The Hindi Cinema industry has some amazing comedians who have left no stones to make us laugh. These actors have not only tickled our funny bones but have also graced Indian cinema with their fine acting. Starting from the veteran actor Johnny Walker who worked hard in the comic genre to give comedians their dues in the movie industry, following his footsteps, today we have a number of Bollywood comedians like Raj Pal Yadav, Akshay Kumar, and many more to add in the list who are gracing the silver screen.
List of Bollywood Comedians
The ace comedian of Bollywood was also a successful producer, director, and singer. The actor worked in more than 300 Bollywood movies and has received 25 nominations for Filmfare awards in the category, amongst which 19 for Best Performance in Comic Role. The actor knew the art to tickle the funny bones of his audience very well. He has been a part of comedy movies like Padosan, Bombay to Goa, and Andaz Apna Apna. The actor slept to death on 23 July 2004.
2. Johnny Walker
Johnny Walker was a legendry Bollywood comedian who could turn even a serious scene into the funniest scene. To your surprise, his real name is Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi, and it was Guru Dutt who changed his name to Johnny Walker. His movies like Pyaasa, Mere Mehboob, and Chori Chori gave him a star-like status in Bollywood. He was awarded Filmfare Best Comedian Award for his portrayal in the movie Shikar.
The legendry comedian of Hindi cinema has been part of more than 300 movies. He got famous as a comedian through movies like Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar, Chupke Chupke, Heeralal Pannalal, Pati Patni Aur Who, Dhamaal, Malamaal Weekly. It is his Jailor’s role in the movie Sholay that made him famous. Who can forget his dialogue ”Hum angrejo ke jamane ke jailer hai’’.
4. Johnny Lever
There would be hardly anyone who does not know Johnny Lever. The comedian has made us laugh in over 200 movies. The actor has won 2 Filmfare awards for comedy roles in the movies like Deewana Mastana and Dulhe Raja. He started as a stand-up comedian and today has become one of the funny Bollywood actors in the country.
5. Kader Khan
While many of you might know him has the angry father, all thanks to his stern characters. But, he is best known as the best comedian in Bollywood. The versatile actor has made his audience rolling the aisles with his roles in movies like “Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi”, “Dulhe Raja”. Not many know that khan has also penned down many Bollywood dialogues as well.
His first comedy movie was Himmatwala. The actor ruled the comedy industry in the ’80s and ’90s.
Govinda became popular for his slapstick performances and dancing skills. He is one of the best Bollywood actors. The actor stepped into acting with his movie Ilzaam in 1986; however, his comedy movies gave him star-like status. He has given iconic performances in comedy movies like Raja Babu, Coolie No. 1, Hero No, Dulhe Raja, Anari No.1, and Haseena Maan Jayegi.
7. Shakti Kapoor
Shakti Kapoor is such a versatile actor that he is known as a famous comedian and villain of Bollywood. Be it Balma, from Chalbaaz or Nandu from Raja Babu, his characters have been loved immensely by the audience. He is also one of the famous mimicry artists because of the wide number of roles he has opted to play on the silver screen. His funny dialogues like ‘’Main Hu Nandu Sab ka Bandhu’’, ‘’ aankhen nikal ke gotiya khelunga” have made us laugh over the years.
Veteran Actor and comedian Jagdeep is best known for his comic role Soorma Bhopali in Sholay. He is also remembered as Salman Khan’s father in the movie Andaz Apna Apna. His role Soorma Bhopali became so popular that the actor went to produce the film with the same name. He also acted in the movie as the protagonist.
9. Raj Pal Yadav
Next in the list of best Bollywood comedians is none another than Raj Pal Yadav. The iconic comedian has made us burst out laughing in his movies like Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, Hungama, Waqt: The Race Against Time, Chupke ChupKe, Phir Hera Pheri, Garam Masala with his remarkable acting.
10. Paresh Rawal
How can we not add Paresh Rawal aka Babu Bhaiya to the list of famous Bollywood comedians? The actor has played numerous noteworthy comic characters on the silver screen. Baburao from the movie Hera Pheri became instantly famous. The actor is also remembered for his stress busters roles in movies like Chachi 420, Nayak, Awara Paagal Deewana ), Hungama, Golmaal: Fun Unlimited, Welcome and Welcome Back.
11. Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar is one of the highest-paid actors in Bollywood. The ace actor has donned many roles and has got immense popularity in each genre. Kumar is also known as one of the best Bollywood comedians, owing to his comedy roles in Hindi cinema. It was the movie Hera Pheri that proved to be a turning point in the actor’s career. After which he made us laugh in several films, including Awara Paagal Deewana, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Garam Masala, Deewane Huye Paagal, Bhagam Bhag, Singh is King and Houseful series, and many others to name.
12. Nana Patekar
While the actor has not starred in many comedy movies, a few of his comedy characters like Uday Shetty in Welcome and Welcome Back established him as a top Bollywood comedian. Some of his dialogues like “Tera kaam ho gaya tu jaa”, “Control Uday Control” are counted as the best funny dialogues of Bollywood.
13. Sanjay Mishra
Though Mishra has played an array of roles, including serious roles, his comedy shot him to fame. The dialogue ‘Dhonduu…Just Chill’! from the movie All the Best got Mishra famous amongst all the age groups. Besides movies, the actor has also been part of many popular Television sitcoms like Office Office, where his character Shukla became a household name. The actor is well known for acting in the movies like Bunty Aur Babli and Apna Sapna Money Money, respectively. And, who can forget his remarkable acting in the Golmaal series!
14. Razak Khan
Late comedian Razak Khan is amongst the most underestimated actors of Bollywood. The actor has graced many movies like Baadshah, Hello Brother, Takkar Pehelwan, with his comic roles, as Manikchand, Ninja Chacha, and Takkar Pehelwan, respectively.
15. Tiku Talsania
Tiku Talsania is primarily one of the best comedy actors of Television. He has also done comic roles in the movies like Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, Umar 55 Ki Dil Bachpan Ka, Bol Radha Bol, Andaz Apna Apna, and Mr. Bechara.
Bollywood has given us several actors; some of them became famous funny actors due to their perfect comic timings and the way they have made uninteresting scenes interesting. Thanks to these actors as their respective characters have often worked as a stress buster for many. Here we have curated list of 15 best Bollywood comedians who have been wowed over the years.
The above mentioned is the list of all the best comedians of Bollywood.
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