Actor: Hindi & Gujarati Film Director: Singer: Govardhan
It has passed over a quarter of decade since the release
of unmatched box office hit movie Sholey but still the
memories of Angrajoon Ke Jamane Ke Jailar are
electrifyingly alive in the minds of masses.
The role was performed by a sindhi actor Govardhan
Asrani who still believe in the seriousness of comedy
for the peaceful and cheerful life. In the bollywood
films Asrani is only third actor in comic role after
legendry Jhony Walker and Mahmud for whom success
brought many films which were scripted only considering
Asrani as in the lead role of the film.
Govardhan Asrani or the person more renowned as Asrani
was born in the Royal Rajasthan on the New year day of
year 1941 at the princely place Jaipur and went to
become recognized as the undisputed king of Comic roles
in Hindi movies for more than two decades.
His bollywood career is older than 40 years and has
acted in more than 350 Hindi and Gujarati Films, off
course most of times as a supporting artists with the
role enriched with touches of comedy.
A few years backs
he also become active with politics as during the 2004
elections he campaigned for Congress party at Mumbai
during the Lok Sabha elections.
Film world came to know about the yet another color of
this multi talented performer when he sung two songs,
picturised on him in the film Alaap released in the year
1977 and went on sing a duet with most popular singer
Kishore Kumar for the Film Phool Khile Hain Gulshan
Gulshan in the year followed.
Filmography & Awards
Beside the legendry film Sholey some of other films
which always remain alive with the minds of movie lovers
for the outstanding performance of Asrani are
Chupake Chupake [Prashant] - Abhiman [Chandru] - Bawarch
[Babu] - Chhoti Si Bat [Nagesh] - Biwi Ho To Aisi
During his illustrated long career Asrani was not only
appreciated for the work attitude, dedication and
various roles performed by him but also awarded with
many awards and was felicitated by endless institutions.
Some of most significant awards of his life are
inclusive of 1973 and 1976 Film Fare
Award for the Best Comedian for the
performance in the films Aaj Ki Taza Khabar [ recent
film "Golmal Returned" is based on same central story
line] and Balika Bbadhu respectively.
Gujarat state government also felicitated him with award
for Best Actor and Best Director for the Gujarati Film
Asrani also directed some Hindi films
1974 - Amdavad No Rikshawalo [Gujarati] -
1977 - Chala Murari Hero Banne [lead role] 1979 - Salaam
Memsaab - 1980 - Hum Nahin Sudhrenge - 1992 - Dil Hi To
Hai - 1997 - Udaan