Birthday: 28-06-1953
Date of death: 18-07-1999
Star sign: Cancer
Intro: Jatin Kanakia was one of the finest comedy actors who created laughter for viewers while working for a number of comedy serials for Indian television.

Jatin Kanakia was a popular Indian television actor who was best known for his comedic roles that he played for some of the most popular and long running television serials. His comedic skills were so appreciated that informally he was known as the “Prince of Comedy.” Initially, he started working as a theatre artist for Gujarati and Hindi plays but later on he moved to television industry. His first major break on television industry was his role of Keshav Kulkarni for the television series Shrimaan Shrimati. In this serial he worked with some of the finest television stars like Archana Puran Singh, Rakesh Bedi, and Reema Lagoo. Shrimaan Shrimati was telecasted on Doordarshan National and even now it is considered as one of the most successful comedy shows.

Jatin Kanakia worked for many of the television serials produced by Adhikari Brothers. Some of the successful television serials for which Jatin Kanakia acted are All The Best, Hum Paanch, Yes Boss, Gudgudee, Padosan, Maal Hai To Taal Hai, Hum Sab Ek Hain, Hum Apke Hai Woh, Do Aur Do Paanch, and Mrs. Madhuri Dixit. Apart from working in television industry, Jatin Kanakia also played comedic roles for some of the Bollywood movies such as Hum Saath Saath Hain, Vishwavidhaata, Trishakti, and Khoobsurat. Jatin Kanakia died at the age of 46 on July 18, 1999.
Balraj Syal Hindi Actor

Balraj Syal

Balraj Syal was born in a middle-class family in Jalandhar, Punjab. He did his schooling from the ‘Parvati Jain Senior Secondary School’ in Jalandhar. Since School days, he was an all-rounder. He used to participate in extra-curricular activities as well as was good at studies. He is an arts graduate. During his college days, he spent most of the time in the theatre, sports, and other such activities. Balraj was also a part of NSS. In an interview when he was asked what he misses the most from his college life, the comedian replied that he misses his friends the most as they used to hang out with him all day long during NSS camps and cultural festivals. Balraj is multi-talented as he is a stand-up comedian, an anchor, an actor, creative writer and a dialogue writer as well. He first came into the limelight with the show ‘Laughter Challenge 4’ where he was the runner-up. Although he didn’t emerge as a winner but he got work as a creative writer for several shows on the channel Star One since the year 2008. In the year 2010, he finished as a finalist for the show ‘Laughter Ke Phatke’ on Star One. Later, he emerged as a winner for the reality show ‘Comedy Ka Mahamuqabla’ on Star Plus in the year 2011. Balraj has also worked for the channel B4U as a stand-up comedian. He has also worked as an anchor for the show ‘Big Mele Ka Star- Season 2’ for the channel Spark Punjabi. As a creative writer, he worked for the ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’ as well as its rival ‘Comedy Circus’. The multi-talented Syal is closely associated with the MH1 channel and has been working as an anchor and stand-up comedian since 2006 to the present. He has been part of all the comedy shows on the channel as well as done more than 500 live shows as VJ and celebrity interview-based shows. Balraj is not limited to the television, but he has worked in several Punjabi movies as well, some of them include ‘Dharti’, ‘Kabaddi Once Again’, ‘Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22’, ‘Putt Jattan De’, ‘Heer And Hero’ and much more. Currently, he is working with K9 productions as well as on other projects.

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Johnny Lever

Johnny Lever is an Indian comedy actor who came to prominence with film actor Govinda’s films. As actors like Kader Khan and Shakti Kapoor had reached a zenith in their career, it was actor Sunil Dutt who had spotted this actor in a stage (show of Amitabh Bachchan and music composer Kalyanji Anandji) and advised him to take up comedy roles seriously. He is one of the comedians who appear truly funny to make us laugh. He is also known for his wits and smarts and appears to make intelligent jokes and poke fun in many films. After Govinda was overshadowed by the prominence of Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan in the film world, Johnny Lever could make audiences laugh by using his physical appearances even in many Khans movies. He dislikes present talk comedy shows on TV and feels comedy is something that does not come in everyday life and hence screen is the mainstream media to help the comedians grow. Lever was born in Hyderabad. His mother tongue is Telugu, and he was born to Prakash Rao Janumala and Karunamma Janumala on August 14, 1957. Besides Hindi, he has acted in a Tamil, Telugu(cameo role) and even in Tulu language film. Before making debut in films, Lever used to work in Hindustan Lever Limited Company. Once during a function of his company, he tried to make mimicry of his senior officers, and his colleagues named him Johnny Lever (not Johnny Rao). That is how Johnny came to be known as Johnny Lever to all of us. After his first debut in Sunil Dutt’s Dard Ka Rishta( where even Khushboo acted in a child role), Johnny’s talent was given a free rein in many successful films. Many of his films such as Anari, Main Hoon Na, Tezaab, Raja Hindustani, Koyla, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa, Golmaal-3, and many such movies cemented his reputation as a comic force. He was the highly sought-after comedian in Bollywood from 1990’s till date. He married Sujata Janumala and has tow children, Jamie Janumala, and Jesse Janumala. He practices Christianity now very often. He took to such turn in his life on account of his son’s illness. His son was diagnosed to have cancer. On this account, he has revealed that he had turned to God, and when after ten days his son was diagnosed again, doctors found that the disease has disappeared. This was turning point in his life. Currently, he has few projects in his hand, but he is still one of the more popular comedy actors of recent years.

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