In pictures: Bollywood actors who have played soldiers in films

Jan 26, 2018, 11:00 IST
  • In pictures: Bollywood actors who have played soldiers in films

    Vidyut Jamwal in Commando - One Man Army: The actor played Captain Karanvir Dogra in the action thriller

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    Balraj Sahni and Dharmendra in Haqeeqat: Arguably the best war film of Hindi cinema, this movie is based on the Sino-Indian War of 1962. Dharmendra, as Captain Bahadur Singh and Balraj Sahni, as Major Ranjit Singh, chip in with soulful performances

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    Sanjeev Kumar and Rakesh Roshan in Aakraman: This 1975 film has the backdrop of the 1971 war, with both the lead actors playing army officers. There is also a romance angle as both end up falling in love with the same woman (Rekha)

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    Dev Anand in Hum Dono: In a double role, Anand pitches in a sparkling performance as Mahesh Anand, who is mistaken for his look-alike in the Indian Army, Major Verma, by the latter's family. Major Verma is believed to have been killed in action

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    Jimmy Shergill in Yahaan: Set in terror-afflicted Kashmir, Shoojit Sircar's sensitive film has Shergill playing Captain Aman, who ends up falling in love with the sister of a militant

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    Hrithik Roshan in Lakshya: Farhan Akhtar's coming-of-age flick traces the journey of Capt. Karan Shergill (Hrithik) from a nobody to the inspired soldier, who leads his troop to victory over Pakistan in the Kargil war

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    Arjun Rampal in Asambhav: In this eminently forgettable Rajiv Rai flick, Rampal is Captain Adit Arya, a special agent of the Indian Army

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    Ajay Devgn in Zameen: Based on the 1999 Kandahar plane hijack, Rohit Shetty's debut film has Ajay playing Col. Ranvir Singh Ranawat, who is assigned the responsibility of rescuing the hostages and apprehending the terrorists

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    Salman Khan and Bobby Deol in Heroes: In Samir Karnik's film, which was meant to be a tribute to our Armed Forces, Salman plays a Sikh soldier, Balkar Singh while Bobby is an Army officer Dhananjay Shergill, both of whom are killed in action

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    Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar in Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo: A disappointing Anil Sharma venture, the film has Big B as Major General Amarjeet Singh, who is a reputed Indian Army officer and Akshay as Major Rajeev Singh, who has to leave for duty on his wedding day

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    The cast of LOC Kargil: J.P. Dutta's war film had as big a cast as any witnessed in Bollywood. Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn, Suniel Shetty, Saif Ali Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Akshaye Khanna, Manoj Bajpayee among many others occupy different Army ranks in the movie

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    Ayub Khan in Salaami: Back in the early 90s, the unsuccessful Khan played Vijay, a sincere young army cadet, who is pitted against the corrupt police department

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    Shah Rukh Khan in Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Main Hoon Na: In Yash Chopra's swansong, SRK plays Samar Anand, a major in the Indian Army, who is part of the bomb disposal squad. Farah Khan's light-hearted masala film has Shah Rukh as Major Ram Prasad Sharma, whose dying father's last was to see his divided family united

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    Nana Patekar in Prahaar: In a stellar performance, the veteran actor lives out the character of Major Pratap Chauhan, who is feared by his subordinates for his authoritarian behaviour and who also single-handedly takes on the might of the corrupt system, to the fullest

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    Kay Kay Menon in Shaurya: The Indian version of A Few Good Men was stale no doubt, but Kay Kay was exceptional as the ruthless Brigadier Rudra Pratap Singh

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    The cast of Border: In yet another JP Dutta war flick, Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty and Akshaye Khanna played diverse roles of army officers with compelling effect

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    Manoj Bajpayee in 1971: An underrated film on the escape of Indian Army men, who were taken as prisoners of war by the Pakistan Army. Manoj, as Major Suraj Singh, one of the escapees, put in a heartfelt performance

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    Milind Soman in Tarkieb: Back in 2000, the model-turned actor played the character of Captain Ajit Verma in a forgettable flick starring Nana Patekar and Tabu

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On the ocassion of India's 69th Republic Day,  we look back at heroes who have played soldiers in Hindi films over the years

 

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