Arvind Trivedi (8 November 1938 – 6 October 2021) was an Indian actor and politician from Gujarat. He, alongside his brother Upendra Trivedi, was prolific in Gujarati cinema for over 40 years. He became a household name for playing the role of Ravana in television series Ramayan (1987). He was elected to the Lok Sabha, lower house of the Parliament of India from Sabarkantha, Gujarat as a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
|Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha|
|Preceded by||Maganbhai Patel|
|Succeeded by||Nisha Chaudhary|
|Born||8 November 1938|
Indore, Indore State, British India
(present-day Madhya Pradesh, India)
|Died||6 October 2021 (aged 82)|
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Relatives||Upendra Trivedi (brother)|
Arvind Trivedi was born on 8 November 1938 in Indore (now in Madhya Pradesh) to Jethalal Trivedi. He studied to Intermediate level at Bhavan's College in Bombay (now Mumbai). He married Nalini on 4 June 1966. They had three daughters. His brother Upendra Trivedi was also prolific Gujarati film actor.
He is known for portraying Ravan in Ramanand Sagar's television series Ramayan (1987). He acted in other TV series like Vikram Aur Betaal and others. The film Desh Re Joya Dada Pardesh Joya, in which he acted as Dadaji (grandfather), broke many box office records and he is still remembered for the role.
Trivedi acted in about 300 films including Hindi and Gujarati. He had acted in several social and mythological films.
Trivedi won seven awards for the best acting in Gujarati films awarded by the Government of Gujarat.
This list(January 2020)
|1972||Jangal Mein Mangal||Hindi|
|1973||Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar||Inspector||Hindi||credited as "Arvind Trivadi"|
|1974||Kunwarbai Nu Mamerun||Narsinh Mehta||Gujarati|
|1975||Shetal Ne Kaanthe||Gujarati|
|1977||Paiso Bole Chhe||Gujarati|
|1978||Bhagat Gora Kumbhar||Gujarati|
|1979||Hum Tere Aashiq Hain||Balraam||Hindi|
|1989||Dada Ne Vahali Dikri||Gujarati|
|1998||Desh Re Joya Dada Pardesh Joya||Dadaji||Gujarati|
|1985||Vikram Aur Betaal||Yogi||DD National|
- "Actor Arvind Trivedi, the Ravana in 'Ramayan', passes away; Modi pays tribute". The Economic Times. 6 October 2021. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
- "Behind the scenes: Dress designers to actors & deities". The Tribune. 20 April 2003. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
- "Members Bioprofile". Loksabha. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
- "सांसद रह चुका है TV का ये 'रावण', 30 सालों में अब तक इतना बदला लुक". Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi). 11 October 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
- "Trivedi takes over as acting chairman of Censor Board". The Times of India. 22 July 2002. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
- "List of five Central Board of Film Certification chiefs and their tenures Pahlaj Nihalani Leela Samson Sharmila Tagore Anupam Kher Arvind Trivedi". 12 August 2017.
- "Ramayan actor Arvind Trivedi passes away at 82; co-stars Dipika Chikhlia, Arun Govil and more offer condolences". Nirali Kanabar. Times Now. 6 October 2021. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
- "Arvind Trivedi, Ramayan's Raavan, dies of heart attack, Sunil Lahiri offers condolences". Hindustan Times. 6 October 2021. Retrieved 6 October 2021.