Baba Ramdev, born as Ramkrishna Yadav, is a household name in India, known for his role in popularizing yoga among Indians through the medium of television and his mass yoga camps. In this endeavor he was accompanied by Acharya Karamveer and Acharya Balkrishna. He established the Divya Yoga Mandir Trust in 1995 and became a popular yoga guru over the years. Baba Ramdev primarily teaches the Pranayama form of yoga which focuses on breathing techniques. He gained immense fame after he began appearing on Aastha TV in a series promoting yoga. The show was a big hit with the audiences and he gained a large fan following, including that of celebrities.
He later on turned businessman and started Patanjali Ayurved which has become a huge player in the domestic FMCG market. The company, which currently makes over 350-plus products spanning noodles, biscuits, corn flakes and juices, posted a turnover of Rs 10,561 crore in the FMCG sector in the last fiscal year. Riding high on the popularity of desi products, Ramdev believes that by 2018-19, Patanjali Ayurved will overtake Unilever and others and by 2020-21 Patanjali would become the world’s largest FMCG brand.
To showcase Ramdev’s journey from a life of anonymity to a renowned yoga guru and entrepreneur, a biopic series will soon air on GEC channel Discovery Jeet. The series is produced by actor Ajay Devgn and it will be called ‘Swami Ramdev: Ek Sangharsh.’
Devgn took to Twitter and revealed that National Film Award-winning actor Naman Jain will be the face of young Ramdev, Ramkishan, on the upcoming show.
Naman, immensely talented, playing young Swami Ramdev in our upcoming show Swami Ramdev: Ek Sangharsh on Discovery Jeet. pic.twitter.com/79Dwi4TVGQ
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) December 18, 2017
In a statement, Devgn said that he wanted to ensure that somebody who fits the bill perfectly gets to play the role of Ramkishan as the audience will, for the first time, get to know about the early days of Swami Ramdev.
“Naman Jain is hugely talented for his age and has delivered a captivating performance.”
The Chillar Party actor said, “It is an honor to play Swami Ramdev’s childhood in his biopic. The task was not easy as Swami Ramdev faced multiple challenges as a child and it was important for me to understand the social tensions that prevailed in a small village. It was also a challenge for me to adapt his style and portray the character.”