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Nitish Bharadwaj

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Nationality  Indian
Residence  Mumbai
Role  Film actor
Name  Nitish Bharadwaj
Years active  1987- present

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Born  2 June 1963 (age 60) (1963-06-02) India
Occupation  Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriting
Spouse  Smita Gate (m. 2009), Monisha Patil (m. 1991–2005)
Movies and TV shows  Nache Nagin Gali Gali, Mahabharat, Njan Gandharvan, Prem Shakti, Sangeet
Similar People  Meenakshi Seshadri, Baldev Raj Chopra, Mukesh Khanna, Gufi Paintal, Suparna

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Nitish Bharadwaj (Hindi: नितीश भारद्वाज; born 2 June 1963) is an Indian film actor, director, screenwriter and former member of the Indian Parliament Lok Sabha. He is best known for his portrayal of Lord Krishna in B. R. Chopra's television series Mahabharat, as well as for his portrayal of several Avatars of Vishnu in some of Chopra's other works, such as Vishnu Puran. His debut directorial film in Marathi titled 'Pitruroon' has won him accolades from both the audiences and critics and he now focusses on his film career entirely through screenwriting, directing and acting. Academically Nitish is a qualified veterinary surgeon from Bombay Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai. He has voluntarily withdrawn from electoral politics. He now focusses on his film career as an actor, screenwriter and director.


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Television and films

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Nitish Bharadwaj has starred in many Marathi movies like Anapekshit, Pasanta ahe Mulgi, and the highly acclaimed Malayalam movie Njan Gandharvan (1991) directed by P. Padmarajan. He directed a historical TV serial titled Gita Rahasya, Apraadhi for Star TV and a few documentary films. He judged a Marathi dance reality show on ETV Marathi Jallosh Survanayugacha with Sudha Chandran and Ramesh Deo. Bharadwaj made his film direction debut in 2013 with a Marathi film starring Tanuja, Suhas Joshi and Sachin Khedekar titled Pitruroon. The film is based on a novella by Sudha Murthy. The film was acclaimed by both the critics and audiences. Pitruroon received many nominations and awards, and also gave Bharadwaj the prestigious Maharashtra State Film Award as the second Best Director of 2013. Bharadwaj played the role of Krishna at the age of 23 and became an overnight star.


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Bharadwaj contested the parliamentary elections from Jamshedpur and Rajgarh (in Madhya Pradesh) as a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate and was elected to Lok Sabha as a Member of Parliament from Jamshedpur in 1996, by defeating veteran Inder Singh Namdhari. He lost to Laxman Singh (brother of then chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Digvijaya Singh) in the 1999 Lok Sabha elections.

Personal life

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In 1991, Nitish Bharadwaj married Monisha Patil, daughter of Vimla Patil, then editor of Femina. They have two children and divorced in 2005. Monisha now lives in London with her children. Bharadwaj married Smita Gate, an IAS officer (1992 batch) from Madhya Pradesh cadre, in 2009.

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Award nominations

  • Best Director for Pitruroon, Screen Awards, 2014
  • Awards

  • Best Screenplay Writer for Marathi feature film, Pitruroon, Sahyadri Film Awards, 2014
  • 2nd Best Director for 'Pitruroon', Maharashtra State Film Awards, 2014
  • 2nd Best Film for 'Pitruroon', Maharashtra State Film Awards, 2014
  • Tanuja and Sachin Khedekar won Best Actor 'Screen Awards' for Nitish's film Pitruroon, January 2014
  • References

    Nitish Bharadwaj Wikipedia