Kasautii Zindagii Kay

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Kasautii Zindagii Ki
Kasautii Zindagii Kay.jpeg
A Promotional image of Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Genre Indian soap opera
Created by Balaji Telefilms
Written by Story & Screenplay
Mahesh Pandey, Sonalika Bhonsle, R M Joshi, Puneet S Shukla, Binita Desai, Rajita, Mushtaq Sheikh, Jainesh Ejardar & Fatima Rangila, Nishikant Roy
Sunjoy Shekhar, Rekkha Modi & Sharad Tripathi
Directed by Gautam Sobti, Qaeed Kuwajerwala, Ravindra Gautam, Yash Chauhan, Raminder Singh Suri, Sushen Bhatnagar, Rajeev Bhatia, Jitendra K Basantt, Rohit Malhotra, Sangeeta Rao, Deepak Chavan, Jignesh Vaishnav, Arvind Babbal, Rishi Tyagi, Hitesh Tejwani, Shankar Verma
Creative director(s) Monisha Singh, Nivedita Basu, Doris Dey, Shipra Arora, Shivangi Singh Chauhan & Riti Chopra
Starring See Below
Opening theme "Kasautii Zindagii Ki" by Priya Bhattacharya & Babul Supriyo[1]
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of episodes 1423
Producer(s) Ekta Kapoor & Shobha Kapoor
Editor(s) Dharmesh Shah, Sanjeev Shukla, Prem Raaj, Achintya Ghosh, Vikas Sharma & Sandeep Bhatt
Location(s) Delhi, Mumbai, Mahabaleshwar, Panchmeshwar, Australia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Malaysia & Lucknow
Cinematography Santosh Suryavanshi, Deepak Malwankar & Rajesh Naag
Running time 20 minutes
Original channel STAR Plus
Picture format 576i (SDTV),
Original release 29 October 2001 – 28 February 2008

Kasautii Zindagii Kay (Hindi: कसौटी ज़िंदगी के; English: The criterion of life), often abbreviated as KZK, is an Indian Soap Opera created by Ekta Kapoor for the channel STAR Plus.[2][3] The show ran for seven long years and starred Shweta Tiwari, Cezzane Khan (who was later replaced by Hiten Tejwani), and Ronit Roy in lead roles;[4] Urvashi Dholakia and Geetanjali Tikekar as the main antagonists. The show explores the story of Anurag and Prerna who fall for each other but they never unite because of Komolika who plots against them and the conspiracies made against them. It describes Anurag and Prerna—lovers who were separated throughout their lives but achieved union in death.

Kasautii Zindagii Kay became the third longest running Indian series after Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii—the latter two of which were also produced by Balaji Telefilms. The show recorded one of the highest TRPs and introduced many popular faces like Shweta Tiwari, Cezzane Khan, Urvashi Dholakia, Ronit Roy, Geetanjali Tikekar, Karanvir Bohra, Tina Parekh and Jennifer Winget.[5]


Kasautii Zindagi Kay is about Anurag and Prerna, the star-crossed lovers, who time and again meet and separate as they get entwined in the web of love and revenge.


Kasautii Zindagii Kay is a star-crossed romance which describes Anurag & Prerna and their everlasting & undying love for each other. The two want to get married with each other but the couple get separated when Anurag is forced to get married to Komolika by the insistence of his mother, Mohini. Devastated and heart-broken Prerna now hates Anurag for what he has done to her and in one of the twists Komolika turns out to be a tight-fisted and power-hungry woman who married Anurag for the sake of his wealth. On knowing this, Anurag divorces Komolika and wishes to marry Prerna but due to some unspecified reason Prerna has to marry an arrogant business tycoon Rishabh Bajaj the reason of which is later revealed; Prerna marries Rishabh to save Anurag's wealth and property. After a series of heart-break, Anurag and Prerna get into a brief matrimony which is soon ended due to some misunderstandings and the death of Prem, Anurag and Prerna's son. During this Prerna is consoled by Rishabh (who is frequently called "Mr. Bajaj") with whom she later falls in love. However, Anurag still loves Prerna and gets a shock when he learns that Prerna's love for him is now for Rishabh, therefore he sacrifices his love for them and unites them. Rishabh and Prerna get married to each other. Anurag also get married to two other women (Aparna and Sampada) who are eventually divorced. In the meanwhile several leaps with new faces are introduced. Anurag and Prerna's love for each other gradually turns into friendship which creates misunderstandings in their married lives. At one snowy night Prerna is shot dead and Anurag also dies in her grief and hence the two unite in their deaths who were separated throughout their lives.


