Baa Bahoo Aur Baby

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Baa Bahoo Aur Baby
A promotional image of "Baa Bahoo Aur Baby"
Genre Comedy
Family drama
Created by Hats Off Productions
Written by Aatish Kapadia
Directed by Sameer Kulkarni
Dipesh Shah
Creative director(s) Deven Bhojani
Starring See Below
Opening theme "Baa Bahoo Aur Baby" by Vinod Rathod
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi (dominant)
Gujarati (minor)
English (minor)
No. of seasons 2
Producer(s) Jamnadas Majethia
Aatish Kapadia
Location(s) Mumbai
Cinematography Vijay Soni
Raju Desai
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time Season 1
Fri–Sat: 20 minutes
Sun: 40 minutes
Season 2: 40 minutes
Original network Star Plus
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release 5 August 2005 – 21 February 2010

Baa Bahoo Aur Baby[1] (colloquially known as BBB or B3) is an Indian television dramedy series that aired in prime time on Star Plus between 2005 and 2010. The series was produced by Hats Off Productions and centered on a fictitious Thakkar family, living in Parla East, Mumbai.

The series tracks the story of an elderly woman Godavari Thakkar and her family, consisting of six sons, two daughters and their spouses and children. Godavari, who hails from a very rich family, lives in her father's mansion, the famous Krishna Villa in Parla East, Mumbai, given to her by her late brother and sister-in-law Guvanti, who, with her child Raju, are settled in the United States.

The last episode of the first season showed the family celebrating Godavari's 65th Birthday. The cast was seen wearing the same dresses in the farewell broadcast of the show. The show did return with a second season, but it was eventually cancelled.


The title has two meanings. A simple meaning tells that this show is about "Baa" (Mother in Gujarati), Bahoo (Daughter-in-law in Hindi), and Baby: Referring to Beti (Daughter). Another meaning told in Season 2, Episode 1 was that the title refers to Godavari. She is Baa, Bahoo and Baby i.e. daughter (as the house is her father's) of Krishna Villa.


The series premiered on 5 August 2005 on Star Plus channel airing Friday through Sunday evenings. In mid-2006, the show started airing for 1 hour on Fridays.

Season 2 of the show was weekly, and aired for an hour on Sundays in its short run.

Plot summary[edit]

This series revolves around Godavari Thakkar (Sarita Joshi) and her family. She is the head of the Thakkar Family, despite her husband Labhshankar Thakkar (Arvind Vaidya) being alive, who is indulged in drinking and he is accused for never supporting his family financially or morally. Labhshankar ruined his whole working years, by spending all his money on alcohol (a reason Arvind hates him) and Godavari had to run a tiffin service to raise up her children, and they lived in a small room, until Gunvanti gave them the Krishna Villa to live. Godavari has 5 sons, Arvind; a strict and old fashioned insurance agent, Pravin; a mischievous and stingy saree businessman, Harshad; a very successful doctor, Subodh; a playful actor, Gopal; a mentally ill grown child, and Hemal; the adopted son who works in a Call Centre and later in a bank. The family also includes her daughter-in-laws, Leela; Arvind's playful wife, Praveena; Praveen's wife who is naughty and athletic and a saree businesswoman, Shilpa; wife of Harshad and also a doctor, Meenakshi; the shy and slow wife of Subodh, and Gudiya; the Punjabi wife of Hemal (introduced late in the series). Godavari's two daughters are Charubala: a sophisticated woman who always shows off, married to Tushar and living in the town, and Radhika, who is handicapped and a very stubborn girl who is often seen talking rudely. Among the children are Dimple and Jigar, quite grown up children of Arvind and Leela, Mehul, Maitali and Chaitali, children of Praveen and Praveena, Simrun Bhyani: daughter of Charubala and Tushar, Saumil and Saloni, children of Harshad and Shilpa, Manav and later Disha, children of Subodh and Meenakshi, and Lucky, adoptive child of Hemal and Gudiya. Also, the house has a cook Rajja and a worker, Narsi Kaka.

