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John Prakasa Rao Janumala famously known as Johny Lever ( , (born 7 January 1950) is an actor in Hindi cinema and is known as a famous comedian. He has appeared in several films since the 1980s, playing comic supporting roles.

Johny Lever started off as a comedian in real life while still at school. His beginnings as a comedian in his village consisted mainly of imitations of his teachers, his father and his grandfather. He could not study much though and dropped out of school when he was in seventh grade.

Career

Lever got his first break in Indian cinema was in the film Dard Ka Rishta, thanks to the late Sunil Dutt, who saw him perform at a charity show organized by Kalyanji-Anandji. Since then, Johny has worked in more than 350 films.

On 8 December 1998, Johnny Lever was convicted and sentenced to seven days imprisonment for disrespect to the Indian National Anthem and Indian Constitution during a private performance in Dubai. According to the Police, this private performance was on the occasion of birthday party of the son of Anis Ibrahim, brother of international smuggler and terrorist Dawood Ibrahim.

Even though he mimics many people, he has created a style of his own which makes him unique. His younger brother Jimmy Moses, is too, a stand-up comedian and mimcry artist. [180478]

He also starred on Zee TV on his own show called Johny Aala Re.[180479] In 2007, he also appeared as a judge on the stand-up reality show Comedy Circus.

He often appears in cameos with Shahrukh Khan.

Personal life

Born in Kanigirimarker in Prakasam districtmarker of Andhra Pradeshmarker, he is married to Sujatha and has two children Jamie and Jesse.

Filmography



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Playback Singer



Awards



References

  1. http://www.thehindu.com/2009/01/07/stories/2009010758760200.htm
  2. Johnny Lever - Awards and Nominations Internet Movie Database.
  3. Awards Internet Movie Database.


External links

  • http://www.johnylever.in - official website
  • http://johny.sifymax.com/| Johny Lever on Zee TV
  • http://www.tribuneindia.com/1998/98dec09/nation.htm#7 Johnny Lever Convicted
  • http://www.dishant.com/cast/Johny-Lever.html
  • http://www.movietalkies.com/artists/index.asp?ArtistId=49419
  • http://sify.com/johny/index.php
  • http://www.surfindia.com/celebrities/bollywood/johnny-lever.html
  • Johnny Lever Tour Information @ LiveisBetter



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