Ramayan tells the story of Rama, the eldest son of Dasharatha, the King of Ayodhya. Rama is due to become king after his father’s retirement, but his stepmother, Kaikeyi wants her son Bharata to take the throne.
As King Dasharatha had earlier promised to fulfil any two wishes for her, Kaikeyi demands that Rama should be banished to the forest for fourteen years and that Bharat should be crowned as king. Dasharatha keeps his word and with a heavy heart asks Rama to leave for the forest. Rama accepts the exile and is accompanied by his wife Mata Sita and younger brother Lakshmana. When Bharat learns that his mother is responsible for Rama’s exile he renounces her and beseeches Rama to return to Ayodhya. Rama declines, whereupon Bharat places Rama’s paduka on the throne as a symbol that Rama is the true king.
Bharat served Ayodhya for the next fourteen years keeping charan paduka of Rama on the throne.Ravan, the evil King of Lanka, abducts Mata Sita, prompting Rama, Lakshmana, Hanuman and his army of apes, the Vanara Sena , to rescue her and Rama to slay Ravan.
Season 2 focuses on Ram-Sita’s life after returning from exile, birth of Luv-Kush and their reunion with the royal family and final departure of Sita and Ram from the earth.
Portrayed By Character Role
Gurmeet Choudhary Rama Male Lead Protagonist. Eldest Son of Kaushalya and Dasharatha. King of Ayodhya and also an avatar of Vishnu.
Vishnu/Narayana Parallel Male Protagonist and of which Rama is an avatar.
Debina Bonnerjee Sita/Vandevi (Season 2) Female Lead Protagonist. Wife of Rama and daughter of the earth goddess Bhumi and the adopted daughter of King Janaka of Mithila.
Mahalakshmi/Lakshmi Wife of Narayana and Sita is her avatar.
Rishabh Sharma Kush One of the twin sons of Rama and Sita.Twin brother of Luv.
Perin Monish Malde Luv One of the twin sons of Rama and Sita. Twin brother of Kush.
Ankit Arora Lakshmana Brother and close companion of Rama. He is the twin brother of Shatrughna, born to Sumitra, the second wife of Dasharatha, his father. Thus, Lakshmana is the third eldest son of Dashratha.
se of time he took both of them to Janakpuri, to attend Sita swayamvar.
Punkaj Kalraa Dasharatha Father of Rama and his brothers.
Vije Bhatia Bharat Brother of Rama, and the son of Dasaratha and Kaikeyi. He is the second eldest son of Dasharatha.
Lalit Negi Shatrughna Brother of Rama and son of Dasaratha and his third wife, Sumitra. He is the youngest son of Dasharatha.
Rajni Chandra Kaushalya The eldest of King Dasaratha’s three wives, she was the daughter of the King of the Kosala Kingdom. She was the mother of Rama. A queen of Ayodhya.
Jaya Ojha Mandodari Queen Consort of Ravana.
Hemakshi Ujjain Kaikeyi One of the three wives of Dasharatha and mother of Bharata. A queen of Ayodhya.
Sangeeta Kapure Sumitra One of the three wives of Dasharatha and mother of twins, Shatrughna and Lakshmana. A queen of Ayodhya.
Vinod Kapoor Vibhishan He was the younger half brother of the Rakshasa (demon) king Ravana of Lanka. Though a Rakshasa himself, Vibhishana was of a noble character and advised Ravana, who kidnapped and abducted Sita, to return her to her husband Rama in an orderly fashion and promptly. When his brother did not listen to his advice, Vibhishana joined Rama’s army. Later, when Rama defeated Ravana, Rama crowned Vibhishana as the king of Lanka.
Praphulla Pandey Indrajit A warrior mentioned in the Indian epic Ramayana, was the son of the Lankan king Ravana.
Rakesh Deewana Kumbhakarna He is a demon and brother of Ravana in the Indian Ramayana epic. Despite his monstrous size and great hunger, he was described to be of good character, though he killed and ate many Hindu monks just to show his power.
Paras Arora Young Rama Eldest son of Kaushalya and Dasharatha, King of Ayodhya. Also an avatar of Vishnu.
Debina Bonnerjee Young Sita Daughter of the earth goddess Bhumi and adopted daughter of King Janaka of Mithila
Manish Arora as Devantaka
Arun Mathur as Sumali
Brownie Parasher as Vashishtha
Raman Khatri as Kubera
Romanch Mehta as Narantaka/Lavanasura
Omang Kumar designed the sets and Nisha Sagar designed the costumes. Anand Sagar, son of late Ramanand Sagar, directed the series having worked on the script for about six months with this team. The series was shot at “Sagar Film City” in Baroda.
Ravindra Jain, who composed music for the 1980s series returned as composer. Playback singers included Kavita Subramaniam and Suresh Wadkar. An audio CD with 17 bhajans from the series was released in 2009 with lyrics/music by Jain and the voices of singers Suresh Wadkar, Kavita Subramaniam, Sadhana Sargam, Satish Dehra, Pamela Jain, Ravi Tripathi, Amaye Daate, Rekha Rao,