Mehmood, Jagdeep, Asrani, Kader Khan: 12 iconic comedians of Hindi film industry

Updated: Jul 23, 2019, 12:16 | Nikita Wagh
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    Mehmood: He danced, he sang and he acted... but no matter what he did, this great comedian ended up making his audience double up in laughter each time, and on some occasions, soon after he had made his appearance in a scene. In spite of rarely playing the lead role, Mehmood was a superstar alright. His name helped producers sell more tickets and his picture on the poster ensured that scores turned up at the theatres. Whether it was the South Indian music teacher in 'Padosan' the bus conductor in 'Bombay To Goa' or the butler in 'Gumnaam', Mehmood brought his unique style of comedy to the fore. Unarguably one of the greatest comedians of Indian cinema.

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    Jadgeep: The Surma Bhopali of 'Sholay' (1975), even his two-minute appearance in the film made him legendary. His cameo as Salman Khan's father in 'Andaz Apna Apna' is also well remembered.

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    Johnny Walker: The 'sir jo tera chakraye' man created a niche for himself as a comedian. He entertained all without ever being vulgar. Even the wink of his eye could evoke a smile. They don't make it like him anymore!

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    Kader Khan: From the mid to the late 90s, Khan formed a memorable association with Govinda, sometimes as dad, other times a father-in-law. The duo gave a number of hits like Coolie No. 1 (1995), Hero No. 1 (1997) and Dulhe Raja (1998).

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    Johhny Lever: There was a time in Bollywood when 'if it was a comedy, it had to be Johhny Lever'. Between the late 80s and mid-90s, Lever played many memorable roles in films like 'Hatya' (1988), 'Khiladi' (1992), Chamatkar (1992) and 'Baazigar' (1993) among others.

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    Paresh Rawal: Ever since Rawal portrayed the bumbling character of Babu Bhaiya in the hilarious 'Hera Pheri' (2000), he has become Bollywood's most reliable funny man.

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    Shakti Kapoor: Like Kader Khan, Shakti also shone in alliance with Govinda, most notably as Nandu in Raja Babu (1994). However, his iconic role remains that of Crime Master Gogo in the laugh-a-minute riot 'Andaz Apna Apna' (1994).

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    Asrani: Best remembered as the 'Angrezo ke zamane ka jailor' from 'Sholay', Asrani continues to entertain us with his comic acts albeit in brief roles. In recent times, his performance in 'Malamaal Weekly' (2006) and 'Dhamaal' (2007) have been appreciated. He was recently seen in the web series - Permanent Roommates as Mikesh's grandfather.

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    Kishore Kumar: People will always remember him as a legendary singer, but Kumar made a name for himself as a comic actor as well 'Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi', 'Half Ticket' and 'Padosan' are movies in which his funny avatars remain memorable.

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    Utpal Dutt: 'Golmaal' (1979), in which he played the role of Bhavani Shankar, an eccentric boss who is completely for traditional values, remains Dutt's most renowned work in Hindi cinema. But, he has also done funny acts in memorable films like 'Guddi' (1971), 'Shaukeen' (1981) and 'Rang Birangi' (1983).

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    Keshto Mukherjee: The man who did not drink in real life was an absolute laugh riot as the drunkard on-screen. Even his brief appearances in 'Bombay to Goa', 'Padosan' and 'Sholay' enriched the films with laughter.

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    Rajendra Nath: His comic timing was incredible, and Nath used his skill to great effect in successful films like 'Dil Deke Dekho', 'Teesri Manzil', 'Baharon Ke Sapne' and 'Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai'. He usually was Shammi Kapoor's best friend in most of his movies.

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On Mehmood's 15th death anniversary, we remember iconic comedians of the Hindi film industry, who have tickled our funny bones through their on-screen antics over the years.

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