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Overview (4)

Born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Birth NameGovind Arun Ahuja
Nicknames Chi Chi
Virar Ka Chokra
Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Govinda was born on December 21, 1963. Govinda has acted in over 120 films since his debut in 1986. Govinda is best-known for his comedy related roles; his powerful contribution in dancing in bollywood is inevitable. He is one of the most successful actors and is definitely the best dancer in bollywood. His hardworking mentality and consistent performance made him a top class actor in bollywood.He is known to be one of the most down to earth and kind hearted actors.He has acted with all bollywood greats which include amitabh bachchan, dilip kumer,akshay kumer, aishwariya rai,salman khan and madauri dixit.

He had great success with family based movies such as Dariya Dil(1988),Swarg(1990)and Hum(1991).He worked with David Dhawan for the first time in the 1989 action film Taaqatwar. He then formed a successful collaboration with him and then went onto act in 18 movies directed by him most of which were comedy films. The most successful films during their collaboration included Shola Aur Shabnam(1992), Aankhen(1993), Raja Babu(1994), Coolie No. 1(1995), Saajan Chale sasural(1996), Hero No. 1(1997), Deewana Mastana(1997), Bade Miyan Chote Miyan(1998), Haseena Maan Jaayegi(1999), Jodi No. 1(2001) and Partner(2007)

Having huge success in comedy based roles, he then also tried his luck for a villainous role in the movie 'Shikari' directed by N.Chandra. His performance in the movie was critically acclaimed. After a bad phase during 2002 until 2005, he actually made the biggest ever successful comeback ever witnessed in Bollywood with a number of hits, starting with bhagam bhag in 2006 and a critically praised performance in salaam e ishq in 2007.

After His latest 2007 release is the David Dhawan directed romantic comedy Partner. The film became the second highest domestic opening week gross for an Indianfilm and became a blockbuster and is ranked in the top 3 movies of 2007 in India. After his successful comeback in 2006 and 2007, he has been on a signing spree and is acting in many big movies ready for 2008 and 2009 with top directors of india. Amongst other work he has come on as a guest on indian reality shows which are based on the X factor and strictly come dancing in the UK

- IMDb Mini Biography By: jawaad his no.1 fan ever from England

Spouse (1)

Sunita Ahuja (11 March 1987 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (82)

