Balika Vadhu
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TV Show Details

Start Date: 21 July, 2008
End Date: 31 July, 2016
Total Episodes2245
Lead Cast, , , ,
Supporting CastShakti Anand, Avinash Mukherjee, Surekha Sikri, Sriti Jha, Sargun Mehta, Aasiya Kazi, Siddharth Shukla
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Plot Summary

This story is set in the backdrop of rural Rajasthan. It had 2 seasons.

Season 1: Balika Vadhu – Kacchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte

2 children, Anandi and Jagdish, are married off at a very early age. When they grew up, Anandi fell in love with Jagdish. But Jagdish fell in love with Gauri, his college mate. He then divorced Anandi and married Gauri. Anandi now marries Shiv. How the 2 couples’ lives revolve now, form the rest of the story.

Season 2: Balika Vadhu—Lamhe Pyaar Ke

This season revolves around the life of Anandi’s daughter, Dr. Nandini. She was also married in childhood. How she takes up the struggles of her life forms the story.

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TRP & Popularity Metrics

Peak Active Viewers110000
Popularity Index0.9
Facebook FansN/a
Average TRP2.7

BOTY Critic Review

Anurag Sharma
Rated 70/100
Balika Vadhu started in 2008 with the launch of a new TV channel, Colors. It has successfully completed 8 years marking the maximum number of episodes. The serial has shown numerous characters over the years. It's a good serial to watch.

More About Balika Vadhu

Balika Vadhu is a family drama portraying the traditional cultures of Rajasthan. This serial focuses on the characters of every generation. So, even our grannies show their interest in this show. Along with the good family values, this serial has dealt with a major issue of child marriage. In the first season, Anandi was the victim of child marriage. In the second season, Anandi's daughter became the victim of child marriage.

There were some controversies raised regarding this serial. One of them is:-

  • Pratyusha Banerjee left the show due to the long hectic schedules. Reportedly, she wanted to take a long break & so decided to quit this show.

Fun Facts & Triva

  • This was the longest running TV serial between 2008-2016. It broke the record of a Telugu serial, Abishekam.
  • Toral Rasputra replaced the main lead Pratyusha Banerjee.
  • After many years of Balika Vadhu, Pratyusha hanged herself & died due to personal reasons.
  • This serial showed more than 10 leaps.

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