Ashok Lokhande was born on July 13, 1950. He completed his education in the National School of Drama in New Delhi, India. He is an active actor since 1990, when he played the role of Ashwadhyaksha Purushdutt in the TV series Chanakya. His next acting engagement was in 1991 in the serial Mriganayani. He was professionally engaged in two films, Khamoshi: The Musical from 1996 and Sarfarosh from 1999.

The TV audience fondly remembers him as Altu uncle, the role he played in the serial Son Pari. During his 24 year acting career, he participated in several other series, such as Just Mohabbat in 1997, Saans in 1999, Jo Kahunga SachKahunga where he played the role of Fateh Singh, but his most significant role is the role of Arun Rathi (Babasa) in the very popular Indian television soap opera Diya Aur Baati Hum.

Even though his desire was to be professionally engaged in movies, his performances in the TV serials have given him great popularity among the TV audience. In 2013 he was nominated for Favourite Pita award and won the Favourite Sasur award in STAR Parivaar Awards - a platform on Star Plus that promotes their own TV shows, actors, producers, directors and production houses. Diya Aur Baati Hum in year 2011 as Arun Rathi Son Pari in year 2000 as Altamash

Arun Singh Rana Hindi Actor

Arun Singh Rana

Arun Singh Rana is a well-known face of Indian Television especially for the fans of Indian Mythology. He played the role of the beloved and humble king, Pandu, in the mythological drama ‘Mahabharata’ which ran from September 2013 to August 2014 on Star Plus. Through his portrayal of Pandu, Arun Rana has showcased the King of Hastinapur in a different light. The father of the Pandavas in not remembered as a major character in the epic. However, Rana has done perfect justice to the humble and just king which has left him with a huge fanbase. Arun Rana has also appeared on other popular TV shows like Divya Aur Baati Hum in which he plays a Kabaddi player and also in Yeh Hai Aashiqui in which he plays the character of a college student. Rana originally belongs to Delhi and before appearing on Television he had already made a name for himself through his numerous performances in the theater. His latest TV stint was on an episode on Disney Bindass’s Halla Bol, a show which deals with crimes against woman. Arun played an antagonistic role and a totally alternate one from the humble king that we were so used to seeing. On his decision to take up a negative role Arun comments that he fluctuated about playing such a character, but since it was for the cause of women upliftment in which he whole-heartedly believes in, he accepted it. Arun's mythological appearances have not solely been restrained to TV either; people can recognize him from his stint in the 2001 Shahrukh Khan starrer, Ashoka the Great where he played the role of a farmer. Some other movies in which Rana has played a part are Tere Naam and Chalte Chalte. In March 2015, Arun surprised everyone when he announced his involvement in the Indonesian musical soap opera Kuch Kuch Dagdut(KKD), a show which airs on P.T. Indosiar Visual Mandiri, a national television channel in Indonesia.