Top 10 Bollywood Movies Where Actors Played Triple Roles

Top 10 Bollywood Movies Where Actors Played Triple Roles
Top 10 Bollywood Movies Where Actors Played Triple Roles

We have all seen actors playing double roles in many Bollywood movies but there are some movies where actors have surprised us with triple roles in a single film! These movies just prove how versatile and talented Indian actors are. From presenting funny contradicting personalities to performing roles with diverse backgrounds and motivations, these triple roles stretch the limits of acting and storytelling. Portraying multiple characters often brings comic relief or just to show identical twins. Prepare yourself for some jaw-dropping transformations! Let’s dive into the top 10 Bollywood movies where actors played triple roles.

1. Krrish 3 (2013)

Krrish 3 - Watch Hrithik Roshan in triple roles.
  • Genre: Sci-fi/Action
  • Run Time: 171 minutes
  • Director: Rakesh Roshan
  • Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Vivek Oberoi, Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut
  • IMDb Rating: 5.3/10

Out of all Bollywood superhero movies, “Krrish” stands out to us the most. Maybe it’s the nostalgia of seeing Hrithik Roshan from our childhood special “Koi… Mil Gaya” to the action-packed Krrish franchise. Krrish 3 takes the action to a whole another level. The superhero we love, Krishna is back in business but this time with a villain who has a mutant army and a cunning shapeshifter ally. We can’t deny that this movie is like the X-Men combined with some Bollywood masala. Hrithik Roshan gets three times the treat. He stars as Krrish, the masked crusader with super speed and bravery of steel and as Krishna Mehra in ordinary life. He also plays Rohit Mehra, Krishna’s father.

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2. Humshakals (2014)

Humshakals - A Hindi bollywood film where actor played triple roles.
  • Genre: Comedy/Drama
  • Run Time: 158 minutes
  • Director: Sajid Khan
  • Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Tamannaah Bhatia, Esha Gupta, Bipasha Basu

Directed by Sajid Khan, this Bollywood comedy is a triple dose of insanity, literally. Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and Ram Kapoor each play three different characters! Suave businessman/nerdy geek/demented asylum inmate are played by Saif Ali Khan. Rich playboy/shy loser/weird nerd is what Riteish Deshmukh does. On top of all that there is also Ram Kapoor who steals the show with his performances as a sophisticated doctor/clumsy driver/crazy asylum inmate. From silliness to slapstick comedy “Humshakals”, has everything to make one burst into laughter. 

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3. Satyameva Jayate 2 (2021)

Satyameva Jayate 2 - Watch John Abraham in triple roles.
  • Genre: Action/Thriller
  • Run Time: 138 minutes
  • Director: Milap Milan Zaveri
  • Cast: John Abraham, Divya Khosla Kumar
  • IMDb Rating: 4.1/10

The second installment of “Satyameva Jayate” shows John Abraham in a triple role! Much like the first movie, Satyameva Jayate is filled with pumping action and drama. The film features John Abraham as twin brothers Satya, who is a Home Minister and secret vigilante killer and Jay, a cop whose task is to hunt for the murderer who happens to be his own blood brother! Their mother uncovers an astounding twist when she reveals that a powerful politician had arranged their father, Dadasaheb Balram Azad’s death (also played by John Abraham). In order to take vengeance, Satya and Jay unite becoming invincible avengers.

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4. English Babu Desi Mem (1996)

English Babu Desi Mem 1996
  • Genre: Romance/Comedy
  • Run Time: 156 minutes
  • Director: Praveen Nischol
  • Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Sonali Bendre
  • IMDb Rating: 4.6/10

Starring Shah Rukh Khan and Sonali Bendre, “English Babu Desi Mem” follows the life of Vikram Mayur, a wealthy NRI from England who returns to India to look for his late brother’s son Nandu. Things take a turn when he falls in love with Bijuriya, Nandu’s aunt and develops a special relation with his nephew. Now, he’s in a dilemma whether to go back to his old life or create a new one in India. We see Shah Rukh Khan in a triple role as Vikram Mayur, a suave businessman who grew up in England and returns home to locate his nephew and Hari Mayur, Vikram’s dead twin brother who appears in flashbacks and the reason for the whole inheritance drama. He also plays the role of the twins’ father, Gopal Mayur. This movie is a classic dose of 90s Bollywood masala: romance, drama, catchy tunes, and a whole lot of over-the-top moments.

5. Mahaan (1983)

Mahaan 1983
  • Genre: Action/Thriller
  • Run Time: 172 minutes
  • Director: S. Ramanathan
  • Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Waheeda Rehman, Parveen Babi, Zeenat Aman
  • IMDb Rating: 6/10

Directed by S. Ramanathan, “Mahaan” is memorable for starring Amitabh Bachhan in a triple role. The story follows a lawyer (played by Amitabh Bachhan) who is wrongfully framed for murder. Circumstances force him to run, leaving his pregnant wife at home. They have twin boys named Guru and Shankar (both played by Amitabh Bachhan) but one of them is taken away from the mother right after birth. Many years pass. The man completely changes his identity. Shankar grows up to be a police officer and in a twist of fate comes across his long-father. What ensues is a lot of action and drama in a classic Bollywood 80s movie with a happy ending.

