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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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Aasif Mandvi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Comedians from India
age 52 Aasif Hakim Mandviwala, known professionally as Aasif Mandvi is an Indian-American actor and comedian. He began appearing as an occasional contributing correspondent on The Daily Show on August ...more

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Ali Asgar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Comedians from India
age 51 Ali Asgar is an Indian actor and stand-up comedian. He appeared as Kamal Agarwal in Star Plus TV show Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki. He also appeared in SAB TV's show F.I.R. as Inspector Raj Aryan. ...more

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Allu Rama Lingaiah is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Died at 82 (1922-2004) Allu Rama Lingaiah was an Indian Telugu comedic actor from Palakol, who appeared in over two hundred Tollywood films.

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Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Died at 56 (1957-2013) 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 70 Ashok Saraf is an Indian actor and comedian. He has appeared in many Hindi and Marathi movies. Since the late 1960s, Ashok Saraf has been known mainly for comedy movies, many of which he ...more

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Asit Sen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Died at 79 (1922-2001) Asit Sen was an Indian film director, cinematographer and screenwriter, who worked both in Bengali and Hindi cinema. He was born in Dhaka now in modern day Bangladesh when it was part of East ...more

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Atul Srivastava is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Comedians from India
age 56 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 42 Azhar Muhammad Usman is an American comedian, actor, writer, and film producer of Indian descent. He is a former lecturer, community activist and lawyer and has been referred to as the ...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 Maan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Bhagwant Maan age 44 Bhagwant Mann is an Indian comedian and the Member of Parliament from Sangrur constituency of Indian state of Punjab.

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Bharat Jadhav is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Bharat Jadhav is an theatre and film producer in India. He is known as a comedian, particularly when working in commercial Marathi cinema and drama. His play Sahi re Sahi is one of the most ...more

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Brahmanandam is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Comedians from India
age 59 Brahmanandam Kanneganti, is an Indian film actor and comedian. Hailing from Sattenapalli in Andhra Pradesh, he mostly acts in Telugu films. Prior to films, he was a Telugu lecturer in Attili, a ...more

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Charle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Comedians from India
age 58 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 57 Chinni Jayanth is a Tamil director, Producer, Comedian, Actor, and Mimicry Artist, who has appeared in many Main, Character and Supporting roles in Tamil films. He is also a popular Television ...more

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Chitti Babu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Died at 49 (1964-2013) Chitti Babu was an Indian comedian, presenter and actor who prominently played supporting roles in Tamil cinema. He was also one of the judges in the comedy show Asathapovathu Yaaru on Sun TV.

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Cho Ramaswamy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Comedians from India
age 83 Srinivasa Iyer Ramaswamy called as Cho Ramaswamy is a comedian, editor, political satirist, playwright and lawyer in Tamil Nadu. He is the founder and editor of the Tamil magazine, Thuglak. His ...more

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Cochin Haneefa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Died at 59 (1951-2010) Salim Ahmed Ghoush, better known by his stage name Cochin Haneefa, was an Indian film actor, director, and screenwriter. He started his career in the 1970s mainly portraying villainous roles, ...more

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Dhamu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Dhamu is an actor.

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Dharmavarapu Subramanyam is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Died at 59 (1954-2013) Dharmavarapu Subramanyam (Telugu: ధర్మవరపు సుబ్రహ్మణ్యం) is an Actor and Director in Telugu language films.[1] Dharmavarapu Subramanyam was born on August 9, 1960 in a Telugu Brahmin family in ...more

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Ganja Karuppu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Comedians from India
age 42 Ganja Karuppu, born Karuppu Raja, is an Indian film actor who plays comedy roles in Tamil cinema. He has appeared in Tamil films like Raam, Paruthiveeran, Subramaniyapuram, and Naadodigal. Ganja ...more

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Gaurav Gera is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Comedians from India
age 44 Gaurav Gera is an Indian stand-up comedian and actor who works in Hindi cinema and television. He also working in Bollywood musical Jhumroo. He is well known for playing the role of Nandu in ...more

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Goundamani is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Comedians from India
age 70 Goundamani is an Indian film actor and comedian. He is better known for his comic duo partnership in Tamil films with fellow actor Senthil.

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Gurpreet Guggi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Comedians from India
age 46 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 54 Jaaved Jaaffery is an actor.

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Jahor roy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Died at 58 (1919-1977) Jahar Roy is an actor.

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Janardhanan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Comedians from India
age 71 Janardanan is a film producer.

