First actor to play a double role in Indian Cinema

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Anna Hari Salunke (also known as A. Salunke and Annasaheb Saluke) was the first actor to play a double role in Indian cinema.

Anna Salunke

Anna Hari Salunke played both the male role of the hero Rama and the female role of his wife Sita, the heroine,in Lanka Dahan.

During his film career spanning 18 years from 1913 to 1931, he acted in various films including five in the female role. Most of them were on Hindu mythological themes.

He was also a cinematographer in a few films.

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