Kasautii Zindagii Kay (2018 TV series)

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Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Created byEkta Kapoor
Screenplay by
  • Anil Nagpal
  • Mrinal Tripathi
Story byAnil Nagpal
Directed byMuzammil Desai
Creative directors
  • Richa Ambolkar
  • Shivangi Babbar
Theme music composerPriya Bhattacharya
Babul Supriyo
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes468
CinematographyDeepak Malvankar
  • Vikas Sharma
  • Vishal Sharma
  • Sandeep Bhatt
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production companyBalaji Telefilms
DistributorStar India
Original networkStar Plus
Picture format
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original release25 September 2018 (2018-09-25) –
3 October 2020 (2020-10-03) [1]
Related showsKasautii Zindagii Kay
External links
Production website

Kasautii Zindagii Kay (transl.Trials of life) was an Indian drama television series produced by Ekta Kapoor under Balaji Telefilms.[2] It is a rebooted version of Kapoor's 2001 popular soap opera with the same name.[3] The show aired from 25 September 2018 to 3 October 2020 on Star Plus and starred Parth Samthaan, Erica Fernandes, Hina Khan, Karan Singh Grover, Aamna Sharif and Karan Patel.[4]


Soulmates Anurag and Prerna are like two tracks on a railway line which can run together but never meet. Their story is not about living with each other but living for each other. They fall in love, only for fate to time and again separate them.


Anurag's father Moloy and Prerna's father Rajesh are good friends set in Kolkata. Despite studying in the same university, Anurag and Prerna have never conversed. Fate keeps pulling them towards each other. Once they get to know each other they form a bond of trust, understanding and friendship. Prerna falls in love with Anurag.

Meanwhile, Komolika Chaubey enters who is an arrogant and cunning Bengali beauty and Bihar's stylish girl. She attracts male attention wherever she goes. While Anurag realizes his feelings for Prerna, Komolika develops interest in him. He and Prerna confess their feelings, consummate their relationship and plan to marry.

Seeing them plan a future together, Komolika decides to create misunderstandings between them. She asks Anurag to marry her in order to save Prerna's house. Compelled, he agrees. Unaware of the truth, Prerna is shocked. Dazed, she gets hit by a car and is hospitalised. She is revealed to be pregnant.

Hurt and rebellious, Prerna enters the Basu house. She successfully exposes Komolika who is arrested. Komolika escapes and returns to kill Prerna but instead falls down the terrace and goes missing. Anurag and Prerna happily reunite and get engaged.

Rishabh Bajaj, a selfish and arrogant businessman arrives. A widower, he falsely frames Anurag and gets him jailed. Further, Bajaj asks Prerna to marry him in exchange of Anurag's freedom. Helpless, she agrees and they marry. Heartbroken and devastated, Anurag questions Prerna who lies. He is adamant and refuses to give up on their love.

Bajaj reveals to Prerna that he married her for the sake of his daughter Kukki, for whom he wanted a stepmother. He starts falling for Prerna. Knowing that Prerna loves Anurag, Bajaj tries to kill him. Kukki gets hurt while trying to stop Bajaj. Guilty, he steps back. Anurag and Prerna unite.

Vengeful, Komolika makes a comeback with a new face through plastic surgery. Prerna reveals her pregnancy to Anurag and the two rejoice as they get ready to marry. Komolika causes Anurag's accident intentionally.

One month later[edit]

Anurag has lost his memory. Having faked her identity, Komolika misuses the opportunity to make Anurag and the Basu family believe that they got married. Prerna learns her identity and decides to expose her but chooses to refrain in fear of affecting Anurag's brain and memory.

Komolika tries to kill Prerna and her unborn child many times but fails. Prerna decides to marry Komolika's accomplice Viraj, whose truth she is unaware about. The wedding is called off. Prerna gives birth to a baby girl, Sneha. Anurag regains his memory. Komolika threatens to frame Prerna for murder by leaking footage of her pushing Viraj off a cliff.

Komolika asks Anurag to push Prerna off the bridge. Bajaj who still has feelings for Prerna asks Anurag to follow the plan, hoping to keep them away. When he refuses, Komolika states how he has the option to save Prerna from murder charges and lifelong jail by only pretending to betray her. Helpless, Anurag asks Bajaj to promise to save Prerna.