Uncle of Vinay Anand.
He had a narrow escape from death on January 5, 1994. While travelling to a studio for the shooting of 'Khuddar (1994)', the actor's car hit another car, resulting in him sustaining injuries to his head. Though bleeding profusely, Govinda did not cancel the shooting. After visiting a doctor, he shot for the film till midnight.
Son of Arun and Nirmala Devi
Has two children - a daughter and son.
He has acted in over 120 Hindi films.
Govinda played a negative role for the first time in Shikari which was released in 2000. Although the movie was not a commercial success, his convincing portrayal of a villain was critically acclaimed.
Was voted No.10 in a BBC News Online Survey to find out the Top 10 Greatest Stars of Stage and Screen of the last 1000 years.
2007 - Most Stylish Comeback Award at the MTV Lycra Style Awards.
He actually sang for himself in some of his movies like, "meri pant bhi sexy" from "dulaara" and "gori gori" from "shola aur shabnam".
He is married to a Nepalese woman. Often visits Nepal and has said "if a good script comes in a way, then I would not mind doing a Nepali film."
Uncle to Bollywood actors Aarti Singh, Ragini Khanna, Krishna Abhishek and Aryan Singh.
Govinda is set to make a comeback in 2006 and will release two new movies: A comedy, directed by David Dhawan and Nikhil Advani's multi-starrer Salaam E Ishq: A Tribute To Love. [December 2006]
Uncle of director Janmendra Dumpy Ahuja (Kirti Kumar's son).
Nephew of actor , director Anand (Jaan Se Pyaara).
Govinda's brother in law Devendra Sharma was also an actor. He is wife Sunita's brother. He acted along side Govinda in movies such as Radha Ka Sangam, Saajan Chaale Sasural, Do Aankhen Barah Haath, Dulaara. He also handles Govinda's distribution office.
Sister Kamini Khanna composed the music of Ssukh.
Nephew Amit Khanna acted in the TV serial " Yeh Dil Chahe More" He is the brother of Ragini and son of Kamini Khanna.
Govinda has a nephew named Ishendra who was to make his debut along side Govinda in the movie Hadh Kar Di Aap Ne. He was dropped from the film and he decided to be an actor.
Niece Aarti Singh is a actress. She is the sister of actor Krishna Abhishek. She acted in the TV serial Parichaiy.
Govinda's uncle Anand's son is actor Arjun Singh. Arjun Singh debuted in Telegu films in 2007. The movies name was " Boys and Girls ". Arjun's father, actor, director Anand , directed Jaan Se Pyaara and acted in Golmaal. Anand was coincidently married to Sangeeta, who is the sister of Govinda's wife Sunita. This way Govinda is related to actor Arjun Singh in two relations. He is Arjun Singh's uncle if you see that Arjun Singh is wife Sunita' s nephew. He is also Arjun Singh's cousin when you see that Arjun Singh is the son of uncle Anand (Mom's brother).
Govinda's elder sister Pushpaa is the mother of actor Vinay Anand. She recently passed away. She suffered from a mental illness.
Sister Kamini Khanna is often mistaken as the actress Kamini Khanna.This is due to them both having the same name.
Mother Nirmala Devi real name is Nazeem. She was also a leading actress who acted opposite Bharat Bhushan, Moti Lal and husband Arun Ahuja.
Nephew actor Krushna Abhishek's mother, passed away in 1984. She was Govinda's sister.
Cousin of actor Aakash Gaharwar ( Son of director R.P. Singh aka Rajendra Singh). Rajendra is the brother of Govinda's actor, director mama, Anand Singh.
Brother in law of producer Praveen Khanna. (Married to sister Kamini Khanna).
Govinda was the original choice for Sunny Deol's role in Gadar.
Had a daughter who passed away at 4 months because she was a premature baby.
Elder sister Padma passed away from cancer. She was the mother of actor Krushna Abhishek and Aarti Singh. Padma developed cancer while she was pregnant with Aarti. When Aarti was a year old, Padma passed away.
