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Govardhan Asrani (Hindi:, 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.His wife Manju Bansal is also an actress.

Early life

He was born in a middle class Sindhi family. His father migrated to Jaipur after the Partition of India and opened a shop selling carpets. He has four sisters and three brothers- two elder and one younger. Asrani was highly uninterested in business and very weak


Other Facts

  • Asrani has acted in over 300 Films over the last 35 years and also in close to 150 Gujrati films.
  • Asrani has also directed some movies:
  • 1997 Udaan
  • 1992 Dil Hi To Hai
  • 1980 Hum Nahin Sudhrenge
  • 1979 Salaam Memsaab
  • 1977 Chala Murari Hero Banne
  • 1974 Amdavad No Rikshawalo
  • In 1977, Asrani sang two songs in the movie Alaap, both picturised on him. A year later he sang a duet with the legendary Kishore Kumar for the film Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gu


  • Best Actor, Best Director Award from Gujarat State Government for Saat Qaidi (Gujarati)
  • Nominated Filmfare Award "Best Supporting Actor" Abhimaan (1973)
  • 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 (1973)


Film Role
Khatta Meeta (2010) Vakeel
Dus Tola (2010)  
Paying Guests (2009)  
De Dana Dan (2009) Mamu
All The Best (2009) vidya's father
Billu (2008)  
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