He could make his audience laugh, dance, sing and cry ! He was the best entertainer of the 90s and one of the few actors in Bollywood with perfect comic timings. As Govinda celebrated his 49th birthday on December 21st, NMTV Profiles the star with dancing feet Govinda ! Born on December 21, 1963, Govinda was just another guy from the remote suburb of Virar in Mumbai, till he began nursing dreams of making it big in films. Filmmaker Pahlaj Nihalani was convinced enough to give him a break in Love 86 and Ilzaam. Both films did well.Before he knew it, Govinda, with his energetic dancing skills and spontaneous performance, was luring the masses and gaining a foothold in the industry and his pairing with Neelam became popular.Govinda has acted in over 120 films since his debut in 1986 but trangely enough, awards and recognition have always evaded this brilliant actor. He has, to date, only won the Best Comedian and Special Award trophy from Filmfare.
Govinda is best-known for his comedy related roles but his powerful contribution in dancing in Bollywood is inevitable. A Super Star of the 90s, Govinda is definitely one of the best dancers and comic stars ever in Bollywood !