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Saath Nibhaana Saathiya
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Saath Nibhaana Saathiya opening sequence
Genre Indian soap opera
Created by Rashmi Sharma Telefilms Limited
Written by Gautam Hegde
Jyoti Tandon
Ved Raj
Bhavna Vyas
Akash Deep[1]
Directed by Bhagwan Yadav
Pawan Kumar
Creative director(s) Rashmi Sharma
Starring See below
Opening theme Saath Nibhaana Saathiya
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 2,184
Producer(s) Rashmi Sharma & Pawan Kumar
Location(s) Mumbai
Editor(s) Santosh Singh
Running time 21 minutes
Production company(s) Rashmi Sharma Telefilms Limited
Original network Star Plus
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release 3 May 2010 (2010-05-03) – 23 July 2017
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Saath Nibhaana Saathiya is a Hindi-language Indian television drama series, produced by Rashmi Sharma Telefilms Limited. The show premiered on 3 May 2010, and is broadcast worldwide on Star Plus channel at 7:00PM IST. Initially, it aired weekday evenings, but started airing Mondays through Saturdays in early 2014, and finally daily since mid-2015. Although set in Rajkot, the series is filmed in Mumbai.[2]

The series revolves around the fictitious Modi family, who live in a mansion in Rajkot. The show explores morals and family values of a typical Gujarati joint family. The storyline took a leap of eight years in February 2014, a further leap of ten years in March 2015, and a final leap of four years in May 2016. The series ended on 23 July 2017.[3][4] It was replaced by another show called Tu Sooraj, Main Saanjh Piyaji.


Initially, the show focuses on the life and arranged marriage of two female cousins (Gopi and Rashi) and their contrasting personalities. Urmila and Jitu adopt Gopi (the latter's niece) after Gopi's parents pass away; she is left illiterate, naive, kind and shy while Rashi, their own daughter, is educated, outgoing, vivacious and cunning. It is the story of how Kokila Modi – the strict, strong-minded mother-in-law of Gopi, transforms the latter into a confident and smarter woman so that she gets accepted by her husband. Rashi tries numerous unsuccessful attempts to create difficulties for Gopi, but in the end both cousins happily get accepted into their families and by their spouses. Kinjal, Kokila's daughter, gets married to Dhaval, Rashi's maternal cousin. Gopi gives birth to a daughter, while Rashi to twin boys. Gopi also succeeds in finding her long-lost parents, who were thought to be dead. The season ends with Gopi's biological sister Radha killing Gopi and Ahem's daughter, Meera, while Gopi gets the blame, and is thrown out of the Modi Bhavan.

Eight years later

Gopi raises her second daughter single-handedly, Kokila and Ahem are in depression, and Rashi is the new matriarch of Modi Bhavan. Eventually, Gopi reunites with her family, and the family finds out Meera had never died, but grew up as an orphan. Radha's true colors are revealed, and she is sent to jail. Then, Rashi sacrifies her life to save Gopi from an obsessed man who was in love with the latter. Jigar gets married to Paridhi, Rashi's maternal cousin. Radha returns, tricks Jigar into sleeping with her and gets pregnant. She gives birth to a girl, who is also named Rashi. Radha threatens to kill baby Rashi and tries to destroy Modi family, leaving Gopi no option but to unwillingly kill her own sister. Gopi is sentenced to 14 years in jail.

Ten years later

Gopi's sentence is reduced due to her good behaviour. Gopi comes back to find that Ahem has disowned his family and has moved to Mumbai with their two daughters, and is in a live-in relationship with another woman, Mansi. Meera has grown-up to be independent, cunning and short-tempered, while Vidya is totally Gopi's replica. Ahem and the daughters both blame Gopi of prioritizing others before family. Kokila is living separately, looking after Urmila (who is now mentally disabled), and Junior Rashi (whom Paridhi refuses to accept). Kinjal, Kokila's daughter, has left her husband and son, and is living in her parental home. Eventually, after a lot of twists and turns, Ahem returns home with Meera and Vidya, and the whole family gets reunited. However, Meera refuses to accept Gopi, and blames the Modi family of always creating problems for her.

