Top Indian Comedy Actors & Actresses

by Herag Halli | created - 29 Nov 2011 | updated - 20 Nov 2012 | Public

They have a genetic predispostion to comedy and a flair for comedy. Few started out as actors. Either the frontbenchers from Filthystan, didn't appriciate the acting (since they have no class or style and they only see the Ek Tha Waterbuffalo banchod brothers and the three makkaka monkey maderchods or the demented cretin with a hairclub for khoja men hair transplant that he covers with a generous supply of vaseline and walks and talks like a khoja banchod.)

This tiger suvvar from suvvarstan a bonafide illegal and illiterate scum, talks with a clear lisp and has the looks of cherubic monkey mated with a buffalo ending with toad eyed maderbanchod, who prances around like a chimpanzee in his kuttae banchod brother-sponsored bought and sold-award shows. This scum maderchod with canine ancestry on his mothers side and suvvar ancestry on his fathers side is considered a leading actor in India, more like leading orangutan, a six-pack ab jackass, whose dialog sounds like mating call of sea urchin.

The actors themselves did not take acting seriously or they just could not resist the urge within to do comedy and they became comedy actors.

The reason the Hindi cinema is in a gutter, is because of this The Ek Tha mader banchod with suvvar ancestry is a certifed cretin by the Board of Cretins, who has the leading khojha in Hindi movies. This maderchod is a buffalo who is kicked in all airports and stadiums by cops and body cavity searched. Indeed some of his dance moves are as a result of the body cavity search. This suvvar is a disgrace even to the suvvar kind.

Few are versatile in both as in Amithab Bachchan, Abishek Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Raveena Tandon, Paresh Rawal, and Priyanka Chopra. Comedy is tougher than acting, since, it is to do with timing and emotion and not just emoting. The greatest comedian Charlie Chaplin, was also one of the greatest actors and this was before the sound came to cinema.

Comedy requires use of 42 muscles in the face as opposed to tragedy that only needs 17 or the other way around or in the case of the Ek Tha Buffalo from filthystan, whose dialog sounds like a toad struck in a sewer-a six pack ab will do the trick. This ek tha maderchod is disgrace to all actors and even the canine breed that he belongs to and the buffalo that he is. This imbecile looking cretin is the worst thing that happened to the Hindi cinema and India and the mankind. This bosddike scum is a degenerate of humanity.

What counts is the versatility and un-inhibition, that is needed to do comedy as in Priyanka Chopra in her skits at the award shows and Abishek Bachchan as "Abbas Ali" in "Bol Bachchan."

1. Akshay Kumar

Actor | Baby

Akshay Kumar, born September 9, 1967, is an actor. He studied martial arts in Hong Kong. It was a student that suggested that he try modeling. Because of his success as model, he was offered films. Along with his good looks and excellent martial art skills, he was always the first choice to do ...

Athletic guy with the smile of a cheshire cat. He is a natural with a perfect comedy timing. He is a good comedy actor since he doesn't take acting seriously, but he surprised all in "Patiala House." His relaxed manner, attitude and good humor makes him an excellent Emcee/Host along with Priyanka Chopra.

2. Paresh Rawal

Actor | Hera Pheri

Paresh Rawal was born on May 30, 1950 in Bombay, State of Bombay, India. He is an actor and producer, known for Hera Pheri (2000), OMG: Oh My God! (2012) and Awara Paagal Deewana (2002). He is married to Swaroop Sampat. They have two children.

Latter day Mehmood-a comedian's comedian. He and Lillete Dubey, make a good comedy team in Cinema and Theater. His acting in "OMG Oh My God" should bring in few awards unless the Goondas of Bollywood keep it in the family.

3. Om Puri

Actor | The Hundred-Foot Journey

Om Puri is an Indian actor who has appeared in both mainstream Indian films and art films. His credits also include appearances in British and American films. He has received an honorary OBE.

Puri was born in Ambala, Haryana. His father worked on the railways and served in the Indian Army. Puri ...

Given the right scenes, he is funnier than Paresh Rawal, as in "Hera Pheri."

4. Govind Namdeo

Actor | Satya

Govind Namdeo was born on September 3, 1954 in Sagar, Vindhya Pradesh, India. He is an actor, known for Satya (1998), Johnny Gaddaar (2007) and Kabootar (2008).

In "Mai Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon" he was seriously funny !

