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CID (Indian TV series)

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CID is an Indian police procedural television series about Maharashtra and Mumbai's Crime Investigation Department, created by B. P. Singh for Sony Entertainment Television India. The series stars Shivaji Satam as ACP Pradyuman, Aditya Shrivastav and Dayanand Shetty as Senior Inspectors Abhijeet and Daya, Dinesh Phadnis as Inspector Fredricks and Narendra Gupta as Dr. Salunkhe. These 5 main characters of the show share a long-lasting bond by working in the series for the same period since its inception on Sony Entertainment Television.

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Created byB. P. Singh
Creative director(s)Christabelle D'souza
StarringSee below
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes1,547 (as of October 27, 2018)
Production location(s)Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Running timeapprox. 40–45 minutes
Production company(s)Fireworks Productions
DistributorSony Pictures Networks
Original networkSony Entertainment Television
Picture format
Original release21 January 1998 (1998-01-21) – present
External links

The location of the series is set in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The series premiered on January 21, 1998 and is the longest running television series in India, having completed 21 years in April 2018.

The series aired its 500th episode on January 26, 2008; 1,000th episode on September 27, 2013 and 1,500th episode on February 25, 2018. The show also re-runs on Sony's sister channel Sony Pal.[1][2]On October 27, 2018, the show entered a 3 month break period after its producers and Sony Entertainment Television decided to rejuvenate and reboot the show.[3]



The series is an investigative series consisting of criminal cases that are solved by the Crime Investigation Department. ACP Pradyuman (Shivaji Satam), Senior Inspectors Abhijeet and Daya (Aditya Shrivastav and Dayanand Shetty) and Inspector Fredricks (Dinesh Phadnis) are an elite quadro of officers, who pursue criminals through detailed investigation along with their Sub-Inspectors Purvi and Pankaj (Ansha Sayed and Ajay Nagrath) and also seek the help of professional forensic experts Dr. Salunkhe and Dr. Tarika (Narendra Gupta and Shraddha Musale) to solve high-profile cases.




  • Dhananjay Mandrekar as Inspector Sudhakar (1998–2005)
  • Ashwini Kalsekar as Inspector Asha (1998–2004)
  • Ashutosh Gowarikar as Inspector Virendra (1998–1999)
  • Sanjay Shemkalyanee as Sub-Inspector Desai (1998)
  • Pranav Verma as Sub-Inspector Shinde (1998)
  • Afshan Khan as Sub-Inspector Mridula (1998)
  • Tushar Dalvi as Inspector Jayant (1999)
  • Shweta Kawatra as Dr. Niyati Pradhan (2003, 2005–2007)
  • Mandeep Bhandar as Dr. Vrinda Wagle (2003-2004)
  • Mona Ambegaonkar as Dr. Anjalika Deshmukh (2004–2005)
  • Manav Gohil as Sub-Inspector Daksh (2004–2005)
  • Smita Bansal as Sub-Inspector Aditi (2004–2005)
  • Kavita Kaushik as Sub-Inspector Anushka (2005–2006)
  • Sai Deodhar as Sub-Inspector Priyanka (2005)
  • Rajeev Khandelwal as ACP Prithviraj (2005)
  • Vivek V. Mashru as Sub-Inspector Vivek (2006–2012)
  • Alka Verma as Sub-Inspector Muskaan (2006–2007)
  • Amar Upadhyay as Inspector Rishi (2006)
  • Priya Wal as Dr. Nyla Rajyadhaksha (2006)
  • Parinita Seth as Sub-Inspector Kaveri (2007–2008)
  • Jimmy Kunal Nanda as Sub-Inspector Lavanya (2007–2008)
  • Megha Gupta as Sub-Inspector Devyana (2007-2008)
  • Vaishnavi Dhanraj as Sub-Inspector Tasha (2009–2010)
  • Hrishikesh Pandey as Sub-Inspector Sachin (2010–2016)
  • Jasveer Kaur as Sub-Inspector Kajal (2010–2012)
  • Manini Mishra as Dr. Sonali Barwe (2010–2011)
  • Abhay Shukla as Sub-Inspector Nikhil (2011–2016)
  • Vikas Kumar as Senior Inspector Rajat (2012–2013)
  • Vineet Kumar as Sub-Inspector Vineet (2012–2013)
  • Neha Gadoria as Trainee Inspector Roma (2012)
  • Tanya Abrol as Sub-Inspector Jaywanti Shinde (2014–2016)
  • Jagjit Athwal as Sub-Inspector Vansh (2014–2016)
  • Vikas Salgotra as Sub-Inspector Mayur (2014–2016)
  • Pooja Khatri as Sub-Inspector Ishita (2014–2016)
  • Amaani Satrala as Sub-Inspector Divya (2014–2015)
  • Ankur Sharma Kabir as Sub-Inspector Karan (2014–2015)
  • Maninder Singh as Sub-Inspector Dushyant (2014)
  • Gaurav Khanna as Sub-Inspector Kavin (2014)
  • Abid Shaikh as Sub-Inspector Vikram (2014)
  • Vivana Singh as Cyber Inspector Ritu (2017–2018)
  • B. P. Singh as DCP Samsher Singh Chitrole (2005–2016)
  • Rahil Azam as Nakul Pradyuman (2005, 2016)
  • Mahesh Manjrekar as Harpeez Dongara (2010)
  • Tarun Khanna as Sub-Inspector Suraj (2012–2013)
  • Deepak Shirke as ACP Digvijay (2012)
  • Rahul Dev as Katori Damta (2016)

