Johnny Lever, the uncrowned king of comedy in Bollywood, celebrates his birthday on August 14. Johnny Lever has made people laugh fiercely with his comedy in more than three hundred Hindi films in his career. His best work proved to be helpful in establishing him in Bollywood. Johnny Lever also played many serious roles but in the true sense, he got recognition only from the comic timing.
Although Johnny Lever has no background in the Bollywood industry, he has never been a fan of anyone’s recommendation. So let’s know on the occasion of his birthday how he made his place in Bollywood.
Johnny Lever has won the hearts of crores of people due to his excellent performance and comic timing. However, his journey was not easy. Johnny Lever has two brothers and three sisters, of whom Johnny is the eldest. Johnny’s family was facing severe financial constraints, so he left his studies and started selling pens. Johnny Lever was very funny since childhood and he often sold pens by dancing like Bollywood stars. This made their sales better.
Johnny Lever is the person who has made even the crying laugh, but his own life has been surrounded by no less troubles. The actor worked laughing even in the worst of sorrows. Talking in an interview a few years ago, he had told that he never forgets the day when he left the ailing father in the hospital and went for a shoot. Father’s leg was to be operated but Johnny Lever was preparing for the comedy scene.
Actor Johnny Lever’s real name is John Prakash Rao Janumala. When Johnny Lever left his studies to help the family and started selling pens, his father got him to work in Hindustan Lever itself. Johnny also used to transport heavy drums from one place to another very easily and during his work he used to make them laugh a lot by acting comedy among friends of the company. From here his name was changed from John Prakash Rao Janumala to Johnny Lever.
Johnny Lever was an expert in comedy as well as mimicry. He started his career as a standup comedian and used to do stage shows. In one such stage show, Sunil Dutt’s eyes fell on him. He gave his first break to Johnny Lever in the film ‘Dard Ka Rishta’. Johnny Lever’s journey in Bollywood started after the very first film, he never looked back.