Starred in Jimmy Nirula's shelved film " Dulhan Dilwale Ki" co starring Raveena Tandon, Kader Khan. Directed by Partho Gosh. This was in 2000.
Went for a world tour concert with Chunky Pandey, Amrita Singh, Johnny Walker in October 1991. They visited cities in Canada, America and England.
Went for a world tour concert with Salma Agha, Suresh Oberoi and Sonam in May 1989. They visited cities in Canada, America and England.
Went for a world tour concert with Amitabh Bachchan, Sunil Shetty in May 1999. They visited cities in Canada, America and England.
Went for a world tour concert with Neelam, Leena Das in October 1987. They visited cities in Canada, America and England.
Starred in R.K.Jain's shelved film " Aazma Kar Dekh Lo" .The title was later changed to "Engineer No. 1" in 1998. The film was started in 1990 and was never finished . Starring Govinda, Urvashi, Deepak Parashar, Hema Malini,Satish Kaushik, Sadashiv Amrapurkar. Music Laxmikant Pyarelal. Written by Iqbal Durrani. Produced and Directed by R.K. Jain.
Starred in Jackie Shroff Entertainment's shelved film,"Raju Raja Ram". Starring Jackie Shroff, Govinda, Salman Khan, Manisha Koirala, Rakesh Bedi. Produced by Jackie Shroff , Avinash Adik, Prakash Jaju. Music by Anu Malik. Directed by David Dhawan. This was in 1997. The film was finally made as Tom Dick and Harry in 2006.
Starred in the shelved film, United Films Combined "Dil Ke Aas Paas" ( Previously titled Mastana)in 1998. Starring Jackie Shroff,Govinda, Mahima Chaudhary, Rambha (Special Appearance),Anjan Srivastav,Jaspal Bhatti,Satyen Kappu,Tiku Talsania,Indira Krishnan,Nirmal Pandey,Arun Govil,Avtar Gill,Upasana Singh,Music by Rajesh Roshan. Produced by Kamlesh Doshi, Vasant Doshi,Directed by Partho Gosh.
Starred in the shelved film, Rohitasha Movies "Dosti Ka Taqaza"(1990). Starring Mithun Chakraborthy, Govinda. Music by Bappi Lahiri, Produced by Suresh Grover, Directed by Vijay Anand.
Starred in the shelved film, Madhuban International's "Gunhahon Ke Phool" (Gairatmand)(Garazmamd). (1990). Starring Shammi *! Kapoor,Govinda, Farha,Om Prakash,Rohini Hattangadi,Aruna Irani,Raza Murad, Gulshan Grover. Music by Bappi Lahiri,Produced by Dinesh Patil,Kamla Rani, Hashim Khan, Directed by Yesh Chauhan. The film was previously directed by K Shashilal Nair. When Govinda and Shashi had a major problem, Govinda had the director replaced.
Starred in the shelved film, Amiya Art's "Jeb Hamari Maal Tumhara"(1997). Starring Shatrughan Sinha, Govinda,Raveena Tandon,Kader Khan, Shakti Kapoor,Kiran Kumar, Gulshan Grover,Anjana Mumtaz,Anjan Srivastava ,Music by Anand Milind, Produced Pawan Kumar, Directed by Aziz Sajawal.
Starred in the shelved film, Shiv Bharat Films' "Junglee"(1997). Starring Govinda, Kajol,Paresh Rawal, Prem Chopra, Music by Anand Milind, Produced by Rita Rawail,Rajat Rawail,Directed by Rahul Rawail.
Starred in the shelved film,Prince and Prince International's "Hera Pheri"(1995). Starring Govinda, Ayub Khan, Harish,Monica Bedi, Suresh Oberoi,Aasif Sheikh,Tiku Talasania, Saaed Jaffery,Kader Khan, Muisc by Anand Milind, Produced by Mukesh Duggal, Directed by Lawrence D Souza.
Starred in the shelved film, Jupiter International's "Shaher"(1999)Starring Govinda,Isheindra (Govinda's nephew). Music by Bappa Lahiri. Produced by Gyanchand Chauhan,Shamji Patel. Directed by Krishankant Pandya.
Starred in the shelved movie, C.Y. Films,"Yahoo"(2000). Starring Govinda, Saif Ali Khan (Replaced Chunky Pandey),Amisha Patel,Juhi Chawla, Pooja Batra. Music by Jatin Lalit, produced by Kavi Jumani, Amarjit Shetty,Directed by Sanjay Chhel.