Godavari rules her family strictly and is often called "Hitler","JhogMaya" and "MogamBaa" by her family members mostly by Praveena. Her sons have different qualities and share the blessings of life. Their wives are often worried due to household burdens, but they end up being happy. They face different problems and misunderstanding that were often created between the family members. Normal day to day scenarios are shown as the family deals with their lives in a joint family and deal with challenges. Due to being handicapped, Baby is unable to find a husband, and even Anish does not accept her, instead he admits he loves Dimple, while Baby loved Anish. This is often shown as a sign of grief for Baby throughout the series. Godavari's Krishna Villa has certain rules, saying no one can come in the house with shoes, no food from outside can come, and each brother had to give 10000 per month (later 15000) for household expenses. "Jeev hatiya", killing of animals and even insects, is strictly forbidden. They are pure vegetarians and no kind of meat or eggs are allowed. Throughout the series, Baa writes in a secret Red Book no one else is allowed to read.

The first season showed that Baa (Godavari) ruled her family strictly and responsibly. Her daughter Baby (Radhika Thakkar) had polio (making her legs of no use) and her son Gattu (Gopal Thakkar) is a little bit mentally disturbed due to the poverty she faced and her unavailability as working as a cook to raise her children. Hemal was told to be adopted by Godavari, when her sister-in-law Gunvanti insisted. After nearly 175 episodes, Baa invited her son Dr. Harshad Thakkar back to the house after a 5-year period. Harshad was expelled from the house due to an unknown reason which was later revealed. Midway through the season, Godavari's daughter-in-law, Praveena, died in a building collapse. Her son Hemal then got married to Gudiya. Dimple (Godavari's granddaughter) was married to Anish Kotak. Baby finds a husband, Birju: a pleasant young man, and gets engaged to him. In the end of the first season, an author, Asha Ji, proposed to Baa to write her biography, and Baa agrees.

In the second season, The Krishna Villa is renovated. Baby finally marries Birju, and they later settle in America with Birju's Mother and Taima. Jigar also gets engaged to Rim Jhim Talwar and later marries her, pursuing his career as an actor.

In the final episode of Season 2, Harshad returns home and tells Godavari that Asha Ji has completed the book. The book gets published titled 'Baa, Bahoo Aur Baby'. A launching ceremony for the book is held where Godavari gives an impressive speech. She addresses a meeting of her family members, each of which have the book's copy, telling the book is all about them, and Baa is grateful to them. In the end, a 3-year later scenario is shown. Arvind and Leela finally are visiting America to welcome Dimple's coming child (a dream of Leela to visit America was shown throughout the series) . Pravin is shown with his children, Mehul, now a fashion designer; Mitali, an Air-Hostess; and Chaitali, a model. Harshad and Shilpa open a hospital on Godavari's name. Meenakshi is again becoming a mother and is joined by her son and daughter while crying. Gudiya gave birth to two twin girls. Rim Jhim starts a catering house and Babuji stops drinking, now helping Rim Jhim. Baby returns with Birju from Germany, with her polio cured and she is finally able to walk, and has a son named Ahan. The family opened a child-care centre for Gattu, where he would take care of all the children who came there: on the name of Gattuki. The Thakkar Family won the "Family of The Decade Award". Saloni wrote a poem on the different members of the family and their attributes. The season ends with a final photo of the family.

Further Use[edit]

Gattu's character, portrayed by Deven Bhojani, was used in the 2012 Drama Serial Alaxmi Ka Super Parivar where he came as the nephew of Natwarlal and Mohandas.

The Drama was dubbed in Gujarati and English and aired on many channels.

Baa Bahoo aur Baby also aired on many channels after the official end, most recent being on Express Entertainment in Pakistan, during December 2014-February 2016.


Counted amongst the TRP-breaking shows, Baa Bahoo aur Baby taught family values, character development, manners and typical joint family norms, going down as a gem in the History of Indian Classics.


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