Lead cast
Akshara BirlaPranali RathodLead actress
Abhimanyu BirlaHarshad ChopdaLead actor
Aarohi BirlaKarishma SharmaLead antagonist
Supporting cast
Manjari BirlaShivangi JoshiSupporting actress
Harshad BirlaMohsin KhanSupporting actor
Goenka familyMohit Malik, Swati Chitnis, Aneri Vajani, Karishma Sawant, Ashish KaulSupporting cast
DirectorRajan Shahi
ProducerRajan Shahi
Production companyDirector’s Kut
NetworkStar Plus
Release date12 January 2009
Running time20-25 minutes
GenreDrama, romance

Additional details

  • The series is the longest-running Indian television soap opera, with over 3,600 episodes aired as of October 2023.
  • The series has been adapted into several other languages, including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Bengali.
  • The series has won numerous awards, including the Indian Television Academy Award for Best Serial (Popular) and the Indian Telly Award for Best Serial (Drama).


  • The table is sorted by character name.
  • The lead cast is highlighted in bold.
  • The supporting cast is listed in alphabetical order.

Additional information

  • The series is set in Mumbai, India.
  • The series follows the lives of the Birla and Goenka families.
  • The series has been praised for its positive message and its portrayal of women empowerment.

Cast changes

  • The series has had several cast changes over the years.
  • Hina Khan played the role of Akshara Birla from 2009 to 2016.
  • Mohsin Khan played the role of Kartik Goenka from 2016 to 2023.
  • Shivangi Joshi played the role of Naira Goenka from 2016 to 2022.
  • Pranali Rathod plays the role of Akshara Birla from 2023 onwards.
  • Harshad Chopda plays the role of Abhimanyu Birla from 2023 onwards.
  • Karishma Sharma plays the role of Aarohi Birla from 2023 onwards.

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