Photo of Govinda Govinda

Named for a Hindu deity, Govinda was born Govind Arun Ahuja on Dec. 21, 1958, in Punjab, India, but has spent much of his life in Mumbai. He debuted as a dancer in Tan Badan (1986) and eventually became a bona fide actor in the thriller Hatya (1988).

But Govinda's star didn't truly shine until he teamed with director David Dhawan for a string of successful films. Among their box-office hits are 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) and Haseena Maan Jayegi (1999).

Generally considered Bollywood's top comedic actor, Govinda has continued working steadily in the new millennium, appearing most notably in Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya (2001), Akhiyon Se Goli Maare (2002) and Sandwich (2006).

Govinda in Sindoor

Sindoor

1987 NR

Laxmi (Jayapradha) and Kumar (Rishi Kapoor) are a couple that perform together on stage. When a jealous suitor named Vijay (Shashi Kapoor) destroys their personal and professional relationship, the couple divorces. Though it takes years to recover, eventually Laxmi remarries and vows to protect her stepdaughter Lalita at all costs. Will the return of Vijay once again threaten the devoted wife and mother's domestic bliss?

  • Govinda in Salaam-E-Ishq Salaam-E-Ishq
  • Govinda in Marte Dam Tak Marte Dam Tak
  • Govinda in Paap Ko Jalaakar Raakh Kar Doonga Paap Ko Jalaakar Raakh Kar Doonga
  • Govinda in Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani
  • Govinda in Farz Ki Jung Farz Ki Jung
  • Govinda in Gharana Gharana
  • Govinda in Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharni Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharni
  • Govinda in Awaargi Awaargi
  • Govinda in Bhabhi Bhabhi
  • Govinda in Kaun Kare Kurbani Kaun Kare Kurbani
  • Govinda in Aadmi Khilona Hai Aadmi Khilona Hai
  • Govinda in Ekka Raja Rani Ekka Raja Rani
  • Govinda in Dulaara Dulaara
  • Govinda in Saajan Chale Sasural Saajan Chale Sasural
  • Govinda in Deewana Mastana Deewana Mastana
  • Govinda in Dulhe Raja Dulhe Raja
  • Govinda in Naseeb Naseeb
  • Govinda in Haseena Maan Jaayegi Haseena Maan Jaayegi
  • Govinda in Rajaji Rajaji
  • Govinda in Anari: No. 1 Anari: No. 1
  • Govinda in Jodi No. 1 Jodi No. 1
  • Govinda in Raja Bhaiya Raja Bhaiya
  • Govinda in Sandwich Sandwich
  • Govinda in Partner Partner
  • Govinda in Om Shanti Om Om Shanti Om
  • Govinda in Money Hai Toh Honey Hai Money Hai Toh Honey Hai
  • Govinda in Chal Chala Chal Chal Chala Chal
  • Govinda in Life Partner Life Partner
  • Govinda in Do Knot Disturb Do Knot Disturb