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GOVINDA
Date of Birth 21-12-1963
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Govinda (born Govind Arun Ahuja, 21 December 1963) also recognized as Chi Chi is an Indian actor and politician. Govinda has received five Filmfare Award nominations and four Zee Cine Award, winning two Filmfare Award. Making his debut in Ilzaam in 1986, he has appeared in over 120 Hindi films of the Bollywood industry. His contribution to acting along with his much-publicized personal dancing skills, made him a global figure in popular culture during the late 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s among film viewers. 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.He has collaborated with director and friend David Dhawan in more than eight films. His earlier films in the 1980s were in a variety of genres such as family drama, action and romantic. In the 1990s he gained recognition as a comedy actor playing a mischievous young NCC cadet in the romantic movie Shola Aur Shabnam (1992) opposite the late Divya Bharti. He played leading roles in several commercially successful comedy films in the 1990s such as Aankhen(1993), Raja Babu(1994), Coolie No. 1 (1995), Hero No. 1 (1997) and Haseena Maan Jayegi (1999). For Coolie No. 1(1995), he acquired him a Filmfare Award for Best Actor nomination. For Haseena Maan Jayegi he earned the Filmfare Best Comedian Award. He has successfully played dual roles in movies like Jaan Se Pyaara (1992), Aankhen (1993), Hathkadi (1995) and Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998).After a period of box office flops in the 2000s, his recent commercial successes have been Bhagam Bhag (2006) and Partner (2007).In addition to film acting, he is a member of the Indian National Congress Party. He was elected as the seventh Member of Parliament for the Mumbai North Constituency of Maharashtra, India in the 14th Lok Sabha elections in 2004, after defeating Ram Naik of the Bharatiya Janata Party. In the 2009 General Elections, he opted out of politics to concentrate more on films. However he continues to have political favor from Congress Party. His constituency was succeeded by Sanjay Nirupam (also from Congress). Early life Govindas father, Arun Ahuja, was born in pre-partition Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan on January 26, 1917.He studied in an engineering college at Lahore. Veteran producer Mehboob Khan brought him to Mumbai in 1937 and cast him in Ek Hi Raasta as the leading man. Arun was notable for acting in Mehboob Khans Aurat (1940). Govindas mother, Nazeem who was Muslim had converted to Hinduism and adopted the name Nirmala Devi. Arun and Nirmala first met during the making of the film Savera, in which they were cast opposite each other. They married in 1941.The only film Ahuja ever produced was a flop. Unable to bear the loss, his health failed. The family, living in a bungalow on Mumbais upmarket Carter Road, later moved to Virar � a northern Mumbai suburb, where Govinda was born. The youngest of six children, his pet name Chi Chi means little finger in Punjabi,the language they speak at home.Although some of the sites claim that he is Sindhi, Rajesh Thadani,President of Bihar Sindhi Association has explained that it is might be due to the fact that Sindhi also bear the title Ahuja. Since his father was unable to work, Nirmala Devi brought up the children through hard times in Mumbai. Acting career Early career He studied at Annasaheb Vartak College in Vasai, Maharashtra. He graduated in commerce.His father suggested films as he himself was associated with films. Around this time, Govinda saw the film Disco Dancer and dance became his obsession. He practiced for hours and circulated a promo of himself on a VHS cassette. Soon a fertilizer commercial came his way, followed by an Allwyn ad, finally his very first leading role in Tan-Badan, which was to be directed by his uncle Anand. He started shooting for his next film Love 86 in June 1985. By mid-July, he had signed 40 others. His first released film was Ilzaam (1986), a box office success and the fifth biggest hit of 1986. The film established him as a dancing star. He acted in a string of movies after that with mixed success. Most of the films he appeared in during the 1980s were in the action, romance or family drama genres. He was often paired opposite actress Neelam and together they appeared in several hit films such as Love 86 (1986), Khudgarz (1987) and his brother Kirti Kumars directorial, Hatya (1988). He had success with family drama films such as Dariya Dil (1988), Jeete Hain Shaan Se (1988) and Hum (1991) as well as action films such as Marte Dam Tak (1987) and Jung Baaz (1989). He worked with David Dhawan for the first time in the 1989 action film Taaqatwar. He also worked with Rajnikant and Sridevi in the hit film that year titled, Ghair Khanooni. Political career In 2004, Govinda joined the Congress party, and was elected to the Lok Sabha, the lower House of Parliament from Mumbai with a thumping majority of beating the five time sitting MP by over 