Dill Mill Gayye

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Dill Mill Gayye
Genre Medical drama
Romantic Comedy
Created by Palki Malhotra
Written by Priyaa Ramanaathan, Arif Ali, Barry Dhillon, Radhika Anand, Shilpa D'Mello, Sumit Arora, Charou Singhal, Vincent Franklin, Kapil Pandey, Jay Verma
Directed by Nissar Parvez, Amit Mallik, Aniruddh Rajderekar, Arshad Khan, Vikram V Labhe and Rahul Agarwal
Starring See Below
Theme music composer
Opening theme "Dill Mill Gayye"
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of episodes 721
Producer(s) Cinevistaas Limited
Running time 25 minutes
Original network STAR One
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Original release 20 August 2007 (2007-08-20) – 29 October 2010 (2010-10-29)
External links
Website www.hotstar.com#!/dill-mill-gayye-405-s

Dill Mill Gayye (translation: Hearts Have Met) is a 2007 Indian soap medical drama series that aired on STAR One. The series premiered 20 August 2007 and ran through 29 October 2010. It was a sequel to the Star Plus series Sanjivani - A Medical Boon (2002–05). The show centers on a new generation of medical interns with a specific focus on the love story between Dr. Armaan Malik (Karan Singh Grover) and Dr. Riddhima Gupta (Jennifer Winget).

Airing history[edit]

The show aired on STAR One on 20 August 2007, and ended on 29 October 2010.[1][2] It aired on Monday to Thursday at 8:30pm. Later its timing was Mon to Fri at 8pm. It had two seasons.


Dill Mill Gayye follows the lives of surgical interns and resident doctors of Sanjeevani. Set in the backdrop of Sanjeevani Hospital, it deals with the pressures, drama, romance, inter personal relationships and humour in their lives.[3]

Season 1 (2007–09)[edit]

The first season follows the lives of surgical interns and resident doctors of Sanjeevani. The show starts off with introduction of 5 interns Dr. Anjali Gupta who also happens to be Dr. Shashank's daughter from the prequel, Dr. Armaan Malik, Dr. Riddhima Gupta, Dr. Atul Joshi, and Dr. Sapna Shah. Dr. Shashank continues to play an important role in this sequel of Sanjivani as the head of the hospital and father of Riddhima and Anjali. Armaan and Riddhima start to fall in love after a rough start, Atul falls in love with Anjali who is Riddhima's sister. Dr. Sapna Shah Gets Married and leaves Sanjeevani. Three new Interns Enter: Dr. Rahul Garewal, Dr. Muskaan Chadda, and Dr Nikita Malhotra. Muskaan and Rahul's family decided their marriage but they didn't agree. Muskaan falls for Armaan and Rahul befriends Riddhima. Nikita turns out to be Armaan's and Rahul's college friend. Later on Muskaan and Rahul fall in love however they break up due to difficulties. Nikita falls for Dr. Abhimanyu Modi a senior doctor. Season one ended on a cliffhanger showing Riddhima and Armaan getting shot in a shootout right after they get engaged and Abhimanyu's estranged wife Jiah returns.

Season 2 (2009–10)[edit]

