Top 8 All Time Famous Comedians of Bollywood

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. Mehmood 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 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) Govinda 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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Amrish Puri Amrish Puri was one of the most versatile actors of Indian cinema who started his career in the late 1960s and has acted in over 400 films in his career of over three decades.  Even though he has played positive supporting roles in a number of films, he was more popular for his negative roles like Mogambo in Mr. India (1987) or the corrupt politician Balraj Chauhan in Nayak (2001). Shahenshah (1988), Tridev (1989), Karan Arjun (1995) are some of his other notable films. He is also a recipient of 2 film fare awards and innumerable other accolades. Pran Pran is considered to be one of the legendary actors of Indian cinema and was prominently known for playing negative roles in the early half of his film career. He started his career in 1940 with the film Yamla Jat and has acted in over 350 films in his six decade long career winning 4 film fare awards and innumerable other accolades. Madhumati (1958), Ram aur Shyam (1967) are some of the films in which his portrayal of the main antagonist was widely acclaimed. Prem Chopra One of the prominent actors of Hindi cinema who’s popular for his negative roles is Prem Chopra. In his six decade long career, he has acted in over 380 films including films like Gehri Chaal (1973), Trishul (1978) and The Great Gambler (1979). Even though he was more popular for playing negative roles, he has also played roles in comedy films like Dulhe Raja (1998). Ajit Hamid Ali Khan popularly known by his stage name Ajit, was one of Indian cinema’s acclaimed actors who was famous for his on screen portrayal of the characters of Teja in Yaadon ki Baarat (1973) and Lion in Kaalicharan (1976). Some of his other notable films include Zanjeer (1973), Jeevan Mrityu (1969), Mr. Natwarlal. In his career of almost 50 years, he has acted in over 200 films. Gulshan Grover Known as the Bad man of Bollywood, Gulshan Grover is one of the eminent actors in Bollywood, who has acted in over 400 films in his career which spans across almost four decades. He is prominently known for playing negative roles, some of his notable films include Kurbaan (1991), Mohra (1994), 16 December (2001), Hera Pheri (2000). Dalip Tahil One of the prominent actors of Indian cinema is Dalip Tahil who is renowned for his negative roles in a number of films like Baazigar (1993), Tridev (1988), Kaho Na Pyar Hai (1999). He started his career in the early 1970s with Shyam Benegal’s Ankur in 1974 followed by a negative role in the 1978 action thriller Shaan. He also played a cameo in Gandhi (1982) which was directed by Sir Richard Attenborough.  

