Bollywood actors do live like a king, but some larger than life actors got the chance to live the lavish life of the king in front of the camera. There aren’t much movies Bollywood make to clarify history, however, some period drama movies in Bollywood showed us our favorite actors as kings
So here we present you the royal list of celebrities who have been kings in the movies. Check out the list of top 14 Bollywood actors who portrayed kings on screen.
1. Ranveer Singh as Maratha Peshwa Bajirao
One of the most ambitious projects of Sanjay Leela Bhansali was Bajirao Mastani. In the movie, Ranveer played the fiery Maratha Peshwa Bajirao. Ranveer completely nailed the Marathi look and the dialect too. The movie was one of the biggest hits of 2015.
2. Prithviraj Kapoor as Emperor Akbar
Mughal-E-Azam became a cult in Bollywood. The movie showed a romantic tale of Saleem and Anarkali. However, the larger portion of the story focused on the tragic father-son relationship between Saleem and Emperor Akbar. In K Asif’s masterpiece, Dilip Kumar played the prince Saleem while Prithviraj Kapoor portrayed Emperor Akbar.
3. Sunil Dutt as Magadh Samrat Ajatashatru
Little do you know that Sunil Dutt portrayed the great Magadh Samrat Ajatashatru in the 1966’s movie Amrapali. The movie showed the story of Amrapali, the royal courtesan of Vaishali in ancient India around 500 BC.
4. Hrithik Roshan as Mughal Emperor Akbar
Whenever we talk about the kings, the horrible obese image of some fat man came up until Ashutosh Gowariker introduced us to the lean and thin Mughal Emperor Akbar. In the 2008’s historical drama Jodha Akbar, Hrithik played the character of Emperor Akbar.
5. Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh
Shahid Kapoor played the Rajput’s glory Meharawal Raja Ratan Singh in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat. Maharawal Ratan Singh was the king of Chittor and famous for his battle with Dilli’s Sultan Allauddin Khilji.
6. Jitendra as Lord Rama
In the movie Luv Kush, Jitendra played the character of Lord Rama, the king of Ayodhya while Arun Govil played Lakshman. In this movie, Jaya Parda portrayed the character of Sita.
7. Dilip Kumar as Prince Salim/Emperor Jahangir
While Prithviraj Kapoor was playing the role of emperor Akbar in the movie, Dilip Kumar played his son Prince Saleem aka Emperor Jahangir. Despite the film having been sold as a period of love story, it is also famous for the father-son relationship.
8. Mithun Chakraborty as King Prithvi Singh
In the movie Veer, Mithun Chakraborty played the character of King Prithvi Singh. The movie was directed by Anil Sharma and featured Salman Khan in a lead role. In the movie, King Prithvi Singh used to lead the small tribe to fight against Britishers.
9. Arbaaz Khan as Prince Aurangzeb
In 2005’s epic Taj Mahal, an eternal love story, Arbaaz Khan played the character of jealous Prince Aurangzeb. The movie was directed by Akbar Khan. The movie was a multi starrer but tanked at the box office. However, critics have appreciated the efforts of actors and makers.
10. Jackie Shroff as Gyanendra Singh, King of Madhavgarh
In the period drama Veer, Jackie Shroff played a negative character. He portrayed the character of Gyanendra Singh, the king of Madhavgarh who helped Britishers to rule the nation. In the movie, he played the father of Zareen Khan.
11. Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji, ruler of Delhi Sultanate
Ranveer Singh got the chance again to play Delhi Sultanate Allauddin Khilji in the Padmaavat. The movie showed the story of ruthless Khilji and his obsession to see queen Padmaavat. Ranveer’s energetic performance in the movie was appreciated by fans as well as critics.
12. Salman Khan as Prince Veer Pratap Singh
Finally, the Veer Pratap Singh from the movie Veer. Salman Khan played the titular character in the movie, who went abroad to study and then helped his clans to fight King Gyanendra Singh and Britishers.
13. Shah Rukh Khan as Emperor Asoka
Shah Rukh Khan played the King Asoka in the movie Asoka. Asoka was one of the smartest and ruthless kings of the Maurya Dynasty. He had fought many wars but changed his mind after the destruction of the Kalinga war.
14. Kabir Bedi as Emperor Shahjahan
Kabir Bedi played the character of Emperor Shahjahan in the 2005’s epic Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story. The movie draws the story of the Taj Mahal making and the politics of the state.