Govinda is an Indian film actor, known for his works in Bollywood. A former politician, Govinda has received twelve Filmfare Awards nominations, and has won a Filmfare Special Award and a Filmfare Award for Best Comedian. He has also garnered four Zee Cine Awards. Making his debut in Ilzaam in 1986, he has appeared in over 140 Hindi films. In June 1999, Govinda was voted as the tenth greatest star of stage or screen of the last thousand years by BBC News Online users.
His earlier films in the 1980s were in a variety of genres such as family drama, action and romantic. In 1990s, he gained recognition as a comic actor after playing a mischievous young NCC cadet in the romantic movie Shola Aur Shabnam opposite the late Divya Bharti. He played leading roles in several commercially successful comedy films in the 1990s such as Aankhen, Raja Babu, Coolie No. 1, Hero No. 1 and Haseena Maan Jaayegi. He received the Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Haseena Maan Jayegi and Filmfare Special Award for Saajan Chale Sasural. He has successfully played dual roles in several movies like Gentleman, Jaan Se Pyaara, Aankhen, Hathkadi, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Anari No.1, Waah! Tera Kya Kehna and Sandwich . Apart from double roles, he has also successfully played six roles of his own family in Hadh Kar Di Aapne, one being Raju and others being Raju's mom, Raju's dad, Raju's sister, Raju's Grandmother and Raju's Grandfather.
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Govinda is an Indian film actor, known for his works in Bollywood. A former politician, Govinda...
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