Anurag pushes Prerna off a bridge. As per the plan, she is rescued by Bajaj. Komolika abandons Sneha in an orphanage and bribes a worker to burn it down. Reeling from heartbreak and shock, Prerna reaches the orphanage and is devastated to see it on fire. Sneha is presumed dead. Broken beyond belief, Prerna moves to London.

Eight years later[edit]

Prerna is a successful businesswoman in London and maintains a formal relation with Bajaj. Kukki is grown up. Anurag's business thrives in Kolkata. Prerna detests him for his betrayal while Anurag hates Komolika and lives in constant guilt. He and Komolika have a daughter Diya whom Anurag loves dearly.

Komolika has taken over Basu house. Prerna heads to Kolkata for revenge. Anurag's nephew Kaushik and Kukki meet and start off by disliking each other, constantly bickering every time. Prerna and Anurag meet Samidha, an orphan, and feel a strong connection to her, unaware that she is Sneha. Kukki and Kaushik fall in love.

Anurag and Prerna find out that Samidha is Sneha. Kukki and Kaushik confess their feelings. Anurag breaks ties with Komolika, reveals the truth to Prerna and shows her the proofs he collected. He explains how he tried to constantly contact her, but was isolated from any contact to her by Bajaj.

Anurag and Prerna reunite, reminiscing the time they lost, the pain they faced and get married. Enraged, Komolika tries to stab Prerna but ends up wounding Bajaj who stabs and kills her in return. Before dying, Bajaj apologizes to Prerna and Anurag for selfishly separating them. He asks them to look after Kukki.

One month later[edit]

The show ends on a good note, as Anurag and Prerna begin their happy life with their daughter Sneha.



  • Parth Samthaan as Anurag Basu: Mohini and Moloy's son; Rakhi, Nivedita and Tapur's brother; Prerna's husband; Komolika's former husband; Diya and Sneha's father (2018—2020)
  • Erica Fernandes as Prerna Sharma Basu/Bajaj: Veena and Rajesh's daughter; Shekhar, Shivani and Mahesh's sister; Anurag's wife; Rishab's former wife; Sneha's mother ; Kukki's Adoptive Mother (2018—2020)
  • Hina Khan / Aamna Sharif as Komolika Chaubey Basu: Sidhant's daughter; Mishka and Ronit's sister; Anurag's former wife; Diya's mother (2018—2019) / (2019—2020)
  • Karan Singh Grover / Karan Patel as Rishabh Bajaj: Kukki's father; Prerna's former husband (2019—2020) / (2020)


