Johnny Lever Biography, Wiki, Lifestyle, Family, Movies, Salary, Networth, Facts & More

John Prakash Rao Janumala Aka Johnny Lever is an Indian actor who works in Hindi films and one of the most famous comedians in Hindi films. He debuted in 1982 with a minor role of Joseph in Dard Ka Rishta and has since worked in more than 350 films and 4 television shows.

Johnny Lever Biography, Lifestyle, Movies, Wiki, Net Worth, Income, Salary, House, Cars, Favorites, Affairs, Awards, Family & Facts


Full Name

John Rao Prakash Rao Janumala


Johnny Lever


Actor, Comedian

Personal Life

Date of Birth / Birthplace

Johnny Lever was born on 14 August 1957, in Kanigiri, Andhra Pradesh, India


He is currently 63 years old (as in 2020).

Sun Sign







Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh, India (Presently lives in Mumbai, India)


  • School –  
    • Andhra Education Society English High School
  • College –
    • N/A
  • Educational Qualification –
    • 7th Standard

Physical Statistics And More

Height (approx.)

  • In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
  • In centimeters – 165 cm
  • In meters – 165 m

Weight (approx.)

  • In Kilograms – 69 kg
  • In Pounds – 152 lbs

Eye Color


Hair Color


Family & Relationship

Parents & Siblings

  • Father – Prakash Rao Janumala (an operator in Hindustan Lever Ltd)
  • Mother – Karunamma Janumala
  • Siblings – Jimmy Moses (actor, playback singer, stand-up comedian & mimicry artist) & 1 more (both younger) (Sisters 3 all younger)
Johnny Lever With his mother

Girlfriend & Spouse

  • Johnny Lever dated –
    • Not Known

Marital Status


Wife – Sujatha Johnrao Janumala

Johnny Lever With His Wife
  • Children’s –
    • Son – Jesse Johnrao Janumala
Johnny Lever With His Son
  • Daughters– Jamie Janumala aka Jamie Lever (Comedian, Actor, Singer)
Johnny Lever With His Daughter


Film Debut

Bollywood Film – Tum Par Hum Qurban (Hindi 1985)

Television Debut

Hindi Television – Johny Aala Re (in 2007 on ZEE TV)


1997Raja HindustaniStar Screen Award for Best ComedianWon
1998Deewana MastanaFilmfare Best Comedian AwardWon
1999Dulhe RajaFilmfare Best Comedian AwardWon
2002Love Ke Liye Kuchh Bhi KaregaZee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic RoleWon
Johnny Lever With Filmfare Award

Johnny Lever Salary And Net worth

Johnny Lever Charges 35 to 40 lakhs Per Movie.

Johnny Lever has an estimated total Networth of INR 220 Crores ($29 million) in 2020, and His main source of income is Brand Endorsements and acting.

Johnny Lever Cars And Bikes Collection

Johnny Lever has a lot of luxury Car collections including the Audi Q7 And Honda Accord.

Johnny Lever With His Car Audi Q7

Some Lesser Known Facts About Johnny Lever

• Johnny Lever was born into a Telugu Christian family.

• His father was an operator in Hindustan Lever Limited.

• Due to unfavorable financial circumstances, he did not pursue further studies after 7th grade and started doing strange things like selling pens on the streets of Mumbai by mimicking Bollywood stars.

• Once, he mimicked some senior officers during a function at Hindustan Lever Limited Company, and from the same day, he was named Johnny Lever.

An old Photo of Johnny Lever

• He started doing stand-up comedy in the orchestra and joined Kalyanji-Anandji’s group.

• He also worked at Hindustan Lever Ltd. However, he left the company in 1981, as he was earning well from performances on stage.

• In one of his shows, veteran actor Sunil Dutt noted his talent and proposed to give him the first big roll in the film.

• He became famous after his performance in the 1993 Bollywood film- Baazigar.

Johnny Lever in Baazigar

• Johnny also acted in a Tulu film Rang (2014)

Tulu Film Rang

• Johnny Lever is also considered a pioneer of stand-up comedy in India

johnny Lever In stand-up comedy Show