Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi

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Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thii
Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.jpg
Intertitle of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.
Format Indian soap opera
Created by Balaji Telefilms
Written by Story
R M Joshi, Salil Sand, Anil Nagpal, Koel Chaudhary, Mitesh Shah & Swati Shah
Screenplay
R M Joshi, Vipul Mehta, Bhavin Patel, Nayana Dasgupta, Mitesh Shah, Salil Sand, Kamlesh Kunti Singh, Anil Nagpal, Archita Biswas, Mrinal Jha and Swati Shah
Dialogues
Dilip Rawal, Anand Gandhi, Sunjoy Shekhar, Rekkha Modi, Brij Mohan Pandey and Vinod Sharma
Directed by Ashish Patil, Kaushik Ghatak, Nivedita Basu Suraj Rao, Santosh Badal, Dharmesh Shah, Santram Verma, Garry Bhinder, Deepak Chavan, Sanotsh Bhatt, Fahad Kashmiri, Avhiroop Mazzumdar, Jeetu Arora, Santosh Kolhe, Vicky Chauhan, Rohit Dwivedi, Deepak Sharma, Shyam Maheshwari, Talat Jani, Hitesh Tejwani and many more
Creative director(s) Monisha Singh, Aparna Dubey, Ekta R Bahri, Bhairvi Shah, Shivangi Singh Chauhan, Shipra Arora, Doyel Som, Vikas Gupta
Starring See below
Opening theme Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi by Priya Bhattacharya
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of episodes 1833
Production
Producer(s) Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor
Editor(s) Dharmesh Shah, Sanjeev Shukla, and Sagar S Naighojkar
Cinematography Raju Halasagi, Sudesh Kotian, Deepak Malwankar, Sanjay Malwankar, Ashok Salian and Sanjay Memane
Running time 24 minutes
Production company(s) Balaji Telefilms
Broadcast
Original channel STAR Plus
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Original run July 3, 2000 – November 6, 2008
External links
Website
The first three generations of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.

Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (English: Because a mother-in-law was once a daughter-in-law, too) was an Indian soap opera that aired on Star Plus. The show was produced by Ekta Kapoor of Balaji Telefilms. Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi revolves around the life of the fictitious Virani family. It stars Smriti Irani in the lead role as Tulsi Virani.

Plot summary[edit]

The show revolves around the protagonist Tulsi Virani (Smriti Irani), the ideal daughter of her father who falls in love with the grandson of Govardhan Virani rich business tycoon Mihir Virani and marries him and becomes the ideal daughter-in-law of the family and also focuses on how she deals with daily life and with her mother-in-law Savita Virani. She is nearest and loved to the grandmother of the family Baa. She becomes mother and aunt. Graudually, the show takes Generation Leap and she becomes mother-in-law and Grandmother which emphasis the concept of the show Because a mother-in-law was once a daughter-in-law, too.

Distribution[edit]

The serial also aired in Sri Lanka on Sirasa TV weekday evenings[1] In this version, it was dubbed into Sinhala and the name of the drama was changed to Maha Gedara ("Big Home" in Sinhalese). The serial was aired in Afghanistan on Tolo TV weekdays in dubbed Dari. In Pakistan it was aired on Star Plus (from India).

Cast[edit]

Special Appearances/Cameos[edit]

Reception[edit]

The show is the longest running show on Indian television with 1833 episodes.[2] The death of the character Mihir Virani lead to fan protest marches to bring back the character back.[3] After a drop in ratings in faced by all Indian soap operas in 2008 due to the International Cricket League play, its rating rose again to a TRP of 5.4, a tie with Bidaai.[4]

Awards[edit]

