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Born John Rao Prakash Rao Janumala on the 14th August 1957 in Kanigiri, Andhra Pradesh, India, he is a Bollywood actor, who has made more than 280 Bollywood titles, such as “Baazigar” (1993), “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” (1998), and “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…” (2001), among many other differing appearances. His career started in the mid- 1980s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Johnny Lever is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Lever’s net worth is as high as $30 million, an amount earned through his successful acting career.

Johnny Lever Net Worth $30 Million

Johnny is the son of Prakash Rao Janumala and Karunamma Janumala, who are a Telugu Christian family. Johnny has four siblings, and they grew up in Mumbai’s King’s Circle area.

He received his education through Andhra education society English high school, but was forced to drop out of studies due to financial troubles that struck his family. He then worked several odd jobs to support himself and contribute to the family. Some of the jobs included selling pens on the streets of Mumbai, while singing and dancing to the songs of Bollywood stars. Furthermore, he lived in Yakutpura, where he learned the unique style of comedy acting. He worked at a Hindustan Lever Ltd company, and while there copied senior officers so that the workers came up with the name Johnny Lever, and he decided to keep the name, instead of John Rao.

Johnny then focused more on comedy, and performed in several musical shows, only to join the group of Kalyanji-Anandji, which is a renowned musical duo in India, and started touring with the group. Little by little, his name became more popular, which resulted in meeting actor Sunil Dutt, who offered him a film role in “Dard Ka Rishta” in 1982, which marked the start of his professional career.

Three years later, Johnny was cast in a notable role in the film “Tum Par Hum Qurban”, and then in 1987 starred in the film “Jalwa” with Naseeruddin Shah. By the end of the ‘80s, Johnny had made a name for himself with roles in such films as “Kasam” (1988), “Kala Bazaar” (1989), and Bhutacha Bhau” (1989), which certainly increased his wealth.

In the ‘90s, he really reached stardom, with roles in the films “Baazigar” (1993), which became one of his most memorable films, and then only increased his popularity with films “Judaii” (1997), and “Baadshah” (1999), which also further increased his net worth. Also in the ‘90s he performed one of his most memorable live show performances, imitating the “king of pop”, Michael Jackson at the 1999 Filmfare Awards.

Johnny continued successfully into the new millennium and with roles in “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…” (2001), and “Koi… Mil Gaya” (2003) only cemented his place at the top of the Bollywood scene. In recent years he starred in the Tulu film “Rang” (2014), and in 2016 he featured in the Hindi comedy “Hotel Beautifool”. Furthermore, he appeared in the romantic “Machine” (2017), and will appear in the film “Munna Michael”, which is set for release late in 2017.

Regarding his personal life, Johnny has been married to Sujatha since 1984; the couple has two children together.

Johnny is Christian, and has often spoke about his transition in interviews, stating that he was always a religious man, and that one thing changed his life; his son was diagnosed with cancer and Johnny turned to God for help. Ten days after initial diagnosis, Johnny’s son was magically cured. From then, Johnny started practicing Christianity.

Quick Facts

Birth date: August 14, 1957
Birth place: Kanigiri, Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh,
Height:5' 3" (1.6 m)
Profession:Actor, Music Department, Soundtrack
Nationality:Indian
Spouse:Sujata Janumala
Children:Jamie Lever, Jessey Lever
Parents:Prakash Rao Janumala, Karunamma Janumala
Siblings:Jimmy Moses
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Starred in the shelved film Gouri Shankar Movies DIWANAPAN (1990) Starring Sudha Chandran,Bhavna Pandit,Satyen Kappu,A.K. Hangal,Johny Lever,Goga Kapoor,Mohan Choti, Sanjay Bachchan,Satyen Kappu. Music by Kishan Sandhu. Produced by Sanjay Bachchan,Asha Shahi, Directed Rakesh Sinha.
2Bollywood actor Jimmy Mosses is his younger brother.
3Incorrectly listed as older brother of Bollywood actor Jhony Nirmal.
4Is frequently used by director duo Abbas-Mustan.
5Started doing stand up comedy when he was 10.
6Loved movies while growing up.
7Dropped out of school after 7th grade.
8He was born in Andhra Pradesh, where his family originated from. After coming to Mumbai, he worked in various places and took on the name Johnny Lever.
9Father of Jessey Lever
10One of India's top comic actors
11He used to work for Hindustan Lever Limited (a Unilever company). That's where the "Lever" in his name comes from.


Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002Popular AwardZee Cine AwardsBest ComedianLove Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (2001)
1999Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest Comedian/ComedienneDulhe Raja (1998)
1998Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest Comedian/ComedienneDeewana Mastana (1997)
1997ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsBest Perfomance in a Comic Role - MaleRaja Hindustani (1996)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Apsara AwardApsara Film Producers Guild AwardsBest Actor in a Comic RoleHousefull 2 (2012)
2011Popular AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyBest Performance in a Comic RoleGolmaal 3 (2010)
2010Popular AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyBest Performance in a Comic RoleDe Dana Dan (2009)
2004Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest Actor in a Comic RoleKoi... Mil Gaya (2003)
2004ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsBest Performance in a Comic RoleKoi... Mil Gaya (2003)
2004Popular AwardZee Cine AwardsBest Performance in a Comic RoleKoi... Mil Gaya (2003)
2003Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest Performance in a Comic RoleHumraaz (2002)
2003ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsBest Performance in a Comic RoleAwara Paagal Deewana (2002)
2002Popular AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyPerformance in a Comic RoleAjnabee (2001)
2002Popular AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyPerformance in a Comic RoleKabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)
2002Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest Comedian/ComedienneAjnabee (2001)
2001Popular AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyBest Performance in a Comic RolePhir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000)
2001Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest Comedian/ComedienneKunwara (2000)
2001Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest Comedian/ComediennePhir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000)
2001ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsBest Performance in a Comic RolePhir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000)
1993Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest Comedian/ComedienneBaazigar (1993)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kaanta1998
Tirchhi Topiwale1998Kadak K. Pillay (as Johny Lever)
Dil Deewana Maane Na1997
Himalay Putra1997Joe
Judge Mujrim1997Havaldar Amar Lokhande (as Johny Lever)
Kaalia1997
Ishq1997Ranjit's brother-in-law (as Johny Lever)
Krishna Arjun1997Rocky
Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi1997Bandaged Patient on Street (as Jhonny Lever)
Deewana Mastana1997Gaffoor (as Johny Lever)
Ghoonghat1997Pandit Vishwanath (as Johny Lever)
Yes Boss1997Madhav Lalwani (as Johny Lever)
Do Ankhen Barah Hath1997
Koyla1997Shanker's Friend (as Johny Lever)
Agni Morcha1997
Jodidar1997Agarbatti / Pens / Bangles / ...
Auzaar1997Peter (as Johney Lever)
Judaai1997Hiralal (Hari) (as Johny Lever)
Daayen1997
Bhishma1996Natwar (as Johny Lever)
Hahakaar1996Chamcha (as Johny Lever)
Jaan1996Damru (as Johny Lever)
