Buniyaad (literally Foundation) is an Indian television soap opera directed by Ramesh Sippy[1] and Jyoti. The series was written by Manohar Shyam Joshi and dealt with the Partition of India in 1947 and its aftermath.[2] It first aired in 1986 on the Indian state television channel DD National. It was re-aired on DD Metro and Sahara One.[3] Nowadays, it is re-aired on DD Retro. The story spans the life in India between 1916-1978.

Buniyaad
GenreSoap Opera
Written byManohar Shyam Joshi
Directed by
Starringsee below
Opening theme"Buniyaad" by Anup Jalota
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of episodes105
Production
ProducerAmit Khanna
CinematographyK.K. Mahajan
EditorM.S. Shinde
Release
Original networkDD National
Picture format480i
Original releaseMay 1986 (1986-05) –
May 1987 (1987-05)

CastEdit

Actor/Actress Character Notes
Alok Nath Master Haveliram Freedom fighter and patriot
Anita Kanwar Lajoji (Lajwanti) Haveliram's wife
Goga Kapoor Bhai Aatmaram Lajwanti's uncle, Haveli Ram's mentor and fellow freedom fighter
Sudhir Pandey Lala Gaindamal Haveliram's father
Asha Sharma Janko (Chai Ji) Haveliram's mother
Kiran Juneja Veeravali / Pragyavati Haveliram's sister
Vijayendra Ghatge Lala Vrishbhan Veeravali's love interest
Asha Sachdev Shanno Gaindamal's elder daughter-in-law
Girija Shankar Raliya Ram Haveliram's elder brother and Shanno's husband
Rajesh Puri Munshi Khajanchand Gaindamal's accountant (munshi)
Dalip Tahil Bhushan (Kulbhushan) Haveliram's elder son
Soni Razdan Lochan (Sulochana) Haveliram's elder daughter-in-law and Bhushan's wife
Mazhar Khan Roshan (Roshanlal) Haveliram's younger son
Kanwaljit Singh Satbir Veeravali and Vrishbhaan's illegitimate son
Abhinav Chaturvedi Jay Bhushan (Jay) Vrishbhan's legitimate son
Krutika Desai Khan Mangla Jay's wife and Satbir's love interest
Anjana Mumtaz Subhadra Vrishbhan's wife and Jay's mother
Vinod Nagpal Shyamlal Subhadra's family friend
Vikas Anand Harsharandas Mangla's Father
Zankhana Desai Rajrani Mangla's Mother
Arun Bakshi Kanwar Play Director and Lochan's love interest
Leela Mishra chaachi Rajjo's aunt
Kamia Malhotra Kanta Suri (Babli) Jay's secretary and love interest
Mangal Dhillon Labhaya Ram Raliya Ram's son
Neesha Singh Kanni Labhaya's niece and Pasho's daughter
Neena Gupta Rajjo Roshan's wife
Shernaz Patel Kukki Kulbhushan's elder daughter
Antariksh Mathur Kaka Satbir's son
Natasha Sinha Nivedita Sengupta Roshan's first employer and love interest
Jayshree Arora Mrs.Sengupta Nivedita's Mother
Rajan Haksar Daddyji Lochan's Father and Bhushan's Father in law
Sarita Sethi Mommyji Lochan's mother and Bhushan's mother in law
S. M. Zaheer Habibullah Vrishbhan's Lawyer and friend
Pallavi Joshi Rano Labhaya Ram's Wife
Anjan Srivastav Lala Dharamchand Rano's Grandfather
Sudhir Dalvi Guruji at Pragyavati's UttarKashi Ashram
Bharti Achrekar Ram-pyari Fruit-seller Ram-pyare's wife and Gaindamal's family acquaintance
Meher Mittal Ram-pyara Fruit-seller Ram-pyari's husband and Gaindamal's family acquaintance
Suresh Chatwal Girdharilal Lochan's step brother
Child actor Pasho Raliya Ram's only surviving daughter

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Venugopal, Vasudha (26 July 2016). "Director of hit TV drama Buniyaad, Ramesh Sippy, still not paid by Doordarshan". The Economic Times. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  2. ^ "'Buniyaad' set to re-create the nostalgia of partition and popularity of old-world charm". Indian Television Dot Com. 25 July 2013.
  3. ^ "SaharaOne aims to tap Gen X with 'Buniyaad'". Indian Television Dot Com. 20 January 2006.

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