Govardhan Asrani popularly known simply as Asrani, is an actor in Indian films whose bollywood career has seen some of the biggest blockbusters. He was born on 1 January 1941 in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

More Than 300 Hindi & Gujarati Films

He has acted in more than 300 Hindi & 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 Bawarchi and Nagesh in Chhoti si baat.
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 Kumar for the film Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan. Asrani recently made a special appearance in the Punjabi film Yaariyan.

Awards and Reorganisation

  • Best Actor, Best Director Award from Gujarat State Government for "Saat Qaidi" (Gujarati)
  • Filmfare Award for best comedian in 1973 - Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar
  • Filmfare Award for best comedian in 1976- Balika Badhu
  • Shama Sushama Award for Best Comedian - Anhonee
  • Filmfare Award for best comedian in 1990

Hasrat was also awarded a doctorate from the World University Round Table.

Asrani's Film Catalog