Born on 3rd September in Sagar district, Madhya Pradesh, Govind Namdeo had done three years Diploma course from National School of Drama (NSD) and a short term learning course of Film and Television Institute of Pune, before he began acting. After passing from NSD, he worked as a member of NSD Repertory Company for a decade. During working there, he had done several plays. His first break in Plays is 'Tughlak' directed by Ebrahim Alkaji. His other important plays are- Othello, Cherry Orchard, Aazar Ka Khwab, The Fools, Marco Millions, AndhaYug, and Matta Villas etc.
In Television industry, Govind Namdeo had done some critically acclaimed roles such as in Parivartan, Ashirwad, Maha Yagna and Virrudh. He also won rave reviews for his portrayal of historic figures such as Mahatma Phule in the Telefilm Ek Baghi Mahatma and as a revolutionary father of Bhim Rao Ambedkar in the film Baba Saheb Ambedkar.
On silver screen he did his debut with the movie Shola aur Shabnam (1992) in which he played a cop. His major films include, Aankhen(1993), Bandit Queen (1994), Prem (1995), Prem Granth (1996), Virasat (1997), Godmother, Satya (1998), Sarfarosh (1999), Pukar (2000), Lajja (2001), Johnny Gaddaar (2007), Sarkar Raj, Ajab Prem ki Ghazab Kahani (2009) and many others. Govind has been awarded the Best Actor at the Osian's Film Fan for Kabootar (2009) and has been nominated for the Filmfare Best Villain Award for Satya in 1999.
Govind Namdeo lives in Mumbai with his wife Sudha Namdeo and three daughters Megha, Pallavi and Pragati.
Filmography of Goving Namdeo
||Khalbali,Jaane Bhi Do Yaron,Kusar Prasad Ka Bhoot,Naam,The White Land,Zamaanat,Khuda Kasam,Maalik Ek,Dus Tola,Krantiveer
||Aaghaaz,Bawandar,Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar,Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani,Pukar,Raju Chacha
||Bolo Raam,Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani,Wanted,Baabarr,Mohan Das,Ek Se Bure Do,Jugaad,Bad Luck Govind
||Gumnaam ,Memsahab,Sarkar Raj
||Satya, Ustadon Ke Ustad
||Big Brother, Shakalaka Boom Boom, Game
||Sauda - The Deal,Chaahat Ek Nasha,Chehraa,Mumbai Godfather,Nigehbaan: The Third Eye,Shabnam Mausi
||Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo,Garv: Pride and Honour,Gayab,Police Force
||Aaja Meri Jaan, Aankhen
||Basti, Dum, Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon, Market, Qayamat: City Under Threat, Satta
||Chamatkar, Shola Aur Shabnam
||Kitne Door Kitne Paas, Badhaai Ho Badhaai, Dil Hai Tumhaara, Ghaav: The Wound, Junoon, Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein, Pyaasa
||Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar