(Dussehra is just around the corner as Navratri nears its end, so The Quint is reposting this piece from its archives about a Ravana played by Manoj Sharma. It was originally published in October 2015.)The rage. The laughter. Everything about Ravana is iconic.Manoj Sharma has been playing the role of Ravana from the mythological tale of Ramayana for the last 17 years.“Ravan was a very learned-saint. He had courage and determination,” Sharma tells us.Here’s a peek into the parallel life Sharma shares with his character. We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.