Comedians are known for their immaculate timings, witty one liners,
hilarious jokes and of course, comical acting. 19th March holds a very
important day for these comedians as this day signifies the 'Let's Laugh
Day' throughout the world. Hence on this occasion, BollyCurry brings to
you the famous comedians of Bollywood, who with their spot-on comic
timing have successfully managed to capture millions of hearts across
This man is one of the first to come to mind when mentioning Bollywood comedy. Starting off as a stage performer in Hope 86
he has about 350 movies to his credit. Johny Lever, the 'King of
Comedies' as he is tagged, has become an ongoing inspiration for those
who want to try their hand at comedy. Lever received wide recognition in
the film Baazigar
and is remembered for his dialogues in the famous Abba Dabba Jabba
. He is also known for stand-up comedy and mimicking, especially his impression of Michael Jackson at the 1999 Filmfare Awards.
Yadav is yet another memorable comedian of Bollywood, well known for
his unconventional comedy sequences. Yadav is most remembered for his
role in Main Mere Pati Aur Woh
for which he was critically acclaimed for as well. Hungama, Waqt: The Race of Time, Malamaal Weekly
and Chup Chup Ke
are few other films that have earned him a good name in the industry.
Ali, the yesteryear king of comedy ruled millions of hearts in the
1960s. He started his career as a comedian at a time when comedy as a
genre was still taking it's nascent footsteps in Bollywood. He was so
spot on that his films were more remembered for his perfect comic timing
rather than their other aspects. His comic timing, inimitable style and
flair brought the much needed versatility to Bollywood, making him a
star of the era. Some of the movies he starred in were Gumnam, Pyar Kiye Ja, Pyar Hi Pyar, Love in Tokyo, Bhoot Bangla
and Bombay to Goa
to name just a few.
Govinda (Arun) Ahuja
is considered to be the king of comic heroes, someone who can easily
make you go on a laughing trail with his impeccable timing. His first
, was a box office success making it the fifth
biggest hit of that year. In his initial career, most of his
performances were either family oriented, romantic or action. It wasn't
until the 1990s that he started shining in the comedy genre. He signed
about 17 films, all directed by David Dhawan, most of which were comedy.
Some of the films he appeared in were Coolie No. 1, Hero No. 1, Deewana Mastana, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Ankhen,
among others. Paresh Rawal
, famously known as the Hera Pheri
man, has been entertaining the audience with his humorous comedy since the past three decades. Though he debuted with Holi
, it wasn't until the 1986 Blockbuster Naam
that he first tasted success. The superhit Hera Pheri
just the beginning for Rawal as it not only opened another door for him
but also gave him his first Best Comedy Actor award from
the prestigious Filmfare. Ever since he has been seen in many different
successful comedy movies such as Awara Pagal Deewana, Garam Masala, Deewane Huye Pagal, Malamaal Weekly, Golmaaal: Fun Unlimited
and many more.
Warsi, also known as Circuit, is yet another famous comedian seen in
many Bollywood movies. His character in the comedy film Munnabhai MBBS
not only gained him critical acclamation but earned him the
fame which his previous movies couldn't. He has since appeared in
various films, some of them include Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiyaa
, Salaam Namaste
, Kabul Express
, and Laage Raho Munnabhai
which won him his first Best Comedy Actor award from Filmfare.
Kapoor is one of the most able actors of Bollywood when it comes to his
act as a villan and comedian. He has starred in over 400 films
throughout his career, starting with small roles. He didn't achieve
success till 1980-81 when two of his releases, Qurbani
declared blockbusters. It wasn't till the 1990s that he started taking
up comedy films. Few of these which he has completed over the course of
his career are Insaaf, Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri, Andaz Apna Apna, Tohfa, Chaalbaaz and Raja Babu
for which he won the title of the Best Comedian.
one of 1980's famous comedian is Govardhan Asrani
. He was a popular
comedian and is still seen in supporting roles. His latest films
include Malamaal Weekly, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Garam Masala, Dhamaal, Chup Chup Ke
and others. He has also won the Filmare awards for Best Comedian for movies sch as Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar
and Balika Badhu
As we depart on this note, do leave your feedback on your favourite comedians and keep laughing!
Author: Komal P.
Editors: Neethi B. & Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Marsh P.