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    ! report abuseSeema Saxena
    Seema Saxenawrote on 01 Dec 2010

    Govinda's year of birth has been cited as both 1960 and 1963. According to Govinda's parliament member profile on Loksabha.nic.in, the Official Government website of Lok Sabha, his date of birth is listed as 21 December 1963.

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    Seema Saxenawrote on 10 Nov 2010

    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.

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    ! report abuseSeema Saxena
    Seema Saxenawrote on 29 Oct 2010

    He turned down roles in Taal, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha and Devdas which went on to become successful films.

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    dj draqlawrote on 28 Oct 2010

    Govinda's maternal uncle Anand Singh, who was assistant to director Hrishikesh Mukherjee, launched him in his film, Tan Badan. Anand Singh's wife's younger 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 the initial four years.

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    ! report abuseSangita Bhattacharya
    Sangita Bhattacharyawrote on 18 Oct 2010

    He studied at Annasahb Vartak College in Vasai, Maharashtra. He graduated in commerce. He was not considered for a steward's position at the Taj Mahal hotel, because his English wasn't good enough

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    Seema Saxenawrote on 18 Oct 2010

    The (only) film Govinda's father ever produced was a flop. Unable to bear the loss, his health failed. The family, living in a bungalow on Mumbai's upmarket Carter Road, was forced to move to Virar — a far flung semi-rural 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. Since his father was unable to work, Nirmala Devi brought up the children through hard times in Mumbai.

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    Seema Saxenawrote on 18 Oct 2010

    Govinda’s father, Arun Kumar Ahuja, was born in pre-partition Gujranwala, Punjab (now in 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 Khan's Aurat (1940). Govinda's 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.

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    ! report abuseSeema Saxena
    Seema Saxenawrote on 18 Oct 2010

    He was 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. His constituency was succeeded by Sanjay Nirupam (also from Congress).

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    Making things happen :) wrote on 18 Oct 2010

    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

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    ! report abuseSangita Bhattacharya
    Sangita Bhattacharyawrote on 28 Sep 2010

    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.

 

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