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Written byKamal Saigal
Directed by
Starringsee below
Opening theme"Buniyaad" by Anup Jalota
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of episodes105
Running timeapprox. 25 minutes
Original networkDD National
Picture format480i
Original releaseMay 1986 –
May 1987

Buniyaad (literally Foundation) is an Indian television drama-series that was directed by Ramesh Sippy and Jyoti. The series was written by Manohar Shyam Joshi and dealt with the Partition of India in 1947 and its aftermath. It first aired in 1986 on the Indian state television channel DD National It was re-aired on DD Metro and Sahara One. The story spans the life in India between 1916-1978.


Actor/Actress Character Notes
Alok Nath Master Haveliram Freedom fighter and patriot
Anita Kanwar Lajoji (Lajwanti) Haveliram's wife
Goga Kapoor Bhai Aatmanad Lajwanti's uncle and Haveli Ram's mentor
Sudhir Pandey Lala Gaindamal Haveliram's father
Asha Sharma Janko (Chai Ji) Haveliram's mother
Kiran Juneja Veeravali / Pragyavati Haveliram's sister
Vijayendra Ghatge Lala Vrishbhan Veeravali's love interest
Asha Sachdev Shanno Gaindamal's elder daughter-in-law
Girija Shankar Raliya Ram Haveliram's elder brother and Shanno's husband
Rajesh Puri Munshi Ji Gaindamal's accountant
Dalip Tahil Bhushan (Kulbhushan) Haveliram's elder son
Soni Razdan Lochan (Sulochana) Haveliram's elder daughter-in-law and Bhushan's wife
Mazhar Khan Roshan (Roshanlal) Haveliram's younger son
Kanwaljit Singh Satbir Veeravali and Vrushbhaan's illegitimate son
Abhinav Chaturvedi Jay Bhushan (Jay) Vrishbhan's legitimate son
Krutika Desai Mangla Jay's wife and Satbir's love interest
Anjana Mumtaz Subhadra Vrishbhan's wife and Jay's mother
Vinod Nagpal Shyamlal Subhadra's family friend
Leela Mishra chaachi Rajjo's aunt
Kamia Malhotra Kanta Suri (Babli) Jay's secretary and love interest
Mangal Dhillon Labhaya Ram Raliya Ram's son
Neesha Singh Kanni Labhaya's niece
Neena Gupta Rajjo Roshan's wife
Shernaz Patel Kukki Kulbhushan's elder daughter
Antariksh Mathur Kaka Saatbir's son
Natasha Sinha Nivedita Sengupta Roshan's first employer and love interest
Raja Haksar Daddyji Lochan's Father and Bhushan's Father in law
Sarita Sethi Mommyji Lochan's mother and Bhushan's mother in law

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