Raja Hindustani1996Balvant Singh
Sapoot1996
Rangbaaz1996
Dushman Duniya Ka1996Head-master / College Lecturer
Indian1996Dubbing artiste.
Jeet1996Piajee (as Johny Lever)
Daraar1996Hari (as Johny Lever)
Himmatvar1996
Agni Prem1996
Inteqam Ke Sholay1995
Haqeeqat1995Tony (as Johny Lever)
Gambler1995Havaldar Babulal (as Johny Lever)
Ram Shastra1995Raja
Rock Dancer1995Police Inspector
Criminal1995Changhu (as Johny Lever)
Ravan Raaj: A True Story1995Chameli - Eunuch
Jai Vikraanta1995Stage Actor
Karan Arjun1995Lenghaiya
Mohini1995TV MovieBhola
Aag Andhi Aur Toofan1994
Ekka Raja Rani1994Guruji (Dancemaster)
Juaari1994
Mr. Azaad1994uncredited
Yaar Gaddar1994Police Inspector
Main Khiladi Tu Anari1994Dhansukh
Prem Yog1994Raghu Khureshi
Dilbar1994Aragutam Tunga Pillai (as Jony Lever)
Saajan Ka Ghar1994Dilip K. Bose / Champa Bose
Anjaam1994Champa Chameli
Kanoon1994
Zamane Se Kya Darna1994Pickpocket
Bhagyawan1994Jhoney (as Jhoney Lever)
Masti1994
Aasoo Bane Angaarey1993
Mahakaal1993Canteen & Hotel Manager (as Johney Lever)
Zabaan Sambhal Ke1993TV SeriesJohney Utolandand
Kasam Teri Kasam1993
Aulad Ke Dushman1993Johnny
Baazigar1993Babulal - Head Servant
Santaan1993Kaalia
Aag Toofan1993
Ghayaal1993
Anari1993
Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja1993Sub Insp. Rang Birangi Lal Chauhan (as Johny Lever)
Game1993Jaggu
Rani Aur Maharani1993
Tilak1992
Geet Milan Ke Gaate Rehenge1992
Naach Govinda Naach1992
Chamatkar1992/IBattery - Clerk / Cricket commentator
Khiladi1992Anna Pillai
Humlaa1992Madanlal
Jungle Ka Beta1992
Main Hoon Sherni1992
Ajooba Kudrat Ka1991
Narasimha1991Tempo dada
Sapnon Ka Mandir1991
Dastoor1991
Ramgarh Ke Sholay1991
Vishnu-Devaa1991Havaldar #1 (as Johny Lever)
Maskari1991
Kishen Kanhaiya1990Lobo
Kafan1990
Dil1990as Johney Lever
Bandh Darwaza1990Gopi
Ghanchakkar1990
Bhutacha Bhau1989Gappaji
Doosra Kanoon1989TV MovieJohny (as Johny Lever)
Golmaal Again2017announced rumored
Majboor1989
Hotel Beautifool2016Harry Singh
Mujrim1989/IShankar's PA (uncredited)
Santa Banta Pvt Ltd2016Chooza
Teri Payal Mere Geet1989Dubey - Paanwala
Dilwale2015Money Bhai
Main Azaad Hoon1989Protester (uncredited)
Rang2014/I
Chaalbaaz1989
Entertainment2014Habibullah Shiekh (as Johny Lever)
Kala Bazaar1989Kutti
Singh Saab the Great2013Gulwinder - Gullu
Jaadugar1989Nilkant
Boss2013/IInspector Zorawar Singh
Ilaaka1989Chhote Sami
Enemmy2013Eric Collaco
Suryaa: An Awakening1989
Yamla Pagla Deewana 22013Bunty
Aakhri Adaalat1988Havaldar
Deewana Main Deewana2013
Ghar Mein Ram Gali Mein Shyam1988Srivastav's servant
Khiladi 7862012Inspector Bhalerao Kambli
Tohfa Mohabbat Ka1988
Housefull 22012Vishwas Patil
Tezaab1988Munna's friend
Chaar Din Ki Chandni2012
Hero Hiralal1988Havaldar (as Johny Lever)
Players2012
Soorma Bhopali1988
Tell Me O Kkhuda2011Pandurang P.
Hatya1988Lohar (as Johny Lever)
Be-Careful2011Lobo (as Johny Lever)
Kasam1988Budhu
Love Mein Gum2011Sukhia
Parivaar1987as Johny Lever
Bin Bulaye Baraati2011Sajjan Singh / Badi Bi
Jalwa1987Murthy
Masti Express2011Veerubhai (as Johny Lever)
Faqeer Badshah1987
Yamla Pagla Deewana2011Jeweler
Main Balwan1986
Golmaal 32010Puppy Bhai
Love 861986Uttam (as Johny Lever)
Khatta Meetha2010'Award' Anushuman
Tum Par Hum Qurban1985
Prem Kaa Game2010Ramnik Chedda