Kasautii Zindagii Kay was based on following chapters in its storyline. Below are the highlights.[6]

  • Chapter 1 (Episode 1 - 26) - Prerna and Anurag are in love. Mohini wants Anurag to marry Komolika.
  • Chapter 2 (Episode 27 - 67) - Anurag marries Komolika; Prerna pregnant with his child
  • Chapter 3 (Episode 67 - 108) - Moloy unhappy about the Anurag-Komolika marriage
  • Chapter 4 (Episode 109 - 164) - Komolika and Anurag's divorce
  • Chapter 5 (Episode 165 - 210) - Prerna marries Rishabh Bajaj to protect the Basu family assets
  • Chapter 6 (Episode 211 - 276) - Mr. Bajaj's ex-wife Menaka poses problems for Prerna
  • Chapter 7 (Episode 277 - 330) - Mr Bajaj's disappearance after his accident. Prerna-Anurag are engaged
  • Chapter 8 (Episode 331 - 374) - Trouble in Anurag and Prerna's paradise
  • Chapter 9 (Episode 375 - 402) - Prerna and Anurag's son Prem abducted
  • Chapter 10 (Episode 403 - 441) - Anurag suspicious about Prerna and Mr Bajaj. Anurag marries Aparna
  • Chapter 11 (Episode 442 - 472) - Prerna moves to Panchmeshwar with her daughter Sneha
  • Chapter 12 (Episode 473 - 511) - After 8 years: Sneha visits Anurag's house. Prerna and Mr Bajaj get engaged
  • Chapter 13 (Episode 512 - 572) - Sneha fights leukemia
  • Chapter 14 (Episode 573 - 623) - Aparna and Debo's plot to murder Anurag
  • Chapter 15 (Episode 624 - 646) - Prerna accused of Aparna's murder
  • Chapter 16 (Episode 647 - 685) - Prerna marries Mr Bajaj
  • Chapter 17 (Episode 686 - 757) - Generation Leap: Shravan avenges his mother Aparna's death
  • Chapter 18 (Episode 758 - 781) - Is Tanisha, Mr Bajaj's daughter?
  • Chapter 19 (Episode 782 - 833) - Mr Bajaj and Prerna meet with a fatal accident
  • Chapter 20 (Episode 834 - 873) - Yudi is Prerna and Anurag's son Prem
  • Chapter 21 (Episode 874 - 928) - Yudi's transformation
  • Chapter 22 (Episode 929 - 993) - Mukti and Yudi grow closer. Sharad assaults Mukti.
  • Chapter 23 (Episode 994 - 1022) - An attempt on Prerna's life
  • Chapter 24 (Episode 1023 - 1048) - Prerna takes the blame for Sneha's offence
  • Chapter 25 (Episode 1049 - 1069) - After 5 years: Prerna returns from jail
  • Chapter 26 (Episode 1070 - 1101) - Prem shattered by Mukti's death
  • Chapter 27 (Episode 1102 - 1163) - Prerna takes Prem to Panchameshwar for treatment
  • Chapter 28 (Episode 1164 - 1202) - Aparna's attempt to murder Prerna
  • Chapter 29 (Episode 1203 - 1250) - Prerna shoots Anurag
  • Chapter 30 (Episode 1251 - 1300) - Leap Twenty years: Anurag returns as Pratham
  • Chapter 31 (Episode 1301 - 1358) - Sampada confesses her crime. Mr Bajaj is found to be alive
  • Chapter 32 (Episode 1359 - 1394) - Prerna exposes Komolika's plan
  • Chapter 33 (Episode 1395 - 1423) - Komolika shoots Mr Bajaj. Prerna - Anurag unite in death. Prem writes a book: 'Kasauti Zindagii Kay'.




  1. ^ "Kasautii Zindagii Kay (Chahat Ke Safar Mein) - Opening song title". YouTube. Kasautii Zindagii Kay. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kasautii Zindagi Kay TV basti". tvbasti.com. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kasautii Zindagi Kay Episodes". briyanshu.blogspot.com. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Audiences are used to seeing characters dying and coming back". tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "'Des Mein' ousts 'Kyunki..' & 'Kahaani..' from No. 1 position". Indiantelevision.org. 19 May 2003. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Chapters in Kasautii Zindagii Kay". hotstar.com. 19 May 2003. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 

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