Bollywood has produced some great actors over the years. Some of them were good with romantic roles; others were great at action-oriented characters. Not many mainstream actors and actresses have performed impressive comedy roles.
However, some Bollywood actors and actresses have made people laugh their heads out through their perfect comic timing. FilmsPlusMovies presents the top five mainstream actors and top five actresses from Indian cinema that were brilliant with comedy roles. The actors who have played smaller roles as comedians are not included in this list.
Bollywood actors with best comic timing:
5. Aamir Khan: Aamir Khan is a fabulous actor. After Amitabh Bachchan probably Aamir Khan is the most versatile actor from Indian cinema. Aamir Khan has delivered some great comedy performances which worked well on the box office too. Andaz Apna Apna, 3 idiots, Rangeela, Dil and Dil Chahta hai are few of Aamir’s performances where he has shown his near perfect comedy timing.
4. Dilip Kumar: If we look at the best actors from India, Dilip Kumar will be among the top few. He was great at performing tragic roles. His versatility allowed him to perform amazingly well in comedy roles too. Ram aur Sham, Kohinoor and Leader are some of his performances where he has proven his skills.
3. Akshay Kumar: Akshay Kumar is one of the most handsome hunks ever from Bollywood silver screen. Akshay is equally good with action and comedy roles. His roles in Hera Pheri, Singh is King, Houseful, Welcome, Houseful 2 and Mr and Mrs Khiladi are show cases of his talent in comedy roles. He actually rose to the superstar status he still enjoys through his back to back comedy hits.
2. Govinda: Govinda is known for two of his qualities; his rhythmic dance moves and his comic timings. His best performances in a comedy role will include Partner, Saajan Chaley Susraal, Hero number 1 and Coolie number 1.
1. Amitabh Bachchan: Amitabh Bachchan holds a unique position in Indian film industry. He is the best angry young man. In his youth he was among the hottest for romantic roles, and he is absolutely best in comic roles. Some of the best performances by Amitabh Bachchan in comedy roles are Amar Akbar Anthony, Namak Halaal, Chupke Chupke, Naseeb, Mahaan, Hera Pheri, Mr. Natwarlal, Do aur do panch, Yaarana, BhootNath, Sholay and Shehenshah.
Bollywood actresses with best comic timing:
5. Kareena Kapoor: Kareena has shown her comic timings majorly in two characters; one is Kabhi khushi kabhie gham and the second and the best is Jub We met.
4. Hema Malini: Hema Malini has proven her comic timings time and again in various roles. Her brilliance was too evident in Seeta aur Geeta. She performed well in Satte pe Satta too.
3. Kajol: Kajol has out done many others by her one performance of Kabhi khushi kabhi gham. Her performance in this Karan Johar movie was a brilliant depiction of a young girl from Chandni Chowk who fell in love with a millionaire’s son.
2. Sridevi: Sridevi is one of the most versatile actresses from India. She got the nick name of Indian Charlie Chaplin for her brilliant performance as Charlie in Mister India. Her comic timing was flawless in Judaai and especially in Chaalbaaz.
1. Juhi Chawla: Juhi Chawla has near perfect comedy timings and she has proven her skills time and again. Some of her best performances in comedy roles are Hum Hein Rahi Pyar k, Yes Boss, One Two ka Four, Ishq, Bol Radha Bol and Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi.