Johnny Lever is a well-known Indian actor and comic. He’s identified to be one of many first stand-up comedians in India. He had acted in additional than 400 movies and is thought to be the ‘King of Comedy of Bollywood.’
Johnny Lever was born as ‘John Prakash Rao Janumala’ on Wednesday, 14 August 1957 (age 62 years; as in 2019) within the Kanigiri city of Andhra Pradesh. His zodiac signal is Leo. He grew up in Mumbai’s King’s Circle space (Dharavi). He studied Andhra Training Society English Excessive Faculty until class 7 however left his research because of the monetary disaster in his household. He began working on the age of 12. Johnny began doing odd jobs reminiscent of promoting pens on the Mumbai streets by imitating Bollywood stars and dancing to the songs of Bollywood stars. He additionally spent early years of his life within the Yakutpura Metropolis of Hyderabad, the place he realized the distinctive fashion of comedy appearing.
Top (approx.): 5′ 5″
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Household, Caste & Spouse
Johnny belongs to a Telugu Christian household. His father, Prakash Rao Janumala was an operator at Hindustan Lever Ltd. (now Hindustan Unilever) plant. His mom’s identify is Karunamma Janumala. He has three youthful sisters and two brothers; considered one of them being Jimmy Moses, who’s an actor, singer, slapstick comedian and mimicry artist.
Johnny obtained married to Sujatha Lever in 1984. The couple has a son named Jessey Lever (actor and musician) and a daughter named Jamie Lever (slapstick comedian and actress).
As A Stand-Up Comic
Johnny Lever labored as an worker at Hindustan Lever Ltd. (now Hindustan Unilever). Throughout that point, he began performing stand-up comedy in musical reveals and occasions.
After he gained recognition, he joined the troupe of Kalyanji-Anandji. Since he was incomes nicely from stage reveals, he stop Hindustan Lever in 1981. He did a number of reveals and world excursions with them; one of many massive ones being with Amitabh Bachchan in 1982. In 1986, he did a charity present “Hope 86,” as a filler, in entrance of the members of the Indian Movie Business. His expertise was recognised, and producer Gul Anand supplied him a job within the movie Jalwa, alongside Naseeruddin Shah.
He made his appearing debut with the movie “Yeh Rishta Na Toote (1981).”
Throughout considered one of his stage reveals, Johnny was noticed by Sunil Dutt, who gave him the prospect to work within the film “Dard Ka Rishta (1982).” His main success got here with the movie “Baazigar (1993)” within the position of ‘Babulal.’
His most memorable roles are- “Chotta Chattri”, “Aslam Bhai,” “Hiralal,” “Col. Almeida, Camp Supervisor,” and “Pappi Bhai.” He made his Pakistani movie debut with the “Love Mein Ghum” in 2011. He made his debut with the 2011 Tamil movie “Anbirkku Alavillai.”
He made his Tulu debut with the movie “Rang” in 2014.
He made his Gujarati debut with the movie “Pappa Tamne Nahi Samjaay (2017)” and Kannada debut with the movie “Gara (2018).”
Johnny made his tv debut with the sitcom “Zabaan Sambhalke.”
He performed the position of ‘Johnny Utolandand’ within the twenty ninth episode of the present. The present aired from 1993 to 1998 on DD Metro. He hosted the present “Johny Aala Re (2006),” which aired on Zee TV. In 2017, he performed the lead position of ‘Commissioner Gogol Chatterjee/Khabri Khogol Chatterjee/Phogol Chatterjee (triple position)’ within the Sab TV’s present “Companions Bother Ho Gayi Double.”
Johnny recorded a comedy cassette “Hasi Ke Hangame” which made him a family identify in India.
Throughout this era, he did a number of commercials for “Kachua Chhap incense.” He made his singing debut with the tune “Bhoot Raja” from the movie “Chaalbaaz (1989).”
He judged the comedy actuality present “Comedy Circus” which aired on Sony TV in 2007.
- On December 1998, he was sentenced seven days of imprisonment for disrespecting the Structure of India and Nationwide Anthem of India on the birthday celebration of Anis Ibrahim’s son in Dubai.
- In 2013, the Vishva Hindu Parishad and its militant youth wing, Bajrang Dal, threatened to launch agitation towards Johhny Lever; alleging him of propagating Christianity and evangelising Hindus. They claimed that Johny had revealed an 18 tales Booklet, which consisted of the tales of experiences of the individuals with Christianity. These organisations added that if he didn’t cease, they’d organise ‘Hawan’ in Johnny’s home.
- In 2019, a video of Johnny Lever’s stand-up act from an occasion went viral by which he was seen making jokes on Salman Khan‘s hit-and-run case and making enjoyable of his driving expertise.
- Filmfare Finest Comic Award for the movie “Deewana Mastana” in 1997
- Filmfare Finest Comic Award for the movie “Dulhe Raja” in 1998
151/152 Oxford Tower,
Yamuna Nagar, Lokhandwala
Andheri West, Mumbai
- Music Director: Kalyanji-Anandji
- Actor(s): Mehmood, Johny Walker
- Tune: “Fundamental To Tum Sang Nain Mila Ke” from the movie “Man-Mauji (1962)”
He owns an Audi Q7.
His internet price is roughly Rs. 190 crores (as of 2018).
- He likes doing mimicry, watching motion pictures, and listening to music.
- He began mimicry after watching considered one of his neighbours do it.
- On the age of 13, he obtained so exhausted of coping with issues of his life that he determined to finish his life by coming in entrance of a prepare. As he stood on the railway observe, he thought of his household and their well-being and determined that he wouldn’t die and struggle from his issues.
- Whereas working at Hindustan Lever Ltd., Johnny carried out at a perform there, the place he mimicked his few senior officers. The employees there have been impressed by him, and their Union chief Sudesh Bhosle gave him the identify Johnny Lever. When he later joined the movie trade, he determined to maintain that identify.
- He’s a practising Christian. He preaches each Sunday in several components of Mumbai, Chennai, and in addition the US. When Johnny was requested about his religion, he replied-
It was God’s will. I had at all times been a spiritual particular person, however one incident modified my life. My son was identified with throat tumor. I used to be helpless and turned to God for assist. I finished working in movies and spent all my time praying for him. Ten days later, when he was taken for a take a look at, the medical doctors had been stunned as a result of the most cancers had vanished. It was the start of a brand new life for me.”
- Johnny is the president of MAAM (Mimicry Artist Affiliation Mumbai).
- As soon as, his father had a paralytic assault, whereas Johnny was taking pictures. His household had no approach to contact him as there have been no cellphones at the moment. The household waited for his return from his work, and when he did, it was already too late; as his father’s leg needed to be amputated. He regards that day as essentially the most regretful one in his life.
- He’s a philanthropist and likes working for numerous social causes.
- He considers Kishore Kumar and Mehmood as his greatest inspiration for comedy.
- He loves fixing crossword puzzles. He begins his day by fixing crossword puzzles and has been doing this for years.
- In line with Johnny Lever, unhappy occasions don’t make him cry, however glad moments does. He described it with an incident- it was when his sister died; he got here to know of the information simply earlier than his present was about to get began. He did his present after which returned to his house to pay homage to his sister.