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Johnny Lever
Born John Rao Prakash Rao Janumala
7 January 1950 (1950-01-07) (age 60)
Prakasam District, Andhara Pradesh, India
Years active 1984 - present
Spouse(s) Sujatha

John Prakasa Rao Janumala famously known as Johnny Lever (Hindi: जॉनी लीवर, (born 7 January 1950) is an actor in Hindi cinema and is known as a famous comedian. He has appeared in several films since the 1980s, playing comic supporting roles.

Lever started off as a comedian in real life while still at school. His beginnings as a comedian in his village consisted mainly of imitations of his teachers, his father and his grandfather. He could not study much though and dropped out of school when he was in seventh grade.

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Career

Lever got his first break in Indian cinema was in the film Dard Ka Rishta, thanks to the late Sunil Dutt, who saw him perform at a charity show organized by Kalyanji-Anandji. Since then, Johny has acted in more than 350 films.

On 8 December 1998, Johnny Lever was convicted and sentenced to seven days imprisonment for disrespect to the Indian National Anthem and Indian Constitution during a private performance in Dubai. According to the Police, this private performance was on the occasion of birthday party of the son of Anis Ibrahim, brother of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.[1]

Even though he mimics many people, he has created a style of his own which makes him unique. His younger brother Jimmy Moses, is too, a stand-up comedian and mimcry artist. [1]

He also starred on Zee TV on his own show called Johny Aala Re.[2] In 2007, he also appeared as a judge on the stand-up reality show Comedy Circus.

He often appears in supporting roles with Shahrukh Khan.

His first ever Tamil feature film is "[Anbirkku Alavillai]Site" produced by SIMPL (Shepherd India Media Pvt. Ltd.), to be released in 2010.

He also had special appearance in one Telugu Feature Film Criminal directed by Mahesh Bhatt , the famous bollywood director.

Personal life

Born in Kanigiri in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh, he is married to Sujatha and has two children Jamie and Jesse.[2]