Starred in the shelved film," Ek Duje Ke Liye"(1997). Starring Govinda, Manisha Koirala,Kader Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Bindu, Suresh Oberoi,Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Navneet Nishan. Music by Anand Milind, Produced by Maninder Duggal, Directed by Mukesh Duggal.
Starred in the shelved film, Amit Enterprises "Dil Deewana Maane Na" (Dil Laga Ke Dekho)(1998). Starring Govinda, Rambha (Replaced Manisha),Ronit Roy,Saaed Jaffery,Satish Shah, Jaspal Bhatti. Music by Dilip Sen Sameer Sen, Directed by Naresh Malhotra. The film was shelved due to the storyline being the same as Pyaar Tho Houna Hi Tha.
Starred in the shelved movie,Shivam Chitrya's "Hiro Zindabad"(1999). Starring Govinda, Raveena Tandon,Kader Khan, Music by Anand Milind, Produced by Vikram Mahajan. Directed by Kuku Kohli.
Starred in the shelved movie,Sunflag Universal's "Aap Jaisa Koi Nahin"(1999)Starring Puru Raaj Kumar,Sharbani Mukherjee,Raj Babbar,Shakti Kapoor, Himani Shivpuri,Aushim Khetarpal,Raza Murad,Ishrat Ali,Anil Nagrath,Vishwajeet Pradhan,Kader Khan, Aruna Irani,Special Appearance by Govinda, Music by Jatin Lalit,Produced by Saleem Ali Khan,Bhushan Verma, Directed by Saleem Khan.
Starred in the shelved movie "Jewellery Box" (2006) Starring Govinda,Konkona Sen Sharma,Ayesha Takia Azmi,Sharmila Tagore,Soha Ali Khan. Directed b Aparna Sen.
Starred in the shelved movie "Afra Tafree" (2012) Starring Govinda,Suniel Shetty,Mugdha Godse,Aarya Babbar,Uvika Chaudhary,Vimala Raman,Ashwini Kalsekar,Gulshan Grover,Mukul Dev, Music by Amjad Bagadba,Nadeem Khan,Dabboo Malik, Produced by Krishan Chaudhery,Vipin Jain, Directed by Haadi Abrar.
Starred in the completed and shelved movie "Avatar"( 2013) Starring Govinda, Prashant Narayanan, Yashpal Sharma,Raika, Special Appearance by Sunny Deol and Shatrughan Sinha. Music by Sameer Tandon. Produced and Directed by Pahlaj Nihalani.
Starred in the shelved movie Shreya Creations "Chai Garam" (2011) Starring Govinda,Suniel Shetty,Celina Jaitly,Esha Deol,Urvashi Sharma,Jaaved Jaaferi,Rajpal Yadav,Ravi Kishan,Anupam Kher,Music by Anand Raj Anand,Shamir Tandon,Sanjay Pathak. Directed by Aditya Datt.
Starred in the shelved film "Showman" (Earlier titled Con Flick) (2011) Starring Govinda, Suniel Shetty,Kay Kay Menon, Rimi Sen, Vidya Malvade. Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia.
Starred in Devi Dutt's shelved film " Andaz Pyar Ka" (1987). Starring, Govinda, Neelam, Shraddha Verma. The director stalled the film when 3 of Govinda's films flopped at the box office. When he decided to shelve the film, Devi Dutt told the financiers and distributors it was due to Govinda's lack of professional behavior. He claimed Govinda was not giving him any dates.
Starred in Jackie Shroff production " Bhai Jaan". Starring Govinda, Vinay Anand. This was in 2002.
Was going to produce a film titled "Seva". It was scripted by him and was a two hero action film. He shelved the film after Ssukh flopped.
Starred in the shelved film Nitin Enterprises " Ek Nai Disha" (1999). Starring Ashutosh Rana as hero, Govinda in Special Appearance. Music by Kamini Khanna, Produced by Nitin Sharma, A.P. Sharma, Directed by Kirti Kumar.
Sister in law Sangeeta Singh produced the film Himmat( 1996). Sangeeta is married to Govinda's maternal uncle Anand, Sangeeta also happens to be the sister of Govinda's wife Sunita.
Was engaged to actress Neelam in 1986, but Govinda's mother was against the relationship.
Starred in the shelved film "Baja Bajaa Doonga" (1988). Starring Govinda, Aditya Pancholi, Javed Jaffri, Mandakini, Kimi Katkar, Nutan.Produced and Directed by Vijay-Oscar .
In 1988, pop star Parvati Khan had a pop album titled "Masti" released by Venus. Govinda sang two songs on the album with her . The songs names were "Pyaar Mera" and "Khai Jala Baboo".
Starred in the shelved movie Pranlal Mehta's "Love and War" (1992). Starring Govinda, Jay Mehta, Varsha Usgaonkar, Zeba Bhaktiar. Directed by Iqbal Durrani.
