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Arun Govil Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Career, Television, Biography & Facts

Arun Govil is a very known actor from India. He has worked in several hit Indian television serials and movies. He became known for his role of Lord Ram in the epic tv serial ‘Ramayana’. Check out more about actor Arun Govil from the given article.

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Real Name:Arun Govil
Nick Name:Arun
Famous For:1. Shri Ram in the serial 'Ramayan'
Date of Birth/DOB/Birthday:12 January 1958 (Sunday)
Age:62 years old (as of 2020)
Born Place:Ramnagar, Meerut, India
Height (Approx):in centimeter: 178 cm
in meter: 1.78 m
in Feet Inches: 5' 10"
Weight (Approx):in kilograms: 60 kg
in pounds: 132 lbs
Body Measurements (Approx):Chest: 38
Waist: 30
Biceps: 12
Hair Colour:Black
Eye Colour:Black
Zodiac Sign:Capricorn
Marital Status:Married
Spouse/wife:Sherilekha Govil
Girlfriend/Affairs:Shrilekha Govil (wife)
Children:Son: Amal Govil
Daughter: Sonika Govil
Parents:Father: Chandra Prakash Govil
Mother: Name Not Known
Siblings:Not Known
Educational Qualification:Graduate
School:School of Meerut
College:Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut
Hobbies:Travelling, Riding Bikes & Car, Photo Shooting
Food Habits:Vegetarian
Debut:Film: Pehli (1977)
TV: Vikram Aur Betaal (1988)
Hometown:Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
Residence:Mumbai, Maharashtra
Caste:Not Known
Tattoo:Not Known
Facebook Name:Arun Govil
Favorite Food:Indian Food
Most liked destination:India
Salary:Not Known
Net Worth:Not Known

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Arun Govil is a known actor, producer, and director from India. He was born and brought up into the family of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India. Arun spent most of his childhood with his family and completed his graduation from his hometown.

After graduation, Arun Govil came to Mumbai and started working with his brother’s business. Arun was very excited about curricular activities such as acting and speaking since his childhood. He always wanted to follow his passion for acting.

After two years in Mumbai, Arun got his first break with a small role in the movie Pehli in 1977. With his work excellency, He received more offers from the producers and became part of various hit movies such as Sawan Ko Aane Do, Jiyo To Aise Jiyo, Saanch Ko Aanch Nahin and many more.

In 1987, Arun Govil starred in the indin mythological serial ‘Ramayana’. He became very famous with his role as Shri Ram and received a huge appreciation for the acting. Arun has portrayed several well-known roles including King Harishchandra and Lord Buddha.

Lord Ram

After that, Arun Govil has worked in several movies in different languages like Telugu, Bhojpuri, Oriya, Bengali and many more. He has received numerous awards for his skills. Also, Arun Govil got married to actress Shrilekha and have two children.

Arun Govil Age

Arun Govil was born on Sunday, 12 January 1958 (age 62 years old; as of 2020). He was born into the middle-class family of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Family, Wife, Children & Caste

Arun Govil was born and brought up into the Hindu family of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India. His father’s name is Chandra Prakash Govil and he was a government waterworks engineer in Meerut, UP. Actor Arun Govil has a total of 8 children including six sons and two daughters.

Arun Govil’s elder brother Vijay Govil got married to Tabassum. His sister-in-law Tabassum is a former Indian actress and is the host of Doordarshan’s longest-running talk show ‘Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan’.

Also, Arun’s nephew Hoshang Govil is a prominent actor in the Indian entertainment industry.

Wife & Children

Arun Govil got married to Shrilekha Govil who is a former fashion designer and actress in Bollywood. Actor Arum met his wife Shrilekha during the initial period of his acting career. Moreover, he credits her to a great degree for his success and achievements.

Wife Shrilekha Govil
Wife Shrilekha Govil

Both Arun and Shrilekha Govil has two children, son Amal Govil and daughter Sonika Govil. His son does the job as a banker in Mumbai and his daughter Sonika Govil lives in Boston, USA. She is studying at the Hult International Business School.

Actor Arun's son Amal Govil and Sonika Govil
Actor Arun’s son Amal Govil and Sonika Govil

Arun Govil is very close to his family and lives with them in Mumbai. He follows Hinduism and holds Indian nationality. He is govil by caste.


