Ramanand Sagar Ramayana: Real names and career of leading actors of Ramayana

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Ramayana serial characters names list – Ramayana is an Indian Mythology Television series created, written, and directed by Ramanand Sagar. This series was first aired on Doordarshan in 1987-1988 and is now being re-telecast on DD National since 28 March 2020.

The series is a television adaption of the ancient Hindu Epic, ‘Ramayana’ which is primarily based on Valmiki’s Ramayana and Tulsidas’ Ramcharitmanas.

ramayana serial characters names list

This television series has a viewership of 82%, which is a record high for any Indian Television series. A single episode of the series earned Doordarshan Rs 40 lakhs.

Ramayana serial characters names list

With so much of success, it was evident that the characters playing a part in the television series also became quite popular. The series was telecast in 55 countries with a total viewership of 650 million. It also became the highest watched Indian television series by a distance.

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Ramayana serial characters names list

Let’s find out about the real names of the actors who played an important part in the Ramayana tele-series.

Sita – Deepika Chikhalia

Sita Deepika Chikhalia

Deepika Chikhalia Topiwala is an Indian actress who made her debut with Sun Meri Laila in 1983. She was one of the post popular characters of Ramayana in which she played the role of Sita. Deepika Chikhalia also acted in three hindi movies with Rajesh Khanna – Rupaye Dus Karod, Ghar Ka Chiraag, and Khudai. She also acted in many movies in Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Gujarati, and Bengali film Industries. Riding her fame as a religious icon, she then made an entry into politics with her election victory as Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha from the Baroda constituency in 1991 as a BJP candidate. She has also acted in a few television series and was also seen playing role of a mother in the movie ‘Bala’.

Ramayana serial characters names list

Lord Rama – Arun Govil

Arun Govil

Arun Govil is an Indian actor, director, and producer who has acted in Hindi, Telugu, Bhojpuri, Braj Bhasha, and Odia films. He made his Bollywood debut with Paheli in 1977 and his best character was ‘Lord Rama’, the one he played in Ramayana. He was later cast in other roles like Harishchandra in ‘Vishwamitra’. He also lent his voice as Rama in Yugo Sako’s Indo-Japanese animation film Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama in 1992.

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Laxman – Sunil Lahri

Sunil Lahri

Sunil Lahri is an Indian actor, most famous for appearing in the television works of Ramanand Sagar. Beginning with Vikram aur Betaal and Dada-Dadi Ki Kahaniyan to his most famous role as Lakshmana in Ramayana, Sunil Lahri had quite a successful career. He was also recently a part of ‘A Daughter’s tale Pankh’ in 2017.

Ramayana serial characters names list

Kaikeyi – Padma Khanna

Padma Khanna

Padma Khanna is an Indian actress, director, and dancer. She acted mainly in Hindi and Bhojpuri films in the in 1970s and 1980s. Padma Khanna is most remembered for her role in Saudagar with Amitabh Bachchan and as Kaikeyi in Ramayana. She also acted in two Telugu films and was last seen in Pehchaan on Hum TV in 2006.

Hanuman – Dara Singh

Dara Singh

Dara Singh Randhawa was an Indian actor, professional wrestler, and politician. He started his acting career in 1952 and was the first sportsperson to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha of India. Not only this, he also worked as a Hindi and Punjabi producer, director, and writer and simultaneously acted in films and television series. He played the role of Hanuman twice in his career. First in the film Bajrangi in 1976 and then in Ramayana. Unfortunately, Dara Singh Randhawa died from a Heart attack on 7 July 2012.

Ramayana serial characters names list

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Dashrath – Bal Dhuri

Bal Dhuri is a Marathi theatre actor, best known for his portrayal of King Dasharatha in Ramayana. He was also instrumental in giving a break to Shivaji Satam in the musical drama, Sangeet Varad. Bal Dhuri worked in several films after Ramayana and was last seen on screen in Sadarakshanaay in 2011.

Ravan – Arvind Trivedi

In a career span of 40 years, Arvind Trivedi has acted in almost 250 Hindi and Gujarati films. Apart from his acting career, Arvind was also elected as Member of Parliament from the Sabarkatha constituency as a member of BJP. He was in office till 1996. In 2002, Arvind was named as acting chairman of the Indian Censor Board for Film Certification.

Ramayana serial characters names list

Vibhishan – Mukesh Rawal

Mukesh Rawal was well known for his character in Ramayana. Post the Ramayana series, he acted in several Hindi films including Zid (1994), Yeh Majhdhaar (1996), Lahoo Ke Do Rang (1997), Satta (2003), Auzaar (1997), Mrityudata (1997), and Kasak (2005). Not only this, but Mukesh Rawal was also a prolific actor in the Gujarati film Industry and theatre. Unfortunately, he died on 15 November 2016, in a train accident in Kandivali, Mumbai.

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