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:

'Naach Govinda Naach' Movie Poster

Govinda starred with Mandakini in Naach Govinda Naach(1987). And boy did he dance!

'Raiszaada' Movie Poster

Was this the beginning of his ‘spoilt-brat’ films? Govinda in Raiszaada.

'Action' Movie Poster

Govinda, Naseeruddin Shah and Brando Bakshi all set for some Action.

'Hatya' Movie Poster

In the musical thriller, Hatya(1988), Govinda finds himself in a twisted murder-mystery.

'Shiva Shakti' Movie Poster

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).

'Bete Hindustan Ke' Movie Poster

With Mithun Chakraborty and Dharmendra in Bete Hindustan Ke.

'Izzatdaar' Movie Poster

Govinda romanced Madhuri Dixit in Izzatdar (1990).

'Apmaan Ki Aag' Movie Poster

Govinda’s tryst with the underworld in Apmaan Ki Aag(1990).

'Swarg' Movie Poster

As Rajesh Khanna’s faithful servant in Swarg(1990).

'Jaan Se Pyara' Movie Poster

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.

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