Comedy is one of the best genres of all time. No one won’t like comedy. When it comes to movies, comedy films have the largest fan base of any other genre. However, it is easy to watch and laugh at the acting in the scene. It is ten times harder to act in one and ace it. Thankfully, the Bollywood industry is blessed with some of the best comedy actors who have an enduring influence on our life. Who can forget a good belly laugh? Thanks to all these actors, we have many memories of it.
Sometimes as a Virus… Oops, I meant Viru Sahastrabuddhe, sometimes as Dr Asthana, Boman Irani has a unique style of coupling negative roles with comic scenes that nobody will forget. There were some other equally hilarious roles in PK, Cocktail and Happy New Year.
One of the most versatile actors in the B-town, Paresh Rawal have done all kinds of role from villain to hero. However, we will always remember him as Baburao Ganpatrao Apte. That character and Paresh Rawal’s role is immortal. Besides, some other characters were equally unforgettable. Be it Gundiya Bhau from Chup Chup Ke or Radheshyam Tiwari from Hungama or Champak in Bhagam Bhag or Kishan in Hulchul or Dr. Ghungroo from Welcome, Golmaal, Garam Masala Paresh Rawal aced them all.
The Khiladi husband of Mrs Funnybones does know how to tickle our funnybone. Akshay Kumar’s expression and timing make him one of the best comedy actors of all time. With his iconic smile that props his temple vein, Akshay Kumar makes us laugh with his facial expression. There are countless examples, Raju from Hera Pheri duology, Nitin from De Dana Dan, Sachin Tichkule from Khatta Meetha, Mr and Mrs Khiladi, Garam Masala, Welcome and many others.
Housefull series, Masti series, Apna Sapna Money Money, Heyy Baby, Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya, Dhamal series, Kya Kool hai hum series were all impossible without Ritesh Deshmukh and his perfect timing when it comes to comedy.
We cannot imagine our lives without Rajpal Yadav. He did a commendable job as Munna in Phir Hera Pheri, Garam Masalaa, Hungama, Kushti, Billu Barber, and above all, Chup Chup ke, where he made us ache with laughter.
Johnny Lever is the most loved comedy actors of all times. He did more than 200 films, and he played a comic role in each one of them. Right from Bazigaar to Golmaal Again, we grew up with Johnny Lever’s comedy. He is a master expressionist and well-timed actor.
Nobody can do the northeastern accent for a comic role better than Sanjay Mishra. One will always remember him for his Babubhai in Dhamaal. He also played a significant role in the Golmaal series.
His name doesn’t click quickly, but he is the Kauwa Biryani guy from Run, which gained immense popularity. He also played roles in Dewane Huye Pagal, Welcome, Bombay to Goa, Dhamaal and No Problem.
This list cannot be completed without Govardhan Asrani. In his career of 5 decades, Asrani has made us laugh always. From Bawarchi to Sholay to Chup Chupke to Khatha Meetha. However, people know him as Mamu from De Dana Dan. And the code Mamu ka Aadmi hu will always end in feats of laughter.
So, these are some of the best comedy actors in Bollywood.