Comedy is one of the most popular genres in the Hindi film industry and even the most serious of films have some lighter moments for sure. For this reason, comedians have been essential part of the industry right from its early history and these people have carried the films on their shoulders alone, on several occasions.
Here is the list of top 10 comedians in Bollywood movies:
10. Rajpal Yadav
One of the best comedians in Bollywood is Rajpal Yadav, who passed out of National School of Drama and started his career from television, going on to become a leading comedian in the industry. This simple looking actor has an uncanny skill of making people laugh with his excellent expression and immense talent.
9. Johnny Lever
Next on this list is the well known comedian Johnny Lever, whose real name is John Prakasa Rao Janumala. He has acted in nearly 350 films, in which he has induced rib tickling laughter in the audience and bagged a number of awards for his outstanding performances in some of them. Currently, he is the president of Cine and Television Artist Association and Mimicry Artist Association, Mumbai.
8. Paresh Rawal
Paresh Rawal started his career as a character artist in 1984, after which he graduated into negative roles, followed by his successful stint as a comedian in the last two decades. He received his first Filmfare Award in Comedy for a film called “Hera Pheri” and has never looked back since then.
7. Kader Khan
Another commendable Bollywood comedian is Kader Khan, who was brought into the industry by veteran actor Dilip Kumar. Till date, he has acted in over 450 Hindi and Urdu movies and has been appreciated in all kinds of roles, including character roles, comedy and negative roles. He is also a talented director, script and dialogue writer.
6. Boman Irani
The latest and the best comedian in Bollywood is Boman Irani, who has taken the plunge from theater into the Hindi film industry. His hilarious performances in “Munna Bhai MBBS”, “Lage Raho Munna Bhai” and “Khosla ka Ghosla” have made him a well known face in the industry, but the true gem among his performances was that of Virus in “3 Idiots”.