C.I.D. (Indian TV series)

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Logo of C.I.D.
Format Police Procedural
Created by B. P. Singh
Written by B. P. Singh, Sriram Raghvan, Shridhar Raghvan, Rajat Aroraa, Virendra Shahaney, Christabelle D'Souza, Shilpa Choubey, Susheel Choubey, Santosh Shetty, Abhishek Garg, Ajay Singh, Abir Sengupta, Nitika Kanwar, Naila Chogle, Pakhi Kartik, Pronati Sengupta, Kankana Maitra, Gopal Kulkrani, Ishwar Singh, Tanmay Singh, Aparna Nadig, Aanand Goradiya & Swati Goradiya
Directed by
  • B. P. Singh
  • Rajan Waghdhare
  • Siba Mishra
  • Santosh Shetty
  • Salil Singh
  • Nitin Choudhary
Starring See below
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of seasons 7
  • Kedar Gotage
  • Bhakti Mayaloo
  • Shachindra Vats
  • B. P. Singh
  • Raakesh Sarang
  • Siba Mishra
  • Dhananjay Kulkarni
  • Rajesh Diwaker
  • Sushil Sharma
  • R. P. Singh
  • Rajendra Prasad
Running time 42 - 44 minutes
Production company(s) Fireworks Productions
Original channel Sony Entertainment Television India
Sony Entertainment Television Asia
Picture format
Original run 21 January 1998 (1998-01-21) – Present
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C.I.D. (Crime Investigation Department) is an Indian crime detective series created, written and directed by B. P. Singh for Sony Entertainment Television India and Sony Entertainment Television Asia. The series, which premiered on 21 January 1998.[1] is the longest running television series in India, having completed sixteen years in 2014.[2][3][4]


ACP Pradyuman, Daya and Abhijeet are an elite trio of officers who work for the CID. They seek the help of professional forensic expert Dr. Salunkhe and solve high-profile cases with the entire CID team.


Series creator, B. P. Singh, started working on the concept of C.I.D. while he used to work as a cameraman at Doordarshan.[1]

Marathi theatre actor, Shivaji Satam, who plays ACP Pradyuman, had worked with B.P. Singh on many projects before joining C.I.D. Dayanand Shetty (Daya) was spotted by Sanjay Shetty, a member of the C.I.D. production team. Aditya Srivastava who portrays Abhijeet, was introduced in the show as a criminal but was later added into the C.I.D. team.[5]


(from left to right) Daya Shetty, Ansha Sayed, Janvi Chheda, Shivaji Satam, Aditya Srivastava
(from left to right) Shraddha Musale, Ansha Sayed, Hrishikesh Pandey, Shivaji Satam, Narendra Gupta, Janvi Chheda
  • Shivaji Satam as ACP Pradyuman (1998–present)
  • Dayanand Shetty as Senior Inspector Daya (1998–present)
  • Aditya Srivastava as Senior Inspector Abhijit (1999–present)
  • Gaurav Khanna as Senior Inspector Kavin (2014-present)
  • Maninder Singh as Senior Inspector Dushyant (2014-present)
  • Hrishikesh Pandey as Inspector Sachin (2010–present)
  • Dinesh Phadnis as Inspector Fredericks (1998–present)
  • Ansha Sayed as Inspector Purvi (2011–present)
  • Janvi Chheda as Inspector Shreya (2012–present)
  • Abhay Shukla as Sub-Inspector Nikhil (2011 - present)
  • Ajay Nagrath as Sub-Inspector Pankaj (2012–present)
  • Jagjit Athwal as Sub-Inspector Vansh (2014–present)
  • Vikas Salgotra as Sub-Inspector Mayur (2014–present)
  • Ankur Sharma Kabir as Sub-Inspector Karan (2014-present)
  • Abeed Sheikh as Sub-Inspector Vikram (2014-present)
  • Pooja Khatri as Sub-Inspector Ishita (2014–present)
  • Narendra Gupta as Dr. Salunkhe (1998–present)
  • Shraddha Musale as Dr. Tarika (2007–present)

Special appearances


Other initiatives

Guinness World Record episode

C.I.D. set a record on 7 November 2004, when B. P. Singh entered the Limca Book of Records and Guinness Book of World Records for filming an entire episode named "The Inheritance" / C.I.D. 111 in a single shot of 111 minutes without a single cut. The episode was shot between 6:30 PM IST and 8:20 PM IST on 8 October 2004 at Lonavala in Mumbai[16] and was telecast on Sunday, 7 November 2004, without a break, from 8 PM IST to 10 PM IST C.I.D.[17]

