Dill Mill Gayye

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Dill Mill Gayye
Dill Mill Gayye poster.jpg
GenreMedical drama
Romantic comedy[1][2]
Created byPalki Malhotra
Directed byNissar Parvez, Amit Mallik, Aniruddh Rajderekar, Arshad Khan, Vikram V Labhe and Rahul Agarwal
Opening theme"Dill Mill Gayye" by Sonu Nigam and Prajakta Shukre
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes722[3]
ProducerCinevistaas Limited
Running time25 minutes
Original networkSTAR One
Picture format576i
Original release20 August 2007 (2007-08-20) –
29 October 2010 (2010-10-29)
External links

Dill Mill Gayye (Hearts Have Met) was an Indian medical drama television series that aired on Star One from 20 August 2007 to 29 October 2010.[4][5] It was a sequel to the Star Plus series Sanjivani - A Medical Boon.[6]

The show focused on a new generation of medical interns with the crux being the love story between Dr. Armaan Malik, portrayed by Karan Singh Grover and Dr. Riddhima Gupta which was originally portrayed by Shilpa Anand who was later replaced by Sukirti Kandpal and then Jennifer Winget.[7]


The show follows the lives of surgical interns and resident doctors of Sanjeevani hospital. It deals with the pressures, drama, romance, interpersonal relationships and humour in their lives.[8] At the start of the show, the interns are Dr Anjali Gupta, Dr Armaan Malik, Dr Riddhima Gupta, Dr Atul Joshi, and Dr Sapna Shah. Dr Shashank Gupta is the head of the hospital and the father of Anjali and Riddhima.

Initially, Armaan and Riddhima were at loggerheads. Anjali and Armaan become good friends, and Riddhima, Atul and Sapna become a good friend. A medical camp is arranged in a village where Armaan and Riddhima come closer towards each other. Slowly, they become friends. Riddhima comes to know that she is Nurse Padma's daughter and not Dr Shashank's real daughter. Anjali makes a bet with Armaan that Riddhima will fall for him. Riddhima comes to know about this. She is heartbroken. After few instances, they resolve their differences, and Riddhima finally confesses her love to Armaan. They are enjoying their togetherness.

Two new interns enter Dr Rahul Garewal and Dr Muskaan Chadda. Rahul and Armaan have a tashan between them. Muskaan likes Armaan and Rahul likes Riddhima. Meanwhile, Atul started liking Anjali and Sapna marries a patient. Rahul and Muskaan's family wants them to get married, but they don't want to. To get away from this situation, Muskaan receives help from Armaan without telling Riddhima about this. This leads to a separation between Armaan and Riddhima. Rahul now knows about them.

Nurse Padma and Dr Shashank wed. Dr Shubhanker likes Dr Keerti. Riddhima and Armaan become friends again, and eventually, they confess again, marking their togetherness. On the other side, Muskaan and Rahul develop feelings for each other. Dr Nikita Malhotra joins Sanjeevani. Nikita turns out to be Armaan's and Rahul's college friend secretly in love with Armaan. Dr Abhimanyu Modi enters Sanjeevani to save it from a financial crisis. He makes some decisions that the interns did not accept. They do non-cooperation movement and arrange a special show to collect funding. Dr Abhimanyu develops feelings for Dr Riddhima first. All the friends doubt that Armaan and Riddhima are together. So, they ask Nikita's help. But Nikita helps Armaan instead in keeping the secret, and they all think Armaan and Nikita have a scene instead of Riddhima. Armaan thinks of impressing Dr Shashank, disguising himself and changing his looks into a soft, straightforward person. Riddhima is pissed off because of this. Armaan arranges a particular date for her. Unfortunately, the police catch them, and everyone comes to know about them. No one allows them to meet each other. Armaan takes help from all their friends to persuade Dr Shashank and Anjali against their relationship. He starts living outside their house in a tent. The media started to publicise this matter. Finally, on Valentine's Day, Dr Shashank gives in due to Ridhhima's deteriorating health and accepts them, "Dr Love" gets his love, and Armaan Riddhima comes together. Their Roka is planned.

Armaan's family comes. Billy is very frank, which Dr Shashank doesn't like. Billy and Annie were separated, and Dr Shashank wants to dig out this matter. Armaan Riddhima started to have differences on this. Dr Keerti and Shubhanker wed. Bubbly, Sister of Dr Shubhanker, is frank with Armaan, which Riddhima does not like. Due to Dr Abhimanyu and Bubbly, Armaan Riddhima have constant fights. One day, Armaan had an accident, and he lost his recent memory, including Riddhima. Riddhima is heartbroken. Armaan makes fun of her unknowingly that she is her life, Riddhima. Armaan has to rewrite the medical exam. She helps him. Both come closer. Friends try to tell Armaan how much he loved her. They both are together again. They are about to get engaged. On the day of engagement, a pregnant couple tries to hide in the hospital. Prominent politicians were involved in the case. Armaan and Riddhima are also stuck in the situation. In the last scene of the first season, Riddhima is shot, and she falls over Armaan, who hits a glass table. Atul is also shot. Dr Abhimanyu estranged wife, Jiah, returns.

