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Johnny Lever Bio, Daughter, Son, Movies, Wife, Comedy, Net Worth & Wiki

Johnny Lever is a well-known Indian actor. He is one of the most famous comedians of the Hindi Cinema. Johnny is one of the first stand-up comedians in India. He has received 13 Filmfare awards and nominations for his comedy performance.

Johnny Lever was born in a Telugu Christian family on 14 August 1957. His father’s name is Prakash Rao Janumala. He was an operator in Hindustan Lever Ltd. His mother’s name is Karunamma Janumala. Initially, his birthplace is in Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh but brought up in the Mumbai Kings circle area. He is the eldest in the family consisting of three sisters and 2 brothers.

Johnny Lever is married to Sujatha Lever. The couple is blessed with two children. His daughter’s name is Jamie Lever, she is a stand-up comedian and has acted in Kapil Sharma’s movie. His son’s name is Jesse Lever.

Johnny is a brave personality. His son Jesse at the age of 10 was detected with a tumor. Despite all the struggles in life, the actor kept smiling and made others’ life happy. However, this one incident took away comedy from his life. He left comedy and did only one movie and show a year.

Johny Lever

Johny Lever

Johnny Lever Wiki/Bio

Birth NameJohn Rao Prakash Rao Janumala
Nick NameJohnny Lever
Age(as in 2020) 63 Years
Debut 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)
ReligionChristianity
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignLeo
Birth PlaceKanigiri, Andhra Pradesh, India
Date of Birth14 August 1957
NationalityIndian
Residence151/152 Oxford Tower, Yamuna Nagar Lokhandwala, Andheri West, Mumbai
Home TownPrakasam, Andhra Pradesh, India
HobbiesDoing Charity, Doing Mimicry, Listening to Music, Watching Films

Family

Mother's Name Karunamma Janumala
Father's Name Prakash Rao Janumala
BrotherJimmy Moses
SisterNot Known

Girlfriends/Affairs

Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known

Marital Status, Wife and Children

Wife/Spouse Sujatha Johnrao Janumala
Marriage DateYear: 1984
ChildrenJesse Johnrao Janumala
Jamie Janumala aka Jamie Lever

Education

SchoolAndhra Education Society English High School
College/UniversityNot Known
Educational Qualification7th Standard
ProfessionNot Known
Brands EndorsedNot Known
Career ManagerNot Known

Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements

Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 5”
Weight (Approx.)67 kg

Figure Measurements

Chest SizeNot Known
Biceps SizeNot Known
Waist SizeNot Known

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / EthnicityNot Known
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
S*xual OrientationNot Known
Dress SizeNot Known
Shoe SizeNot Known

Style Quotient

Car
Audi Q7

Favourite Things

Favourite Food Not Known
Favourite ActorsNot Known
Favourite Music Director Kalyanji-Anandji duo
Favourite ColorsNot Known
Favourite SportNot Known
ControversiesOn 8 December 1998, he was sentenced 7 days of imprisonment for disrespecting the Indian Constitution and the Indian National Anthem on the birthday party of Anis Ibrahim's son in Dubai. Anis is the brother of Dawood Ibrahim.

Life Journey

Johnny Lever did his schooling from Andhra Education Society English High School. He left his studies after class 7 due to the financial crisis in his family. He started working at the age of 12. Johnny started doing odd jobs such as selling pens on the Mumbai streets by imitating Bollywood stars and dancing to the songs of Bollywood stars.

He also spent the early years of his life in the Yakutpura City of Hyderabad, where he learned the unique style of comedy acting. Johnny worked as an employee at Hindustan Lever Ltd. (now Hindustan Unilever). During that time, he started performing stand-up comedy in musical shows and events.

After he gained recognition, he joined the troupe of Kalyanji-Anandji. Since he was earning well from stage shows, he quit Hindustan Lever in 1981. He did lots of shows and world tours with them, one of the big ones being with Amitabh Bachchan in 1982.

In 1986, he did a charity show ‘Hope 86’, as a filler, in front of the members of the Indian Film Industry. His talent was recognized, and producer Gul Anand offered him a role in the film Jalwa, alongside Naseeruddin Shah. But he made his Bollywood debut with the movie Yeh Rishta Na Tootay in 1981.

Johny Lever Family

Johny Lever Family

Johnny Lever Net Worth

According to Woodgram, Johnny Lever’s estimated Net Worth, Salary, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & many more details have been updated below. Let’s check, How Rich is Johnny Lever in 2020?

Estimated Net Worth in 2019 (Approx) $30 million
Estimated Net Worth in 2018(Approx)Under Review
Annual SalaryUnder Review
Income SourceActor, Comedian

Noted, Right now, We don’t have enough information about Cars, Monthly/Yearly Salary, etc. We will update soon.

Johny Lever Wife

Johny Lever Wife

Career

The comedian-actor got popularity in his Bollywood movie Dard Ka Rishta in 1984. The break was given to him by Sunil Dutt, who saw him enacting at a charity show. His most memorable roles are- “Chotta Chattri”, “Aslam Bhai,” “Hiralal,” “Col. Almeida, Camp Manager,” and “Pappi Bhai.”

He made his Pakistani film debut with the “Love Mein Ghum” in 2011. Johnny Lever made his debut with the 2011 Tamil film “Anbirkku Alavillai.” He made his Tulu debut with the film “Rang” in 2014. He made his Gujarati debut with the film “Pappa Tamne Nahi Samjaay (2017)” and Kannada debut with the film “Gara (2018).”

In the decade of ’80s, he worked in films like Jalwa, Kasam, Tezaab, Khatarnaak, etc. but his biggest success came after his movie Baazigar, where he portrayed the role of a servant ‘Bulbul’. After this, he was offered roles after roles in movies as a supporting comedian and actor.

He made his small screen debut with the television series called Zabaan Sambhalke in the year 1993. He played the role of ‘Johnny Utolandand’ in the 29th episode of the show. The show aired from 1993 to 1998 on DD Metro. He hosted the show “Johny Aala Re (2006),” which aired on Zee TV. In 2017, he played the lead role of ‘Commissioner Gogol Chatterjee/Khabri Khogol Chatterjee/Phogol Chatterjee (triple role)’ in the Sab TV’s show “Partners Trouble Ho Gayi Double.”

Johnny recorded a comedy cassette “Hasi Ke Hangame” which made him a household name in India.  During this period, he did a few advertisements for “Kachua Chhap incense.” He made his singing debut with the song ‘Shoot Raja” from the film “Chaalbaaz (1989).” He judged the comedy reality show “Comedy Circus” which aired on Sony TV in 2007.

