GOVINDA THE LEGEND OF 90’S
Govind Arun Ahuja, known commonly as Govinda is an Indian actor, comedian, dancer, and former politician, known best for his work in Hindi-language films. Govinda was famous for his slapstick performances and dancing skills. He is one of the most famous actors of his time. He had worked with many of the great and big celebrities.
BIRTHPLACE :- 21 December 1963 (age 57 years), Mumbai
FULL NAME :- Govind Arun Ahuja
WIFE :- Sunitha Ahuja
CHILDREN :- Tina Ahuja & Yashvardhan Ahuja
|Real Name||Govind Arun Ahuja|
|Nickname||Govinda, Chi-Chi, Virar ka Chokra|
|Profession||Actor, Producer, Dancer, Politician|
|Father name||Arun Kumar Ahuja (Actor)|
|Mother Name||Nirmala Ahuja|
|Brother name||Kirti Kumar (Actor)|
|Sister name||Kamini Khanna (Writer)|
|Children||Son – Yashvardhan Ahuja|
Daughters – Tina Ahuja (Actor), 1 (Name Not Known) (Died when she was just 4 months old)
|Nephew/Niece||Nephew – Krishna Abhishek (Actor)|
Niece – Aarti Singh (Actress)
|Date of Birth||21 December 1963|
|Age (as in 2019)||56 Years|
|Birth Place||Virar, Maharashtra, India|
|Hometown||Virar, Maharashtra, India|
|College||Delhi UniversityAnnasaheb Vartak College, Vasai, Maharashtra|
|Educational Qualifications||Bachelor of Commerce|
|Debut||Film (Actor): Ilzaam (1986)Film (Producer): Ssukh (2005)|
|Awards, Honours||Filmfare Awards|
1997: Special Award for Saajan Chale Sasural
2000: Best Comedian Award for Haseena Maan JaayegiZee Cine Awards
1998: Best Actor in a Comic Role for Dulhe Raja
1999: Best Actor in a Comic Role for Bade Miyan Chote Miya
2000: Best Actor in a Comic Role for Haseena Maan Jaayegi
2008: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) for PartnerNote: Along with these, he has many other awards, honors, and achievements to his name.
|Controversies||On 16 January 2008, he slapped Santosh Rai during the shooting of his film “Money Hai to Honey Hai”. After this, On 5 February 2009, Rai filed a complaint against Govinda, but it was suppressed by the Bombay High Court. After that, In 2014, Santosh Rai went to the Supreme Court, which issued a notice to Govinda and later offered an unconditional apology, and ₹5 lakh compensation to Santosh Rai.|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 171 cm|
in meters- 1.71 m
in Feet-Inches- 5’ 7”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 85 Kg|
in Pounds- 186.8 lbs
|Figure Measurements||– Chest: 44 Inches|
– Waist: 36 Inches
– Biceps: 14 Inches
|Favorite Food||Moong Dal, Khichdi, Bhindi|
|Favorite Actor||Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar|
|Favorite Actress||Priyanka Chopra|
|Favorite Film||Barfi, Swarg|
|Favorite Colour(s)||Black, Yellow|
|Favorite Singer(s)||Udit Narayan, Kumar Sanu|
|Girlfriends, Affairs and More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Neelam Kothari, Rani Mukherji|
|Cars||Mercedez-Benz, Mitsubishi Lancer, Ford Endeavor|
|Net Worth||₹170 Crore ($25 Million)|
1) EARLY LIFE
Govinda was born on 21 December 1963 to former actor Aroon (alias Arun Kumar Ahuja) and singer-actress Nirmala Devi.
Govinda’s mother hailed from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Aroon came to Mumbai from Gujranwala, which is now in Pakistan, to become an actor in the late 1930s. He is best known for appearing in Mehboob Khan’s Aurat (1940). Aroon’s professional career as an actor lasted for 15 years, from 1939 to 1954. In these years, he worked as a hero in 30 films. He produced one unsuccessful film which caused financial loss. The family, living in a bungalow on Mumbai’s Carter Road, moved to Virar, a northern Mumbai suburb, where Govinda was born. The youngest of 6 children, he was given the pet name “Chi Chi,” meaning “little finger” in Punjabi.
