Johnny Lever

Active - 1987 - 2017  |   Born - Aug 14, 1957   |   Genres - Comedy, Drama, Action, Musical

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  • Got his screen name from imitating some senior officers of a company called Hindustan Lever Limited, for which he worked as a labourer for six years.
  • Was spotted by Sunil Dutt whilst touring with the Kalyanji-Anandji group, prompting him to offer Lever his first film role in Dard Ka Rishta (1982).
  • Won the Star Screen Award for Best Comedian for Raja Hindustani(6).
  • Has been nominated for the Filmfare Best Comedian Award over a dozen times, winning it for his performances in Deewana Mastana (1998) and Dulhe Raja (1999).
  • Has featured in almost 400 films in his career spanning over three decades.