Remember Dipikka Chikhalia aka Sita from Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, this is how she looks now.
She became a household name after playing the role of Sita in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan that aired on Doordarshan. Yes, you guessed it right we are talking about Deepika Chikhalia. The actress was recently spotted at an event in Mumbai where she looked unrecognizable. (Photo: Instagram)
Looks ethereal in traditional
She was clicked with TV actress Debina Bonnerjee and Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut. Debina has also appeared as Sita in Ramayan. While Dipikka essayed the role in Ramanand Sagar’s iconic show in 1986, Debina portrayed the character in 1998. (Photo: Instagram)
Debina took to social media to share the picture with the original Ramayana star. The two ladies recently met at an event. Debina shared with her fans that she could perform her character better as she had watched Dipikka playing the part. (Photo: Instagram).
After India’s first mythological television serial, the actress was not seen much on-screen. Dipika got married to Hemant Topiwala, who is the owner of Shingar Bindi and Tips and Toes cosmetics. The couple has two daughters Nidhi and Juhi Topiwala. (Photo: Instagram).
Work Post Ramayan
Post the cult show Ramayan, Dipika acted in a few other hit TV series such as Sword of Tipu Sultan and Vikram Aur Betaal. (Photo: Instagram)
Many are not aware that the actress also did a few films. She made her Bollywood debut with ‘Sun Meri Laila’, starring Raj Kiran and has also worked with Rajesh Khanna in three Hindi films. She did a few regional films as well. (Photo: Instagram)
Dipika later joined politics. And riding on her fame as a religious icon, she became a Member of Parliament by winning from Baroda constituency in 1991 as a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate. (Photo: Instagram).
The actress made a comeback to television with a Gujarati show. She was seen as a Sutradhar for the show Chhota Chheda. (Photo: Instagram).
Family over career
Dipika, who bagged popularity with the mythological series, was hardly a part of glamour industry post her wedding. For long she assisted her husband in his family business. (Photo: Instagram).
The actress prefers traditional dresses.
In an interview, the actress once stated that she is very particular about the way she dresses up. Dipika stated that she prefers wearing saris or jeans as seeing her in shorts can upset her fan’s sentiments. (Photo: Instagram).