Govind Namdev is known for his villainous characters in Bollywood movies. However, he has worked in some significant television serials too.
Govind Namdev is a veteran actor who has performed a good number of character roles in Bollywood movies. He has also worked for some television serials and shows and he has also made a name in movies of regional languages. It should be noted that in his debut movie Shola Aur Shabnam, Govind Namdev played a negative role of a corrupt cop. While he has played some positive character roles too, but one can say that mostly he has played negative or antagonist roles. An alumnus of National School of Drama New Delhi, he has performed some notable theatrical works too. Some of the popular theatre dramas for which Govind Namdev has worked includes Tughlak directed by Ebrahim Alkazi. Some other popular plays of Govind Namdev are The Fools, Cherry Orchard, Andhayug, Othello, Azar Ka Khwab, Matta Villas, and Marco Millions.
Govind Namdev appeared in the television series Viruddh – Har Rishta Ek Kurukshetra which was telecasted on Sony TV in 2007. Namdev played the role of Mr. Sinha in the series whose main lead was Smriti Irani playing the role of Vasudha Raisinghaniya-Verma. Another popular serial for which Govind Namdev worked for was Aashirwad which was aired on Zee TV in the year 1998. In this serial, Govind Namdev played the role of Purushottam Choudhary, a strict patriarch.
also played a significant role in this serial.
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Govind Namdev is a well-known face of the Indian Cinema since the 90s. He is married to Sudha Namdeo and also has three Daughters named Pragati, Megha, and Pallavi. Making his debut as a Corrupt Cop in the film “Shola Aur Shabnam” in 1992, he has contributed over 25 years to the film industry with over 60 films to his credit. Born on 3rd September in 1950 in Sagar, India, he is a critically acclaimed actor who his famous for villainous roles in many films. In 1977, he attended the famous National School of Drama. He has given notable performances in some films, some of which are
Bandit Queen, Satya,
Kachche Dhaage, Mast, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, Sarfarosh, Qayamat, etc. In the year 1999, he was nominated for the Best Villain Award for his film Satya. He also has won many awards like Best Negative Performer of the Year (Male) at Screen Awards, Best Actor at Osian Cine Film Awards in 2009, Best Actor International Osian Cine Fan Awards in 2012, Best Performance (Male) at RAPA Awards and the very prestigious Madhya Pradesh Ratna award. He was last seen in films like
Singham Returns and Main Gabbar. Now, He will be seen sharing screen space with Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan in his film Raees and another movie titled “
In 2012, his daughter Pallavi got married to Vibin Das and the functions were graced by the who's and who of Film and TV industry like Shahrukh Khan, Anoop Soni,
Anupam Kher, Raj Kumar Santoshi,
Juhi Babbar, etc. It was recently announced that Govind Namdeo will play the role of former Indian Prime Minister Morarji Desai in a Joint Production Venture of Hollywood and Bollywood titled “Solar Eclipse”. Directed by Karim Kedar, the film will depict the last stages of the Independence struggle. He will also be seen in a yet to be titled movie on Anna Hazare, an anti-corruption activist and
Project Marathwada dealing with farmer suicide case directed by
Shashank Udapurkar and Bhavin Mehta respectively. He has many more films in his kitty like Dussera based on Bihar Politics; Amrapali related to Gautam Buddha, etc. He is a great performer and has given some of the most power packed performances and is continuing to do so till date.