Arun Govil Age, Wiki, Bio, Wife, Family, Children, Caste, Net Worth, Movies & Many More

Arun Govil is an Indian Actor, Producer, Director & Politician. He was born on 12 January 1958, in Ramnagar, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. He is best known for playing the role of “Lord Rama” in Ramanand Sagar’s ancient Hindu epic television series, Ramayan (1987-1988). He has acted in many regions of films like Hindi, Bhojpuri, Braj Bhasha, Odia, and Telugu. He started his career with Prashanta Nanda’s Paheli in 1977. In 1979, he acted in three films such as Sawan Ko Aane Do (1979), Raadha Aur Seeta (1979) and Saanch Ko Aanch Nahin (1979). He made his small-screen debut with Ramanand Sagar’s widely commended television series “Vikram Aur Betaal” (1988), in which he played the role of legendary King Vikramaditya. In 1988, he won the best actor Uptron Award for his role in the TV show Ramayan. He reprised his role as Rama in the TV serial Luv Kush.

NameArun Govil
NicknameArun
Date of birth12 January 1958
BirthplaceRamnagar, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
Age (as in 2021)63 years old
Zodiac signCapricorn
ProfessionActor & Producer
Famous Role“Lord Rama” in Ramanand Sagar’s ‘Ramayan’ (1987-1988)
NationalityIndian
ReligionHinduism
HometownMeerut, Uttar Pradesh
AddressMumbai, Maharashtra, India
PoliticsBharatiya Janata Party (18 March 2021- present)
HobbiesTravelling
Years active1977-present
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Arun Govil Height/ Weight & Physical State –

The height of Arun Govil is approximately 5 feet 10 inches and the body weight is around 74 kg. His full body measurements are Chest – 38 inches, Waist – 30 inches, and Biceps – 12 Inches. He has black colour hair and sparkling star-like black colour eyes.

Height5’10” (177 cm)
Weight74 kg (163 lbs)
Chest38 Inches
Waist30 Inches
Biceps12 Inches
Eye colourBlack
Hair colourBlack

Arun Govil Family Background –

Arun Govil belongs to a Hindu Family. His father’s name is Chandra Prakash Govil, who was a government Engineer in Meerut. We don’t have any information about his mother. He have five brothers and two sisters. One of his elder brothers, Vijay Govil got married to Tabassum, a former Indian actress. However, there isn’t any information about his other siblings.

FatherChandra Prakash Govil
MotherNot known
Brother5 brothers
Sister2 sisters
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Arun Govil Educational Qualification –

He did his schooling from schools situated in  Shahjahanpur and Saharanpur. After that, he studied Engineering Science at Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. He completed his graduation in Bachelor of Science.

SchoolN/A
CollegeChaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut
QualificationGraduate Degree in Engineering Science

Arun Govil Marital status/ Relationship and More –

Marital status of Arun Govil is married. Arun is married to a former textile designer and film actress Shrilekha, with whom he has a son named Amal and a daughter named Sonika. His son Amal is a banker in Mumbai and married to Divya Govil. 

Arun’s daughter, Sonika is working in a marketing-based company in Mumbai. 

Marital statusMarried
Affairs/ Girlfriend’sNot known
Wife/ SpouseShrilekha Govil
ChildrenSon – Amal Govil
Daughter – Sonika Govil
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Arun Govil Personal Life –

Arun Govil belongs to a Hindu Family. His father’s name is Chandra Prakash Govil, who was a government officer. Arun is the fourth of six brothers and two sisters. His elder brother Vijay Govil is married to Tabassum, a former Indian actress. His nephew is Film and TV actor Hoshang Govil (Son of Vijay and Tabassum Govil). Arun Govil is married to actress Shrilekha, with whom he has a son Amal and a daughter Sonika. His son Amal and daughter-in-law Divya have 2 children, a son (Aryaveer) and a daughter (Ariana). 

Arun Govil Early Life –

He was born on 12 January 1958, in Ramnagar, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. He spent his teenage life in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, where he did his schooling. After that, he got his formal education at Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, where he studied engineering science. He used to take part in school annual functions and even played different roles in college dramas. Then, he shifted to Mumbai to help his businessman Brother. His father wanted him to become a government servant while Arun wanted to do something for which he would be remembered.

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Arun Govil Favourite Things –

Favourite Film DirectorRamanand Sagar
Favourite ColourBlue, Yellow, Black
Favourite SportHockey
Favourite SingerLata Mangeshkar
Favourite OutfitCasual dress

Arun Govil Net worth –

The net worth of Arun Govil is estimated to be $5 Million dollars. His source of Income is mostly from being a successful Actor.

