Johnny Lever

Indian actor

John Prakash Rao Janumala, better known as Johny Lever, is an Indian actor and comedian, who mainly works in the Hindi cinema industry.[1] Born in a Telugu-Christian family, Johny began his career in 1984. He is a character actor who specializes in the genre of comedy, for which he has received multiple Filmfare Award nominations and awards. He has appeared in a large number of movies including Baazigar (1993), Judaai (1997), Deewana Mastana (1997), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Joru Ka Ghulam (2000) and Golmaal 3 (2010).[2]

Johnny Lever
John Prakash Rao Janumala

(1956-08-14) 14 August 1956 (age 67)
  • Actor
  • comedian
Years active1975 – present
Sujatha Lever (m. 1984)


  1. Benegal, Shyam (2006). Bollywood Babylon: Interviews with Shyam Benegal. Berg Publishers. p. 196. ISBN 978-1-84520-405-1.
  2. Saxena, Akanksha (14 August 2020). "Tum jiyo hazaaron saal': Netizens wish 'king of comedy' Johnny Lever on his birthday". Times Now.