Shakuntala (TV series)

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Shakuntala... An eternal love story
A promotional logo image of "Shakuntala"
Created by Sagar Pictures
Directed by Dharmesh Shah, Mukesh Singh, Noel Smith, Swapnil Shahane
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi / Sanskrit
No. of episodes 104
Producer(s) Sagar Pictures
Running time approx. 24 minutes
Original network STAR One
Picture format 480i (SDTV),
Original release 2 February 2009 - 6 July 2009

Shakuntala is an Indian television series that premiered on 2 February 2009 and aired until 6 July 2009.


The story is a fairy tale about a baby who was found by the Sage Kanva who gives her refuge in his ashram and raises her like his own daughter. Shakuntala grows up to be a breathtaking beauty (known to be as beautiful as a goddess).

She meets King Dushyanta who is completely smitten. He approaches her, wins her heart and gives her his Royal seal, his Ring.

Circumstances separate Shakuntala from King Dushyant, and she pines for her love to return.

In Hinduism Shakuntala (Sanskrit: शकुन्तला, Śakuntalā) is the wife of Dushyanta and the mother of Emperor Bharata. Her story is told in the Mahabharata and dramatized by Kalidasa in his play Abhijñānaśākuntala (The Sign of Shakuntala).


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