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Happy Birthday Govinda!

BollyCurry joins together with fans across the world to celebrate his birthday today.

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Today marks the birthday of a famous Bollywood dancer, trendsetter, and versatile actor. Any guesses? Yes it's the birthday of Govinda! BollyCurry joins together with fans across the world to celebrate his birthday today.

Govind Arun Ahuja was born on 21st December 1963 to actor cum producer Arun Kumar Ahuja and singer Nirmala Devi in a Punjabi family. He was the youngest child in the family. He is the uncle of actress Ragini Khanna as well as actress and popular comedian Krushna Abhishek. Govinda graduated in Commerce from Annasaheb Vartak College, Mumbai. He is happily married to Sunita, who he met while working on Tan-Bandan (1986). The couple has two kids Narmada Ahuja and Yashvardhan Ahuja.

His journey in Bollywood began with the film Ilzaam (1986). Apart from being a hit, this movie launched the actor as a dancing icon. He continued to wow audiences with hit movies like Dariya Dil (1988), Hum (1991), and Ghair Khanooni (1989). In 1990, his popular No. 1 series movies started along with several comedy movies, establishing Govinda as a Comedy King of the time. Some of these movies include Aankhen (1993), Coolie No. 1 (1995), Hero No. 1 (1997), and Haseena Maan Jayegi (1999). He continued to star in hit movies starting in 2006 with Bhagam Bhag. His other hits include Partner (2007), Life Partner (2009), Holiday (2014) and the most recent one, Kill Dil (2014). This fabulous star appeared in negative roles in Shikari (2000) and Kill Dil (2014), both of which received much appreciation from critics and viewers alike.

Govinda holds the record of signing maximum films. He has been paired with actors like Shakti Kapoor, Kader Khan, Johnny Lever, Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor, and Paresh Rawal, all of which always turned out to be successful ventures.

He has tried his hand in politics and served as a MP. Govinda lent his voice in the movie Delhi Safari (2007) and made a cameo appearance in Tamil movie, Three Roses (2003) after which he made a Bengali debut with Samadhi (2013). Govinda has further tried his hand at singing with his first track being "Meri Marzi" from Gambler (1995). He then went on to release 2 albums: Govinda (1998) and Gori Tere Naina (2013).

Govinda currently has Hero and Jagga Jasoos in his kitty. Both are expected to release in 2015. There are also several delayed films expected to be released in 2015. They are Abhinay Chakra, Avataar, Afra Tafri, Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai, and Run Bhola Run.

On the special occasion of his birthday here is a playlist of some of his popular songs:
  1. "Tumhi Ne Meri Zindagi" - Naseeb
  2. "I am a Street Dancer" - Ilzaam
  3. "O Lal Duppate Wali" - Aankhen
  4. "Meri Marzi" - Gambler
  5. "Jaana Aa Jaana" - Coolie No.1
  6. "Kitne Dino Ke Baad" - Andolan
  7. "UP Wala Thumka"- Hero No.1
  8. "Prem Jaal Mein" - Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain
  9. "Masti Masti"- Chalo Ishq Ladaaye
  10. "Joru Ka Ghulam" - Joru Ka Ghulam
  11. "Soni De Nakhre" - Partner
  12. "Bol Beliya"- Kill Dil
On behalf of BollyCurry and all the fans, here's wishing this multi-talented actor a very Happy Birthday with bright future and success in every endeavour!

Writer; Vaishnavi V.
Editor(s): Shreya S. and Sonia R.
Graphics: Virina M.

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