Govinda

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Govinda

Govinda (born 21 December 1963) full name Govind Arun Kumar Ahuja. He has appeared in many hindi movies, and was originally cast in action hero type roles, before he gained popularity in more comedic roles.

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Background

During the 1980s, Govinda's films spanned genres and included family, drama, action, and romance. He started out as an action hero in the 80's and reinvented himself as a comedy hero in 90's. At one time, Amitabh co-starred with him on his comeback to rejuvenate his market when his comeback films failed miserably. He was recognised the following decade as a comic actor after playing a mischievous young NCC cadet in the 1992 romance Shola Aur Shabnam, with Divya Bharti. Govinda had lead roles in several commercially successful comedy films, including Aankhen (1993), Raja Babu (1994), Coolie No. 1 (1995), Hero No. 1 (1997) and Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999). He received a Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Haseena Maan Jayegi and a Filmfare Special Award for Saajan Chale Sasural. Govinda has played dual roles in several movies, including Jaan Se Pyaara (1992), Aankhen (1993), Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998) and Anari No.1 (1999). He played six roles in Hadh Kar Di Aapne (2000): Raju and his mother, father, sister, grandmother and grandfather.

After a number of box-office flops in the 2000s, his later commercial successes included Bhagam Bhag (2006), Partner (2007) and Life Partner (2009).

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