Tanha (TV series)
A promotional logo image of "Tanha".
|Created by||Navid Antulan|
|Written by||Haseena Moin|
|Directed by||Siddharth Sengupta|
|Opening theme||"Tanha" by Raju Singh|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of episodes||40|
|Running time||approx. 60 minutes|
|Original network||STAR Plus|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
Tanha was an Indian television drama which aired on Star Plus from 1997-1999.It was a joint presentation of India and Pakistan and it included top Pakistani actors such as Sajid Hasan and Marina Khan.The lyrics for the title song were composed by Javed Akhtar and set to tune by Raju Singh. It was written by Haseena Moin, the writer of popular Pakistani television series like Dhoop Kinare, Tanhaiyaan and Ankahi.Tanha set a was a very popular drama and it received huge ratings.It was an Indo-Pak Drama and was enjoyed by the people of South Asia.
Tanha is a poignant family drama. Sushma Seth plays the role of a contemporary Muslim woman, Shakeela Begum, a widow running a prosperous garment export industry. She is the dynamic and an inspiration, who strives to keep her family together.
The series opens with the family getting together to celebrate Eid. The story then unfolds the interesting and colourful characters and the intimacy and filial love between them. The series has been shot on location in Lucknow, Aligarh and other important cities in India.
A poignant family drama, Tanha is based on a widow (Sushma Seth), who strives to keep her family together.After facing a bunch of problems and difficulties in the end she succeeds to keep her whole family together.
- Sushma Seth - Shakeela Begum
- Aashif Sheikh
- Anang Desai
- Atul Agnihotri - Arif(Shakeela Begum's oldest son)
- Sarvat Sanjar
- Sajid Hasan
- Marina Khan - Ramsha(Shakeela Begum's niece)
- Minha Zameer
- Parikshit Sahani
- Iravati Harshe - Ruksaana (Shakeela Begum's elder daughter)
- Vivek Mushran - Nadeem (Ruksaana's husband)
- Tanaaz Currim - Shanzi(Arif's love interest)
- Krutika Desai
- Sandali Sinha
- Sudhir Pandey
- Sulbha Deshpande
- Varsha Usgaonkar
- Vijayendra Ghatge
- Firdous Dadi
- Milind Soman - Aamir (Shakeela Begum's son)
- Aamir Parack - Aamir (Shakeela Begum's son) Childhood Role