Mahabharat Serial Cast, Name, Images – महाभारत 1988

The Mahabharata is one of the two most important ancient epics of India, The Mahabharata was compiled in Ancient India. One of the Indian sages (rishi) named Vyasa is believed to have composed the work. It narrates the struggle between two families of a cousin. i.e  Pandavas and Kauravas. Kurukshetra War, the battle for the throne of Hastinapura.  A total of ninety-four episodes in the Hindi series had its original run from 2 October 1988 to 24 June 1990 on DD National. It was produced by B. R. Chopra and directed by his son, Ravi Chopra.

The music was composed by Raj Kamal. The script was written by the Urdu poet Rahi Masoom Raza, based on the originals Costumes for the series were provided by Maganlal Dresswala. The title song was sung by singer Mahendra Kapoor. 

Show name – Mahabharat
Channel – Doordarshan
Produced By – Sagar Art Enterprises
Total Episodes – 94 episodes 

Mahabharat Serial Cast / Real Name

  • Mukesh Khanna as Gangaputra Devavrata Bheeshma
  • Nitish Bharadwaj as Dwarkadheesh Bhagwan Shri Krishna
  • Puneet Issar as – 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)
  • Praveen Kumar as Kuntiputra Bhim- 2nd Pandav
  • Arjun as Kuntiputra Arjuna- 3rd Pandav
  • Renuka Israni as Gandhari- Queen of Hastinapur
  • Gufi Paintal as  Shakuni
  • Girja Shanka as Dhritrashtra
  • Goga Kapoor as Mathura Naresh Maharaj Kansa
  • Sheela Sharma as Rajkumar Devaki
  • Rasik Dave as Nand Raj, Chief of Gokul
  • Rajesh Vivek as Maharishi Ved Vyas
  • Dharmesh Tiwari as Kulguru Kripacharya
  • Razak Khan as Ghatotkach
  • Mayur Verma (Master Mayur) as Abhimanyu
  • Vikas Prasad as Ekalavya
  • Shivendra Mahal as Bhagwan Parshuram / Lord Shiva
  • Satish Kaul as Devraj Indra
  • Gopi Krishna as Chitrasena

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Mukesh Khanna as Gangaputra Devavrata Bheeshma 

Mukesh Khanna as Gangaputra Devavrata Bheeshma
Mukesh Khanna as Gangaputra Devavrata Bheeshma

Mukesh entered the film industry after graduating from the Film and Television Institute of India. Mukesh Khanna is an Indian television and film actor best known for his portrayal of Shaktimaan in a popular show i.e Doordarshan television serial, and Bhishma Pitamah in B. R. Chopra’s Mahabharat.

Nitish Bharadwaj as Dwarkadheesh Bhagwan Shri Krishna

Nitish Bharadwaj as Dwarkadheesh Bhagwan Shri Krishna
Nitish Bharadwaj

Nitish Bharadwaj was born on 2 June 1963) is an Indian film actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and former member of Parliament in Lok Sabha. He is best known for his role as Lord Krishna in B. R. Chopra’s television series Mahabharat, as well as for his portrayal of several Avatars of VishnuNitish Bharadwaj has starred in many Marathi movies such as Khatyal Sass Natal Soon, Nasheebwan, Anapekshit, Pasanta Ahe Mulgi, Trishagi (with Nana Patekar, etc…

Puneet Issar as – Duryodhana

Puneet Issar as - Duryodhana
Puneet Issar as – Duryodhana

Puneet Issar is an Indian actor and director. He is most famous for his role as Duryodhana in the Mahabharat TV show (1988–1990), Issar starred as a villain in several movies (over 150 Hindi films and 100 non-Hindi films.  Issar participated in the most popular Indian TV reality show Big Boss season 8 in 2014-2015.

 

 Pankaj Dheer as Karna

 Pankaj Dheer as Karna
Pankaj Dheer as Karna

Pankaj Dheer is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films and TV series. He is known for his roles in TV series such as Mahabharat, Chandrakanta, The Great Maratha, Yug, and Badho Bahu. He appeared in several Hindi films in small roles, including Sadak and Soldier. His son Nikitin Dheer is also an actor.

