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Nawazuddin Siddiqui to Lara Dutta: 5 times Bollywood actors aced the role of political leaders

Here are 5 Bollywood actors who commendably portrayed Indian political leaders on the big screens.

Published: Saturday,Jul 23, 2022 11:50 AM GMT-06:00
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Anupam Kher and Lara Dutta

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Anupam Kher and Lara Dutta

Bollywood celebrities have a penchant for politics, and also how come some of them have chosen it as a second job after leaving the big screen? Shatrughan Sinha, Jaya Bachchan, and several more actors have found their way into the political scene.

Politics has also been an inspiration for a number of filmmakers with Bollywood churning out several films and actors too haven't shied away from playing politicians on the big screen. Here are some of the most talked-about films based on the lives of Indian politicians:


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Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher won millions of hearts with his brilliant portrayal of then-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The 2019 film is based on political analyst Sanjaya Baru's book ‘The Accidental Prime Minister. The film depicts Singh's fall as a victim to the Congress' dynastic attempt to boost politician Rahul Gandhi. 

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui aced the role of Balasaheb Thackeray in the 2019 film Thackeray directed by filmmaker Abhijit Panse. Balasaheb wielded considerable power among Maharashtrians, particularly in Mumbai, where he pushed for their rights.

Lara Dutta

Lara Dutta

Lara Dutta's unrecognizable look as Indira Gandhi in Bell Bottom with the use of prosthetics and makeup stole everyone's attention. Fans went gaga over the perfect resemblance of the former Prime Minister shown in the film

Paresh Rawal

Paresh Rawal

Actor Paresh Rawal is one of the finest actors in the industry. He was loved by all in Sardar’, a 1994 film directed by filmmaker Ketan Mehta based on the life of freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. This movie shows it in detail how he united more than 500 smaller kingdoms into one nation which came into being in 1947 after centuries of foreign rule. 

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut

Actress Kangana Ranaut perfectly plays late actor-politician Jayalalithaa in the 2021 Indian biographical drama. Jayalalithaa's path as an actor, politician, and female role model in Indian politics is chronicled in the film. 

What do you think about the portrayal of these Indian political leaders done by our Bollywood actors? Comment below and let us know.


Lara Dutta Paresh Rawal Anupam Kher Kangana Ranaut Nawazuddin Siddiqui


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SoniRSippu21
SoniRSippu21 2 months ago Kangana looks so different, so does Lara.
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nutmeg7
nutmeg7 2 months ago Could have been a bigger listicle
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BaAZiGar0
BaAZiGar0 2 months ago i still cant believe that is lara!!
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