Mera Naam Joker (translation: My Name is Joker) is a 1970 Hindi film about the life of a clown who must make his audience laugh at the cost of his own sorrows. Raju (Raj Kapoor) is the eternal clown who follows his father's footsteps in entertaining the world, much against his mother's wishes. On this journey, to becoming the most loved clown in the world of circus, Raju falls in love with three beautiful women, only to be left heartbroken by their ambition and hunger for success, where there is no room for a simple man. Mera Namma Joker is a story of the world of circus, where 'The Show Must Go on', no matter what life offers.
The film was inspired by Chaplin's 'Limelight.'
This film was the debut of Rishi Kapoor.