Movies List

1981Yeh Rishta Na Tootay
1985Tum Par Hum Quarban
1986Love 86
Main Balwaan
1987Jalwa
1988Ghar Mein Ram Gali Mein Shyam
Kasam
Hatya
Aakhri Adalat
Hero Hiralal
Tezaab
1989Suryaa
Ilaaka
Mujrim
Jaadugar
Kala Bazar
Chaalbaaz
Main Azaad Hoon
1990Kafan
Khatarnak
Bandh Darwaza
Kishen Kanhaiya
Raeeszada
1991Ajooba Kudrat Ka
Vishnu-Devaa
Narsimha
1992Jungle Ka Beta
Geet Milan Ke Gaate Rehenge
Khiladi
Humla
Chamatkar
1993Insaniyat Ke Devta
Teri Payal Meree Geet
Yugandhar
Aasoo Bane Angaarey
Anari
Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja
Anmol
Santaan
Baazigar
Aulad Ke Dushman
1994Bhagyawan
Masti
Mahakaal
Zamane Se Kya Darna
Kanoon
Anjaam
Saajan Ka Ghar
Ekka Raja Rani
Juaari
Prem Yog
Main Khiladi Tu Anari
Criminal
Yaar Ghaddar
Mr Azad
Dilbar
1995Inteqam Ke Sholey
Karan Arjun
Rock Dancer
Ram Shastra
Haqeeqat
1996Jaan
Himmatwar
Hahakar
Daraar
Indian
Bhishma
Sapoot
Raja Hindustani
Dushman Duniya Ka
1997Jodidar
Daayen
Ghunghat
Judaai
Auzaar
Kaalia
Himalay Putra
Agni Morcha
Koyla
Do Ankhen Barah Hath
Yes Boss
Judge Mujrim
Krishna Arjun
Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi
Deewana Mastana
Ishq
1998Barsaat Ki Raat
Yeh Aashiqui Meri
Miss 420
Ustadon Ke Ustad
Aakrosh: Cyclone Of Anger
Keemat: They Are Back
Aunty No. 1
Jiyaala
Mard
Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai
Achanak
Dulhe Raja
Kareeb
Iski Topi Uske Sar
Barood
Tirchhi Topiwale
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Soldier
Wajood
1999Heeralal Pannalal
Ganga Ki Kasam
Dulhan Banoo Main Teri
Munnibai
Benaam
Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain
Daag-The Fire
Laawaris
International Khiladi
Anari No. 1
Silsila Hai Pyar Ka
Sirf Tum
Baadshah
Hello Brother
Hum Tum Pe Marte Hain
Khoobsurat
Jaanwar
2000Krodh
Jwalamukhi
Hadh Kar Di Aapne
Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa
Meri Jung Ka Elaan
Beti No.1
Kaali Topi Laal Rumaal
Kunwara
Mela
Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai
Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge
Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani
Badal
Dil Hi Dil Mein
Hum To Mohabbat Karega
Joru Ka Ghulam
Deewane
Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai
Fiza
Shikari
Aaghaaz
Raju Chacha
2001Farz
Aashiq
Chori Chori Chupke Chupke
Censor
Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega
Lajja
Nayak
Ajnabee
Dial 100
Asoka
Arjun Devaa
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa
2002Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare
Yeh Dil Aashiqanaa
Yeh Mohabbat Hai
Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge
Angaar - The Fire
Badmash No.1
Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai
Awara Paagal Deewana
Humraaz
Jaani Dushman
Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat
Annarth
Kehta Hai Dil Baar Baar
Karz - The Burden of Truth
Chalo Ishq Ladaaye
2003Kucch To Hai
Khushi
Kaash Aap Hamare Hote
Indian Babu
Kaise Kahoon Ke Pyaar Hai
Andaaz
Chalte Chalte
Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon
Aisaa Kyon
Koi Mil Gaya
Market
Janasheen
2004God Only Knows!
Hatya: The Murder
Aabra Ka Daabra
2005Meri Biwi Ka Jawab Nahin
Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav
Navra Maza Navsacha
Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen
Deewane Huye Paagal
2006Aisa Kyon Hota Hai?
Banana Brothers
Saawan... The Love Season
36 China Town
Phir Hera Pheri
Chashmebahadur
Sandwich
2007Fool n Final
2008Thela No. 501
Race
Khallbali: Fun Unlimited
Nidar - The Fearless
Aap Jaisa Koi Nahin
Mr Tikdambaaz
Paying Guests
2009Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge
All the Best: Fun Begins
Aao Wish Karein
De Dana Dan
2010Dulha Mil Gaya
Bhavnaon Ko Samjho
Prem Kaa Game
Khatta Meetha
Golmaal 3
2011Love Mein Ghum
Yamla Pagla Deewana
Anbirkku Alavillai
Masti Express
Bin Bulaye Baraati
Tell Me O Khuda
2012Players
Chaar Din Ki Chandni
Housefull 2
Deewana Main Deewana
Khiladi 786
Savior
2013Yamla Pagla Deewana 2
Boss
Singh Saab the Great
2014Santa Banta
Entertainment
My Father Godfather
Rang
2015Dilwale
2017Machine
Pappa Tamne Nahi Samjaay
Judwaa 2
Golmaal Again
2018Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se
Total Dhamaal

Facts about Johnny Lever

  • Does Johnny Lever Drink Alcohol?: No
  • Does Johnny Lever Smoke?: No
  • Once, he mimicked a few senior officers during a function at the Hindustan Lever Ltd company, and from that day on, he was named Johnny Lever.
  • He also did a commercial for Kachua Chhap, directed by Shekhar Kapoor.
  • So far, he has acted in more than 350 films.
  • Johnny Lever is also considered the pioneer of stand-up comedy in India.

FAQs

Is Johnny Lever a Catholic?
Yes, he was born in a Roman Catholic family, but never read the Bible.
Who is the father of Johnny Lever?
Prakash Rao Janumala.
What is the real name of Johnny Lever?
John Prakasa Rao Janumala.
How did Johnny Lever get his name?
Actor-comedian Johnny Lever, who was originally named John Prakasa Rao Janumala, started being called ‘Johnny Lever’ by his colleagues at Hindustan Lever’s factory in Mumbai after he performed mimicry at an official function.

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