  • Shubhaavi Choksey as Mohini Basu: Moloy's wife; Rakhi, Nivedita, Anurag and Tapur's mother (2018–2020)
  • Uday Tikekar as Moloy Basu: Prosenjit's brother; Rajesh's childhood friend; Mohini's husband; Rakhi, Nivedita, Anurag and Tapur's father (2018–2020)
  • Kanupriya Pandit as Veena Sharma: Rajesh's wife; Shekhar, Prerna, Shivani and Mahesh's mother (2018–2020)
  • Kali Prasad Mukherjee as Rajesh Sharma: Moloy's childhood friend; Veena's husband; Shekhar, Prerna, Shivani and Mahesh's father (2018–2019)
  • Pooja Banerjee as Nivedita Basu Sengupta: Mohini and Moloy's daughter; Rakhi, Anurag and Tapur's sister; Anupam's wife (2018–2020)
  • Sahil Anand as Anupam Sengupta: Nivedita's husband (2018–2020)
  • Upasana Salunke / Priyal Mahajan / Aastha Abhay / Garima Parihar as Tapur Basu: Mohini and Moloy's daughter; Rakhi, Nivedita and Anurag's sister; Sahil's former fiancé (2018) / (2018–2019) / (2019–2020) / (2020)
  • Karan Arora as Shekhar Sharma: Veena and Rajesh's son; Prerna, Shivani and Mahesh's brother; Suman's husband (2018–2020)
  • Antara Banerjee / Ritu Chauhan as Suman Sharma: Shekhar's wife (2018–2019) / (2019–2020)
  • Charvi Saraf as Shivani Sharma: Veena and Rajesh's daughter; Shekhar, Prerna and Mahesh's sister; Ronit's fiancé (2018–2020)
  • Mridul Das as Mahesh Sharma: Veena and Rajesh's son; Shekhar, Prerna and Shivani's brother; Kajal's husband (2020)
  • Adi Irani as Siddhant Chaubey: Komolika, Mishka and Ronit's father (2018–2019)
  • Ariah Aggarwal as Mishka Chaubey: Siddhant's daughter; Komolika and Ronit's sister; Anurag's former girlfriend (2018–2019)
  • Tarun Mahilani as Ronit Chaubey: Siddhant's son; Komolika and Mishka's brother; Shivani's fiancé (2018–2020)
  • Aditi Sanwal as Kuki Bajaj: Samira and Rishabh's daughter (2020)
  • Kunal Thakur / Akash Jagga as Kaushik Chakraborty: Rakhi and Subodh's son; Tanisha's brother (2020) / (2020)
  • Jia Narigara as Young Kuki Bajaj: Samira and Rishabh's daughter (2019)
  • Sumaiya Khan / Tasheen Shah as Sneha Basu: Prerna and Anurag's daughter (2020) / (2020)
  • Karan Bhanushali as Young Mahesh Sharma: Veena and Rajesh's son; Shekhar, Prerna and Shivani's brother (2018–2020)
  • Bhavya Sachdeva as Sahil Sinha: Vikrant's cousin; Tapur's former fiancé (2019)
  • Siddharth Shivpuri as Vikrant Sinha: Sahil's cousin; Komolika's former boyfriend; Anurag's business rival (2019)
  • Alka Amin as Sharda Bajaj: Rishabh's aunt; Tanvi's adoptive mother (2019)
  • Sonyaa Ayodhya as Tanvi Bajaj: Sharda's adopted daughter; Rishabh's family friend (2019)
  • Sanjay Swaraj as Naveen Chandra Chattopadhyay: Ronita and Madhuri's husband; Mohini's namesake brother; Prerna's former fiancé (2018–2019)
  • Madhura Naik as Madhuri Chattopadhyay: Naveen's first wife (2018)
  • Piyali Munshi as Ronita Chattopadhyay: Naveen's second wife (2018)
  • Parull Chaudhry as Rakhi Basu: Mohini and Moloy's daughter; Nivedita, Anurag and Tapur's sister; Subodh's former wife; Tanisha and Kaushik's mother (2020)
  • Urfi Javed as Tanisha Chakraborty: Rakhi and Subodh's daughter; Kaushik's sister (2020)
  • Namik Paul as Viraj Bhardwaj: Prerna's former fiancé; Komolika's accomplice (2020)
  • Shivika Rishi / Arishta Mehta as Diya Basu: Komolika's adopted daughter (2020)
  • Minal Mogam as Kajal Sharma: Mahesh's wife (2020)
  • Shahrukh Sadri as Prosenjit Basu: Moloy's brother; Kumud's husband; Mouli's father; Rakhi, Nivedita, Anurag and Tapur's uncle (2019)
  • Anjali Gupta as Kumud Basu: Prosenjit's wife; Mouli's mother; Rakhi, Nivedita, Anurag and Tapur's aunt (2019)
  • Coral Bhamra as Mouli Basu: Kumud and Prosenjit's daughter; Rakhi, Nivedita, Anurag and Tapur's cousin (2019)
  • Kunal Madhiwalla as Rahil Das: Basu Industries' manager (2019)
  • Chandrahas Pandey as Chandu: Mr Bajaj's Assistant / Family Care Taker (2019)
  • Siddharth Banerjee as Sid: Anurag's best friend (2018)
  • Naman Arora as Sid : Anurag's best friend (2020)
  • Anju Jadhav / Michelle Shah as Anjali: Prerna's best friend (2018)
  • Monika Sharma as Kirti: Prerna and Anjali's best friend; Rohan's wife (2018)
  • Naveen Sharma as Rohan: Anurag, Sid, Prerna and Anjali's best friend; Kirti's husband (2018)
  • Roopali Prakash as Manisha: Komolika's friend (2018)
  • Rohit Sharma as Gaurav: Komolika's former boyfriend (2018)
  • Neelu Dogra as Rondita: Mohini's friend (2020)
  • Reema Vohra as Priyanka: Sneha's caretaker (2020)
  • Amit Raghuvanshi / Aashish Bhardhwaj as Mohnish: Kaushik's friend (2020) / (2020)
  • Sabina Jat as Anushka: Kuki's friend (2020)




Kasautii Zindagii Kay is a reboot of the 2001 series of the same name, which was also produced by Ekta Kapoor under Balaji Telefilms for Star Plus.[5]

In February 2018, Ekta Kapoor revealed that she was creating a rebooted version of one of her old series stating:

With a piece of my broken heart I wrote in 2001, 17 years later I reboot it dipping in personal pain and lacing it with experiences of an older me! Bringing back my most successful love saga that ran for 9 years! Again, I’ll take my broken heart & make it into art!

