Krishna (TV series)

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Shri Krishna[1]
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Created by Ramanand Sagar
Starring Sarvadaman D. Banerjee
Swapnil Joshi
Pinky parikh
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of episodes 156
Running time 55 minutes
Original channel Doordarshan

Krishna (also called Shri Krishna) is an Indian television series created, written, and directed by Ramanand Sagar. The series originally aired weekly on Doordarshan. It is an adaptation of the stories of the life of Krishna. Shri Krishna was first broadcast on Doordarshan's Metro Channel (DD 2) from 1993.In 1996, the DD Metro broadcast was discontinued and the show was broadcast from the beginning on DD National. In 1999, the show moved to Zee where the remaining episodes were broadcast.

The entire series was re-telecast on Sony starting 2001 and later on Star.

This serial was also telecasted in Mauritius – Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation as early as 1991, Toronto- Channel 57, Nepal –Nepal TV, South Africa- M.Net, Indonesia- P.T. Cipta Television, Jakarta- Pendidikan, Italy- Fifth Remini Cinema International Film Festival, London- U.K.- T.V.Asia (Satellite).[2][3][4]

Direction and casting[edit]

Shri Krishna was produced by Ramanand Sagar, Subhash Sagar and Prem Sagar under the banner of “Sagar Enterprises” and directed by Ramanand Sagar, Anand Sagar and Moti Sagar. The role of young Krishna was played by Swapnil Joshi and grown up Krishna was played by Sarvadaman D. Banerjee.[2][3]



Shri Krishna bagged the Uptron Award for the “Best director” in the year 1995.The show was one of the biggest grossers for Doordarshan in the mid to late nineties.