Buddha : Cast

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  • Sameer Dhamadhikari as King Suddhodana Father of Siddhartha / Buddha King Suddhodana, who is of Shakyan caste, is a righteous king who rules over Kapilavastu. As a young prince he excelled in warfare and swordsmanship. He is an ideal husband and a loving father, a simple and honest person, living for his family and for the people of his kingdom. He is able, just and righteous and has always been yearning for a son since marriage, and when he is blessed with a son, he is worried for his son's welfare as he is destined to leave the house and lead a life of a sanyasi.

    Buddha visits Kapilavastu to give his last discourse to his dying father. On hearing the Dhamma, King Suddhodana attained Arahanthship (a perfected one who has attained nirvana). The Buddha is about forty years old at the time of His father's death.
  • Nigaar Khan as Mangala Paternal Aunt to Siddhartha Wife of Dronodana and mother of Devdutt; She is a princess of Koliya and was hopeful that King Suddhodana will marry her; but Suddhodana marries Mahanama and as a result she has to marry Dronodana. She is a cunning and vicious woman and these traits she ingrains in her son Devdutt.
  • Kabir Bedi as Asit Muni Sage and Guru Asit is a sage and was the Kul Guru of Sihahanu, father of king Suddhodana and was the teacher of the Suddhodana when he was a child. He is highly respected by King Suddhodana. Asit renounces the world and lives a life of recluse in the Himalaya's meditating and has developed various siddhi powers. On learning of Siddhartha's birth through his yogic powers, he immediately goes to King Suddhodana palace and asks to see the child and declares the new born will be the King of Kings.