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Mahabharat (1988) Actors, Cast & Crew: Roles, Salary

Mahabharat

Mahabharat is one of the most popular Indian historical television drama serials of the late ’80s. Produced and directed by B. R. Chopra, it hit the small screen again in March 2020, when it was re-telecast on DD National amidst the nationwide lockdown in the wake of Corona pandemic. Here’s the complete list of the cast and crew of “Mahabharat”:

Nitish Bharadwaj

Nitish Bharadwaj

As: Dwarkadheesh Bhagwan Shri Krishna

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.

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Gajendra Chauhan

Gajendra Chauhan

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

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Praveen Kumar

Praveen Kumar

As: Kuntiputra Bhim

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

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Arjun (Firoz Khan)

Arjun

As: Kuntiputra Arjuna

Role: 3rd Pandava/son of Kunti and Indra/husband of Draupadi, Uloopi, and Subhadra/brother-in-law of Balaram-Krishna/father of Abhimanyu

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Ankur Javeri

Ankur Javeri

As: Young Arjun

Sameer Chitre

Sameer Chitre

As: Nakul

Role: 4th Pandav, son of Madri and Ashwini Kumara/husband of Draupadi

Sanjeev Chitre

Sanjeev Chitre

As: Sahadeva

Role: 5th Pandav, son of Madri and Ashwini Kumara/husband of Draupadi

Roopa Ganguly

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As: Samragni Yagyaseni Draupadi

Role: Wife of all Pandavas/Also called as Panchali/Yagyaseni/Younger daughter of Drupad/Princess of Panchala/Sister of Dhrishtadhyumna and Shikhandi

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Mukesh Khanna

Mukesh Khanna

As: Gangaputra Devavrata Bhishma

Role: Shantanu-Ganga’s eighth son/eighth Vasu/Satyavati’s step-son

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Girija Shankar

Girija Shankar

As: Maharaj Dhritrashtra

Role: Vichitravirya’s son from Ambika(eldest)/later king of Hastinapur/father of Kauravas

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Renuka Israni

Renuka Israni

As: Maharani Gandhari

Role: Wife of Dhritrashtra/Queen of Hastinapur/mother of Kauravas/princess of Gandhara

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Tarakesh Chauhan

Tarakesh Chauhan

As: Maharaj Pandu

Role: Vichitravirya’s son from Ambalika(youngest)/King of Hastinapur/father of Pandavas

Nazneen

Nazneen

As: Maharani Kunti

Role: Pandu’s first wife/mother of Karna, Yudhisthira, Bhim and Arjun/Daughter of Shoorsen/Vasudev’s sister/ Yadava princess/Foster daughter of Kuntibhoj

Roma Manik

Roma Manik

As: Rani Madri

Role: Pandu’s second wife/Madra princess/mother of Nakul and Sahadev

Surendra Pal

Surendra Pal

As: Dronacharya

Role: Guru of Kauravas and Pandavas

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Pradeep Rawat

Pradeep Rawat

As: Ashwatthama

Role: Son of Dronacharya

Puneet Issar

Puneet Issar

As: Duryodhan

Role: Eldest son of Gandhari and Dhritarashtra/Elder brother of 99 Kauravas/Husband of Bhanumati

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Amit Shukla

Amit Shukla

As: Young Duryodhan

Vinod Kapoor

Vinod Kapoor

As: Dushasan

Role: Second son of Gandhari and Dhritarashtra/Duyodhan’s younger brother

Pankaj Dheer

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As: Angaraj Karna

Role: Son of Kunti and Surya/Adhiratha-Radha’s foster son/King of Anga

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Gufi Paintal

Gufi Paintal

As: Shakuni

Role: Gandhari’s brother/later King of Gandhara

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Harish Bhimani

Harish Bhimani

As: Samay/Narrator

Chetan Hansraj

Chetan Hansraj

As: Adolescent Balram

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Raj Babbar

Raj Babbar

As: Chakravarti Samrat Bharat

Role: Ancestor of Kauravas and Pandavas/son of King Dushyanta and Shakuntala

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Ashalata Wabgaonkar

Ashalata Wabgaonkar

As: Rajmata Shakuntala

Role: Bharata’s mother/King Dushyanta’s wife

Rishabh Shukla

Rishabh Shukla

As: Maharaj Shantanu

Role: A descendant of Bharata

Kiran Juneja

Kiran Juneja

As: Mata Ganga

Role: Shantanu’s first wife/Bhishma’s mother/the holy river of Hindus.

