[4] [5] The television show was produced by Swastik Productions Pvt. Mukesh Khanna (Bhishma Pitamah), Nitish Bharadwaj (Krishna), Pankaj Dheer (Karn), Rupa Ganguly(Draupadi), Kiran Joneja (Ganga), Gufi Paintal (Shakuni), Puneet Issar (Duryodhana) became “A woman on the battlefield?” sneered all five Pandavas, somewhat conveniently forgetting that they themselves worshiped the … She complained to her father, Hiranyavarna, that her husband was a woman. Kulkarni became quite popular after her performance in the show. Shikha is currently playing the role of Alia, Rockstar Abhi’s sister in Zee TV’s KumKum Bhagya. Virendra Razdan played a key role in the critically acclaimed 1983 film, Gandhi. The character of Jayadrath holds a lot of prominence in the epic, for the role he played in the Kurukshetra war. 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Mahabharat is based on the Hindu epic of the same name. Streets on a Sunday morning wore a deserted look as telly watchers sat glued to their TV sets. He is involved in directorial ventures now. The unknown… When he was landed with the role of Arjun, he wasn’t well versed in Hindi. Apart from being an impressive actor, he is also a director, screenwriter, producer, veterinary doctor and former Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha. Shikhandi fought in the Kurukshetra war for the Pandavas along with his father Drupada and brother Dhristadyumna. In some versions of the story, Amba is simply reborn as a male Shikhandi, sometimes whole and sometimes a eunuch. Bombay: Blackie and Son, 1916. Role: 5th Pandav, son of Madri and Ashwini Kumara/husband of Draupadi. He played the role of Krishna at the age of 23 and became an overnight star. Amba was the eldest daughter of the King of Kashi. Nitish Bharadwaj was known for his breakthrough role as Lord Krishna in B. R. Chopra's television series Mahabharat. As: Satyavati. Nissar Khan. Shikhandi - The determined As we know, every character in the Mahabharata is found to be serving a purpose, for the fulfillment of bigger goal, victory of Truth over falsehood. Ahmedabad: Parshwa, 1990. 14. He graduated from Shrimati Mithibai Motiram Kundnani College of Commerce & Economics (M. M. K. College) in Mumbai. According to Kishore Malhotra, a member of the production team, 9 crore or $1.3 million is the total cost of producing Mahabharat. Shikhandi is a warrior princess; she is very strong in nature. Role: Dhiratarashtra and Pandu’s younger brother. Anita Hassanandani as Draupadi. When Drupada picks her up, a heavenly voice tells Drupada to raise her as a man. Sayantani Ghosh. In a retelling of Mahabharata from Draupadi’s point of view, the Tamasha actress Deepika Padukone is going to play the role of Draupadi. The 1988 television series was based on the Hindu epic Mahabharat. Shikhandi fought in the Kurukshetra war for the Pandavas along with his father Drupada and brother Dhristadyumna. Sayantani Ghosh. Besides playing the role of Arjun in Mahabharat, Firoz Khan has done several films in Bollywood including Swayam Krushi, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Aa Gale Lag Jaa, Mohabbat among several others. She performed austerities in the forest and was transformed into a male named Shikhandi. Renuka Israni played Gandhari, Dhritarashtra’s wife. Incidentally, Shikha played the role of Amba in Colors’ show Na Aana Is Des Laado. Shaheer gained huge popularity after playing the role of ‘Arjuna’ in the Indian mythological TV series “Mahabharat” (2013). Tulasi14 IF-Rockerz. Streets on a Sunday morning wore a deserted look as telly watchers sat glued to their TV sets. However, not even Parashurama could defeat Bhishma. Ali Hassanhappens to be one of the rare actors who will get yet another opportunity to be part of Siddharth Tewary’s magnum-opus Mahabharaton Star Plus