no sound as beautiful as the echo of laughter so heartfelt that it
brings tears to the eyes and there is no person as gifted as the one who
possesses the art of
evoking such laughter in millions. Bollywood is blessed with talented
who have spread smiles with their hilarious antics and impeccable comic
timing. Thus, BollyCurry brings to you top comedians who have sent
millions of such cackles rippling through the ocean of Indian cinema
over the years.
journey in the world of Bollywood begun as a character with dark shades of grey
but it was comedy that brought the brightest colours of success and glory in
his life. Making his film debut with the 1984 film Holi, Rawal acted in
hundreds of films throughout 80's and 90's where he played villainous and supporting
roles. However, it was his character as the eccentric yet adorable Baburao
Ganpatrao Apte in Hera Pheri that engraved his name in the genre of comedy and
for which he won Filmfare's Best Comedian award. Since then, Rawal has
played numerous comedy roles in movies such as Awara Paagal Deewana, Garam
Masala, Malamaal Weekly, Golmaal: Fun Unlimited, Chup Chup Ke, Bhagam
Bhag etc, spreading smiles and capturing hearts of millions over the globe.
Yadav is yet another actor who is blessed with the extraordinary capability of
throwing his audience into peals of laughter with his immense acting skills.
Having started his career on television on Doordarshan's Mungeri
Ke Bhai Naurangilal as a male protagonist, his leap towards Bollywood
has had him climbing the highest ladders of success. Yadav has had his fair share
of evoking guffaws in many with his films such as Chup Chup Ke, Bhagam Bhag, Dhol,
Bhool Bhulaiyaa and others.
is John Prakasa Rao Janumala, better known as Johny Lever
, but the
moment his familiar face appears on-screen, the heart screams out "Comedy, thy name is Johnny".
His talent in making his viewers scream in laughter is clearly reflected in several movies such as Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
, De Dana Dan
, All The Best
, Golmaal 3
and many others. His funny
facial gestures along with his perfect comic timing tend to bring out a rib
tickling effect in the audience.
actor within whose bloodstream comedy seems to flow is Arshad Warsi
his film career started in 1996, Warsi touched the peak of popularity with his
role as Circuit in the Munna Bhai
series where his character as
the loyal sidekick
to Munnabhai earned him Filmfare awards as the Best Comedian and the
Best Supporting Actor. Sine then, he has starred in many comic flicks
Irani is an actor who knows the art of tickling the funny bone with his brilliant
acting and his penchant to bring versatility. May it be the portrayal of the
dean J. Asthana in Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., or the forgetful headmaster in Main Hoon Na, or the disciplined professor in 3 Idiots, Irani has breathed a soul in each
character that every role has been memorable and different. His
spot on comic timing makes him one of the top comedy actors on the horizon.
actors unfailingly cast magic on the audience, forcing their lips to
curve upwards and enjoy the development on-screen. The
best moments of life are always sprinkled with someone's laughter and
people who make others laugh till their stomach hurts, till happy tears
roll down their faces are
undoubtedly more beautiful than the most beautiful people who have
Who has tickled your funny
bone? Which comedian do you look forward to watching on-screen? Let us
know in the comments box below.
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