Season 2 starts off with 5 new interns Dr. Siddhant Modi, Dr. Yuvraj Oberoi, Dr. Naina Mehta, Dr. Tamanna Patil, Dr. Jitendra Prasad. Yuvraj and Naina fall for each other. Atul is also, a part of the interns, and has to do an extra year of internship with the other new interns. Siddhant falls for Tammana, but Tammana makes Siddhant realize its nothing else than just a crush, and true love will come in his life. Tammana heads off to Canada with her fiance, Aniket. Dr Riddhima returns to Sanjeevani 9 months after the terrorist attack on Sanjeevani, with a misunderstanding that Armaan left her, because he thought Riddhima will never recover after being shot by a bullet. However Dr. Shashank reveals to the audience, that Armaan didn't leave Riddhima for this reason, and he had lied to Riddhima about why Armaan left her, however, soon Riddhima finds out the truth about Armaan didn't leave her because he didn't love her but left because he loved her, after overhearing a converstion between Padma and Shashank, and heads out to find him. The truth behind why Armaan left her, is because after the shootout, Armaan was badly injured, especially on his head, and was diagnosed with a mental diesase, which wil cause him to lose his memory and act like a child. Siddhant and Riddhima have a rough start but they gradually becomes acquaintances. Jiah, Abhimayu's wife, has declined to divorce him, due to which reason, Nikki and Abhimanyu aren't together, but they still love each other. Eventually, Jiah, finds out that Abhi and Nikki had an affair and love each other, and she tries to emotionally blackmail Abhi, into staying with her, she even tries to murder Nikki, but is caught by Abhimanyu. After, Riddhima returns, she brings them together and, then they (Nikki and Abhi) decide to get married, and they leave the plot. Circumstances lead them to get Married where Riddhima tries to commit suicide but fails. Riddhima tries to forget her past and move on with her life. They gradually started to fall in love which also includes a rough beginning. Enters Nanoo, a young patient who suffers from leukemia. Over the course of his stay he wins over hearts of various patients through his jovial and never give up attitude. Dr Riddhima feels powerless trying to cure his dying condition. Nanoo explains Dr Riddhima that Armaan truly loves her and there will always be hard and soft limits of any relationship, this should not distract her from looking into the big picture. A few weeks later Nanoo dies making everyone sad in the hospital. But on the other hand Armaan returns to Sanjeevani after he is treated, to get back together with Riddihima. This again leads to misunderstandings between Siddhant and Riddhima. But Siddhant and Riddhima decide to save their marriage. Naina and Yuvraj have a breakup, led by Naina's father not letting Yuvraj and her get married. Yuvaraaj and Siddhant's younger sister, Suvarna go to the U S together, because Yuvraj was missing Naina.Suvarna goes to the U S as well to help fix Yuvraaj and Naina's relationship, and a new intern Shilpa Malhothra who is Riddhima's half sister joins Sanjeevani as well. Shilpa and Armaan clash but soon start to like each other. Siddhant tries to help Armaan move on with his life by uniting Shilpa and Armaan. Siddhant and Riddhima decide to remarry. Yuvraj has come back from the U S to participate in the wedding and so had Anjali(who unfortunately doesn't end up with Atul). After the marriage the couple goes on their honeymoon. There they meet Naina and a surprisingly unexpected visit from Yuvraj, DR.JP and Nurse Jiggy. Naina and Yuvraj talk where Naina tells Yuvraj that they can't be together but Yuvraj says that no matter who Naina marries she will never be able to love anyone like she did, Yuvraj. He also tells her that she will never be able to move on to someone else and forget him. They don't end up together as they decide to go their separate ways. Siddhant and Riddihima's marriage is not successful and Siddhant decides to divorce Riddhima so she can pursue Armaan, when he finds out that she still loves Armaan. Shilpa decides to leave when she learns that her feeling for Armaan are one-sided and that he still loves Riddhima quite deeply, when Arman chases her she tells him that she loved him. Unfortunately Shlipa is unable to tell Riddhima that she is her sister and tells Sid to do it for her.Sid tells Armaan to tell Riddhima after the divorce. Riddhima decides to leave Sanjeevani when she realises that no would want to marry a divorcee. When Armaan and Riddhima confess their love for each other Siddhant shows up with Yuvraj who joke about getting their partners (Sid is tearing up). But in at the end Dr. Armaan gets his true love Riddhima. (At the end of the show Riddhima still doesn't know that she shares the same father as Shilpa)


Role Actor Season(s) Description
Dr. Shashank Gupta Mohnish Bahl (2007-2010) 1, 2 Head of Sanjeevani hospital. Father of Anjali and Riddhima
Dr. Armaan Malik Karan Singh Grover (2007–2010) 1, 2 Intern at Sanjeevani, Riddhima's love interest
Dr. Riddhima Gupta Shilpa Anand (2007–2008) 1 Armaan's love interest and Siddhant's ex-wife and ex-love interest,shashank and Padma`s daughter
Sukirti Kandpal (2008-2009) 1
Jennifer Winget (2009–2010) 1, 2
Dr. Atul Joshi Pankit Thakker (2007–2010) 1, 2 Eco-friendly and lives with plants. Armaan's best friend and Anjali's love interest.
Dr. Anjali Gupta Sunaina Gulia (2007–2010) 1, 2 Riddhima's elder sister. Atul's love interest.
Dr. Siddhant Modi Karan Wahi (2009–2010) 2 Abhimanyu's younger brother. Likes Tamanna. Later, Riddhima's ex-husband