5. Rajat Kapoor

Actor | Ankhon Dekhi

Rajat Kapoor was born on February 11, 1961 in New Delhi, India. He is an actor and director, known for Ankhon Dekhi (2013), Raghu Romeo (2003) and Bheja Fry (2007).

His acting is subtle, no overacting as these three leading hyped up jerks and the jackass brothers.

6. Priyanka Chopra

Actress | Baywatch

Priyanka Chopra was born 18 July, 1982 in Jamshedpur, India, to the family of Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and Dr. Madhu Chopra, both Indian Army physicians. She had a very varied upbringing. She started her education at La Martinière Girls College in Lucknow as a resident student; a short stay at Maria ...

Probably the most talented of Indian actors. She has come a long way since "The Hero", the movie with Sunny Deol.

However-her acting in "Barfi" is pathetic and non-autistic (batting eyelids like a chipmunk is not autistic) The movie will not make it to the Oscars and the best movie that represented the Indian movie industry would have been "English Vinglish" by a genius debut director-Gauri Shinde.

7. Rajpal Yadav

Actor | Kal Ho Naa Ho

Rajpal Yadav was born on March 16, 1971 in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is an actor and writer, known for Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Jungle (2000) and Bhoothnath (2008). He has been married to Radha Yadav since June 10, 2003.

He is an all-rounder excelling in drama and comedy as in "Mai Madhuri Bannaa Chahti Hoon"

8. Sunil Shetty

Actor | Main Hoon Na

Sunil Shetty made his debut in 1992 with Balwaan (1992), which was not a major hit. Yet his great acting skills got noticed. For two years success eluded him until action thriller Mohra (1994) came along in 1994. Then followed his success streak with a comical film Gopi Kishan (1994) in which he ...

Not the most handsome guy around but he is handsome compared to the three banchods (the socalled three leading actors-anyone is handsome compared to the three or more kuttae scum traitors) He is more a villain than a hero. He is not meant for drama and as a romantic hero-a clear failure. He has good comedic timing as in 'Hera Pheri."

9. Boman Irani

Actor | 3 Idiots

Boman Irani was born on December 2, 1959 in Bombay, State of Bombay, India. He is an actor, known for 3 Idiots (2009), Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003) and Don 2 (2011). He has been married to Zenobia since January 28, 1985. They have two children.

Good comedic actor but his talent does not translate as an Emcee/Host of an award show.

10. Shilpa Shetty

Actress | Phir Milenge

Among very few actresses, Shilpa Shetty was nominated for her first film Baazigar (1993). The following year she delivered another blockbuster hit Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994) where she starred with Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan. However, the proceeding years her movies failed to succeed at the ...

She has a natural flair for comedy as in 'Rishtey" with Anil Kapoor which had Chaplinish slap-stick comedy and showed how adept she was in comedy, not to mention un-inhibited like Priyanka Chopra. She and Anil Kapoor have incredible chemisty for comedy and make a great comedy team.

11. Anil Kapoor

Actor | Slumdog Millionaire

Living in a Chawl in Tilak Nagar, Punjabi-speaking Anil was born in 1959 to Surinder and Nirmal aka Suchitra Kapoor. He has an elder brother, Boney, a sister, Reena, and a younger brother, Sanjay. His dad used to be Shammi Kapoor's Secretary.

A loner, without many friends, he studied in the nearby ...

Probably the best actor in Indian cinema. He is as good as Bachchan Sr. or may be better. He is deft and adept in both comedy and serious roles and versatile in any role.

12. Vinay Pathak

Actor | Bheja Fry

Vinay Pathak was born on July 12, 1968 in Bhojpur District, Bihar, India. He is an actor and writer, known for Bheja Fry (2007), Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) and My Name Is Khan (2010).

Little known actor with an amazing perf in 'Chalo Delhi" with Lara Dutta.

13. Anupam Kher

Actor | Silver Linings Playbook

Anupam Kher was born on March 7, 1955 in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. He is an actor and producer, known for Silver Linings Playbook (2012), A Wednesday (2008) and Rang De Basanti (2006).

Funny in films but a clear failure as an Emcee/Host.

14. Dharmendra

Actor | Sholay

Dharmendra is one of the biggest stars of Indian cinema. Dharmendra Deol played the romantic hero in woman centric films from 1960-1968 and became romantic hero from 1968-69 and played the role of action hero from 1975-1997. Dharmendra has appeared in 288 films.

