Johnny Lever Biography, Facts & Life Story

Johnny Lever Indian Actor, Comedian

Quick Facts

Nickname:Johnny Lever

Full Name:John Prakasa Rao Janumala

Profession:Actor, Comedian

Nationality:Indian

Age:62 years old (in 2020)

Date of Birth:14 August 1957

Birthplace:Kanigiri, Andhra Pradesh, India

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m)

Weight:66 kg (146 lbs)

Chest:40 inches

Waist:32 inches

Biceps:12 inches

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Dark Brown


Johnny Lever is a renowned Indian movie actor typically recognized as a high favor comedian in fraternity of Bollywood film industry. He was born in Kanigiri, Andhra Pradesh, India on 14th August 1957.

Johnny Lever is the first solo comedian of Bollywood film industry and this is how he initiated his career. In the year 1984, Johnny made his first Bollywood debut with the movie titled Dard Ka Rishta, this opportunity was provided to him by Sunil Dutt, who noted him in a charity program managed by Kalyanji-Anandji. In 80’s decade, he starred in movies such as Kasam, Jalwa, Kishen Kanhaiya, Khatarnak and Tezaab.

Johnny Lever’s biggest success came once he depicted the role of servant Babulal in the movie titled Baazigar, and subsequently, he was offered numerous roles in movies as a comedian and supporting actor. Johnny made himself illustrious for a few of his noticeable roles, such as Chotta Chattri, Aslam Bhai etc. Up till now, he has starred in more than 350 movies and this number signifies that he is unquestionably the best comedian of Bollywood. Johnny Lever had a short-lived spell on Indian television with his own show titled Johny Aala Re. In the year 2007, he was elected as a judge in a television reality show titled Comedy Circus. Amongst all the roles that he portrayed, his character of “Babulal” in the movie Baazigar was debatably amongst the top roles that he portrayed on mega screen. Johnny Lever’s excursion from selling ballpoints on Mumbai streets to a comedian and from there proceeding to emerge as one of the top comedians, Bollywood has ever formed will noted in history as one of the top success story.

Apart from silver screen, Johnny Lever has also starred on small screen with a number of sparkling performances. In the year 1993, he made his first small screen debut with a series titled Zabaan Sambhalke. He is presently associated with a comedy television show titled Partners – Trouble Ho Gayi Double.

Johnny Lever was born to Kanunamma Janumala and Prakash Rao Janumala. He also has two brothers and two sisters. He tied the knot with Sujatha and the couple was blessed with two kids, a daughter named Jamie Lever and a son named Jessey Lever.

Facts You Never Knew About Johnny Lever!

    • Is Johnny Lever addicted to smoking?: No
    • Is Johnny Lever alcoholic?: No
    • He belongs to a Christian Telugu family.
    • Johnny’s father was a machinist in Hindustan Lever Ltd.
    • He was brought up in Mumbai’s King Circle Area called Dharavi.
    • Owing to some adverse financial circumstance, he couldn’t study after 7th class and initiated to do unusual job such as selling ballpoints on the streets.
    • Johnny Lever learned the exceptional style of comedy in Yakutpura.
    • On one occasion, he copied a few high-ranking officers in an event held at Hindustan Lever Ltd, and since that day, he was called Johnny Lever.
    • Late Sunil Dutt observed his acting talent at one of his shows and provided him an opportunity to appear in his own production titled Dard Ka Rishta.

Johnny Lever Education

Qualification: 7th Standard

School: Andhra education society English high school

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Johnny Lever Career

Profession: Actor, Comedian

Debut TV Series/Movie: Bollywood Film: Tum Par Hum Qurban (Hindi, 1985)
Telugu Film: Criminal (1995)
Tamil Film: Anbirkku Alavillai (2011)
TV: Johny Aala Re (in 2007 on ZEE TV)

Salary: Under review

Net Worth: USD $30 million approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Prakash Rao Janumala (an operator in Hindustan Lever Ltd)

Mother: Karunamma Janumala

Brother(s): Jimmy Moses (actor, playback singer, stand-up comedian & mimicry artist) & 1 more (both younger)

Sister(s): 3 (all younger)

Marital Status: Married

Wife/Girlfriend: Sujatha Johnrao Janumala

Children: 2

Son(s): Jesse Johnrao Janumala

Daughter(s): Jamie Janumala aka Jamie Lever (Comedian, Actor, Singer)

Ex Girlfriends:

Not known

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Hobbies: Doing Charity, Doing Mimicry, Listening to Music, Watching Films

Favorite Food: Not Known

Favorite Color: Black

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