Happy birthday Govinda: If someone’s early life defines his choices in later life, then it has to be actor Govinda

The actor, who blazed the across Bollywood horizon from 1986 to 2000

grew up in poverty, witnessing his family’s struggle

Actor Govinda made his film debut in 1986. Born Govind Ahuja, he looked nothing like a ‘star

but for the next 15 years, there was simply no stopping him. He delivered hit

after hit and blazed across the Bollywood horizon like a meteor

Yet his journey to the top was one of struggle followed by years of triumph and then a sudden slump

On Govinda’s birthday on Monday, a look at his life’s struggle that was instrumental is shaping his world view

His mother, Nirmala Devi, was a well known classical singer and an actor