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Written by
  • Faizal Akthar
  • Anand Jain
  • Harneet Singh
  • Divy Sharma
  • Aparajita Sharma
  • Mrinal Jha
  • Abhijit Sinha
Directed byLalit Mohan
Composer(s)Sanjeev Srivastava
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes634 (as of 21 September 2018)
Executive producer(s)Gorky M
CinematographyRajan Singh
Camera setupMulti-Camara
Running time22 min approx
Production company(s)4 Lions Films
DistributorStar India
Novi Digital Entertainment
Original networkStarPlus
Picture format
Audio formatDigital TV
Original releaseJune 27, 2016 (2016-06-27) –
Related showsDil Boley Oberoi
External links
Production website

Ishqbaaaz (lit. Lovers) is an Indian drama television series which airs on Star Plus and streams on Hotstar. It premiered on 27 June 2016.[2][3] The show stars Nakuul Mehta who portrays Shivaay Singh Oberoi, and Surbhi Chandna who portrays Annika Trivedi.[4] The show completed 600 episodes in August 2018.[5] The show completed two years on 27 June 2018.[6] The show took a leap on 17 December 2018 and aired a fresh season named Ishqbaaaz - Pyaar Ki Ek Dhinchaak Kahani[7][8] starring Nakuul Mehta as Shivaansh Singh Oberoi, son of Shivaay and Anika, opposite Manjiri Pupala.[9]


The family consists of Kalyani Dadi, the matriarch of the family and is always there to give advice to her children and grandchildren. Dadi has two sons named Tej and Shakti. Tej is married to Jhanvi and has three children with her - Omkara, Rudra and Priyanka. Shakti is married to Pinky and has one son with her - Shivaay, the eldest grandson.

The show follows the bond between the brothers and then shifts to the bonds the brothers have with their significant others. Shivaay is a reputable businessman who does not believe in love and plans to get married to Tia Kapoor on his mothers insistence. After a rocky start, Shivaay forcibly marries Anika, an orphan who has been adopted by a family with a physically disabled brother, Sahil. Although Shivaay and Anika do not get married under the perfect circumstances, they eventually fall in love and constantly prove to be the perfect couple.

Omkara, originally an artist, also becomes a businessman after he goes through several tragedies. He meets Ishana who wanted to marry Omkara to attain financial stability and deceives him pretending to be Bela till she is exposed by his brothers. Riddhima, his previous girlfriend, also deceives Om. He gets married to Gauri Kumari Sharma, a bubbly girl he meets in Bareilly. Initially Omkara hates Gauri and believes her to be a gold digger. Gauri brings out the artist in him once again and eventually wins his love.

Rudra is the youngest brother and practically the baby of the family. He has no ambitions or goals in life and only loves to work out and party. His initial love interest is Saumya Kapoor, a family friend of the Oberois. In a drunken state, Rudra and Saumya get married but Rudra refuses to accept the marriage. Finally, Saumya leaves him and moves away. Bhavya Pratap Rathore, an undercover police officer, is pretending to be a simple shy girl and ends up using Rudra in one of her operations. Eventually Rudra and Bhavya fall in love though their age difference poses problems for them. Saumya returns to claim Rudra but Rudra and Bhavya are married.

Priyanka is a shy, nervous and honest girl. She befriends Anika from the beginning. Priyanka gets married to Ranveer Randhawan, a police officer who had been blackmailing her. Ranveer tries to ruin the Oberois with his foster mother Kamini Khurana, but later later has a change of heart and falls in love with Priyanka.

The brothers constant enemy happens to be the Kapoor sisters - Svetlana, Tia, and Saumya. Svetlana reveals that their parents were killed in an accident at one of the Oberoi factories and therefore the sisters sought revenge. Svetlana has an affair with Tej and breaks up the family. When Tej and Jhanvi get back together she tries to seduce their son, Omkara but fails. She is eventually jailed.

Tia, who initially does not reveal herself to be Svetlana and Saumya's sister, tries to marry Shivaay. It is later revealed that she used to date a man named Dushyant, whom she believes died because of Anika and Shivaay. She eventually changes for the better when Dushyant is revealed to be alive.

Saumya, the last Kapoor sister, was initially introduced as a family friend, but right after Bhavya and Rudra's wedding, it is revealed she is the secret third sister of the Kapoor family. Both Svetlana and Saumya are sent to jail while Tia is reunited with Dushyant and goes on to have a child with him.

Anika soon finds out who her parents were, Vardhan Trivedi and his wife, who also died in the Oberoi factory incident. It is also revealed that Gauri is Anika's long-lost sister, Chhutki.


The story takes a different kind of leap, where an author and public speaker, takes them back to where the story started, Anika and Shivays first meeting, and changes their life, by not having them meet there.

In this new story, Shivaay is a stoic, no-nonsense businessman who is still hurting after his parents death. It is revealed the incident that constantly haunts Shivaay is that Pinky killed Shakti after learning about his affair and then killed herself. Omkara is also a businessman, rather than an artist, who help Shivaay due to the lack of family members. Rudra is a supermodel who uses his fame and money as an excuse for everything he does. Priyanka is shown as Shivaay's own younger sister this time.

