Sarvadaman D Banerjee: Sarvadaman D Banerjee aka Shri Krishna said that he hasn’t seen the show till date which is quite inspiring. The TV actor Sarvadaman D Banerjee from the popular 90’s TV serial Shri Krishna recalls about his popular TV series with Ramanand Sagar’s Shri Krishna.

With an amazing smile, when the actor Sarvadaman D Banerjee aka Shri Krishna narrated couplets from the Bhagavad Gita, which depicted in the 90’s one of the popular TV series Shri Krishna, which garner huge.

Janmashtami Special 2017: Meet with the off-screen Shri Krishna aka Sarvadaman D Banerjee

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Banerjee never wanted to be an actor

Regarding this Banerjee says to various media: “I never wanted to do TV. I was working in films because a single shot in a film stays for 100 years.

Then, Ramanand Sagar [the creator of the show] called me. I knew this invitation would offer me a role in TV and thus I didn’t want to go. I believed TV isn’t an art; even today it isn’t one”.

As finally, Sarvadaman D Banerjee concedes to meet Sagar, he found himself in a studio where the entire shooting of the TV series Shri Krishna took place.

“I entered and a stack of papers was handed over to me saying, ‘These are your dialogues…’ I tried to run away, but then Ramanand Sagar turned up and the rest is history”, Sarvadaman D Banerjee added further.

The show that went on-air post the cult series, Ramayana, was initially supposed to run for 2-3 years. “And it ran for 10 years! I shot the entire serial in a state of meditation. I signed the show in 1990 and by 1994, with the rising popularity of the show rising, I felt that an atom bomb had fallen into my bedroom. But till date, I have never bothered to see the show,” says the actor.

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The show that went on-air post the cult series, Ramayana, was we thought that maybe the TV serial will be run for 2-3 years. “And it ran for 10 years! I shot the entire serial in a state of meditation.

I signed the show in 1990 and by 1994, with the rising popularity of the show rising, I felt that an atom bomb had fallen into my bedroom.

But till date, I have never bothered to see the show”, Sarvadaman D Banerjee shared his views happily.

Regarding stop working in glamour world

He feels his “karmic potli” regarding why he didn’t get much work, post-Shri Krishna. “After a few years of shooting Shri Krishna, I once asked Sagar: When will you direct me? He said: Whenever I see you, I see the supreme, so I just end up folding my hands. There’s isn’t a better compliment that a director can give”, Sarvadaman D Banerjee stated to his interviews in various media.

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Apart from mythological TV series Shri Krishna, Mr. Banerjee also worked in some devotional films including, Adi Shankaracharya (1983), the film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film.

He worked in so many films

He also played the titular role in the famous film Swami Vivekananda. In the 1986 film Sirivennela, he played a blind flutist. Sarvadaman D Banerjee is known for his Telugu and Hindi films.

Janmashtami Special 2017: Meet with the off-screen Shri Krishna aka Sarvadaman D Banerjee

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As alumni of the Pune Film Institute Sarvadaman, D Banerjee now teach meditation in Rishikesh. At present, he supports an NGO PANKH which provides FREE Education to 200 Slum Children and Livelihood Skills to 50 underprivileged women of Uttarakhand.

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