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Mahabharat Cast: List Of Actors And The Characters They Play In The Iconic Show

Mahabharat is one of the most popular TV shows. Its the story of the Pandava princes and their cousins. Here's Mahabharat serial cast list and their real names.

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With PM Narendra Modi announcing a lockdown in order to contain the spread of Coronavirus, all the shows in the country have been stalled. To keep the audience entertained, on Friday, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that the TV show Mahabharat will run on Doordarshan channel from March 30 at 12 pm and 7 pm. Here's looking at the star-studded Mahabharat cast. 

Mahabharat is a television series based on the Hindu epic of the same name. The Mahabharat serial cast is huge and it commenced from October 2, 1988, to June 24, 1990, on DD National. Produced by B.R. Chopra and helmed by Ravi Chopra, the much-acclaimed series is back on Doordarshan now. It unfolds the story of the feud between the Pandava princes and their cousins-Kaurava princes. Here's a look at the iconic Mahabharat cast. 

Mahabharat serial cast 

  • Harish Bhimani as Samay 
  • Mukesh Khanna as Gangaputra Devavrata Bheeshma 
  • Nitish Bharadwaj as Dwarkadheesh Bhagwan Shri Krishna 
  • Puneet Issar as Husband of Bhanumati- Duryodhana
  • Rupa Ganguly as Princess of Panchala- Draupadi
  • Pankaj Dheer as Karna 
  • Gajendra Chauhan as Yudhishtira- 1st Pandav/son of Kunti & Yama (husband of Draupadi)
  • Gufi Paintal as Shakuni
  • Praveen Kumar as Kuntiputra Bhim- 2nd Pandav 
  • Girja Shankar as Dhritrashtra- Father of Kauravas
  • Surendra Pal as Dronacharya
  • Renuka Israni as Gandhari- Queen of Hastinapur
  • Tarakesh Chauhan as King of Hastinapur
  • Nazneen as the mother of Karna- Maharani Kunti
  • Roma Manik as Rani Madri- Princess of Madra
  • Virendra Razdan as Vidur- the Maha Mantri of Hastinapur 
  • Pradeep Rawat as Ashwatthama- son of Dronacharya
  • Vinod Kapoor as Dushasan- Duryodhan's younger brother
  • Aloka Mukherjee as Subhadra- Arjuna's 2nd wife
  • Roopa Ganguly as Samragni Yagyaseni Draupadi
  • Sanjeev Chitre as Sahadeva- 5th Pandav
  • Sameer Chitre as Nakul- 4th Pandav
  • Ankur Javeri as young Arjun
  • Arjun as Kuntiputra Arjuna- 3rd Pandav

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Mahabharat actors recurring cast

  • Sagar Salunkhe as Balram
  • Om Katare as Adhiratha
  • Raj Babbar as Chakravarti Samrat Bharat
  • Kapil Kumar as Shalya- Madri's father 
  • Saroj Sharma as Radha- Adhiratha's wife
  • Ashalata Wabgaonkar as Rajmata Shakuntala- King Dushyanta's wife
  • Razak Khan as Ghatotkach
  • Paramjeet Chima as Dashraj
  • Daboo Malik as Devavrath
  • Debashree Roy as Rajmata Satyavati- Shantanu's second wife
  • Sudesh Berry as Maharaj Vichitravirya
  • Meena Chakrabarty as Maharani Ambika- 2nd princess of Kashi
  • Dharmesh Tiwari as Kripacharya
  • Deep Dhillon as Jayadratha
  • Karunakar Pathak as Shishupala
  • Rana Jung Bahadur as Jarasandh
  • Dinesh Anand as Vikarna
  • Vishnu Sharma as Vasudev
  • Dara Singh as Hanuman
  • Sharat Saxena as Kichak 
  • Shavinder Mahal as Lord Shiva 
  • Satish Kaul as Indra
  • Kamlesh Maan as Devi Sulabha
  • Lalit Mohan Tiwari as Sanjaya
  • Ashok Banthia as Senapati Kritvarma
  • Ajay Sinha as Akroor
  • Karunakar Pathak as Shishupala- King of Chedi
  • Rakesh Bidua as Kashya- King Of Kashi
  • Gopi Krishna as Chitrasena
  • Sameer Rajda as Uttar- crown prince of Matsya
  • Chandni Sharma as Sudeshna
  • Ayub Khan as Parikshit
  • Sheela Sharma as Devaki- Vasudev's younger wife
  • Kshama Raj as Rohini- Vasudev's elder wife

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