Govardhan Asrani, popularly known simply as Asrani, is an actor in Indian films whose Bollywood career has spanned over 35 years.

He has acted in more than 300 Hindi and 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 recently branched into politics as well(2004). He joined the Congress party in 2004 as a spokesman to help campaign for the Lok Sabha elections.

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.

 

Films Done By Asrani

  • 2018 Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se Nanu
  • 2016 Permanent Roommates Mikesh’s grandfather Web series
  • 2016 Mastizaade Laila & Lily’s father
  • 2016 Murari the Mad Gentleman Mukhia
  • 2015 Sallu ki Shaadi
  • 2015 Dillagi… Yeh Dillagi
  • 2015 Ishq Ka Manjan Santa
  • 2014 18.11 – A Code of Secrecy Habilder-Paholwan
  • 2013 R.. Rajkumar Pandit
  • 2012 Joker Master ji
  • 2012 Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal Priest
  • 2012 Bol Bachchan Shashtri
  • 2012 Agent Vinod Ramlal
  • 2011 Bodyguard Shekhar
  • 2010 Khatta Meetha Karodimal
  • 2010 Dus Tola Sarpanch
  • 2009 Paying Guests Kiska Miglani
  • 2009 De Dana Dan Mamu
  • 2009 All The Best Vidya’s father
  • 2008 Karzzz College Principal
  • 2008 Billu Naubat Chacha
  • 2008 Yaariyan Punjabi film
  • 2007 Bhool Bhulaiyaa Murari
  • 2007 Dhamaal Nari Contractor
  • 2006 Malamaal Weekly Chokhey
  • 2006 Chup Chup Ke Sharma Ji
  • 2005 Deewane Huye Paagal Blind Man
  • 2004 Ek Se Badhkar Ek Don Srikant Ramprasad
  • 2003 Mumbai Matinee Pyarelal
  • 2003 Baghban Bedi Sab (Sardar)
  • 2003 Tujhe Meri Kasam Kashinath Dixit
  • 2002 Dil Vil Pyar Vyar Chandru
  • 2002 Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare Topichand’s brother-in-law
  • 2002 Awara Paagal Deewana Champaklal
  • 2002 Ek Aur Visphot Dr. Daniel
  • 2001 Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa Jhoomri’s Boss
  • 2001 Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar Chandiramani
  • 2001 Lajja Gulab Chand
  • 2000 Aaghaaz Gullu
  • 2000 Karobaar Champak
  • 2000 Chal Mere Bhai Family Doctor
  • 2000 Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa Company owner
  • 2000 Hera Pheri Bank Manager
  • 2000 Mela Kaka/Banwari Baniya
  • 1999 Raja Kumarudu Policeman
  • 1998 Mehndi Tolani
  • 1998 Hero Hindustani Cameroon
  • 1998 Haste Hasate
  • 1998 Bade Miyan Chote Miyan Security Officer
  • 1994 Dulhe Raja Inspector Azgar Singh
  • 1994 Gharwali Baharwali Dr. Ved
  • 1995 Taqdeerwala Chitragupt
  • 1993 Muqabla Soni’s husband
  • 1993 Dil Tera Aashiq Natwar Lal
  • 1992 Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar Dubeyji, Teacher
  • 1992 Laat Saab
  • 1990 Aaj Ka Arjun Chikoo
  • 1990 Muqaddar Ka Badshaah Dhamdilal
  • 1985 Teri Meherbaniyan Munim Banwarilal
  • 1984 Yeh Ishq Nahin Aasaan Jamal
  • 1983 Himmatwala Bhushan
  • 1982 Nikaah Saif
  • 1982 Sitam
  • 1981 Aapas Ki Baat Bhola
  • 1981 Aas Paas Jaikishen
  • 1981 Ek Duuje Ke Liye G. Haribabu
  • 1981 Ek Hi Bhool Manohar Prasad M.P.
  • 1981 Kahani Ek Chor Ki Kantilal
  • 1981 Meri Aawaz Suno Bahadur
  • 1981 Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai Drunkard (Guest Appearance)
  • 1980 Agreement Dilip Kanuchand
  • 1980 The Burning Train Col. P.K. Bhandari
  • 1979 Ahinsa
  • 1979 Baton Baton Mein Francis Fernandes
  • 1979 Dhongee Michael York
  • 1979 Do Hawaldar Bholaram
  • 1979 Do Ladke Dono Kadke Ramu
  • 1978 Pati Patni Aur Woh Abdul Karim Durrani
  • 1978 Badalte Rishtey Anup Chandra Thakur
  • 1977 Alaap Ganesh (Ganeshi)
  • 1977 Chala Murari Hero Banne Murari Director
  • 1977 Kalabaaz Changu
  • 1976 Tapasya Vinod Sinha
  • 1976 Balika Badhu Sharat
  • 1975 Mili Drunkard (Guest Appearance)
  • 1975 Chhoti Si Baat Nagesh
  • 1975 Rafoo Chakkar Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi
  • 1975 Sholay Jailor
  • 1975 Chupke Chupke Prashant Shrivastav
  • 1974 Bidaai Murli/Bhaskar
  • 1974 Ajnabee Chetan Kumar
  • 1974 Aap Ki Kasam Dr. Ghad-Ghad Singhwala
  • 1973 Namak Haraam Dhondu, Shyama’s brother
  • 1973 Abhimaan Chander Kripalani
  • 1973 Anamika Hanuman Singh
  • 1972 Parichay Narayan
  • 1972 Bawarchi Vishwanath Sharma/Babbu
  • 1971 Mere Apne Raghunath
  • 1971 Guddi Kundan
  • 1969 Satyakam Peter
  • 1969 Umang
  • 1967 Hare Kanch Ki Chooriyan Tripathi

 

Awards Received By Asrani

  • 1973 Anhonee Shama Sushama Award for Best Comedian Won
  • 1974 Abhimaan Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated
  • 1975 Chor Machaye Shor Nominated
  • 1976 Rafoo Chakkar Nominated
  • 1977 Chhoti Si Baat Nominated
  • 1979 Pati Patni Aur Woh Nominated
  • 1980 Sargam Nominated
  • 1981 Hum Nahi Sudherenge Nominated
  • 1982 Ek Duuje Ke Liye Nominated
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