|Govinda Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||December 21, 1963|
Govinda is an Indian film actor, comedian, dancer, singer, musician, and former politician who is best known for having been cast in a number of Bollywood films as well as for his slapstick performances and dancing skills. Throughout his career, he has received 12 Filmfare Award nominations, a Filmfare Special Award, a Filmfare Award for “Best Comedian”, and 4 Zee Cine Awards. He is known for his roles in films like Partner, Hero No. 1, Coolie No. 1, Jodi No. 1, Anari No.1, Aunty No. 1, Beti No. 1, Raja Babu, Akhiyon Se Goli Maare, Life Partner, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Dulhe Raja, Jeete Hain Shaan Se, Shola Aur Shabnam, Deewana Mastana, Haseena Maan Jayegi, Saajan Chale Sasural, Hadh Kar Di Aapne, Bhagam Bhag, Happy Ending, Kyo Kii… Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta, and Aankhen.
Govind Arun Ahuja
Govinda, Chi Chi, Hero No.1, Virar Ka Chokra
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Govinda attended Vartak College in Vasai and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.
Film Actor, Comedian, Dancer, Former Politician, Singer, Musician
- Father – Arun Kumar Ahuja (Film Actor, Producer)
- Mother – Nirmala Devi (Film Actress, Vocalist)
- Siblings – Kirti Kumar (Older Brother) (Actor, Producer, Director, Singer), Kaamini Khanna (Older Sister) (Writer, Music Director, Singer), Pushpa (Older Sister), Padma (Older Sister)
- Others – Anand Singh (Uncle), Lakshan Narayan Singh (alias Lachchu Maharaj) (Maternal Uncle) (Tabla Player), Radhika (Maternal Aunt) (Actress), Vinay Anand (Nephew) (Actor), Krushna Abhishek (Nephew) (Actor, Comedian), Aryan (Nephew), Arjun Singh (Nephew), Ragini Khanna (Niece) (Film and Television Actress), Amit Khanna (Nephew), Arti Singh (Niece) (Television Actress), Janmendra Kumar Ahuja (alias Dumpy) (Nephew) (Director), Devendra Sharma (Brother-In-Law) (Actor), Soumya Seth (Niece) (Actress)
5 ft 6 in or 168 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Govinda has dated –
- Neelam Kothari – He was engaged to actress Neelam in 1986 but the couple eventually parted ways.
- Sunita Ahuja (1987-Present) – On March 11, 1987, he got married to Sunita Munjal but their marriage remained a secret for 4 years. The duo parents 2 children – daughter Tina Ahuja and son Yashvardhan Ahuja.
Race / Ethnicity
Govinda has Punjabi and Sindhi ancestry.
- Short stature
- Humorous personality
He has been a part of a commercial for Allwyn.
- He comes from a family of artists and entertainers.
- On January 5, 1994, he had a near-death experience while he was traveling to a studio for the shooting of Khuddar.
- From 2004 to 2009, Govinda served as a member of the Parliament of India.
- He has released 2 music albums – Govinda and Gori Tere Naina (with actress Pooja Bose).
- He has worked with actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Anil Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Juhi Chawla, Parineeti Chopra, John Abraham, Sonakshi Sinha, and Ali Zafar.
- Govinda has also been a member of the Indian National Congress.
- He has been cast in more than 120 Hindi films.
- In March 2021, Govinda revealed that in the preceding years, he had made multiple investments and as a result, lost INR 16 crores.
- In April 2021, Govinda had tested positive for COVID-19.
- For a long time, Govinda and his family do not have good relations with Govinda’s nephew Krushna Abhishek and his family.
- Once Govinda had signed 70 films in a single day. But, later, he had to drop some films because of the shooting date issues. Also, 8-10 films closed on their own. He became so busy afterward that he was shooting for up to 5 films in a single day.
- His family had faced great poverty when he was young.
- When he became famous and earned a huge amount of money, he had no idea on what to do with that money and he initially thought of buying 100 trucks or 100 auto-rickshaws.
Featured Image by Govinda / Instagram
Govinda’s height is 5’8”. One of my friends met him in person and he is 5’7”.