14 Bollywood Actors Who Played The Real Life Kings of India in Movies –


History has always fascinated filmmakers worldwide. Moving away from depicting the times they live in, many of them have made extraordinary period dramas. While the team of researchers ensures that very little facts are touched in the name of creative freedom, it is on the actors to do the rest.

Interestingly, larger-than-life characters have come to a second life on screens, who live on in public memory. We have had several actors playing historical roles, in Bollywood movies.

Here’s a list of Bollywood actors who have portrayed real-life kings on screen:

Prithviraj Kapoor as Emperor Akbar (Mughal-E-Azam)

Sunil Dutt as Magadh Samrat Ajatashatru (Amrapali)

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Hrithik Roshan as Mughal Emperor Akbar (Jodha Akbar)

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Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh (Padmaavat)

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Dilip Kumar as Prince Salim (Mughal-E-Azam)

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Mithun Chakraborty as King Prithvi Singh (Veer)

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Arbaaz Khan as Prince Aurangzeb (Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story)

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Jackie Shroff as Gyanendra Singh, King of Madhavghar (Veer)

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Ranveer Singh as Maratha Peshwa Bajirao (Bajirao Mastani)

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Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji, ruler of Delhi Sultanate (Padmaavat)

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Salman Khan as Prince Veer Pratap Singh (Veer)

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Shah Rukh Khan as Emperor Asoka (Asoka)

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Kabir Bedi as Emperor Shahjahan (Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story)

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Jitendra as Lord Rama (Luv Kush)

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