On 4 July 2018, Kapoor had a meeting with Star Plus regarding the reboot.[7] On 21 July 2018, she announced the Kasautii Zindagii Kay reboot by sharing the teaser of the series.[8][9]

In September 2018, Shah Rukh Khan introduced Parth Samthaan and Erica Fernandes as Anurag Basu and Prerna Sharma in the first promo of the series.[10]

Kapoor revealed that the character Anurag was named after her director friend and the character Prerna was named after her father's friend Prem Chopra's daughter.[11]

Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani unveiled one of the sculpture depicting Kasautii Zindagii Kay's lead characters Anurag and Prerna in Mumbai on 10 September 2018.

In September 2018, twenty five feet statues of the lead characters Anurag and Prerna were unveiled across ten cities in India by popular actors to promote the series.[12][13]

The storyline took an eight years leap in February 2020.[14]


Erica Fernandes was cast to portray Prerna Sharma.[15] Later, Parth Samthaan was confirmed to play Anurag Basu.[16]

I had a few personality traits in mind for Anurag and Prerna. Anurag had to be the kind of man who doesn't scream to get noticed, but once you notice him, he's unforgettable. For me, Parth was an obvious choice because he has unbelievable eyes. I have not seen a man whose eyes reflect that depth even in photographs. Prerna is someone who comes across as light-hearted, but has a lot of depth. When I saw the promo of Erica's show, Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi, I knew I wanted to cast her.

Uday Tikekar, Shubhaavi Choksey, Kali Prasad Mukherjee, Kanupriya Pandit, Pooja Banerjee and Sahil Anand were cast to play prominent roles of Moloy Basu, Mohini Basu, Rajesh Sharma, Veena Sharma, Nivedita Basu and Anupam Sengupta.[18]

In October 2018, Hina Khan was introduced as Komolika Chaubey.[19] In June 2019, Karan Singh Grover was introduced as Rishabh Bajaj.[20] Initially, Upasana Salunke played Tapur Basu but was soon replaced by Priyal Mahajan, who was again replaced by Aastha Abhay in April 2019 and yet again replaced by Garima Parihar in March 2020.[21][22]

In May 2019, Hina Khan took a break from the series.[23][24] However, in September 2019, Khan confirmed quiting the show and was replaced by Aamna Sharif as Komolika Chaubey in October 2019.[25]

Namik Paul was supposed to enter the series in April 2019 as Vikrant Sinha.[26] However, he chose the lead role in Kavach: Maha Shivratri over Kasautii.[27] Siddharth Shivpuri was then cast to play Vikrant.[28]

In January 2020, Paul finally joined the cast, this time as Viraj Bhardwaj.[29] In March 2020, Karan Singh Grover returned to play Rishabh Bajaj after his break.[30] Post his return, the series took an eight-year leap.[31] Various new additions were introduced including Parull Chaudhry, Kunal Thakur, Urfi Javed, Sumaiya Khan, Mridul Das and Minal Mogam.[32][33][34][35]

In June 2020, when filming was about to resume post the halt owing to the coronavirus pandemic, it was confirmed that Grover will not be returning.[36] On 25 June 2020, Karan Patel was confirmed to be replacing Grover as Rishabh Bajaj.[37][38] Soon after, Sumaiya Khan was replaced by Tasheen Shah as Sneha Basu.[39] Kunal Thakur, also decided to not return to shoot owing to the pandemic and was replaced by Akash Jagga as Kaushik Basu.[40][41] Sahil Anand, who played Anupam Sengupta also confirmed not returning post the outbreak.[42] But he decided to return in September 2020 to wrap up the series, which went off air on 3 October 2020.[43]


Kasautii was mainly filmed in Mumbai in Killick Nixon Studio but certain scenes were shot in Kolkata as the show's storyline was based in West Bengal.[44]

The promo which featured Shah Rukh Khan introducing Parth Samthaan and Erica Fernandes as Anurag and Prerna was shot at Mumbai's Kelve Railway Station.[45]

Parth Samthaan, Erica Fernandes, Karan Singh Grover, Pooja Banerjee, Sahil Anand and Tarun Mahilani flew to Zurich in June 2019 to shoot the Switzerland track.[46]

