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.

Name Arun Govil
Nickname Arun
Date of birth 12 January 1958
Birthplace Ramnagar, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
Age (as in 2021) 63 years old
Zodiac sign Capricorn
Profession Actor & Producer
Famous Role “Lord Rama” in Ramanand Sagar’s ‘Ramayan’ (1987-1988)
Nationality Indian
Religion Hinduism
Hometown Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Politics Bharatiya Janata Party (18 March 2021- present)
Hobbies Travelling
Years active 1977-present
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.

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.

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.

Father Chandra Prakash Govil
Mother Not known
Brother 5 brothers
Sister 2 sisters

Arun Govil Marital status/ Relationship and More –

The 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 status Married
Affairs/ Girlfriend’s Not known
Wife/ Spouse Shrilekha Govil
Children Son – Amal Govil
Daughter – Sonika Govil
Didn't realize Arun Govil is iconic personality on TV': Co-star Natasha  Singh congratulates actor for 'Ramayan' success

Arun Govil Height/ Weight & Physical State –

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

Height 5’10” (177 cm)
Weight 74 kg (163 lbs)
Chest 38 Inches
Waist 30 Inches
Biceps 12 Inches
Eye colour Black
Hair colour Black

Arun Govil Favourite Things –

Favourite Film Director Ramanand Sagar
Favourite Colour Blue, Yellow, Black
Favourite Sport Hockey
Favourite Singer Lata Mangeshkar
Favourite Outfit Casual dress

Arun Govil Educational Qualification –

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

School N/A
College Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut
Qualification Graduate Degree in Engineering Science

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 Income Acting

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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