Lever is the father of stand up comedy act in India.
A performer with great comedy timing, amazing stage
control and original material, his mimicry of Indian
film artists is seen to be believed.
Johnny started off as a comedian
in real life while still at school. His beginnings as a
comedian in his village were mainly comprised of
imitations of his teachers, his father and his
grandfather. He could not study much though and dropped
out of school when he was in seventh grade.
Johnny Lever is a very
successful comedian and he was never discouraged. He got
his first break in Indian
cinema was in the film Dard Ka Rishta, thanks to the
Dutt, who saw him perform at a charity show
organised by Kalyanji-Anandji.
Since then, Johnny has worked in more than 160 films.
Even though he mimics
many people, he has created a style of his own which
makes him unique. As a person, he is very close to his
family that comprises his wife and two children. His
younger brother Jimmy Moses, is too, a comedian and
He recently branched out to
television with his own show Johny Aala Re on Zee TV.