1) Vineet Kumar Singh
If casting for a real life hero requires a resemblance in personality, Vineet Kumar Singh might be the perfect choice to play Dhyan Chand.
Skin tone, height, hairline, personality, acting, you name it and Vineet will do it. Vineet has done it twice. In Mukkabaaz (2018), Vineet Kumar Singh shone in the role of a boxer. Clearly, he knows how to play a sportsperson well.
That same year, Vineet Kumar Singh did 'Gold', a film loosely based on India's journey to its first Olympic gold as a free nation. Vineet played Imtiaz Shah, a devoted player and patriot.
The character was based on Ali Iqtidar Shah Dara. A protege of Dhyan Chand, Ali was part of the team that won gold for British India at the Berlin Olympics. Ali was captured along with the British Army in Singapore.
Seeing how the British abandoned the Indians, Ali joined the Indian National Army. However, after the partition, Ali Dara migrated to Pakistan. He played for Pakistan in the London Olympics in 1948, only to end up in 4th position. Vineet Kumar Singh has the acting skills to immortalize another real-life hockey legend in Major Dhyan Chand.