CID Special Bureau
Main article: CID: Special Bureau

CID: Special Bureau was a sub series of CID which began on 27 December 2004. Produced by Fireworks Productions, it aired on every Monday and Tuesday night. The series delved into cold cases that had been left unsolved for many years. Also, to ensure a hook, the show dealt with one plot on both Monday and Tuesday within one week.[18]

CID Operation Talaash

Beginning on 7 July 2006, a nationwide hunt called CID: Operation Talaash was launched, in search of a new officer to join the C.I.D. team, which ended on 1 September 2006. Vivek V. Mashru was declared the winner of the hunt, taking the role of a police inspector.[19]

CID Gallantry Awards

Sony Entertainment Television had launched CID: Gallantry Awards, an initiative to encourage and honour acts of bravery in society on 26 January 2010 Republic Day.[20] The second edition of this initiative was aired on 23 January 2011.[21]

CID Chhote Heroes

CID: Chhote Heroes was a sub-series of CID, which premiered on 1 February 2013. Produced by Fireworks Productions, this brand-extension series was aired Fridays in one hour episode where kids find a dead body, inform the CID cops about the murder and then help the CID cops in their investigation.[22]

Crossover episodes

CID had three crossover episodes with the series Aahat. One on 13 November 2009, second on 12 February 2010 and third on 25 June 2010. It also had crossover episodes with Adaalat, once in December 2010 and the second time in July 2012.[23] It also had crossover for two weeks in July 2014 with the series Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.[24]


The series is the longest running show on Indian television.[2] In 2010, it was the most popular show on SET, and the station was airing as much as 50 hours of CID programming every week.[2]

International broadcast

C.I.D. has been dubbed in other Indian languages. It is dubbed in Telugu and broadcast on MAA TV and Tamil version is telecast on Zee Tamil. A Bengali adapted version of C.I.D known as, C.I.D. Kolkata Bureau airs on SET India's sister channel, Sony Aath.[25][26] C.I.D. also airs in Pakistan on Apna Channel and on Geo Kahani

See also


  1. ^ a b "Indian Entertainment Channel – Indian Television Shows – Sony TV Live – Bollywood Movie Channel". SET India. Retrieved 6 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "What makes this TV show such a hit with Indians?". Movies.rediff.com. Retrieved 6 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Indo-Asian News Service. "Television's longest running show CID goes regional". NDTV. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  4. ^ TNN (22 December 2012). "A twist in CID". Times of India. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Sethuraman, Shreya (27 July 2012). "Chasing criminals, cracking cases". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Salman Khan Wanted by CID". OneIndia. 10 September 2009. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  7. ^ Lalwani, Vickey (22 December 2010). "Rani overshadows Vidya?". Times of India. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Akshay & Sonakshi promote Rowdy Rathore on CID". Times of India. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Bipasha Basu & Esha Gupta promote Raaz 3D on CID". Times of India. 24 August 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  10. ^ IANS (17 November 2012). "Talaash: Aamir Khan to join hands with 'C.I.D.' and more". CNN-IBN. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Imran and Sonakshi on 'CID' to promote 'OUATIMD'". Times of India. 12 August 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "C.I.D. team happy to work with Sunny Deol". movies.ndtv.com. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Sunny Leone promotes 'Ragini MMS 2' on 'CID". Times of India. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  14. ^ "Kick: Salman Khan promotes the film on CID". Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  15. ^ "Only Salman Khan Can and Will Make CID's ACP Pradyuman Dance". Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  16. ^ "Sony's on 'record' with C.I.D, a date with Guinness". Indian Television. Retrieved 29 October 2004. 
  17. ^ "‘CID’ enters Limca Book of Records". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 3 November 2004. 
  18. ^ "'CID Special Bureau' to debut on 27 December on Sony". Indian Television. Retrieved 14 December 2004. 
  19. ^ "Another hero enters CID – Entertainment – DNA". DnaIndia. 15 September 2006. Retrieved 6 August 2010. 
  20. ^ "Sony extends CID franchise, launches Gallantry Awards". Indian Television. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  21. ^ "Honour to ordinary". Indian Express. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  22. ^ "Sony airs CID Chote Heroes from 1 February". Indian Television. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  23. ^ "CID joins hands with KD Pathak from Adaalat!". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  24. ^ "CID & Tarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma to have a Mahasangram episode". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  25. ^ Press Trust of India (31 October 2012). "Sony TV's CID, now in Bengali". movies.ndtv.com. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  26. ^ Indo Asian News Service (31 October 2012). "Bengali 'CID' to hit small screen Nov 12". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 

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