Kohi Apna Sa
Kohi Apna Sa is a Hindi drama television series starring Narayani Shastri, Manasi Salvi, Aparna Tilak and Sherrin Varghese. Shruti, Khushi and Sanjana are best friends and coincidentally all three get married in same family. The three friends live a happy life in each other’s company, until tragedy strikes and Shruti’s husband is murdered.
|Kohi Apna Sa|
Intertitle of Kohi Apna Sa
|Created by||Balaji Telefilms|
|Written by||R M Joshi|
|Directed by||Qaeed Kuwajerwala, Rakesh Jaggi & Neelima Bajpayee|
|Creative director(s)||Monisha Singh Nivedita Basu Ekta R Bahri|
|Opening theme||"Kohi Apna Sa" by Preeti & Pinky|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of episodes||312|
|Running time||approx. 24 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Balaji Telefilms|
|Original network||Zee TV|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV),|
|Original release||15 October 2001 –|
15 January 2003
Khushi, Shruti and Sanjana are the closest of friends who dote on each other. As luck would have it, they end up getting married to three cousins—Vishal, Tushar and Kabir, respectively—and living in the same house. As they cope with the challenges of adjusting into a huge joint family, their friendship comes under pressure; but they always try to support each other.
Their lives take an unexpectedly tragic turn when Tushar is murdered and his wife Shruti arrested for the crime. Though Shruti protests her innocence, she is taken away by the police. Khushi and Sanjana watch helplessly, while the other family members condemn Shruti. Later, they are told that a police van carrying Shruti has met with an accident, killing her along with the other occupants.
Several years later, a successful businesswoman named Mallika comes in contact with Khushi, Sanjana and their husbands. Friendly at first, Mallika later unveils a ruthless plan for ruining Vishal and Kabir. When Khushi and Sanjana confront Mallika, they make a shocking discovery. Mallika is none other than Shruti, who has survived the accident, but undergone plastic surgery to fix her ruined face. With the support of a wealthy and generous old lady, Shruti has built up a new identity as Mallika. She believes that Vishal and Kabir have killed Tushar and implicated her; so, she is seeking revenge from them. She is also angry with Khushi and Sanjana for having abandoned her.
Mallika a.k.a. Shruti succeeds in getting Vishal and Kabir arrested. But then new evidence appears that reveals a totally different person as the actual murderer. The identity of the murderer, who is Roshni along with the motive for murder, is only disclosed at the end and leaves everybody flabbergasted. She killed to get married to Rahul.
- Narayani Shastri / Smita Bansal as Shruti / Mallika
- Sherrin Varghese / Akhil Ghai as Tushar Gill
- Manasi Salvi as Khushi Vishal Gill
- Hrishikesh Pandey as Vishal Gill
- Aparna Tilak as Sanjana Kabir Gill
- Puneet Vasishtha as Kabir Gill
- Madan Joshi as Mr. Gill (Grandfather Of Vishal, Tushar & Kabir)
- Anju Mahendru as Neelam Gill (Vishal's Mother)
- Neelam Mehra as Sheetal Gill (Kabir's Mother)
- Daman Mann as Raman Gill (Vishal's Father)
- Uday Tikekar as Kabir's Father
- Madhavi Gogate as Raksha Gill (Tushar's Mother)
- Mukesh Raval as Rajan Gill (Tushar's Father)
- Kishori Shahane as Khushi's Mother
- Kanika Shivpuri as Shruti's Aunt
- Sushil Parashar as Sanjana's Father
- Manorama as Elderly Relative Of Gill Family
- Prabhat Bhattacharya as Rahul Gill
- Vaishali Saini as Roshni
- Meenakshi Gupta as Priya
- Smita Singh as Urvashi Gill
- Gunn Kansara as Rachna Gill
- Mehul Kajaria as Nachiket Gill
- Shabnam Sayed as Tushar's Eldest Sister
- Sagarika Soni as Vishal's Eldest Sister
- Amrita Prakash as Kavita / Komal
- Brijendra persediya as shruti's friend
- "Kohi Apna Sa judged Best Serial at 11th Kalakar Awards" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 June 2014.