Actors Who Have Played Politicians in Biopics

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Ben Kingsley - Gandhi (1982)

Kingsley starred as the political operator who changed the face of the Indian freedom struggle in this biopic by Richard Attenborough.

Mammootty - Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (2000)

The iconic Malayalam actor played one of the greatest Indians of all time, the Father of the Constitution and the champion of the Oppressed, in this film by Jabbar Patel.

Nandamuri Balakrishna - NTR (2019)

Balakrishna literally stepped into his father N.T. Rama Rao's shoes in this two-part biopic by Krish Jagarlamudi about his journey from subregistrar through actor to Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

Anupam Kher - The Accidental Prime Minister (2019)

Kher played Dr. Manmohan Singh in this Vijay Ratnakar Gutte film that is based on a book by Sanjaya Baru, Dr. Singh's one-time media advisor.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui - Thackeray (2019)

Siddiqui played the iconic but controversial right-wing leader who changed the fundamentals of Maharashtra politics by creating a new outfit.

Vivek Oberoi - PM Narendra Modi (2019)

Oberoi starred as the incumbent Prime Minister in this Omung Kumar film that piggybacked off the elections of 2019 to make its mark.

Kangana Ranaut - Thalaivii (2021)

In this film directed by A.L. Vijay, Ranaut played the actress-politician J. Jayalalithaa who served as one of the two principal political operators in Tamil Nadu for a quarter of a century.

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