after portraying the role of … Girija Shankar played Dhritrashtra. Meanwhile, Shikhandi had appropriated the garland she had left on the doorway in her last birth, thus enabling herself to become Bhishma's slayer. Produced by a film veteran producer BR Chopra and directed by his son, Ravi Chopra, the series ran from October 1988 to June 1990, catching the nation; fancy, unlike anything anyone had ever seen earlier. As: Abhimanyu. Here’s the complete list of the cast and crew of “Mahabharat”: Role: Incarnation of Lord Vishnu/Devaki-Vasudev’s younger son/Foster son of Nand and Yashoda, Radha’s Consort, Balaram and Subhadra’s brothe/Pandavas’ cousin, husband of Rukmini. The interpretation of Maharabhat in this series was quite different from other shows. The music was composed by Raj Kamal. 13. Daara Singh immortalised the role of Hanuman in the show. A. Subba Rao made a film in 1962 titled Bhishma. The TV soap ran on India's then prime and government-run channel Door Darshan (DD) for 94 episodes. This was literally amazing. As: Samragni Yagyaseni Draupadi. Role: Arjun and Subhadra’s son B. The mythological show, which was created in 2013, is once again basking in high TRPs. She played the role of Sakshi Tanwar's mother in Bade Achche Lagte Hain. Paras Arora. Today we will tell you about 10 such characters of Mahabharat who had a major role to play, but are still unknown to many. As: Drona. Flash back: Scene1: “ I cant marry your brother, Mr Devavrata, I am already in love with the king Salva and but for your abducting ne alongwith Ambica and Ambalika, I would have put the garland in Salya’s neck already”, said Amba. The original airing consisted of a total of ninety-four episodes and were broadcast from 2 October 1988 to 24 June 1990 on Doordarshan. When he returned to India; after completing his studies from Oxford, he wanted to join Taj in Mumbai; however, destiny had something big for him, and he landed the role of ‘Arjun’ in B. R. Chopra’s Mahabharat, and the rest is history. Know more about him from here➡️ Nitish Bharadwaj’s StarsUnfolded Profile, As: Chakravarti Samrat Dharamraj Yudhishthir, Role: 1st Pandav/son of Kunti and Yama/Eldest son of Kuru Clan/King of Indraprastha and later Hastinapura/husband of Draupadi, Know more about him from here➡️ Gajendra Chauhan’s StarsUnfolded Profile, Role: 2nd Pandav/son of Kunti and Vayu/Second eldest son of Kuru clan/Yuvraaj(crown Prince) of Indraprastha/husband of Draupadi and Hidimbi/father of Ghatotkacha, Know more about him from here➡️ Praveen Kumar’s StarsUnfolded Profile, Role: 3rd Pandava/son of Kunti and Indra/husband of Draupadi, Uloopi, and Subhadra/brother-in-law of Balaram-Krishna/father of Abhimanyu, Know more about him from here➡️ Firoz Khan’s StarsUnfolded Profile, Role: 4th Pandav, son of Madri and Ashwini Kumara/husband of Draupadi, Role: 5th Pandav, son of Madri and Ashwini Kumara/husband of Draupadi, Role: Wife of all Pandavas/Also called as Panchali/Yagyaseni/Younger daughter of Drupad/Princess of Panchala/Sister of Dhrishtadhyumna and Shikhandi, Know more about her from here➡️ Roopa Ganguly’s StarsUnfolded Profile, Role: Shantanu-Ganga’s eighth son/eighth Vasu/Satyavati’s step-son, Know more about him from here➡️ Mukesh Khanna’s StarsUnfolded Profile, Role: Vichitravirya’s son from Ambika(eldest)/later king of Hastinapur/father of Kauravas, Know more about him from here➡️Girija Shankar’s StarsUnfolded Profile, Role: Wife of Dhritrashtra/Queen of Hastinapur/mother of Kauravas/princess of Gandhara, Know more about her from here ➡️Renuka Israni’s StarsUnfolded Profile, Role: Vichitravirya’s son from Ambalika(youngest)/King of Hastinapur/father of Pandavas, Role: Pandu’s first wife/mother of Karna, Yudhisthira, Bhim and Arjun/Daughter of Shoorsen/Vasudev’s sister/ Yadava princess/Foster daughter of Kuntibhoj, Role: