Maharana Pratap, Razia Sultan, Porus: Television shows based on Indian historical personalities

Updated: May 08, 2020, 14:35 | Nikita Wagh
  • Bharat Ka Veer Putra - Maharana Pratap

    Bharat Ka Veer Putra - Maharana Pratap: The show was based on the life of Maharana Pratap, a sixteenth-century Hindu Rajput Maharana of Mewar in Rajasthan. Earlier child actor Faisal Khan portrayed the role of young Maharana Pratap which was later portrayed by Ssharad Malhotra

  • Porus

    Porus: Touted as one the most expensive Television show starring Laksh Lalwani as Porus, Rohit Purohit as Alexander, Aditya Redij as Bamani, Praneet Bhatt as Darius, the show was set around 350 BC, a time in history when India was the richest nation in the world. Enamoured by our riches, Alexander, the biggest conqueror in the world set his eyes on us and it was Porus who stopped Alexander from entering India. This is the story of India's first defender, Porus.

  • Razia Sultan

    Razia Sultan: Starring Pankhuri Awasthy, the TV show traced the journey of the most note-worthy woman emperor in the 13th century. The period drama was based on the life of Razia Sultan, the first woman ruler of the Delhi Sultanate. The show also starred actors like Sooraj Thapar and Sambhavna Seth.

  • Jodha Akbar

    Jodha Akbar: An epic drama about a sixteenth-century story of the political marriage of convenience between a Mughal emperor Akbar and a Rajput princess Jodha Bai. The show starred Rajat Tokas and Paridhi Sharma in the lead roles.

  • Chandragupta Maurya:

    Chandragupta Maurya: The show was based on the life of Chandragupta Maurya, the founder of the Mauryan Empire, who was also the disciple of Chanakya. Rushiraj Pawar played the young king and Ashish Sharma portrayed him later.

  • Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan

    Dharti Ka Veer Yodha - Prithviraj Chauhan: A popular TV series based on the life of Prithviraj Chauhan, the Rajput ruler from Chauhan dynasty and son of Someshwar Chauhan, the King of Ajmer. Actor Rajat Tokas played the lead role.

  • Chanakya:

    Chanakya: This critically acclaimed TV series aired from 1991 to 1992 was a fictionalised account of the life and times of 4th century BCE Indian economist, strategist and political theorist Chanakya (also known as Vishnugupta) and was based on events occurring between 340 BCE and 321/20 BCE, starting with Chanakya's boyhood and culminating in the coronation of Chandragupta Maurya. Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi played the title role of Chanakya.

  • Akbar Birbal

    Akbar Birbal: It is a historical comedy television series presenting the folklore of Akbar Birbal tales with the combination of wit and wisdom. It starred Kiku Sharda and Vishal Kotiyan in lead roles as emperor Akbar and Birbal respectively.

  • Veer Shivaji

    Veer Shivaji: A historical TV series which focused on the life of Chhatrapati Shivaji, the 17th-century founder of the Maratha Kingdom. Child actor Paras Arora played the young Shivaji Raje Bhosale and later Amol Kolhe portrayed Shivaji after the leap. Shilpa Tulaskar played Shivaji's mother Jijabai.

  • Buddha

    Buddha: The serial is based on the life of Buddha that shows how prince Siddhartha became Buddha. Himanshu Soni played the lead role of Buddha and Kabir Bedi was in a cameo role as Asita Muni, the sage who announces the coming of Gautam Buddha.

  • Jhansi ki Rani

    Jhansi ki Rani: The show was based on the life of Lakshmi Bai, the Rani of Jhansi who fought against the British. Ulka Gupta played Lakshmi Bai and Kratika Sengar portrayed the queen later.

  • The Sword of Tipu Sultan

    The Sword of Tipu Sultan: The popular TV series aired from 1990 to 1991 was based on a novel and portrayed the life and times of Tipu Sultan, the famous ruler of Mysore. It was directed by Sanjay Khan, and he also played the lead role of Tipu Sultan.

  • The Great Maratha

    The Great Maratha: This historical television series of 1994 was based on the life of Mahadaji Shinde. Shahbaz Khan played the lead role and the series was directed by Sanjay Khan.

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The legacy of Maharana Pratap Singh was brought to life on TV with the show Bharat Ka Veer Putra - Maharana Pratap. On his birth anniversary on May 9, we look at some of the popular TV shows based on the life of prominent personalities from Indian history