Comedy movies are among the popular genres discovered in Bollywood. These have given some of the best comedians to Bollywood industry, which leave no stone unturned to entertain the audience to the fullest. Right from the classic age of cinema to the contemporary ones, we have some of the best actors who were known for their best comic timing and healthy comedy. Let’s roll down the list of top 10 bollywood comedians of all time found in Bollywood as under:
1). Paresh Rawal
No one can beat Paresh Rawal when it comes to comedy. He has been the signature comedian for more than a decade’s time and even has won the award under this category for a couple of times. Remember the Marathi man in Hera Pheri to Awara Pagal Deewana, Oh My God, to a number of other movies, wherein he has carved his niche with utter dexterity and perfect comic timing.
2). Johny Lever
He is considered to be the king of comedy. Orignally known as John Prakasa Rao Janumala, he has come a long way. Right from doing a number of comedy shows in his factory area to do more than 350 films in Bollywood, he has an accomplished comedian of all time. Remember his role in Deewana Mastana, the role of Gafoor, yes he has been awarded the Filmfare award for the same, while the other comes for the movie Dulhe Raja in 1999. He is also heads the Cine and TV artist association apart from being the president of Mimicry Artist Association Mumbai.
3). Boman Irani
He is a master blaster of comedy. However, he is more known to play any character the best going deep into the character and giving nothing but the best over the silver screen. He hails from the theatre world and also an ace photographer but certainly known to play a very good comic role in BTown movies, which include Munna Bhai series, Happy New Year and the list goes one. He is popularly known as the David Williams of India.
4). Rajpal Yadav
This NSD pass out has come a long way in Bollywood, right from trying simple and straight roles to the comic ones. He is among the wholesome entertainer apart from being the rib tickling comedian. A number of movies vouch for his incredible performance in comedy, which include Chup Chup Ke of Shahid Kapoor. Besides, he is a also screen play writer and his film Mein, Meri Patni Aur Woh is his creation, which has garnered good applauds.
5). Kader Khan
This comedian has come a long way right from playing negative roles to a man with great comedy apart from being a competent dialogue writer, script writer, director and writer. He is among the most senior and hard working comedians who have worked in around 400 plus movies both in Hindi and other languages.
6). Mehmood Ali
This man is popularly called as Mehmood, who is an Indian actor, producer and director, but more known for his comedy in a number of movies. He has a huge career, which lasted for around four decades wherein he worked more than 400 movies. He was considered to be the king of comedy in the sixties and seventies.
7). Johnny Walker
He is born with the name Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi hwo later turned out to be a comedian called Johny Walker. Before entering into films he was a bus conductor. The actors like Guru Dutt and Balraj Sahni was impressed with his screen test in the role of a drunkard and thus was seen rechristening this man with a new name Johnny Walker, which is a popular brand of Whisky from Scotland.
He needs no introduction, since we have seen since last few decades in the role of a comedian. Remember his character from ‘Sholay’ wherein he plays a hilarious jailor, well it is still missed in Indian Cinema. This was the role, which catapulted this man to legendary status. He was born with a name Govardhan Asrani and you can still find him entertaining with the same spirit and zeal.
He was often seen in the side actor character in a number of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor movies. However, more often he is popular for playing comic roles. Apart from his Hindi film legacy, very few people are aware about his contribution in Punjabi cinema.
Originally, he is known as Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffry who later got the name of Jagdeep. He is known to have one of the oldest associations with Bollywood. He was first seen in Bollywood as a child artist in a movie called ‘Afsana’ by BR Chopra. Do you remember his role of Soorma Bhopali in classic ‘Sholay’? Yes it was indeed mind blowing.