Johnny Lever is undoubtedly the king of comedy in Bollywood. He has given outstanding comedy performances in many Bollywood films in his 33 years long career. But apart from that, many people don’t know that there is someone in Johnny’s family who is currently taking forward his legacy. Yes, we are talking about the birthday boy’s daughter Jamie Janumala.
Yes, Jamie, who is popularly known as Jamie Lever, is taking her veteran comedian father’s legacy proudly. The 29-year-old Jamie looks stunning and gorgeous. She is as talented as her father. Her comic timing is just like her father, Perfect as well as hilarious. She is undoubtedly the younger version of Johnny!
However, despite having a gorgeous face, she considers herself as an average looking girl. When she was asked in an interview with Hindustan Times about being a gorgeous looking girl, she got perplexed and said, “Are you calling me good-looking? People don’t give me such compliments. I always hear ‘You are very funny’ or ‘I like the way you make weird faces’. No one says you are pretty. In comedy, people expect you to joke about your weight if you are fat. You use your body as your main content. Which is fine. People get laughs for it, but I didn’t want to be in that category. I wanted people to hear what I had to say.”
Well, Jamie has a huge responsibility of taking Johnny’s legacy forward. She has always been working overtime to establish her independent identity and improve her comic timing so that people would proudly say her as the daughter of the Johnny Lever. Talking about the responsibility, she told to Hindustan Times, “He’s worked in the industry for so long. I feel it’s my responsibility to entertain his audience but also create my own niche.”
In her journey, her father Johnny has played a vital role. We must be thinking that Johnny must be a very cool and funny person in real life. But Jamie revealed his strange truth in an interview with Hindustan Times. She told, “In real life, my dad is nothing like his goofy on-screen characters. He is a strict, conservative South Indian dad. Growing up, our mother kept us away from the film world he worked in. He wanted me to not only complete my graduation but do a post-graduation, get a good job, and settle down.” But seems like, destiny had written something else for Jamie as now she has proved herself a well-established comedian in her dad’s eyes.
Jamie has done 150 live shows so far. And throughout the journey, Johnny has been her mentor. Well, her father is her favourite actor and comedian. She loved her father in every film but her favourite roles are –
Babulal from Baazigar (1993)
The detective from Baadshah (1999)
Photographer from Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain (1999)
Daler Mehndi impersonation from Anari No. 1 (1999)
Well, Jamie has also worked in the film Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon.
Way to go, Jamie!
All the best!
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