The coronavirus lockdown has been an sudden growth for Doordarshan. The nationwide broadcaster is again to being probably the most occurring place with mega mythological serials from the golden period of Doordarshan again on display — Ramanand Saagar’s Ramayana and BR Chopra’s Mahabharat are at present on air.
In their day, the primary actors of the each the serials had been the discuss of the city. Many noticed them as personification of the gods and goddesses from the Hindu pantheon. With the passage of time and new generations coming in, they light into oblivion. As the main focus is again on these serials, right here’s a have a look at what a few of these actors are doing at present.
While the actor has been round since 1997 in Bollywood (he’s associated to veteran actor and host Tabassum), he made it massive when Ramanand Sagar solid him Ram in Ramayana. He had labored with Sagar in latter’s Vikram Aur Betaal earlier than. After Ramayana, Arun continued to work in tv, showing in a bunch of mythological serials similar to Luv Kush, performed Harishchandra in TV sequence Vishwamitra and Buddha in a serial of the identical title. He additionally lent his voice as Rama in Indo-Japanese animation movie Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama. He has additionally labored in various Bhojpuri, Braj Bhasha, Odia and Telugu movies.
Deepika began out in Hindi movie Sun Meri Laila (1983) and labored reverse stars like Rajesh Khanna, however stardom was to return solely after she performed Sita in Ramanand Sagar’s serial. After the serial ended, she continued working in tv and labored in serials similar to The Sword of Tipu Sultan and Luv Kush (each in 1989). Sadly, her movie profession in Mumbai by no means actually took off. She then moved to work in South India and gave field workplace hits — Hosa Jeevana (1990) and Tamil movie Naangal (1992) . She additionally labored in a success Bengali movie, Asha O Bhalobasha (1989). She later settled into matrimony and married the proprietor of Shingar Bindis. Deepika quickly joined politics and gained the Baroda constituency beneath BJP ticket. She was lately seen enjoying Yami Gautam’s mom in Bala.
Popular for enjoying Lakshmana in Ramayan, the actor continued to do movies and work in tv after the serial ended. He is now finest remembered for his function in 1991 musical Baharon Ke Manzil and for enjoying 2nd Lieutenant Rama Raghoba Rane in 1990 TV sequence Param Vir Chakra. He was final seen in 2017 movie, A Daughter’s Tale Pankh. He had reportedly begun a manufacturing firm with Arun Govil.
His booming presence in Ramayana as Raavan is tough to overlook. Arvind Trivedi was a celebrated actor in Gujarati movies already. After Ramayana ended, he continued to work in his native language movies. He remains to be recalled for his function as dadaji in Desh Re Joya Dada Pardesh Joya (1998). He continued to work in mythological TV sequence and featured in Vishwamitra as Trishanku. He was additionally a part of Vikram Aur Betaal. He additionally represented BJP from the Sabarkatha constituency in Gujarat. He held the workplace until 1996.
A recent of Amitabh Bachchan (they acted in Saudagar) , Padma Khanna already had a productive Bollywood profession (showing as vamp and supportive roles), earlier than she portrayed Kaikeyi in Ramayana. After the serial ended, the actor continued to work in TV serials (Pehchaan 2006 on Hum TV and Taank Jhaank on Sony TV) however principally moved to regional cinema, working in Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Punjabi and Marathi movies. She additionally directed a Bhojpuri movie, Nahir Hutal Jaya (2004).
The serial was well-known for another iconic actors who’re lifeless now. Who can overlook late Dara Singh as Hanuman? Or for that matter, late Lalita Pawar (completely solid because the scheming Manthara)? Many won’t know however the actor who performed Raavan’s son Indrajit was late Vijay Arora, finest remembered for that includes within the track Chura Liya from Yaadon Ki Baraat reverse a ravishing Zeenat Aman.
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