(Last Updated on : 15/04/2013)
Indian TV Comedians, once upon time had specific characters or played lead roles in comedy soaps. With the passage of time, comedy has become an essential factor of TV serials and quite implicit. The character artists playing cameo roles or supportive roles are the comedians too. Indian television has been gifted with some of the most talented comedians of the age, who were the patrons of serials like Hum Paanch, Dekh Bhai Dekh, Sriman Srimati, Tu Tu Main Main and many others.
With the gradual development in the standard of living, the Indian mass has faced the ills of development too; i.e. the mechanised robotic existence because of which the retreat to the comedies for comic relief is but a daily scenario.
is an Indian actor and television personality and specially known for his comic persona. He started his career as a television actor in a serial Wah Janab. Later, he shifted to films but very soon again came to his comedy of the small screen. His film debut was in Shashi Kapoor`s Utsav. Shekhar has acted in almost 30 films. He returned to Television in 1993 in Dekh Bhai Dekh, as Sameer, and affectionately called "Chachu" by the kids. This was a very successful comedy show. Dekh Bhai Dekh was aired on Doordarshan TV channel during the early 1990s. Almost simultaneously, he also starred in another TV serial Reporter. His other comedy shows include Bid Bid Boom, Comedy Circus, Dum Dama Dum, Geet Gaata Chal, Great Indian Comedy Show, He-Man and many others.
Atul Srivastava is a comedian who has played minor roles in both movies and television shows. He is popularly remembered for the role of P.K. Shrivatsav in Kareena Kareena. He has also appeared in films such as Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Bunty Aur Babli and Gol Maal. Sunil Pal is a popular Indian comedian and actor, and the 2005 winner of the The Great Indian Laughter Challenge on STAR 1. Lately he has appeared in many Bollywood flicks doing minor comic roles. Later Sunil Pal was declared as the winner of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. He was the favourite of viewers, who had been enchanted by his remarkable ability of impersonating many film actors with commanding progress. Very soon, he was showered with many small roles in Bollywood movies. His first major Hindi film, Bombay to Goa released in 2007, although he has played small roles in Hum Tum and Phir Hera Pheri.
, the young and chirpy actor has made a mark in the world of television by her character portrayal of Sweetie in the popular Balaji soap `Hum Paanch`. This young actor from the tinsel town has always been interested in acting and so she went on to follows her dreams. She has started her own production house called the R.T. Entertainment that is made up of executive producers, directors and production people.
is a talented comedy actor who has made a mark in both Marathi as well as Bollywood film industry. She is very popular in the circuit of Marathi movie and plays. She reached the heights of fame with the character portrayal of a hassled daughter-in-law in the extremely popular Indian television comedy series titled `Tu Tu Main Main`. In the soap `Tu Tu Main`; she essayed the role of a proud and complicated daughter-in-law who was shown to be always at loggerheads with her mother-in-law. Supriya Pilgaonkar is also seen in the sequel of the same show titled as `Kadvee Khathhi Meethi` in which she portrays both the role of daughter-in-law and mother-in-law and getting pressurized between the two does not know whether to dictate each other or hear their tantrums.
is one of the finest actors in the nation and bagged quite a few awards for the comic character portrayal of Hansa in the famous tele-soap `Khichdi`. This talented actor was born on 7th January in the year 1961 and hails from a family of long line of performers. Daughter of the famous actress Dina Pathak
, Supriya is the sister of Ratna Pathak
is also an actress and is married to the famous Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah
. Supriya Pathak is married to another popular actor Pankaj Kapoor and her stepson Shahid Kapoor
is a famous Bollywood actor.
is a known face in Indian theatre, television and films; especially in some comic, witty roles. He has appeared in several television serials and films. One of his most memorable films is Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1991) as Dr. Dipankar Roy. This film got him a National Award. In 2003 Vishal Bhardwaj`s Maqbool brought him the same recognition. He is particularly known for his comic performance in the TV serial `Office office`.
is another brilliant artiste and is known in the Indian Film Industry for the comic character portrayals. He is regarded as a comedian par excellence. Even after achieving so much name and fame, he declared that he would not be doing more than six films in one year and one serial. About playing comic character portrayals, he tries to put his panache for humor between the lines wherever he can as he enjoys doing that the most. He loves to act and the medium is never a pain for him as the audiences have accepted him gladly in both films and television.
Archana Puran Singh is an Indian television and film actor, who is best known for her comedy roles. She is recently seen as the judge on Comedy shows like Sony TV India`s Comedy Circus. She became a television anchor with her popular TV show Wah, Kya Scene Hai (Zee TV) in 1993, which was followed by the highly successful show -`Uncensored`. In this show, she introduced High Society (HS) and Low Society (LS) concept. Archana appeared in sitcoms like Jaane Bhi Do Paaron, Shriman Shrimati (1989) and `Archana Talkies` on Sony TV India. Later on, in her career, she got offers from television producers and majority of her television serials were big hits, like Junoon and Shriman Shrimati. Now, she is a big and busy television star and is often seen hosting chat shows featuring celebrity guests.
Indian movie actor Farida Jalal
is a competent actress playing her roles with full dignity and self-respect. She is a brilliant comedy actor and portrays the characters in a way of subtle entertainment. She starred in Shararat: Thoda Sa Jadu, Thodi Si Nazaakat in which she plays a leading role. The comedy is currently air on the channel Star Plus. In 2005, she worked as co-hostesses at the 50th Filmfare Awards
alongside Saif Ali Khan
and Sonali Bendre
, in Mumbai
. Farida Jalal has won many filmfare awards in her film career. She got national award for Shyam Benegal