Kokila's childhood friend Gaura Suryavanshi enters the show, to avenge the death of her brother who had died due to Kokila's mistake. The Modi family – unaware of Gaura's true intentions, get Vidya married to her grandson, Shravan; while Gaura manipulates Meera and gets her married – without anyone's knowledge – to Dharam, her son; therefore, Meera becomes Vidya's mother-in-law. Gaura tries to use Meera against her own family to ruin the Modi family, and in some occasions tries to kill Kokila and Ahem – but is unsuccessful, and after a lot of twists and turns (one of which leads to the death of Dharam's first wife, Durga), is arrested and disowned by her own family. Both Meera and Vidya fall in love with their respective spouses and decide to settle down. Sahir – one of Jigar's sons, gets married to Sonakshi, an illiterate, much to the disapproval of Paridhi. Gopi's mother also comes back to take revenge on Kokila for the death of Radha, but is killed in the process. The season ends with Ahem passing away in a car accident.

Four years later

Chirag, Hetal, and Baa are settled in the US. Gopi is in extreme depression after Ahem's passing, has not smiled or talked in 4 years. Kokila decides to accept Dr. Krishna Raheja's proposal of him marrying Gopi; on the wedding day, Gopi recovers, only to be unwilling forced to marry Dr. Krishna. Jigar and Paridhi have undergone major personality changes and are no longer the caring and family-oriented persons. Paridhi had kicked out Sahir, Sonakshi and their two sons out of Modi Bhavan, and gets Jigar's other son Samar married to Monica, an arrogant fashionista. Meanwhile, Meera hates Vidya as she holds the latter responsible for the former's miscarriage, while the real culprit is Naiyya, Shravan's sister. Gopi vows to reunite the Modis by taking over the family business, and eventually succeeds. It is revealed that Krishna is Mansi's brother, and him, Mansi and Pramila (his mother) have come to take revenge on Gopi. Kokila hires Ahem's look-a-like (Jaggi, illegitimate son of Parag and Urvashi), to rescue Gopi, and he eventually succeeds. Gopi marries Jaggi to save him from Radhika's (a con woman) evil plans, and eventually the family accepts their relationship. Gaura returns once again to avenge the Modis – she pays Chanda (Meera's child's surrogate mother) to trouble the Suryavanshis, and eventually kills her (not before Chanda delivers Meera's twins) when she [Chanda] tries to expose her, putting the blame on Vidya. It is revealed that Gaura was also responsible for the accident that caused Ahem's death. Gaura also later frames Kokila for the attempted murder of Urvashi, but eventually all of Gaura's crimes are caught. Jigar, Paridhi, Samar, and Monica move to Canada.

Meanwhile, Sita is introduced; the Modi family rescue Sita when her step-mother Bhavani tries to get her forcibly married. Later, Bhavani brainwashes Meera and compels her to leave the house, as she now lusts for Dharam. Gopi finds out that Ramakant is her long lost son, and that Vidya is not her daughter; the babies were swapped, as revealed by Ramakant's dying adoptive mother. Gopi and Jaggi go to Singapore and forcibly bring Ramakant (who is a spoilt, selfish brat) back to India. Ramakant heavily troubles the Modis, but is unable to return to Singapore due to his criminal record. After a lot of twists and turns, Ramakant elopes on the day of his wedding to Sita, stating that all of it was part of his plan. He marries Sameera (who turns out to be the daughter of Anita, Ahem's first girlfriend), who has come for revenge due to her mother's death. Meanwhile, Meera realises Bhavani's true colours and returns home, only to be berated by Dharam, who blames her for leaving him. Meera and Vidya strive to expose Bhavani's crimes, one of which is Bhavani killing her husband and Sita's father, Keshavlal. Later, after many twists, Bhavani, Pinku and Sameera are jailed. The show ends with Sita and Ricky's marriage and everything going well for the Modi family.


Saath Nibhaana Saathiya has spawned several different language remakes including Pudhcha Paul (Marathi), Deivam Thandha Veedu (Tamil), Chandanamazha (Malayalam), Amritavarshini (Kannada) and Bodhuboron (Bengali). Saath Nibhaana Saathiya is dubbed into Telugu as Kodala Kodala Koduku Pellamaa on MAA TV. Internationally it airs in Sri Lanka dubbed into Sinhala as Mage Sanda Obai on Swarnavahini.


