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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 Mandvi1

    BirthplaceMumbai, India

    Aasif Hakim Mandviwala (born March 5, 1966), known professionally as Aasif Mandvi (, AH-sif...  more

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  • Ali Asgar2

    Ali Asgar

    Age: 54


    Ali Asgar is an Indian actor and stand-up comedian.He has appeared in many Indian TV serials...  more
  • 3

    Allu Rama Lingaiah

    Age: Died at 82 (1922-2004)

    BirthplacePalakollu, India

    Allu Ramalingaiah (1 October 1922 – 30 July 2004) was an Indian Telugu comic actor from...  more
  • Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam4

    Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam

    Dec. at 56 (1957-2013)

    BirthplaceTenali, India

    Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam was a journalist, actor, comedian, producer and director. He was...  more
  • Ashok Saraf5


    Ashok Saraf (born 4 June 1947) is an Indian film and stage actor and comedian. He has appeared...  more
  • Asit Sen6

    Asit Sen

    Dec. at 79 (1922-2001)

    BirthplaceBangladesh, Eurasia, Dhaka District, Greater Dhaka Area, Dhaka

    Asit Sen (24 September 1922 – 25 August 2001) was a Bengali Indian film director,...  more
  • 7

    BirthplaceIndia, Mumbai

    Atul Srivastava is a comedian who has played minor roles in both movies and television shows....  more
  • Azhar Usman8

    BirthplaceSkokie, USA, Illinois

    Azhar Muhammad Usman (Urdu: اظہر محمد عثمان‎; born December 23, 1975) is an American comedian,...  more
  • 9
    Babloo Mukherjee is an actor....  more
  • Bhagwant Mann10

    Bhagwant Mann

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceSangrur, India

    Bhagwant Singh Mann (born 17 October 1973) is an Indian politician. Since May 2014, he is the...  more
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    Bharat Jadhav (Marathi: भरत जाधव) is an actor and producer in Marathi movies, theatre and TV...  more
  • Brahmanandam12

    BirthplaceSattenapalle, India

    Brahmanandam Kanneganti (born 1 February 1956) is an Indian film actor and comedian, known for...  more
  • 13


    Age: 60

    BirthplaceIndia, Virudhunagar

    Charle sometimes credited as Charlie is an Indian actor who has acted in more than 550 Tamil...  more
  • Chinni Jayanth14

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    Chinni Jayanth (born Krishnamurthy Narayanan on 26 July 1960) is a Tamil director, producer,...  more
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    Chitti Babu

    Dec. at 49 (1964-2013)

    BirthplaceTamil Nadu

    Chitti Babu (Tamil: சிட்டி பாபு; a.k.a. Sajjiah Adeebh, 10 January 1964 – 8 November 2013) was...  more
  • 16

    BirthplaceMylapore, India

    Cho Ramaswamy (5 October 1934 – 7 December 2016), was an Indian actor, comedian, character...  more
  • Cochin Haneefa17

    Cochin Haneefa

    Dec. at 59 (1951-2010)

    BirthplaceIndia, Kochi

    Salim Ahmed Ghoush (22 April 1951 – 2 February 2010), better known by his stage name Cochin...  more
  • 18
    Dhamu is an Indian actor and comedian who mainly acts in Tamil films. He was a part of Gaana...  more
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    Dharmavarapu Subramanyam

    Dec. at 59 (1954-2013)


    Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam (20 September 1960 – 7 December 2013) was an Indian comic actor and...  more
  • Ganja Karuppu20

    BirthplaceSivaganga district, India

    Ganja Karuppu (born as Karuppu Raja Sudalaimuthu) is an Indian film actor who has...  more
  • Gaurav Gera21

    BirthplaceIndia, Gurgaon

    Gaurav Gera (born 23 September 1975) is an Indian comedian and actor who works in Hindi cinema...  more
  • Goundamani22


    Age: 75

    BirthplaceIndia, Kannampalayam

    Subramaniyan Karuppaiyan (born 25 May 1939), known by his stage name Goundamani, is an Indian...  more
  • Gurpreet Guggi23

    BirthplaceIndia, Gurdaspur

    Gurpreet Ghuggi is an Indian stand-up comedian, who also work as actor in TV soap operas,...  more
  • Jaaved Jaffrey24

    BirthplaceMumbai, India

    Syed Javed Ahmed Jaffrey (born 4 December 1963) is an Indian actor, voice actor, dancer,...  more
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    Jahor roy

    Dec. at 58 (1919-1977)

    BirthplaceBengal, India

    Jahar Roy (19 September 1919 – 11 August 1977) was an Indian actor and comedian in Bengali...  more