Rupa Ganguly as Princess of Panchala- Draupadi

Rupa Ganguly as Princess of Panchala- Draupadi
Rupa Ganguly as Princess of Panchala- Draupadi

Roopa Ganguly (born 25 November 1966) is an Indian actress, playback singer, and politician. She is best known for her rendition of Draupadi in B R Chopra’s hit television series Mahabharat. she is known for her versatility and accent adaptation. She reprised the role of Draupadi in Chopra’s Mahabharat Katha. She acted in popular Hindi TV series such as Kanoon (1993), Chandrakanta (1994), Karam Apnaa Apnaa(2007), She got her first national break in 1988 in the Hindi TV series Ganadevta and shot to wider fame and popularity after she played Draupadi in B. R. Chopra’s Mahabharat (1988-1989)

Gajendra Chauhan as Yudhishtira- 1st Pandav

Gajendra Chauhan as Yudhishtira- 1st Pandav
Gajendra Chauhan as Yudhishtira- 1st Pandav

Gajendra Singh Chauhan born on 10 October 1956 in Delhi known professionally as Gajendra Chauhan, is an actor known for his work on Indian television, especially his portrayal of Yudhishthira in the historical television series Mahabharat,(1988–90). he was appointed chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Chauhan’s acting career spans 34 years, and by his count, he has worked in 600 television series and almost 150 movies during that period Chauhan had put on weight and was considered unsuitable for the role of Krishna. He was later offered the role of Yudhishthira, which went on to being the role he has become better known by.

Praveen Kumar as Kuntiputra Bhim- 2nd Pandav

Praveen Kumar as Kuntiputra Bhim- 2nd Pandav WTR
Praveen Kumar as Kuntiputra Bhim- 2nd Pandav WTR

Praveen Kumar Sobti born on  6 December 1947  is an Indian hammer and discus thrower, film actor, and politician. As an athlete, he wins four medals at the Asian Games, including two gold medals, and competed in two Olympics. As an actor, he starred in more than 50 Hindi films and played the famous character of “Bheem” in B.R Chopra’s television series Mahabharat that started in 1988. In 2014, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Arjun as Kuntiputra Arjuna- 3rd Pandav

Arjun as Kuntiputra Arjuna- 3rd Pandav
Arjun as Kuntiputra Arjuna- 3rd Pandav

Arjun (Firoz Khan) is an Indian actor. He has also worked in lots of Hindi language Bollywood movies. Arjun is best known for playing the hero character of Arjuna in B. R. Chopra’s television serialization of the ancient Indian epic work, the Mahabharat. his film debut with Manzil Manzil in 1984 by playing the role of Rupesh.

Renuka Israni as Gandhari – Queen of Hastinapur

Renuka Israni as Gandhari - Queen of Hastinapur
Renuka Israni as Gandhari – Queen of Hastinapur

Renuka Israni was born on Tuesday,8 November 1966 in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Renuka belongs to a Sindhi family. Renuka Israni started her acting career in 1984 by playing the role of Usha Rani in the Doordarshan T.V serial “Hum Log. Renuka Israni is an Indian who works mainly in the Hindi film and television industry. she is best knows for playing the role of ” Gandhari” in the Indian historical television series “Mahabharat” (1988). she did her graduation from Jaipur maharani collage.in her teenage, she aspired to become a doctor. Renuka moved to Delhi and got herself enrolled in the national school of drama to learn acting

Gufi Paintal as  Shakuni Mama

Gufi Paintal as  Shakuni mama
Gufi Paintal as  Shakuni mama

Gufi Paintal (real name Sarabjeet Paintal) is an Indian actor who appeared in some notable Bollywood movies in 1980s, as well as television serials and plays. His younger brother Kanwarjit Paintal and his nephew Hiten Paintal are also actors. He was born in a Sikh Family. Arriving in Mumbai in 1969 and Gufi took up modeling, worked as an assistant director for movies and acted in various movies and serials.  His most well-known role is that of Mama  Shakuni in the Mahabharat adaptation by B.R. Chopra and his son Ravi Chopra which Paintal himself recognizes as his best role.

Girja Shanka as Dhritrashtra

Girija Shankar was born in 1960 in Patiala, Punjab. Girija Shankar is an Indian actor and producer. He is best knows for playing the role of “Dhritrashtra” in the Indian historical television series ” Mahabharat” was telecasted during the year 1988 to 1990 Girija Shanker also made his debut as a director by shooting a English film, ‘Banana Brothers’,

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