Dard Ka Rishta1982Jhonny
Bhavnao Ko Samjho2010Vinayak Vasudev Harne / Vivaah Marriage Bureau (as Johny Lever)
Yeh Rishta Na Tootay1981Poster Boy (as Johny Liver)
Dulha Mil Gaya2010Hussain Bhai
Kaash Mere Hote2009I G Danda
De Dana Dan2009Kaala Krishna Murari
Aao Wish Karein2009Hitchcock (as Johny Lever)
All the Best: Fun Begins2009Tobu
Paying Guests2009Ballu Singh
Kirkit2009Rapid Raghavan / Babu Bajrangi / Kala Baba
Dhoondte Reh Jaoge2009Parvez Asharraf / Rubbar Singh
Khallballi: Fun Unlimited2008
Koncham Kottaga...2008
Race2008/IMax - Marriage Registrar
God Only Knows!2007Road Babe
Victoria No. 203: Diamonds Are Forever2007Ghanshyam Dhanwani
Fool N Final2007Kittu Pilot
Majha Navra Tujhi Bayko2006
Chashme Bahaddar2006Mokashi - Librarian
Phir Hera Pheri2006Munnabhai
36 China Town2006K.K. (as Johny Lever)
Saawan... The Love Season2006Funsukh
Aisa Kyon Hota Hai?2006Banta Singh - Basketball Coach
Deewane Huye Paagal2005Murugan
Kyaa Kool Hai Hum2005Narrator
Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen2005Pashabhai (as Johny Lever)
Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav2005Yadav
Dil Ke Pechey Pechey'2005Arjun's friend (as Jhonny Lever)
Gilli Gilli Atta2005
Zinda Dil2005
Navra Mazha Navsacha2004Nepali
Hatya: The Murder2004Paid Mourner
Meri Biwi Ka Jawab Nahin2004Chitra Gupta
Aabra Ka Daabra2004Maneklal (as Jhony Lever)
Aaj Jaana Hai Ke Pyaar Kya Ha2004
Janasheen2003Johnny Chen
Market2003as Johnny Fever
Koi... Mil Gaya2003Chelaram Sukhwani
Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon2003Johnny
Chalte Chalte2003Nandu (the roadside drunk)
Andaaz2003Girdhar Inder Jaunpurwala 'G.I. Joe' (as Johny Lever)
Kaise Kahoon Ke... Pyaar Hai2003Sandwich
Indian Babu2003
Kash... Aap Hamare Hote2003Native Indian Black face
Khushi2003/IMilestone
Kucch To Hai2003Popatlal (as Jonny Lever)
Aisaa Kyon2003Janardhan Johnny
Baap Ka Baap2003Inspector Pratap Tungare
Lift Karadey Remix2003Short
Angaar: The Fire2002
Yeh Dil Aashiqanaa2002
Chalo Ishq Ladaaye2002Police Officer (as Johny Lever)
Karz: The Burden of Truth2002Jugnu (as Johny Lever)
Kehtaa Hai Dil Baar Baar2002Natwar (as Jhonny Lever)
Annarth2002Ben Bose, music director
Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani2002Parwana
Akhiyon Se Goli Maare2002Subramaniam (as Johny Lever)
Humraaz2002Mr. Darshan (as Johny Lever)
Awara Paagal Deewana2002Chhota Chhatri
Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat2002Paaji
Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai2002Paresh Chaval (Painter) (as Johny Lever)
Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge2002Pakhandee Baba
Yeh Mohabbat Hai2002Jaggi
500 Ka Note2002
Badmaash No.12002
Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya2001Appu Khote
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...2001Haldiram
Ajnabee2001Banu Pradhan (B.P.) (as Johny Lever)
Lajja2001Fakhruddin
Ashoka the Great2001Magadha Soldier
Nayak: The Real Hero2001Topi
Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega2001Aslam Bhai
Zaroorat2001
Chori Chori Chupke Chupke2001Pappu Bhai
Jeetenge Hum2001
Censor2001Jhony (Vikramjeet's first assistant) (as Jhony Lever)
Aashiq2001Fiance
Farz2001Taxi
Arjun Devaa2001uncredited
Khatarnak2000
Krodh2000Prem
Meri Jung Ka Elaan2000
