Govinda Biography, Height, Age, Wife, Children, Family, & More
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Govinda, an esteemed Indian actor, comedian, dancer, and former politician has made his mark in the film industry. With a career spanning over 165 Hindi-language and Punjabi-language films, he has cemented his position as one of the most beloved actors in India. You can discover the entire Govinda biography within this article.
Govinda, the esteemed superstar, has garnered acclaim in the Indian film industry, amassing an impressive array of accolades. He has received 12 nominations for Filmfare Awards, along with a Filmfare Special Award and a Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Additionally, he has been honored with 4 Zee Cine Awards for his exceptional performances.
|Real Name||Govind Arun Ahuja|
|Nickname AKA||Chi Chi, Virar ka Chokkra|
|DOB (Date of Birth)||21 December 1963|
|Birthplace||Virar, Bombay, Maharashtra|
|School||Annasaheb Vartak Smarak Vidyamandir Primary School, Virar, Maharashtra|
|College/ University||Annasaheb Vartak College of Arts, Kedarnath Malhotra College of Commerce, E. S. Andrades College of Science, Dist- Palghar, Maharashtra|
|Qualification||Bachelor of Commerce|
|Feet & Inches||5’ 8”|
|Weight||80 kg, 176 lbs|
|Father Name||Aroon aka Arun Kumar Ahuja|
|Mother Name||Nirmala Devi|
|Sibling||Brother- Kirti Kumar Ahuja Sister(s)- Padma Ahuja, Pushpa Ahuja, Kamini Khanna|
|Children||Son- Yashvardhan Ahuja Daughter- Tina Ahuja|
|Girlfriend||Rani Mukerji, Neelam Kothari|
|Profession||Actor, Comedian, Dancer, Former Politician|
|Net Worth||Rs 170 crore|
|Food||Fried Chicken, Moong Dal, Khichdi, Bhindi|
|Actors/Actress||Dharmendra, Madhuri Dixit|
|Song||’ ‘Bahon Mein Chale Aao,’|
|Hobbies||Reading, Listening to music|
|Movies||Guru Dutt, Veer-Zara|
Govinda, born Govind Arun Ahuja, is the son of Arun Kumar Ahuja, who was an actor, and Nirmala Ahuja. His family background comprises diverse ethnicities. His paternal grandmother was of Sindhi descent, while his grandfather hailed from a Punjabi background.
He was born on Saturday, 21 December 1963 in Virar, Bombay, Maharashtra. Now he is 59 years old.
He pursued his schooling at Annasaheb Vartak Smarak Vidyamandir Primary School, located in Virar, Maharashtra. After completing his primary education, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Annasaheb Vartak College in Vasai, Maharashtra.
Wife & Children
Govinda tied the knot with Sunita Munjal on March 11, 1987. However, their marriage was kept a secret for one year as they were concerned it might affect Govinda’s female fan following. Together, they are blessed with two children: a daughter named Tina Ahuja and a son named Yashvardhan. Tina Ahuja made her Bollywood debut in the film “Second Hand Husband” in 2015.
Govinda’s first girlfriend was Neelam Kothari, and it is reported that he was captivated by her beauty to such an extent that he would ask his then-girlfriend Sunita (now his wife) to emulate Neelam’s qualities. In the year 2000, during the filming of the Hindi film ‘Hadh Kar Di Aapne,’ Govinda was rumored to have started dating his co-star Rani Mukerji.
At the young age of 13, Govinda took the initiative to support his family financially by starting a small restaurant called ‘Govinda in Virar.’ This entrepreneurial endeavor displayed his determination and responsibility.
In 1986, Govinda made his debut in Bollywood with the film “Ilzaam,” which turned out to be a hit. Inspired by the film “Disco Dancer,” he diligently practiced for hours and even circulated a promotional VHS cassette to showcase his skills. Since then, Govinda has established himself as a prolific actor, having worked in over 165 films. During the 1990s, he gained significant popularity among audiences and starred in a variety of genres. Notable films from this period include family dramas like “Khudgarz” (1987), “Dariya Dil” (1988), and “Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani” (1988).
Awards & Honours
- 2016: Actor of the Decade at the India Leadership Conclave in Mumbai
- 1999: World’s tenth-greatest star of stage or screen in a BBC News Online poll
- Other Awards
- 1995: Star Screen Special Jury Award for Coolie No. 1
- 1998: Videocon Screen Best Actor (Jury) Award for Bade Miyan Chote Miyan
- 2002: Best Comedian for Jodi No.1
- 2007: Most Stylish Comeback Award by MTV Lycra Style Awards for Partner
- 2007: Star Gold Excellent Comic Actor Award for Partner
- 2008: Best Comedian for Partner
- 2008: Best Jodi of the Year by Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards for Partner (with Salman Khan)
- 2008: Hiru Golden Film Award for Contribution to Asian Cinema
- Zee Cine Awards
- 2020: Special Award for Excellence in Indian Cinema Award
- 2008: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) for Partner
- 2000: Best Comedian for Haseena Maan Jaayegi
- 2000: Best Actor in a Comic Role for Haseena Maan Jaayegi
- 1999: Best Actor in a Comic Role for Bade Miyan Chote Miyan
- 1998: Best Actor in a Comic Role for Dulhe Raja
- 1997: Special Award for Saajan Chale Sasural
Govinda estimated net worth is around Rs 170 crore. He has achieved substantial financial success throughout his career, earning an annual income ranging between 15 to 20 crores in Indian rupees.
Here is a complete television list by actor Govinda.
|Role(s)||Title / Year|
|Host||Jeeto Chappar Phaad Ke – 2001|
|Judge||DID Super Moms Season – 22014|
Complete list of movies by Actor Govinda including First Movie, Latest movies information details Below the table.
|Apmaan Ki Aag|
|Asmaan Se Ooncha|
|Dost Garibon Ka|
|Farz Ki Jung|
|Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani|
|Ghar Mein Ram Gali Mein Shyam|
|Halaal Ki Kamai|
|Jaan Se Pyaara|
|Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharnii|
|Jeete Hain Shaan Se|
|Karz Chukana Hai|
|Kaun Kare Kurbanie|
|Marte Dam Tak|
|Naach Govinda Naach|
|Paap Ka Ant|
|Paap Ko Jalaa Kar Raakh Kar Doonga|
|Pyaar Karke Dekho|
|Radha Ka Sangam|
|Sachai Ki Taqat||1989|
|Shola Aur Shabnam||1992|
|Taqdeer Ka Tamasha|
|Tohfa Mohabbat Ka|
|Zulm Ki Hukumat|
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