Main cast

Recurring cast

  • Priya Marathe as Bhavani Dharam Suryavanshi/Bhavani Keshav Rathod (2017) (Jailed)
  • Shagufta Ali as Urvashi Singh (2016–2017)

Former cast

Former main cast
  • Mohammad Nazim as Ahem Parag Modi (2010–16)
  • Giaa Manek as Gopi Ahem Modi (2010–12) [Replaced]
  • Rucha Hasabnis as Rashi Jigar Modi (2010–14)
  • Vishal Singh as Jigar Chirag Modi (2010–16)
  • Loveleen Kaur Sasan as Paridhi Jigar Modi (née Mehta) (2014–15; 2016–17)
  • Bhavini Purohit as Radha Umang Mehta (née Jayanti Kapadia) (2013–15)
  • Vandana Pathak as Gaura Suryavanshi (2015–16; 2016–17)
  • Mazel Vyas as Child Meera Ahem Modi (2014–15)
  • Eklavya Ahir as Child Samar "Molu" Modi (2014–15)
  • Ishant Bhanushali as Child Sahir "Tolu" Modi (2014–15)
  • Palak Panchal as Child Vidya Ahem Modi (2014–15)
  • Hiteeka Ruchchandran as Child Rashi Junior Jigar Modi (2015–16)
  • Khalid Siddiqui as Dr Krishna Raheja (2016)
  • Kajal Pisal as Mansi Raheja (2015–2016)
  • Utkarsha Naik as Pramila Ashok Raheja (2016)
Former recurring cast
  • Swati Shah as Hetal Chirag Modi (2010–2016)
  • Jyotsna Karyekar / Aparna Kanekar as Janko "Baa" Modi (2010–2016)
  • Neeraj Bharadwaj as Chirag Modi (2010–2016 )
  • Jaya Ojha as Madhu Jayantilal Kapadia (2013–16)
  • Sanjeev Bhatt as Jayantilal Kapadia (2013)
  • Pratap Hada as Samar Jigar Modi (2015–17)
  • Uppekha Jain as Monica Samar Modi (2016–17)
  • Firoza Khan as Kinjal Dhaval Desai (2010–16)
  • Ashish Sharma as Dhaval Desai (2010–15)
  • Paras Tomar as Prateek "Pappu" Dhaval Desai (2015)
  • Seema Deshmukh as Jigna (2010)
  • Gopi Desai as Revati (2010–14)
  • Pubali Sanyal as Durga Dharam Suryavanshi (2015–16)
  • Deepak Dutta as Jai Mehta (2014–15)
  • Iira Soni as Anita Mehta (2010–12)
  • Anas Khan as Umang Mehta (2010–11, 2013)
  • Pooja Welling as Tripti Umang Mehta (2013–14)
  • Gurpreet Kaur as Neelam/Kusum (2012)
  • Manoj Chandila as Anurag Joshi (2014)
  • Shresth Kumar as Vivaan Khanna (2014)
  • Karan Khandelwal as Sanskaar Patel (2015–2016)
  • Vansh Sayani as Child Prateek "Pappu" Desai (2014–15)
  • Heemakshi Ujjain as Premlata (2016)
  • Siddharth Sen as ACP Ritesh Parmar (2016)
  • Pratibha Tiwari as Naiyya Suryavanshi (2016)
  • Harsh Rajput as Prakash (2016)
  • Anju Tiwary as Chanda (2016–17)
  • Rajesh Puri as Keshavlal Rathod (2016–17)


Saath Nibhaana Saathiya became the fourth longest running Indian soap opera, after Balika Vadhu, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, and Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah overall and Second longest running Show on Star Plus. Show continued at no. 1 position in year 2015 constantly which is succeeded by Naagin Show became most successful show for Rashmi Sharma Telefilms Limited Show got many awards including national awards. It has been no. 1 show on Star Plus for a very long time from beginning of the show. Currently last week after a long time it's regained no. 1 position all over


In Indonesia, it began airing on ANTV from 26 September 2016 under the title Gopi but was airing from Monday to Friday at 3:00 pm (Indonesia Western Time).[6]



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  4. ^ "CONFIRMED! 'Saath Nibhana Saathiya' is going OFF AIR, to wrap up on July 23". News Nation. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "A New Guy To Enter Meera's Life In 'Saath Nibhana Saathiya'!". Bestseller Magazine. Retrieved 6 July 2017. 
  6. ^ (in Indonesian) "Dua serial India baru tayang perdana hari Senin 26 September 2016, Gopi di ANTV dan Belahan Jiwa di SCTV (Two new Indian series premieres today Monday, 26 September 2016, Gopi at ANTV and Belahan Jiwa at SCTV)". 26 September 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 

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