He was once a popular face in each and every house in our country. He was loved and adored. He was a respected actor too. He is none other than Sarvadaman D. Banerjee, the actor who played Lord Krishna in the mythological series Shri Krishna. He gained popularity with this show, which was aired in the year 1993. Pulling off the role of lord Krishna, Banerjee made the audience fall for his impeccable acting skills. The way he lived the character in the show Shri Krishna was so natural that he was and is still known as the best actor to portray the role of Shri Krishna.
As read and seen in popular books on Hindu mythology Lord Krishna was tall, handsome and possessed dark complexion and a mischievous smile. In the TV show, Shri Krishna, Sarvadaman in the role of Krishna ji looked very similar to him.
This isn't enough. Many from the Indian audience even considered that watching Sarvadaman play Krishna, is like watching the real God alive.
But the actor who was once a household name isn't even remembered by his fans now. See what is Sarvadaman up to now:
Born on March 14, 1965, Sarvadaman D. Banerjee hails from Magarwara, Unnao, Uttar Pradesh. His alma maters are St. Aloysius School, Kanpur, and the Pune Film Institute.
Banerjee got into acting in the year 1983. He made his debut from the film Adi Shankaracharya, where he was seen playing the lead role.
The film Adi Shankaracharya won the National Award for the best feature film.
Before he shot to fame in the year 1993, Sarvadaman acted in films like Madhavatyana, O Prema Katha, Swayamkrushi, Sirivennela, Shri Datta Darshanam, Vallabhacharya guru.
Sarvadaman gained popularity when he bagged the role of lord Krishna in Ramanand Sagar's Shri Krishna in the year 1993. The show made him a TV Star.
He won million hearts playing Lord Krishna.
But this great actor isn't in the limelight anymore.
He now prefers to live an anonymous life.
The actor lives in Rishikesh and teaches meditation there. He also supports an NGO named Pankh which provides education to 200 slum children. They also train 50 underprivileged women of Uttarakhand, with livelihood skills.