The show then introduces five new interns: Dr Siddhant Modi, Dr Yuvraj Oberoi, Dr Naina Mehta, Dr Tamanna Patil, and Dr Jitendra Prasad. Dr Siddhant Modi falls in love with Tamanna, but the latter chooses to marry the person of her father's choice for his self-respect. Dr Shashank gets injured, and Riddhima comes back to Sanjivani. It is revealed that Armaan left her because of her spine injury due to the bullet because doctors thought she'll never be able to walk again. Eventually, she and Sid get into arguments and begin to hate each other. Riddhima comes to know that Armaan left her because of nerve damage that happened because he hit the glass table during the shootout. She feels guilty and goes in search of him, with Sid following, trying to protect her. Due to misunderstandings regarding Sid and Riddhima's relationship, Dr Shashank all but presses her to marry him for her benefit. She tries to commit suicide on the wedding day but is saved by Sid. Sid and Riddhima decide to give their marriage a chance. Then they eventually shared some romantic moments until the return of Dr Armaan, who is heartbroken to learn about their marriage. Still, he tries to mend things between Sid and Riddhima and succeeds in doing so, no matter how much it hurts him. Dr Shilpa enters and falls in love with Dr Armaan. Dr Armaan cannot cope with the fact that he has lost his love and becomes gloomy. Dr Shilpa decides to sacrifice her love knowing that Dr Riddhima is her stepsister and Armaan still loves her deeply. Now Riddhima is in a dilemma between Armaan and Siddhant. Siddhant divorces Riddhima after realising that she can never love him. Riddhima eventually chooses Armaan, and the show ends with Riddhima singing a song for Armaan.


After the end of the successful show Sanjeevani - a medical boon, Siddharth Malhotra decides to launch Dill Mill Gayye as a spin-off of the show. The spin-off was also set in the fictional hospital Sanjeevani with a new set of actors. The show launched on the subsidiary channel of Star plus, Star one which is popular for its youth based shows. Mohnish Bahl reprised his role of Dr. Shashank from Sanjeevani and was the only common link between the shows. Karan Singh Grover and Shilpa Anand played the main protagonists Dr. Armaan and Dr. Riddhima. The show as well as the chemistry between the lead pair was an instant hit. In 2008, Anand quit the show owing to the differences between the production house and to pursue a career in Bollywood.[9] She was replaced by Sukirti Kandpal who quit the show in 2009 and joined in another show. Kandpal was replaced by Jennifer Winget. Nearing the end of 2009, the whole cast was changed and a second season was introduced.

In 2010, Karan Singh Grover and Shilpa Anand both actors returned to the show on fans' demands and Anand played different character, Dr. Shilpa Malhotra.[10]



Year Role Actor Season(s) Description
2007-2010 Dr. Armaan Malik Karan Singh Grover 1, 2 Intern and later senior resident doctor at Sanjeevani, Riddhima's love interest
2007-2008 Dr. Riddhima Gupta Shilpa Anand 1 Intern at Sanjeevani, daughter of Dr. Shashank and Padma Gupta, younger sister of Dr. Anjali and Armaan's love interest.
2008-2009 Dr. Riddhima Gupta Sukirti Kandpal 1 Intern at Sanjeevani and Armaan's girlfriend.
2009-2010 Dr. Riddhima Gupta/Modi Jennifer Winget 1, 2 Senior resident doctor at Sanjeevani and Dr. Siddhant's ex-wife.
2009-2010 Dr. Siddhant Modi Karan Wahi 2 Abhimanyu's younger brother. Likes Tamanna. Later, Riddhima's ex-husband
2010 Dr. Shilpa Malhotra Shilpa Anand 2 Intern at Sanjeevani, Riddhima's half-sister (Kartik's daughter) and loves Armaan but leaves him for Riddhima.