and ex-love interest

Dr Muskaan Chadda Drashti Dhami (2008-2009) 1 Intern, Rahul's Love interest
Dr. Kirti Mehra Rai Sonia Singh (2007–2010) 1, 2 Sanjeevani's senior resident doctor. Shubhankar's love interest. Shubhankar's wife
Dr. Shubhankar Rai Ayaz Khan (2007–2010) 1, 2 Sanjeevani's senior resident doctor. Kirti's love interest. Kirti's husband
Dr. Sapna Shah Muskaan Mihani (2007–2008) 1 Intern in Sanjeevani. Marries a patient Amit.
Dr. Rahul Garewal Mayank Anand (2008–2009) 1 Friends with Armaan and Muskaan's love interest.
Dr. Abhimanyu Modi Amit Tandon (2008–2010) 1, 2 Senior doctor in Sanjeevani. Nikita's love interest.
Dr. Nikita Malhotra Shweta Gulati (2008–2010) 1, 2 Loved Armaan since college days, but falls in love with Abhimanyu in Sanjeevani.
Dr. Tamanna Patil Moulshree Sachdeva (2009) 2 Sidhant's love interest, but gets engaged to Aniket.
Dr. Naina Mehta Neha Jhulka (2009–2010) 2 Intern, Yuvraj's love interest.
Dr. Yuvraj Oberoi Sehban Azim (2009–2010) 2 Intern, Naina's love interest.
Dr. Jitendra Prasad Prasad Barve (2009–2010) 2 Intern in Sanjeevani.
Dr. Jiah Modi Preeti Amin (2009) 2 Abhimanyu's first wife.
Dr. Shilpa Malhotra Shilpa Anand (2010) 2 Riddhima's half sister (Kartik's Daughter) and loves Armaan but leaves him for Riddhima.
Dr. Suvarna Modi Madhura Naik (2010) 2 Siddhant's and Abhimanyu's sister.
Dr. Raj Singh Barun Sobti (2010) 2
Padma Bansal Gupta Shilpa Tulaskar(2007–2008) 1 Head nurse in Sanjeevani. Shashank's 2nd wife.
Ekta Sohini (2009–2010) 1, 2
Nani Vinita Malik (2007–2009) 1 Smriti's (Shashank's first wife in 'Sanjivani') mom. Riddhima and Anjali's grandmother.
Ananya 'Annie' Mallik Meher Acharia Dar (2009) 1 Armaan's mom. Balvinder "Billy" 's wife
Minnie Swini Khara (2007, 2009) 1 Patient in Sanjeevani. Armaan's 'girl-friend'
Jignesh 'Jiggy' Karan Paranjpe (2009–2010) 2 Male Nurse in Sanjeevani.
Balvinder 'Billy' Mallik Aashif Sheikh (2009–2010) 2 Armaan's dad. Ananya "Annie"'s husband
Bubbly Roopal Tyagi (2009) 1 Shubhankar's sister.
Nanoo Mahesh Talpade (2009) 2 Patient who gives valuable life lessons to Riddhima. Dies later during the series.
Patient Tamanna Jannat Zubair (2010) 2 Patient in Sanjeevani.
Alam Khan child actor


  • Dill Mill Gayye- Title Track Sung by Sonu Nigam (Indian singer) and Prajakta Shukre (Contestant of Indian Idol 1)
  • Dill Mill Gayye- Sad Track Sung by Sonu Nigam
  • Asmaani Rang Ho Composed by Pranit/(Female version )- Sung by Aishwarya Majumdar(Contestant and winner of SVOI Chhote Ustad)
  • Asmaani Rang Ho Composed by Pranit (Male)- Sung by Ali Haider
  • Asmaani Rang Ho Lyrics by Pranit
  • Ishq Leta Hain Kaise Imtehaan (Armaan and Riddhima's tune)
  • Dill Mill Gayye 'Kaisa Hain Yeh Khumar'
  • Saajnaa (Armaan-Shilpa Tune)


Malini writing for the Times of India in November 2012 addressed the show as a "cult youth show" she also addressed the fact that the show went through turbulent times when Karan Singh Grover left.[4] Somashukla Sinha Walunjkar also writing for the Times of India in June 2012 wrote that Karan Singh Grover became a huge teenage icon in 2007, and that the show had the best ratings on the channel STAR One, she also stated that there is a demand for season 2 even one and half year after the show going off air.[5]



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  2. ^ "Dill Mill Gayye to end with a happy note". www.filmibeat.com. 
  3. ^ "Dil Mil Gaye". Archived from the original on 20 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Small screen’s heartthrobs who return on fans’ demands". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Big icons of small screen!". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "1ST YEAR - LIONS FILM AWARDS 01/01/1993 AT G. D. BIRLA SABHAGARH" (PDF). Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.bollycurry.com/celeb/shilpa-anand/biography/
  8. ^ "IndianTelevisionAcademy.com". indiantelevisionacademy.com. Archived from the original on 9 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "The Tenth Indian Telly Awards". indiantelevision.com. 

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