John Prakash Rao Janumala popularly known as Jonney Lever is one of the famous and noted comedian actor of Bollywood industry who has given a number of hits movies with his comedy acting. He made his acting career from movie “Yeh Rishta Na Tootay” in 1981 and has played in more than three hundred movies.
Born on 14th August 1957. Kaniigiri, Andhra Pradesh, India, he has enrolled in the movies such as “Kuch Kuch Hota Hain”, “Soldier”, “Golmaal 3” and much more along with the stars Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgan and so on.
Jonney Lever ’s Early Life and Relationship
Jonney was born to Indian Christian family from Prakash Rao and Karunamma Janumala and has three sisters and two brothers growing up. He is youngest among his siblings. His father was an operator in Hindustan Lever Ltd (HLL) plant.
He was studying at Andhra Education Society English High School but couldn’t study further because of financial problem and had to leave his education at 7th standard. During the period, he used to do odd jobs such as selling pens on the street of Mumbai by dancing to the songs of Bollywood stars.
He is married to Sujatha Janumala and is blessed with two children Jamie (daughter) and Jesse (son). His height is 5’5″ and has a weight of 146 pounds.
Jonney Lever ’s Career
This 59-year-old actor started his career during 1980’s and has given different stage performances along with superstar Amitabh Bachchan in 1982. He was well recognized and loved by the audiences. He was also offered by the movie “Jalwa” alongside Naseeruddin Shah.
Jonney got major success from the movie “Baazigar” and started playing as a supporting actor in the movies. His performance of Michael Jackson in live performance was one of the most popular among viewers.
Also, Lever has done some of the Tamil and Telegu movies. His first Tamil feature movie was “Anbirkku Alavillai” produced by Shephard India Media Pvt. Ltd. in the year 2011. He has also worked in Mahesh Bhatt’s directorial Telegu movie “Criminal”. He was last seen in the movies such as “Entertainment”, “Dilwale”, “Santa Banta Pvt. Ltd.”.
Besides acting career, Jonney has done some of the reality shows in TV commercials. He appeared as a Judge on the reality show Comedy Circus and in his own show “Johny Aala Re” in Zee TV.
Jonney Lever’s Achievement and Award
Being one of the well- known comedian stars of the industry, he has huge name and fame in the industry. He has won many awards and nominations including Filmfare Awards, Star Screen Awards and Zee Cine Awards for Best Actor in Comic Role.
Jonney Lever’s Net Worth
Jonney is one of the highly respected actors and has a huge fan following including some of the big celebrities. He has an estimated net worth of $30 million which he earned from comedy acting, live performance and reality shows.
He lives in a 3BHK flat in Andheri West, Mumbai with his family and owns many cars including Honda Accord and Audi Q7 in his collection.