Mukesh Rawal was an Indian actor who was famous for playing the role of ‘Vibhishana’ in Ramanand Sagar’s epic TV series ‘Ramayan’ (1987).
Mukesh Rawal was born in 1951 (65 years; at the time of death) in Mumbai.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Family & Caste
Wife & Children
He was married to Saral Rawal, and the couple had three children. His son, Dwij, passed away in a rail accident in 2006 at the age of 18 years. Mukesh and Saral have two daughters, Arya Vaid Rawal and Vipra Rawal Mewani, and both are actresses.
In 1970, he started working at the Bank of Baroda and worked there for almost 31 years. In 2001, he voluntarily retired from his job at the bank. He then started acting in theatre plays, and later, he acted in various Hindi and Gujarati theatre plays such as ‘Bol Baby Bol, Bindaas Bol,’ ‘Khel,’ and ‘Ame Tane Ane Rataniyo.’ He worked in various Hindi, Gujarati, and Bhojpuri films and television shows. He gained immense popularity with the epic mythological serial ‘Ramayan’ (1987) and ‘Luv Kush’ (1988) in which he played the role of Vibhishana.
Mukesh acted in a few Hindi TV serials including ‘Hasratein’ (1996), ‘Kohi Apna Sa’ (2001), ‘Kabhi Saas Kabhi Bahu’ (2008), and ‘Beend Banoongaa Ghodi Chadhaunga’ (2011). He played supporting roles in various Hindi films like ‘Woh Phir Aayegi’ (1988), ‘Zid’ (1994), ‘Lahoo Ke Do Rang’ (1997), ‘Wake Up Sid’ (2009), and ‘Haunted – 3D’ (2011).
On 15 November 2016, he died in a train accident in Kandivali, Mumbai, while he was travelling for the dubbing of his Gujarati film.His body was found at a railway track in Mumbai at around 9.33 am and was identified by his relatives. On his demise, one of his relatives said,
His dead body was found today morning at a railway track in Mumbai. He died in a train accident. We haven’t got the body yet for the last rites. It is still in the morgue.”
The veteran Indian actress, Himani Shivpuri said,
We just got the news and are extremely saddened about the same. The news has come in and we will be paying a visit to the family. We are not aware of why did he commit suicide. He is survived by a family.” NDTV
As per some other sources, Mukesh was depressed after his son’s death and committed suicide. In an interview, one of the officers from the Borivli GRP said,
Mukesh was never able to come to terms with his son’s death. After the couple’s daughters got married and left, Mukesh began to feel lonelier. About 15 days before he committed suicide, Mukesh began to miss Dwij intensely, and would frequently talk about him. Perhaps that was why he committed suicide.” Jan Satta