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Sacred Games

Sacred Games

Netflix 2018

A link in their pasts leads an honest cop to a fugitive gang boss, whose cryptic warning spurs the officer on a quest to save Mumbai from cataclysm.

The Top 10 Actors and Characters of Sacred Games (Ranked Cast in 2024)

Pankaj Tripathi

#1 - Pankaj Tripathi (Akhanda Tripathi, Kaleen Bhaiya)

Pankaj Tripathi is an Indian actor who appears predominantly in Hindi films. Famous for his natural acting, he debuted in 2004 with a minor role in Run and Omkara and has since worked in more than 40 films and 60 television shows. Tripathi's breakthrough came in 2012 for his supporting role in the Gangs of Wasseypur film series. He has since received critical appraisal for multiple films, including Fukrey (2013), Masaan (2015), Nil Battey Sannata (2016), Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017), Newton (2017), Fukrey Returns (2017) and Stree (2018). For Newton, Tripathi earned several awards including a National Film Award – Special Mention.

Pankaj Tripathi plays as Akhanda Tripathi, Kaleen Bhaiya in Sacred Games.
Pankaj Tripathi is the top #1 member of the cast and appears in 19 episodes.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

#2 - Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Ganesh Gaitonde)

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is an Indian film actor who works in Hindi cinema. After a period of unnoticed performances in his early career, he received the Special Jury Award at the 2012 National Film Awards and Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2013.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays as Ganesh Gaitonde in Sacred Games.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the top #2 member of the cast and appears in 16 episodes.

Saif Ali Khan

#3 - Saif Ali Khan (Samar Pratap Singh)

Saif Ali Khan is an Indian film actor and producer. The son of actress Sharmila Tagore and the late cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. Khan made his acting debut in Yash Chopra's unsuccessful drama Parampara (1993), but achieved success with his roles in the romantic drama Yeh Dillagi and the action film Main Khiladi Tu Anari (both 1994). Khan's career prospect declined through much of the 1990s, and his biggest commercial success of the decade came with the ensemble drama Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999). He rose to prominence with roles in two ensemble comedy-dramas—Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003). The 2004 romantic comedy Hum Tum proved to be Khan's first success in which he played the sole male lead, earning him the National Film Award for Best Actor, and starring roles in the drama Parineeta and the romantic comedy Salaam Namaste (both 2005) established him as a leading actor in Bollywood. He went on to earn wide critical praise for his portrayal of an apprentice in the 2006 English film Being Cyrus, a character based on William Shakespeare's antagonist Iago in the 2006 crime film Omkara and a terrorist in the 2009 thriller Kurbaan. Khan's greatest commercial success came with the 2008 thriller Race and its 2013 sequel, the 2009 romance Love Aaj Kal, and the 2012 romantic comedy Cocktail. Khan is the recipient of several accolades, including a National Film Award and six Filmfare Awards, and received the Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award, in 2010. He has been noted for his performances in a range of film genres—from crime dramas to thrillers and occasional romances—and his film roles have been credited with contributing to a change in the concept of a Hindi film hero. Khan was married to his first wife, Amrita Singh, for thirteen years, after which he married the actress Kareena Kapoor. He has three children—two with Singh and one with Kapoor. In addition to film acting, Khan is a frequent television presenter, stage show performer and the owner of the production company Illuminati Films.

Saif Ali Khan plays as Samar Pratap Singh in Sacred Games.
Saif Ali Khan is the top #3 member of the cast and appears in 9 episodes.

Neeraj Kabi

#4 - Neeraj Kabi (Sanjeev Mehra)

Neeraj is a multiple award-winning film and theater actor, best known for his powerful performances in Ship of Theseus and Talvar. He won the Best Actor Awards at the Sakhalin International Film Festival in 2014 and the NBC Newsmakers Achievers' Awards in 2015. Neeraj is the owner of the renowned theater group Pravah, which he founded in 1996. Apart from his acting prowess, he is a trained martial artist and dancer. He most recently played leading roles in Hichki (2018) opposite Rani Mukherjee, The Field (2018) with Brendan Fraser and Once Again (2018) opposite Shefali Shah. He has also worked in Netflix's first Indian original series Sacred Games and was most recently seen in Navdeep Singh's Laal Kaptaan.

Neeraj Kabi plays as Sanjeev Mehra in Sacred Games.
Neeraj Kabi is the top #4 member of the cast and appears in 9 episodes.

Kalki Koechlin

#5 - Kalki Koechlin (Batya Abelman)

Kalki Koechlin is an Indian actress and screenwriter of French ethnicity, who predominantly works in Bollywood. Apart from acting in films, she is also a regular presence in theatre productions in India. Koechlin is the recipient of a National Film Award, a Filmfare Award and two Screen Awards. Drawn to theatre at a young age, Koechlin studied drama and theatre at University of London, and worked simultaneously with a local theatre company. After returning to India, she made her screen debut in the romantic drama Dev.D in 2009, and her performance as Chandramukhi earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. She then starred in the comedy-dramas Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013).

Kalki Koechlin plays as Batya Abelman in Sacred Games.
Kalki Koechlin is the top #5 member of the cast and appears in 8 episodes.

Radhika Apte

#6 - Radhika Apte (Anjali Mathur)

Radhika Apte is an Indian film and stage actress. Apte began her acting career in theater, working with the theater troupe Aasakta in her home town, before venturing into films. She made her feature film debut with a brief role in the Hindi fantasy Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (2005). Apte's first starring role was in the 2009 Bengali social drama Antaheen. She made her Marathi film debut in 2009 with the tragic romance Samaantar. Her Bollywood breakthrough came in 2015, following acclaimed performances in the thriller Badlapur and the comedy Hunterrr, Manjhi - The Mountain Man—and received wide appreciation for the psychological thriller Phobia (2016).

Radhika Apte plays as Anjali Mathur in Sacred Games.
Radhika Apte is the top #6 member of the cast and appears in 8 episodes.

Ranvir Shorey

#7 - Ranvir Shorey (Inspector Digendra)

Ranvir Shorey is an Indian actor and former VJ. Since making his debut in Ek Chhotisi Love Story (2002), he has starred in a number of high profile films such as Jism (2003) and Lakshya (2004). He has also starred in the critically acclaimed films Traffic Signal, Bheja Fry (2007) and the critical and commercial hit Mithya (2008).

Ranvir Shorey plays as Inspector Digendra in Sacred Games.
Ranvir Shorey is the top #7 member of the cast and appears in 8 episodes.

Last updated: sep 08, 2022

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