- Govardhan Asrani
birthname = Govardhan Asrani
birthdate = birth date and age|1941|1|1
occupation = actor, poducer
years active = 1995-present
Govardhan Asrani ( _hi. गोवरधन असराणी, born
1 January 1941in Jaipur, India), popularly known simply as Asrani, is an actor in Indian films whose Bollywoodcareer has spanned over 35 years.
He has acted in more than 300
Hindiand 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 Bawarchiand 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 Kumarfor the film "Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan".
Asrani recently made a special appearance in the Punjabi film "
* Best Actor, Best Director Award from Gujarat State Government for "Saat Qaidi" (Gujarati)
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 SushamaAward for Best Comedian - Anhonee
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