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6. Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008)

Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!
  • Genre: Comedy/Crime
  • Run Time: 122 minutes
  • Director: Dibakar Banerjee 
  • Cast: Abhay Deol, Paresh Rawal, Neetu Chandra
  • IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

“Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!” is a comedy-crime movie starring Abhay Deol about a mischievous thief with a special talent of taking away things from the wealthy and reckless people in Delhi. After he gets caught, he introspects his life as a criminal in front of the police and media. In this hilarious, one-of-a-kind robbery film, we see Paresh Rawal playing a triple role. He plays the role of Gogi Arora, Lucky’s father, Dr. B. D. Handa. We recommend this film for its funny, quirky and lovable nature. Dibakar Banerjee has done an excellent job as director in this thematically rich film.

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7. Achanak (1998)

Achanak - Watch actors in Multiple roles.
  • Genre: Action/Thriller
  • Run Time: 159 minutes
  • Director: Naresh Malhotra
  • Cast: Govinda, Manisha Koirala, Farha Naaz, Rahul Roy
  • IMDb Rating: 4.2/10

Released in 1998, “Achanak” starring Govinda in the leading role about a charming man named Arjun who has a great life and everything going in his favor. He falls in love with Pooja (played by Manisha Koirala) and plans to marry her. Suddenly (connecting with the title of the movie “Achanak”), Pooja is wrongfully convicted of murder. The pair run away from the police while trying to reveal the actual killer. Here we also see Johnny Lever in a triple role as Joni, Moni and Toni Kapoor! In this classic Bollywood masala film, expect car chases, shootouts, and thrilling escapes.

8. Rangbaaz (1996)

Rangbaaz hindi movie where Mithun Chakraborty played triple roles.
  • Genre: Action/Drama
  • Run Time: 135 minutes
  • Director: Kanti Shah
  • Cast: Raasi, Mithun Chakraborty, Shilpa Shirodkar, Deepak Shirke
  • IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

If you are a Bollywood enthusiast in the mood for a 90s action film full of song-and-dance sequences, then “Rangbaaz” is the perfect choice. “Rangbaaz ” (1996) is an exciting movie with three lookalikes (all played by Mithun Chakraborty) doing different personalities thrown into a whirlwind of action. The first character is the righteous Inspector Kanhaya. Then, we have Kundan, who has hit rock bottom, and Banarasi, a contemporary Robin Hood. Their lives intertwine while they themselves wrangle with their own demons in their quest for the infamous criminal Jhangura. When Jhangura abducts the police commissioner, the trio have to work together with the police to catch him before it’s too late.

9. The Don (1995)

The Don 1995
  • Genre: Action/Drama
  • Run Time: 135 minutes
  • Director: Farogh Siddique
  • Cast: Mithun Chakraborty, Sonali Bendre, Jugal Hansraj, Aashif Sheikh
  • IMDb Rating: 4.8/10

We have another Mithun Chakraborty starrer in the thriller movie, “The Don”. The story follows Vijay, a student who lives with his mother. Things become complicated when he has a conflict with Nagesh who happens to be the son of a local mafia boss Bhujang and tries to molest Vijay’s girlfriend, Anita. The Don is a mysterious mafia boss who selflessly helps Vijay and his mother against Bhujang and his goons. Shrouded with secrets and a classic Bollywood action-packed formula, this one is a must watch. Here, we have Kader Khan playing three roles – Raghupati, a principal; a professor named Raghav and a chaprasi named Rajaram.

10. What’s your Raashee? (2009)

What's your Raashee? The hindi feature film where Priyanka Chopra played 12 roles.
  • Genre: Comedy/Romance
  • Run Time: 211 minutes
  • Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
  • Cast: Harman Baweja, Priyanka Chopra, Manju Singh, Dilip Joshi
  • IMDb Rating: 4.8/10

Directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar, “What’s your Raashee?” is a 2009 rom-com flick featuring Priyanka Chopra in 12 different roles! The story starts with Yogesh Patel, (played by Harman Baweja) who learns that if he doesn’t get married in 10 days his family will get in trouble due to his brother’s debts. Yogesh agrees but soon finds out that trying to find a bride is not as easy as it looks. Then on, he decides to meet a girl from each Zodiac sign. Priyanka Chopra’s versatility shines through in “What’s Your Raashee?” as she plays 12 characters. Although the duration is too long (3½ hours), this movie deserves a watch! 

These are movies that cut across genres and pure genius on part of actors who perfected triple role playing skills. We hope you enjoy watching these entertaining movies featuring triple roles!