Dil Deke Dekho’, directed by Nasir Hussain. His funny contrivance pushed the audiences to swim in the pool of laughter. Apart from his legacy in hindi film industry, very few are aware of his contribution to Punjabi cinema.

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