Roja (TV series)
|Written by||Saregama Story Crew |
Guru Sampath Kumar
|Screenplay by||Selvam Subbaiya |
|Creative director(s)||Prince Immanuels|
|Theme music composer||Ravi Raghav|
|Opening theme||" Kavithai Polai Vandhale Roja " |
M. M. Manasi (Vocals)
Arun Bharathi (Lyrics)
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||400 as of 8th August 2019|
|Running time||approx. 20-25 minutes per episode|
|Original network||Sun TV HD|
|Original release||9 April 2018 –|
Roja (English: Rose Flower) is a 2018 Tamil language family soap opera which is directed by V. Sadashivam starring Sibbu Suryan and Priyanka Nalkari in lead roles and Shamili Sukumar in pivotal role. It started airing on Sun TV from 9 April 2018. 
Roja (Priyanka) is a girl who loses her parents and is raised in an orphanage. She later meets her father (Rajesh) without knowing his identity and when her life becomes critical she will need his help. Later Roja gets married to renowned Lawyer Arjun (Sibbu Suryan) on a contractual basis for one year and they pretend to be a happy couple in front of his family.
Arjun receives Roja's consent to dissolve the marriage after exactly one year by getting signatures in the divorce agreement. Roja accepts this agreement so that Arjun could become involved in a case related to her foster father. Arjun dislikes love and marriage (due to his traumatic past involving his friend Venu's demise), but indulges in the contractual marriage to save himself from the arranged marriage by his parents. Initially Arjun's family, except his mother and siblings, dislike Roja and try to separate them, but in vain. But soon, everyone accepts Roja except Arjun's grandmother, aunt and uncle. At one point Arjun realises he is in love with Roja and tries to make her realise his love for her.
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- Sibbu Suryan as Arjun Prathap. He is a criminal lawyer and loves Roja.(Male lead)
- Priyanka Nalkari as Roja Arjun / Anu Arjun. She is kind hearted and loves Arjun.(female lead)
- Shamili Sukumar as Priya, fake Anu and main antagonist. She hates Roja and tries to either kill her or spoil her life
- Sowmya Sharada as Saakshi Maruthanayagam
- Rajesh as Tiger Manickam (Roja's Biological Father and a famous Criminal lawyer)
- Gayathri Shastry as Kalpana Prathap (Arjun, Ashwin and Deepa's mother)
- Vadivukkarasi as Annapoorani Vijayakumar (Pratap, Shenbagam and Yashodha's mother, Arjun, Ashwin, Deepa, Roja, Kaushik and Malar's grand mother)
- Venkat Renganathan as Ashwin Prathap (Arjun's younger brother)
- "Eeramana Rojave" Shiva as Prathap (Arjun, Ashwin and Deepa's father)
- K. Natraj as Shanthamurthy (Roja's foster father and orphanage caretaker)
- Sumathi Sri as Sumathi
- Ramya Shankar as Yashodha Balachandran (Arjun, Ashwin, Deepa and Roja's aunt, Kaushik and Malar's mother)
- Dev Anand Sharma as Balachandran (Yashodha's husband, Arjun, Ashwin, Deepa and Roja's uncle, Kaushik and Malar's father)
- Dubbing Janaki as Baalu's mother, (Kaushik and Malar's grandmother)
- S. V. S. Kumar as Baalu's father, (Kaushik and Malar's grandfather)
- Akhila Ramanamoorthy as Deepa Prathap (Arjun's younger sister)
- Hussain A. K. as Navaneetha Krishnan (Naveen, Arjun's assistant)
- Sowmiya Ravindran as Shwetha (Roja's friend and housemate)
- Smriti Kashyap as Pooja (Ashwin's love interest)
- Kavithalaya Krishnan as Purushotthaman (Pooja's Father)
- Shanthi Anand as Prema Purushotthaman (Pooja's Mother)
- --- as Bujji. Pooja's brother
- Girish as Sethu ("Tiger" Manickam's brother)
- Rekha Suresh as Theivanai Sethu (Sethu's wife)
- Rani as Inspector Chandrakanta
- Neshaanth as Santosh
- Manoharan Krishnan as Maruthanayagam
- Sasindhar Pushpalingam as "Bhaiya" Ganesh
- Surjith Ansary as Rajesh
- Sathish Kumar as Shiva
- Shwetha as Lakshmi
- Vanitha Hariharan as Ponni
- Monika as Mallika
- Saif as Chinnathambi
- Dr. Sharmila as Shenbagam Manickam (Roja’s mother)
- Nadhiya as herself
- Ujjayinee Roy as Chamundeshwari
- Rani as Indrasena
- Anuradha Krishnamoorthy as Judge Sivagami
It was written by lyricist Arun Bharathi, composed by the music director X.Paulraj, and sung by M. M. Manasi.
|1.||""Kavithai Polai Vandhale Roja " |
"கவிதை போல வந்தாள் ரோஜா""
|Arun Bharathi||M. M. Manasi||2:00|
|Kannada||Sevanthi||Udaya TV||25 February 2019 – present|
|Telugu||Roja||Gemini TV||11 March 2019 – present|
Awards and nominations
|2018||Sun Kudumbam Awards 2018||Best Emerging Couple||Sibbu Suryan & Priyanka Nalkari||Arjun & Roja||Won|
The series was released on 9 April 2018 on Sun TV and also airs on Sun TV HD. The show was also broadcast internationally on Channel's international distribution. It airs in Sri Lanka, South East Asia, Middle East, United States, Canada, Europe, Oceania, South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa on Sun TV.
- The show's episodes are released on YouTube channel Saregama TV Shows Tamil after the original telecast.
- It airs in Sri Lanka, South East Asia, Middle East, United States, Canada, Europe, Oceania, South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa on Sun TV and Sun TV HD.
- The drama has episodes on the Sun Nxtapp. 
- It is also available via the internet protocol television service Lebara Play, Lyca TV and YuppTV.
- It airs on Sri Lanka Tamil channel on Shakthi TV every Monday to Friday at 11:00 (SST) from 18 March 2019 with Sinhala subtitles and PEO TV.
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- "With Sun NXT, Sun TV Network steps foot in the burgeoning digital streaming space of India". thetechportal.com 16 October 2018.