Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai
|Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai|
|Written by||Zama Habib|
|Directed by||Santram Varma|
|Creative director(s)||Pinky Shah|
|Opening theme||Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai By Shreya Ghoshal|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||515|
|Running time||Approx. 21 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Cinevistaas Limited|
|Original network||Star Plus|
|Original release||3 October 2011 –|
13 September 2013
Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai (English: My sister is one in a thousand) is an Indian Hindi-language soap opera that aired on Star Life from 3 October 2011 to 13 September 2013, Mon-Fri at 8:30 PM IST . Speaking about its end, producer Siddharth Malhotra said, "The channel didn't want to shut the show. Both the channel and the production house tried reasoning with the cast. But since they are unwilling to play parents on screen, we have to forcibly end the show".
The story narrates the lives of two sisters, Jeevika and Manvi Chaudhary, who live with their grandmother (Biji), great grandmother (badi Biji), uncle Madan, aunt Pinky, and cousin Devendra aka Dabbu, in Rishikesh.
Jeevika, the sweet and righteous elder sibling, is a school teacher in a neighbouring school, and Manvi, the carefree and rebellious younger sister, has just passed college. Biji plans to get Jeevika married and receives an alliance from the Vadehra family from Chandigarh. Manvi is initially apprehensive of this as she knows the sweet local doctor Manan is in love with Jeevika, but eventually agrees when her sister sides with Biji despite also having feelings for Manan.
Viren and Virat Vadehra meet Jeevika and Manvi and Viren, a lawyer, falls for her. A very gentle and righteous man similar to her, he soon wins her heart and they are married. Virat and Manvi, both the pranksters of their families, immediately hit it off, slowly developing feelings for each other.
The sisters struggle with separation when Jeevika leaves for Chandigarh, and Manvi is soon diagnosed with cancer. The Chaudharys are reluctant to reveal this to either Jeevika or the Vadehra family. On a family picnic, Jeevika meets with an accident, and Manvi is forced to reveal to Virat why she cannot donate her blood to her sister. Unaware of her condition, Viren forbids Manvi to meet Jeevika and reaches Chandigarh with an unconscious Jeevika. Troubled, Manvi reaches Chandigarh, and the family, and later Jeevika, get to know about her condition. Jeevika takes Manvi to Mumbai to further pursue treatment. Manvi successfully recovers and in the process, Virat and Manvi grow closer and are engaged.
The family later faces more obstacles due to Viren's professional rival Jaiswal sending an imposter to their house. Virat and Jeevika are falsely imprisoned but Manvi and Viren manage to prove them innocent. The sisters also save the Chaudharys' ancestral property to be taken away by Dabbu's greedy wife and their neighbour Sweety. Virat later moves out to prove himself as a successful singer and Manvi follows him. The sisters' estranged father Mahesh also makes an appearance and Manvi forgives him and helps him reconcile with the family.
Jeevika finds out she is infertile due to having donated her bone marrow to Manvi while she was pregnant the first time, and they opt for surrogacy with the help of a woman Vidhi. Meanwhile, Manvi and Virat are also pregnant and reunite with the family. Viren helps Vidhi get away from her abusive husband Harshad, and Vidhi leaves her child with them. Jeevika names her daughter Mansi while Manvi names her daughter Jahnvi. The show ends on a happy note with the whole family together.
- Krystle D'Souza as Jeevika Viren Vadhera née Chaudhary, Manvi's elder sister, Viren's wife and Mansi’s mother (2011–13)
- Nia Sharma as Manvi Virat Vadhera née Chaudhary, Jeevika's younger sister, Virat's wife and Jahnvi’s mother (2011–13)
- Karan Tacker as Viren Singh Vadhera, Virat's elder brother, Jeevika's husband and Mansi’s father (2011–13)
- Kushal Tandon as Virat Singh Vadhera, Viren's younger brother, Manvi's husband and Jahnvi’s father (2011–13)
- Seema Kapoor as Swamini Singh Shekhawat, Viren and Virat’s aunt/mother figure
- Indu Verma as Vanshika Singh Vadhera
- Deep Dhillon as Vijay Singh Vadhera
- Anupam Bhattacharya as Inder Singh Vadhera
- Manasvi Vyas as Kadambari Singh Vadhera
- Nikunj Pandey as Shlok Singh Vadhera
- Anju Mahendru as Beeji, Jeevika, Manvi and Dabbu’s grandmother
- Tarla Joshi as Badi Beeji, Jeevika, Manvi and Dabbu’s great-grandmother
- Mohit Chauhan as Madan Chaudhary, Jeevika and Manvi’s uncle, Dabbu’s father
- Gaurav Kumar as Devender “Dabbu” Chaudhary, Jeevika and Manvi’s cousin brother
- Divyajyotee Sharma as Pinky Chaudhary, Dabbu’s mother, Jeevika and Manvi’s aunt
- Imran Khan as Mahesh Chaudhary, Jeevika and Manvi’s father
- Mihir Mishra as Dr. Rahul
- Lavina Tandon as Sweety Singh Chaudhary
- Abhinav Shukla as Dr. Manan, Jeevika’s former doctor and crush
- Sehban Azim as Karan Singh Shekhawat (2012–13)
- Nikunj Malik as Maya (2012)
- Abir Goswami as Rajiv Talwar (2012)
- Puneet Sachdev as Vikram
- Kajal Pisal as Riya Malik/Sheetal
- Karan Suchak as Sambhav Malik
- Neeraj Malviya as Harshad/Shashank
- Neha Gosain as Vidhi, Mansi’s surrogate mother 
- Simran Natekar as Young Jeevika Chaudhary
- Ragini Khanna and Jay Soni as Suhana and Ishaan from Sasural Genda Phool
- Sanaya Irani as Khushi from Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?
