In the 90s, Govinda ruled the film industry with his stellar acting and impeccable dancing. His perfect comic timing and camaraderie with everyone were one of the biggest highlights of his career. The actor made his Bollywood debut in 1986 with the film titled Ilzam which was huge hit at the box-office, soon followed by another hit Love 86 which released in the same year. However, Ilzam was not the first film that he had signed. The first film that he bagged was his third release, Tan-Badan. The film was directed by his uncle Anand and hit the screens in April 1986.
We recently stumbled up on a YouTube video posted by Lehren in which a young Govinda talks about his days of struggle and how he finally bagged his first film. ''I would travel from Virar to Film City in Mumbai everyday in pursuit of work. It took me couple of hours to and fro and I ended up wasting 4 hours a day on travelling. So, I decided to stay with my maternal uncle in Khar. And continued my struggle from there,'' Govinda revealed.
Govinda then joined Saroj Khan’s dance academy, a fight class and an acting school. He finally made a video of himself acting, dancing and fighting to show to producers and directors. ''My mamaji (Anand Singh) was preparing to make a film at the time which required a more matured hero. So, while I showed my video to everyone, I didn’t show it to him. But he accidentally saw my video and changed the entire story, cast and started working on a film to launch me. Finally, he signed me for Tan-Badan and it became my first film,'' Govinda concluded.
On the work front, Govinda was last seen in Sikander Bharti's film, Rangeela Raja, that featured Mishika Chourasia and Anupama Agnihotri apart from Govinda and the film was released on 18 January 2019.