7 Cinematic Depictions of Jawaharlal Nehru

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Gandhi (1982)

Roshan Seth starred as Nehru in what is perhaps the most definitive portrayal of India's first Prime Minister.


Sardar (1993)

In the Ketan Mehta biopic of India's first Home Minister, Benjamin Gilani played Sardar Patel's friend, comrade-in-arms, and cabinet colleague.


Jinnah (1998)

Robert Ashby donned Nehru's achkan in this Pakistani-British production about the life of Muhammed Ali Jinnah.

The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)

Saurabh Dubey appeared intermittently as a young Nehru rising through the Congress in this film about the freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)

Dalip Tahil played Prime Minister Nehru in this biopic of athlete Milkha Singh, urging the sportsman to lead an Indian athletic contingent to Pakistan in 1960.

Viceroy's House (2017)

British actor Tanveer Ghani filled Nehru's shoes in Gurinder Chadha's "palace drama" about the Mountbattens and their interaction with India's leaders in the runup to Partition and Independence.

Sam Bahadur (2023)

Most recently, Neeraj Kabi played Nehru across his entire tenure as Prime Minister in the biopic of Field Marshal Sam Maneskhaw, MC.

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