Balika Vadhu completes 13 years


  • One of the most popular shows on TV, Balika Vadhu has completed 13 years today (July 21). Actor Annup Soni, who essayed a significant role in the show, is reliving some of the best moments spent with the cast on sets.
  • Balika Vadhu was one of the most loved shows on TV. Based on the age-old practices of child marriage the show revolved around a girl Anandi (Avika Gor) who is married to Jagya (Avinash Mukherjee) at an early age. The roles of grown-up Anandi and Jagya were later played by Pratyusha Banerjee/Toral Rasputra and Shashank Vyas. The show starred the late Surekha Sikri, Smita Bansal and a few others along with Annup Soni in pivotal roles.
  • Now, the makers of the show have come up with a new season which is all set to hit the TV screens on August 9. Season 2 of the popular show will see Shreya Patel and Vansh Sayani as Anandi and Jigar respectively. 
  • Latest Update:
    • Balika Vadhu 2: Shreya Patel and Vansh Sayani on playing Anandi and Jigar. Television’s icon and the nation’s most favorite character Anandi is back in a whole new avatar with Balika Vadhu Season 2 and here's what Shreya Patel and Vansh Sayani have to say.
    • Television's much loved show Balika Vadhu is all set to return with Season 2 soon. The first promo of the season has been released by the channel, and it centers yet again around the evils of child marriage. In the promo, a little girl, who is dressed in a colourful attire is called beautiful and a woman says that they need to find a 'nanha rajkumar' for her. The channel on which the show will air captioned the new teaser as, "Baal vivaah wo kupratha hai jo aaj bhi samaaj mein jeevit hai! Isko mitaane ke liye janm liya hai ek nayi Anandi, ek nayi Balika Vadhu ne. Balika Vadhu Season 2 jald hi aa raha hai."

    • Tera Yaar Hoon Main actor Sagar Parekh has been roped in for an important role in Balika Vadhu 2.
    • Not Ketki Dave, Kumkum Das roped in for 'Balika Vadhu 3'- While Das has also been a part of the industry for a long time now, she was recently a part of the most successful and popular web series of 2020 - Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, where she played Harshad Mehta's mother.
    About the show:
  • Balika Vadhu is back in the news. The show, riding high on its cult status over the years and spawning one massively successful run followed by a short second season is all set and rolling to come back with a new season. We have already reported about the few names that have already been confirmed to be a part of the show so far and there are some more updates coming in.
  • In the many names that popped up, one name attracted attention and that was of actor Ketki Dave. Dave is a veteran of the industry and continues to be best remembered for playing Daksha in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi back then. There were reports that Dave has been roped in to play an important role in Balika Vadhu 3 among others. However, a recent report now suggests that Dave is not a part of the show, Instead, another industry veteran Kumkum Das has been roped in.
Star Cast:
  • In other names that are confirmed to be a part of Balika Vadhu 3 already, the likes of Rashmi Gupta, Chandan Rai and Anshul Trivedi are included. Season 3 already seems to have a lot going on for itself that can keep the fans excited.
  • The details of the character isn't known yet but while it was said that Dave will play the role, it can now be confirmed that it will be Das instead. While Das has also been a part of the industry for a long time now, she was recently a part of the most successful and popular web series of 2020 - Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, where she played Harshad Mehta's mother.
  • Tera Yaar Hoon Main actor Sagar Parekh has been roped in for an important role in Balika Vadhu 2.Sagar has also been a part of shows such as Internet Wala Love, Rajaa Betaa and Meri Gudiya. The source informs that at the moment, there is not much information about his role, but Sagar will be playing a positive character and will start shooting for the show in a month’s time. It is also been said that Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega actress Rashmi Gupta has been chosen as one of the leads of the show.

About the show:
  • Balika Vadhu (English: Child Bride) is an Indian soap opera that aired on Colors TV between 21 July 2008 and 31 July 2016 and ran for 2245 episodes.
  • The story is set in rural Rajasthan and revolves around the life of a child bride transitioning from her childhood to womanhood.
  • The soap opera's first season focuses on Anandi and Jagdish, who were married in childhood. The second season reflects on the life of Anandi's daughter, Dr. Nandini (a.k.a. Nimboli) who was also a child bride.
  • Balika Vadhu was credited as the first Indian drama to complete 2000 episodes.
  • The show is divided into two seasons titled Balika Vadhu – Kacchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte (English: Child Bride – Strong Relationships of Tender Age), and Balika Vadhu – Lamhe Pyaar Ke (English: Child Bride – Moments of Love).
  • A sequel of the series (Season 3) was in production as of February 2021 and is set to air on Colors TV
Dubbed versions and remakes
  • Tamil language as Mann Vasanai on Raj TV,
  • Telugu language as Chinnari Pellikuthuru on MAA TV
  • Malayalam language as Balika Vadhu on Surya TV.
  • Remade in Kannada language as Putta Gowri Maduve and telecast on Colors Kannada.
  • An animated series, Chhoti Anandi, was launched in 2016 and focuses on the adventures of 8-year-old Anandi and her friends. It was simulcasted on Colors TV and Rishtey from January to April 2016.[29] The animation was provided by HopMotion animation studio.
  • In 2009, the series was criticized in Indian Parliament, prompting the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to suspend its telecast and condemn the series for portraying child marriage in contravention of Indian constitutional law.
  • Balika Vadhu opened to mixed reviews from critics. While some appreciated the series for portraying the issues of child marriage, which had not been shown before on Indian television, others criticised it for glorifying child marriage
Season 3 (2022)
  • In March 2021, production for a third season of Balika Vadhu had begun. While the cast is yet to be disclosed, the series is scheduled to begin broadcast early in June 2021 but due to COVID it got postponed.
Here’s How The Cast Of Balika Vadhu Looks Now

  • Balika Vadhu is all set to hit the screens with Season 2, Have a Look at Cast of Season 1. Here are your favourite characters from Balika Vadhu, who have transformed and how over the years. Balika Vadhu aired on 21st july 2008 and had a successful run time of more than 8 years on TV. The show managed to capture viewer's love and appreciation for as long as it aired. Since season 2 of the successful show is just round the corner.
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