Arun Govil (Ramji) Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Family, Children, Movies & Facts

Arun Govil Biography – How a science student from Uttar Pradesh became the “Ramji” in India!

Early Life:

Arun Govil was born on the 30th of October, 1958, in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.

He spent his early teenage days mostly in Shahjahanpur. He did his schooling from schools situated in Shahjahanpur and Saharanpur.


Later, he studied science at Chaudhary Charan Singh University and completed his graduation in Bachelor of science.

Then, he shifted to Mumbai to help his businessman brother. But, soon he realized that business isn’t his forte and decided to do something interesting. As he had done some Dramas in his college, so he decided to do ‘acting’.

Arun Govil Biography:

Arun Govil's Profile
Personal Life
Full NameArun Govil
NicknameNot Known
Date of BirthOctober 30, 1958
Age62 years (in 2020)
Zodiac/Sun SignCapricorn
Birth PlaceMeerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
SchoolNot known
CollegeChaudhary Charan Singh University, UP
Physical Stats
Height5ft 10"
(177 cm)
WeightNot known
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Family & Relationships
FatherChandra Prakash Govil
MotherNot known
Siblings2 sisters & 5 brothers
WifeSrilekha Govil
ChildrenAmal Govil and Sonika Govil
Bollywood DebutPaheli (1977)
Oriya DebutBidhira Bidhan (1989)
Bhojpuri DebutPyari Dulhaniya
Telugu DebutEdu Kondalaswamy
Bengali DebutBuk Bhara Bhalobasha

Family Background of Arun:

His father, Chandra Prakash Govil, was a govt. Engineer in Meerut. There isn’t any information about his mother.

Arun Govil with his familyHe has five brothers and two sisters. His eldest brother’s name is Vijay Govil, however, there isn’t any information about his other siblings.

Personal Life:

Arun Govil’s wife’s name is Srilekha Govil. Srilekha is a former Bollywood actress who has appeared in movies like Chhota Sa Ghar and Himmatvar. She is also a former textile designer.

Arun Govil with his wife

The couple has one son, Amal Govil, and one daughter, Sonika Govil. Amal is a banker in Mumbai and married to Divya Govil.

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

Movies career of Arun Govil:

Arun started his acting career in 1977 from Paheli. However, he wasn’t the leading actor of the movie, he got the lead roles for his next two films including “Sawan Ko Aane Do” which was a big hit.

In 1980, he appeared in Rekha and Jeetendra starring Judaai. The next year, he starred in Jiyo To Aise Jiyo opposite Debashree Roy. In 1982, he appeared in movies including Ayaash, Sasural, and Brij Bhoomi.

Arun Govil with Sridevi

In 1983, Govil appeared in Himmatwala alongside Jeetendra and Sridevi. The same year he appeared in Justice Chaudhary as a Police Inspector and then appeared in Kalka.

Later, in 1989, he made his debut in Odia from the film named Bidhira Bidhan. Then, he appeared in the Bhojpuri movie named Pyari Dulhaniya.


Two years later, he made his debut in the Telugu industry from the movie named Edu Kondalaswamy. In 1992, Arun lent his voice for Lord Rama’s character in the Hindi version of Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama, an Indo-Japanese animation film.

In 1995, he made his debut in the Bengali film industry from Buk Bhara Bhalobasha. Later, in 1999, he appeared in the Kannada film Upendra. Govil’s last movie was Babul Pyaare, a Bhojpuri film released in 2006.

How Arun Govil became The Ramji?

In 1985, he made his television debut from Vikram Aur Betaal, where he played the role of King Vikramaditya. Meanwhile, he was approached to play the role of Lakshman in Ramayan which was yet to be released then.


Arun Govil didn’t find it good for himself and rejected the offer by saying that he only wanted to play the role of Ram and can do justice with the character in the serial.

Even, the managing team of the Ramayan first rejected his offer but soon named him as the lead character. In an interview, he said, “Ramanand Sagar called me up to say that the selection panel had a change of mind. The consensus was, said Ramanandji, that we wouldn’t find a better actor to play Ram. I guess it was my destiny.”

Ramayan Ramji With Deepika aka Sitaji
Arun Govil with co-actor Deepika

Then, in 1986, he appeared as Lord Rama in Ramananda Sagar’s Ramayan along with Deepika Chikhalia (as Sita), Sunil Lahri (as Laksman), Dara Singh (as Hanuman), and Arvind Trivedi (as Ravana).

In 1989, Govil again portrayed the role of Rama in the serial Luv Kush. Later, he appeared in television shows like Basera, Mashal, Aashiqui, Sarhadein, Vividha, and Harishchandra.

Arun Govil with family

In 2020, people started searching about him more, as the show once again aired on TV during the lockdown in India.

Facts about Arun Govil:

  • Arun quits smoking after playing the role of Ram.
  • 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”.
Arun Govil With Sunil Lahri aka Lakshman
Arun Govil With Sunil Lahri (aka Lakshman)
  • He runs a production company with Sunil Lahri aka Laksman from Ramayan.
  • According to him, after Ramayan, he used to get only similar kinds of roles.
  • One of the most asked questions on Google is ” What is the real name of Ram?”. Now one can understand people’s perceptions towards him.

Frequently asked questions on Google:

Q1: Who is Arun Govil’s wife?
Ans: Srilekha Govil

Q2: What is the age of Arun Govil?
Ans: 62 years (in 2020)

Q3: What are the names of Arun Govil’s children?

Arun Govil with his children

Ans: Amal Govil and Sonika Govil

Q4: What is the height of Arun Govil?
Ans: 5ft. 10″ (177 cm)

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