Net worth$5 Million dollars
Source of IncomeActing

Arun Govil Career –

  • Arun Govil started his career with Prashanta Nanda’s Paheli in 1977.
  • In 1979, he acted in three films such as Sawan Ko Aane Do (1979), Raadha Aur Seeta (1979) and Saanch Ko Aanch Nahin (1979).
  • In 1980, he appeared in Rekha and Jeetendra starring Judaai.
  • In 1981, he featured in Kanak Mishra’s Jiyo To Aise Jiyo.
  • In 1982, he appeared in movies including Ayaash, Sasural, and Brij Bhoomi.
  • In 1983, he appeared in Himmatwala alongside Jeetendra and Sridevi.
  • In the same year, he appeared in Justice Chaudhary as a Police Inspector and then appeared in Kalka.
  • After that, he made his small-screen debut with Ramanand Sagar’s widely commended television series “Vikram Aur Betaal” (1988), in which he played the role of legendary King Vikramaditya.
  • During this, he was cast for the role of “Lord Rama” in Ramanand Sagar’s “Ramayan” (1987-1988), which is the world’s most viewed mythological series.
  • In 1989, he again portrayed the role of Lord Rama in the serial Luv Kush.
  • Later, he appeared in television shows such as Basera, Mashal, Aashiqui, Sarhadein, Vividha, and Harishchandra.
  • In 1989, he made his debut in Odia from the film Bidhira Bidhan.
  • Then, he appeared in the Bhojpuri movie Pyari Dulhaniya.
  • In 1991, he made his debut in the Telugu industry from the movie Edu Kondalaswamy.
  • In 1992, he also lent his voice in the Hindi version of the mythological Indo-Japanese animation movie Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama as Rama.
  • In 1995, he made his debut in the Bengali film industry from Buk Bhara Bhalobasha.
  • In 1999, he appeared in the Kannada film Upendra.
  • In 2006, he appeared in Bhojpuri film Babul Pyaare.
  • In 2008, he set up his own production company under the name of “Arun Govil Productions Private Limited”.
  • In the year 2020, he appeared on The Kapil Sharma Show as a guest along with Dipika Chikhlia , Sunil Lahri and Prem Sagar to promote a book on Late Ramanand Sagar.
  • On March 18, 2021 he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, setting foot in politics.

Some lesser known facts about Arun Govil –

  • Does Arun Govil Smoke? No
  • Does Arun Govil Drink Alcohol? Yes
  • He quits smoking after playing the role of Lord Rama.
  • Arun’s father, Chandra Prakash Govil wanted him to become a government official, whereas Arun wanted to do something different to build and identify for himself.
  • In 1988, he won the best actor Uptron Award for his role in the TV show Ramayan.
  • People in India still greets him as Rama and calls him ‘Ramji’.
  • After Ramayan, he turned completely spiritual and is actively associated with Brahmrishi Kiman Swamiji.
  • Initially, he got rejected in the Ramayan auditions for the role of Lord Rama, but makers of the show reconsidered their decision, and eventually, they selected Arun Govil for the character.
  • The epic television series of Ramanand Sagar was re-telecast on Doordarshan in March 2020, nearly after 32 years of its original telecast in the late ’80s.
  • In March 2020, a photo of Arun Govil went viral on social media in which he was seen watching Ramayan on Doordarshan along with his family when there was a nationwide lockdown in the wake of Corona Pandemic.
  • He was a versatile actor. Apart from acting in a lead role in many blockbusters, he has even played several side roles and has worked with many legendary Bollywood stars in his career.

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Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama(9 rating)

Arun Govil Starrer Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama released in 1992, this was an Animation, Action, Adventure movie and it received 9 average rating on IMDB.

Cast By – Bryan Cranston, Arun Govil, Edie Mirman, Rael Padamsee, Namrata Sawhney, James Earl Jones, Shatrughan Sinha, Jinder Walia, Amrish Puri, Mishal Varma, Tom Wyner, Richard Cansino, Shakti Singh, Dilip Sinha, Michael Sorich
Genre – Animation, Action, Adventure
Duration – 170 Minutes
Director – Ram Mohan, Yûgô Sakô
Writer – Krishna Shah, Valmiki
Production Company – Nippon Ramayana Film Co.
Released Date – Sunday, May 10, 1992
Budget –
About – An anime adaptation of the Hindu epic the Ramayana, where Lord Ram combats the wicked king Ravana.

Govindha Govindha(6.8 rating)

Arun Govil Starrer Govindha Govindha released in 1993, this was an Action, Crime, Drama movie and it received 6.8 average rating on IMDB.

