Who can forget TV actress Deepika Chikalia’s potrayal of Sita in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayana in 1986. So much so, that the loyal viewers had the pictures of the lead pair as Ram and Sita in their drawing room.
After Ramayan, Deepika acted in popular shows such as Sword of Tipu Sultan and Vikram aur Betaal. After she got married to Gujarati businessman Hemant Topiwala, the actress took a sabbatical and had two daughters -Juhi and Nidhi. In 1991, Deepika won from Vadodara constituency (in Gujarat) as an MP.
But she couldn’t stay away from what she loved best – acting. She made a comeback with Season 2 of Colors Gujarati’s show ‘Chhuta Chheda’ which was based on real-life stories of couples and the trial and tribulations faced in relationships.
And now, the actress will be seen on the big screen with the Hindi film Gaalib, which is based on the life of Afzal Guru’s son Gaalib Guru. She will be playing the important part of Gaalib’s mother. The film was shot in Allahabad. She talked about the film and much more and revealed why she would never wear shorts.