been rightly said that comedy is probably the most difficult genre of acting,
as it is extremely difficult to make the audience laugh at your antics, without
making a mockery of yourself. This is
probably why Bollywood is facing such a dearth of out and out comedians, who
excel in their roles of leaving the audience in splits. Known as the King of
Comedy in recent times, Johny Lever
is the talented celebrity featured this month in
BollyCurry's popular section, Celebrity in the Spotlight
are aware of the fact that Lever began his career
by performing in stage shows
alongside talented celebrities of the 80s, including Kalyandji-Anandji, Amitabh
Bachchan, Sunil Dutt, and many others. Around the same time, he released a
short of himself enacting various comic acts, which brought him into the
limelight. There was no looking back for the talented young man after this, and
he soon made his entry in Bollywood.
Lever was seen in many films such as Dard Ka
, it wasn't until his phenomenal portrayal of the
character Babulal in the successful film
 that he was truly appreciated for his talent. There was
no looking back for him after this, and he went on to star in more than 300
films in the span of his career. Well known for playing the comic sidekick to
the hero, he went on to essay some of the most endearing characters in the
history of Hindi cinema. Some of his notable films include Karan Arjun
, Raja Hindustani
, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
 and Koi... Mil Gaya
made his television debut with the show Johnny Aala Re  and followed it
up with a stint as a judge on the popular comedy show Comedy Circus in the year
2007. He continues to make television appearances every now and then, and his
last appearance was in the popular show Comedy Nights With Kapil, where he
featured as a celebrity guest alongside the talented Suniel Shetty. He is
currently the President of Cine And Television Artiste Association [CINTAA],
where he contested against Rakhi Sawant and won by a margin of over 100 votes.
It can be
rightly said that comedy in Bollywood is synonymous with Johny Lever
two are incomplete without one another. Lever has been well appreciated
talent, and was nominated thirteen times for the prestigious Filmfare
Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role, and won it twice, in the year 1997
- Johny Lever is a devout
Christian, and often attends seminars and prayer meetings around the world
as a preacher, where he testifies about his journey with Christianity and
- His brother, Jimmy Moses, is
also a stand up comedian who has appeared on many television shows such as
Comedy Circus and the Great Indian Laughter Challenge.
- His daughter, Jamie Lever,
recently participated in the latest season of Comedy Circus and received
widespread adulation for her wit and comic timing
Lever is next slated to be seen in the film Its Entertainment, which will be
releasing in the coming August. From this writer at BollyCurry and all others,
here's wishing Johnny Lever all the success and happiness in his life.
Author: Ritchelle C.
Editor/s: Pooja B. & Hershi J.
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