Balika Vadhu is a highly popular Indian show aired on Colors TV. The story revolves around a feudalistic family residing in Rajasthan. The family holds strong values and traditions that it is adamant not to let go of. It unveils many social evils prevailing in the Indian society and how people are being affected by these social evils.
The story begins with the child marriage of Anandi (Avika Gor) with Jagdish (Avinash Mukherjee) at the age of 10, who also happens to be Kalyani Devi’s (Surekha Habib Sikri) grandson. Kalyani Devi is a known figure in the entire village and is much respected. However, Kalyani is a strict conservative matriarch whom it is quite a task to convince.
Kalyani Devi’s family includes many others such as her two sons Bhairon (Anoop Soni), Basant (Satyajit Sharma) along with their wives Sumita (Smita Bansal) and Gehna (Neha Marda).
The drama is currently on its 803rd episode and is still ranked the 6th most liked serial in India. Unlike other dramas of Indian Television, Balika Vadhu has earned great appreciation due to its unique content and story. It does not depict anything fiction rather it focuses on the ongoing menaces in the society and how they should be eliminated.
The star cast includes:
- Avika Gor /Pratyusha Banerjee- Anandi
- Avinash Mukherjee /Shashank Vyas- Jagdish
- Surekha Habib Sikri – Kalyani Dadisa
- Anoop Soni- Bhairon
- Neha Marda- Gehna
- Smita Bansal– Sumitra
- Satyajit Sharma- Basant
- Bhairvi Raichura- Bhagwati
- Chetanya Adib- Khajan Singh