Here is this article about Johnny Lever who is an Indian film actor and one of the most noted comedians in Hindi cinema.Through this article, you are going to know much more detail about Johnny Lever which was never shown or revealed by others. Some particular Unknown Facts about Johnny Lever is mentioned here in the article with complete Bio Data.


Real Name John Rao Prakash Rao Janumala
Nickname Johny Lever
Profession Actor, Comedian

Physical Stats & More:

Height (approx.) Height in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
Height in Feet Inches- 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.) weight in Kilograms- 66 kg
in Pounds- 146 lbs
Body Measurements – Chest: 40 Inches
– Waist: 32 Inches
– Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Life:

Date of Birth 14 August 1957
Age (as in 2018) 61 Years
Birth Place Kanigiri, Andhra Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Leo
Nationality Indian
Hometown Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh, India (Presently lives in Mumbai, India)
School Andhra education society English high school
College N/A
Educational Qualifications 7th Standard
Debut Bollywood Film: Tum Par Hum Qurban (Hindi, 1985)
Telugu Film: Criminal (1995)
Tamil Film: Anbirkku Alavillai (2011)
TV: Johny Aala Re (in 2007 on ZEE TV)
Family Father– Prakash Rao Janumala (an operator in Hindustan Lever Ltd)
Mother– Karunamma Janumala
Brothers– Jimmy Moses (actor, playback singer, stand-up comedian & mimicry artist) & 1 more (both younger)

Sisters– 3 (all younger)
Religion Christianity
Address 151/152 Oxford Tower, Yamuna Nagar Lokhandwala, Andheri West, Mumbai
Hobbies Doing Charity, Doing Mimicry, Listening to Music, Watching Films


On 8 December 1998, he was sentenced 7 days of imprisonment for disrespecting the Indian Constitution and the Indian National Anthem on the birthday party of Anis Ibrahim’s son in Dubai. Anis is the brother of Dawood Ibrahim.

Favorite Things:

Favorite Music Director Kalyanji-Anandji duo

Girls, Affairs and More:

Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Not Known
Wife/Spouse Sujatha Johnrao Janumala
Marriage Date Year 1984
Children Son– Jesse Johnrao Janumala
Daughter– Jamie Janumala aka Jamie Lever (Comedian, Actor, Singer)

Style Quotient:

Car Audi Q7

Some Lesser Known Facts About Johnny Lever:

  • Does Johnny Lever Smoke?: No (Quit in 2002)
  • Does Johnny Lever Drink Alcohol?: No (Quit in 2002)
  • He comes from a Telugu Christian family.
  • His father was an operator in Hindustan Lever Ltd.
  • Johnny Lever was brought up in Dharavi (Mumbai’s King’s Circle area).
  • Bad financial condition made him to stop his studies just by completing his 7th grade and started doing odd jobs on the streets of Mumbai(early known as Bombay) like selling pens and doing mimicry of Bollywood stars.
  • In an old city of Hyderabad known as Yakutpura he learned the unique style of comedy.
  • He got the name “Johnny Lever”  when in one of the functions at the Hindustan Lever Ltd company he mimicked a few senior officers.
  • Johnny started performing stand-up comedy in orchestras and joined the group of Kalyanji-Anandji.
  • He also worked at the Hindustan Lever Ltd. However, he quit the company in 1981, since he was earning well from stage performances.
  • Johnny did world tours along with Kalyanji-Anandji.
  • At one of his shows, veteran actor Sunil Dutt noticed his talent and offered him his first major break in the film- Dard Ka Rishta.
  • He became famous after his performance in the 1993 Bollywood film- Baazigar
  • So far, he has acted in more than 350 films.
  • He is also considered the pioneer of stand-up comedy in India. 
  • He has received 13 Filmfare Award Nominations in the category of Best Performance in a Comic Role and has won twice for his performances in Deewana Mastana (1997) and Dulhe Raja (1998).


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