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Daboo Malik

Daboo Malik

As: Devavrath/young Bhishma

Debashree Roy

Debashree Roy

As: Rajmata Satyavati

Role: Shantanu’s second wife/Vichitravirya and Chitrangada’s mother/Bhishma’s step-mother

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Rajesh Vivek

Rajesh Vivek

As: Maharishi Ved Vyas

Sudesh Berry

Sudesh Berry

As: Maharaj Vichitravirya

Role: Shantanu-Satyavati’s second son after Chitrangada, Bhisma’s stepbrother

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Dharmesh Tiwari

Dharmesh Tiwari

As: Kripacharya

Role: Kulguru, Family Teacher

Lalit Mohan Tiwari

Lalit Mohan Tiwari

As: Sanjaya

Role: Dhritarashtra’s advisor and also his charioteer

Om Katare

Om Katare

As: Adhiratha,

Role: Charioteer/Karna’s foster father

Razak Khan

Razak Khan

As: Ghatotkach

Mayur Verma

Mayur Verma 

As: Abhimanyu

Varsha Usgaonkar

Varsha Usgaonker

As: Uttara

Role:  Abhimanyu’s wife/Matsya princess

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Ayub Khan

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As: Parikshit

Role: Son of Abhimanyu and Uttara/Grandson of Arjuna and Subhadra

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Goga Kapoor

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As: Kans

Role: Son of Ugrasen

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Vishnu Sharma

Vishnu Sharma

As: Vasudev

Role: Son of Shoorsen, prince of Vrishni tribe

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Sheela Sharma

Sheela Sharma

As: Devaki

Role: Vasudev’s younger wife

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Rasik Dave

Rasik Dave

As: Nand Raj

Role: Chief of Gokul/Foster father of Krishna

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Channa Ruparel

Channa Ruparel

As: Maharani Rukmini,

Role: Krishna’s chief wife

Ashok Banthia

Ashok Banthia

As: Senapati Kritvarma

Arun Bakshi

Arun Bakshi

As: Dhrishtadyumna

Role: Draupadi’s brother/Prince of Panchala

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Sameer Rajda

Sameer Rajda

As: Uttar, crown prince of Matsya

Sharat Saxena

Sharat Saxena

As: Kichak

Role: Army General of Matsya

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Deep Dhillon

Deep Dhillon

As: Jayadratha

Role: Dussala’s husband, Kaurava’s brother-in-law, King of Sindhu

Shivendra Mahal

Shivendra Mahal

As: Parshuram/Lord Shiva

Satish Kaul

Satish Kaul

As: Indra

Gopi Krishna

Gopi Krishna

As: Chitrasena

Rana Jung Bahadur

Rana Jung Bahadur

As: Jarasandh

Role: King of Magadha, Father-in-law of Kans

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Prem Sagar

Prem Sagar

As: Rishi Kanva

Pankaj Berry

Pankaj Berry

As: Rishi Kindama

Role: A sage who cursed Pandu

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Sumeet Raghavan

Sumeet Raghavan

As: Young Sudama

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Dara Singh

Dara Singh

As: Hanuman (cameo)

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Kewal Shah

As: Adolescent Krishna

Aloka Mukherjee

As: Subhadra

Role: Arjuna’s 2nd wife

Krish Mallik

As: Adolescent Bhishma

Kaushal Shah

As: Young Dushasan

Harendra Paintal

As: Young Karna

Sagar Salunkhe

As: Balram

Role: Vasudev’s elder son

Paramjeet Chima

As: Dashraj

Role: Satyavati’s Father

Jahnavi

As: Amba

Role: 1st princess of Kashi

Meena Chakrabarty

As: Maharani Ambika

Role: 2nd princess of Kashi/Vichitravirya’s first queen

Menaka Babbar

As: Ambalika

Role: 3rd princess of Kashi/Vichitravirya’s second queen

Kamlesh Maan

As: Devi Sulabha

Role: Vidur’s wife

Dinesh Anand

As: Vikarna

Role: Son of Gandhari and Dhritarashtra/Duyodhan’s younger brother

Saroj Sharma

As: Radha

Role: Adhiratha’s wife/Karna’s foster mother

Ramlal Gupta

As: Ugrasen

Role: King of Mathura, Surasena

Kshama Raj

As: Rohini

Role: Vasudev’s elder wife

Manju Vyas

As: Yashoda

Role: Nand’s wife/Foster mother of Krishna

Parijat

As: Mata Radha

Role: Krishna’s consort

Pradeep Sharma

As: Drupada

Role: Draupadi’s father/King of Panchala

Ashok Sharma

As: Virata

Role: King of Matsya

Chandni Sharma

As: Sudeshna

Role: Queen of Matsya

Vikrant Mathur

As: Subala

Role: Shakuni’s and Gandhari’s Father, King of Gandhara

Rakesh Bidua

As: Kashya

Role: King Of Kashi

Pawan Shukla

As: Shalv Kumar

Role: Prince of Salwa

Vikas Prasad

As: Ekalavya

Randhir Singh

As: Hidimba/Bhootana (Putana)

Virendra Razdan

As: Mahamantri Dasi Putra Vidur

Role: The Mahaa Mantri of Hastinapur / son of Ambika’s head maid, Parishrami / half-brother to the kings Dhritarashtra and Pandu of Hastinapura and also the uncle of Pandavas and Kauravas

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