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Johnny Lever Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : September 13, 2021

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Short Biography

John Prakasa Rao Janumala known by his screen name Johnny Lever was born on 14-08-1957 in Kanigiri in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. He is a veteran Bollywood Film Actor known as a Comedian of high regard in the entire film fraternity.

Other Name: John Rao Prakash Rao Janumala, Johny Lever
Other Professions: Comedian Playback Singer Singer Television Actor
Appearance: Bollywood

Johnny Lever Complete Bio & Career

Johny Lever is the first stand-up comedian from India and that is how he began his career. He made his debut in Bollywood with the film Dard Ka Rishta in 1984, this break was given to him by the late Sunil Dutt, who saw him enacting at a charity show organized by Kalyanji-Anandji. In the decade of ’80s, he worked in films like Jalwa, Kasam, Tezaab, Kishen Kanhaiya, and Khatarnak. 
His biggest success came when he portrayed servant Babulal in Baazigar, and after that, he was offered roles after roles in movies as a supporting actor and comedian. He made himself immortal for some of his noted characters, like "Aslam Bhai", "Chotta Chattri", etc. To date, he has worked in over 350 films and the number tells the story of this legend that he is undoubtedly the best comedian Bollywood has ever produced. Lever had a brief stint on television with his own show, Johny Aala Re. In 2007, he was roped in as a judge on the stand-up reality show Comedy Circus. Among all the characters that he played, his role of "Babulal" in the film Baazigar was arguably among the best roles that he played on screen. His journey from selling pens on the street of Mumbai to a stand-up comedian and from there advancing to become one of the greatest comedians, Bollywood has ever produced will go down in history as one of the best success stories.   
In addition to the silver screen, he has also lit up the small screen with some scintillating performances. He made his small screen debut with the television series called Zabaan Sambhalke in the year 1993. He is currently working on the comedy television called Partners - Trouble Ho Gayi Double. 

Johnny Lever Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Prakash Rao Janumala and Kanunamma Janumala. He has two younger brothers including Jimmy Moses and three younger sisters. He married Sujatha Lever in 1984. Together they have two children including a son Jessey Lever, an actor & a daughter Jamie Lever, who is a stand-up comedian.

Life's Important Dates Of Johnny Lever

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Skin Colour Dark
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Christian
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School Andhra Education Society English High School, New Delhi
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Watching Movies, Listening to Music
Marital Status Married
Debut Film - Tum Par hum Qurbaan (1985)
TV - Zabaan Sambhalke (1993)
Best Movies Baazigar (1993), Dulhe Raja (1998), Deewana Mastana (1997), Judaai (1997), Baadshah (1999) among others
Best Friends Shah Rukh Khan
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Car Collections Mercedes Benz, BMW and Audi Q7


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Player Sachin Tendulkar
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Kajol Devgan
Favorite Actor Shah Rukh Khan , Amitabh Bachchan
Favorite Singer Lata Mangeshkar
Favorite Dress Suits
Favorite Food Homemade Veg Food

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Johnny Lever

  • His early life was spent in extreme poverty.
  • He had to leave school to support his family and did odd jobs like selling pens on the streets of Mumbai.
  • He worked in Hindustan Unilever for 6 years prior to joining the film industry. There he used to do stand up acts by mimicking the senior officials of the company and that is how he got the name Johnny Lever.
  • At one such show, Sunil Dutt spotted him and offered him a role.
  • He received 13 Filmfare nominations and won 2 out of them under the category Best Performance in a comic role.
  • He revealed in an interview that success got on his head and he started smoking and drinking heavily.

Johnny Lever Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

66 years, 3months, 21 days old age Johnny Lever will turn 67 on 14 August, 2024. Only 8 months, 8 days, 9 hours,0 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Johnny Lever has celebrated the total number of 66 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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