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Sarvadaman D. Banerjee Height, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 55 Years
Hometown: Unnao, Uttar Pradesh
Wife: Alankrita Banerjee

Sarvadaman D Banerjee

Bio/Wiki
Profession(s)• Actor
• Meditation Teacher
Famous Role"Krishna/Vishnu" in Ramanand Sagar's "Krishna" (1993)
Sarvadaman D Banerjee as Krishna
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in feet & inches- 6’
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGrey
Career
DebutSanskrit Film: Adi Shankaracharya (1983) as "Adi Shankara"
Sarvadaman D Banerjee as Adi Shankara
Telugu Film: Shri Datta Darshanam (1985) as "Sridatta"
Sarvadaman Banerjee in the Telugu Film Shri Datta Darshanam (1985)
Hindi Film: M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2015) as Dhoni’s coach “Chanchal"
Sarvadaman D Banerjee as Chanchal in MS Dhoni An Untold Story
TV: Krishna (1993) as "Krishna/Vishnu"
Sarvadaman D Banerjee in Krishna (1993)
Personal Life
Date of Birth14 March 1965 (Sunday)
Age (as in 2020)55 Years
BirthplaceMagarwara village, Unnao, Uttar Pradesh
Zodiac signPisces
NationalityIndian
HometownUnnao, Uttar Pradesh
SchoolSt. Aloysius School, Kanpur
CollegeFilm and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune
ReligionHinduism
CasteBengali Brahmin [1]Wikipedia
HobbiesDoing Yoga and Meditation, Travelling
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Family
Wife/SpouseAlankrita Banerjee (Meditation Teacher)
Sarvadaman D Banerjee With His Wife Alankrita Banerjee
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Aalika
Sarvadaman D Banerjee With His Daughter Aalika
ParentsNames Not Known
A Childhood Photo of Sarvadaman D Banerjee With His Mother
SiblingsBrother- Not Known
Sister(s)- 2
• Roopali
• Navneeta
Sarvadaman D Banerjee With His Elder Sisters Roopali and Navneeta
Favourite Things
ActorRajesh Khanna
PhilosopherRabindranath Tagore
SportsCricket
CricketerSachin Tendulkar
Holiday DestinationRishikesh
BeverageLemon Ginger Honey

Sarvadaman D Banerjee

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sarvadaman D. Banerjee

  • Sarvadaman D. Banerjee is an Indian actor who played the role of Krishna in Ramanand Sagar‘s popular television show “Krishna” (1993). He has also worked in the Hindi, Bengali, and Tamil cinemas.
  • He was born into an affluent Bengali Brahmin family and was oriented towards spirituality since childhood.

    Sarvadaman D Banerjee in Childhood

    Sarvadaman D Banerjee in Childhood

  • After graduating from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), he made his acting debut with the Sanskrit language film “Adi Shankaracharya” directed by G. V. Iyer. The film went on to win the National Film Award for Best Feature Film. [2]The Times of India
  • After making his Telugu debut with the film “Shri Datta Darshanam” (1985), he went on to appear in a few more Telugu films, including Sirivennela (1986) and Swayam Krushi (1987).
  • Sarvadaman D. Banerjee became a household name after playing the role of Krishna in Ramanand Sagar‘s epic mythological television show Krishna (1993). In an interview, he shared the moment when Ramanand Sagar offered him the role of Krishna, he said,

    I entered and a stack of papers was handed over to me saying, ‘These are your dialogues…’ I tried to run away, but then Ramanand Sagar turned up and the rest is history.”

    Sarvadaman D Banerjee and Ramanand Sagar

    Sarvadaman D Banerjee and Ramanand Sagar

  • After doing Krishna, Banerjee rocketed to fame and people started touching his feet wherever he would go; considering him as the real Lord Krishna. About the popularity of the show, Sarvadaman says,

    The show that went on-air post the cult series, Ramayana, was initially supposed to run for 2-3 years. And it ran for 10 years! I shot the entire serial in a state of meditation. I signed the show in 1990 and by 1994, with the rising popularity of the show, I felt that an atom bomb had fallen into my bedroom.”

