Shararat (TV series)

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For the 2002 Hindi film, see Shararat (2002 film).
Shararat Thoda Jaadu Thodi Nazaakat Logo
A promotional image of the series
Created by UTV Software Communications
Directed by Rajiv Mehra
Starring Farida Jalal, Shruti Seth, Poonam Narula/Eva Grover, Mahesh Thakur, Shoma Anand, Shammi/Daisy Irani, Simple Kaul, Karanvir Bohra, Aditi Shirwakar, Suhail Jaffer
Opening theme "Shararat" by Sunidhi Chauhan
Country of origin india
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of episodes 192
Producer(s) Ronnie Screwvala,Zarina Mehta,Deven Khote
Running time approx. 23 minutes
Original channel STAR Plus (Original)
Disney Channel India (Syndicated)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release

November 9, 2004 – April 30, 2009
(Rerun)July 28, 2009 - October 17, 2010 (Star Plus)

October 23, 2010 - December 31, 2011
External links

Shararat – thoda jaadu, thodi nazaakat (Hindi: शरारत – थोडा जादू, थोड़ी नज़ाकत; translation: Mischief – a little magic, a little finesse) was an Indian fantasy-sitcom, originally broadcast on Star Plus channel. Over the years, it has reaired on many channels, namely STAR Utsav, TV Asia, and Disney Channel India. Shararat is loosely similar to the American show Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. The show became very popular and by the second season premiere the show got trp of 6.3. The show ended on April 30, 2009 with 5 seasons. On September 2, 2010, Disney Channel India bought the rights to the show. In July 2011, following the success of its remade series, Best of luck, Nikki, Disney stated that it intended to reboot the show and premiere it in January 2012. It also stated that for the reboot, it would stop the re-runs. The re-run ended in December 2011. However, in February 2012, the network stated that the network would instead show, The Suite Life of Karan and Kabir, not the re-boot.


Shararat revolves around Jiya (Shruti Seth), who is the great great great grand daughter of Rani Devi. The show is set in 2000. It opens with Jiya celebrating her 18th birthday and unknowingly, is now the wielder of supernatural powers. Jiya lives with her family: her father Dr. Suraj Malhotra, her mother Radha, her brother Jai and her maternal grandmother Sushma. Apart from this, there are Jiya's college friends and acquaintances such as Dhruv - on whom Jiya secretly has a crush. Dhruv returns her ardor, Parminder (or Pam, as she yells at everybody to call her), the latest NRI entry in the college, who threatens Jiya that she will grab all of Dhruv's attention; Meeta, her starry-eyed and romantic best friend and Raja, Dhruv's best friend who is always irritated with Meeta running around him. Pam is also the niece of Shanti Saberwal - the classic neighbour - who is convinced that everything is not normal with the Malhotra household and who always goes there to borrow something or the other. The Malhotra home with three fairies who use, or rather misuse, their magic nearly always ends up in trouble. Suraj, who learnt on his wedding day that not only his wife, but also his mother-in-law is a fairy, has to deal with his mother-in-law who insists that her daughter and grand daughter practice magic. Midway through the series, Bebo, a 10-year-old fairy, is sent to live with the Malhotra family as she is causing mischief everywhere in Paristan, the world of fairies. Normally, a fairy cannot use her magical powers until her 18th birthday, at which Rani Devi sprays a few drops of magical potion on the fairy, thereby freeing all her magical powers. However, Bebo accidentally fell in the entire pot of potion, and that's why she can do magic when other underage fairies cannot.

In season 5, the Malhotras move into a new house, which is haunted by four stupid but paranoid ghosts: Colonel Pritam Singh, who used to attend Sushma's college and has a crush on her since then; his son Amar Prem, whose life ambition is to get 1000 customers to make life insurance with him; Amar's wife Pritika, who wants to become an antagonistic actress; and their son Nidar, who has developed a crush on Jiya. The ghost family had died whilst holidaying in the Malhotra house, and hate the family as they do not want humans to stay at the house, which they now call theirs. They play many pranks on the Malhotras, and the Malhotras in turn use their magic to annoy them, with both parties trying to force the other to leave the house forever.

