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|Name||Govind Arun Ahuja|
|Birth Name||Govind Arun Ahuja|
|Date of Birth||December 21, 1963|
|Birth Place||Virar, Maharashtra, India|
|Father||Arun Ahuja (Producer)|
|Mother||Nirmala Arun Ahuja (Singer)|
|Brother||Elder brother Kirti Kumar,actor and director|
|Wife||Sunita Govind Ahuja on 11 March 1987 (Two children)|
|College Days||Annasaheb Vartak College in Vasai, Maharashtra.|
|Favourite drink||Cow’s milk|
|Favourite Book||Hanuman Chalisa|
|Politics||In 2004, he joined politics as MP from Mumbai|
|First movie||Ilzaam, 1986|
|Address||#105 Jal DarshanA-Wing Ruia Park, Juhu, Mumbai 400 049|
Biography / trivia
* Govinda was born on 21st Dec 1963 to Arun Ahuja,an actor and Nazeem, an actress.
* His father Arun Ahuja was born in pre-partition Pakistan and later he came to Mumbai and made his debut with Ek Hi Raasta in 1937. His mother Nazeem was a born muslim and converted to Hinduism after her marriage with Arun Ahuja, she later changed her name to Nirmala Devi.
* Govinda was the youngest of six children and his nick name was “Chi Chi” which means little finger in Punjabi. Actor Kirti Kumar is his brother, his sister Kaamini Khanna is a writer.
* Arun Ahuja’s health deteriorated after he incurred huge loss in him film production hence Nirmala Devi worked hard to bring up the kids.
* Govinda attended ‘Annasaheb Vartak College’ in Vasai, Maharashtra, he has a bachelor’s degree in commerce.
* He developed interest towards dance after watching film Disco Dancer in 1982 and practiced for hours to improve his dancing skills.
* Govinda wanted to marry Neelam who appeared in several of his films but due to unknown reasons the couple broke up.
* Govinda fell in love with Sunita during filming of Tan Badan and the couple got married on 11th March 1987, they gave birth to two children Narmada & Yashvardhan.
* Govinda made his film debut with Ilzaam in 1986 alongside Shashi Kapoor and Shatrughan Sinha, the film was a huge box office success.
* In 1980s decade Govinda worked for commercial hits like Ilzaam, Love 86 in 1986 alongisde Tanuja, Neelam and Rohan Kapoor, Khudgarz in 1987 with Jeetendra, Shatrughan Sinha and Bhanupriya, Hatya in 1988 opposite Neelam, Dariya Dil in 1988 alongside Kimi Katkar and Roshni, Jeete Hain Shaan Se in 1988 with Mithun Chakraborty and Sanjay Dutt, Marte Dam Tak in 1987 with Raaj Kumar and Farha Naaz, Jung Baaz in 1989 opposite Mandakini and Danny Denzongpa.
* In 1990s decade he had Golden era of his career, he appeared in commercialy successful films like Hum in 1991 with Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth, Zulm Ki Hukumat in 1992 opposite Dharmendra and Moushumi Chatterjee, Shola Aur Shabnam in 1992 alongside Divya Bharati and Gulshan Grover, Aankhen in 1993, Dulaara in 1994 with Karisma Kapoor, Raja Babu in 1994 opposite Karisma Kapoor, Coolie No. 1 in 1995 alongside Karisma Kapoor, Saajan Chale Sasural in 1996 with Karisma Kapoor and Tabu, Hero No. 1 in 1997 alongside Karisma Kapoor, Deewana Mastana in 1997 opposite Anil Kapoor and Juhi Chawla, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan in 1998 alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Raveena Tandon and Ramya Krishnan »”>Ramya Krishnan, Haseena Maan Jaayegi in 1999 with Sanjay Dutt, Karisma Kapoor and Pooja Batra.
* In 2000s decade he had many failures and was able to deliver success with few hits like Bhagam Bhag in 2006 alongside Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta and Jackie Shroff, Salaam-e-Ishq in 2007 opposite Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Anil Kapoor, Partner in 2007 with Salman Khan, Lara Dutta and Katrina Kaif, Money Hai Toh Honey Hai in 2008 alongside Aftab Shivdasani, Hansika Motwani, Upen Patel, Celina Jaitley and Manoj Bajpai, Life Partner in 2009 alongside Fardeen Khan, Genelia D’Souza and Tusshar Kapoor.
* Govinda joined Congress party in 2004 and contested for MP election from Mumbai, he had an undisputed victory with more than 50000 votes in lead from his next competitor who was a 5 time sitting MP of the region.
* He was criticized for his passive political career, during the first 10 months of his tenure as MP he did not even spent a rupee from his MP Fund, he supported the dance bars while Congress Party was planning to propose ban on it, he never participated in any parliamentary debates. After much criticism and realization he decided to quit politics in 2008.
“I don’t like any of my films except Hatya (1988) and Swarg (1990).”
“I flirt with my heroines so that they’re comfortable when we do intimate scenes.”
“You have to work hard and not think about failure and successes. That is everywhere.”
“Worship your mother and respect your father and guru.”
Best movies list
- Shola Aur Shabnam [ Govinda , Divya Bharti , Gulshan Grover , Anupam Kher , Alok Nath ]
- Aankhen [ Govinda , Chunky Pandey ]
- Raja Babu [ Karishma kapoor , Govinda , Shakti Kapoor , Kadar Khan , Aruna Irani , Prem Chopra , Gulshan Grover ]
- Saajan Chale Sasural [ Govinda , Karishma kapoor , Tabu , Satish Kaushik , Kader Khan ]
- Hero No.1 [ Govinda , Karishma kapoor , Kader Khan , Paresh Rawal ]
- Deewana Mastana [ Anil Kapoor , Govinda , Juhi Chawla , Johnny Lever , Anupam Kher ]
- Dulhe Raja [ Govinda , Raveena Tandon , Kader Khan , Prem Chopra ]
- Bade Mian Chotte Mian [ Govinda , Amitabh Bachchan , Anupam Kher , Ramya Krishna , Raveena Tandon ]
- Haseena Maan Jaayegi [ Govinda , Sanjay Dutt , Karishma kapoor , Pooja Batra , Kader Khan , Anupam Kher ]
- Jodi No: 1 [ Govinda , Sanjay Dutt , Twinkle Khanna ]
- Kyon Kii…Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta [ Govinda , Sushmita Sen , Sharad Kapoor , Satish Kaushik ]
- Bhagam Bhaag [ Paresh Rawal , Govinda , Akshay Kumar ]
- Partner [ Salman Khan , Katrina Kaif , Govinda , Lara Dutta ]
- Life Partner [Govinda, Genelia D'Souza, Fardeen Khan]
- Do Knot Disturb [Govinda, Sushmita Sen, Lara Dutta]