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Govinda Bio, Age, Daughter, Wife, Movies, Net Worth & Wiki

Govind Ahuja famous as Govinda is a well-known Indian film actor, dancer, and former politician. He is best known for his work in Hindi-language films. Govinda is Famous for his slapstick performances and dancing skills, he is considered a perfect entertainer and a very successful actor in the Bollywood film industry. BBC News Online poll voted his as the 10th greatest star on screen or stage in 1999.

Govinda was born in a Sindhi-Punjabi family on 21 December 1963 in Virar, Maharashtra, India. His father’s name is Arun Kumar Ahuja, an actor, and his mother’s name is Nirmala Ahuja. He had 5 siblings and he was the youngest of them. Govinda was called with a pet name ‘Chi Chi’ and even known as ‘Chichi Bhaiya’. He has a brother Kirti Kumar, an actor, and a sister Kamini Khanna, who is a writer.  Govinda is married to Sunita Ahuja on 11 March 1987. Before marriage, Govinda was in a relationship with Neelam Kothari, an actress, and also with Rani Mukherji, an actress. Govinda and Sunita have a son Yashvardhan Ahuja and a daughter Tina Ahuja, an actress.

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Govinda Wiki/Bio

Birth NameGovind Arun Ahuja
Nick NameGovinda, Chi Chi, Virar ka Chokra
Age(as in 2020) 57 Years
Debut• Film (Actor): Ilzaam (1986)
• Film (Producer): Ssukh (2005)
ReligionHinduism
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignSagittarius
Birth PlaceVirar, Maharashtra, India
Date of Birth21 December 1963
NationalityIndian
Residence105, “Jal Darshan”, “A” Wing, Ruia Park Road, Juhu, Mumbai – 400049
Home TownVirar, Maharashtra, India
HobbiesDancing, Acting

Family

Mother's Name Nirmala Ahuja
Father's Name Arun Kumar Ahuja (Actor)
BrotherKirti Kumar (Actor)
SisterKamini Khanna (Writer)

Girlfriends/Affairs

Affairs/Girlfriends• Neelam Kothari (Actress)
• Rani Mukherji (Actress)
• Sunita Ahuja

Marital Status, Wife and Children

Wife/Spouse Sunita Ahuja
Govinda Wife

Govinda Wife

Marriage DateMarch 11, 1987
Children• Yashvardhan Ahuja
• Tina Ahuja (Actor)
Govinda Daughter

Govinda Daughter

Education

SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityAnnasaheb Vartak College, Vasai, Maharashtra
Educational QualificationBachelor of Commerce
ProfessionActor, Producer, Dancer, Politician
Brands EndorsedNot Known
Career ManagerNot Known

Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements

Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (Approx.)in kilograms- 85 kg
in pounds- 187 lbs

Figure Measurements

Chest Size44 inches
Biceps Size14 inches
Waist Size36 inches

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / EthnicityMixed (Sindhi-Punjabi)
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
S*xual OrientationStraight
Dress SizeNot Known
Shoe Size10 US

Style Quotient

Cars CollectionMercedez-Benz, Mitsubishi Lancer, Ford Endeavor

Favourite Things

Favourite Food Moong Dal, Khichdi, Bhindi
Favourite ActorsSalman Khan
Favourite ActressPriyanka Chopra
Favourite FilmBarfi
Favourite RestaurantJust Around The Corner in Mumbai and Ming Yang in Mumbai
ControversiesOn 16 January 2008, he slapped Santosh Rai during the shooting of his film "Money Hai to Honey Hai" as Govinda alleged that he was misbehaving on the sets at Filmistan Studio, Mumbai. After this, Rai filed a complaint against Govinda, but it was suppressed by the Bombay High Court. After that, Rai went to the Supreme Court, which issued a notice to Govinda and later offered an unconditional apology, and ₹5 lakh compensation to the victim.

Life Journey

Govinda completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Annasaheb Vartak College, Vasai, Maharashtra. Later, He worked in a fertilizer commercial and also in an Allwyn advertisement. He started struggling for movies as he had a filmy background. During his struggling period, he joined Roshan Taneja School of Acting, Saroj Khan Dance classes.