On 12 July 2020, Parth Samthaan was tested positive for coronavirus and the shooting of the series was halted.[47] The shooting was resumed on 17 July 2020 while the story was tweaked for Samthaan's absence until his return.[48] Erica Fernandes and Aamna Sharif tested negative but were advised to shoot from their respective homes.[49] After a week, Fernandes decided to resume shooting on the sets.[50] On recovering and testing negative, Samthaan quarantined himself for two weeks and returned to shoot on 6 August 2020.[51][52]

The shooting of the series wrapped up on 18 September 2020.[53]


Kasautii Zindagii Kay was supposed to premiere on 10 September 2018, but was postponed to 25 September 2018.[54]

On 19 March 2020, the shoot of the series was indefinitely halted due to the coronavirus outbreak the airing halted on 23 March 2020 when the remaining episodes were broadcast.[55] After more than three months, the filming of the series was resumed on 27 June 2020.[56][57] New episodes started airing from 13 July 2020 on Star Plus.[58]


With a drastic decrease in ratings post the coronavirus outbreak, in September 2020 the series was confirmed to go off air in October 2020.[59]

The last episode of Kasautii aired on 3 October 2020.[60]


Critical response[edit]

Shweta Kesari from India Today said, "Parth Samthaan and Erica Fernandes beautifully fit into the shoes of punctual Anurag and carefree Prerna. The grandeur and magnificence of the show will make your jaw drop. The makers have tried to retain the essence of Kolkata and Bengalis. Overall the show is a complete package of entertainment for soap viewers!"[61]

Soumya Srivastava from Hindustan Times described the show as "louder and garnish" and said, "The background score is excessive. It plays without reason and way too often. Whether the scene demands it or not, a joyful, somber or a comical tone is always there to force your brain into thinking that this is how you are supposed to feel right now."[62]

Times Now commented that, "The reboot takes you in the lives of Anurag and Prerna that were part of our every day lives and the first episode is all about nostalgia of the epic Kasautii Zindagii Kay."[63]

Priyanka Bansal from The Quint stated, "Both Erica Fernandes and Parth Samthaan are new and have huge shoes to fill. More often than not, Erica looks bored and still has a long way to go with her acting skills. The chemistry between Parth and Erica too seems to be lacking. When it comes to production values, it of course shows primarily in the sets. As OTT and royal as they come, they scream money from the rooftops."[64]

The Times of India stated, "Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 has a cinematic appeal. The visuals and the sets are grand. The difference in the financial status of Anurag and Prerna is well brought-out through their homes and familial set-up. Even though the show moves at a swift pace, it is the long introduction of characters in the beginning that is bound to make you impatient. Erica and Parth look their part, yet there is more one wants to see out of them in the upcoming episodes. The first episode is a breezy watch and keeps you hooked."[65]


Kasautii opened with a rating of 5.5 million impressions in its debut week occupying the tenth position in Hindi GEC urban.[66] However, the following week it dropped to the 15th position with 4.6 million impressions and to the eighteenth position with 4.6 million impressions the next week.[67][68] The following week, the viewership further dipped to 4.3 million, occupying the thirteenth position.[69] Week 43 saw the show gaining 4.9 million impressions and occupying the fifteenth position, followed by the twelfth position with 5.2 impressions the next week.[70][71] In week 51, it entered the top 10 occupying the seventh position with 6.3 million impressions while the following week it dropped to the eleventh position with 5.1 million impressions.[72][73] In the first week of 2019, it further decreased to the sixteenth position with 4.8 million impressions and further to 4.5 million impressions the next week occupying the fifteenth position in urban.[74][75] In week 5 it was at the fifteenth position garnering 4.6 million impressions.[76] Soon, the ratings started to increase and it re-entered top ten at week 9 with a TRP of 1.8 and the next week it rose to the eight position garnering a TRP of 2.0.[77][78] The next week it increased to 2.2, occupying the fourth position and to 2.3 the following week at the sixth position.[79][80] In week 13, it garnered a TRP of 2.2 occupying the sixth position and the following week, a TRP of 2.3.[81][82] The next week, it maintained the same position and TRP.[83] It maintained its TRP of 2.2 and 2.3 in the consecutive weeks, until in week 19, when it rose to third position with TRP of 2.6 while in week 20, it topped the list for the first time with 6.5 million impressions and a trp of 3 in urban and at third position in Hindi GEC overall with 10.38 million impressions.[84][85][86] The following week it was the second most watched in urban with 6.8 million impressions and fourth most overall with 11 million impressions.[87] However, on week 22, after Hina Khan's exit, it dropped down to fourth position and the following week to the fifth position garnering 5.2 million impressions.[88] On week 24, it further declined to seventh position with a TRP of 1.9.[89] In week 28, it declined to the eighth position and to the tenth position in week 30 with a TRP of 2.1.[90][91] In week 38, it was at the thirteenth position with 4.6 million impressions and dipped further to the fourteenth position with 4 million impressions in week 40.[92][93] In week 42, it increased to 4.3 million impressions occupying the thirteenth position and to 4.8 million impressions the following week.[94][95] In week 46, it dipped to 3.5 million impressions occupying the nineteenth position.[96] It increased to 5.3 million impressions days after Aamna Sharif's entry in week 48 occupying the twelfth position and dropped to 5.1 million impressions occupying the tenth position the following week.[97][98]

