Famous Indian Comedians

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 1 Kader Khan

Kader Khan
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Famous As: 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
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.

 2 Brahmanandam

Brahmanandam
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: February 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sattenapalli, Andhra State, India

 3 Shakti Kapoor

Shakti Kapoor
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Delhi, India
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 4 Aparshakti Khurana

Aparshakti Khurana
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 5 Johnny Lever

Johnny Lever
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: August 14, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh, India

 6 Vadivelu

Vadivelu
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 12, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madurai, India

 7 Rajpal Yadav

Rajpal Yadav
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
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 8 Javed Jaffrey

Javed Jaffrey
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Malliwala, 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

 9 Jitendra Kumar

Jitendra Kumar
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Khairthal, Alwar, Rajasthan, India

 10 Laxmikant Berde

Laxmikant Berde
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ratnagiri, Bombay State, India
Died: December 16, 2004

Laxmikant Berde was an Indian actor who worked predominantly in the Hindi and Marathi film industries. Best remembered for his highly energetic slapstick act, Laxmikant Berde achieved popularity by appearing in comedy stage plays like Bighadale Swargache Dwaar and Shantecha Karta Chalu Aahe. Laxmikant Berde also portrayed comical roles in many popular films like Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam and Aarzoo.

 11 Farida Jalal

Farida Jalal
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 14, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

 12 Varun Grover

Varun Grover
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Famous As: Writer, Lyricist, Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: January 26, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sundernagar, Himachal Pradesh, India

 13 Gursimran Khamba

Gursimran Khamba
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Famous As: Writer, Blogger, Comedian
Birthdate: April 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Delhi, India

 14 Manorama

Manorama
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Famous As: Actress, Playback Singer
Birthdate: May 26, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tamil Nadu, India
Died: October 10, 2015

 15 Sanjeev Bhaskar

Sanjeev Bhaskar
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter
Birthdate: October 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ealing

 16 Kalpana

Kalpana
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 5, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Thiruvananthapuram district Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Died: January 25, 2016

 17 Karunas

Karunas
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Famous As: Actor
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. 

 18 Ashok Saraf

Ashok Saraf
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 4, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India

 19 M. S. Narayana

M. S. Narayana
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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: April 16, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nidamarru, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died: January 23, 2015

 20 Kovai Sarala

Kovai Sarala
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 21 Nagesh

Nagesh
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 27, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dharapuram, India
Died: January 31, 2009

 22 Salim Kumar

Salim Kumar
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chittatukara, Kerala, India

 23 Senthil

Senthil
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 23, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ilanjambore, Tamil Nadu, India

 24 Cochin Haneefa

Cochin Haneefa
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 22, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kochi, India
Died: February 2, 2010

 25 Tinnu Anand

Tinnu Anand
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 12, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bombay, State of Bombay, India

 26 Nina Wadia

Nina Wadia
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India

 27 Jangiri Madhumitha

Jangiri Madhumitha
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: chennai

 28 Aarthi

Aarthi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ooty, Tamil Nadu

 29 Arya

Arya
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Trivandrum district Trivandrum, Kerala, India

 30 Vanitha Krishnachandran

Vanitha Krishnachandran
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India

 31 J. P. Chandrababu

J. P. Chandrababu
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: August 5, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tuticorin, India
Died: March 8, 1974

 32 Florent Pereira

Florent Pereira
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Famous As: Journalist
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.