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Famous Comedians from India

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List of notable or famous comedians from India, with bios and photos, including the top comedians born in India and even some popular comedians who immigrated to India. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Indian comedians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These comedians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known comedian from India is included when available.

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This historic comedians from India list can help answer the questions "Who are some Indian comedians of note?" and "Who are the most famous comedians from India?" These prominent comedians of India may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Indian comedians.

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Aasif Mandvi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Age: 52

Birthplace: India, Mumbai

Aasif Hakim Mandviwala (born March 5, 1966), known professionally as Aasif Mandvi (, AH-sif MAHND-vee), is a British-American actor and comedian. He began appearing as an occasional contributing ...more

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Ali Asgar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Age: 52

Birthplace: India

Ali Asgar is an Indian actor and stand-up comedian.He has appeared in many Indian TV serials and movies. Asgar appeared as Kamal Agarwal in Star Plus TV show Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki. He also ...more
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Allu Rama Lingaiah is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Age: Died at 82 (1922-2004)

Birthplace: Palakollu, India

Allu Ramalingaiah (1 October 1922 – 30 July 2004) was an Indian Telugu comic actor from Palakol who appeared in over 1000 Tollywood films.
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Amanchi Venkata Subrahma... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Dec. at 56 (1957-2013)

Birthplace: Tenali, India

Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam was a journalist, actor, comedian, producer and director. He was better known by his initials, AVS. He has acted in nearly 500 films.
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Ashok Saraf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Age: 71

Birthplace: India

Ashok Saraf (born 4 June 1947) is an Indian film and stage actor and comedian. He has appeared in many Marathi movies and stage plays in lead roles and in Hindi movies and TV serials in ...more
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Asit Sen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Dec. at 79 (1922-2001)

Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Asit Sen (24 September 1922 – 25 August 2001) was a Bengali Indian film director, cinematographer and screenwriter, who worked in both Bengali and Hindi cinema. He was born in Dhaka, now in ...more
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Atul Srivastava is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Age: 57

Birthplace: India, Mumbai

Atul Srivastava is a comedian who has played minor roles in both movies and television shows. He is most popularly remembered for the role of P.K. Shrivatsav in Kareena Kareena. He has also ...more
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Azhar Usman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Age: 43

Birthplace: Skokie, USA, Illinois

Azhar Muhammad Usman (Urdu: اظہر محمد عثمان‎; born December 23, 1975) is an American comedian, actor, writer, and film producer of Indian descent. He is a former lecturer, community activist and ...more
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Babloo Mukherjee is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Babloo Mukherjee is an actor.
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Bhagwant Mann is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Bhagwant Mann Age: 45

Birthplace: Sangrur, India

Bhagwant Singh Mann (born 17 October 1973) is an Indian politician. Since May 2014, he is the MP for Sangrur constituency, Punjab. He was also a professional comedian who performs skits in the ...more
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Bharat Jadhav is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Bharat Jadhav (Marathi: भरत जाधव) is an actor and producer in Marathi movies, theatre and TV shows in India. He is known more for his comic roles as a leading man in commercial Marathi cinema ...more
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Brahmanandam is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Age: 59

Birthplace: Sattenapalle, India

Brahmanandam Kanneganti (born 1 February 1956) is an Indian film actor and comedian, known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. He currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most ...more
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Charle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Age: 58

Birthplace: India, Virudhunagar

Charle sometimes credited as Charlie is an Indian actor who has acted in more than 550 Tamil films as a comedian and supporting actor.
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Chinni Jayanth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Age: 58

Birthplace: Chennai, India

Chinni Jayanth (born Krishnamurthy Narayanan on 26 July 1960) is a Tamil director, producer, comedian, actor and mimicry artist, who has appeared in many main, character and supporting roles in ...more
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Chitti Babu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Dec. at 49 (1964-2013)

Birthplace: Tamil Nadu

Chitti Babu (Tamil: சிட்டி பாபு; a.k.a. Sajjiah Adeebh, 10 January 1964 – 8 November 2013) was an Indian comedian, presenter and actor who prominently played supporting roles in Tamil cinema. He ...more
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Cho Ramaswamy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Age: 84

Birthplace: Mylapore, India

Cho Ramaswamy (5 October 1934 – 7 December 2016), was an Indian actor, comedian, character actor, editor, political satirist, playwright, dialogue writer, film director and lawyer in Tamil
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Cochin Haneefa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Age: Died at 59 (1951-2010)

Birthplace: Kochi, Eurasia, India, Ernakulam district, Kerala

Salim Ahmed Ghoush (22 April 1951 – 2 February 2010), better known by his stage name Cochin Haneefa, was an Indian film actor, director, and screenwriter. He started his career in the 1970s ...more
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Dhamu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Dhamu is an Indian actor and comedian who mainly acts in Tamil films. He was a part of Gaana Galata Group, a popular touring and acting comedy troupe. Since then, he has appeared in several ...more
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Dharmavarapu Subramanyam... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Dec. at 59 (1954-2013)

Birthplace: Komminenivaripalem

Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam (20 September 1960 – 7 December 2013) was an Indian comic actor and film director in Telugu language films. acting in over 870 movies. He also hosted several popular ...more
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Ganja Karuppu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Age: 43

Birthplace: India, Sivaganga

Ganja Karuppu (born as Karuppu Raja Sudalaimuthu) is an Indian film actor who has predominantly appeared in comedy roles in Tamil cinema. After making his debut in Bala's Pithamagan (2003), ...more
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Gaurav Gera is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Age: 45

Birthplace: India, Gurgaon

Gaurav Gera (born 23 September 1975) is an Indian comedian and actor who works in Hindi cinema and television. He also worked in Bollywood musical Jhumroo. He is well known for playing the role ...more
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Goundamani is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Age: 73

Birthplace: India, Kannampalayam

Subramaniyan Karuppaiyan (born 25 May 1939), known by his stage name Goundamani, is an Indian film actor and legendary Tamil comedian. He is known for his comic duo partnership in Tamil films ...more
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Gurpreet Guggi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Age: 47

Birthplace: India, Gurdaspur

Gurpreet Ghuggi is an Indian stand-up comedian, who also work as actor in TV soap operas, Bollywood and Punjabi cinema.
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Jaaved Jaffrey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Age: 55

Birthplace: India, Mumbai

Syed Javed Ahmed Jaffrey (born 4 December 1963) is an Indian actor, voice actor, dancer, comedian, impressionist known for his work in several Bollywood films and Indian television shows. His ...more
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Jahor roy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Dec. at 58 (1919-1977)

Birthplace: Bengal, India

Jahar Roy (19 September 1919 – 11 August 1977) was an Indian actor and comedian in Bengali cinema. He was known for his comedy films with Bhanu Bandyopadhyay. Roy came from a Bengali Baidya ...more