Govinda circulated CDs of his dancing and acting to get work. One day his maternal uncle who was a producer watched his performance and cast him in the Film Tan Badan which was the first movie of Govinda in a lead role.

Govinda Net Worth

According to Woodgram, Govinda’s net worth in 2020 is estimated at INR 151.28 crores ($20 Million). Govinda’s net worth is apprehensive of his brand endorsements.

Estimated Net Worth in 2020 (Approx)$20 Million
Estimated Net Worth in 2019(Approx)Under Review
SalaryINR 2-3 Crores/film
Income SourceActor, Producer, Dancer, Politician

Career

After debut, he acted in no. of the film like Love 86, Khudgarz, Hatya, Dariya Dil, Jeete Hain Shan Se, Hum, Marte Dam Tak, Jung Baz, Taaquatwar, and Gair that gave a mix response.

In 90s Awaargi, Swarg, and Maha Sangram are successful. in 1990 Zulm Ki Hukumat, Shola Aur Shabnam, Aankhe, Raja Babu, Coolie No.1, Sajan Chale Sasural, Banarsi Babu, Deewana Mastana, Hero No 1, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Haseena Maan Jayegi films were released. Govinda also sang some songs for his films like Meri Pant Bhi sexy, Gori Gori, etc.

Up to now, Govinda acted in more than 160 movies among them film Partner is Govinda’s biggest success. Govinda showed his talent in Singing as well as in acting. He sang songs for many of his movies and also launched two music album Govinda(1998), Gori Tere Naina(2013). Govinda produced a movie Abhinay Chakra in which he himself is in the lead role. Abhinay Chakra is going to be released in 2016.

Govinda also worked as a politician for Indian National Congress. He was elected as the seventh Member of Parliament for the Mumbai North Constituency of Maharashtra, 2004 after defeating Ram Naik of the Bharatiya Janata Party. In 2009 he left politics to concentrate more on films.

Movies List

1986Love 86
Ilzaam
Tan-Badan
Sadaa Suhagan
Duty
1987Dadagiri
Pyaar Karke Dekho
Mera Lahoo
Marte Dam Tak
Khudgarz
Sindoor
1988Shiv Shakti
Dariya Dil
Ghar Mein Ram Gali Mein Shyam
Pyaar Mohabbat
Hatya
Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani
Tohfa Mohabbat Ka
Jeete Hain Shaan Se
Halaal Ki Kamai
Paap Ko Jalaa Kar Raakh Kar Doonga
Mera Imaan
1989Sachai Ki Taqat
Dost Garibon Ka
Do Qaidi
Asmaan Se Ooncha
Farz Ki Jung
Gair Kanooni
Billoo Badshah
Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharnii
Taaqatwar
Jung Baaz
Gharana
Gentleman
Paap Ka Ant
Aakhri Baazi
1990Maha-Sangram
Taqdeer Ka Tamasha
Awaargi
Naya Khoon
Izzatdaar
Swarg
Kali Ganga
Apmaan Ki Aag
Paap Ke Dushman
1991Hum
Karz Chukana Hai
Kaun Kare Kurbanie
Bhabhi
Raiszaada
1992Shola Aur Shabnam
Jaan Se Pyaara
Radha Ka Sangam
Zulm Ki Hukumat
Naach Govinda Naach
Baaz
1993Aankhen
Prateeksha
Muqabla
Zakhmo Ka Hisaab
Aadmi Khilona Hai
Bhagyawan
Teri Payal Mere Geet
1994Raja Babu
Dulaara
Prem Shakti
Khuddar
Ekka Raja Rani
Aag
Brahma
Beta Ho To Aisa
Andaz Apna Apna
1995Andolan
Hathkadi
Kismat
Coolie No. 1
Rock Dancer
The Gambler
1996Apne Dam Par
Saajan Chale Sasural
Maahir
Zordaar
Chhote Sarkar
1997Hero No. 1
Agnichakra
Banarasi Babu
Do Ankhen Barah Hath
Loha
Deewana Mastana
Naseeb
1998Aunty No. 1
Achanak
Dulhe Raja
Maharaja
Bade Miyan Chote Miyan
Pardesi Babu
1999Anari No.1
Rajaji
Haseena Maan Jaayegi
Hum Tum Pe Marte Hain
2000Hadh Kar Di Aapne
Joru Ka Ghulam
Shikari
Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain
Beti No. 1
2001Censor
Jodi No.1 Veeru
Albela
Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya
Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta
Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa
2002Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai
Akhiyon Se Goli Maare
Waah! Tera Kya Kehna
Chalo Ishq Ladaaye
2003Ek Aur Ek Gyarah
Raja Bhaiya
Three Roses
2005Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen
Ssukh
2006Sandwich
Bhagam Bhag
2007Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love
Jahan Jaaeyega Hamen Paaeyega
Partner
Om Shanti Om
2008Humsey Hai Jahaan
Money Hai Toh Honey Hai
2009Chal Chala Chal
Life Partner
Wanted
Do Knot Disturb
2010Raavan
2011Naughty @ 40
Delhi Safari
Loot
2013Deewana Main Deewana
Samadhi
Samadhi
2014Holiday
Kill Dil
Happy Ending
2015Hey Bro
2017Aa Gaya Hero
2018FryDay
2019Rangeela Raja
Chashma Chadha