List of 10 All time famous singers of Bollywood

Kishore Kumar:   Kishore Kumar is indubitably one of Indian cinema’s pre-eminent playback singers and his contribution to the Indian film industry is immensely significant. He has won 8 film fare awards and numerous other accolades. Till date Kishore Kumar born as Abhas Kumar Ganguly, remains one of the most talented personalities of the Indian film industry. Along with being an iconic singer of Indian cinema, he was also a fine actor, writer and director.  He started his singing career with the film Ziddi in 1948 and has over 2500 songs to his name which are universally loved by audiences of every age group. ‘Roop tera mastana’ from the movie Aradhana (1970), ‘Chingari koi bhadke’ from Amar prem (1972), Chookar mere man ko’ from Yaarana (1981) are some of his many memorable songs.    Rafi:    Mohd. Rafi is considered as one of the greatest singers of Indian cinema. He was renowned for the versatility in his voice. He sang over 4000 songs and has won six film fare awards for playback singing. He started his singing career in the mid 1940s with the films Gaon ki Gori (1945) and Pehla Aap (1944) and has worked with many prominent music composers like Naushad, S.D. Burman, R.D.Burman, O.P.Nayyar, Shankar Jaikishen. His notable songs include ‘Chaudhavin ka chand’ from Chaudhavin ka chand (1960), ‘teri pyaari pyaari surat’ from the movie Sasural (1961), ‘kya hua tera vada’ from Hum kisise kum nahi (1977).   Lata Mangeshkar    Known as the Nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar is one of the most prominent and highly respected singers of Indian cinema. She has won accolades and innumerable awards including four film fare awards for playback singing and two special film fare awards.  Her playback singing career started in the mid-1940s with films like Aap ki seva mein (1946) and Badi maa (1945). In her singing career, which spans across seven decades, she has worked with almost every music composer including Naushad, S.D. Burman, R.D. Burman, Laxmikant Pyarelal, Jatin Lalit, A.R. Rahman. Her songs ‘Aaja re pardesi’ from Madhumati (1959) and ‘Lag ja gale’ from Woh kaun thi (1964) are some of her many eternal songs.   Asha Bhosale    One of the few singers whose contribution to the Indian film industry has been monumental is Asha Bhosale. She started her career in the early 1950s. Although her initial songs weren’t very successful, the film which gave her recognition as a playback singer was B.R. Chopra’s Naya Daur (1957).  In her six decade long career, she has won seven film fare awards and has collaborated with almost every renowned music composer of the Indian cinema including O.P. Nayyar, S.D. Burman, R.D. Burman, Kalyanji Anandji, Jatin Lalit and A.R. Rahman. Some of her many universally acclaimed songs include ‘piya tu ab toh aaja’ from Caravan (1971), ‘chura liya hai tumne jo dil ko’ from Yaadon ki baarat (1973) and ‘do lafzon ki hai dil ki kahani’ from the great gambler (1979).   Udit Narayan    Udit Narayan is unquestionably one of the most acclaimed playback singers of the 90s decade. He started his career with the 1980 film Unees bees, but the breakthrough which got him recognition was Qayamat se Qayamat tak in 1988 for which he also won a film fare award. Along with being the recipient of five film fare awards, he has also been felicitated with numerous accolades including padma bhushan (2016) and padma shri (2009). Some of his many memorable songs include ‘pehla nasha’ from Jo jeeta wohi sikandar (1992), ‘papa kehte hai’ from qayamat se qayamat tak (1988), ‘jaadu teri nazar’ from darr (1993)   Kumar Sanu    It is almost impossible to find a 90s playlist without a Kumar Sanu track in it. Kumar Sanu has been one of Bollywood’s most acclaimed playback singers especially in the 1990s. He started his career in the late 1980s by his original name Kedarnath Bhattacharya which he later changed to Kumar Sanu as his style of singing was greatly influenced by the legendary singer Kishore Kumar. Kumar Sanu has won five consecutive film fare awards which is a record in itself.  Few of his many memorable songs include Aye kash ke hum from the movie Kabhi haan kabhi na (1993),  ‘Yeh kaali kaali ankhen’ from Baazigar (1993), Jo haal dil ka from Sarfarosh (1999).   Alka Yagnik    With seven film fare awards and two national film awards to her name, Alka Yagnik is unarguably one of the most prominent playback singers of Indian cinema. She started her  career as a playback singer in 1980 for the movie Payal ki jhankaar, but the major breakthrough in her career came with the song ‘ek do teen’ from tezaab in 1988. In her three decade long career, she has sung over 20,000 songs of which many have been considered as few of the most memorable songs of Indian cinema. Her most notable songs include Kuch kuch hota hai from kuch kuch hota hai (1998), Jadu hai from Ghulam (1998), hum tum from hum tum (2004).   Sonu Nigam    Sonu Nigam is beyond doubt one of the most popular Bollywood playback singers of the last three decades. He started his playback singing career in the early 1990s with the song ‘O aasmaan wale’ from Aaja meri jaan (1993) and now has sung for over 80 bollywood films and over 20 music albums.  He is known as one of the few versatile playback singers of the Indian film industry with five film fare awards to his name. ‘Kal ho na ho’ from Kal ho na ho (2003), Mai agar kahoon from Om shanty om (2007), ‘chori kiya re jiya’ from dabangg (2010).     Shreya Ghosal    Shreya Ghosal started her career in Hindi cinema in the early 2000s by singing 5 songs for Sanjay Leela Bansali’s Devdas (2002) and later established herself as one of Bollywood’s prominent playback singers. Along with being a leading playback singer in Hindi cinema, she has also sung songs in Marathi, Malyalam, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Oriya, Gujrati, Nepali, Asamese, Bhojpuri, Punjabi and Tulu. She has been one of the most acclaimed singers of the last two decades and has won seven film fare awards and numerous other accolades. Yeh ishq haye from Jab we met (2007), saans from jab tak hai jaan (2012), ghoomar from padmavat (2018) are some of her many popular songs.   Arijit Singh    In 2005, he participated in a singing reality show Fame Gurukul but finished sixth and was eliminated, however today he happens to be one of the most popular, prominent and highest paid playback singers of Bollywood. Arijit Singh is unarguably the most acclaimed singer of the current decade.  In the last few years, rarely has a movie album released without having a Arijit Singh track in it. He started his playback singing career with the movie ‘Murder 2’ back in 2011 and has won five film fare awards and numerous other accolades over the years. Some of his many popular songs are ‘phir mohobat’ from Murder 2 (2011), Raabta from agent vinod (2012), kabira from yeh jawani hai deewani (2013), Mast magan from 2 states (2014), soch na sake from airlift (2016). 

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