Neel, a magician from Paristan, entered the series for some episodes in order to steal Jiya's magical powers; however he was unsuccessful.

The story ends with Dhruv returning from Australia as a top fashion designer. He proposes to Jiya and they get married and live happily ever after.



  • Farida Jalal as Sushma Khushwant Mehra Nani (protagonist)
  • Shruti Seth as Jiya Malhotra (protagonist),Dhruv's lover
  • Poonam Narula Goel(ep 1-86) / Eva Grover (ep 145-192) as Radha Malhotra (protagonist)
  • Daisy Irani as Rani Devi (protagonist)
  • Karran Kapoor as Neel (magician, antagonist; some episodes only)


  • Mahesh Thakur as Suraj Malhotra(protagonist)
  • Suhail Jaffer as Jai Malhotra(child protagonist)
  • Shoma Anand as Shanti Saberwal (antagonist)
  • Simple Kaul as Parminder Sohni alias Pam (antagonist) Dhurv Lover
  • Karanvir Bohra as Dhruv(protagonist),Jiya's lover
  • Aditi Shirwaikar as Meeta- Jiya's best friend(parallel protagonist)
  • Harsh Vashisht as Raja(Dhruv's best friend), Meeta's love interest(parallel protagonist)
  • Rinku Worah as Eena (Pam's chamchi)(antagonist)
  • Maneka Lalwani as Tina (Pam's chamchi)(antagonist)
  • Sindhu Parjaat as Lovely (Pam's chamchi)(antagonist)


Guest appearances[edit]

  • Parikshit Sahni as Khushwant Mehra , Sushma's (Nani) Husband / Nana
  • Karishma Tanna as Natasha (A pretty girl made by Nani to test the love of Dhruv for jiya (appears in episode 30)
  • Deepshika as Ria (Appears in episode 16 as Radha's and Suraj's best friend)
  • Amit Varma as Rocky (Appears in the Prom Night episode)
  • Pushtiie Shakti as Monti's (Jai's friend) mother , (Appeared in episodes 22 and 23)
  • Swapnil Joshi (Appears in one episode only, sent by Jiya's grandmother to marry Jiya but refused by all)
  • Rakesh Shrivastav (Appears in two episodes, in episode 21 as a restaurant waiter and in serial killer episode as a police inspector)
  • Dhananjay Singh(Appears in one episode only)
  • Teejay Sidhu(She is the real life wife of Dhruv(Karanvir Bohra), appears as Dhruv's Secretary )
  • Purab Kohli( A student, who is really interested in science. Appears on episode 130 ) Dhunketu - He is attracted to Jiya
  • Vishal Malhotra( Ranjha, who appeared from the book, because of Nani to test Dhruv. )
  • Kamini Khanna (Suraj's mother, few episodes)
  • Shammi Aunti as Rani Devi (appear in episode 1 only)

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Award Year Category Nominee Result
Star Parivaar Awards 2004 Favourite Jadui character Nani aka Sushma (Farida Jalal) Won
Ultimate Tv Series Shararat Won
2005 Favourite Sitcom Shararat Won
Ultimate TV Series' Shararat Won


Original telecast
Season Ep # First airdate Last airdate
Season 1 56 November 9, 2004 January 10, 2006
Season 2 46 January 31, 2006 February 20, 2007
Season 3 23 March 6, 2007 August 7, 2007
Season 4 23 August 28, 2007 January 29, 2008
Season 5 44 February 19, 2008 April 30, 2009
Repeat telecast
Season Ep # First airdate Last airdate
Season 1-5 192 July 28, 2009 October 17, 2010 October 24, 2010 December 31, 2011


External links[edit]