2) PERSONAL LIFE
His brother, Kirti Kumar, is an actor, producer, director and singer. His sister, Kaamini Khanna, is a writer, music director, and singer. Govinda’s uncle Anand Singh (assistant to director Hrishikesh Mukherjee), introduced him in Tan-Badan. Singh’s sister-in-law, Sunita Munjal, fell in love with Govinda at this time, and they were married on 11 March 1987, with their marriage remaining a secret for four years. They have two children: daughter Tina Ahuja and son Yashvardhan. Tina made her Bollywood debut in the 2015 Second Hand Husband.
Govinda has six nephews and two nieces in the entertainment industry: actors Vinay Anand, Krishna Abhishek, Aryan, Arjun Singh, Ragini Khanna, Amit Khanna, Aarti Singh and director Janmendra Kumar Ahuja (alias Dumpy). Govinda’s brother-in-law, Devendra Sharma, has appeared in several Hindi films.
Govinda was seriously injured on 5 January 1994 while travelling to a studio for the shooting of Khuddar. The actor’s car collided with another car, and he sustained head injuries. Although he was bleeding profusely, Govinda did not cancel the shoot; after seeing a doctor, he worked until midnight.
After Govinda received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Vartak College, Vasai, his father suggested a career in films. Around this time, Govinda saw the film Disco Dancer; afterwards, he practiced for hours and circulated a promotional VHS cassette. He was offered jobs in a fertilizer commercial and an Allywn ad.
After that he was offered for many ad roles and films whereas he started the career.
In 1990, Govinda starred in the cult classic Awaargi, with Anil Kapoor and Meenakshi Sheshadri. Swarg and Maha Sangram co-starring Vinod Khanna, Aditya Pancholi and Madhuri Dixit were also successful. In 1991, he appeared alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Rajnikanth in the hit film Hum. In 1992 he appeared in Zulm Ki Hukumat, an Indian version of The Godfather, and David Dhawan’s Shola Aur Shabnam opposite actress Divya Bharti. His successful collaboration with Dhawan continued with Aankhen, the highest-grossing film of 1993. He and Dhawan would make several successful comedy films which included: Raja Babu (1994), Coolie No. 1 (1995), Saajan Chale Sasural (1996), Banarasi Babu (1997), Deewana Mastana (1997), Hero No. 1 (1997), Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998) and Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999). The actor sang in some of his films: “Meri Pant Bhi Sexy” in Dulaara and “Gori Gori” in Shola Aur Shabnam. Dhawan and other directors frequently cast him with actresses such as Karishma Kapoor, Juhi Chawla and Raveena Tandon during this decade.
Govinda’s career had a setback during the early 2000s after a series of commercially unsuccessful films. His only major hit film during the early 2000s was Jodi No. 1 (2001). His other films such as Kunwara, Hadh Kar Di Aapne, Kyo Kii… Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta and Ek Aur Ek Gyarah were moderately successful. Although the actor was nominated for Filmfare Awards for Best Performance in a Comic Role for, Jodi No.1, Kyo Kii…, and Akhiyon Se Goli Maare.
The actor took a break from films during the period of 2003 to 2005. He had no new film releases in 2004 and 2005, although some of his delayed films were released during this time, (such as 2005’s Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen and Ssukh— produced by Govinda and directed by his brother, Kirti Kumar and 2006’s Sandwich) which were box office failures.
Govinda made a comeback to films in late 2006 with the comedy Bhagam Bhag (directed by Priyadarshan), in which he appeared with Akshay Kumar and Lara Dutta. It was Govinda and Kumar’s first film together.
From 90’s to till now Govinda had received many things and more he had made his carrer in politics and as a musicians and as a dancer and many more.