Bandini (TV series)

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Bandini Promo.jpg
Intertitle of Bandini
Genre Drama
Created by Balaji Telefilms
Written by Story & Screenplay
R M Joshi, Binita Desai, Swati Pande, Mahesh Pandey, Vipul Mehta, Anand Vardhan & Manish Paliwal
Dilip Rawal, Hussaini Dawawala, Vinod Sharma & Rekha Modi
Directed by Santram Verma, Kaushik Ghatak, Partho Mitra, Ravindra Gautam, Vikrant Parmar, Santosh Kohle, Praveen Suden, Suraj Rao, Hemant Prabhu, Qaeed Kuwajerwala, Fahad Kashmiri, Ashish Shrivastav, Maqbool Khan & Deepak Chavan
Creative director(s) Sandip Sikcand
Starring See below
Opening theme "Bandini" by Richa Tripathi
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of episodes 520
Producer(s) Ekta Kapoor & Shobha Kapoor
Editor(s) Mohd Salim, Nishit Shah, Vikas Sharma, Khursheed Rizvi, Prem Raaj & Rajeev Yadav
Cinematography Mahesh Talkad & Sanjay Malwankar
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 20 minutes
Production company(s) Balaji Telefilms
Original channel Originally Broadcast Imagine TV Rerun Zee Anmol
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Original release 19 January 2009 – 29 January 2011

Bandini (English: Female) was an Indian soap opera produced by Ekta Kapoor of Balaji Telefilms. The show aired Monday to Friday evenings. It starred Ronit Roy and Aasiya Kazi and was set against the backdrop of Gujarat in Dharampur a village near Surat in Gujarat. The show premiered on 19 January 2009 on NDTV Imagine.[1][2][3]From 28 September, 2015 the show re-runs on Zee Anmol.

Plot summary[edit]

Santu Waghela (Aasiya Kazi) is a poor but spirited girl who lives in the village of Dharampur with her maternal grandfather, Madhav Solanki, an experienced diamond cutter working for the middle-aged diamond merchant Dharamraj Mahiyavanshi (Ronit Roy). As an incentive to his best worker, Dharamraj offers to arrange and sponsor Madhav's granddaughter's marriage. Hours before the wedding, the bridegroom backs out and Madhav's fellow workers get agitated. Dharamraj, a widower, comes forward to marry the bride, Santu. For Dharamraj, the decision to marry Santu is purely a business calculation for appeasing his workforce. Dharamraj is still in love with his dead wife Subhadra, who has left him with 5 children: Hiten (Mrunal Jain), Kadambari (Prerna Wanvari), Maulik (Shardul Pandit), Birwa (Kimberly Jain) and Suraj. Once home, he ignores Santu, and she is constantly abused by his older sister, Tarulata a.k.a. Taru (Rasika Joshi). After a long time, however, Dharamraj and most of his family members accept Santu as a member of the Mahiyavanshi family. Dharamraj finds his long-lost son Arjan. But eventually, because of some misunderstandings and complications, Arjan assaults Dharamraj. Birwa, trying to save her father, accidentally kills Arjan. To save Birwa, Santu takes the blame for the murder and goes to jail.

After 10 years Santu returns from prison. The Mahiyavanshis don't want her. Everyone in the Mahiyavanshi house is pretending to live happily. But Santu forces her way into the house, takes charge and starts many quarrels among family members. This brings many hidden problems to light. Dharamraj has shut himself away in a room and stopped mixing with people. A woman named Megha comes forward with her son, Vishal, and she claims that Dharamraj is the father of this boy. To everyone's surprise, medical tests prove that Vishal is actually Dharamraj's son. However, Dharamraj denies having any relationship with Megha. Then Santu discovers that Vishal is her own son, who was born while she was in prison. Megha had stolen Vishal from the jail hospital and santu had been told that the baby was dead. Santu and Dharamraj reunite. Vishal comes to stay with Dharamraj and Santu, but Megha kidnaps him again.

After 16 years, Dharamraj's grandchildren have grown up. Santu is still waiting for her son Vishal to come home. After an extensive search, Vishal is found. He seems to be a good person, but this is just a mask. Megha has poisoned his mind against the Mahiyavanshis. He wants to separate Dharamraj and Santu. Dharamraj and Hiten, on finding out the truth, chase Vishal out of the house. Santu is shocked and becomes ill. Dharamraj is forced to take Santu to Vishal's house. But Vishal is exposed. Disillusioned, Santu comes back to the Mahiyavanshi house. Then Megha reappears and uses Vishal to get back at the Mahiyavanshi family. Vishal forces Dharamraj and Santu to leave the house. They go and live in Mumbai, where Dharamraj starts a new diamond business. After some time, they return to Dharampur. Meanwhile, Vishal has changed for the better. He realizes that Megha has used him as a pawn. He apologizes to his parents. Santu and Dharamraj forgive Vishal when they see that his regret is genuine. Santu finds out that she is pregnant once again. The whole Mahiyavanshi family is happy together.


  • Mohit Raina ... Rishabh Hiten Mahiyavanshi
  • Yash Choudhary ... Nakul Hiten Mahiyavanshi
  • Ashish Kapoor ... Vikram Suraj Mahiyavanshi
  • Megha Israni... Nandini Shashank Mehta
  • Mickie Dudaaney... Danish Shashank Mehta
  • Rithvik Dhanjani ... Parth Shashank Mehta
  • Jia Mustafa ... Triveni Vishal Mahiyavanshi
  • Dharmesh Vyas ... Virat Sanghavi
  • Maya Alagh ... Surekha Virat Sanghavi
  • Gaurav Nanda ... Tehsildar


  1. ^ "Popular Articles About Bandini". Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Top 10 TV shows". Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bandini". Retrieved 25 September 2013. 

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