Bollywood has seen its share of superstars, tragic kings, king of romance, item girls who have entertained the moviegoers for years. Among this milieu emerged those comedians who had us in splits. From being a tiny part in the plot, they went on to be the star attraction for many movies.
1. Bhagwan Dada
He was the first comedian of Bollywood to be noticed and respected. He shined in the roles of simpletons.
2. Johnny Walker
He took Bollywood comedy to its peak with his versatile talent through which he entertained movie goers for more than 300 films.
A renowned actor, singer, director and producer best known for playing comic roles, he pulled of playing hero in some films as well.
For nearly five decades, he has entertained audience with his energy ridden performance which bring the screen alive.
5. Om Prakash
Now here is a comedian who did not have to do anything to make you laugh. His mere presence was enough to create a jovial atmosphere.
There was a time when people thronged to the theaters to see Jagdeep’s comedy with his supple facial expressions. He did not fail to entertain audiences in any of his 300 movies.
7. Kishore Kumar
Golden voice was not all that he had, as proven by the comedy roles he shone in.
8. Kader Khan
Kader Khan has stood out among comedians with his distinguished comedy, spiced with his wisdom.
9. Shakti Kapoor
He could slip into the role of villain or comedian with such ease that he ended up being two-in-one in many films. He made a great team with Kader Khan.
10. Amitabh Bacchan
Though he captured hearts with his angry young man roles, no one can deny that he excelled in comedies. He has pulled off unforgettable performances as a funny man.
11. Anupam Kher
It is surprising to notice how easily this great actor, who won the Filmfare best actor for the serious role he played in Saraansh, won the award for comedian as well in the film Ram Lakhan, which was followed by five more awards in coming years.
12. Javed Jaffery
Talent for comedy is something he inherited from his father, Jagdeep. We will never know how he learned to dance like that!
From a soft romantic hero, Govinda made splash as a raunchy comedian in later years. He brought in the khatiya comedy in Hindi cinema.
14. Rajpal Yadav
Starting his career as Mungerilal of small screen, Rajpal Yadav has gone on to shine as a prolific comedian in Hindi films in recent years.
15. Boman Irani
The genius he is, Boman Irani took Bollywood comedy a notch higher.
16. Akshay Kumar
Once he landed in comedies, there was looking back for this khiladi.
17. Arshad Warsi
Though we will remember him always for his amazing portrayal of Circuit, there is no denying other important roles he played in Hindi cinema.
18. Vijay Raaz
We remember nothing about the film Run other than the kawwa biryani and a great role pulled off by Vijay Raaz.
19. Johnny Lever
13 nominations and 2 Filmfare best comedian awards do not actually sum up the great talent of Johnny Lever that can make you laugh your head off!
20. Paresh Rawal
There is nothing beyond the comedy of Paresh Rawal. Period.