Starred in the shelved film Mera Imaan (1988). Starring Dharmendra, Govinda,Shabana Azmi, Mandakini,Amrish Puri, Gulshan Grover.Directed by Ashok Tyagi.
Starred in the shelved film,Vishal Enterprises "Nehle Pe Dehla" Previously titled Namak Halaal. (1996) Starring Shatrughan Sinha,Manek Bedi, (Replaced Govinda), Samrat Mukherjee,Ritu Shivpuri, ( Replaced Shery Ahluwalia), Monica Bedi,Mohan Joshi, Music by Aadesh Srivastava, Directed by Sikander Bharti. Reels:3.
Starred in the shelved film " Jeevan Mrityu" (1993). Directed by Kuku Kohli.
Starred in the shelved film "Nayaka O Nayaka" (1992).Starring Govinda , Jaya Pradha, Rahul Roy.
Govinda's maternal grandfather converted to Islam later in life.
Actress Kumkum is his maternal aunt. Kumkum and Govinda's mother Nirmala had the same father but different mothers. Govinda's maternal grandfather' s name was Vasudev Maharaj aka Vasudev Narayan Singh.
Maternal uncle was famous Tabla player Lakshan Narayan Singh alias Lachchu Maharaj.
Starred in Shivam Chitrya's shelved film " Kunwarji" (2000) Starring Govinda, Raveena Tandon, Kader Khan, Music by Anand Milind, Directed by Partho Ghosh.
Starred in the shelved film "Aakhri Kartoos"(1991) Starring Govinda, Shyamalee, Abhimanyu. Produced by Sanjay Dutt and Indu Choudhry. Sonam was signed to play the lead role. But on the first day of shooting she reported very very late. She cost the producers alot of money. Fearing she would continue with this behavior,Indu Choudhary decided to have her replaced. Divya Bharti was a regular guest on the sets because she was doing Kirti Kumar's Radha Ka Sangam. The film was directed by Kirti Kumar. It was to be a James Bond type film. Meenakshi was also approached for the film but she declined.
Starred in the shelved film,Bahar Pictures "Taandav"(1992) Starring Jeetendra,Jaya Pradha, Govinda,Amrita Singh,Nitish Bharadwaj,Varsha Usgaonkar,Yeshwant Dutt,Mohnish Behl. Music by Anand - Milind, Directed by Ram Govind.Reels:13.
Starred in the shelved film "Sankata" (1987) Starring Govinda,Khushboo, Produced Brijesh Jindal, Directed by Irfan Khan.
Starred in the shelved film H.P Films "Jaane Jaana" (1990) Starring Shashi Kapoor, Govinda, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Raj Kiran, Music by R.D.Burman, Directed by Parvesh Sagar.
Starred in the shelved film "Gherao" (1993) Starring Govinda, Ayesha Jhulka.
Starred in the shelved film 'Seena Jori" (1990) . directed Jitu Savlani.
One of his best friends is Producer Shashi Prabhu. They produced a few films together.
Daughter Narmada Ahuja was born on July 16, 1988. Not 1989 as listed on several websites.
Starred in the shelved film "Soorma " (1986).
In the early part of his career, Govinda's brother Kirti would insist that of a producer came to sign Govinda,they must also sign him (Kirti) for either a acting or singing role in the film. It was common knowledge that Kirti wanted to become a actor very badly and not Govinda. Govinda joined films only for quick money as he was about to get married.
Starred in the shelved film Khoon Jawab Degaa (1989). Starring Govinda,Neelam. Produced by R.K.Handa Directed by Sisir Mishra. The film eventually got shelved due to problems Neelam had with the director.
Surprisingly Govinda gave a interview in the Stardust August 1987 edition magazine stating he was so happy and relieved he split from girlfriend Sunita. He accused Sunita of being a user who was a gold digger and schemer . Govinda went on to add Sunita was the one who spread rumors of Govinda and Neelam.

Personal Quotes (1)

Someone shamelessly wrote that I was caught red-handed with one of my heroines. And to think that I was with my wife at that point of time. Ha!

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