Govinda (full name Govind Arun Ahuja) is an Indian film actor, comedian, and dancer who primarily works in Bollywood, the Hindi film industry. He was born on December 21, 1963, in Mumbai, India. Govinda made his acting debut in 1986 with the film Ilzaam and rose to fame with his performances in films like Coolie No. 1, Hero No. 1, and Partner.

He is known for his energetic dance moves and comic timing, and has won several awards for his performances, including the Filmfare Award for Best Comedian for the film Haseena Maan Jayegi. Govinda is also a former member of parliament, having been elected to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian parliament, in 2004.

Govinda has had a long and successful career in Bollywood, with over 165 films to his credit. He is also a philanthropist and has supported several charitable causes, including the Naam Foundation, which works towards the welfare of farmers in Maharashtra.

Govinda is one of the most popular and beloved actors in India, with a massive fan following across the world.