Ramanand Sagar’s epic television series, Ramayan was aired during the year 1987-1988. It was the time when people started worshipping Deepika Chikhalia as Goddess Sita and Arjun Govil as Lord Ram. Other important cast members included Sunil Lahri as Lakshman, Dara Singh as Hanuman, Padma Khanna as Kaikeyi, Lalita Pawar as Mantra, and Arvind Trivedi as Ravana.
The series garnered so much love and affection from people that they even started treating the actors as if they were the real Gods and Goddesses.
Ramayan turned out to be the biggest Indian series ever made
It is also one amongst the few Indian programs that have been rated 9 by IMDB. Ramayan is a television adaptation of ancient Hindu epic of the same name, based on Valmiki’sRamayana and Tulsidas’ Ramcharitramanas. It covers the story of a Lord incarnated upon the earth nine times.
The remake of this series was again presented by Sagar Arts, which aired on NDTV Imagine in 2008.
It has been 3 decades since Ramanand made the viewers flow in his episodes and this is how the cast looks now!
1. Arun Govil as Ram
2. Deepika Chikhalia as Sita
3. Sunil Lehri as Lakshman
4. Anjali Vyas as Urmila
5. Dara Singh as Hanuman
6. Lalita Pawar as Mantra
7. Sulakshana Khatri as Mandavi played her part incredibly well
8. Padma Khanna as Kaikeyi was one of the toughest characters in the show
9. Bal Dhuri as Dashrath was the most important character of the show
Ramayan is a very inspiring Indian television series. The director must have put a lot of thought while casting the actors. They put life in the storyline of the program. Doesn’t matter even if forty years passes by since the first episode of Ramayan, the cast will always be remembered in their 20s and 30s.