Facts About Govinda

  • Does Govinda Drink Alcohol?: Yes
  • Does Govinda Smoke?: Yes
  • Govinda used to have such a craze of watching movies that he used to save money, especially for watching movies.
  • His mother, Nazeem was a Muslim but got converted into Hinduism and changed her name to Nirmala Devi.
  • Govinda had a very tough childhood, as his father produced only one film in his entire career, and that too a big flop, due to which they had to shift to semi-rural semiurban areas from a bungalow.
  • He was once rejected for a steward’s job at the Taj Mahal Hotel because his English wasn’t up to the mark.
  • Her mother wanted him to become a banker and never wanted him to become an actor. Even, he gave so many auditions, which were kept hidden from his mother.
  • Initially, he was rejected by Rajashri Studios many times, when he auditioned for various roles.
  • He debuts as a supporting role in the film Ilzaam, he made his mark with his dancing moves in the song I Am A Street Dancer.
  • On 11 March 1987, he tied the knot with his love Sunita, but their marriage was kept hidden from the media for the next four years.
  • In 1994, he met with a major car accident and got many head injuries, but he didn’t cancel his shoot of the movie Khudaar because of this.
  • His movie Aunty No.1 was named “Aunty” initially, but as No.1 was lucky for Govinda, so, it was added to the title afterward.
  • He was the first choice for the role of Tara in the film Gadar, which later went to Sunny Deol. He was also offered roles in films Taal and Devdas, but he declined all of them.
  • Govinda is known as the “King of Swag” in Bollywood because of his ultimate expressions.
  • In his long career, he has never been punctual on sets or on his work due to which his filmmakers and co-workers have suffered a lot.
  • He once told that except for Hatya and Swarg, he doesn’t like any of his films.

FAQs

Why has Govinda flopped?

Trying to foray into politics was one of the biggest mistakes of Govinda’s Bollywood career, as he eventually lost out on his stardom. Apart from politics, his immense indulgence in spirituality is also another reason for the downward streak in his career.

Why is Krishna called Govinda?

Since as Krishna, He was a cowherd, Krishna may also be referred to as Govinda. He is Govinda because He gives us the power of speech. It was Lord Narayana who suggested to Indra that he fashion the Vajrayudham from Dadichi’s backbone. The Vajrayudham is also called ‘Go’.

Is Govinda’s wife Sunita Nepali?

Sunita Ahuja was born to a Punjabi father and Nepali mother. She has an elder sister and a brother.

Is Govinda offered Avatar?

Govinda had said in an interview to journalist Rajat Sharma, on his show Aap Ki Adalat, that he was offered the lead role in director James Cameron’s 2009 blockbuster, Avatar. He rejected the film as he didn’t want to wear the body paint for hours (there was nobody paint involved).

Is Govinda a good actor?

Many fellow actors like Salman still consider Govinda to be the best actor from their generation but his choice of movies and his attitude to some extent unhinged his career. Govinda’s is a classic case that underlines the need for an actor, howsoever good, to constantly reinvent himself with time.

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