Nitish Bharadwaj (Hindi: ????? ????????; 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. Chopras television series Mahabharat, as well as for his portrayal of several Avatars of Vishnu in some of Chopras 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 focuses on his film career entirely through screenwriting, directing and acting.