Filmography

  • Ek Nai Paheli (29 June 1984) (Released)
  • Tum Par Hum Quarban (1985) (Released)
  • Love 86 (14 February 1986) (Released) ...... Uttam (As J)
  • Main Balwan (28 November 1986) (Released)
  • Jalwa (1987) (Released) ...... Muthu (The Masseur)
  • Ghar Mei Ram Gali Mein Shyam (15 January 1988) (Released) ...... Srivastav'S Servant
  • Kasam (15 April 1988) (Released)
  • Hatya (3 June 1988) (Released)
  • Aakhri Adalat (10 June 1988) (Released) ...... Havaldar
  • Hero Hiralal (21 October 1988) (Released)
  • Tezaab (10 November 1988) (Released) ...... Kainchi
  • Suryaa (10 February 1989) (Released)
  • Ilaaka (12 May 1989) (Released)
  • Mujrim(28 June 1989) (Released) ...... Shankar'S PA
  • Jaadugar (25 August 1989) (Released) ...... Nilkant
  • Kala Bazar (6 October 1989) (Released) ...... Kutti Chai walla
  • Chaalbaaz (8 December 1989) (Released) ...... Special Appearance as Johny Baba Tantrik
  • Main Azaad Hoon (15 December 1989) (Released) ...... Protester (Uncredited)
  • Kafan (1990) (Released)
  • Khatarnak (1990) (Released)
  • Kishen Kanhaiya (9 March 1990) (Released) ...... Lobo
  • Bandh Darwaza (1 June 1990) (Released)
  • Raeeszada (1991) (Released)
  • Ajooba Kudrat Ka (1991) (Released)
  • Vishnu Deva (15 February 1991) (Released) ...... Havaldar #1
  • Narsimha (5 July 1991) (Released) ...... Tempo Dada
  • Jungle Ka Beta (1992) (Released)
  • Geet Milan Ke Gaate Rehenge (1992) (Released)
  • Khiladi (5 January 1992) (Released) ...... Anna Pillai
  • Humla (29 May 1992) (Released) ...... Shiva'S Friend
  • Chamatkar (8 July 1992) (Released) ...... Cricket Commentator
  • Insaaniyat Ke Devta 1993) (Released) ...... Muthuswamy
  • Teri Payal Meree Geet (1993) (Released)
  • Yugandhar (1993) (Released)
  • Aansoo Bane Angaarey (1993) (Released)
  • Anari (26 March 1993) (Released) ...... Bablu
  • Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (16 April 1993) (Released)
  • Anmol (27 August 1993) (Released) ...... Himself (Special Appearance)
  • Santan (12 November 1993) (Released) ...... Kalia
  • Baazigar (12 November 1993) (Released) ...... Babulal
  • Aulad Ke Dushman (3 December 1993) (Released) ...... Johny
  • Bhagyawan (10 December 1993) (Released)
  • Masti (1994) (Released)
  • Mahakaal (1994) (Released)
  • Zamane Se Kya Darna (14 January 1994) (Released)
  • Kanoon (1 April 1994) (Released)
  • Anjaam (22 April 1994) (Released) ...... Champa Chameli
  • Saajan Ka Ghar (29 April 1994) (Released)
  • Ekka Raja Rani (24 June 1994) (Released) ...... Guruji (Dancemaster)
  • Juaari (8 July 1994) (Released)
  • Prem Yog(23 August 1994) (Released)
  • Main Khiladi Tu Anadi (23 September 1994) (Released) ...... Dhansukh
  • Criminal (14 October 1994) (Released)
  • Yaar Ghaddar (4 November 1994) (Released) ...... Police Inspector
  • Mr Azad (23 December 1994) (Released)
  • Inteqam Ke Sholey (1995) (Released)
  • Dilbar (1995) (Released)
  • Karan Arjun (13 January, 1995) (Released) ...... Linghaiyya
  • Criminal (4 August 1995) (Released)
  • Rock Dancer (3 November 1995) (Released) ...... Police Inspector
  • Ram Shastra (9 November 1995) (Released) ...... Reporter Raja
  • Haqeeqat (29 December 1995) (Released) ...... Tony
  • Jaan (17 May 1996) (Released) ...... Damru
  • Himmatwar (14 June 1996) (Released)
  • Hahakar (5 July 1996) (Released) ...... Chamcha
  • Daraar (5 July 1996) (Released) ...... Hari (As Johny Lever)
  • Indian (July 1996) (Dubbed as Hindustani in Hindi).....PaneerSelvam (aka Subhar Lal in Hindi version)
  • Bhishma (26 July 1996) (Released) ...... Natwar
  • Sapoot (8 November, [[1996) (Released)
  • Raja Hindustani (15 November 1996) (Released) ...... Balvant Singh
  • Dushman Duniya Ka(22 November 1996) (Released)
  • Jodidar (1997) (Released)
  • Daayen (1997) (Released)
  • Ghunghat (1997) (Released)
  • Auzaar (28 February 1997) (Released) ...... Peter
  • Judaai (28 February 1997) (Released) ...... Hiralal
  • Kaalia(28 March 1997) (Released)
  • Himalyaputra (4 April 1997) (Released) ...... Joe
  • Agni Morcha (4 April 1997) (Released)
  • Koyla (18 April 1997) (Released) ...... Shanker'S Friend
  • Do Aankhen Barah Haath (11 July 1997) (Released) ...... Rickshaw walla
  • Yes Boss (18 July 1997) (Released) ...... Madhav Advani aka MAD