Anika and Gauri live with their aunt, Sahil's mother, who hates them because their mother left their father for another man. Gauri knows nothing of the incident and Anika struggles to make ends meet. She is constantly stressed about paying for Gauri's college tuition, Sahil's medications, and house rent, with no help from her aunt.

Although Shivaay and Anika meet, they are shown to have a rocky relationship due to Shivaay's lack of trust in women. Gauri and Omkara meet and instantly hit it off. Bhavya and Rudra also meet, but his misuse of money and fame irks Bhavya. Shivaay and Anika get close when the latter is hired by Shivaay's sister Priyanka as a wedding planner. Shivaay is engaged to Tia on the insistence of Dadi, and Priyanka is engaged to Tia's brother Daksh. Both Tia and Daksh are bankrupt and are marrying the Oberoi siblings only for money. Daksh misbehaves with Anika who tries to expose his true nature but fails. She also discovers that Daksh has impregnated his girlfriend Payal but Shivaay refuses to believe Anika.

On Daksh and Priyanka's wedding day, Daksh runs away being blackmailed by Anika. Priyanka goes to look for him and meets with an accident and is in a coma. Shivaay holds Anika responsible and marries her forcibly. Eventually, Shivaay realizes Daksh's truth and Priyanka recovers. Shivaay publicly exposes Daksh and asks forgiveness from Anika. Shivaay restores Anika's reputation in society and decides to divorce her. After a long struggle Anika makes Shivaay realise that they are made for each other. Tej returns to India to take over the Oberoi empire. He is jealous of Shivaay's fame. He hires Shivaay's friend Mohit to destroy his fame. Mohit comes to Oberoi Mansion along with Nancy. Nancy is attracted to Shivaay and forces him to have relationship with her. But he denies. One day Nancy was found murdered in Shivaay's room and he blamed responsible for the murder. Later Shivaay discovers that Nancy was alive and she wasn't the real Nancy, but she was Mohit 's P. A. The died woman was real Nancy. Mohit killed his own wife for the sake of her property. Mohit and fake Nancy are arrested by Bhavya. Shivaay comes to know that Tej was the mastermind behind the incident and thus warns him to leave the country within 24 hours. He tries to kill his own children forcing Shivaay to intervene. Shivaay kills Tej and is sent to prison for 7 years.

Five years later

Om and Rudra have taken over Shivaay's business and now hate him for having killed their father. The brothers' evil aunt, Roop, reappears to kill Shivaay and Rudra finds out why Shivaay had to kill Tej. The brothers are reunited. Shivaay's Nani Aruna Sehgal arrive to Oberoi Mansion.Priyanka is married to Shivaay's business rival Jai Kothari. A grown-up Sahil is spoilt by the riches. Shivaay tries to correct him but it wasn't successful. For drinking and driving he was arrested and Shivaay does not free him from the jail. He frees him the next day. So Sahil vows to take revenge on Shivaay for his insult. Jai Kothari tries to kill Anika but she is rescued.


In December 2018, the show took a leap and focused on the story of Shivaansh, Shivaay and Anika's grown-up son, and ACP Aditi Deshmukh. Shivaansh is a superstar and lives with his great grandmothers (fondly called PD and PN). Shivaay and Anika are dead. Shivaansh has a sister, Shivaani. Rudra and Bhavya have a son named Dhruv and Om and Gauri have a daughter named Raagini. She is married to Varun who is a antagonist and as some hidden enmity with Shivaansh and family, which the family members are not aware of. Shivaansh, Dhruv and Raagini share a close bond like Shiv, Om, Ru. Shivani stays with Om and Rudra's family in London . Shivaay's only dream is to build a hospital in the name of his parents and provide free treatment for poor children. He is shown to be fighting a terminal disease and has a short time left to live.

Aditi is a self-made strong Marathi girl who supports her uncle, aunt and a younger sister. Her younger sister, Mahu, is a big fan of Shivaansh but Aditi has a strong prejudice against Shivaansh and his fame. Aditi's father went missing in her childhood and she is determined to find him.She is then revealed that she is also an aid of antagonist Varun.

Manat Kaur Khurana is another female lead. She is a orphan. She has another orphan with her named Munni. Manat is a honest girl. She is poor and unemployed. Her relatives treat her as a burden. She got a job in Oberoi mansion. Unaware of her, Radhika's husband Varun uses her for his hidden motives.

Shivaansh decides to do fake marriage in front of his family members. So he chooses his co-actress Sohnya. But unknown to him Varun replaces Manat instead of Sohnya.





