Kumkum Bhagya (Trans., Vermillion is my fate) is a Hindi language Indian television soap opera. Which is premiered on 15th April 2014. and is broadcast weeknights on Zee TV. The show is loosely based on the Novel Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. The show stars Sriti Jha as Pragya Raguveer Arora aka Pragya Prem Mehra, Shabir Aluvalia as Abhishek Prem Mehra aka Abhi, Mugdha Chapekar as Prachi Arora aka Prachi Prem Mehra, Pooja Banerjee as Rhea Prem Mehra and Krishan Kaul as Ranbir Kohli.
|Created by||Ekta Kapoor, Balaji Telefilms|
|Based on||Sense and Sensibility Novel|
|Developed by||Ekta Kapoor|
|Written by||Story |
|Directed by||Sameer Kulkarni|
|Opening theme||Kumkum Bhagya|
|Composer(s)||Nawab Arzoo |
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||2000 as of 13th November 2021|
|Running time||Approximately 21 - 25 Minutes|
|Production company(s)||Balaji Telefilms|
|Distributor||Zee Entertainment Praises|
|Original network||Zee TV|
|First shown in||India|
|Original release||15 April 2014 –|
|Preceded by||Bhagya Lakshmi|
|Followed by||Kundali Bhagya|
|Related shows||Kundali Bhagya Bhagya Lakshmi|
A spin off story, named Kundali Bhagya (Trans., The Horoscopic Fate), is also produced and telecasted in Zee TV, which focuses on the story of Pragya's long lost sisters Preeta and Shristi and her mother Sarala Arora. Kumkum bhagya announced that it will end 29 January 2023
The series started as the stories of Pragya And Bulbul, and their mother Sarla's hope to see them married, but as the time went by, the series revolved around Abhi And Pragya.
20 years later Pragya is settled in Hoshiarpur with her daughter Prachi, Beeji and Beeji’s grand-daughter, Shahana who lives with Pragya and Prachi and affectionately calls Pragya as Maasi. Abhi is settled with his daughter Rhea who is taken care by a governess, Meera and has also shifted his house. The Mehras are now neighbors with the Kohlis, Vikram Kohli, who is Abhi’s business partner and friend, his wife Pallavi, their two children Ranbir, Mishti and Daljeet, Vikram’s mother. Purab has now divorced Disha and married Alia. They have a son together named Aryan. Prachi gets a scholarship to study in the same college where Rhea studies in Delhi. Pragya though initially reluctant, however decides to send Prachi considering her future. In Delhi, Prachi and Abhi meet several times and develop a close bond with each other. While, the twins start their relationship on a bad note and Rhea starts hating Prachi. She constantly plots against Prachi and lands her in trouble several times. One such incidents makes Pragya return to Delhi to save her daughter. Pragya, Prachi and Shahana, start staying in Sarita behen’s house who lovingly calls Pragya as Anuradha (her daughter’s name). This leads to a lot of confusion since everyone from Abhi’s side calls Pragya as Anuradha (making Abhi also think that Prachi’s mother’s name is Anuradha), while Pragya never realizes who Abhi is as everyone calls him Mr. Mehra.
- Aafreen Dabestani as mihika; Ranbir 's firncee
- Aparna Dixit as Sahana 2019-2022 , Aryan's love intrest
- mugdha chapekhar as prachi 2019-present, Ranbir's ex wife and Akshay's wife
- Krishna Kaul as Ranbir, Prachi and Riya's ex husband
- Pooja Banerjee/Teena phillips as Riya
- Shikha Singh/Reyhna Malhotra as Aliya
- Leena Jumani/Heena Parmar as Tanushree
- Zeeshan khan as Aryan Khanna, Sahana's love intrest
- Abhishek Malik as Akshay; Prachi ' s Hasband
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