  • Judge Mujrim(12 September 1997) (Released)
  • Krishna Arjun (1 October 1997) (Released)
  • Mr and Mrs Khiladi (10 October 1997) (Released) ...... Bandaged Patient On Street
  • Deewana Mastana (10 October 1997) (Released) ...... Ghafoor
  • Ishq (28 November 1997) (Released) ...... Ranjit'S Brother-In-Law
  • Barsaat Ki Raat (1998) (Released)
  • Yeh Aashiqui Meri (16 January 1998) (Released)
  • Miss 420 (23 January 1998) (Released) ...... Tony Fernandes
  • Ustadon Ke Ustad (20 March 1998) (Released)
  • Aakrosh: Cyclone Of Anger (3 April 1998) (Released) ...... Gopi
  • Keemat: They Are Back (10 April 1998) (Released) ...... Sub Inspector Ultappan (As Johny Lever)
  • Aunty No. 1 (1 May 1998) (Released)
  • Jiyaala (1 May 1998) (Released)
  • Mard (15 May 1998) (Released)
  • Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai (22 May 1998) (Released) ...... Mahesh
  • Achanak (12 June 1998) (Released) ...... Johny.
  • Dulhe Raja (10 July 1998) (Released) ...... Bankhey (Hotel Manager)
  • Kareeb (17 July 1998) (Released) ...... Bighe Laal
  • Iski Topi Uske Sar (17 July 1998) (Released) ...... Gabbar Singh/Mogamba/John Lobo
  • Barood(7 August 1998) (Released) ...... Presenter
  • Tirchhi Topiwale (11 September 1998) (Released) ...... Kadak K. Pillay
  • Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (16 October 1998) (Released) ...... Col. Almeida, Camp Manager
  • Soldier (20 November 1998) (Released) ...... Mohan/Sohan (As Johny Lever)
  • Wajood (11 December 1998) (Released) ...... Inspector Rahim Khan
  • Heeralal Pannalal (1999) (Released) ...... Heeralal (Double Role)
  • Ganga Ki Kasam (1999) (Released)
  • Dulhan Banoo Mein Teri (1999) (Released)
  • Benaam(1999) (Released) ...... Munna Mobile
  • Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain (22 January 1999) (Released) ...... Sunny Goyal
  • Daag-The Fire (12 February 1999) (Released) ...... Sundar
  • Laawaris (5 March 1999) (Released) ...... Gaflet
  • International Khiladi (26 March 1999) (Released) ...... Focus
  • Anari No. 1 (9 April 1999) (Released) ...... Daler Mehndi
  • Silsila Hai Pyar Ka (16 April 1999) (Released) ...... Johny
  • Sirf Tum (11 June 1999) (Released) ...... Niranjan
  • Baadshah (27 August 1999) (Released) ...... Ramlal
  • Hello Brother (10 September 1999) (Released) ...... Havaldar Hatella
  • Hum Tum Pe Marte Hain (24 September 1999) (Released) ...... Sattu
  • Khoobsurat (26 November 1999) (Released) ...... Special Appearance (Song)
  • Jaanwar (23 December 1999) (Released) ...... Bajrangi
  • Krodh (2000) (Released) ...... Prem
  • Jwalamukhi (2000) (Released)
  • Hadh Kar Di Aapne (2000) (Released) ...... Father/Son Lawyer Team
  • Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa (2000) (Released) ...... Maggi
  • Meri Jung Ka Elaan (2000) (Released)
  • Beti No.1 (2000) (Released) ...... Mulayamchand 'Mullu'
  • Kaali Topi Laal Rumaal (2000) (Released)
  • Kunwara (2000) (Released) ...... Gopal
  • Mela (7 January 2000) (Released) ...... Inspector Pakkad Singh
  • Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai (14 January 2000) (Released) ...... Inspector Parab
  • Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge (15 January 2000) (Released) ...... Tour Manager Chirkund
  • Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (21 January 2000) (Released) ...... Pappu Junior
  • Badal (11 February 2000) (Released) ...... Gulel Singh Rangoli
  • Dil Hi Dil Mein (21 April 2000) (Released)
  • Hum To Mohabbat Karega26 May 2000) (Released) ...... Kutti
  • Joru Ka Ghulam (16 June 2000) (Released) ...... Kanhaiya
  • Deewane (11 August 2000) (Released) ...... Okay
  • Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai (24 August 2000) (Released) ...... Chatterjee
  • Fiza* (8 September 2000) (Released) ...... Laughing Club Comic
  • Shikari* (6 October 2000) (Released) ...... Jafrani Sindhi Businessman
  • Aaghaaz* (6 October 2000) (Released) ...... Rajni Deva
  • Raju Chacha (20 December 2000) (Released) ...... Jaddu
  • Farz (12 January 2001) (Released)
  • Aashiq (26 January 2001) (Released)
  • Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (9 March 2001) (Released) ...... Pappu Bhai
  • Censor (6 April 2001) (Released) ...... Vikramjeet'S First Assistant
  • Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (29 June 2001) (Released) ...... Aslam Bhai
  • Lajja (31 August 2001) (Released)
  • Nayak (7 September 2001) (Released) ...... TV Cameraman Topi
  • Ajnabee (22 September 2001) (Released) ...... Banu Pradhan (B.P.)
  • Dial 100 (5 October 2001) (Released)
  • Asoka (26 October 2001) (Released) ...... Magadha Soldier
  • Arjun Devaa (23 November 2001) (Released)
  • Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (14 December 2001) (Released)
  • Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa (21 December 2001) (Released) ...... Appu Khote
  • Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare (2002) (Released) ...... Subramaniam
  • Yeh Dil Aashiqanaa (18 January 2002) (Released)
  • Yeh Mohabbat Hai (8 February 2002) (Released) ...... Jaggi
  • Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge (22 February 2002) (Released) ...... Pakhandee Baba
  • Angaar -The Fire (5 April 2002) (Released)
  • Badmash No.1 (26 April 2002) (Released)
  • Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai (26 April 2002) (Released) ...... Paresh Chaval (Painter)
  • Awara Paagal Deewana (21 June 2002 (Released)...Chhota Chhatri
  • Humraaz (5 July 2002) (Released) ...... Mr. Darshan
  • Jaani Dushman 16 August 2002) (Released) ...... Parwana
  • Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat(13 September 2002 (Released)...Paajal
  • Annarth (1 November 2002 .....Ben Bose, Music Director
  • Kehta Hai Dil Baar Baar 15 November 2002 (Released) .....Natwar
  • Karz - The Burden Of Truth (6 December 2002)..... Juggi
  • Chalo Ishq Ladaaye (27 December 2002) (Released)
  • Kucch To Hai (24 January 2003) (Released) .....Popatlal (As Johny Lever)
  • Khushi (7 February 2003) (Released)
  • Kaash Aap Hamare Hote (14 February 2003) ..... Native Indian Black Face
  • Indian Babu (7 March 2003) (Released)
  • Kaise Kahoon Ke Pyaar Hai (9 May 2003) (Released)
  • Andaaz (23 May 2003) (Released) ...... G.I. Joe (As Johny Lever)
  • Chalte Chalte (13 June 2003) (Released) ...... Nandu (The Roadside Drunk)
  • Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon (27 June 2003) (Released) ...... Johnny
  • Aisaa Kyon (8 August 2003) (Released)
  • Koi Mil Gaya (8 August 2003) (Released) ...... Chelaram Sukhwani
  • Market (12 September 2003) (Released)
  • Janasheen (28 November 2003) (Released) ...... Johnny Chen
  • God Only Knows (16 January 2004) (Released) ...... Road Babe
  • Hatya - The Murderer (15 October 2004) (Released)
  • Aabra Ka Daabra (24 December 2004) (Released)
  • Meri Biwi Ka Jawab Nahin (2005) (Released) ...... Chitra Gupta
  • Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav (28 January 2005) (Released) ...... Yadav
  • Khullam Khulla Pyaar Kare (29 April 2005) (Released) ...... Pashabhai
  • Deewane Huye Pagal (25 November 2005) (Released) ...... Murgan
  • Aisa Kyon Hota Hai? (17 February 2006) (Released)
  • Banana Brothers (17 March 2006) (Released)
  • Saawan: The Love Season (6 April 2006)....... Akhil rao
  • 36 China Town (5 May 2006) (Released) ...... KK
  • Phir Hera Pheri (9 June 2006) (Released) ...... Munna
  • Chashmebahadur (2006) (Released)
  • Sandwich (2006) (Released)
  • Fool n Final (2007)
  • Race (2008) (Released)
  • Khallballi (2008) (To be released on December 2009)
  • Kaash... Mere Hote (2008) (To Go On Floor)
  • Nidar - The Fearless (2008) (Post-production)
  • Aap Jaisa Koi Nahin (2008) (Post-production)
  • Mr Tikdambaaz (2008) (Post-production)
  • Aur Phir Ek Din (2008) (Stuck/On Hold)
  • Zinda Dil (2008) (Stuck/On Hold)
  • Bekasoor? (2008) (Stuck/On Hold)
  • Classmates (2009) (Coming Soon)
  • All the Best (2009) (Released)
  • Aao Wish Karein (2009)
  • De Dana Dan (2009) (Released).......Kala
  • Dulha Mil Gaya (January 8 2010) ...... Krish
  • Bhavnaon ko samjho (january 15 2010..
  • Anbirkku Alavillai (coming soon)

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Playback Singer

Awards

References

  1. ^ Johnny Lever convicted. The Tribune. 9 December 1998.
  2. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/2009/01/07/stories/2009010758760200.htm
  3. ^ Johnny Lever - Awards and Nominations Internet Movie Database.
  4. ^ Awards Internet Movie Database.

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