Govinda (born Govind Arun ) is an Indian film actor known for his work in Bollywood. Govinda has received twelve Filmfare Awards nominations, won a Filmfare Special Award, won a Filmfare Award for Best Comedian, and has received four Zee Cine Awards. Govinda is also a former politician. His debut was in Ilzaam in 1986 and has since appeared in over 165 Hindi films. In June 1999, Govinda was voted the tenth greatest star of stage or screen of the last thousand years by BBC News Online users.