The most colourful (literally) character in Bollywood, Govinda, celebrates his 47th birthday today. Govinda, born as Govind Arun Ahuja, came to be synonymous with his bright clothing and inimitable acting style. Known as Chi-chi among friends, Govinda followed the footsteps of his actor father, Arun Ahuja, and made his debut with Ilzaam in 1986, which featured the popular dance number Street Dancer.
Check out some of his vintage posters over the years:
Govinda starred with Mandakini in Naach Govinda Naach(1987). And boy did he dance!
Was this the beginning of his ‘spoilt-brat’ films? Govinda in Raiszaada.
Govinda, Naseeruddin Shah and Brando Bakshi all set for some Action.
In the musical thriller, Hatya(1988), Govinda finds himself in a twisted murder-mystery.
Govinda with Shatrughan Sinha in Shiva Shakti(1988).
Govinda as the firebrand youth, Vicky, in Asmaan Se Ooncha(1989) and Vishal in Farz Ki Jung(1989).
With Mithun Chakraborty and Dharmendra in Bete Hindustan Ke.
Govinda romanced Madhuri Dixit in Izzatdar (1990).
Govinda’s tryst with the underworld in Apmaan Ki Aag(1990).
As Rajesh Khanna’s faithful servant in Swarg(1990).
Govinda played the double role of a police officer, Jai, and his mentally handicapped brother, Sunder, in Jaan Se Pyaara (1992).
The star will be seen next in his comedy with Tusshar Kapoor, Run Bhola Run.