One of the most celebrated festivals in India is Krishna Janmashtami. The country will celebrate Janmashtami on September 3 this year and marks the birth of Lord Krishna. Bollywood and Hindi movies have always had a strong connection with Hindu mythology and festivals and we have seen several actors play Lord Krishna onscreen.

This Janmashtami 2018, we bring to you a list of actors who have played the part and have won our hearts! Take a look at 5 actors who have played Lord Krishna onscreen. Krishna Janmashtami 2018: What Is The Significance of Lord Krishna’s Birth in Hinduism and Why Is It Celebrated?

Akshay Kumar

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There would hardly be anyone who wouldn't know that Akshay played Lord Krishna in OMG: Oh My God. Not only did Akshay and Paresh Rawal impress us with their performances, but so was the storyline.

Dhriti Bhatia

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Dhriti Bhatia has been the most adorable kid on TV. Not many are aware that Dhriti Bhatia, who played Krishna on TV show Jai Shri Krishna is actually a girl. She was only two-years-old when she played the part. Janmashtami Songs 2018: Salman Khan's Chaandi Ke Daal Par to Sonakshi Sinha's Go Go Govinda, Check Out Foot-Tapping Dahi Handi Tracks

Swwapnil Joshi

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Swwapnil Joshi played Krishna in a TV show titled Ramanand Sagar’s Krishna. He also played the part when he was only nine-years-old in a tele series titled Uttar Ramayana.

Nitish Bharadwaj

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BR Chopra's TV show Mahabharat is remembered till today. The show had Nitish Bharadwaj play the role of Lord Krishna on TV for the first time. A lot of people, therefore, connected with it emotionally and it still holds a special place in the hearts of a lot of people today.

Vishal Karwal

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Vishal, who was one of the popular contestants on Splitsvilla and Roadies became a household name when he played the part in TV’s show, Dwarkadheesh: Bhagwan Shri Krishna. Those who watched him in Splitsvilla were obviously surprised and taken aback by his new avatar as Sri Krishna.

Here's wishing all our readers a very happy Janmashtami!

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Sep 02, 2018 09:25 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website