Star Parivaar Awards
Year Category Recipient Role
2003 Favorite Daadi[18] Sudha Shivpuri Baa
Favorite Bahu[18] Smriti Irani Tulsi Virani
Favorite Patni[18] Smriti Irani Tulsi Virani
Favorite Pati[18] Ronit Roy Mihir Virani
Favorite Saas[18] Apara Mehta Savita Virani
2004 Favorite Daadi[19] Sudha Shivpuri Baa
Favorite Maa[19] Smriti Irani Tulsi Virani
Favorite Pita[19] Ronit Roy Mihir Virani
Favorite Bhai[19] Sumeet Sachdev Gautam Virani
Favorite Beta[19] Hiten Tejwani Karan Virani
Favorite Devrani[19] Shilpa Saklani Ganga Virani
Favorite Yogya Damad[19] Hiten Tejwani Karan Virani
Favorite Yogya Bahu[19] Gauri Pradhan Tejwani Nandini Virani
Favorite Saas[19] Smriti Irani Tulsi Virani
2005 Favorite Chota Bacha[20] Chinky Jaiswal Bhoomi Virani
Favorite Saas[20] Smriti Irani Tulsi Virani
Favorite Beta[20] Hiten Tejwani Karan Virani
Favorite Jethani[20] Riva Babbar Damini Virani
Favorite Devrani[20] Shilpa Saklani Ganga Virani
Favorite Nanand[20] Ritu Choudhry Seth Shobha Virani
Favorite Saut[20] Rakshandha Khan Tanya Virani
Favorite Khalnayak[20] Akashdeep Saighal Ansh Virani
Favorite Jodi[20] Hiten Tejwani & Gauri Pradhan Tejwani Karan & Nandini Virani
2006 Favorite Chota Bacha[21] Chinky Jaiswal Bhoomi Virani
Favorite Beta[21] Hiten Tejwani Karan Virani
Favorite Jethani[21] Riva Babbar Damini Virani
Favorite Nanand[21] Ritu Choudhry Seth Shobha Virani
Favorite Saut[21] Rakshandha Khan Tanya Virani
Favorite Bahu[21] Gauri Pradhan Tejwani Nandini Virani
Favorite Saas[21] Smriti Irani Tulsi Virani
Favorite Sasur[21] Ronit Roy Mihir Virani
2007 Favorite Naya Sadsya (Male)[22] Pulkit Samrat Lakshya Virani
Favorite Beta[22] Hiten Tejwani Karan Virani
Favorite Devrani[22] Shilpa Saklani Ganga Virani
Favorite Saut[22] Rakshandha Khan Tanya Virani
Favorite Bahu[22] Gauri Pradhan Tejwani Nandini Virani
Favorite Saas[22] Smriti Irani Tulsi Virani
Favorite Sasur[22] Ronit Roy Mihir Virani
Favorite Jodi[22] Hiten Tejwani & Gauri Pradhan Tejwani Karan & Nandini Virani
2008 Favorite Beta[23] Hiten Tejwani Karan Virani
Favorite Devrani[23] Shilpa Saklani Ganga Virani
Favorite Jethani[23] Riva Babbar Damini Virani
Favorite Saut[23] Achint Kaur Mandira
Favorite Khalnayak[23] Suvarna Jha Trupti Virani
Favorite Bahu[23] Gauri Pradhan Tejwani Nandini Virani
Favorite Sasur[23] Ronit Roy Mihir Virani
Favorite Jodi[23] Hiten Tejwani & Gauri Pradhan Tejwani Karan & Nandini Virani
Special Recognition
Declaring her as Base of Star Plus
Smriti Irani Tulsi Virani

Others[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Role
2002 Kalakar Awards Best Actor (Popular)[24] Amar Upadhyay Mihir Virani
2004 Kalakar Awards Best Actor (Popular)[24] Ronit Roy Mihir Virani
Best Actress (Popular)[24] Jaya Bhattacharya Payal Mehra
Best Serial[24] Ekta Kapoor
Best Title Singer[24] Priya Bhattacharya
2008 The Global Indian TV Honours 2008 Best Actor[25] Ronit Roy Mihir Virani
Best Supporting Actress (Female)[25] Achint Kaur Mandira
Best Jodi[25] Hiten Tejwani & Gauri Pradhan Tejwani Karan & Nandini Virani
2010 Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Milestone Award[26] Sudha Shivpuri
Apara Mehta
Smriti Irani
Hiten Tejwani
Sumeet Sachdev
Baa
Savita
Tulsi
Karan
Gautam
Indian Telly Awards Best Actor of The Decade[27] Ronit Roy Mihir Virani

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