ocial media went crazy when the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting decided to bring back Indian television’s most iconic teleserial from the late 80s . DD National re-telecasting old and popular series – RAMAYANA
— Prasar Bharati (@prasarbharati) April 17, 2020
Even after more than 30 years, the show is enjoying the same popularity as it had enjoyed before. Here is a list of the cast members and details about what are they up to now.
— Doordarshan National (@DDNational) April 17, 2020
Arun Govil as Rama
Arun Govil played the role of Ram in the series. He is the lead role in the series and was the eldest son of Dasharatha and also husband of Sita. Ram went to exile with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman.
Arun Govil sir brought the character of Shri Ram to Life in such a way that people thought of him when Lord Ram’s name is taken.
BUT IT’S SAD TO SEE THAT SUCH A GREAT ACTOR HASN’T BEEN HONOURED WOTH ANY PRESTIGIOUS AWARD!!!#demand@arungovil12 @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/JSjNNCbJQN
— Harshita Dwivedi (@harshitadwived) April 18, 2020
Arun Govil, 61 years old, is credited for many films and television series. According to media portals, Arun Govil is involved in doing theatrical shows, films. He was recently seen on The Kapil Sharma Show for the launch of a book based on the life of Shri Ramanand Sagar. Recenty he gave message on cover-19.
— Arun Govil (@arungovil12) April 18, 2020
Deepika Chikhlia as Sita
Deepika Chikhlia played the role of Sita . She is the female lead in the series and was the wife of Ram.
— Doordarshan National (@DDNational) April 18, 2020
Deepika Chikhlia, 54 years old, is credited for many films and television series. She is seen many times doing social work, theatre and other things related to the entertainment industry. She was recently seen on The Kapil Sharma Show for the launch of a book based on the life of Shri Ramanand Sagar.
Sunil Lahri as Lakshman
Sunil Lahri played the role of Lakshman in the series. He was the younger brother of Ram and the son of Dasharath. He accompanied Ram and Sita and went with them to exile.
— Bollywood Break (@break_bollywood) July 7, 2018
Sunil Lahri, 59 years old, too has done many films and television series. He too was recently seen on The Kapil Sharma Show for the launch of a book based on the life of Shri Ramanand Sagar.
Arvind Trivedi as Ravan
Arvind Trivedi played the role of Ravan in the series. Ravan was the king of Lanka and is known to have abducted Sita. He was later killed by Lord Ram.
— Pinkvilla Telly (@PinkvillaTelly) April 19, 2020
Arvind Trivedi is now 81 years old. has had a prolific career in the Gujarati cinema for over 40 years. In real life Arun Govil (RAM) and Arvind Trivedi (RAVAN) are good friends.
Arun Govil (Ram) and Arvind Trivedi (Ravan) were very good friends in real life. pic.twitter.com/goN8VvDYam
— Apurba Ranjan Panda (@ApurbaRanjanApu) April 18, 2020
Dara Singh as Hanuman
Dara singh played the role of Hanuman in the series. His battle between Rama and Ravana is huge. He is the one who flies across the oceans , locates the exact place where Sita is imprisoned and brings this information back to Ram.
He died on 12 July 2012
Sanjay Jog as bharat
Sanjay Jog played the role of Bharat in the series, In the Ramayana Bharata, the second eldest son of Dasharatha and Kaikeyi and half-brother of Rama, served as the king of Ayodhya as a sage for the 14 years of Rama, Sita and Lakshman’s exile.
He died on 27 November 1995 due to liver failure
Sameer Rajda as Shatrughna
Sameer Rajda played the role of Shatrughna in the series. He is the youngest brother of Lord Ram.
● Sanjay Jog as Bharat pic.twitter.com/2AwAnxdDfd
— 🦁 (@iam_shimorekato) April 5, 2020
Samir is a renowned name in the Gujrati Cinema. He was also a part of popular hindi Television show on Star Plus titled Hamari Devrani. He has also appeared in various Gujarati shows as well such. After Ramayan he was seen in yet another mythological show Luv Kush.
Shyamsundar Kaalaani as Sugriv
Shyamsundar Kaalaani played the role of Sugriv in the Series. As king of the monkeys, Sugriva aided Rama in his quest to liberate his wife Sita from captivity at the hands of the Rakshasa king Ravan.
— NDTV Movies (@moviesndtv) April 9, 2020
He died on 26 march 2020 due to cancer.
Shyam Sundar Kalani (who played Sugriv &Bali in Ramayan)with Dara Singh sir.
They were very good friends 😊 passed to heaven on 26/03/2020 pic.twitter.com/9bKq9Tls4A
— Sajjan (@Sajjan01227823) April 10, 2020
Arun Govil took to his Twitter account and mourned the demise of fellow actor Shyamsundar Kaalaani.
Sad to know about demise of Mr. Shyam Sundar who played the role of Sugreev in Ramanand Sagar’s “Ramayan”… A very fine person and a gentleman. May his soul rest in peace.
— Arun Govil (@arungovil12) April 9, 2020
Vijay Arora as Indrajit Meghnad
Vijay Arora played the role of Meghnad in the series. He played an active role in the great war between Rama and Ravana. He is considered as one of the Atimaharathi class warriors born on the earth as told in the Ramayana.
What a great acting played by Late Shri Vijay Arora. Meghnad pic.twitter.com/5V7WpAYo5d
— सत्यम मिश्रा (@oyestym) April 16, 2020
Vijay Arora died of stomach cancer on 2 February 2007.
I love Vijay Arora’s acting skill as legend #Meghnad, #Indrajeet.
When I watch the scene my eyes was filled with tears 😭.
Actually #indrajit died like a hero.
My respect fo #meghnath 🙏 pic.twitter.com/cmQbYHibZQ
— Rishabh Rai (@rishabhghazipur) April 16, 2020
Bal Dhuri as Dasharath
Bal dhuri played the role of Dashrath in the series. Dasaratha is the emperor of Kosala and Rama’s father.
Dasharath had three queen namely, Kaushalya, Sumitra and Kaikeyi. Kaushalya was from the Kingdom of Magadha.
— Jyoti Suparna Chincholi (@yamini_jyoti) March 31, 2020
Bal Dhuri is a Marathi theatre actor. He married Jayshree Gadkar, the noted Marathi and Hindi movie actress. He is best known for his multiple roles in Marathi movies
Jayshree Gadkar as Kaushalya
Jayshree Gadkar played the role of Kaushalya in the series. Kausalya give birth Rama. She was the eldest consort of King Dasharatha among his three wives, the mother of Lord Rama and the eldest queen of Ayodhya.
● Bal Dhuri as Dashratha pic.twitter.com/2nvzsP0X6y
— 🦁 (@iam_shimorekato) April 5, 2020
Jayshri Gadkar died at the age of 66 in 2008, she was married to Bal Dhuri who played the role of Dashrath.
(21 Feb 1942 – 29 Aug 2008)
born near Karwar in Karnataka; Renowned actress in Marathi films and known for mythological roles in Hindi cinema.
here on the lobby card of Marathi film ‘Gaath Padli Thaka Thaka’ pic.twitter.com/xTTx3R6zru
— Film History Pics (@FilmHistoryPic) February 21, 2019
Padma Khanna as Kaikeyi
Rajni Bala as Sumitra
Mukesh Rawal as Vibhishana
Nalin Dave as Kumbhakarna
Aparajita as Mandodari
Lalita Pawar as Manthara