  • Nakuul Mehta as Shivaansh Singh Oberoi, Shivaay and Anika's son, Shivani's brother
  • Manjiri Pupala [11] as ACP Aditi Deshmukh
  • Niti Taylor as Mannat Kaur Khurana[12]
  • Abhishek Singh Pathania as Dhruv Singh Oberoi, Rudra and Bhavya's son
  • Sharain Khanduja as Raagini Singh Oberoi, Omkara and Gauri's daughter
  • Pal John as Shivaani Singh Oberoi, Shivaay and Anika's daughter, Shivaansh's younger sister
  • Manisha Singh Chauhan as Hasya,Shivaansh's personal assistant
  • Saransh Verma as Avi, Shivaansh's assistant
  • Anup Ingale as Jr. Khanna
  • Sanket Choukse as Angad Ahuja, Shivaani's fiancé
  • Zaan Khan as Varun, Radhika's husband


Guest stars


The show stars Nakuul Mehta, Kunal Jaisingh and Leenesh Mattoo, who portray Shivaay, Omkara, and Rudra, the three heirs of the Oberoi family.[4][27]

The show initially focused on the tale of these three brothers, but later became centered on the love story of Shivaay (Nakuul Mehta) and Anika (Surbhi Chandna); with the story of Omkara (Kunal Jaisingh) and Rudra (Leenesh Mattoo) being shifted to the spinoff series Dil Boley Oberoi.[28]

On 7 July 2017, Dil Boley Oberoi ended and the storylines were merged back into Ishqbaaaz.

In Dil Boley Oberoi, Shrenu Parikh and Mansi Srivastava were introduced as Kunal Jaisingh's and Leenesh Mattoo's love interests, respectively.

On 18 June 2018, a reboot version named Ishqbaaaz: Redux was launched.[29]


Original Sound Track
Soundtrack album by
Sanjeev Srivastava
Released07 August 2016
LabelStar India
Screen Journal
ProducerGul Khan
Sanjeev Srivastava chronology
Revolver Rani
Ishqbaaaz (soundtrack)
Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala

The Ishqbaaaz soundtrack was written by Shaheen Iqbal, and composed by Sanjeev Srivastava. Sanjeev Srivastava had composed the original songs and background score for the show. The original version of the album was released on 7 August 2016. "O Jaana", the theme song of the serial performed by Pamela Jain & Bhaven Dhanak. "O Saathiya", the theme song of Dil Boley Oberoi, the album released on 1 May 2017. Firstly, the song was made for Omkara & Ishana, but after Ishana left, the song wasn't used at Ishqbaaaz. When Dil Boley Oberoi aired on, the female version by Pamela Jain was released, but now it also used on this show for Omkara & Gauri, after merging with Ishqbaaaz.

Ishqbaaaz: Tracklisting
1."O Jaana" (Female)Pamela Jain04:24[30]
2."O Jaana" (Male)Bhaven Dhanak04:25[31]
3."O Jaana" (Duet)Bhaven Dhanak & Pamela Jain04:23
4."O Jaana" (Acoustic)Bhaven Dhanak & Pamela Jain02:30
Dil Boley Oberoi: Tracklisting
1."O Saathiya" (Female)Pamela Jain06:55
2."O Saathiya" (Male)Bhaven Dhanak07:00[32]
3."O Saathiya" (Duet)Bhaven Dhanak & Pamela Jain06:58[33]
Special: Tracklisting
1."Lafzon Ka Ye Rishta Nahi" (Family Song)Various Artists02:00



Ishqbaaaz was dubbed in Tamil and released as Kadhala Kadhala. It aired on Vijay Super and discontinued even though more than 300 episodes were aired, and previously aired on Star Vijay as well. The show has been officially remade in Kannada as Sathyam Shivam Sundaram, airing on Star Suvarna. It is being directed by Sudharsan Srinivasan. Ishqbaaaz has been also dubbed into Arabic titled as Lil Ishq Junoon and it airs on MBC Bollywood. There is also a Malayalam dubbed version, Priyamanasam.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2017 Gold Awards Best Onscreen Jodi Surbhi Chandna & Nakuul Mehta Won[34]
Best Actor in Lead Role (Critics) Nakuul Mehta
Best Actor in Lead Role (Popular) Nominated[35]
Best Actress in Lead Role (Popular) Surbhi Chandna
Best Show Ishqbaaaz
Zee Rishtey Awards Special Award Won[36]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor (Drama) Nakuul Mehta Nominated[37]
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Kunal Jaisingh
Best TV Show (Popular) Ishqbaaaz Won[38]
Best Actor Male (Popular) Nakuul Mehta
Best Actor Female (Popular) Surbhi Chandna Nominated[37]
Best Costumes Shivani Shirali
2018 Gold Awards Best Actor (Popular) Nakuul Mehta Won[39]
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Kunal Jaisingh
Stellar Performer of the Year (Female) Surbhi Chandna
Best Actress (Popular) Nominated[40]
Best Show Ishqbaaaz
Best Onscreen Jodi Surbhi Chandna & Nakuul Mehta
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Popular) Surbhi Chandna Won [41]
Best Actor (Popular) Nakuul Mehta Nominated [42]
Best Actor (Jury) Nominated [43]
Best Actress In A Negative Role Reyhna Malhotra Nominated
Best Show (Popular) Ishqbaaaz Nominated[44]
Best Teleplay Harneet Singh Nominated
Best Costumes Shivani Shirali Nominated
2019 Lions Gold Awards Best Actor (Popular) Nakuul Mehta Nominated
Best Actress (Popular) Surbhi Chandna Nominated
Best Actress(Jury) Won[45]
Best Show Ishqbaaaz Nominated

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