Articles about Johnny Lever

Indian actor and comedian Johnny Lever is one of the first people to introduce India to stand-up comedy and one of the finest comedians of Indian cinema. He is widely known for his works in Bollywood. Hailing from a Telugu Christian family from Andhra Pradesh, Lever grew up in the lanes of Mumbai's Dharavi. Once, during an event at Hindustan Unilever, he mimicked a few senior officials, and that is when he became "Johnny Lever." Later, when he joined the film industry, he decided to use the same name. He started his career as a stand-up comedian and toured with Amitabh Bachchan. In one of the tours, late Sunil Dutt offered him a role in the 1982 movie 'Dard Ka Rishta'. He gained attention with his charity show 'Hope 86', which he performed in front of industry members in 1986. Later, he appeared in 'Jalwa', 'Hero Hiralal', and 'Tezaab' in the late '80s. However, he gained rose to popularity fame with the 1993 film 'Baazigar'. One of the most memorable live performances of Lever was when he impersonated Michael Jackson in Filmfare Awards 1999. As of 2021, he is the president of Mimicry Artist Association Mumbai and runs live shows worldwide.

Anil Kapoor celebrates 20 years of 'Nayak: The Real Hero'

07 Sep 2021

Entertainment
Anil Kapoor celebrates 20 years of 'Nayak: The Real Hero'

Bollywood star Anil Kapoor on Tuesday marked 20 years of his political action-drama Nayak: The Real Hero and the actor revealed that he did the film despite many people expressing their reservations about the project.

Shagufta Ali: Rohit Shetty, 'Dance Deewane' team offer help

10 Jul 2021

Entertainment
Shagufta Ali: Rohit Shetty, 'Dance Deewane' team offer help

Veteran television and film star Shagufta Ali has received help from various industry insiders after speaking of her financial crunch in an interview recently.

Johnny Lever joins the cast of Ranveer Singh-starrer 'Cirkus'

03 Feb 2021

Entertainment
Johnny Lever joins the cast of Ranveer Singh-starrer 'Cirkus'

The upcoming Rohit Shetty entertainer featuring Ranveer Singh, Cirkus has got a new addition to its cast in the form of veteran comedian-actor Johnny Lever.

Sara Ali Khan defends "problematic" plot of 'Coolie No. 1'

05 Dec 2020

Entertainment
Sara Ali Khan defends "problematic" plot of 'Coolie No. 1'

Actor Sara Ali Khan is all set for the release of her upcoming movie, a remake of the 1995 comedy film Coolie No. 1, with Varun Dhawan.

Ranveer Singh teams up with Rohit Shetty for 'Cirkus'

19 Oct 2020

Entertainment
Ranveer Singh teams up with Rohit Shetty for 'Cirkus'

After Simmba and Sooryavanshi, Ranveer Singh is all set to team up with Rohit Shetty for the third time for an upcoming comedy film, Cirkus.

'Super 30' team had to change script 13 times

17 Jun 2019

Entertainment
'Super 30' team had to change script 13 times

Hrithik Roshan's Super 30 has been in the pipeline for a long time.

Johnny-Jamie Lever to spice up humor quotient in 'Housefull 4'

28 Feb 2019

Entertainment
Johnny-Jamie Lever to spice up humor quotient in 'Housefull 4'

The popular Housefull franchise is coming up with the fourth installment and the movie is going to have an ensemble cast.