About Govinda (Arun) Ahuja

Birth Name: Govind Arun Ahuja

Govinda has acted in over 120 films since his debut in 1986. Govinda is best-known for his comedy related roles; his powerful contribution in dancing in bollywood is inevitable.

Date of Birth: 21 December 1963

Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Biography:

FGovinda's mother, Nazeem who was Muslim had converted to Hinduism and adopted the name Nirmala Devi. Govinda's father Arun and Nirmala first met during the making of the film Savera, in which they were cast opposite each other. They married in 1941.

Govinda studied in an engineering college at Lahore. Veteran producer Mehboob Khan brought him to Mumbai in 1937 and cast him in Ek Hi Raasta as the leading man.

The only film Ahuja ever produced was a flop. Unable to bear the loss, his health failed. The family, living in a bungalow on Mumbai's upmarket Carter Road, later moved to Virar. Since his father was unable to work, Nirmala Devi brought up the children through hard times in Mumbai.

Govinda had great success with family based movies such as Dariya Dil(1988),Swarg(1990)and Hum(1991).He worked with David Dhawan for the first time in the 1989 action film Taaqatwar. He then formed a successful collaboration with him and then went onto act in 18 movies directed by him most of which were comedy films. The most successful films during their collaboration included Shola Aur Shabnam(1992), Aankhen(1993), Raja Babu(1994), Coolie No. 1(1995), Saajan Chale sasural(1996), Hero No. 1(1997), Deewana Mastana(1997), Bade Miyan Chote Miyan(1998), Haseena Maan Jaayegi(1999), Jodi No. 1(2001) and Partner(2007)

Having huge success in comedy based roles; he then also tried his luck for a villainous role in the movie 'Shikari' directed by N.Chandra. His performance in the movie was critically acclaimed. After a bad phase during 2002 until 2005, he actually made the biggest ever successful comeback ever witnessed in Bollywood with a number of hits, starting with bhagam bhag in 2006 and a critically praised performance in salaam e ishq in 2007.

After His latest 2007 release is the David Dhawan directed romantic comedy Partner. The film became the second highest domestic opening week gross for an Indian film and became a blockbuster and is ranked in the top 3 movies of 2007 in India.

Amongst other work he has come on as a guest on indian reality shows which are based on the X factor and strictly come dancing in the UK.

Personal Life:

Govinda's maternal uncle Anand Singh, who was assistant director to 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 has two children, Narmada and Yashvardhan.

Controversy:

The first incident occurred when the actor slapped an onlooker on the sets of the movie Money Hai to Honey Hai (2008). The onlooker had apparently trespassed into the shooting area and refused to leave even when Govinda requested him to do so. The actor lost his cool and slapped him. The incident died down as the onlooker quickly left the sets and did not file any complaint.

The second slap generated even more controversy as this time Govinda's victim was none other than the director of the movie for which he was shooting. The actor was shooting for the movie Do Lucky. As per the script, Govinda was to be slapped by his co-star Aryan Vaid. However, the slap he received from Aryan Vaid was so hard that the actor was furious. Media reports stated that he walked up to the director Neeraj Vora, slapped him and stormed out leaving a stunned set behind him

Filmography:

As as actor

    Afra Tafri (2012) (Under Production) Delhi Safari (August 26, 2011) (Completed) ... Militant Monkey (Voiceover) Naughty @ 40 (April 29, 2011) (Released) ... Harvinder Aka Happy Con Flick (2011) (Under Production) Mastana (2011) (Stuck/On Hold) Manchali (2011) (To Go On Floor)... Special Appearance Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai (2011) (Completed) Mastermind (2011) (To Go On Floor) Indra Kumar'S Next (2011) (Under Production) Run Bhola Run (2011) (Completed) Don'T Worry (2011) (Completed) Partner 2 (2011) (Under Production) Loot (2011) (Under Production) Fame (2011) (To Go On Floor) Chai Garam (2011) (Under Production)... Bengali Babu Non Stop Fun (2011) (Under Production)... Special Appearance Raavan (June 18, 2010) (Released)... Sanjeevani Kumar Do Knot Disturb (October 2, 2009) (Released) ... Raj Wanted (September 18, 2009) (Released)... Special Appearance Life Partner (August 14, 2009) (Released) ... Jeet Oberoi Chal Chala Chal (February 6, 2009) (Released) ... Deepak Money Hai Toh Honey Hai (July 25, 2008) (Released)... Bobby Arora Humsey Hai Jahaan (June 6, 2008) (Released) Om Shanti Om (November 9, 2007) (Released) ... Himself (Special Appearance) Partner (July 20, 2007) (Released)... , Bhaskar Devakar Chudhary Jahan Jaaeyega Hamen Paaeyega (July 6, 2007) (Released)... Karan Salaam-E-Ishq (January 26, 2007) (Released) ... Raju Aka Taxiwala Bhagam Bhag (December 22, 2006) (Released) ... Babla Dil Laga Ke Dekho (2006) Sandwich (2006) (Released) Jewellery Box (2006) Ssukh (June 17, 2005) (Released)... Chandraprakash Sharma Khullam Khulla Pyaar Kare (April 29, 2005) (Released)... Raja/Vicky Raja Bhaiya (October 24, 2003) (Released) ... Raja Bhaiya Ek Aur Ek Gyarah (March 28, 2003) (Released) ... Tara Chalo Ishq Ladaaye (December 27, 2002) (Released)... Pappu Waah! Tera Kya Kehna (November 1, 2002) (Released)... Raj Oberoi/Banne Khan Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai (April 26, 2002) (Released)... Sunder Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare (2002) (Released) ... Raj Oberoi Aamdani Athanni Kharcha Rupaiya (December 21, 2001) (Released)... Bhimsha Kyonkii Main Jhuth Nahi Bolta (September 21, 2001) (Released)... Raj Malhotra Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya (September 7, 2001) (Released)... Prem Albela (April 20, 2001) (Released)... Sonia Jodi No.1 (April 13, 2001) (Released)... Veeru Censor (April 6, 2001) (Released)... Special Appearance (Song Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hai (October 13, 2000) (Released)... Ganga Shikari (October 6, 2000) (Released)... Om Srivastav/Mahendra Pratap Singh Joru Ka Ghulam (June 16, 2000) (Released) ... Raja Yahhuu (2000) Hadh Kar Di Aapne (2000) (Released)... Raj Malhotra Alias Raju Kunwara (2000) (Released)... Rajoo Beti No.1 (2000) (Released)... Bharat Bhatnagar Hum Tum Pe Marte Hain (September 24, 1999) (Released)... Rahul Kumar Haseena Maan Jaayegi (June 25, 1999) (Released)... Monu Rajaji (May 21, 1999) (Released)... Raja Anari No. 1 (April 9, 1999) (Released)... Raja/Rahul Saxena Naseeb (December 18, 1998) (Released)... Krishna Prasad Pardesi Babu (November 13, 1998) (Released) ... Raju Pardesi Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan (October 16, 1998) (Released)... Pyare Mohan/Chote Miyan Maharaja (September 4, 1998) (Released) ... Kohinoor Karan Dulhe Raja (July 10, 1998) (Released)... Raja Achanak (June 12, 1998) (Released)... Arjun Nanda Aunty No. 1 (May 1, 1998) (Released)... Gopi/Aunty Banarsi Babu (January 30, 1998) (Released) ... Gopi Deewana Mastana (October 10, 1997) (Released) ... Bunnu Do Aankhen Barah Haath (July 11, 1997) (Released) Agni Chakra (February 26, 1997) (Released) ... Amar Hero No.1 (February 21, 1997) (Released) ... Rajesh Malhotra Kaun Rokega Mujhe (1997) (Released) Loha (1997) (Released) Chhote Sarkar (November 22, 1996) (Released) ... Amar/Rohit Zordaar (October 