Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein

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Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein
Mrs Kaushik's Five Daughters-In-law
Created byRashmi Sharma Telefilms
Written byVed Raj, Abhijit Sinha, Garima Goyal
Creative director(s)Rashmi Sharma
StarringSee Below
Opening themeMrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of episodes437
Production
Producer(s)Rashmi Sharma
Pawan Kumar Marut
Running time25 minutes
Production company(s)Rashmi Sharma Telefilms Limited
Release
Original networkZee TV
Picture format576i (SDTV)
Original release20 June 2011 –
15 March 2013
External links
Website

Mrs Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein was an Indian television series that aired on Zee TV, from June 20, 2011 to March 15, 2013.

Plot[edit]

The story revolves around an upper middle-class Rajasthani joint family called the Kaushiks living in Jaipur. Bindeshwari Kaushik runs a tight ship at home with her husband, their five sons, and the wives of four of them. Her youngest son, Karthik, is the apple of her eye and falls in love with the carefree Lovely.

Kartik's older brothers - Utkarsh and Bittu - run the family-owned ration shop while Shivendu and his wife Simran are police officers. Aditya works separately after returning from London. Utkarsh's wife Gehna is obedient and submissive who spends most of her time managing the kitchen. Bittu's wife Nimmi is clear-hearted and cheerful while Aditya's wife Ria is still learning Mrs. Kaushik's rules having come from London. Lovely and Karthik are married under special circumstances after Lovely's insistence on being with Karthik at all costs. While giving in, Mrs. Kaushik refuses to accept her as a daughter-in-law. After many obstacles and a period of living in a divided house, Lovely is finally able to impress Mrs. Kaushik and win her trust. During this process, Lovely pretends to be a maid called Dulaari serving her mother-in-law and sisters-in-law and after the charade is over, she single-handedly helps Aditya and Ria save their marriage after Ria suffers a miscarriage.

A newly united Kaushik family suffers a shock when Simran dies in the line of duty. Over time, the family overcomes the loss and Shivendu remarries. His new wife, Karantiya, had lived with the Kaushik family and underwent a change of heart before they were married.

Cast[edit]

Main lead[edit]

Main cast[edit]

  • Vibha Chibber as Bindeshwari Satyadev Kaushik (Mrs. Kaushik/Maasa), Satyadev's wife, Utkarsh, Bittu, Shivendu, Aditya, Karthik and Radhe's mother
  • Rajeev Verma as Satyadev Kaushik (Mr. Kaushik), Bindeshwari's husband
  • Gavie Chahal/Manoj Chandila as Shivendu Kaushik (Shibhu), Simran and Karantiya's husband, Bindeshwari and Satyadev's third son, Anu's father
  • Rubina Shergill as ACP Simran Shivendu Kaushik, Shivendu's first wife, Anu's mother (deceased)
  • Divjot Sabarwal as Karantiya Shivendu Kaushik, Shivendu's second wife, Anu's stepmother
  • Jignesh Joshi as Utkarsh Kaushik (Munna), Gehna's husband, Bindeshwari and Satyadev's eldest son, Gudiya and Bubbly's father
  • Gunn Kansara as Gehna Utkarsh Kaushik, Utkarsh's wife, Gudiya and Bubbly's mother
  • Mohit Mattoo as Bittu Kaushik, Nimmi's husband, Bindeshwari and Satyadev's second son, Lucky's father
  • Swati Bajpai as Nimmi Bittu Kaushik, Bittu's wife, Lucky's mother
  • Alok Narula as Aditya Kaushik (Adi), Ria's husband, Bindeshwari and Satyadev's fourth son
  • Deeya Chopra/Preet Kaur Madhan as Ria Aditya Kaushik, Aditya's wife

Recurring Cast[edit]

