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An adaptation of the ancient epic, in which the exiled Prince Rama and his brother Laxman set out to save Rama's wife, Sita, who has been kidnapped by the demon king of Lanka Ravana.


Ramanand Sagar
4,476 ( 334)




1988   1987  
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Series cast summary:
Arun Govil ...  Ram 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Deepika Chikhalia ...  Sita 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Sunil Lahri ...  Laxman 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Arvind Trivedi ...  Ravan 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Dara Singh ...  Hanuman 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Sanjay Jog ...  Bharat 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Samir Rajda Samir Rajda ...  Shatrughna 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Shyamsundar Kalani Shyamsundar Kalani ...  Sugriv / ... 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Vijay Arora ...  Indrajit (Meghanad) 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Bal Dhuri ...  Dasharath 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Jayshree Gadkar ...  Kaushalya 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Padma Khanna ...  Kaikeyi 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Rajni Bala Rajni Bala ...  Sumitra 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Mukesh Rawal Mukesh Rawal ...  Vibhishana 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Nalin Dave Nalin Dave ...  Kumbhakarna 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Aparajita ...  Mandodari 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Lalita Pawar ...  Manthara 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Renu Dhariwal Renu Dhariwal ...  Shurpanakha 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Mulraj Rajda Mulraj Rajda ...  Janak 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Urmila Bhatt ...  Sunaina 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Sudhir Dalvi ...  Vasishta 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Chandrashekhar ...  Sumant 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Vijay Kavish Vijay Kavish ...  Shiva 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Rajshekhar Upadhyay Rajshekhar Upadhyay ...  Jambavan 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Bashir Khan Bashir Khan ...  Angad 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Anjali Vyas Anjali Vyas ...  Urmila 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Sulakshana Khatri Sulakshana Khatri ...  Mandavi 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Poonam Shetty Poonam Shetty ...  Shrutakirti 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Girish Seth Girish Seth ...  Nal 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Giriraj Shukla Giriraj Shukla ...  Neel / ... 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Vibhuti Dave Vibhuti Dave ...  Trijata 78 episodes, 1987-1988
Aslam Khan Aslam Khan ...  Samudra Dev / ... 78 episodes, 1987-1988


The noble prince Rama (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu) is exiled from Ayodhya on his stepmother's whim, and his loyal brother Lakshmana and beautiful wife, Sita, follow him into the forest despite the many dangers it holds. But when Sita is kidnapped by Ravana, king of the rakshasas, Rama must go deep into himself to find the physical and emotional resources he needs to rescue her. An idealized heroic tale about the struggle between good and evil, the Ramayana is also an intensely personal story of family relationships, love and loss, duty and honour, of harem intrigue, petty jealousies and destructive ambitions-all this played out in a universe populated by larger-than-life humans, gods and celestial beings, wondrous animals and terrifying demons.

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While the serial was screened on television people would do various Hindu rituals like they would have bath early in the morning while sitting to watch the serial,people would not wear footwear while sitting in front of television.While some would lit the Agarbatti's or break a coconut before the serial starts as they considered it very holy. See more »

Alternate Versions

After the sequel series Luv Kush ended, both the series were aired combined as "Sampurna Ramayan". See more »


Referenced in Andaz Apna Apna (1994) See more »

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Very Very Excellent !!!
30 September 2001 | by rupanispSee all my reviews

His Holiness, His Divine Grace, Maharishi Ramanand Sagar has done excellent job.

From all the characters in the epic, I like His Divine Grace Ram and Her Divine Grace Sita.

I would like to add that in reality Ram or sita could not have been better than they appear in epic.

Thank you very much for your kind considerations.

With Very Best Regards.

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Release Date:

25 January 1987 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Ramayan See more »


Box Office


IDR100,000 (estimated)
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(78 episodes)


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