Banegi Apni Baat
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|Banegi Apni Baat|
|Opening theme||"Banegi Apni Baat" by Vanraj Bhatia|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of episodes||312|
|Running time||approx. 22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||DJ's a Creative Unit|
|Original network||Zee TV|
|Original release||1993 –|
Banegi Apni Baat is an Indian television drama series that aired on Zee TV from 1993 running to 1997. The series was produced by Tony Singh and Deeya Singh. It gave many Indian television actors, such as Irrfan Khan, Roshini Achreja, Shefali Chhaya, Firdaus Dadi, Sadiya Siddiqui, Anita Kanwal, Divya Seth, Achint Kaur, Rishabh, Varun Badola, Rakhee Tandon and Rituraj Singh a good break. R. Madhavan also started his acting career with this series.
The focus of the series was college life. Flirtation, romance, the campus, teachers getting teased - all typical scenes from college– were shown. Hence many youngsters, school and college going students, became avid viewers of the show. The transition from college to professional life was shown for most of the characters. Simultaneously, contemporary business life was also showcased. How the rich oppress the poor, and how housewives and working women have different perspectives of life, formed some of the other themes of the narrative.
- Ikhlaq Khan ... Som
- Surekha Sikri ... Radha
- Irrfan Khan ... Kumar
- Aman Khanna ... Rajat
- Shalini Suri ... Shikha (College Friend)
- R. Madhavan ... Ashley
- Roshini Achreja ... Ritu
- Joan David/Shefali Chhaya ... Richa
- Firdaus Dadi ... Riya
- Arun Bali ... Mr Seth
- Raman Trikha ... Rahul Seth
- Sadiya Siddiqui ... Priyanka
- Anita Kanwal ... Amrita Seth
- Alyy Khan ... Kabir
- Achint Kaur ... Anushka
- Divya Seth ... Nikita Seth
- Vikram Kapadia ... D.K. Khanna
- Girish Malik ... Karan
- Varun Badola ... Ayushman
- Rakhee Tandon
- Rituraj Singh as Vikram (Vicky)
- Vipul Jagota ... Duddoo
- Kurush Deboo ... E.T. (College Friend)
- Sandhya Mridul
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- "Chandrakanta To Banegi Apni Baat; A Look At Irrfan Khan's Notable Work On Television". Times Of India.
- "First of Many: Varun Badola revisits Banegi Apni Baat". Indian Express.
- "Banegi Apni Baat fame Sandhya Mridul: When I did TV, I chose the best I could". Times Of India.