- Kunwar Amar (2011) from Dil Dostii Dance special performance on Bole Chudiyan
- Shakti Mohan (2011) from Dil Dostii Dance special performance on Bole Chudiyan
- Shantanu Maheshwari (2011) from Dil Dostii Dance special performance on Bole Chudiyan
- Sneha Kapoor (2011) from Dil Dostii Dance special performance on Bole Chudiyan
- Archi Pratik (2011) from Dil Dostii Dance special performance on Bole Chudiyan
- Alisha Singh (2011) from Dil Dostii Dance special performance on Bole Chudiyan
- Amar Gowda (2011) from Dil Dostii Dance special performance on Bole Chudiyan
- Vinti Idnani (2011) from Dil Dostii Dance special performance on Bole Chudiyan
- Macedon D'mello (2011) from Dil Dostii Dance special performance on Bole Chudiyan
- Samentha Fernandes (2011) from Dil Dostii Dance special performance on Bole Chudiyan
- Apurva Agnihotri (2012) as Judge of the singing competition
- Shilpa Saklani (2012) as Judge of singing competition
- Anele Bele (2013) as a presenter at singing competition.
- Suzanne Bernert (2013) as Liz Love Interest of Deep Dhillons' Character
- Manish Khanna
The show is produced and directed by Siddharth Malohtra of Cinevistaas Limited. Krystle D'Souza was cast to play Jeevika Chaudhary along with Nia Sharma as Maanvi Chaudhary. Karan Tacker and Kushal Tandon both were finalised to play the main role. Abhinav Shukla was roped to play another important chartecter in the series. Other cast included Seema Kapoor, Anju Mahendru, Manasvi Vyas, Anupam Bhattacharya, Divyajyotee Sharma, Gaurav Kumar, Deep Dhillon and Tarla Joshi. Seema played a strict women and but later her character turned positive.
Much of the show has been shot in Rishikesh, Chandigarh and Mumbai. In the earlier episodes of the show, the cast had gone to Mussoorie to shoot the show in Jaypee Residency Manor, Mussoorie but in the show it was claimed as their bungalow.
Awards and nominations
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|2012||Indian Telly Awards||Fresh New Face (Male)||Kushal Tandon||Won|
|Gold Awards||Best Debut (Male)||Kushal Tandon||Won|
|Best Show||Prem Krishen & Sunil Mehta||Nominated|
|People's Choice Awards India||Favourite New Television Drama||Prem Krishen & Sunil Mehta||Nominated|
|Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actress Drama||Nia Sharma||Won|
|Best Actor Drama||Kushal Tandon||Nominated|
|Best Serial Drama||Prem Krishen & Sunil Mehta||Nominated|
|Best Actress Drama (Jury)||Krystle D'Souza||Nominated|
|Best Serial Drama (Jury)||Prem Krishen & Sunil Mehta||Nominated|
|GR8! Performer Of The Year||Karan Tacker||Nominated|
|Best Director Drama (Jury)||Santaram Verma||Nominated|
|Best Teleplay (Jury)||Bhavini Iyer & Zama Habib||Won|
|Indian Telly Awards||Best Ensemble||Cinevistaas Limited||Won|
|Best Actress In Leading Role||Nia Sharma||Nominated|
|Best Drama Series||Cinevistaas Limited||Nominated|
|Kalakar Awards||Best Jodi||Karan Tacker & Krystle D'Souza||Won|
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