Arun Govil belongs to the hindu family of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India. He spent most of his childhood and teenage days with hie family in Shahjahanpur, UP. He completed his schooling locally from his hometown.

Arun completed his graduation in B.Sc from the Chaudhary Charan Singh College, Meerut University. He was very active in acting and curricular activities since his schooldays. He used to be a part of school and college events and cultural programs.

After graduation, Arun Govil moved to Mumbai and started helping his brother in business. His father wanted him to become a government servant and while he wanted to follow his passion. Arun took two years after coming to Mumbai and made his professional debut in 1977.

Arun did his first acting in the film Pehli in 1977. However, He was playing the role of supporting actor, he got attention for his acting skills and received positive reviews. Also, the production firm of Paheli, Raj Shri Production got impressed by his work and signed him for three movies.

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Next, Arun Govil featured as a lead actor in three movies such as Sawan Ko Aane Do (1979), Raadha Aur Sita (1979), and Saanch Ko Aanch Nahi (1979). Among them, film Saanch Ko Aanch Nahi and Sawan Ko Aane Do went hit commercially and financially.

Career from 1980

In 1980-81, Arun got featured in films like Judaai, Ganga Dham, Jiyo To Aise Jiyo, Itni Si Baat and Commander. Again Kanak Mishra’s film Jiyo To Aise Jiyo went hit and became the 30th biggest hit film of that year. He receives more offers for his versatile acting skills and talent.

Following years, Arun Govil became part of many movies Himmatwala, Kalka, Kanon Meri Moothi Mein, Karmayudh, Badal, Do Dilon Ki Daastan and many more. In 1985, Arun became a part of his first television serial Vikram Aur Betaal of DD National Channel.

Next, Arun did actin in Hindi movies Devar Bhabhi, Dilwala, Maashka, and much more. In 1999, Arun did acting in regional languages such as Oriya, Bhojpuri, and Telugu. In 1995, Arun made his first bengali language movie Buk Bara Bholasabha.

Television Career

Arun Govil played the lead role of King Vikramaditya in the serial. Next in 1986-87, Arun Govil became a part of the famous Indian mythological serial ‘Ramayana‘. He played the lead role of Shri Ram in that serial along with Deepika Chikhalia and Sunil Lahri.


The serial Ramayana was aired on the NDTV Imagine and was telecasted across the 55 countries. It has a total of viewership of 650 million and became the highest watched Indian tv series by a distance. It became one of the best milestones of Arun Govil’s career.

Arun received vast appreciation and recognization for the role of Shri Ram. He was also honored with the Uptron Award for Best Actor in the leading role. Next, Arun Govil played another famous role of King Harishchandra in series Vishwamitra of DD.

He also featured as a lord Buddha in the series ‘Buddha’. Throughout his career, Arun Govil did acting in several hit serials such as Aashiqui (1998), Hamaara Apna Ghar, Antriksh, Kartvya, Pyar Ki Kashti Mein and lots more.

Arun Govil on Kapil Sharma Show
Actor Arun Govil on Kapil Sharma Show

Arun has made several guest appearances on the famous tv shows. On 7th March 2020, Govil appeared on the popular comedy show Kapil Sharma Show along with co-stars Deepika Chikhalia and Sunil Lahri of Ramayana.

Facts of Arun Govil

Does Arun smoke?: No

Does Arun drinks alcohol?: Not Known

Arun Govil starrer ‘Ramayana’ has received Limca Book of Records for the most-watched mythological series.

In 2008, ActorArun set up his own production company under the name of “Arun Govil Productions Private Limited.”

Arun was not the initial choice for the role of Lord Ram in Ramananda Sagar’s Ramayana. He had to face an outright rejection following his audition, but eventually, the production team reached a general agreement to cast him as they didn’t find a better actor for the role.

Arun was very addicted to smoking and got rid of his cigarette addiction after started playing the character of Ram. He has completely overcome his bad habit until now.

He got attached to the name ‘Ram’ after his work in tv serial Ramayana. People in India call him by name Ramji and touches his feet even today.

Arun is not much active personality on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Still, he is one of the most searched personalities on the internet.

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