Bollywood movies are incomplete without the pinch of comedy and comedians, comedy become a most important part of Indian movies for a couple of decades. Comedy movies are among the popular genres discovered in Hindi cinema. We have some of the best actors who have known for their best healthy comedy and these are also known as the most popular Bollywood comedians. The movie element remains incomplete until several comedy scenes aren’t added.
Top 10 Most Popular Bollywood Comedians
Here we go a list of the top 10 most popular Indian comedians of all time who gave Indian cinema a new dimension.
10. Rajpal Yadav
Rajpal is one of the most popular Bollywood comedians in the film industry ever, known for his comic roles. Rajpal was born and brought up in Shahjahanpur, near Lucknow. He took theatre training from Bhartendu Natya Academy during 1992–94. Rajpal made his Bollywood debut in 1999; his first movie was Dil Kya Kary in which he got the role of the School’s watchman.
In 2000 the little comedian was awarded the screen award for best performance in a negative role, playing the role of a terrorist in the movie Jungle. In 2006 his movie Chup Chup Ke becomes the reason for his fame. Dhool, God Tussi Great Ho, Khatta Mettha, Mirch, and Main Tera Hero were his blockbuster movies. Now Rajpal is the best comedian in Bollywood.
9. Boman Irani
Boman Irani is not one of the most popular Bollywood comedians of Hindi Cinema of all time, but also a great theatre performer. Boman Irani is an Indian film and theatre actor, voice artist, and photographer. The comedian-actor was born on 2 December 1959 in Mumbai. He works as a waiter and room service staff in Taj Mahal Palace and Tower.
Irani started his acting carrier in 2000. In 2003 his movie Munna Bhai MBBS and later Lage Raho Munna Bhai become the reason for his fame. He is widely known for his comedic and villain roles in Bollywood movies such as Don, Munna Bhai MBBS, 3 Idiots, and most recently PK and Happy New Year.
8. Paresh Rawal
Paresh Rawal was born on 30 May 1950 in Mumbai, and married to Swaroop Sampath, an actress, and winner of the Miss India contest in 1979. Paresh Rawal is an Indian film actor, and politician known for his works notably in Hindi Cinema. He is currently a member of the Lok Sabha of the Indian Parliament belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Paresh made his debut in 1984 with the film Holi but the 1986 blockbuster Naam established him as an actor. His movies Hera Pheri and Phir Hera Pheri become the reason for his comedian fame. Gram Masala, Golmaal, Chup Chup Ke, Bhagam Bhag, De Dana Dan, Raja Netwarlal, The Shaukeens were his hit movies.
7. Kader Khan
Kader Khan is an Indian film actor, comedian, script and dialogue writer, as well as director. Khan is born in Kabul, he is from Afghanistan. He has appeared in over 300 films after his debut in the 1973 film Daag in which he acted as a prosecuting attorney. In 1982 Khan was awarded the Filmfare Award for best dialogue for Meri Awaz Suno.
Other successful films for which Kader Khan has written dialogues include Himmatwal, Coolie No. 1, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Kanoon Apna Apna, Khoon Bhari Maang, Karma, Sultanat, and Sarfarosh. Kadre is one of the most senior Bollywood comedians who have always been famous for their beautiful performances.
6. Govardhan Asrani
Govardhan Asrani is an Indian actor and director whose Bollywood career has spanned five decades. Asrani was born in a middle-class Hindu Sindhi Family, Married to actress Manju. In 1964 Asrani joined the acting institute in Poona and made his Bollywood debut in 1967 in the movie Hare Kaanch Ki Choodiyan.
Namak Haraam, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Hera Pheri, Ek Se Badhkar Ek, All The Best, De Dana Dan, Paying Guests, Khatta Meeta, Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal were his super hit comedy movies in Hindifilm industry.
Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffrey, known as Jagdeep, is an Indian film actor who has appeared in more than 300 films, especially known for his comic roles. He is another fantastic comedian in the Bollywood industry, born on 29 March 1939 in Kanpur.
Jagdeep role as Soorma Bhopali in ‘Sholay’ is unforgettable. Kali Ghata, Shahenshah, Andaz Apna Apna, Morcha, China Gate, Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye, and Journey Bombay To Goa were Jagdeep super hit comedy movies.
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Rajendranath has always been famous for his unique comic roles and outstanding performance. He is one of the legends of the Bollywood industry who also contributed to Punjabi movies. The great comedian was born in 1931 in Peshawar.
He has done 187 movies. Rajendranath was one of the most famous Bollywood comedians. His best role as a comedian was in Mere Sanam and Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon. Rajendranath died on 13 February 2008 from cardiac arrest.
3. Johnny Walker
Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi, popular as Johnny Walker. He was born on 11 November 1939, one of the great Bollywood comedians. He was a bus conductor before becoming a comedian. Johnny was introduced by Guru Dutt in Bollywood.
His role ‘Johnny Walker’ made him world famous in no time. He was a bus conductor before becoming a comedian. The comedian acted in around 300 movies. Mere Mehboob, Chori Chori, Taxi Driver, and Shikar were Johny blockbuster movies. He died on 29 July 2003.
2. Mehmood Ali
Mehmood was an Indian actor, singer, and director best known for playing comic roles in Hindi films. He was born on 29 September 1932 and worked in over 300 films. His movie Bhoot Bangla becomes the reason for Mehmood’s success.
Padosan, Love in Tokyo, Ankhen, Bombay to Goa, and Pyar Kiye Ja were Mehmood super hit comedy movies. He was the King of Comedy in 1960. Mehmood Ali is one of the most popular Bollywood comedians of all time. He died on 23 July 2004 at the age of 71.
1. Johnny Lever
John Prakasa Rao Janumala, commonly known as Johnny Lever, is one of the most important Bollywood comedians. He was born on 14 August 1957. Johnny Lever began his carrier in 1980. His first success came with Baazigar, after this, he has been seen in almost every movie as a comedian.
The Comedian received thirteen Filmfare Awards nominations in Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role and has won the award twice, for his works in Deewana Mastana (1997), and Dulhe Raja (1998). Phir Hera Pheri, Sandwich, Fool n Final, Paying Guests, All the Best: Fun Begins, De Dana Dan, Golmaal 3, Yamla Pagla Deewana, and Housefull 2, were Johnny’s super hit comedy movies. He is a great television artist and movie celebrity.