Famous Indian Comedians

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Kader Khan
(Former actor who appeared in over 300 Bollywood films, prolific screenwriter for Bollywood films in the period 1970s to 1999 and wrote dialogues for 200 films)
Kader Khan
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Birthdate: October 22, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pishin, Pakistan
Died: December 31, 2018

Kader Khan was an Indian actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film director. After starting his career as a professor of civil engineering, Kader Khan went on to become a prolific screenwriter for Hindi movies and ended up writing dialogues for 200 movies as well. In 2019, he was honored posthumously with the Padma Shri.

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Brahmanandam
(Comedian)
Brahmanandam
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Birthdate: February 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sattenapalli, Andhra State, India
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Shakti Kapoor
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Birthdate: September 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Delhi, India
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Aparshakti Khurana
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Birthdate: November 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chandigarh, India

Better known as the younger brother of renowned Indian actor Ayushmann Khurrana, Aparshakti Khurana is an actor who was once a cricketer and had also captained the Haryana U-19 cricket team. He has impressed audiences with his Filmfare-nominated roles in Stree and Dangal and has also worked as a composer.

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Johnny Lever
(Actor, Comedian)
Johnny Lever
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Birthdate: August 14, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh, India
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Arshad Warsi
(Indian Actor)
Arshad Warsi
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Birthdate: April 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Orphaned at 14, Arshad Warsi quit school after the 10th standard and took to selling cosmetics at 17. His interest in dance made him join Akbar Sami's dance group. He later launched his own dance studio. He eventually soared to fame as Circuit in Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. and also won a Filmfare.

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Vadivelu
(Actor)
Vadivelu
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Birthdate: September 12, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madurai, India
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Jitendra Kumar
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Birthdate: September 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Khairthal, Alwar, Rajasthan, India
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Javed Jaffrey
(Actor, Dancer & Co-Founder of India's First Dance Reality Show 'Boogie Woogie')
Javed Jaffrey
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Birthdate: December 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Javed Jaffrey is an Indian comedian, actor, and dancer best known for his work in Hindi television shows and films. He is also known for his contribution as a voice-over artist; he was the narrator of the Hindi version of the popular Japanese game show Takeshi's Castle

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Rajpal Yadav
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Birthdate: March 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Farida Jalal
(Actress)
Farida Jalal
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Birthdate: March 14, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Delhi, India
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Sanjeev Bhaskar
(Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter)
Sanjeev Bhaskar
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Birthdate: October 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ealing
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Gursimran Khamba
(Writer, Blogger, Comedian)
Gursimran Khamba
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Birthdate: April 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Delhi, India
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Manorama
(Actress, Playback Singer)
Manorama
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Birthdate: May 26, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tamil Nadu, India
Died: October 10, 2015
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Varun Grover
(Writer, Lyricist, Stand-up Comedian)
Varun Grover
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Birthdate: January 26, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sundernagar, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Kalpana
(Actress)
Kalpana
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Birthdate: October 5, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Thiruvananthapuram district Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Died: January 25, 2016
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Ashok Saraf
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Birthdate: June 4, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India
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Karunas
(Actor)
Karunas
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Birthdate: February 21, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Peravurani, Tamil Nadu, India

Karunas is an Indian actor and politician active in the Tamil film industry. He began his career as a singer and dancer and specialized in Tamil folk music. He eventually ventured into TV and cinema as well. After establishing himself as a successful actor, he joined politics and became the leader of the political outfit Mukkulathor Pulipadai. 

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Kovai Sarala
(Actress)
Kovai Sarala
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Birthdate: April 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Nandi Award-winning comedian Kovai Sarala has been loved by Tamil and Telugu audiences for her roles in films such as Sathi Leelavathi and Uliyin Osai. She began her acting career in 9th grade and has since then appeared in over 300 films. She is now part of the Makkal Needhi Maiam party.

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Nagesh
(Actor)
Nagesh
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Birthdate: September 27, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dharapuram, India
Died: January 31, 2009
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M. S. Narayana
(Film actor)
M. S. Narayana
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Birthdate: April 16, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nidamarru, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died: January 23, 2015
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Senthil
(Actor)
Senthil
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Birthdate: March 23, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ilanjambore, Tamil Nadu, India
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Tinnu Anand
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Birthdate: May 12, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bombay, State of Bombay, India
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Cochin Haneefa
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Birthdate: April 22, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kochi, India
Died: February 2, 2010
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Aarthi
(Actress)
Aarthi
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Birthdate: December 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ooty, Tamil Nadu
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Salim Kumar
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Birthdate: October 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chittatukara, Kerala, India
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Jangiri Madhumitha
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Birthdate: April 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: chennai
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Nina Wadia
(Actress)
Nina Wadia
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Birthdate: December 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India
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Arya
(Actress)
Arya
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Birthplace: Trivandrum district Trivandrum, Kerala, India
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J. P. Chandrababu
(Actor, Singer)
J. P. Chandrababu
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Birthdate: August 5, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tuticorin, India
Died: March 8, 1974
Vanitha Krishnachandran
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Birthdate: March 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India
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Florent Pereira
(Journalist)
Florent Pereira
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Birthdate: 1953 AD
Birthplace: Kumbakonam, India
Died: September 14, 2020

Apart from being a renowned journalist who was associated with Kalaignar TV, Florent Pereira also made a name for himself as a well-known supporting actor in Tamil films such as Kayal. In 2020, he tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a film shoot and a wedding and succumbed to disease eventually.