Balika Vadhu

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Balika Vadhu
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Balika Vadhu Title card
Also known as Balika Vadhu — Kachchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte
Genre Indian soap opera
Drama
Entertainment
Created by Purnendu Shekhar
Written by Purnendu Shekhar
Gajra Kottary
Rajesh Dubey
Usha Dixit
Raghuvir Shekhawat
Directed by Sidharth Sengupta
Pradeep Yadav
Starring Toral Rasputra
Gracy Goswami
Viren Vazirani
Sparsh Shrivastav
Shakti Anand
Aasiya Kazi
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of seasons 01
No. of episodes 2110 as of 5 February 2016[1]
Production
Executive producer(s) Zakir Shaikh
Sachin Chavan
Fuzel Khan
Producer(s) Sunjoy Waddhwa
Comal Sunjoy W.
Editor(s) Santosh Singh
Janak Chauhan
Location(s) Jaitsar
Udaipur
Cinematography Sanjay K. Memane
Anil Katke
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 20 minutes
Production company(s) Sphere Origins
Release
Original network Colors TV
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release 21 July 2008 (2008-07-21) – Present
External links
Website

Balika Vadhu — Kachchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte (English: Child Bride — Strong Relationships of Tender Age), commonly shortened to Balika Vadhu, is an Indian television drama series that premiered on 21 July 2008 on Colors TV. The show follows Anandi and Jagdish who have been impacted by the ritual of child marriage. It is the longest running show counted with episode - wise under the 2499 episode benchmark worldwide.

Cast[edit]

Main cast
Additional cast
Former cast

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Role Result
2008 8th Indian Telly Awards[2] Best Child Artist(Female) Avika Gor Anandi Jagdish Singh Won
Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Female) Smita Bansal Sumitra Bhairon Singh
Best Actor In A Negative Role(Female) Surekha Sikri Kalyani Dharamveer Singh
Best Fresh New Face(Female) Avika Gor Anandi Jagdish Singh
Best Programme With A Social Message Balika Vadhu Team
2009 9th Indian Telly Awards[3][4] Best Music Director Lalit Sen Crew
Popular Child Artist(Male) Avinash Mukherjee Jagdish Bhairon Singh
Popular Child Artist(Female) Avika Gor Anandi Jagdish Singh
Popular Supporting Actor(Male) Anup Soni Bhairon Dharamveer Singh
Popular Daily Serial Balika Vadhu Team
2010 10th Indian Telly Awards[5] Best Actor In A Supporting Role(Male) Jury Anup Soni & Satyajit Sharma Bhairon Dharamveer Singh & Basant Mahaveer Singh
Best Actor(Female) Jury Avika Gor Anandi Jagdish Singh
Best Music Director Lalit Sen Crew
2011
11th Indian Telly Awards[6][7] Best Actress In A Supporting Role(Jury) Surekha Sikri Kalyani Dharamveer Singh
Best Actor In A Supporting Role Anup Soni Bhairon Dharamveer Singh
Most Popular Drama Series Balika Vadhu Team
Best Actress In A Supporting Role(Popular) Anjum Farooki Gauri Jagdish Singh
Best Actress In A Lead Role(Popular) Pratyusha Banerjee Anandi Jagdish Singh
Best Television Personality Pratyusha Banerjee Anandi Jagdish Singh
Best Onscreen Couple Shashank Vyas & Pratyusha Banerjee Jagdish & Anandi Singh
Most Popular Continuing TV Programme Balika Vadhu Team
Most Popular Daily Serial Balika Vadhu Team
Most Popular Programme With Social Message Balika Vadhu Team
Most Popular Ensemble Balika Vadhu Team

International broadcast[edit]

  • Kazakhstan It is aired under the title Келін and broadcast on Kazakhstan.
  • Vietnam In Vietnam, the drama began airing under the title, Cô Dâu 8 Tuổi on TodayTV on November 11, 2014. The drama has enjoyed immense popularity in Vietnam and resulted in the show's actress, Avika Gor receiving an award from the channel head of TodayTV.[8] Gor also visited Vietnam on a two day trip to the country due to the success of the show, other cast members including Avinash Mukherjee and Smita Bansal also visited the country.[9] The show was the ninth most searched item in 2015 in Vietnam on Google as confirmed by the annual Google Trends end-of-year report.[10] The show also aired on IBC TV.

Animated spinoff[edit]

Chhoti Anandi is an animated series first aired on Colors TV on January 17, 2016. It is one of the few Indian animated series to feature a female protagonist.[11]

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