Govardhan Asrani, more popularly known by his stage name Just Asrani, was born on January 1st, 1941, in the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. He is an actor, producer, director, comedian, playback singer, musician, and screenwriter and has received recognition for his efforts in Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, and English movies. In addition to English, his films have also been made in Gujarati and Punjabi.
Asrani Childhood and career
Asrani attended St. Xaviers School before earning her degree from Rajasthan College in Jaipur. He completed his degree while working as a voice actor. Asrani put a lot of effort into his goal of becoming an actress. Asrani studied under Sahitya Kalbhai Thakkar from 1960 to 1962 in order to advance his professional career.
Asrani then relocated to Mumbai, the city of dreams, in an effort to achieve success. He met renowned director Hrishikesh Mukherjee there, who advised him to pursue professional training. Asrani enrolled in the Poona Film Institute, currently known as the Pune Film and Television Institute of India, in 1964.
Asrani made an impression on a lot of people there with his abilities. He excelled in his work and departed in 1966. After years of toiling away in Pune, Asrani finally saw success in 1967 with a Gujarati film featuring a young actress by the name of Waheeda.
Asrani’s debut Bollywood movie, “Hare Kanch Ki Chooriyan,” was released in 1967. In addition, he contributed to four further local films between 1967 and 1969. Later, he played unusual characters and supporting parts in films like “Umang,” “Guddi,” “Mere Apne,” “Parichay,” “Anamika,” “Abhimaan,” and “Namak Haram.”
Over the first half of the decade, Asrani also made an attempt at acting as a director. The 1974 Gujarati film “Amdavad No Rickshawalo” served as his debut effort as a filmmaker. His subsequent Hindi filmography includes “Chala Murari Hero Ban Ne,” “Salaam Memsaab,” “Hum Nahin Sudhrenge,” “Dil Hi To Hai,” and “Udaan,” which was released in 1997.
Asrani was only truly content in her life after watching movies. The only thing that gave Asrani fantastic coworkers, friends, and a soul mate other than praise was movies. Asrani and Rajesh Khanna collaborated on more than a dozen films when they were close friends.
The neighborhood was abuzz about their connection at the moment. Manju Bansal and Asrani also happened to cross paths at that moment. After they were married and fell in love, Manju Bansal’s name was changed from Manju Bansal to Manju Asrani.
During this period, Asrani’s life was also changing. He tried singing after acting and directing, contributing his voice to two songs that were ultimately released on his 1977 album “Alaap.” He performed “Manu Bhai Motor Chale,” a duet with renowned vocalist Kishore Kumar, in the film “Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan.”
Asrani experimented with several aspects of filmmaking while also performing. In films like “Bawarchi,” “Chupke Chupke,” “Sholay,” “Chhoti Si Baat,” “Pati Patni Aur Woh,” “Himmatwala,” and “Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar,” Asrani established himself as a comedic actor. “International Khiladi,” “Muqabla,” “Dulhe Raja,” and “Mehendi”
On the other hand, the actor has never had a leading role of any kind. However, even in brief humorous sequences, he was noticeable. Despite having portrayed more than 100 other characters to date, the jailer in “Sholay” remains the one for which he is most known and adored.
The actor, who has appeared in more than 300 Bollywood films, is now regarded as a veteran. He has appeared in approximately 150 Gujarati movies, where he has also performed at his finest.
Asrani Wife and Family
He is one of seven children, and he has three brothers and four sisters as siblings. His wife’s name is Manju Asrani, and the couple has a son, Naveen Asrani, who is a dentist and resides in Ahmadabad.
Asrani Net Worth
Asrani enormous net worth is between $5 and $10 million.