50000 votes. In a run up to the polls, Govinda had announced that his agenda will be prawaas (transportation), swasthya (health) and gyaan (education). During the first ten months of his tenure as a Member of Parliament (MP), Govinda did not spend any money from his MP Local Area Development Fund of Rs. 20 million. He started utilizing his fund only when newspaper reports brought this to notice. According to the Thane district collectorate sources, Govinda committed Rs 7 to construct anganwadi, samaj mandirs and resolve drinking water problem of Vasai and Virar residents. However, work on these projects did not begin (as of August 2005), because administrative approval was being awaited. Govinda also took credit for 80% of the quadrupling of Borivali-Virar section on Western Railway (India).Criticism As an MP, Govinda has been criticized for being inaccessible to the people of his constituency, especially during the terrible rains (beginning 26 July 2005) that left around 450 dead in Mumbai. After the rains, while speaking to a TV channel, Govinda claimed that he had got Rs 150 million sanctioned for his flood-hit constituency after speaking to Sonia Gandhi. However, his own party colleagues contested the claim. Mohan Adhikari, the president of Palghar Congress Unit went on record saying that "not a single paisa" had been received. During his tenure as an MP, Govinda embarrassed his party, Congress, by coming out in open to support actor Shakti Kapoor, who had been caught in a sting operation, asking for sexual favours from a television reporter posing as a Bollywood aspirant. He also opposed the ban on dance bars, which embarrassed the Congress-NCP led Democratic Front Government, which had proposed the ban. During his tenure as the Member of Parliament, he was criticized for never playing any active role. He was mostly absent while the house was in session. He also did not participate in any debates or raise any queries regarding his constituency.On 20 January 2008, he decided to quit politics to concentrate on his acting career in Bollywood. Personal life Govindas father Arun Ahuja was an actor in the 1940s and his mother Nirmala Ahuja was also an actress as well as a singer. His brother, Kirti Kumar is an actor, producer and director. His sister, Kaamini Khanna is a writer, music director, singer, anchor and founder of Beauty with Astrology. Govinda has six nephews and two nieces in the entertainment industry: actors Vinay Anand, Krushna Abhishek, Aryan, Arjun Singh, Ragini Khanna, Amit Khanna, Aarti Singh and director Janmendra Kumar Ahuja. Govindas brother-in-law, Devendra Sharma has also acted in a few Hindi films.Govindas maternal uncle Anand Singh, who was assistant to director Hrishikesh Mukherjee, launched him in his film, Tan Badan. Anands wifes sister Sunita fell in love with Govinda during the Mahurat of Tan Badan. They got married on 11 March 1987. Their marriage was a closely guarded secret for four years. The couple have two children, Narmada and Yashvardhan. Govinda narrowly escaped death on 5 January 1994 while traveling to a studio for the shooting of Khuddar (1994). The actors car collided with another car, resulting in him sustaining injuries to his head. Though bleeding profusely, Govinda did not cancel the shooting. After visiting a doctor, he shot for the film till midnight. Awards Filmfare Awards Winner 1997 - Filmfare Special Award for Saajan Chale Sasural 1999 - Filmfare Best Comedian Award, Haseena Maan Jaayegi Nominated: 1994 - Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Aankhen 1996 - Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Coolie No. 1 1997 - Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Saajan Chale Sasural 1998 - Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Deewana Mastana 1999 - Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Bade Miyan Chote Miyan 2000 - Filmfare Best Villain Award forShikari 2001 - Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for Kunwara 2002 - Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for Jodi No.1 2002 - Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta 2003 - Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for Akhiyon Se Goli Maare Other Awards Winner 1995 - Star Screen Award Special Jury Award for Coolie No. 1 1998 - Lux Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role for Dulhe Raja 1998 - Special Videocon Screen award from Jury for overall performance 1999 - Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role for Bade Miyan Chote Miyan 2000 - Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role for Haseena Maan Jaayegi 2002 - IIFA Best Comedian Award for Jodi No.1 2007 - "Excellent Comic Actor" Award at the Star Gold Comedy Honors 2007 - Most Stylish Comeback Award at the MTV Lycra Style Awards 2008 - Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards, "NDTV Imagine Best Jodi of the Year 2007" along with Salman Khan. 2008 - Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role � Male for Partner 2008 - IIFA Best Comedian Award for Partner

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