Nitish Bharadwaj (Hindi: नितीश भारद्वाज; born 2 June 1963) is an Indian film actor, director, screenwriter and former member of the Indian Parliament Lok Sabha. He is best known for his portrayal of Lord Krishna in B. R. Chopra's television series Mahabharat, as well as for his portrayal of several Avatars of Vishnu in some of Chopra's other works, such as Vishnu Puran. His debut directorial film in Marathi titled 'Pitruroon' has won him accolades from both the audiences and critics and he now focusses on his film career entirely through screenwriting, directing and acting. Academically Nitish is a qualified veterinary surgeon from Bombay Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai. He has voluntarily withdrawn from electoral politics. He now focusses on his film career as an actor, screenwriter and director.
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