Cast and Crew of Kundun

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About Kundun

The Tibetans refer to the Dalai Lama as 'Kundun', which means 'The Presence'. He was forced to escape from his native home, Tibet, when communist China invaded and enforced an oppressive regime upon the peaceful nation. The Dalai Lama escaped to India in 1959 and has been living in exile in Dharamsala ever since.

Full Cast of Kundun

Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong
plays Dalai Lama (Adult)

Tencho Gyalpo
plays Mother

Tsewang Migyur Khangsar
plays Father

Gyurme Tethong
plays Dalai Lama (Age 12)

Robert Lin
plays Chairman Mao

Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin
plays Dalai Lama (Age 5)

Tenzin Yeshi Paichang
plays Dalai Lama (Aged 2)

Tenzin Topjar
plays Lobsang (5-10)

Tenzin Lodoe
plays Takster

Geshi Yeshi Gyatso
plays Lama of Sera

Losang Gyatso
plays The messenger

Sonam Phuntsok
plays Reting Rinpoche

Gyatso Lukhang
plays Lord Chamberlain

Lobsang Samten
plays Master of the Kitchen

Jigme Tsarong
plays Taktra Rimpoche

Tenzin Trinley
plays Ling Rimpoche

Crew of Kundun

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