Meet the CAST of Mahabharat
We have seen many versions of the Mahabharat on television.
Starting this month, we will be treated to yet another version.
The 128-episode grand show will go on air on September 16, and will be telecast from Monday to Friday at 8:30 pm on Star Plus.
Here's a look at the actors who have been cast in the key roles in the serial.
Pooja Sharma as Draupadi
Delhi girl Pooja Sharma moved to Mumbai a few years ago to pursue her acting dream. She has been chosen to play the character of Draupadi.
This is Pooja's television debut.
Image: Pooja Sharma as Draupadi
Rohit Bharadwaj as Dharamraj Yudhisthir
Rohit Bharadwaj played Megha's dead husband in the first season of Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha and later in Navya.
He will play Dharamraj Yudhisthir in the epic drama.
Image: Rohit Bharadwaj as Dharamraj Yudhisthir
Shaheer Sheikh as Arjun
Shaheer Sheikh, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir, plays Arjun.
He started his career as a photographer and model but later switched to acting.
He was last seen in the serial, Navya, on Star Plus.
Image: Shaheer Sheikh as Arjun
Puneet Issar as Parshuram
Puneet Issar became a household name after portraying Duryodhan in BR Chopra’s Mahabharata.
In the new show, he will play Parshuram.
Image: Puneet Issar as Parshuram
Saurabh Jain as Krishna
Saurabh Jain played Lord Vishnu in Devon Ke Dev Mahadev.
Now, he will be seen as Krishna.
The role seems to be tailor-made for him.
Image: Saurabh Jain as Krishna
Arpit Ranka as Duryodhan
Model-turned-actor Arpit Ranka will make his debut on the small screen as Duryodhan.
Image: Arpit Ranka as Duryodhan
Praneet Bhatt as Shakuni
Praneet Bhatt, who hails from Srinagar, is an experienced artist.
He will be seen as Shakuni in the new Mahabharat.
Image: Praneet Bhatt as Shakuni
Arav Chowdhary as Bheeshma
Model-turned-actor Arav Chowdhary will be seen as the mighty Bheeshma in the show.
Graduating from the Hollywood Film Institute, Arav has featured in quite a few movies like Dhoom and Laado, the latter went on to win a National Award.
He was last seen in the telly show, Gulaal.
Image: Arav Chowdhary as Bheeshma
Ratan Rajput as Amba
After a much-hyped swayamvar -- Ratan Ka Rishta -- Ratan Rajput has resurfaced on TV.
She will be seen in the role of Amba, daughter of the king of Kashi who becomes the cause of Bheeshma's death.
Ratan started her career with female-oriented shows like Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo and Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi,
Image: Ratan Rajput as Amba
Sameer Dharmadhikari as King Shantanu
After Jhansi Ki Rani, Sameer Dharmadhikari, will be seen in Zee TV's Buddha as well as Star Plus' Mahabharat.
Dharmadhikari will play King Shantanu of Hastinapur, father of Bheeshma.
Image: Sameer Dharmadhikari as King Shantanu
Sayantani Ghosh as Satyavati
Sayantani is popular for her role in the television show Naagin.
She will be seen as Satyavati in Mahabharat. Satyavati was the wife of King Shantanu.
She participated in the previous season of Bigg Boss and has appeared in shows like Ghar Ek Sapna, Rakht Sambandh and Mrs Kaushik Ki Bahuein.
Image: Sayantani Ghosh as Satyavati