    This picture of Sarvadaman D Banerjee was taken by an Italian Photographer during the shooting of Krishna

    This picture of Sarvadaman D Banerjee was taken by an Italian Photographer during the shooting of Krishna

  • Krishna proved to be his last success on television; as he didn’t get much work after that; keeping aside a few more mythological shows, such as Jai Ganga Maiya (2001) and Om Namah Shivay (2005). While talking about an instance when he asked Ramanand Sagar for work, he said,

    After a few years of shooting Shri Krishna, I once asked Sagar: When will you direct me? He said: Whenever I see you, I see the supreme, so I just end up folding my hands. There’s isn’t a better compliment that a director can give.”

  • After leaving the television, Sarvadaman D. Banerjee started his dream project – a meditation centre called “Light House” in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand where Sarvadaman, along with his wife Alankrita, teaches yoga and meditation. While talking about it, he says,

    When I was doing Krishna, I decided to work till the age of 45-57 and thereafter, I would get myself connected with nature and then I got meditation, and I have been doing that for many years.” [3]Amar Ujala

    Sarvadaman D Banerjee's Meditation Centre Light House

    Sarvadaman D Banerjee’s Meditation Centre Light House

  • Interestingly, Sarvadaman D. Banerjee didn’t see his television show “Krishna” for a long time. He revealed the fact in an interview and said,

    I have not seen the show till date.” [4]Hindustan Times

  • According to Sarvadaman, initially, he was reluctant to play the role of Krishna. He says,

    I never wanted to do TV. I was working in films because a single shot in a film stays for 100 years. Then, Ramanand Sagar called me. I knew this invitation would offer me a role in TV and thus I didn’t want to go. I believed TV isn’t an art; even today it isn’t one.”

  • Reportedly, Sarvadaman D. Banerjee and Nitish Bharadwaj (who portrayed Krishna in B. R. Chopra’s Mahabharat) were never on good terms, and they would often criticise each other’s work. [5]The Lallantop
  • Sarvadaman D. Banerjee, along with his wife Alankrita Banerjee, supports an NGO called “Pankh.” This NGO works for the education of slum children and betterment of underprivileged women of Uttarakhand.

    Sarvadaman D Banerjee and His Wife Alankrita Banerjee Distributing Sweets at the NGO Pankh

    Sarvadaman D Banerjee and His Wife Alankrita Banerjee Distributing Sweets at the NGO Pankh

  • He is an adventure and nature lover person and often takes time to experience outdoor activities, like hiking, trekking, and skiing.

    Sarvadaman D Banerjee Trekking

    Sarvadaman D Banerjee Trekking

  • Banerjee is a passionate car driver, and he often goes for a long drive. Sarvadaman D Banerjee Driving
  • He is a compassionate animal lover and has worked a lot for the care of stray dogs.

    Sarvadaman D Banerjee Playing With a Dog

    Sarvadaman D Banerjee Playing With a Dog

  • When it comes to environment protection, Sarvadaman never lags behind and along with his wife, he often takes part in various environmental activities, such as tree plantation.

    Sarvadaman D Banerjee Doing Plantation Along With His Wife Alankrita Banerjee

    Sarvadaman D Banerjee Doing Plantation Along With His Wife Alankrita Banerjee

  • Apart from owning a meditation centre in Rishikesh, Sarvadaman also owns a house in Dehradun where he often pays a visit.

    Sarvadaman Banerjee's Dehradun House

    Sarvadaman Banerjee’s Dehradun House

  • He is very particular about his fitness and often sweats in the gym.

    Sarvadaman Banerjee Doing the Workout in a Gym

    Sarvadaman Banerjee Doing the Workout in a Gym

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