Date of Birth: 21st December, 1963.
Nickname: Chi Chi
Address: 105, Jal Darshan, `A' Wing, Rula Park Juhu, Bombay
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Debut Film: "Ilzam"
Film Awards: IIFA Award for Best Performance in Comic Role for "Jodi
Filmfare Award for Best Performance in Comic Role for "Haseena Maan
Star Screen Award for Special Jury Award for "Coolie No. 1".
Govinda was born to former actor Arun Ahuja and singer Nirmala Arun
Ahuja. Govinda made his debut in the film "Ilzam" which was a
successful film. He did a string of movies after that with mixed
success. Govinda was often paired opposite Actress Neelam and together
they appeared in hit films such as "Love 86", "Khudgarz"
Govinda also gave successful family drama films such as "Dariya Dil",
"Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharni" and "Hum" but Govinda is
known more for his comedy films with director David Dhawan. Govinda
worked with David Dhawan for the first time in an action film "Taaqatwar".
Since then he has acted in more than 17 films directed by David Dhawan
and most them are comedy. Some of his Successful comedy films are "Shola
Aur Shabnam", "Aankhen", "Raja Babu" , "Coolie
No. 1" , "Saajan Chale Sasural" , "Hero No. 1"
, "Deewana Mastana" , "Bade Miyan Chote Miyan" "Haseena
Maan Jaayegi" and "Jodi No. 1" . Govinda has acted in
many films opposite Karishma Kapoor and Raveena Tandon.
Govinda also played the role of a villain, for the first time in his
career in the film "Shikari". Although the movie was not a
commercial success, Govinda's convincing portrayal of a sociopath
murderer was appreciated. Govinda took break from acting for some time
and joined the Congress party and was elected to the Lok Sabha, the
lower House of Parliament from Mumbai. Govinda made a comeback to films
in the late 2006 with the comedy film "Bhagam Bhag" alongside
Akshay Kumar and the film was a success. His latest release is the David
Dhawan directed romantic comedy "Partner" with co-star Salman
Khan. The film grossed Rs. 300 Million in India on its opening week, the
second highest domestic opening week gross for an Indian film.
Bhagam Bhag, Partner, Ek Haseena Ek Deewana, Raja Bhaiya, Ek Aur Ek
Gyarah, Chalo Ishq Ladaaye, Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare, Pyaar Diwana Hota
Hai, Albela, Jodi No.1, Beti No.1, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain,
Shikari, Joru Ka Ghulam, Hadh Kar Di Aapne, Kunwara, Hum Tum Pe Marte
Hain, Haseena Maan Jaayegi, Rajaji, Anari No. 1, Pardesi Babu, Bade
Miyan Chote Miyan, Dulhe Raja, Aunty No. 1, Deewana Mastana, Gambler,
Hero No. 1, Banarsi Babu, Naseeb, Coolie No. 1, Dulaara, Raja Babu, Ekka
Raja Rani, Aadmi Khilona Hai, Aankhen, Hum, Izzatdaar, Jung Baaz, Do
Qaidi, Gharana, Sindoor, Ilzaam