Govardhan Asrani

Govardhan Asrani

Infobox actor

birthname = Govardhan Asrani
birthdate = birth date and age|1941|1|1
birthplace = Jaipur, India
occupation = actor, poducer
years active = 1995-present

Govardhan Asrani ( _hi. गोवरधन असराणी, born 1 January 1941 in Jaipur, India), popularly known simply as Asrani, is an actor in Indian films whose Bollywood career has spanned over 35 years.

He has acted in more than 300 Hindi and Gujarati films, mostly in supporting roles of a comedic nature, but some memorable and with an important role in Gujarati films and the storyline, such as the jailer in Sholay, Prashant in Chupke Chupke, Chandru in Abhimaan, Babu in Bawarchi and Nagesh in Chhoti Si Baat.

Asrani recently branched into politics as well(2004). He joined the Congress party in 2004 as a spokesman to help campaign for the Lok Sabha elections.

Asrani has also directed some movies:
* Udaan 1997
* Dil Hi To Hai 1992
* Hum Nahin Sudhrenge 1980
* Salaam Memsaab 1979
* Chala Murari Hero Banne 1977
* Amdavad No Rikshawalo 1974

In 1977, Asrani sang two songs in the movie Alaap, both were picturised onto him. A year later he sang a duet with the singing legend Kishore Kumar for the film "Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan".

Asrani recently made a special appearance in the Punjabi film "Yaariyan".


* Best Actor, Best Director Award from Gujarat State Government for "Saat Qaidi" (Gujarati)
* Nominated Filmfare Award "Best Supporting Actor" - Abhimaan
* Filmfare Award for best comedian - Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar 1973
* Filmfare Award for best comedian - Balika Badhu 1976
* Shama Sushama Award for Best Comedian - Anhonee


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