Zabranena Lyubov

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Забранена любов
Also known as 'Forbidden Love
(International title)
Genre Soap opera
Created by Reg Watson
Starring Fahradin Fahradinov
Diana Lyubenova
Sanya Borisova
Nikolay Iliev
Country of origin Bulgaria Bulgaria
Original language(s) Bulgarian
No. of episodes 299
Executive producer(s) Ivaylo Vandov
Running time approx. 23 minutes
Distributor Nova Television
Original network Nova Television
Original release October 5, 2008 – May 5, 2011
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Zabranena Lyubov (Bulgarian: Забранена любов, lit. "Forbidden Love") was a soap opera filmed in Bulgaria. Its broadcasting started on 5 October 2008, at 20:00 on Nova Television and its first season ended on 5 June 2009.The soap opera was based on the Australian TV series Sons and Daughters.

The soap opera rotates around two Sofia families, the affluent Konstantinovs and the low-income Belevs, who are mainly linked together by a central theme of love. It not only deals with the love of siblings who are unaware of each other, but also life in contemporary Bulgarian society. It has tackled controversial issues during its first season such as: murder, arson, kidnapping, abortion, homosexuality, rape, teacher-pupil relations and so on.

Its second season started in autumn of 2009. Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov also had a part in one episode as himself.


The main protagonists consist of two families, the Konstantinovs and the Belevs.

Character Actor Background
Anastasiya Konstantinova Diana Lyubenova
Boris Konstantinov Todor Tanchev
Martin Konstantinov Nikolay Iliev
Elitsa Konstantinova Sanya Borisova
Yavor Belev Fahradin Fahradinov
Dimitar Belev Ivaylo Geraskov
Nadezhda Beleva Albena Stavreva
Filip Belev Plamen Dimov
Marina Beleva Iliyana Kodzhabasheva