Johnny Lever Biography/Wiki
Johnny Lever is one of the most celebrated comedians in the Indian film industry (Bollywood). He is also the shortest Bollywood Actor.
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He is also one of the pioneers of stand-up comedy in India. He began his career in 1984 and has worked in more than three hundred Bollywood films. He has also received two consecutive Filmfare Awards for best performance in Comic Role in his films Deewana Mastana (1997) and Dulhe Raja (1998).
|Nick Name||Johnny Lever|
|Real Name||John Prakash Rao Janumala|
|Famous For||Comedy Roles|
|Date of Birth||14 August 1957|
|Birth Place||Kanigiri Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Birth Name||John Prakasa Rao Janumala|
|Age (in 2021)||64 years|
|Address||151/152 Oxford Tower, Yamuna Nagar Lokhandwala, Andheri West, Mumbai|
Johnny Lever was born on 14 August 1957 at Kanigiri Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh, India in a Telugu Christian family. He was brought up at Dharavi, Mumbai. His mother language is Telugu but he is also fluent in English, Hindi, Marathi, and Tulu.
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|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Dress Size||Not Known|
|Shoe Size||Not Known|
Johnny Lever Height & Weight
Johnny Lever’s height is approximately 5 feet 5 inches. His Height in Centimetre is 165 cm and in the meter is 1.65 m.
|Height||in centimeters – 165 cm|
in meters – 1.65 m
in feet-inches – 5 ft 5 inch
|Weight||in kg – 66 kg|
in lbs – 146 lbs
|Body Measurements||42-32-37 inches|
Family & Relationships
|Father||Prakash Rao Janumala|
|Wife/Spouse Name||Sujatha Johnrao Janumala|
|Children||Jesse Johnrao Janumala (Son)|
Jamie Janumala aka Jamie Lever (Daughter)
His father Prakash Rao Janumala was an operator in the Hindustan Lever Ltd (HLL) plant and his mother’s name was Karunamma Janumala.
Lever was born in a Telugu Christian family and was the eldest amongst his siblings which consisted of three sisters and two brothers, including Jimmy Moses, who is also a stand-up comedian. Lever practices Christianity as his religion.
Johnny Lever married Sujatha Johnrao Janumala in the year 1984. They together have two children, a daughter named Jamie, also a stand-up comedian, and a son Jesse, actor and musician.
|School||Andhra Education Society|
|Educational Qualification||Seventh grade|
Lever did his early schooling from Andhra Education Society English high school but couldn’t continue after seventh grade because of his family’s financial problems. He decided to drop out of school and take up some odd jobs, so he started selling pens on the streets of Mumbai by imitating Bollywood stars. He also learned the comedy acting style during his early years at Yakutpura, Hyderabad.
He started working along with his father in Hindustan Lever factory where he would also entertain his colleagues by imitating different actors. He also performed at the functions organized by Hindustan lever.
Later on, he performed in Musical shows organized by Tabassum Hit Parade and the acclaimed Kalyanji- Anandji (a music director duo).
Lever did many shows and world tours with them, but his first big tour was with Amitabh Bachchan in 1982. It was during one of these shows that lever was discovered by the veteran actor Sunil Dutt and was offered a role in Dutt’s film ‘Dard ka Rishta’.
Since then he acted in more than 300 films like ‘Kishan Kanhaiya’, ‘Kasam’, ‘Tejab’ but he got recognition after playing ‘Babulal’ in the movie ‘Baazigaar’, directed by Abbas-Mustan. His other iconic characters were ‘Chotta Chattri’, ‘Aslam Bhai’, etc.
He was last seen in the film ‘Housefull 4’ in the year 2019 and would be seen again in ‘Coolie No.1’ in 2020 which is the remake of the 1995 comedy-drama film ‘Coolie No.1’ directed by David Dhawan.
Apart from acting in Bollywood films Lever also acted in a Tulu movie, ‘Rang’, and also some Tamil and Telugu feature films. He also worked in the Gujarati film, ‘Pappa Tamne Nahi Samjaay’.
He also had a television career as well he appeared in an episode of ‘Zabaan Sambhalke’ (sitcom) as Johnny Utolandand. He also had his own TV show, ‘Johny Aala Re’. he also appeared as a judge on the stand-up comedy reality show, Comedy Circus in 2007.
Awards and Honors
Lever was nominated thirteen times for ‘Filmfare Awards for Best Performance in a Comic Role’ out of which he won two in the year 1997 and 1998 for Deewana Mastana and Dulhe Raja respectively.
He also won the ‘Star Screen Award for Best Comedian’ in 1997 for his film, ‘Raja Hindustani’.
He was awarded the ‘Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a comic role’ for ‘Love Ke Liye Kuchh Bhi Karega’ in 2002.
He is the president of MAAM (Mimicry Artist Association Mumbai), and has also done thousands of live shows all over the world.
Although leading a very simple life, yet Lever had his own share of controversies some of which are as follows:
- On 8 December 1998, he was sentenced to seven days of imprisonment for disrespecting the National Anthem and Constitution of India at the birthday party of Anis Ibrahim’s son in Dubai.
- In 2013, he was alleged of propagating Christianity and proselytizing Hindus, by Bajrang Dal and Vishva Hindu Parishad who threatened to organize ‘Hawan’ in Johnny’s house.
Net worth & Luxury
Johnny Lever estimated Net Worth, Salary, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & many more details have been updated below. Let’s check, How Rich is Mr. Lever in 2020?
|Estimated Net Worth in 2020||$0.5 Million – $1 Million (Approx.)|
|Previous Year’s Net Worth (2019)||Not Known.|
|Annual Salary||Not Known.|
|Income Source||Primary Income source Bodyguard|
Currently We have no Information about his Cars Collection, Monthly Salary etc.
|Favourite Actor||Kamal Hassan|
|Favourite Actress||Sri Devi|
|Favourite Colour||Peru, Dark Orchid|
|Favourite Music Director||Kalyanji-Anandji duo|
|Favourite Destination||Hanoi, Vietnam, Tokyo, Japan|
Johnny smokes and drinks alcohol but he quits in 2002.
He likes doing mimicry, watching movies, doing charity, listening to music.
His favorite game is Football.
It was during performing mimicry in an event at HLL, his colleagues got so impressed and gave him the name Johnny Lever.
He not only practices Christianity himself but also preaches it. On one occasion, when asked about his faith, he answered it was his son’s throat cancer that was responsible for his faith in Christianity. His son was diagnosed with throat cancer and he felt helpless about it and it was at this time he turned to God for help.
He used to spend all his time praying for his son. Ten days later, when he has diagnosed again everybody including the doctors were surprised because cancer had vanished.
He does not cry on sad events but cries on happy ones.
He loves solving crossword puzzles.
The biggest regret of his life is not being able to reach out to his father when he had a paralytic attack and had to get his leg amputated.
He does not Drink alcohol but Occasionally Smokes.
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How old is Johnny?
Currently he is 64 years old.
Is he having any relationship affair?
Currently, we have no information. but In the past, he has at least 1 girlfriend.
Johnny Lever Age in current year?
This year is 2021 and in 2021 Johnny Lever Age is 64 years.
Why Johnny is Famous?
Johnny is famous/known as the Comedian and shortest Bollywood actor.
What is Johnny Lever Height?
Lever height is approximately 5 feet 5 inches. His Height in Centimetre is 165 cm and in the meter is 1.65 m.
Is Johnny Married or Not?
Johnny Lever married Sujatha Johnrao Janumala in the year 1984.
How many children does he have?
Johnny has 2 children. A daughter named Jamie, and a son Jesse.