CID: Special Bureau Cast (2004–2006)Edit

CID 111 – The InheritanceEdit

CID got into both the Limca Book of Records and the Guinness Book of World Records on November 7, 2004 for its record-breaking single shot episode of 111 minutes (1 hour and 51 minutes), entitled "The Inheritance" without a cut which writer – director – producer B. P. Singh feels "every Indian should be proud of because no one has achieved this before". This special episode was shot between 6:30 – 8:21 PM IST on October 8, 2004 at Lonavala and was aired on November 7, 2004 (Sunday) without a break from 8 – 10 PM IST.[4]

Other Sub-SeriesEdit

CID introduced its following sub-series during its 21 years of run on Indian Television. These sub-series aired alongside the main series:-

  • CID – Files (1998–2003)
  • CID – Special Bureau (2004–2006)
  • 10 Years Of Glory: CID – Most Wanted (2007)
  • CID – Water Crime Stories (2008)
  • CID – Serial Killer Cases (2009)
  • CID – Aakhri Chunauti (2010)
  • CID – Abhijeet Ke Ateet Ka Raaz (2011)
  • CID – Chase (2012)
  • CID – Dhoom (2013)
  • CID – Mission Mumbai (2014)
  • CID – Grahan (2015)
  • CID – Karo Ya Maro (2016)
  • 21 Years Of Bravery: CID vs The Eye (2017–2018)


Marathi theatre veteran, Shivaji Satam, who plays ACP Pradyuman, had worked with B. P. Singh on many projects before CID. He said in an interview: "Having worked with B. P. Singh on so many projects (initially being the Marathi sitcom Ek Shunya Shunya), I had to be a part of CID". Aditya Shrivastav, who portrays Senior Inspector Abhijeet, was introduced in the show as a criminal but was later added into the CID team. "I had agreed to do only 26 episodes. In 1998, I was also doing some films, and B. P. Singh Sir gave me the flexibility to come and go as I felt like. But I began to enjoy the role of Abhijeet, and so stayed on", said Shrivastav. Singh wanted Srivastav to be part of his team after seeing his work in Ram Gopal Varma’s Satya. Dayanand Shetty, who portrays Senior Inspector Daya was spotted by Sanjay Shetty, a member of the CID production team in a community play in which he was adjudged best actor. Singh was so impressed with Shetty that he finalized him just 5 minutes into the audition.

CID is primarily shot in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. During the long course of the show, the series has been shot in various locations all over India. The series has also been shot in foreign countries. Some Foreign locations have included places like Uzbekistan, a major shoot in Paris, and Switzerland which included tourist attractions like Interlaken as well as cities such as Berne and Zurich. The major shoot in Paris-Switzerland was for the 2 hourly special episode "Aakhri Chunauti", and a part of the production team's 13th anniversary celebration plan.[5]

Other InitiativesEdit

Beginning on July 7, 2006; a nationwide hunt called Operation Talaash was launched, in search of a new officer to join the CID team, which ended on September 1, 2006. Vivek V. Mashru who played Sub-Inspector Vivek, was selected to play the role.[6]

Sony Entertainment Television had launched CID: Gallantry Awards, an initiative to encourage and honour acts of bravery in society on January 26, 2010 Republic Day.[7] The second edition of this initiative was aired on January 23, 2011. The third and fourth editions were aired on April 1, 2012 and April 14, 2013 respectively.[8]

On July 10, 2015; Sony TV announced the Shaatir Lekhak Contest, in which 3 incomplete stories and clues were presented. Contestants were required to complete any one story out of three. The contest ended on July 26, 2015. The winning story was appeared in episodes and prizes were also given to the winner. From the total entries, 3 winners were selected, one for each story. The result for the winners were declared during one of the episodes of CID prior to September 1, 2015.[9]


