Top 8 All Time Famous Comedians of Bollywood

July 12, 2019

Johnny Walker

Badruddin Kazi popularly known as Johnny Walker is one of Bollywood’s most prominent and acclaimed comedians. Before joining the film industry, he worked as a bus conductor for the BEST and entertained his passengers with his talent for comedy. Soon his talent was noticed by Balraj Sahni who helped him enter the film industry. He started his acting career with the film Baazi in 1951 and went on to act in over 300 films and won two film fare awards.  Madhumati (1958), Mr and Mrs 55 (1955), CID (1956) are some of his notable films.


One of the remarkable comedians of the Indian film industry is Mehmood. He started his acting career early on in his life with the film Kismet in 1943 and over the years established himself in Indian cinema. Mehmood was a recipient of 2 film fare awards and 25 film fare nominations. Padosan (1968), Bombay to Goa (1972), Gumnaam (1966) are some of his many notable performances.


Asrani is one of the most senior actors of the Indian cinema and is also considered to be one of Bollywood’s all time comedians. He started his career in 1967 with the film Hare kanch ki chudiyan and has acted in over 350 films in his five decade long career with two film fare awards to his name. His roles in Sholay (1975), Choti si baat (1975), Chupke chupke (1975) are some of his many memorable performances.  Recently Asrani also lent his voice to the character of Zazu in the Hindi dubbed version of Disney’s Lion King (2019).

Kader Khan

Kader Khan is one of the most versatile actors of Indian cinema who has acted in over 300 films and has won 3 film fare awards. Even though he has played a wide range of roles on screen including negative roles, he is more popular for his roles in comedy films like Dulhe Raja (1998), Anari No. 1 (1999). Before starting his career in films, Kader Khan was a professor of Civil engineering but later decided to follow his passion for cinema. He was also one of Bollywood’s prominent dialogue writers who wrote dialogues for over 200 films.

Johnny Lever

The list of Indian comedians cannot be complete without mentioning Johnny Lever. He started his Bollywood career in 1986 with the film Love 86 but the role which gained him commendable recognition was his role Babulal in Baazigar (1993). He has acted in more than 350 films with 2 film fare awards to his name. His performances in Dulhe Raja (1998), Baazigar (1993), Kaho na pyar hai (1999), Koi mil gaya (2003) are some of his many unforgettable performances.

Paresh Rawal

Making his debut in 1984 Paresh Rawal started as supporting actor and villain throughout the 80s and 90s.  With his double role character from the all time famous comedy movie Andaz Apna Apna (1994) kicked-off his career as one of the prominent comedy actors. Later on he went on to bag the Filmfare Best Comedian Award for his performance in Hera Pheri. Some of his notable performances are seen in Awara Paagal Deewana (2003), Hungama (2003), Garam Masala (2005), Phir Hera Pheri (2006)

Rajpal Yadav

One of the most famous actors in bollywood known for his comic roles in number of movies. Some of his performances that will get you rolling on the floor laughing are from Hungama (2003), Garam Masala (2005), Chup Chup Ke (2006), Malamaal Weekly (2006), Bhool Bhulaiya (2007), Dhol (2007)


Being a protagonist throughout his career, he still manages his name in the list of all time great comedians of Bollywood. Though he is away from the limelight lately, he is well remembered for his comedy movies from the 90s. Some of his great comic roles are still will remain perpetual for years to come Dulhe Raja (1998), Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999), Jodi No. 1 (2001), Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan (1998), Akhiyon Se Goli Maare(2002)

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