Shanti (TV series)
|Shanti - Ek Aurat|
|Directed by||Adi Pocha|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||780|
|Running time||Approx. 24 minutes|
|Production company(s)||UTV Software Communications|
|Original network||DD National|
Shanti - Ek Aurat Ki Kahani is an Indian television series that aired on DD National in 1994, and was later shown on Indian television channel STAR Plus. The series stars Mandira Bedi as Shanti in the main lead.
The story begins with two friends of the biggest Bollywood production house in the country. Two friends - Kamesh Mahadevan and Rajesh Singh writer, directors and producers live in the lavish Shanti Mansion. Behind the walls of Shanti Mansion lie dark secrets of the past lives of both the friends.
Every character has a past and has something hidden, it all gets revealed when Shanti, an aspiring journalist hoping to write the biographies of Kamesh and Raj, arrives. The duo they only approve of a movie when it is appreciated by the servants of the house and tell of how they went from rags to riches.
Then are shown the family members, Kamesh's eldest son Ramesh is mentally challenged. Younger son Somesh is a failing director struggling over the script which gets rejected even by his own father. His wife Ayesha is the daughter of a film producer whose career was ruined by the duo. His adopted daughter Nidhi was revealed to be the illegitimate daughter of Kamesh. Raj's wife took to Ashrams and Sadhus, while his youngest son Nihal returns with an American white friend Michelle, who accidentally revealed that she is his wife. His elder daughter Maya is drawn to depression by her mother's absence, while his womanizer elder son Rohan is forced to marry a model Sasha after she threatens to come out to the press.
All this is witnessed by Shanti who too has a shady past, because one of them is her real father. Shanti's mother was a laborer working during the construction of Shanti Mansion who was raped by both Kamesh and Raj.
- Mandira Bedi as Shanti
- Mohini Sharma as Tulsi
- Rajesh Tailang as Manu
- Amit Behl as Vijay
- Anup Soni as Shekhar
- Yatin Karyekar as Kamesh Mahadevan
- Jyotsna Karyekar as Maa
- Vijay Aidasani as Somesh Mahadevan
- Sumukhi Pendsey as Ayesha Mahadevan
- Iravati Harshe as Nidhi Madhava
- Richa Ahuja as Nidhi Mahadevan
- Jitu Shastri As Ramesh Mahadevan
- Amar Talwar as Raj 'G.J.' Singh
- Anita Kanwal as Indu Singh
- Sanjeev Kapadia as Nihaal
- Sukanya Kulkarni ... Maya
- Salim Fatehi Rohan Singh
- Amikev Singh as Sasha
- Ashwini Kalsekar as Sasha
- "Real life Shanti". 13 December 1998. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
- Shanti: The serial that launched Mandira Bedi
- "TV serial Swabhimaan completes 500 episodes on DD1". 7 July 1997.