  • Sunita Shirole as Bhagwati Devi Kaushik (Ammasa), Satyadev's mother
  • Manoj Chandila as Radhe Kaushik, Komila's husband, Bindeshwari and Satyadev's youngest son (deceased)
  • Priti Amin as Komila Bhalla/Komila Radhe Kaushik, Radhe's wife, Kiran and Brijbhushan's daughter
  • Bharti Sharma as Aarti, Kaushik family's neighbour
  • Sanjay Batra as Subodh Tyagi, a famous politician, Lovely's father
  • Utkarsha Naik as Mala Subodh Tyagi, a social worker, Lovely's mother
  • Shiwani Chakraborty as Tanya Sharma, Lovely's friend
  • Gaurav as Abhay, Lovely's friend, Tanya's husband
  • Kanika Shivpuri as Daayi Maa, Tyagi family's caretaker
  • Ashiesh Roy as Mr Shukla (Shukla Ji), Lovely's former boss (2011-2012)
  • Jyotsna Chandola as Anamika, Aarti's cousin, Shivendu's former fiancée (2012)
  • Aashutosh Tiwari as Kundan Bansi, Anamika's boyfriend (2012)
  • Guddi Maruti as Padmavati (Paddy), Bindeshwari's college friend, Madhav's wife, Honey and Baby's mother (2011-2012)
  • Khushbu Thakkar as Honey, Padmavati and Madhav's elder daughter (2011-2012)
  • Anurag Prapanna as Madhav (MD), Padmavati's husband, Honey and Baby's father (2011-2012)
  • Menaka Lalwani as Baby, Padmavati and Madhav's younger daughter (2011-2012)
  • Ruhanika Dhawan as Aashi, Pushpa and Akshay's daughter (2012)
  • Rita Bhaduri as Naani, Pushpa's mother (2012)
  • Navina Bole as Pushpa Dwivedi, Karthik's former girlfriend, Akshay's wife, Aashi's mother (2012)
  • Sayantani Ghosh as Naina, an Icchadhaari Naagin or a female shape-shifting serpent (2012-2013)
  • Gufi Paintal as Brijbhushan Bhalla, Komila's father (2012-2013)
  • Gulfam Khan as Kiran Brijbhushan Bhalla, Komila's mother (2012-2013)
  • Rakhi Vijan as Billo Rani Bhalla, Brijbhushan's sister (2012-2013)

Characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Character Notes
Bindeshwari Kaushik Mrs. Bindeshwari Kaushik is a strict-disciplinarian woman. She lives by her rules as she believes it helps in managing a joint family better. Behind Bindeshwari's tough exterior, there's a kind-hearten and loving mother & wife who loves each and every member of her family. She is a mother of five sons and has five daughters-in-law, each having five contrasting qualities. They call her "Maasa".
Lovely Kaushik Lovely is a beautiful, cheerful and innocent girl. She believes that there is no harm in lying if it is for someone's good. She gets married to Karthik and enters the Kaushik family as its fifth daughter-in-law. However, some of her thoughts are contradictory to the views held by Bindeshwari. She can handle any situation. She loves her family a lot.
Karthik Kaushik Karthik is the youngest son in the Kaushik family. He is loved and pampered by all. He holds his mother in great respect and always follows all the rules and regulations she sets. He falls in love with Lovely and brings home the fifth daughter-in-law of the Kaushik family. Both Karthik and Lovely love each other a lot.

Supporting characters[edit]

Character Notes
Satyadev Kaushik He is Bindeshwari's husband & thus, the father of the family. He usually goes along with his wife's decisions and often shows his ideas when needed. He loves his family a lot and is not as strict towards his children as his wife. They call him Babusa.
Ammasa She is Satyadev's mother and the eldest person in the family. She is not like typical old grandmothers. She believes in living life to the fullest and enjoying each and every moment of it. She is respected by all and wants things to be finished her way.
Utkarsh Kaushik He is the eldest son of Satyadev & Bindeshwari. He runs a family retail shop along with his younger brother, Bittu. He is disciplined, helping and mostly engaged in activities related to his shop. He is married to Gehna and the couple have two daughters, Gudia and Bubbly. His love equation with Gehna suffers because of his serious nature.
Gehna Kaushik She is Utkarsh' Wife and the first daughter-in-law of Bindeshwari. She follows her mother-in-law's every word. She nurtures and keeps her family members bonded with each other. She loves to cook food and serve everyone. She is patient, forgiving to a fault and understanding but is sometimes jealous of Lovely.
Bittu Kaushik He is the second son of Satyadev and Bindeshwari. He is innocent, loving, and childlike. He helps his brother Utkarsh in running their retail shop. He is married to Nimmi and they have a son, Lucky. Both Bittu and Nimmi have been childhood friends, so they love each other a lot.
Nimmi Kaushik She is Bittu's wife and the second daughter-in-law of the Kaushik family. She is from a Punjabi family. She is funny, energetic and wins everyone's hearts with her childlike innocence. She is Karthik's favorite sister-in-law and Lovely is most close to her among all daughters-in-law.
Shivendu Kaushik He is the third son of Satyadev and Bindeshwari, mostly called "Shibhu" at home. He is tall, tough and serves in police service. His first wife, Simran was also a police officer like him but she died. Eventually, he falls in love again and marries Karantiya. He also has a son Anu from his first marriage.
Simran Kaushik She was Shivendu's first wife and the third daughter-in-law of the Kaushik family. She was very calm but capable of silencing her opponents when angered. She used to keep on learning things as she was not so good at household work. But she was a brave police officer. She died on duty while fighting with terrorists when she was being trained with her husband Shivendu.
Karantiya Kaushik She is Shivendu's second wife and the third daughter-in-law. After Simran's death, she started living with Kaushiks on Shibhu's insistence to help them because she was the only eyewitness of Simran's killers. She was initially mean and rude to everyone but she changed her attitude after living with the generous Kaushiks. Later, Karantiya and Shibhu start to like each other and marry. Karantiya is basically from a Haryanvi village. She is fast and unstoppable. She also loves Anu and considers him her own son. Shivendu and Krantiya had played the parallel lead role in the show. She is close friends with Lovely.
Aditya Kaushik He is the fourth son of Satyadev and Bindeshwari. He is young, handsome and well-educated. He is into some marketing business. He is called "Adi" at home. He is married to Ria. Both of them met in London and got married after falling in love.
Ria Kaushik She is Aditya's wife and the fourth daughter-in-law. Having lived in the UK, Ria is nostalgic about her life there but she adusts to the Kaushik family. She is fearless and does not hesitate to give her views on any topic. She has a unique sense of style, different from the rest.
Radhe Kaushik He was Shibhu's identical twin brother. He was initially mistaken as "Shibhu" when he first came home. After seeing Radhe, Bindeshwari confessed that she had given birth to two identical twin sons but she surrendered one of them (Radhe) to her childless brother with a promise of never meeting the child. Radhe initially won everyone's heart and then started attacking them behind their back to take revenge. Soon, he was caught red-handed and the circumstances compelled Bindeshwari to shoot (kill) him.
Komila Bhalla (Komila Kaushik) Komila was Radhe's wife & Mrs Kaushik's 6th daughter-in-law who lived with the Kaushik family for a small period of time. She and Radhe fell in love at first sight. She's actually a ghost who had a chance of becoming a human only after getting married. She happily married Radhe after facing several problems. After Radhe's death, Komila left Kaushik Niwas and went to the place where Radhe lived in his childhood.

Other characters[edit]

Character Notes
Aarti She lives in the neighbor of Kaushik family along with her husband, Pyaare Lal and a son, Lallan. She is fond of gossip and roams around Kauhsik Niwas. She is quite jealous of the love affection Kaushik family have and curious to get each and every piece of information about them.
Subodh Tyagi Subodh is Lovely's father who is a famous politician. He at first didn't like Kaushik family as they are not of his status. But later he and his wife, Mala accepted Karthik as their son-in-law. Their lifestyle is rich, open and modern which is quite different from the Kaushiks.
Mala Tyagi Mala is Lovely's mother who is a social worker and a celebrity. She hardly had time for her Lovely but she loves her daughter a lot. Mala and Subhod visits Lovely's house whenever they need to. They are good relatives of Kaushiks.
Tanya Sharma Tanya is Lovely's best friend. Tanya's parents wanted her to marry Karthik. But she secretly married her boyfriend, Abhay with Lovely's help. Lovely also helped Tanya and Abhay convince Tanya's parents to accept their marriage.
Abhay He is Tanya's husband. Eventually after their marriage, Karthik and Lovely also fell in love with each other.
Daayi Maa Daayi Maa works in Mala and Subhod's house as Lovely's caretaker. Since Lovely's parents have always been busy in their own lives and social activities, Daayi Maa has played an important role in Lovely's upbringing.
Shuklaji Shuklaji was the director of a theatre group where Lovely used to work before her marriage. He was a strict task master on the surface, but had a softer side. Lovely used to portray mainly lead roles in his drama plays but now, she is not an active member because of her marriage.

Extended cameo characters[edit]

Character Portrayed by Notes
Anamika Jyotsana Chandola Anamika was Aarti's cousin who entered the Kaushik Niwas with an agenda in mind. She won everyone’s heart by pretending that she is a woman of high morals. However, she was quite the opposite. She used to behave like Simran as if she was internally possessed by Simran's soul though in real she was using Simran's personal diary for this. She actually wanted to get married in the Kaushik family and became the third daughter-in-law of the family, ousting Simran.
Kundan Bansi Aashutosh Tiwari Kundan was Anamika's boyfriend who was actually a thief and also married to someone else. He wanted Anamika to marry Shibhu for the sake of money. But their plan failed because Lovely, Karthik and Karantiya exposed their truth just before Shibhu and Anamika's marriage. Both of them were imprisoned and finally Shibhu married Karantiya.
Padmavati Guddi Maruti Padmavati aka Paddy was Bindeshwari's school friend. She came as an uninvited guest, later joined by her husband and two daughters. She faked her identity as a businesswoman. They threw in a bluff of returning from abroad while their plan was to con the Kaushiks. Paddy cleverly convinced Utkarsh for a fake dealership of their business and grabbed 25 lacs from him. Kaushiks came to know about her true identity bit later.
Honey Khushbu Thakkar Honey was Paddy's daughter who came few days later after her mother's arrival. She was demanding and gluttonous. She even married the milkman of Kaushiks and brought him into the house. On her marriage, Paddy forced Bindeshwari to give some jewellery to Honey which was a part of their plan.
Madhav Anurag Prapanna Madhav aka MD was Paddy's husband. He was invited by Utkarsh and Gehna to sign the dealership papers which they desperately wanted. Madhav bluffed that he is a big businessman from the US and has come down to India to expand his business. He was actually following Paddy's commands.[1]
Baby Menka Lalwani Baby was Paddy's second daughter. She also helped her mother in their plan. She even used to flirt with Utkarsh. They instigated much drama, hurting others. But later, they realized their mistakes, apologized and returned.
Aashi Ruhanika She was a little 4-5 yr old girl who came in search of her father with her mother, Pushpa. Pushpa met with an accident before they could enter Kaushik Niwas which left Aashi all alone. Kaushiks gave her shelter. She told them that some man named Mr. Kaushik is her father which shocked the whole family.
Naani Rita Bhaduri She was Aashi's grandmother and Pushpa's mother who came to Kaushik Niwas following Pushpa & Aashi.[2]
Pushpa Dwivedi Navina Bole She was Aashi's mother and a cancer victim. She wanted to provide all legal and official rights to Aashi before her death. Pushpa was Karthik's college mate and she claimed that Karthik is Aashi's father. Later it was revealed that their another college mate Akshay is Aashi's real father who maliciously did all this.
Naina Sayantani Ghosh She was an ichchhadhari naagin (a female serpent) who was able to change her form as desired. She came to Kaushik Niwas in search of a "Mani" which she was protecting from thousand years.[3] Lovely helped her to find it. Naina was quite short-tempered. She even went against Lovely when Lovely asked her to leave. But later, she realized her mistakes and went back after uniting with her husband Naagraj with Lovely's help.
Bhaironath unknown He was an evil black-magician who wanted to steal Naina's "Mani" from her so that he could rule over the world. He was eventually killed by Naina.
Brijbhushan Bhalla Gufi Paintal He was Komila's father. He and his family had died 20 years ago and since then they were living as ghosts. They wanted Komila to get married in a good family so that Komila could become a human and rest of the family could attain salvation. It was a boon which was granted to them at the time of their death.[4]
Kiran Bhalla Gulfam Khan She was Komila's mother. She and her husband attained salvation after Komila married Radhe.[5]
Billo Rani Rakhi Vijan She was Brijbhushan's evil younger sister. She tried her best to stop Komila and Radhe's marriage because didn't want to achieve salvation. Even after their marriage, she didn't stop troubling the Kaushik family. But every time she failed in her efforts and was finally granted forced salvation.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Zee Gold Awards
Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2012 Best TV Show (Fiction) Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein Nominated
Gold Debut(Male) Mukul Harish Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anurag Prapanna to enter Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein". The Times of India. TNN. 29 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Rita Bhaduri to enter Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein". The Times of India. TNN. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2012.
  3. ^ Upasana, Mantri (4 September 2012). "Sayantani Ghosh's entry in 'Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein'". The Times of India. TNN. Retrieved 20 October 2012.
  4. ^ Bhopatkar, Tejashree (23 November 2012). "Meet the ghosts of Mrs. Kaushik". The Times of India. TNN. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  5. ^ Bhopatkar, Tejashree (23 November 2012). "Gulfam Khan bags Mrs.Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein". The Times of India. TNN.

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