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Jaspal Bhatti is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Died at 57 (1955-2012) Jaspal Singh Bhatti was an Indian television personality famous for his satirical take on the problems of the common man. He is most well known for his television series Flop Show and mini ...more

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Jaswinder Bhalla is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Comedians from India
age 57 Jaswinder Singh Bhalla is a Punjabi comedian and actor. He is also a faculty at Punjab Agricultural University. He started his professional career as a comedian in 1988 with Chankata 88 and ...more

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Johnny Lever is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Comedians from India
age 58 John Prakasa Rao Janumala, better known as Johnny Lever, is an Indian film actor and one of the most noted comedians in Hindi cinema. Lever has received thirteen Filmfare Awards nominations in ...more

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K. A. Thangavelu is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Died at 77 (1917-1994) Tangavelu was an actor.

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Kader Khan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Comedians from India
age 82 Kader Khan is an Indian film actor, comedian, script and dialogue writer, as well as director. He has appeared in over 300 films after his debut in the 1973 film Daag in which he acted as a ...more

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Karunas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Comedians from India
age 48 Karunaas is a Tamil comedic film actor in the Tamil film industry. He has acted with many prominent actors and starred in successful films. Appearing mostly in supporting roles and providing ...more

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Komal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Komal Kumar is an Indian actor in the Kannada film industry, known for comedic roles. He is also a film producer and distributor. Komal made his cinema debut in the year 1992 as a second hero ...more

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Kovai Sarala is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Comedians from India
age 55 Kovai Sarala is an Indian Film actress and comedian, who prominently plays supporting roles in Tamil and Telugu films. In a career spanning 25 years, Sarala has appeared in over 750 films. She ...more

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M. S. Narayana is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Comedians from India
age 66 M. S. Narayana was an Indian comedy actor in Telugu film industry. He died on 23 January 2015 due to multiple organ failure in Hyderabad as a popular and respected comedian. He was second actor ...more

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Madhan Bob is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Comedians from India
S. Krishnamoorthy, better known by his screenname Madhan Bob, is a popular comedian and Tamil film actor from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He started his film career as a musician and became an ...more

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Manobala is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Comedians from India
age 64 Manobala is a Tamil director and comedian actor.

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Manoj Joshi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Comedians from India
age 53 Manoj Joshi is an Indian film and television actor. He began his career in Marathi theatre, also putting up performances in Gujarati and Hindi theatre. He has also acted in over 60 films since ...more

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Mushtaq Khan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Mushtaq Khan is an Indian versatile film and television actor and comedian, who has worked in several Bollywood films in a career spanning three decades. He is best known for his roles in films ...more

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N. S. Krishnan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Died at 49 (1908-1957) Nagercoil Sudalaimuthu Krishnan, popularly known as Kalaivanar and also as 'NSK' was a leading Nagercoil Tamil film comedian, drama artist, playback singer and writer in the early stages of the ...more

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Nagesh is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Died at 76 (1933-2009) Nagesh was a National Award-winning Tamil film actor, mostly remembered for his roles as a comedian during the 1960s. He is regarded as one of the most prolific comedians in Tamil cinema. He ...more

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Narasimharaju is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Died at 56 (1923-1979) Hasya Chakravarthy T.R. Narasimharaju is the father of Sudha Narasimharaju.

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Nina Wadia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Comedians from India
age 48 Nina Wadia is an Indian-born British actress, best known for playing Zainab Masood in the BBC soap opera EastEnders.

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Nirala is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Died at 54 (1936-1990) Nirala, whose real name was Syed Muzaffar Husain Zaidi, was a Pakistani comedian and film actor of the 1960s. He only appeared in Urdu films made in Pakistan. His first film was Aur bhi gham ...more

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Raghu Babu is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Comedians from India
age 53 Raghu Babu is a Telugu famous comedian well known for his comic expressions & timing in many successful films in Telugu industry, who is the elder son of famous comedian and character actor ...more

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Raju Srivastav is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Comedians from India
age 54 Raju Srivastava, often credited as Gajodhar or Raju Shrivastav or Raju Srivastava, is an Indian comedian. His father Ramesh Chandra Srivastava, known as Balai Kaka, was a poet from Kanpur. ...more

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Ramesh Khanna is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Comedians from India
age 62 Ramesh Kanna is a Tamil film director and actor and acts in supporting roles and comedian roles. Ramesh Kanna was born in Chennai and third child to the family. He acted in "Nadaga ...more

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Sanjay Dutt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Comedians from India
age 58 Sanjay Balraj Dutt is an Indian film actor, producer known for his work in Hindi cinema. He was briefly associated with politics and is also infamous for keeping a weapon for self-defense during ...more

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Sanjay Mishra is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Comedians from India
age 54 Sanjay Mishra is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Hindi cinema and Television. An alumnus of National School of Drama, He made his acting debut with the 1995 film Oh ...more

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Sankaradi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Comedians from India
Died at 77 (1924-2001) Chandrasekhara Menon, better known by his stage name Sankaradi, was an Indian actor. He was a veteran Malayalam comedian and character artiste, who had over 700 Malayalam films to his credit. He ...more