11, 1996) (Released) Maahir (July 26, 1996) (Released)... Shankar Saajan Chale Sasural (April 12, 1996) (Released)... Shyamsunder Apne Dam Par (March 15, 1996) (Released) ... Special Appearance Gambler (December 8, 1995) (Released)... Inspector Dayashankar Rock Dancer (November 3, 1995) (Released) ... Guest Coolie No. 1 (June 30, 1995) (Released) ... Raju Kismat (June 16, 1995) (Released)... Ajay Hathkadi (March 31, 1995) (Released)... ACP Suraj Chauhan/Rajnikant Andolan (March 3, 1995) (Released)... Aniket Brahma (September 2, 1994) (Released) Aag (August 19, 1994) (Released)... Birju Ekka Raja Rani (June 24, 1994) (Released) ... Sagar Andaaz Apna Apna (April 11, 1994) (Released) ... Special Appearance,Himself Khuddar (March 25, 1994) (Released)... Police Inspector Siddhant Sure Dulara (January 28, 1994) (Released)... Raja Raja Babu (January 21, 1994) (Released) ... Raja Babu Rakhwale (1994) (Released) Beta Ho To Aisa (1994) (Released) Prem Shakti (1994) (Released) Bhagyawan (December 10, 1993) (Released) Muqabla (May 14, 1993) (Released) Aankhen (April 9, 1993) (Released)... Bunnu/Gowri Shankar Prateeksha (December 4, 1992) (Released) ... Raja Zakhmon Ka Hisaab (1993) (Released)... Suraj Kumar Teri Payal Meree Geet (1993) (Released) Aadmi Khilona Hai (1993) (Released)... Sharad Verma Baaz (November 6, 1992) (Released) Zulm Ki Hukumat (July 17, 1992) (Released) ... Inspector Pratap Kohli Radha Ka Sangam (July 1992) (Released) Shola Aur Shabnam (February 7, 1992) (Released)... Karan Jaan Se Pyara (1992) (Released)... Inspector Jai/Sunder Bhabhi (August 23, 1991) (Released)... Brother-In-Law Karz Chukana Hai (April 26, 1991) (Released) ... Ravi Hum (February 1, 1991) (Released)... Vijay Kaun Kare Kurbani (1991) (Released) Raeeszada (1991) (Released) Kali Ganga (June 1, 1990) (Released) Swarg (May 18, 1990) (Released)... Krishna Izzatdar (March 16, 1990) (Released)... Vijay Awaargi (January 26, 1990) (Released)... Dhiren Taqdeer Ka Tamasha (January 12, 1990) (Released) Maha Sangram (January 12, 1990) (Released) Khatarnak (1990) (Released)... Dancer (Special Appearance) Apmaan Ki Aag (1990) (Released) Naya Khoon (1990) (Released)... Dr. Anand Paap Ka Anth (December 8, 1989) (Released) Gentleman (July 28, 1989) (Released) Taaqatwar (June 16, 1989) (Released)... John D'Mello Jungbaaz (June 16, 1989) (Released)... Arjun Srivastav Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharni (June 2, 1989) (Released)... Ravi Verma Billo Badshah (April 28, 1989) (Released) Aakhri Baazi (April 14, 1989) (Released) ... Ram Kumar Gair Kanooni (March 24, 1989) (Released) Farz Ki Jung (March 17, 1989) (Released) ... Vishal Aasman Se Ooncha (March 3, 1989) (Released) ... Vikram Malik (Vicky) Do Qaidi (February 24, 1989) (Released) ... Kanu Dost Garibon Ka (January 13, 1989) (Released) Sachai Ki Taqat (1989) (Released)... Sagar Singh Gharana (1989) (Released)... Ravi Mehra Paap Ko Jala Kar Raakh Kar Doonga (September 23, 1988) (Released)... Deepak Malhotra Halal Ki Kamai (August 5, 1988) (Released) Jeete Hain Shan Se (August 4, 1988) (Released)... Iqbal Tohfa Mohabbat Ka (July 22, 1988) (Released) Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani (July 1, 1988) (Released) ... Amar Dhanraj Hatya (June 3, 1988) (Released) Ghar Mei Ram Gali Mein Shyam (January 15, 1988) (Released)... Amar Dariya Dil (January 8, 1988) (Released) ... Ravi Pyar Mohabbat (1988) (Released) Sindoor (August 14, 1987) (Released)... Ravi Khudgarz (July 30, 1987) (Released)... Kumar Saxena Marte Dam Tak (July 17, 1987) (Released) Mera Lahoo (March 13, 1987) (Released) Pyar Karke Dekho (February 27, 1987) (Released) Dadagiri (January 30, 1987) (Released)... Suraj Duty (September 19, 1986) (Released) Sada Suhagan (August 15, 1986) (Released) ... Ravi Ilzaam (February 28, 1986) (Released)... Ajay/Vijay Love 86 (February 14, 1986) (Released)... Vikram Doshi
  1. Tan Badan (1986) (Released)... Ravi Pratap

