Bollywood’s iconic comedian Johnny Lever has starred in over three hundred hindi films and boasts of a huge fan following worldwide. While everyone loves him and knows him by the name of ‘Johnny Lever’, his name is different in real life.
Ever wondered how Johnny got ‘Lever’ as his surname? The iconic Bollywood comedian’s real name is John Rao Prakash Rao Janumala.
While working at Hindustan Lever, he participated in a function where his stand-up comedy and mimicry became such a hit that the union leader there christened him ‘Johnny Lever’. He was named as Johnny Lever after giving a highly entertaining stand-up comedy performance at the function. The actor continued with the same name when he ventured into Bollywood.
Born August 14, 1957, the actor established a space for himself in the industry as a sidekick comedian. The funny expressions and his perfect comic timing are some of the distinct skills that put him on a higher pedestal than most other comedians. From Big B to King Khan, Johnny has mimicked them all and that too quite efficiently.