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Gandhi Jayanti Special: These actors have played the role of Gandhi ji

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Mahatma Gandhi was affectionately called Bapu, he was born on October 2, 1869. He is remembered for his struggle for independence from British rule.

His works have been written in detail in the pages of history and in many books. Indian cinema has also recognized Bapu’s contribution and many films have been made on his life.

Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti. On the 152nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, here is a look at some of the actors who played the role of Bapu in films.

JS Kashyap

He played the role of Mahatma Gandhi in the 1963 film Nine Hours to Rama. The film depicts the nine-hour life of Nathuram Godse before the assassination of the great Mahatma.

Ben Kingsley

The actor played the role of Bapu in the 1982 film Gandhi. The film, a British-Indian co-production, was written by John Brilli and produced and directed by Richard Attenborough.

Annu Kapoor

The actor played the role of Mahatma Gandhi in the 1993 film Sardar, which was based on the life of Bapu’s friend, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Rajit Kapoor

The actor played the role of Bapu in the 1996 Shyam Benegal directed film – The Making of the Mahatma. Rajit Kapoor’s brilliant performance earned him many awards.

Darshan Jariwala

The actor played the role of Mahatma Gandhi in the 2007 film – Gandhi, My Father – directed by Firoz Abbas Khan and produced by Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor. ‘

The film is the story of the turbulent relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and his son Harilal Gandhi. The role of Bapu’s son Harilal Gandhi was played by Akshay Khanna.

Naseeruddin Shah

The actor had played the role of Mahatma Gandhi in the film Hey Ram released in the year 2000. The film was based on the partition of India and the assassination of Bapu by Nathuram Godse.

Dilip Prabhavalkar

The actor played the role of Bapu in Lage Raho Munna Bhai. The film was released in 2006 and was a hit with Sanjay Dutt returning as the famous character Munna Bhai.

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