Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi, popular as Johnny Walker, was a bus conductor before becoming a comedian. He was introduced by Guru Dutt in Bollywood. His role ‘Johnny Walker’ made him world famous in no time. He acted in around 300 movies. Walker played best performance in B. R. Chopra’s films Naya Daur (1957), Chetan Anand’s films Taxi Driver (1954) and Bimal Roy’s films Madhumati (1958). Walker’s final film came after an absence of 14 years when he took a role in a remake of Mrs. Doubtfire titled Chachi 420 (1997). He won Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for his character in Madhumati and also won Filmfare Best Comedian Award for his character in Shikar.
He has played a side actor role in Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor films. He has always been prominent for his unique comic roles and excellent performance. He is one of the legends of Bollywood industry who also contributed to Punjabi movies. He has done 187 films. He was one of the most famous comedian actors. Rajendranath’s best role as comedian was in movie Mere Sanam and Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon. He did a large number of movies, mostly comic roles, such as in An Evening in Paris and Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon.
Paresh Rawal is a signature comedian of Bollywood industry. He won the Filmfare Best Comedian Award for ‘Hera Pheri’. He has worked both as comedian and villain in Bollywood movies. He has been dominating the industry for many years. In 1994, he won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in the movies Sir and Woh Chokri. He came into view in over 100 movies throughout the 1980s as well as 1990s, in most as the main villain such as King Uncle, Kabzaa, Ram Lakhan, Daud, Baazi, and so many more. He also ventured into comedy, with hits such as Andaz Apna Apna, Chachi 420, Hera Pheri, Nayak, Aankhen, Awara Paagal Deewana, Garam Masala, Phir Hera Pheri,Hungama ,Hulchul , Deewane Huye Paagal, Golmaal: Fun Unlimited, Bhagam Bhag , Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Welcome and so many more. He is best comedy actor of Bollywood.
Kader Khan had excelled in the fields of comedy, scriptwriting, dialogue writing, and direction. He is a multi-star of India. He is one of the most senior comedians who have forever been well-known for their beautiful performance. He has acted in more than 300 films in Hindi and Urdu as well as has written dialogues for more than 250 Indian films, from the 1970s up to the turn of the 21st century. He is most popularly known for working with actor Jeetendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Feroz Khan, Govinda and in films by David Dhawan. Kadar Khan has worked also with other comedian actors like Shakti Kapoor and Johnny Lever. He is one of the best comedy actors of Bollywood. . He has won Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri in 1991. He has also won Filmfare Award for Best Actor in a Supporting character for Mujhse Shaadi Karogi.
John Prakasa Rao Janumala, normally famous as Johnny Lever, has been seen in almost 350 movies. He bagged various awards including 2 Filmfare Awards, one for ‘Deewana Mastana’ in 1998 and the other for ‘Dulhe Raja’ in 1999. He started his career in 1984, as well as has acted in more than 300 Bollywood films. He is a great television actor and movie celebrity. He is one of India’s much respected actors’ also has a massive fan following that includes many big celebrities. His first major achievement came with Bollywood movie Baazigar, and after that he was seen in almost every film as a supporting actor or comedian. He also has a massive fan following.
If you have been a fan of ‘Sholay’, you must be recognizable with the hilarious jailor in it. The role was played by Asrani. His full name is Govardhan Asrani. He is one of the most renowned comedian of Bollywood industry. He has won the Filmfare award for Best Comedian for his best performances in Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar in 1974 also for Balika Badhu in 1977. He holds record for emerging as a role actor/comedian in most number of Hindi movies in a decade – 101 in 70’s and 107 in 80’s. In 80’s his unforgettable acts were in Ek Hi Bhool, Hamari Bahu Alka, Yeh Kaisa Insaf, Kaamchor, Main Intequam Loonga, Love 86, Agar Tum Na Hote, Asha Jyoti, Maqsad, Biwi Ho To Aisi. His most outstanding and memorable performances as comedian from 90’s are in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Gharwali Baharwali, Gardish, Taqdeerwala, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan and Hero Hindustani.
He has always been known for his trustworthy comedy style and entertaining performance. He was the screen play writer for ‘Mein, Meri Patni Aur Woh’ which earned him global appreciations. He acted in the Doordarshan’s TV serial Mungeri ke bhai Naurangilal as the leading role. This was sequel to a similar TV program on Doordarshan, Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne. He got success in negative characters, he preferred comedian roles, as in Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, along with he went on to become a plentiful comedian in Hindi movies. He is a wonderful comedy actors of Bollywood. He acted as comic role in Chup Chup Ke, Garam Masala, Hungama, Waqt: The Race Against Time, Phir Hera Pheri and Dhol. He has also been the leading role in more serious movies like Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon, Rama Rama Kya Hai Drama, Ladies Tailor, Hello! Hum Lallan Bol Rahe Hain, Kushti, Mirch and Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh. He won Sansui Screen Best actor award in a Negative character with a nomination for the Screen Best Actor award. He got the Yash Bharati Award for his movie Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon. He was also awarded by the Janpad Ratna Award.
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’ which was followed by some very memorable performances. 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 unforgettable. He is one comedian who can make you laugh without uttering a single word.
Boman Irani has not only been one of the most popular Bollywood comedians of all time, but also a great theater performer. He was also a professional photographer and a voice artist. Boman gave beautiful performance in a number of movies. He is widely famous for his comediy and villain roles in Bollywood films such as Don, Munna Bhai MBBS, 3 Idiots and most recently PK as well as Happy New Year. He won many IIFA award nominations and in 3 Idiots opposite Aamir Khan which won him a Filmfare Award also a Star Screen Award for Best Actor in a Villainous Role. Irani has played in many comedic hits Main Hoon Na, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Dostana, Khosla Ka Ghosla, Housefull, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, Waqt: The Race Against Time, No Entry, 3 Idiots, Housefull 2 and Cocktail.
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