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 Partner


2007 NR

They call Prem (Salman Khan) "the Love Guru" for his matchmaking talents. When nerdy Bhaskar (Govinda) comes to Prem looking for help, it proves to be the biggest challenge of Prem's career. As he coaches Bhaskar in romancing the wealthy and beautiful Priya (Katrina Kaif), Prem finds a real love of his own for the first time in an aloof journalist (Lara Dutta).

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  • Govinda in Sindoor Sindoor
  • 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 Salaam-E-Ishq Salaam-E-Ishq
  • Govinda in Money Hai Toh Honey Hai Money Hai Toh Honey Hai
  • Govinda in Do Knot Disturb Do Knot Disturb
  • Govinda in Chal Chala Chal Chal Chala Chal
  • Govinda in Life Partner Life Partner