Who is Govinda?

Govinda is a popular Indian film actor. Also, he is a dancer and a former politician. Govinda was born as Govinda Arun Ahuja, on December 21, 1963, in Mumbai, Maharastra, India. Popularly known as “Chichi Bhaiya,” Govinda was born to a former actor Arun Kumar Ahuja, and singer-actress Nirmala Devi. He is born with Sagittarius. He was given the pet name “Chichi,” which means “little finger” in Punjabi, as he was the youngest of the six children. 

Quick Info
Full NameGovinda Arun Ahuja
Birth DateDecember 21, 1963
Birth PlaceMumbai, Maharastra, India
FatherArun Kumar Ahuja
MotherNirmala Devi
ZodiacSagittarius
Siblings5
WifeSunita Singh
DaughterTina Ahuja
SonYashvardhan Ahuja
Net Worth$25 million

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The Career of Govinda

Govinda debuted as a film actor by the film “Ilzam” in 1986. Since then, he has appeared in over 165 Bollywood movies. He has been influencing the Telugu actors. Also, the Telugu film industry has been following the acting style and dance of him.

In the 1980s, he gave many hits as action and dancing hero. Later, in the 1990s, he also showed himself up as a comedian. His initial box-office hits are “Hatya,” “Love 86”, “Jeete Hain Shaan Se,” and “Hum.” After his mischievous act as a young NCC cadet in the 1992 romance “Shola Aur Shabnam,” he was regarded as the comic actor in the 1990s decade. Moreover, Govinda has played many successful comedy films. His films are “Aankhen,” “Andolan,” “Collie No 1”. Likewise, “Raja Babu,” “Hero No 1”, “Deewana Mastana.” Also, “Dulhe Raja,” “Anari No 1”, “Bade Miyan Chote Miyan,” and “Jodi No 1”, are his other hits. Furthermore, in 2000 he played “Hadh Kar Di Apne,” where he played six roles of Raju and his mother, father, sister, grandmother, and grandfather.

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Eventually, After having numerous unsuccessful films in the 2000s, he later had the commercial success that included “Bhaagam Bhaag” in 2006, and “Partner.” Moreover, in 2015, he was a judge of the dance contest program on Zee TV, “Dance India Dance Super Mom Season 2”. Also, the show gained the highest TRP of any reality-show opening episode. 

Awards

A highly popular actor Govinda, in total has received twelve Filmfare Award nominations, a Filmfare Award for Best Comedian, a Filmfare Special Award, and four Zee Cine Awards. Besides, in June 1999, he was voted the tenth-greatest star of stage or screen in a BBC News Online poll.

Politics Career

Govinda was elected as the seventh member of the parliament. He was elected in the 14th Lok Sabha elections in 2004 for the Mumbai North constituency of Maharastra, India. Furthermore, he won the election against Ran Naik of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was a member till 2009.

Personal Life

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Govinda and his wife Sunita Singh fell in love during the shoot in the film “Tan-Badan.” The couple tied a knot on March 11, 1987. They kept their marriage secret for four years. Also, the couple has two children together; Tina Ahuja and Yashvardhan Ahuja. Tina made her debut in the 2015 film “Second Hand Husband.”

Net Worth

Govinda, along with earning massive popularity, has been able to make a handsome amount of money. He has an estimated net worth of about 170 Crore ($25 million) as of 2020. He earns about 2-3 Crore from a film.