Articles about Arun Govil

Arun Govil is an Indian actor, producer, and politician who is well-known for playing the role of Lord Rama in Ramanand Sagar’s 1987 television series ‘Ramayan.’ In 1988, he also won the Uptron Award in Best Actor category for ‘Ramayan.’ Throughout his acting career, Govil has appeared in several Bhojpuri, Telugu, Braj Bhasha, Odia, and Hindi films. He was born on January 12, 1958, in Uttar Pradesh. While in college, he used to participate in several dramas. He made his Bollywood debut in 1977 with Prashanta Nanda’s film ‘Paheli.’ Following this, his sister-in-law Tabassum introduced him to Indian film producer Tarachand Barjatya. Barjatya was very impressed by Govil’s performance in the film and signed him for three films - ‘Radha Aur Seeta,’ ‘Sawan Ko Aane Do,’ and ‘Saanch Ko Aanch Nahin.’ Govil rose to fame with the 1979 film ‘Sawan Ko Aane Do,’ which became a huge success at the box office. He had also appeared in the 1981 film ‘Jiyo To Aise Jiyo.’ He made his television debut in Ramanand Sagar’s television series ‘Vikram Aur Betaal.’ He joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in March 2021.

Ramanand Sagar's 'Ramayan' returns on television; Know when to watch

15 Apr 2021

Entertainment
Ramanand Sagar's 'Ramayan' returns on television; Know when to watch

Viewers will be able to enjoy Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan on their television sets again.

Arun Govil joins BJP; party announces 148 Bengal poll candidates

18 Mar 2021

Politics
Arun Govil joins BJP; party announces 148 Bengal poll candidates

Actor Arun Govil, who is best known for playing the role of Lord Rama in the 1987 television show Ramayana, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in New Delhi on Thursday.

Why Ramanand Sagar did not allow BBC to run 'Ramayan'

18 May 2020

Entertainment
Why Ramanand Sagar did not allow BBC to run 'Ramayan'

Ramanand Sagar's epic television rendition of Ramayan captured the attention of crores of Indians when it made a comeback on TV, just like it did during its original telecast three decades ago.

Monotony, injuries, technical issues: The many challenges of making 'Ramayan'

10 May 2020

Entertainment
Monotony, injuries, technical issues: The many challenges of making 'Ramayan'

Ramanand Sagar's three-decade-old mythological epic Ramayan recently returned on TV, and it was a smash hit.

With 7.7cr viewers in one day, 'Ramayan' creates world record

01 May 2020

Entertainment
With 7.7cr viewers in one day, 'Ramayan' creates world record

Even 33 years after its original release, Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan is not only relevant, in fact, it is smashing viewership records around the world.

'Ramayan' fans claim scenes were edited; DD clarifies

20 Apr 2020

Entertainment
'Ramayan' fans claim scenes were edited; DD clarifies

As the rerun of Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan came to its conclusion a few days ago, fans did not seem satisfied.

'Ramayan': Reel-life Ram and Sita share iconic throwback picture

13 Apr 2020

Entertainment
'Ramayan': Reel-life Ram and Sita share iconic throwback picture

An iconic picture of the Ramayan cast is doing the rounds on social media.

Actor Shyamsundar Kaalaani, who played Sugriva in 'Ramayan', passes away

09 Apr 2020

Entertainment
Actor Shyamsundar Kaalaani, who played Sugriva in 'Ramayan', passes away

TV actor Shyamsundar Kaalaani, who played the role of Sugriva and Bali, in Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan, has passed away.

'Ramayan' breaks records, garners 17 crore viewers in first weekend

03 Apr 2020

Entertainment
'Ramayan' breaks records, garners 17 crore viewers in first weekend

Three-decades-old Ramayan is a hit on TV, once again!

#LockdownWatchlist: 'Shaktimaan' and other 90s shows returning on TV

31 Mar 2020

Entertainment
#LockdownWatchlist: 'Shaktimaan' and other 90s shows returning on TV

As we all stay home and try to cope with the unprecedented 21-day lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, national broadcaster Doordarshan is driving us down the memory lane.

Doordarshan starts 'Ramayana' and 'Mahabharat' reruns from today; details here

28 Mar 2020

Entertainment
Doordarshan starts 'Ramayana' and 'Mahabharat' reruns from today; details here

National broadcaster Doordarshan has started airing reruns of the iconic 80s shows Ramayana and Mahabharat.

On public demand, 'Ramayan' to air on Doordarshan again

27 Mar 2020

Entertainment
On public demand, 'Ramayan' to air on Doordarshan again

Ramanand Sagar's iconic television series, Ramayan, which kept all Indian families glued to their television sets every Sunday morning in the late 1980s, is coming back to the small screen.

DD classics 'Ramayan' and 'Mahabharat' to return to TV?

26 Mar 2020

Entertainment
DD classics 'Ramayan' and 'Mahabharat' to return to TV?

India is on a binge-watch mode.