Lyricist

    Raja Bhaiya (October 24, 2003) (Released)
  1. Shola Aur Shabnam (February 7, 1992) (Released)

Playback Singer

    Sandwich (2006) (Released) Raja Bhaiya (October 24, 2003) (Released) Waah! Tera Kya Kehna (November 1, 2002) (Released) Haseena Maan Jaayegi (June 25, 1999) (Released) Apne Dam Par (March 15, 1996) (Released) Dulara (January 28, 1994) (Released) Aankhen (April 9, 1993) (Released) Shola Aur Shabnam (February 7, 1992) (Released) Karz Chukana Hai (April 26, 1991) (Released)
  1. Khatarnak (1990) (Released)

Producer

Ssukh (June 17, 2005) (Released)

Awards:

Winner: IIFA Award for Best Performance In Comic Role (2008)

Movie: Partner

Winner: IIFA Award for Best Performance In Comic Role (2002)

Winner: Filmfare Award for Best Performance In Comic Role (1999)

Movie: Haseena Maan Jaayegi

Winner: Screen Award for Special Jury Award (1998)

Winner: Screen Award for Special Jury Award (1996)

Movie: Coolie No. 1

Nominated: Stardust Award for Best Actor In An Ensemble Cast (2011)

Movie: Raavan

Nominated: Stardust Award for Best Actor In A Comedy Role (2010)

Movie: Life Partner

Nominated: IIFA Award for Best Performance In Comic Role (2010)

Movie: Life Partner

Nominated: Screen Award for Best Actor In A Comic Role (2008)

Movie: Partner

Nominated: Stardust Award for Best Actor In A Supporting Role (2008)

Movie: Partner

Nominated: Apsara Award for Best Actor In A Comic Role (2008)

Movie: Partner

Nominated: IIFA Award for Best Actor In Supporting Role (2008)

Movie: Partner

Nominated: Zee Cine Award for Best Actor In A Supporting Role - Male (2008)

Movie: Partner

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Performance In Comic Role (2002)

Movie: Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Performance In Comic Role (2001)

Movie: Jodi No.1

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Performance In Comic Role (2001)

Movie: Kyonkii Main Jhuth Nahi Bolta

Nominated: Screen Award for Best Actor In A Negative Role (2001)

Movie: Shikari

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Performance In Negative Role (2000)

Movie: Shikari

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Performance In Comic Role (2000)

Movie: Kunwara

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Actor (1998)

Movie: Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Actor (1997)

Movie: Deewana Mastana

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Actor (1995)

Movie: Coolie No. 1

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Actor (1993)

Movie: Aankhen

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