Nitish Bharadwaj

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Nitish Bharadwaj
Born (1963-06-02) 2 June 1963 (age 51)
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor, Director, Producer
Years active 1987- present
Spouse(s) Monisha Patil(1994-2005)
Smita Gate(2009 - present)

Nitish Bharadwaj (born 2 June 1963), also called Nitesh Bharadwaj (Marathi: नितीश भारद्वाज) is an Indian actor and former member of the Lok Sabha.[1] 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.[2][3]


Television and films[edit]

Nitish Bharadwaj has starred in many Marathi movies like Anapekshit, 'Pasanta ahe Mulgi' as well as in a highly acclaimed Malayalam movie Njan Gandharvan (1991) directed by P. Padmarajan. He directed a historical TV serial titled Gita Rahasya, Apraadhi for Star TV & a few documentary films.[4] Currently Nitish judged a Marathi dance reality show on ETV Marathi Jallosh Survanayugacha with Sudha Chandran and Ramesh Deo. Nitish is also directing a Marathi film with Tanuja, Sudha Murthy, Suhas Joshi and Sachin Khedekar titled Pitru Roon. The film is based on a novel by Sudha Murthy.[2][5][6][7] Nitish played the role of Krishna at the age of 23 and became an overnight star.[8][9]


Nitish 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.[10][11] He lost to Laxman Singh ( Brother of then chief minister of Madhya pradesh Digvijaya Singh) in 1999 lok sabha elections from Rajgarh. He is a qualified veterinary surgeon from Bombay Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Nitish Bharadwaj was married to Monisha Patil, daughter of Vimla Patil, then editor of Femina;They have two children, but he divorced in 2005.[13][14] Monisha lives in London with her son and daughter from Nitish's marriage. Nitish, later married Smita Gate, an IAS officer(1992 batch) from Madhya Pradesh cadre in 2009.[15]




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  2. ^ a b Pandit, Shruti (10 September 2013). "Nitish Bharadwaj dons the hat of a director". Times Of India. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Comparisons with Nitish Bharadwaj are most welcome: Saurabh Raaj Jain - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  4. ^ Ashraf, Syed Firdaus (10 September 1999). "'I understand India bloody well'". Rediff. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
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  7. ^ "Nitish Bharadwaj ropes in Tanuja his directorial debut - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
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  16. ^ Gulzar; Govind Nihalani, Saibal Chatterjee, Encyclopaedia Britannica (India) (2003). Encyclopedia of Hindi Cinema. Popular Prakashan. p. 554. ISBN 8179910660. 
  17. ^ "Trishagni (1989) Alternate title: Sandstorm". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 
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