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Popular Indian Actors Who Played Lord Rama On-Screen

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On the account of Rama Navami, a revered Hindu festival that celebrates the birthday of Lord Ram, we take a look at the most powerful portrayals of Rama in Indian movies and television— the seventh avatar of the deity Vishnu— to date.  

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PrabhasThe Baahubali actor will be playing lord Rama in the upcoming film, Adipurush. Directed by Om Raut, the film is slated for release on June 16, 2023. This CGI-heavy movie has been pegged as a new-age attempt to take the Sanskrit epic, Ramayana, to the silver screens.

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Ashish SharmaSharma’s role on Siya Ke Ram was well-recieved by the audience. Given that Sita was the narrator, this play offered a distinctive interpretation of the Sanskrit epic. The production company covered the entire plot in 326 episodes, which were broadcast for about a year.

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Gurmeet ChoudharyThe popular TV actor played the part in the 2008 television programme Ramayan, and his portrayal of the character garnered mammoth popularity.  Interestingly, his real-life wife Debina Bonnerjee essayed the role of Sita on the show.

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Arun GovilGovil became a household name after taking on the role of lord Ram in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan in 1986. The actor's fandom eventually rose to dizzying heights—scores of fans began worshipping him in real life.

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JeetendraIn 1997’s film Lav Kush, actor Jeetendra played the role of Lord Ram. The story centers around  Rama and Sita's children, aka Lava and Kusha. She gives birth to them in Valmiki’s ashram, where the young boys get trained by the harbinger-poet.