Dekha Ek Khwaab
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|Dekha Ek Khwaab|
|Written by||Ritu Bhatia|
|Directed by||Saagar Kagra|
|Creative director(s)||Persis Siganporia|
(For entire cast see below)
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||173|
|Running time||Approx. 20-25 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Rose Audio Visuals|
|Original network||Sony Entertainment Television India|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Original release||21 November 2011 –|
2 August 2012
Dekha Ek Khwaab (English: Saw A Dream, Hindi: देखा एक ख़्वाब) was an Indian soap opera that aired on Sony Entertainment Television India and Sony Entertainment Television Asia. The series premiered on 21 November 2011 and went off air on 2 August 2012.
The series revolves around a 19 year-old girl named Moniya, who discovers that she is Rajkumari Manyata, the crown princess of Devgarh. Manyata was kidnapped at the age of 3, and had been living with Murari Lal, a poor watchman who kidnapped her in order to take revenge from her father, Maharaj Brijraj, when the latter killed Murari's wife and children in an accident.
After sixteen years, Murari takes Manyata to Mumbai and she is returned to her family. Meanwhile, Manyata falls in love with Akash, a commoner. Yuvraj Udayveer Singh of Jaigarh (Uday), to whom Manyata was engaged as a child, befriends her but is upset to find out about Akash as he too has fallen in love with Manyata. Manyata's younger sister, Jainandini, has been in love with Uday since childhood and resents Manyata. A frustrated Uday calls Akash to meet him where they end up fighting and Akash falls over a cliff. Jainandini records the incident on her cell phone and starts blackmailing Uday.
Thinking Akash has gone missing, Manyata decides to become the perfect princess. The royal priest arranges three exams to see who between Manyata and Jainandini should be the heir. Jainandini creates many obstacles for Manyata and orchestrates multiple attempts to kill her but Manyata survives and is declared the 21st heiress or Yuvrani of Devgarh.
After her coronation, Uday proposes to Manyata. Manyata finds out about Akash's fall and gets Uday arrested. Uday gets out on bail and informs Manyata about a contract between Rajmata and Uday's father, Maharaj Girijaraj, which states that the heiress of Devgarh must marry the heir of Jaigarh otherwise Devgarh would belong to Uday's family. A revengeful Jainandini causes Rajmata to meet with an accident landing her in a coma.
Jainandini's ex-fiance, Jagat Singh Rathore returns and introduces her to his friend Aryan who turns out to be Akash. Akash now wants to destroy both royal families which leaves Manyata shocked. Given the challenges posed by Uday and his father, Manyata gives in and decides to marry Uday. She also realises her love for him and decides to meet Akash one last time. However, she is delayed and Jainandini tries to replace her during the wedding ceremony. Uday finds out and is angered by Manyata's betrayal. He calls off the wedding.
Uday hosts a party and Manyata gets upset seeing him dance with Jainandini. She finally professes her love to him and he reciprocates her feelings. However, Akash and Jainandini team up to create misunderstandings between them. Uday meets with an accident and Manyata prays for his recovery. Manyata is reassured of Uday's love when his lawyer tells her that Uday had already signed over Devgarh back to her. Uday learns of Manyata's prayers and devotion for him and they finally reunite.
Cast and characters
|Priyal Gor||Yuvrani Manyata Kumari / Moniya||Female protagonist
Heiress of the Devgarh Royal Family and the elder daughter of Maharani Komal and Maharaj Brijraj
|Shritama Mukherjee||Rajkumari Jainandini Kumari||Female Antagonist
Manyata's younger sister and younger daughter of Maharani Komal and Maharaj Brijraj
|Aruna Irani||Rajmata Mrinalini Devi||Queen of Devgarh, Manyata and Jainandini's grandmother|
|Shahbaz Khan||Maharaj Brijraj Singh||Manyata and Jainandini's father|
|Anita Kulkarni||Maharani Komal Devi||Manyata and Jainandini's mother|
|Ashish Kapoor||Yuvraj Udayveer Singh||Male protagonist.
Heir of the Jaigarh royal family, and son of Maharaj Grijraj
|Ankita Bhargava||Rajkumari Unnati||Uday's sister and the Princess of Jaigarh, Manyata's friend|
|Amit Behl||Maharaj Giriraj Singh||King of Jaigarh, Uday's father|
|Sujata Sehgal||Mainka Singh||Maharaj Brijraj's sister, Manyata and Jainandini's aunt|
|Kuldeep Mallik||Pratap Singh||Mainka's husband|
|Mark Farokh Parakh||Rajkumar Vijayendra Singh / Vijay||Mainka's son, Manyata and Jainandini's cousin brother|
|Rajesh Jais||Murari Lal||Manyata's adoptive father who kidnapped her when she was a child|
|Ali Raza Namdar||Doctor Saheb||Family doctor of the Devgarh Royal Family|
|Abhishek Rawat||Aakash Verma / Aryan Rai Chawdhury||Antagonist
Manyata's first love
|Bharat Kaul||Mr. Raichowdhury||Aryan's foster father|
|Kunal Bakshi||Jagat Singh Rathore||Jainandini's ex-fiance and Aryan's friend|
|(Unknown)||Narendra Singh Rathore||Jagat's father|
|Falaq Naaz||Tara||Aryan's / Akash's so called girlfriend and fiance|
- "Dekha Ek Khwaab, a brand new show on Sony". Archived from the original on 14 January 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
- Deccan Chronicle. "Dekha Ek Khwaab's goes off-air on August 2, 2012". Archived from the original on 27 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
- The Times of India. "Dekha Ek Khwaab's probable off-air date". Retrieved 30 July 2012.
- Sony Entertainment Television India. "Story". Retrieved April 2012. Check date values in:
- Sony Entertainment Television India. "Characters Of DEK". Retrieved April 2012. Check date values in:
- Metro Masti. "Yuvrani of Devgarh". Retrieved Late-April 2012. Check date values in: