Actress Deepika Chikhalia
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India's 'screen goddess': I played a Hindu deity on TV

In the summer of 1987, the TV epic Ramayan had Indian audiences gripped, with more than 100m people tuning in each week.

Deepika Chikhalia played the part of the Hindu goddess Sita.

She spoke to Witness about one of the most popular shows in Indian TV history.

Witness is a World Service radio programme of the stories of our times told by the people who were there.

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