Year Role Actor Season(s) Description
2007-2010 Dr. Shashank Gupta Mohnish Bahl 1, 2 Head of Sanjeevani hospital. Father of Anjali and Riddhima. Widower of Smriti; later marries Nurse Padma.
2007-2010 Dr. Atul Joshi Pankit Thakker 1, 2 Dr Omi's (Sanjeevani Season 1) adoptive son. Eco-friendly and lives with plants. Armaan's best friend and Anjali's love interest.
2007-2010 Dr. Anjali Gupta Sunaina Gulia 1, 2 Riddhima's elder sister. Atul's love interest. The character is in Sanjeevani season 2 with different actress.
2007-2010 Dr. Kirti Mehra Rai Sonia Singh 1, 2 Sanjeevani's senior resident doctor. Shubhankar's love interest. Later, Shubhankar's wife.
2007-2010 Dr. Shubhankar Rai Ayaz Khan 1, 2 Sanjeevani's senior resident doctor. Kirti's love interest. Later, Kirti's husband.
2007-2009 Dr. Rahul Garewal Mayank Anand 1 Friends with Armaan and Muskaan's love interest.
2007-2009 Dr Muskaan Chadda Drashti Dhami 1 Intern, Rahul's Love interest
2008-2010 Dr. Abhimanyu Modi Amit Tandon 1, 2 Senior doctor in Sanjeevani. Nikita's love interest.
2008-2010 Dr. Nikita Malhotra Shweta Gulati 1, 2 Loved Armaan since college days, but falls in love with Abhimanyu in Sanjeevani.
2007-2008 Dr. Sapna Shah Muskaan Mihani 1 Intern in Sanjeevani. Marries a patient Amit.
2009 Dr. Tamanna Patil Moulshree Sachdeva 2 Siddhant's love interest, but becomes engaged to Aniket.
2009-2010 Dr. Naina Mehta Neha Jhulka 2 Intern, Yuvraj's love interest.
2009-2010 Dr. Yuvraj Oberoi Sehban Azim 2 Intern, Naina's love interest.
2009-2010 Dr. Jitendra Prasad Prasad Barve 2 Also known as JP. Intern in Sanjeevani. Close friends with Jiggy.
2009 Dr. Jiah Modi Preeti Amin 2 Abhimanyu's first wife. A patient with mental illness who tries to separate Nikki and Abhimanyu.
2009-2010 Jignesh 'Jiggy' Karan Paranjpe 2 Naina's friend and later, male nurse in Sanjeevani. Also, close friends with JP.
2010 Dr. Suvarna Modi Madhura Naik 2 Siddhant and Abhimanyu's sister. Intern at Sanjeevani.
2010 Dr. Raj Singh Barun Sobti 2 A drug addict patient involved in a love triangle with Naina and Yuvraj. Later, intern at Sanjeevani.
2007-2008 Padma Bansal Gupta Shilpa Tulaskar 1 Head nurse in Sanjeevani, Riddhima's real mother and Shashank's second wife.
2009-2010 Ekta Sohini 1, 2
2007-2009 Nani Vinita Malik 1 Smriti's (Shashank's first wife in 'Sanjivani') mother. Riddhima and Anjali's grandmother.
2007-2010 Nana Mahesh Jadhav 1, 2 Patient who gives valuable life lessons to Armaan and tries to bring Riddhima and Armaan together. Harbours a crush on Dr. Kirti.
2007/2009 Minnie Swini Khara 1 Patient in Sanjeevani. Armaan's mini 'girl-friend'
2009-2010 Balvinder 'Billy' Mallik Aasif Sheikh 1, 2 Armaan's father. Ananya "Annie"'s husband.
2009 Ananya 'Annie' Mallik Meher Acharia Dar 1 Armaan's mother. Balvinder "Billy"'s wife
2010 Upasana Singh 2 Abhimanyu, Siddhant and Suvarna's mother.
2009 Bubbly/Pari Roopal Tyagi 1 Shubhankar's sister.
2007 Sumit Shakti Arora 1 Patient in Sanjeevani and loves Riddhima.
2010 Patient Tamanna Jannat Zubair Rahmani 2 Patient in Sanjeevani.
2008-2009 Gappu Suhail More 1 child actor

Guest appearances[edit]

Crossover with Miley Jab Hum Tum


  • Dill Mill Gayye- Title Track Sung by Sonu Nigam and Prajakta Shukre
  • Dill Mill Gayye- Sad Track Sung by Sonu Nigam
  • Asmaani Rang Ho (Armaan-Riddhima's Tune) composed by Pranit (Female version )- Sung by Aishwarya Majumdar
  • 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)
  • Kaisa Hain Yeh Khumar (Armaan-Riddhima's tune)
  • Saajnaa (Armaan-Shilpa's Tune)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result Reference
2008 Kalakar Awards Best Promising Star Karan Singh Grover Won [11]
Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated [12]
Best Ensemble Dill Mill Gayye
Indian Television Academy Awards Best On-Screen Couple Karan Singh Grover, Shilpa Anand Won
2009 Best Singer Sonu Nigam [13]
2010 Indian Telly Awards Best Youth Show Dill Mill Gayye [14]
Fresh New Face Neha Jhulka Nominated
Best Actor in a Comic Role Prasad Barve


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