Mehmood: He danced, he sang and he acted… but no matter what he did, this great comedian ended up making his audience double up in laughter each time, and on some occasions, soon after he had made his appearance in a scene. In spite of rarely playing the lead role, Mehmood was a superstar alright. His name helped producers sell more tickets and his picture on the poster ensured that scores turned up at the theatres. Whether it was the South Indian music teacher in ‘Padosan’ the bus conductor in ‘Bombay To Goa’ or the butler in ‘Gumnaam’, Mehmood brought his unique style of comedy to the fore. Unarguably one of the greatest comedians of Indian cinema.
Rajpal Yadav: He has entertained all of us with his hilarious characters in Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Hungama, Chup Chup Ke, Phir Hera Pheri, Waqt, Mujhse Shaadi Karoge, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya and many more. Rajpal has been playing negative as well as comic roles since the 1990s and will be next seen in Coolie No. 1 and Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2.
Vijay Raaz: He never fails to remind a Bollywood buff of the epic ‘Kauwa Biryani’ scene from Bollywood movie Run. His other notable characters in Bollywood films are Dhamaal, Welcome, Deewane Hue Paagal, Raghu Romeo, Mumbai Xpress, Bombay To Goa and Monsoon Wedding.
Sanjay Mishra: Be it masala films or critically-acclaimed ones, Sanjay Mishra aces every character he plays on-screen. He starred in the popular sitcom Office Office, and his comic timings in films such as Golmaal series, Dhamaal franchise, Phas Gaye Re Obama, Dilwale, All The Best were impeccable.
Jaspal Bhatti: Common man’s comedian, during the peak of his prowess and popularity, Jaspal Bhatti was simultaneously one of India’s most loved and most feared entertainers. Bhatti’s popular TV shows were Flop Show, Ulta Pulta and Nonsense Private Limited. He went on to play supporting roles in a few Bollywood films, notably Aa Ab Laut Chalen, Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe and Fanaa.
About The Gallery
On Mehmood Ali’s death anniversary on June 23, we remember iconic comedians of the Hindi film industry, who have tickled our funny bone through their on-screen antics over the years.