Cast By – Nagarjuna Akkineni, Sridevi, Srinivasa Rao Kota, Paresh Rawal, Sridhar, J.V. Somayajulu, Suryakantham, Annapoorna, Arun Govil, Yamuna, Gummadi, Gopala Reddy S., Silk Smitha, Sudhakar, Uttej
Genre – Action, Crime, Drama
Duration – 145 Minutes
Director – Ram Gopal Varma
Writer – Jandhyala, Ganapathi Rao Kommanapalli
Production Company – Vyjayanthi Movies
Released Date – Monday, May 10, 1993
Budget –
About – A Tantric believes that by donating a virgin woman’s head to gods crown, would bring down the universe to his feet. How the hero and heroine gets entangled in the underworld nexus, while rescuing the robbery, forms the crux of the plot.

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Himmatwala(4.4 rating)

Arun Govil Starrer Himmatwala released in 1983, this was an Action, Comedy, Drama movie and it received 4.4 average rating on IMDB.

Cast By – Sridevi, Jeetendra, Amjad Khan, Waheeda Rehman, Kader Khan, Shoma Anand, Asrani, Arun Govil, Satyendra Kapoor, Shakti Kapoor, Sulochana Latkar, Swaroop Sampat
Genre – Action, Comedy, Drama
Duration – 179 Minutes
Director – K. Raghavendra Rao
Writer – Kader Khan, K. Raghavendra Rao
Production Company – NH Studioz
Released Date – Friday, February 25, 1983
Budget –
About – A poor and wronged woman’s son returns from the big city to avenge his father, a honest school teacher.

Haathkadi(4.2 rating)

Arun Govil Starrer Haathkadi released in 1995, this was an Action, Comedy, Drama movie and it received 4.2 average rating on IMDB.

Cast By – Govinda, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Madhoo, Shakti Kapoor, Kiran Kumar, Tej Sapru, Alok Nath, Satyendra Kapoor, Arun Govil, Puneet Issar, Vijayalalitha, Laxmikant Berde, Jayalalitha
Genre – Action, Comedy, Drama
Duration – 156 Minutes
Director – Rama Rao Tatineni
Writer –
Production Company –
Released Date – Friday, March 31, 1995
Budget –
About – Assistant Commissioner of Police Suraj Chauhan wants to eliminate crime from his region by bringing all criminals to justice. His crime reporter brother, Arun attempt to expose the criminal…

Muqabla(4.2 rating)

Arun Govil Starrer Muqabla released in 1993, this was an Action, Crime, Drama movie and it received 4.2 average rating on IMDB.

Cast By – Govinda, Karisma Kapoor, Farha Naaz, Aditya Pancholi, Aruna Irani, Asrani, Paresh Rawal, Shakti Kapoor, Ali, Vikas Anand, Arun Govil, Satyendra Kapoor, Y.G. Mahendran, Kedarnath Saigal, Tej Sapru
Genre – Action, Crime, Drama
Duration – 162 Minutes
Director – Rama Rao Tatineni
Writer –
Production Company –
Released Date – Friday, May 14, 1993
Budget –
About – Suraj and Deepak live a poor lifestyle in a village along with their widowed father, who has always taught them to be honest. Both re-locate to the city and find employment with the Police …

Dilwaala(3.8 rating)

Arun Govil Starrer Dilwaala released in 1986, this was an Action, Comedy, Drama movie and it received 3.8 average rating on IMDB.

Cast By – Mithun Chakraborty, Smita Patil, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Shakti Kapoor, Kader Khan, Shreeram Lagoo, Supriya Pathak, Pran, Sarika, Aruna Irani, Gulshan Grover, Asrani, Dulari, Arun Govil, Renu Joshi
Genre – Action, Comedy, Drama
Duration – 160 Minutes
Director – K. Muralimohana Rao
Writer – Kader Khan, Gopalakrishna Paruchuri
Production Company – Suresh Productions
Released Date – Friday, February 7, 1986
Budget –
About – Ravi Kumar is the younger brother of Judge Soumitra Devi and Mohan Kumar. He and his sister have different views and ideas. They lack understanding and that is why he decides to be apart …

Kanoon(3 rating)

Arun Govil Starrer Kanoon released in 1994, this was an Action, Drama movie and it received 3 average rating on IMDB.

Cast By – Ajay Devgn, Urmila Matondkar, Kiran Kumar, Gulshan Grover, Alok Nath, Reema Lagoo, Prem Chopra, Asha Sharma, Arun Govil, Ajay Nagrath, Yunus Parvez, Johnny Lever, Ishrat Ali, Sudhir Dalvi, Bharat Kapoor
Genre – Action, Drama
Duration – 104 Minutes
Director – Sushma Shiromani
Writer – Ranbir Pushp, Sushma Shiromani
Production Company – Shiromanee Chitra
Released Date – Friday, April 1, 1994
Budget –
About – An evil landowner kills the family of a judge for sentencing him. But the judge’s son misses the attack and plans his revenge.

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