Top 10 Greatest Comedy Actors of Bollywood

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Hind cinema has produced lots of great comedy actors since the first Bollywood movie “Alam Ara” to till now. Thus, quite tough to list out all those evergreen Bollywood Comedians. So we have decided to shortlist here only top 10 greatest comedy actors of Bollywood of all time. These are those Bollywood comedy actors who have always pushed the audience into their laughing zone by their comic performances. That’s why they are unforgettable and greatest comedians and so much popular among peoples. They have always a big contribution to making a film successful at the box office. So let’s now check out here who are the top 10 all time or evergreen greatest comedy Bollywood actors.

Top 10 Greatest Comedy Actors of BollywoodTop 10 Greatest Comedy Actors of Bollywood

10. Boman Irani

Top 10 Greatest Comedy Actors of BollywoodBoman Irani has not only been one of the most popular Bollywood comedians of all time, but also a great theater performer. He was also a professional photographer and a voice artist. Boman gave the outstanding performances in a number of Bollywood movies.

Boman is widely famous for his comedy and villain roles in Bollywood films such as Don, Munna Bhai MBBS, 3 Idiots, PK and Happy New Year.  He won many IIFA award nominations and in 3 Idiots opposite Aamir Khan which won him a Filmfare Award also a Star Screen Award for Best Actor in a Villainous Role.

Boman has done comedy in many commercially hit films like Main Hoon Na, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Dostana, Khosla Ka Ghosla, Housefull, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, Waqt: The Race Against Time, No Entry, 3 Idiots, Housefull 2 and Cocktail.

The audience really appreciates and enjoy the comedy of Boman Irani on the big screen. This makes him one of the best comedy actors of Bollywood.

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9. Rajpal Yadav

Rajpal Yadav- Top 10 Greatest Comedy Actors of BollywoodRajpal Yadav is one of the most popular and outstanding comedians of India ever. He has always been known for his trustworthy comedy style and entertaining performance. He was the screenplay writer for ‘Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh’ which earned him global appreciations. Besides that, he acted in the Doordarshan’s TV serial Mungeri Ke Bhai Naurangilal as the leading role. This was a sequel to a similar TV program on Doordarshan, Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne.

Rajpal is considered one of the greatest comedy actors of Bollywood in history. He acted as a comic role in Chup Chup Ke, Garam Masala, Hungama, Waqt: The Race Against Time, Phir Hera Pheri and Dhol. He has also been the leading role in more serious movies like Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon, Rama Rama Kya Hai Drama, Ladies Tailor, Hello! Hum Lallan Bol Rahe Hain, Kushti, Mirch, and Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh.

Rajpal won Sansui Screen Best actor award in a Negative character with a nomination for the Screen Best Actor award. He got the Yash Bharati Award for his movie Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon. He was also awarded by the Janpad Ratna Award.

8. Paresh Rawal

Paresh Rawal- Top 10 Greatest Comedy Actors of BollywoodParesh Rawal is a signature comedian of Bollywood industry. He won the Filmfare Best Comedian Award for ‘Hera Pheri’. He has worked both as comedian and villain in Bollywood movies. And since beginning, he has been dominating the industry for many years.

In 1994, he won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in the movies Sir and Woh Chokri. He comes into view in over 100 movies throughout the 1980s as well as 1990s, in most as the main villain such as King Uncle, Kabzaa, Ram Lakhan, Daud, Baazi, and so many more. 

Paresh Rawal also ventured into comedy, with hits such as Andaz Apna Apna, Chachi 420, Hera Pheri, Nayak, Aankhen, Awara Paagal Deewana, Garam Masala, Phir Hera Pheri,Hungama ,Hulchul , Deewane Huye Paagal, Golmaal: Fun Unlimited, Bhagam Bhag, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Welcome and so many more.

In all above Bollywood films, he has proved himself as the best comedy actor of Bollywood. That’s why we have shortlisted him in our list of greatest Bollywood comedians of all time.

7. Jagdeep

Jagdeep- Top 10 Greatest Comedy Actors of BollywoodSyed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffry, famous as Jagdeep, has been another fantastic and great comedian of the Indian film industry. He is a stage artist as well. His role of Soorma Bhopali in ‘Sholay (1975)’ is unforgettable.

Jagdeep is especially famous for his comic roles and acted in more than 300 films. He is also famous for his appearances in many horror films, mainly in the film of “Ramsay Brothers”. He appeared in famous hits like Tehkhana, Veerana and Purana Mandir.

6. Rajendranath

Rajendranath- Top 10 Greatest Comedy Actors of BollywoodRajendranath played a side actor role in Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor films. He has always been prominent for his unique comic roles and excellent performance. He is one of the legends of Bollywood industry who also contributed to Punjabi movies.

