Karishma – The Miracles of Destiny

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Karishma - The Miracles of Destiny
Created by Akashdeep
Written by Naeem-Ejaz
Screenplay by Rafiq Talukdar
Story by Sachin Bhowmick
Directed by Anurag Basu,
Siddharth Sen Malhotra,
Taulat Sayed
Starring Karisma Kapoor
Sanjay Kapoor
Arbaaz Khan
Arshad Warsi
Jugal Hansraj
Vikas Bhalla
Composer(s) Anu Malik
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of episodes 262
Cinematography Sanjay Memane
Editor(s) Ajaz Sheikh
Running time 20 minutes
Production company(s) Cinetek telefilms Pvt Ltd
Original network Sahara One
Picture format 480i
Original release 25 August 2003 (2003-08-25) – October 2004

Karishma – The Miracles of Destiny was an Indian television serial which was first broadcast on Sahara One on 25 August 2003 and lasted over 262 episodes ending in October 2004.[1] It starred Karisma Kapoor in the leading role alongside an all-star cast including Sanjay Kapoor, Arbaaz Khan, Arshad Warsi, Vikas Bhalla and Jugal Hansraj. Created by Akashdeep,[2] it was written by Sachin Bhowmick and directed by Anurag Basu.[3][4] The title song was composed by Anu Malik and sung by Sonu Nigam and Sapna Mukherjee. In the UK, the serial has been aired on Venus in 2007 and repeated on Sahara One from September 2012 to March 2013.

Plot summary[edit]

The serial follows the story of Devyani (Karisma Kapoor) who from humble beginnings went on to become a very successful businesswoman. The story begins with an aged Devyani, now a 67-year-old mother of two grown-up sons Jai and Sameer (played by Harsh Chhaya and Ayub Khan) and grandmother of Kunal (Jugal Hansraj), is attending a ceremony to celebrate her life achievements. An attempt is made on her life when a gunman fires at her, but she survives as the bullet only scrapes past her arm. The hitman escapes. It is later revealed that her sons plot to have her killed to inherit her wealth. There is also a mysterious character named Aarnav (Arbaaz Khan) who wants to write a novel based on Devyani's life but seems to have an ulterior motive.

The story shifts between Devyani in New Zealand and in Mumbai where a looklike of Devyani named Avni (also Karisma Kapoor) is introduced. Her childhood friend Pakiya (Arshad Warsi) sees a picture of Devyani in a newspaper and tries to find a connection between Devyani and Avni. The story also goes in flashback of Devyani in her 20s and the men in her life including Arjun and Amar (played by Vikas Bhalla and Sanjay Kapoor).



  1. ^ "Indiantelevision dot com's First Take on Sahara's 'Karishma - The Miracles of Destiny'". Indiantelevision.com. 2003-08-29. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  2. ^ "Indiantelevision dot com's : An Interview with 'Karishma' creative director Akashdeep". Indiantelevision.com. 2003-05-12. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  3. ^ "Indiantelevision dot com's : An Interview with ' Karishma' scriptwriter Sachin Bhaumick". Indiantelevision.com. 2003-05-12. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  4. ^ "The Hindu : Karisma's TV incarnation". Hindujobs.com. 2002-10-07. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 

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