To make someone laugh by means of comical acting and witty dialog require a lot of skill and careful planning. In Bollywood no one can deny the importance of comedy. Most of the movies have at least some hint of comedy in them and there have been quite a large number of comedy actors who have emerged from Bollywood. The following is the list of the comedy actors in Bollywood who have never failed to make the viewer’s laugh with their mind blowing acting.
22. Shakti Kapoor
Other than playing role of Villain in several movies, he is also noted for his comic roles in movies like Hungama, Hulchul etc.
21. Tiku Talsania
An Indian actor has played the supporting role in nearly 200 Hindi movies and he is noted for his skills to make people laugh with his acting and dialog.
20. Satish Ravialal Shah
Popularly known as Satish Shah, he has acted in a number of Hindi Movies as well as Marathi movies. He rose to fame as a comedian because of his performance in the sitcom Yeh Jo HaiZindagi. Some of the movies he has worked in are Humshakals, Ra.One, Khichdi: The movie etc.
19. Sunil Grover
Grover is famous as a stand-up comedian and actor in India. He has acted in a few Hindi movies like Gabbar is Back, Heropanthi etc. He has been seen on several comedy shows on the Television which has earned him immense popularity. He has the inborn talent to make people laugh with his acting and humorous dialog.
18. AnupamK her
The popular Actor, producer and director appeared in about 500 movies. He won the Filmfare Award for his comic roles five times. His legendary comedy movies include Ram Lakhan, Lamhe ,Khel etc.
17. Uma Devi Khatri
Uma Devi Khatri was popularly known as TunTun and she is the only female in the list. Her physical presence in the movie could make one smile. Her delightful way of delivering dialogs and skilful acting made her lovable.
16. Utpal Dutt
Renowned Indian Actor, director and playwright, UtpalDutt started his acting career in Bengali theatre. His contribution to Film Industry is unbeatable and he received National Film Award in the year 1970 and won the Filmfare Best Comedian Award three times for his comedian roles in the movies Golmal, Naram Garam and Rang Birangi. Although he can be seen in only a few Hindi movies, he has been successful in winning the heart of the people with his clever and timely dialog.
15. Boman Irani
BomanIrani is famous for his performance in movies like KhoslaKaGhosla, MunnaBhai M.B.B.S and 3 Idiots which won him numerous awards. Other than being an actor he is a professional photographer and a voice artist.
14. Vijay Raj
Although this actor can be seen in only a few Hindi Movies, but each and every role portrayed by him are implausible examples of comedy. His ability to deliver jokes and witty dialogs with perfect timing and expression made him more popular as a comedian.
13. Deven Verma
Verma is one of the most versatile actors and has worked in many movies in different languages. His contribution to comedy in Hindi Cinema is notable.
12. Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar, along with playing serious roles in many movies, has been seen as comedy roles as well. His sense of humour has been loved and appreciated by all.
He is recognised as the best comedy actors of Bollywood. His dialog delivery and facial expression are notable and they are his main equipments of making people laugh.
10. Ashok Saraf
He has worked in a number of Hindi movies and also performed in the Theater. He is popular for his role in comedy movie where he has exhibited his talent of making people laugh.
9. Paresh Rawal
PareshRawal has made his name as a noted comedian in Bollywood although he started off his career acting in negative role. His hilariously excellent performance in Hera Pheri won him the Film-fare Best Comedian award. His acting skills are so captivating that he has the ability to make the audience laugh even in the bleakest of all movies.
8. Rajpal Yadav
He started of his career with ‘MungeriKeBhaiNaurangilal’ which was aired in Doordarshan. Yadav is noted for his unique and unconventional sense of humor and his presence in any movie is enough to make the audience smile.
7. Johnny Lever
John Prakasa Rao Janumala, popularly known as Johnny Lever won two Filmfare awards for the movies Deewana Mastana and Dulhe Raja in the years 1998 and 1999 respectively. He is also the president of the Cinema and Television Artist Association and the Mimicry Art association, Mumbai. With his natural ability to entertain the viewers, Lever has made a place for himself in Bollywood and he has worked in nearly 350 movies till date.
6. Kader Khan
Other than being a comedian, Khan is a well-known scriptwriter and director. Being in the industry for so many years, his contribution in comedy movies is incredible. His journey starred when he was noticed by Dilip Kumar while performing in his college function. Since then there has been no looking back for this actor and he has worked in 450 movies till now.
Asrani or Govardhan Asrani rose to fame after playing the role of the hysterical jailor in Sholay. He is an actor with diverse acting skills. Other than playing comedic roles he has been cast as some serious characters as well and he even sang in the movie Alaap. Asrani debuted in the movie Hare Kanch ki Choodiyan in the year 1967.
The original name of Jagdeep is Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffry has been associated with the Industry for a decade. He started his acting career in B R Chopra’s movie named Afsana as a child artist. His character of Soorma Bhopali in the movie movie Sholay earned him great fame and paved the way for his success. His mere presence in the movie is enough to evoke laughter among the audience.
Rajendranath is one of the greatest actors in the comedy genre of Bollywood and his contribution in this field is unforgettable. He even shared screen space with Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor in some movies. His acting career accelerated when he took up a comic role in the Nasir Hussain’s movie Dil Deke Dekho in the year 1959. With his humorous contraption and talented acting he never failed to induce unstoppable laughter among the audience.
The most indigenous comedy actor along with producer and director of all times in Bollywood is Mehmood Ali, popularly known as Mehmood. Acting in 400 movies over a time span of four decades, Mehmood was called the king of comedy in 1960. Other than brilliant acting and quick jokes, he made the viewers laugh with his dancing skills. His typical Hindi-urdu accent strengthened his role in comedy. In the year 1978, Mehmood and all his six sons acted in the legendary movie EK Baap Chhe Bete.
1. Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi
Popularly known as Johnny Walker, Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi was a bus conductor before he became a comedian. When actor Balraj Sahni noticed his awesome acting skills he introduced him to Guru Dutt. Badruddin impressed everyone with his screen test as a drunkard because of which he was named Johnny Walker after the Scottish Whisky brand. His performance in legendary songs like Sar Jo TeraChakrae and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil by S.D Burman and O.P Nayyar is unforgettable.