In the first week of 2020, the series was at the twelfth position with 5 million impressions and TRP of 2.0.[99][100] In the third week, it was at the fourteenth position with 5.1 million impressions while the following week it dropped to the eighteenth position with 4 million impressions.[101] In the sixth and eighth week, it garnered a TRP of 1.9.[102][103] Before the introduction of the eight year leap, the ratings increased garnering 5.2 million impressions and occupying the twelfth position, while the following week it occupied the fourteenth position with 5.1 million impressions.[104][105] After a three-month break, owing to the coronavirus outbreak, the series resumed airing in June 2020, and the ratings of the series saw a drastic drop.[106]


Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by
Priya Bhattacharya
Babul Supriyo
ProducerPriya Bhattacharya
Babul Supriyo

Kasautii Zindagii Kay's title track was sung and recreated by the composers and singers of the original series, Babul Supriyo and Priya Bhattacharya.[107][108]


Year Title Language Channel Notes Reference
2019–2020 Premaloka Kannada Star Suvarna Remake version starring Vijay Suirya and Ankita Navya Gowda [109][110]
2020 لكنه لی Arabic MBC Bollywood





Khmer Mytv

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result Reference
2019 Kalakar Awards Most Popular Actress Erica Fernandes Won [111]
Best Actor In Negative Role Sanjay Swaraj Won
Best Serial Balaji Telefilms Won
Indian Telly Awards Best Actor In Lead Role (Popular) Parth Samthaan Nominated
Best Actress In Lead Role (Popular) Erica Fernandes Nominated
Best Daily Series (Popular) Balaji Telefilms Nominated
Best Actress In Supporting Role (Popular) Shubhavi Choksey Nominated
Best Actor In Comic Role (Popular) Sahil Anand Nominated
Best Actress in Negative Role (Popular) Shubhavi Choksey Nominated
Best Actor In Negative Role (Popular) Sanjay Swaraj Nominated
Best Jodi (Popular) Parth Samthaan & Erica Fernandes Won [112]
Best Actress In Negative Role (Jury) Hina Khan Won
Best Actress In Negative Role (Popular) Won
Gold Awards Best Actor Male (Popular) Parth Samthaan Nominated
Best Actor Female (Popular) Erica Fernandes Nominated
Best Actor Female (Critics) Won [113]
Best Onscreen Jodi (Popular) Parth Samthaan & Erica Fernandes Nominated
Best Actor In Supporting Role (Male) Uday Tikekar Nominated
Best Actor In Supporting Role (Female) Pooja Banerjee Nominated
Best Actor In Comic Role (Male) Sahil Anand Nominated
Best Actor In Negative Role (Female) Hina Khan Won [114]
Best Actor In Negative Role (Male) Karan Singh Grover Won
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Popular) Erica Fernandes Nominated
Best Show (Popular) Balaji Telefilms Nominated
Asian Viewers Television Awards Male Actor Of The Year Parth Samthaan Nominated
Female Actor Of The Year Erica Fernandes Won [115]
Soap Of The Year Balaji Telefilms Nominated
2020 Kalakar Awards Best Actor (Popular) Parth Samthaan Won [116]
Lions Gold Awards Best Actress (Critics) Erica Fernandes Nominated
Best Actor (Critics) Parth Samthaan Nominated
Best Actress In Negative Role Hina Khan Won [117]
Best Actor In Negative Role Karan Singh Grover Nominated


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