Arun Govil
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Govil in 2009
Born30 October 1958 (age 61)

OccupationActor, producer, director
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Spouse(s)Shrilekha Govil
ChildrenAmal Govil (son)
Sonika Govil (daughter)
RelativesTabassum (sister-in-law)

Arun Govil born 30 October 1958 is an Indian actor, producer and director.He has acted in HindiBhojpuriBraj BhashaOriya and Telugu films. He is best known for playing Lord Rama in Ramanand Sagar‘s hit television series Ramayan (1986).

He made his Bollywood debut in Prashanta Nanda‘s Paheli (1977).He shot to stardom after he was cast in Kanak Mishra’s Sawan Ko Aane Do (1979) and Satyen Bose’s Saanch Ko Aanch Nahin (1979).He made his small screen debut in Ramanand Sagar‘s Vikram Aur Betaal (1985). He was then cast as Lord Rama in Sagar‘s highly successful TV series Ramayan (1986), for which he won the Uptron Award in the Best Actor in a Leading Role category in 1988. He reprised his role as Rama in Sagar‘s Luv Kush.His role as Rama provided him great exposure and led him to be cast in other celebrated roles such as Harishchandra in the TV series Vishwamitra or Buddha in the TV series Buddha. He lent his voice as Rama in Yugo Sako‘s Indo-Japanese animation film Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama (1992).He was panned for switching over to the role of Laxman in V. Madhusudhan Rao‘s Lav Kush (1997).