Channa Mereya (transl. The light of my soul) is an Indian Hindi-language romantic drama television series that premiered on 5 July 2022 on Star Bharat. It digitally streams on Disney+Hotstar. Produced by Yash A Patnaik and Mamta Patnaik under the banner Beyond Dreams Entertainment, it stars Niyati Fatnani and Karan Wahi. The show went off air on 12 November 2022.
|Created by||Yash A Patnaik|
|Developed by||Yash A Patnaik|
|Opening theme||Channa Mereya by Arijit Singh|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||110|
|Producers||Yash A Patnaik|
|Running time||20-24 minutes|
|Production company||Beyond Dreams Entertainment|
|Original network||Star Bharat|
|Original release||5 July –|
12 November 2022
The story actually revolves around the love for cooking and based on the culture of Punjab. Ginni Garewal is a 24-year-old woman who is full of life. She lives in her own little bubble of chaos and is desperate for a resolution for her family problems and the missing feeling of love. Ginni and her family run a Dhaba in Amritsar. On the other hand, Aditya Singh is a 27-year-old man who aspires to be one of the world's highest hoteliers. He is on a quest for significance and meaning in his life, and he finds the answers in a girl he despises. But then decides to fall in love with her , not knowing his mother is still alive . He marries Ginni. There lives are then set after 1 year she falls pregnant with Aditya's child. While Aditya is having an affair, but when Ginni finds out is just a sharade to find his mother . While Ginni helps him out to execute his plan her water breaks. And she delivers a baby boy .. And they live happily ever after
- Niyati Fatnani as Ginni Aditya Raj Singh (née Garewal): Khushwant and Gulraj's daughter; Goldie, Dimpy and Shampy's sister; Aditya's wife
- Karan Wahi as Aditya Raj Singh: Amber and Gurkirat's son; Supreet's step-son; Akash's half- brother; Rajwant's grandson; Gurleen and Marleen's cousin; Anand and Shailaja's nephew; Ginni's husband
- Swarnim Neema as Child Aditya Singh
- Puneet Issar as Rajwant Singh aka Daarji: Anand and Amber's father; Aditya, Gurleen, Marleen and Akash's grandfather; Khushwant and Sonia's friend
- Shakti Anand as Amber Singh: Rajwant's younger son; Anand's younger brother; Gurkirat's widower; Supreet's husband; Aditya and Akash's father ; Gurleen and Marleen's uncle
- Vishavpreet Kaur as Supreet Amber Singh: Amber's second wife; Akash's mother; Aditya's stepmother ; Gurleen and Marleen's aunt; Gurkirat's murderer
- Perneet Chauhan as Gurkirat Amber Singh: Amber's first wife; Aditya's mother; Gurleen and Marleen's aunt ; murdered by Supreet (Dead)
- Tanushree Kaushal as Gurraj Garewal: Khushwant's widow; Ginni, Goldie, Dimpy and Shampy's mother
- Kanwalpreet Singh as Goldie Garewal: Khushwant and Gurraj's; Ginni, Dimpy and Shampy's brother; Simranpreet's husband
- Charu Mehra as Simranpreet Goldie Garewal / Sam Dhillon: Goldie's wife; Aditya's obsessed lover
- Harpal Singh Sokhi as Khushwant Garewal: Ginni and Goldie, Shampy and Dimpy's father; Gurraj's husband ; Rajwant's friend (Dead)
- Shardul Pandit as Armaan: Aditya's best friend
- Aashish Kaul as Anand Singh: Rajwant's elder son; Shailaja's husband; Gurleen and Marleen's father; Amber's elder brother ; Aditya and Akash's uncle
- Mamta Verma as Shailaja Anand Singh: Anand's wife; Gurleen and Marleen's mother; Aditya and Ajash's aunt
- Aanya Rawal as Dimpy Garewal: Khushwant and Gurraj's daughter; Ginni and Goldie's younger sister; Shampy's twin sister
- Jasleen Singh as Shampy Garewal: Khushwant and Gurraj's daughter; Ginni and Goldie's younger brother; Dimpy's twin brother
- Dhriti Goenka as Gurleen Cheema (née Singh): Anand and Shailaja's elder daughter; Rajwant's granddaughter; Marleen's elder sister; Aditya and Akash's cousin; Harjeet's wife
- Dhantejas Pandit as Akash Singh: Amber and Supreet's son; Aditya's younger half-brother; Rajwant's grandson ; Gurleen and Marleen's cousin; Anand and Shailaja's nephew
- Chirag Bhanot as Harjeet Cheema: Gurleen's husband
- Sonika Gill as Sonia: Rajwant's friend
- Sanjana Solanki as Marleen Singh: Anand and Shailaja's younger daughter; Rajwant's granddaughter; Gurleen's younger sister; Aditya and Akash's cousin
- Aradhana Sharma as Harnaaz Cheema: Aditya's ex-prospective bride
- Nisha Gupta as Ginni's friend
- Aashi Mickey
The series went off-air on 12 November 2022, in an unprofessional manner due to low viewership without any prior notice by the channel Star Bharat. Karan Wahi, Niyati Fatnani and the whole cast were completely disappointed because of the abrupt end.
Critical reception Edit
Channa Mereya received mixed to positive reviews from critics. Gayatri Nirmal of Pinkvilla stated "Channa Mereya is a decent watch and brings along a dash of freshness. Niyati Fatnani's optimism & Karan Wahi's rage grips viewers."
Awards and nominations Edit
|2022||Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actress (Popular)||Niyati Fatnani||Nominated|||
|Best Actor (Popular)||Karan Wahi||Won|
|Popular Serial (Drama)||Channa Mereya||Nominated|
See also Edit
- Service, Tribune News. "Channa Mereya, a show set in Punjab, will soon air on Star Bharat". Tribuneindia News Service.
- "Actress Niyati Fatnani pens an emotional note, 'good things end soon'; fans trend 'bring back Channa Mereya'". TOI. 12 November 2022. Retrieved 13 November 2022.
- "Balle Balle: Niyati Fatnani learns Punjabi for her role in 'Channa Mereya' - Times of India". The Times of India.
- Service, Tribune News. "Karan Wahi and Niyati Fatnani to star in Channa Mereya". Tribuneindia News Service.
- "Niyati Fatnani: I owe my acting career to Madhuri Dixit - Times of India". The Times of India.
- "Channa Mereya actress Niyati Fatnani performs a Punjabi dance number with cast and crew; watch - Times of India". The Times of India.
- "Exclusive! Karan Wahi talks about his return to Channa Mereya: I was not ready to give 30 days a month to TV because I feel I'll burnout". Hindustan Times. 25 June 2022. Retrieved 3 September 2022.
- "Niyati Fatnani on bagging 'Channa Mereya': I'm overjoyed and supremely elated to take on this role - Times of India". The Times of India.
- "Karan Wahi's Channa Mereya to Sangita Ghosh's Swaran Ghar: 5 TV shows going off air in November 2022". Pinkvilla. Retrieved 10 November 2022.
- "Channa Mereya First Episode Review: Niyati Fatnani's optimism & Karan Wahi's rage grips viewers". Pinkvilla. 5 July 2022. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
- "22nd Indian Television Academy Awards Nominations - Vote Now". Indian Television Academy Awards. Retrieved 9 September 2022.