He is known as 'Garam' Dharam in ...

Most handsome actor of yesteryears, but no acting talent to boast of till "Yamla Pagla Deewana," where, he was rediscovered as a comedy actor.

15. Kiron Kher

Actress | Devdas

Kiron Kher was born on June 14, 1955 in Punjab, India as Kiran Thakar Singh. She is known for her work on Devdas (2002), Main Hoon Na (2004) and Rang De Basanti (2006). She is married to Anupam Kher. They have one child.

Her best movie was "Karz." One of the most versatile actresses and the best "Comedy Couple" being married to Anupam Kher.

16. Lillete Dubey

Actress | The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Lillete Dubey was born on September 7, 1953 in Pune, State of Bombay, India as Lillete Kiswani. She is an actress and producer, known for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015).

Incredible acting talent. One of the classiest and naturally funny actress as in "Om Jai Jagdish" directed by Anupam Kher.

17. Amitabh Bachchan

Actor | Black

Son of well known poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan. He has a brother named Ajitabh. He completed his education from Uttar Pradesh and moved to Bombay to find work as a film star, in vain though, as film-makers preferred someone with a fairer skin, and he was not quite fair enough. But ...

"Bade Miya and Jr. Miya" make a good father and son comedy team. His flair and trite for comedy has manifested on more than one occasion and one movie.

18. Abhishek Bachchan

Actor | Happy New Year

Aquarian Abhishek Srivastav was born in February 5, 1976, son of Bollywood mega-stars, Jaya Bhaduri and Amitabh Bachchan, brother to Shweta, uncle to her two children (Navya Naveli & Agastye), and the grandson of Harivansh Rai Srivastav, Hindu and Urdu poet, who wrote under the pen-name of ...

If there is one actor who has made his Papa proud-it is AB jr. His "Abbas Ali" charector in "Bol Bachchan" is not only hilarious, but expletive of his fine acting skills, that he has inherited from his father, who is adept at both. But no one recalls, Amitabh doing a tranversite dancing in a movie!

19. Shah Rukh Khan

Actor | Chennai Express

Sharukh Khan was born on 2 November 1965 in New Delhi, India. He married Gauri Khan on 25 October 1991. They have three children, son Aryan Khan (b. 1997), son AbRam (b.2013) and daughter Suhana (b. 2000). Khan started out his career by appearing in several television serials during 1988-1990. He ...

He is better comedy actor, since serious acting is not his forte and has never been. He was good in "Swades" and "Rabne Badi Jodi" where he displayed his flair for comedy.

20. Govinda

Actor | Happy Ending

Govinda was born on December 21, 1963. Govinda has acted in over 120 films since his debut in 1986. Govinda is best-known for his comedy related roles; his powerful contribution in dancing in bollywood is inevitable. He is one of the most successful actors and is definitely the best dancer in ...

A rotund thespian with countless B movies. Good in movies like "Bade Miya Chota Miya" with patented dance moves, that will be copied by Bollywood choreographers for generations to come.

21. Raveena Tandon

Actress | Aks

Daughter of Bombay film industry (Bollywood) director Ravi Tandon. Raveena dropped out of Bombay's Meethibai College to pursue a career as a model with middling success. She made her movie debut with the flop _Pathar Ke Phool (1991)_. Her next few films were also failures and it was only with Andaz...

Female counterpart for Akshay Kumar, when it comes to comedy with good timing. She is versatile in both as in "Akiyose Golimare" and "Satta."

22. Parineeti Chopra

Actress | Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl

Parineeti Chopra is an actress, known for Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl (2011), Hasee Toh Phasee (2014) and Ishaqzaade (2012).

The latest offering from the "Chopra Clan." She is totally un-inhibited as her sister Priyanka, but she is not as graceful as her older sibling-and never will be.

23. Ajay Devgn

Actor | Shivaay

Ajay Devgn is an Indian film actor, director, and producer. He made his film debut with Phool Aur Kaante in 1991 and received a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his performance in the film. He then starred in films such as Jigar (1992), Dilwale (1994), Suhaag (1994), Naajayaz (1995), Diljale ...

He is in the same class as Govind Namdeo and Om Puri. One of those actors who can be serious and yet be funny, as a dumb/pehlwan in "Bol Bachchan."