|Born||2 June 1963
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Occupation||Actor, Director, Producer,Screenwriting|
|Years active||1987- present|
|Spouse(s)||Monisha Patil (1991-2003)
Smita Gate (2009 – present)
Nitish Bharadwaj (born 2 June 1963) (Hindi: नितीश भारद्वाज) 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 & critics and he now focusses on his film career entirely through screenwriting, directing & acting. Academically Nitish is a qualified veterinary surgeon from Bombay Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai. He has voluntarily withdrawn from electoral politics.
Television and films
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. Currently Nitish judged a Marathi dance reality show on ETV Marathi Jallosh Survanayugacha with Sudha Chandran and Ramesh Deo. Nitish made his film direction debut in 2013 with a Marathi film starring Tanuja, Suhas Joshi and Sachin Khedekar titled Pitru Roon. The film is based on a novella by Sudha Murthy. The film was acclaimed by both the critics & the audiences. Pitruroon received many nominations & awards but also gave Nitish the prestigious Maharashtra State Film Award as the 2nd Best Director of year 2013. Nitish played the role of Krishna at the age of 23 and became an overnight star.
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, 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…..
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. Nitish married Smita Gate, an IAS officer (1992 batch) from Madhya Pradesh cadre, in 2009.
- Trishagni (1988)
- Njan Gandharvan (1991, Malayalam)
- Sangeet (1992)
- Prem Daan (1991)
- Prem Shakti (1994)
- Nacehe Nagin Gali Gali (1989)
- Khatyal Sasu Nathal Soon (1988)
- Pasant Aahe Mulgi (1989)
- Tujhi Majhi Jamli Jodi (1990)
- Pitruroon (2013)
- “Mohenjo Daro” – to be released in 2016
- “Yaksh” – to be released in 2016
- Mahabharat (1988)
- Geeta Rahasya (1999)
- Vishnu Puran (2003)
- Man Mein Hai Visshwas (2006-2007, Presenter)
- Ajab gajab ghar jamai(2014, krishna)
Best Director for Pitruroon, Screen awards, 2014
- 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 & Sachin Khedekar won Best Actor ‘Screen Awards’ for Nitish’s film ‘Pitruroon’ in January 2014.
May 22, 2013 – Nitish Bharadwaj is one of the most successful and recognisable characters on television, thanks to Doordarshan’s hugely popular serial Mahabharat and of course his character, Krishna. … Today, the actor is directing his first Marathi film, Pitru Roon, starring Tanuja.
Feb 19, 2015 – Family members Ex-wife Monisha Patil Wife Smita Gate Children 1 son, 1 daughter Short biography Nitish Bharadwaj was born on 2nd.
Nitish Bharadwaj became one of the most successful and popular actors on television all thanks to his portrayal of lord Krishna in Doordarshan’s hugely popular …
Mar 11, 2014 – He has set aside Lord Krishna’s mukut to don the director’s hat. Nitish Bharadwaj is enjoying his stint behind the camera, finds Filmfare.
Jul 21, 2014 – When Koushik scripted the play ‘Chakravyuh’ , he immediately decided to cast Nitish as Arjuna’s charioteer.
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