With 187 films, he is considered one of the most famous comedian actors of Bollywood. Rajendranath’s best role as a comedian was in movie Mere Sanam and Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon. He did a large number of movies, mostly comic roles, such as in An Evening in Paris and Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon.

5. Johnny Lever

Johnny Lever- Top 10 Greatest Comedy Actors of BollywoodJohn Prakasa Rao Janumala, normally famous as Johnny Lever, has been seen in almost 350 movies. He got various awards including 2 Filmfare Awards, one for ‘Deewana Mastana’ in 1998 and the other for ‘Dulhe Raja’ in 1999.

Johnny Lever started his career in 1984, as well as has acted in more than 300 Bollywood films. He is a great television actor and movie celebrity. He is one of India’s much-respected actors’ also has a massive fan following that includes many big celebrities.

His first major achievement came with Bollywood movie Baazigar, and after that, he was seen in almost every film as a supporting actor or comedian. His much-admired performance was the role of “Babulal” in the film, Baazigar, directed by Abbas-Mustan.

He is also memorized for some of his other prominent roles, like “Chotta Chattri”, “Aslam Bhai”, etc. His performance in the Bollywood film, Judaai and his famed dialogue in the movie, Abba Dabba Jabba are also memorable. With these performances, now he is considered one of the greatest comedy actors of Bollywood.

4. Kader Khan

Kader Khan- Top 10 Greatest Comedy Actors of BollywoodKader Khan had excelled in the fields of comedy, scriptwriting, dialogue writing, and direction. He is a multi-star of India. He is one of the most senior comedians who has forever been well-known for their beautiful performance.

Kadar Khan has acted in more than 300 films in Hindi and Urdu as well as has written dialogues for more than 250 Indian films, from the 1970s up to the turn of the 21st century.  He is most popularly known for working with actor Jeetendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Feroz Khan, Govinda and in films by David Dhawan.

Kadar Khan has worked also with other comedian actors like Shakti Kapoor and Johnny Lever. He is one of the best comedy actors of Bollywood. He has played a great variety of parts in films like a supporting character of a father, uncle, brother, main villain as well as the side villain, guest actor also comedian.

Kadar Khan has won Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri in 1991. He has also won Filmfare Award for Best Actor in a Supporting character for Mujhse Shaadi Karogi.

No doubt, he is one of the evergreen and greatest Comedians of Bollywood of all time.

3. Johnny Walker

Johnny Walker- Top 10 Greatest Comedy Actors of BollywoodBadruddin Jamaluddin Kazi, popular as Johnny Walker, was a bus conductor before becoming a comedian. He was introduced by Guru Dutt in Bollywood. His role ‘Johnny Walker’ made him world famous in no time. He acted in around 300 movies.

Walker played the best performance in B. R. Chopra’s films Naya Daur (1957), Chetan Anand’s films Taxi Driver (1954) and Bimal Roy’s films Madhumati (1958).  Walker ’s final film came after an absence of 14 years when he took a role in a remake of Mrs. Doubtfire titled Chachi 420 (1997). He won Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for his character in Madhumati and also won Filmfare Best Comedian Award for his character in Shikar.

2. Asrani

Asrani- Top 10 Greatest Comedy Actors of BollywoodIf you have been a fan of ‘Sholay’, you must be recognizable with the hilarious jailor in it. The role was played by Asrani. His full name is Govardhan Asrani is a most famous comedian of Bollywood industry. He has won the Filmfare award for Best Comedian for his best performances in Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar in 1974 also for Balika Badhu in 1977. He holds a record for emerging as a role actor/comedian in a most number of Hindi movies in a decade – 101 in ’70s and 107 in ’80s.

In 80’s his unforgettable acts were in Ek Hi Bhool, Hamari Bahu Alka, Yeh Kaisa Insaf, Kaamchor, Main Intequam Loonga, Love 86, Agar Tum Na Hote, Asha Jyoti, Maqsad, Biwi Ho To Aisi. His most outstanding and memorable performances as a comedian from ’90s are in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Gharwali Baharwali, Gardish, Taqdeerwala, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan and Hero Hindustani.

With these performances, he is known among the greatest Bollywood comedians of all time.

1. Mehmood Ali

Mehmood Ali- Top 10 Greatest Comedy Actors of BollywoodMehmood Ali well acknowledged as by Mehmood. He was a multi-talented personality like he was a great actor, singer, director as well as producer famous for his comic roles in Bollywood films. He was king of comedy in 1960.  

In his career of more than four decades, he played over 300 Hindi films. He was born on 29th September 1932 in Mumbai, India. He has been won four times Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Pyar Kiye Jaa Atma (1967 ), Waris (1970 ), Paras (1972), Vardaan(1975).

Besides that, he was nominated approximately 15 times for the Filmfare Best Comedian Award. He has established a space for the comedy actors in Bollywood that’s why he was known as by “Father of Comedy” of their time. He is one of the most popular and greatest Comedy actors of Bollywood of all time.

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