Raju Chacha2000Jaddu (as Johny Lever)
Ghaath2000Screwdriver
Beti No. 12000Mulayamchand 'Mullu'
Aaghaaz2000Rajni Deva
Shikari2000Jafrani
Kaali Topi Lal Rumaal2000Nanhey (as Jhony Lever)
Fiza2000Laughing Club Comic (as Jhonny Lever)
Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai2000Chatterjee (as Johny Lever)
Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa2000Maggi (as Johny Lever)
Deewane2000Okay
Kunwara2000Gopal (as Jhony Lever)
Joru Ka Ghulam2000Kanhaiya (as Jhonny Lever)
Hum To Mohabbat Karega2000Kutti
Dil Hi Dil Mein2000Professor
Hadh Kar Di Aapne2000Father / Son lawyer team (as Johny Lever)
Badal2000Guler Mehndi
Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani2000Pappu Junior
Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge2000Tour Manager Chirkund (as Johny Lever)
Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai2000Insp. Parab (uncredited)
Mela2000Insp. Pakkad Singh (as Johny Lever)
Bhootni2000
Jwalamukhi2000
Krishna Tere Desh Mein2000
Benaam1999Munna Mobile (as Johny Lever)
Sirf Tum1999Niranjan
Jaanwar1999Bajrangi
Khoobsurat1999Natwar (Sanju's friend) (as Johny Lever)
Heera Lal Panna Lal1999Panna Lal (as Johny Lever)
Hum Tum Pe Marte Hain1999Sattu
Hello Brother1999Havaldar Hatella
Baadshah1999Ram Lal
Munnibai1999
Anari No. 11999Daler Peti Wala (uncredited)
Silsila Hai Pyar Ka1999Johnny
International Khiladi1999Focus (Payal's Cameraman) (as Johny Lever)
Laawaris1999Gaflet (as Johny Lever)
Daag: The Fire1999Sundar
Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain1999Sunny Goel / Sunny Deol / Dharmendra (Dharamji) / ... (as Johny Lever)
Aaya Yauwan Jhoom Ke1999
Dulhan Banoo Main Teri1999Radhey Shyam (as Johnny Whisky)
Sarfarosh-E-Hind1999Babu Khabardar
The Way we Do It1999Short
Barsaat Ki Raat1998
Kareeb1998Bighelaal
Maut1998
Wajood1998Inspector Rahim Khan (as Johny Lever)
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai1998Col. Almeida, Camp Manager (as Johny Lever)
Soldier1998/IIMohan / Sohan (as Johny Lever)
Barood1998Presenter
Iski Topi Uske Sarr1998Gabbar Singh / Mogamba / John Lobo
Dulhe Raja1998Bankhey (hotel manager) (as Johny Lever)
Achanak1998Joni / Moni / Toni (as Johny Lever)
Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai1998Mahesh
Mard1998
Keemat: They Are Back1998Sub Inspector Ultappan (as Johney Lever)
Aakrosh: Cyclone of Anger1998Gopi / Himself
Ustadon Ke Ustad1998
Miss 4201998Tony Fernandes
Ajnabi Saaya1998
Do Numbri1998
Ganga Ki Kasam1998
Hitler1998O Men

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya2001playback singer
Heera Lal Panna Lal1999playback singer - as Johny Lever
Chaalbaaz1989playback singer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya2001performer: "Aamdani Atthani"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kyaa Kool Hai Hum2005special thanks
Anari No. 11999special thanks - as Johny Lever

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Comedy Nights with Kapil2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Banana Brothers2003Himself
Bollywood im Alpenrausch2000TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Anmol1993Himself (Special Appearance)
Ek Nai Paheli1984Himself (as Johny Lever)

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