Govinda or Govind Arun Kumar Ahuja is an actor, comedian and also a politician. He was born on 21 December 1963 at Virar, Maharashtra of India and follows Hindu religion. He started his career in acting after the suggestion of his father to join acting in the film industry. He acted in his first film which was named as “Tan-Badan”. He has played movies with other famous celebrities like Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, and many other famous Bollywood stars.
Govinda was born to Arun Kumar Ahuja and Kirti Kumar who are both actors. He has a sibling sister named Nirmala Ahuja. He had affairs with Neelam Kothari and Rani Mukherji before but is now married to Sunita Ahuja with a son named Yashvardhan Ahuja and a daughter named Tina Ahuja. His height is 5’7″ and weighs 85 kg.
Govinda’s Career and Awards
Govinda started his career after receiving his Bachelor degree in commerce when his father suggested him to join the film industry. He got an offer from commercial in fertilizer and an Allwyn ad. He played his first film “Tan-Badan” directed by his uncle Anand where he played a major role. Later he went on playing movies like “love 86″(1985),”iizaam”(1986). The movie “iizaam” was one of the most hit films of the year. “Street Dancer” is the movie where he break-danced which made him an dancing star. He plays all categories of film from action to romance. He worked with David Dhawan for the first time in 1989 which was an action film “Taaqatwar”.Later on, He also acted alongside with Rajnikant and Sridevi in the movie “Ghair Khanooni”.
In 1990, he starred in the cult classic,”Awaargi”, with the presence of Anil Kapoor and Meenakshi Sheshadri. Co-starring Vinod Khanna, Aditya Pancholi, and Madhuri Dixit the “Swarg” and “Maha Sangram”. In 1992 he played “Zulm Ki Hukumat” and “Shola Aur Shabnam”. Partnering with Dhawan he made “Aankhen”, which became the most grossing film of 1994. He sang in “Dulaara”; “Meri Pant Bhi Sexy” and “Gori Gori” in “Shola Aur Shabnam”.
Known for comedy and high dancing skills, Govinda has earned a lot of achievements during his lifetime career. He won “Filmfare Best Comedian Award” and “Filmfare Special Award” from Filmfare, “Star screen Award Special Jury Award” from Star Screen Award, 4 award from Zee Cine Awards, “Special videocon Screen award from Jury” from Videocon Screen Awards, 2 “IIFA Best Comedian Award” from IIFA award, and 4 other from Star Gold Award, MTV Lycra Style Awards, Apsara Film and Television Producers Guild Awards, and Stardust Awards.
Comedian Govinda is estimated to have an estimated net worth of $25 million. Every movie that he plays, he earns 2 to 3 crores INR. He is one of the most earning actors in the Bollywood industry.
Govinda has a luxurious flat in Juhu, Mumbai. He also owns two bungalows and a number of properties scattered all over India which is estimated to be worth millions. He is fond of cars and owns Mercedez-Benz, Mitsubishi Lancer, Ford Endeavor and Maruti Suzuki Zen.