Real Name: Govinda
Birthday: 21 December, 1963
Birthcity: Virar, Maharashtra, India
Height: 1.73 m
Spouse: Sunita Ahuja (1987–present)
First film: Ilzaam
Govinda's father Arun Ahuja was an actor in the 1940s and his mother Nirmala Ahuja was also an actress as well as a singer. His brother, Kirti Kumar is an actor, producer and director. His sister, Kaamini Khanna is a writer, music director, singer, anchor and founder of 'Beauty with Astrology'. Govinda's maternal uncle Anand Singh, an assistant to director Hrishikesh Mukherjee, launched him in his film, Tan-Badan. Anand's wife's sister Sunita fell in love with Govinda during the 'Mahurat' of Tan-Badan. They got married on 11 March 1987. Their marriage was a closely guarded secret for four years. The couple have two children, a daughter Narmada (born 1989) and a son Yashvardhan. Narmada will soon be seen making her Bollywood debut. In April 2014, Govinda said that she is still waiting for the right script, she has already refused 30 films proposed to her in the last three years.
Govinda has six nephews and two nieces in the entertainment industry: actors Vinay Anand, Krushna Abhishek, Aryan, Arjun Singh, Ragini Khanna, Amit Khanna, Aarti Singh and director Janmendra Kumar Ahuja. Govinda's brother-in-law, Devendra Sharma has also acted in a few Hindi films.
Govinda narrowly escaped death on 5 January 1994 while traveling to a studio for the shooting of Khuddar. The actor's car collided with 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.
In 2004, Govinda started new innings of his career by entering into politics. In its initial phase Govinda came out with flying colors. He joined Indian National Congress and became a Lok Sabha member from Mumbai by defeating 5 time sitting Member of Parliament former Petroleum Minister Ram Naik by over 50,000 votes. His election agenda was focused on prawaas (transportation), swasthya (health) and gyaan (education). He faced several criticisms as an MP. It was believed by some that Govinda was unapproachable for common people in his constituency that too at the time when Mumbai city was facing a calamity caused by heavy rains.
In 2008, he decided to quit politics to focus on his career in Bollywood.
|Happy Ending (2014)||Armaan|
|Kill Dil (2014)||Bhaiyaji|
|Holiday (2014)||Virat Bakshi's Senior Commanding Officer.|
|Naughty at 40 (2011)||Happy|
|Wanted (2009)||Special Appearance in song "Jalwa"|
|Money Hai Toh Honey Hai (2008)||Bobby Arora|
|Partner (2007)||Bhaskar Diwakar Chaudhry|
|Gambler (1995)||Inspector Dayashankar Pandey|
|Coolie No. 1 (1995)||Raju|
|Shola Aur Shabnam (1992)||Karan|
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