The series had many crossover episodes with many series. CID had three crossover episodes with the series Aahat, once on November 13, 2009; second time on February 12, 2010 and third time on June 25, 2010. It also had crossover episodes with Adaalat, once on December 3–4, 2010; second time on July 15, 2012 titled CID Viruddh Adaalat[10] and third time on December 20, 2014 titled CID v Adaalat – Karmyudh.[11]


Critical responseEdit

Rediff stated, "Its actors, or at least the core of the cast who have been a part of the series since its inception are so popular they have become household names."[12]

Times of India stated, "CID which has constantly entertained its viewers with unique and challenging cases is also known for its different jokes in the world of internet."[13]


Rediff gave the series 4.5 / 5 stars, and stated, "Much of the credit for CID's success should go to Singh, and its cast, especially Shivaji Satam who plays ACP Pradyuman".[12]

Rahul Hedge of Rediff giving the same ratings stated, "The crime detective series is still going strong".[14]


Indian Telly Awards
Year Awards Category Nominee Status Ref
2002 Indian Telly Awards Best Continuing TV Programme Fireworks Productions Won [15]
2002 Best Actor in a lead role Shivaji Satam Won [16]
2003 [17]
2004 Best Thriller Programme B. P. Singh, Pradeep Uppoor
(Fireworks Production)
Won [15]
2006 Best Weekly Serial
2007 Best Thriller Programme
2009 Best Weekly Serial
2010 Best Thriller Programme
2012 Best Thriller Programme
2013 Best Weekly Serial
Indian Television Academy Awards
Year Awards Category Nominee Status Ref
2000 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Thriller / Horror Serial B. P. Singh, Pradeep Uppoor
(Fireworks Production)
2002 Best Serial - Drama Won [18]
2004 Best Teleplay Rajat Arora Won [19]
Best Director - Drama B. P. Singh Won [20]
Best Videography
2005 Best Actor in a negative role Makrand Deshpande Won [21]
2007 Best Thriller / Horror Serial B. P. Singh, Pradeep Uppoor
(Fireworks Production)
2009 [20]
Indian Telly Jury Awards
Year Awards Category Nominee Status Ref
2004 Indian Telly Jury Awards Best Director (Thriller / Crime / Horror) B. P. Singh Won
2009 Christabelle D'souza
Santosh Shetty
2012 Nandu Kale


A Bengali adapted version of CID known as C.I.D. Kolkata Bureau airs on SET India's sister channel, Sony Aath.[22][23]


  1. ^ "CID completes 1000 episodes". Times of India. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  2. ^ Uniyal, Parmita (25 May 2016). "Exclusive: Currently off air, CID will be back next month, confirms ACP Pradyuman aka Shivaji Satam". India Today. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  3. ^ Sana Farzeen (23 October 2018). "CID to go on a break for three months". The Indian Express. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  4. ^ "'CID' enters Limca Book of Records". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 3 November 2004.
  5. ^ Unnikrishnan, Chaya. "Cops in demand". Indian Express. Retrieved 28 August 2009.
  6. ^ "Another hero enters CID – Entertainment – DNA". Daily News and Analysis. 15 September 2006. Retrieved 6 August 2010.
  7. ^ "Honour to ordinary". The Indian Express. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
  8. ^ "An award night for valiants on TV". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
  9. ^ "Chance to give a twist to 'CID' episode". The Indian Express. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  10. ^ "CID joins hands with KD Pathak from Adaalat!". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  11. ^ "Sony to screen a telefilm with CID and Adaalat's cast". afaqs!. 19 December 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  12. ^ a b "The TV show with the highest ratings". Rediff. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  13. ^ "Most popular jokes on CID". Times of India. Retrieved 27 July 2010.
  14. ^ Rahul Hedge. "Just What Makes CID So Popular?". Rediff. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  15. ^ a b "The Winners of The Indian Telly Awards 2002". Indian Television.
  16. ^ "ITA Awards 2002 Winner list", Indian Telly Awards
  17. ^ "ITA Awards 2003 Winner list", Indian Telly Awards
  18. ^ "Hero Honda Indian Television Academy Awards 2002". Indian Television Academy. Archived from the original on 29 May 2012.
  19. ^ "ITA Award 2004 winners list", ITA Awards
  20. ^ a b "The Indian Television Academy Awards 2009". Archived from the original on September 9, 2015. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  21. ^ "The Hero Honda Indian Television Academy Awards 2005". Indian Television Academy. Archived from the original on 4 May 2012.
  22. ^ "Sony TV's CID, now in Bengali". NDTV Movies. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  23. ^ "Bengali 'CID' to hit small screen Nov 12". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 31 October 2012.

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