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Written by Manohar Shyam Joshi
Directed by Ramesh Sippy and Jyoti Sarup
Starring see below
Opening theme "Buniyaad" by
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
Running time approx. 25 minutes
Original network DD National and Sahara One
Picture format 480i (SDTV),
Original release 1986

Buniyaad (Hindi: बुनियाद; 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.

Buniyaad first aired in 1986 on the Indian state television channel DD National, which is owned and operated by Doordarshan network. It was re-aired on DD Metro in early 2000s. It has since been re-aired a number of times on various new Indian private television channels, such as Sahara One. From 25 July 2013, it will be re-aired on DD National every Thursday at 20:30 hrs. It was first aired on TV in 1986.

Buniyaad introduced actors Kanwaljeet Singh, Alok Nath and Kruttika Desai, who remained popular TV and film actors through the next two decades.


Actor/Actress Character Notes
Alok Nath Master Haveliram Freedom fighter and patriot
Anita Kanwar Lajoji (Lajwanti) Haveliram's wife
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 Brijbhaan 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
Mazhar Khan Roshan (Roshanlal) Haveliram's younger son
Kanwaljit Singh Satbir Veeravali and Vrushbhaan's illegitimate son
Abhinav Chaturvedi Jay Vrishbhan's legitimate son
Krutika Desai Mangla Jay's wife and Satbir's love interest
Anjana Mumtaz Subhadra Vrushbhaan's wife and Jay's mother
Vinod Nagpal Shyamlal Subhadra's family friend
Kamiya Malhotra 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


Music Director-Uday Mazumdar

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