Pandu’s second wife/Madra princess/mother of Nakul and Sahadev, Know more about him from here➡️ Surendra Pal’s StarsUnfolded Profile, Role: Eldest son of Gandhari and Dhritarashtra/Elder brother of 99 Kauravas/Husband of Bhanumati, Know more about him from here➡️ Puneet Issar’s StarsUnfolded Profile, Role: Second son of Gandhari and Dhritarashtra/Duyodhan’s younger brother, Role: Son of Kunti and Surya/Adhiratha-Radha’s foster son/King of Anga, Know more about him from here➡️ Pankaj Dheer’s StarsUnfolded Profile, Role: Gandhari’s brother/later King of Gandhara, Know more about him from here➡️ Gufi Paintal’s StarsUnfolded Profile, Know more about him from here➡️ Chetan Hansraj’s StarsUnfolded Profile, Role: Ancestor of Kauravas and Pandavas/son of King Dushyanta and Shakuntala, Know more about him from here➡️ Raj Babbar’s StarsUnfolded Profile, Role: Bharata’s mother/King Dushyanta’s wife. Watchout Top 8 Beautiful Actresses Who Slayed the Character of Draupadi in Indian Mythological Shows | Mahabharat | Paramavtar Shri Krishna. Shikandi is a character in the Hindu epic, the Mahābhārata. The film was directed by Richard Attenborough and was based on the extraordinary life and leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. Print. But wait, we will find good reasons for that. Chopra hit show 'Mahabharat (1988 TV series)', in which he himself played the roles of Shikhandi and Sudama. Sources inform that Shikha has been finalized to play the role of Shikhandi a warrior princess and she will start shooting for the show soon. In most versions of the story, Shikhandi is male but born female. 14. Role: Uparichara Vasu’s daughter Know more about her from here ️ Sayantani Ghosh’s StarsUnfolded Profile. Last. Mahabharat is an epic Indian television series based on the ancient Sanskrit epic of the same name. Girija Shankar played Dhritrashtra. Because Panchala doesn't practice gender discrimination, she is trained to become a warrior and fights in the Kurukshetra War (this being the original reason why Amba kills herself again and again, wanting to be born to a culture that will allow her to fight Bhishma). Report a problem? Tulasi14 IF-Rockerz. Shakuni used to deceive for Adharm and Krishna for Dharam. In 2008, Ekta Kapoor produced Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki in which Anita Hassanandani played the role of Draupadi. Incidentally, Shikha played the role of Amba in Colors’ show Na Aana Is Des Laado. He was born a baby girl, named Shikandini," to Drupada, the king of Panchala. Jandhyala Gourinatha Sastry played the role of Bhishma. [7] In many versions of the story, the change results in Shikhandi being a eunuch; in others, it doesn't.[8]. The TV soap ran on India's then prime and government-run channel Door Darshan (DD) for 94 episodes. The show was first released on DD National on 2 October 1988 to 24 June 1990. Initially, this man was selected to play Vidur but later on B. R Chopra thought Bharadwaj to be too young for this character. Last. As: Abhimanyu. Saurabh Raj Jain played Lord Krishna in ‘Jai Shri Krishna’ Following his amazing acting skills in this role he had also grabbed the same role in an adaptation of ‘Mahabharat’ too. The script was written by Pandit Narendra Sharma and the Hindi/Urdu poet Rahi Masoom Raza, based on the original story by Vyasa. A. Subba Rao made a film in 1962 titled Bhishma. Along with her sisters Ambika and Ambalika, she was taken from their Swayamvara by force by Bhishma, as punishment to the Kingdom of Kashi for not inviting Hastinapur nobility to the event. Here we find a controversial character who ultimately became the cause of Bhishma's downfall. In Mahabharat aired On Star Plus, she played the role of Draupadi from 16 th September 2013 to 16 th August 2014. 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