Deepika Chikhalia

Film actress, politician
Deepika Chikhalia is an Indian actress who rose to fame playing Sita in Ramanand Sagar's hit television series Ramayan. She met with limited success in films in the late 1980s and early 1990s. She followed up her television career with a move into politics, riding her fame as a religious icon to an election victory as a Member of Parliament in the Indian Lok Sabha from Baroda constituency in 1991 as a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate. Deepika grew up in Girnar Apartments, in the affluent Pali Hill area of Bandra, a suburb of Mumbai. She was also part of the popular television serial Vikram Aur Betaal. She is married to Hemant Topiwala, owner of Shingar Bindi and Tips and Toes cosmetics. They have two daughters, Nidhi Topiwala & Juhi Topiwala.

Personal facts

Given name
Dipika
Family name
Chikhlia
Birth date
1965-04-29
Birth place
India
Occupation
Film actress, politician

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