Kundali Bhagya (English: The Fate of Our Stars) (International Title: This Is Fate) is an Indian romantic drama television series and a spin-off of Kumkum Bhagya which airs on Zee TV. The show premiered on 12 July 2017 and stars Shraddha Arya, Dheeraj Dhoopar and Manit Joura 
|Created by||Ekta Kapoor|
|Developed by||Ekta Kapoor|
|Directed by||Sameer Kulkarni|
|Creative director(s)||Creative Producer|
|Theme music composer||Lalit Sen|
|Opening theme||Kundali Bhagya|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||507 as of 14 June 2019|
|Production location(s)||Mumbai, Maharastra, India|
|Running time||21 minutes (approx.)|
|Production company(s)||Balaji Telefilms|
|Original network||Zee TV|
|Original release||12 July 2017 –|
|Related shows||Kumkum Bhagya|
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The show narrates the story of Pragya and Bulbul's long-lost younger sisters, Preeta and Srishti. Preeta is ready to be engaged to Deepak, who had been in love with her since school. How ever Deepak's love is based on Preeta's beauty and majorly lust. On the night of Preeta's engagement, Raguveer- Preeta and Sristhi's dad, shows up drunk to their as guests are arriving for the engagement, leading to a conflict with him and Srishti, where she finds out her father is going to hand over their house to Deepak's family as a dowry. Preeta, disheartened calls off the engagement. Raguveer falls ill and is taken to hospital where it is revealed that he has been unwell for some time and that he only wanted to get Preeta married so both she and Srishti will be taken care of after his death. Raguveer reveals to the girls that their mother is alive, and that he has met their elder sister Pragya, whilst she was running from thugs with Abhi. He gives them the address and makes them promise to meet their mom after his death.
Raguveer passes on and soon we see the girls headed to Mumbai to meet their mother Sarla. When they arrive in Mumbai, Preeta loses the address to their mum's house in the rain. Eventually they run into Abhi, who remembers that Sarla needs tenants as Pragya and Bulbuls room is unoccupied.
He brings them to Sarla's house and unbeknownst to Sarla and the girls, they meet their mother. Sarla then finds out that Preeta and Srishti are her long lost daughters but decides to keep this a secret. Conflict starts when Srishti idolises Tanu much to Sarla's dislike, this causes many arguments between the sisters and Sarla more especially Shrishti. It is soon revealed to the girls that Sarla is their mom and in time they reconcile their differences.
In the midst of this, two sons of the rich Luthra family, Karan- a cricketer and a ladies man with a huge ego and lots of charm and Rishabh- A kind hearted yet cut throat businessman soon become a part of Preeta's life.
Rishabh and Preeta become good friends as she becomes the physiotherapist to Karan and Rishabh's grandmother. He soon starts developing feelings of Preeta, however through some misunderstanding he becomes engaged to Sherlyn, but still longs for Preeta. Rishabh's always looks after Preeta best interests and always lends her a helping hand.
Karan and Preeta on the other hand always conflict and argue as Preeta finds him to have a huge ego and is quite annoying and Karan sees Preeta as someone's who only talks a lot. Karan and Rishabh's Aunt Kareena hates Preeta as she is often praised in the Luthra house for her hard work, help and good heart,she often tries to get Preeta into trouble. Soon Sherlyn begins to feel threatened by Preeta and starts to plot against her. Srishti conflicts with Sameer Luthra however soon starts developing feelings for him. Preeta starts to fall in love with Karan and Karan starts developing feelings for her while Rishabh is oblivious to Preeta and his brother's feelings for each other. Different twists occur when Preeta is engaged to Prithvi, Rishabh is engaged to Sherlyn and Karan is engaged to Monisha.
Rishabh is a reserved person and hesitates to confess to Preeta while on the other hand, Karan is bold and always openly speaks about his attraction to Preeta.
Prithvi and Sherlyn are in a relationship and she is pregnant. Prithvi's only intention was to take revenge from Rishabh. And for this purpose he uses Sherlyn as instrument. Prithvi and Sherlyn are still married but they want revenge for stupid reasons.Later Prithvi plans to get Rishabh in jail and his plan succeeded and Preeta and Karan are trying to get Rishabh back from jail.
Later, Shristhi gets doubt on Sherlyn and tries to prove that she is pregnant.
Sherlyn faints during she and Rishabh's engagement and Dr.hab Seema finds out she's pregnant. Preeta and Karan chase down the doctor but she's threatened by someone to lie. Preeta is blamed by Kareena and is accused of wanting to steal the family's money. Later on Rishab yells at Karan for not informing him before about his plans and plot. Afterwards Karan goes to apologise to Preeta about the situation,but Preeta says it's not his fault.
Pritvi and Sherlyn conspire to have Karan arrested. They hire Monisha to accuse Karan of sexual harassment after drugging him and taking him to a hotel suite Karan is arrested and Rishab is arrested for bribery and harassing Monisha, according to her plan. Preeta testifies for them in court and they get bail. Preeta comes up with a plan to trick Monisha. Karan proposes to Monisha and she refuses. Pritvi convinces Monisha by trapping her boyfriend in their scheme and she eventually agrees to the marriage. They hold an engagement ceremony but a world class thief tries to steal a diamond for his boss King Kong. There is a commotion at the house and the police arrive to arrest the thieves. The engagement ceremony continues. The family learn about Ritwik being Monisha's boyfriend and try to entrap him in a business partnership, in which they succeed. However, once Ritwik agrees to spill all the beans against Prithvi to Rishabh and Karan, Prithvi gets him killed. Rishabh is blamed and held in to custody for Ritwik's murder. In order to save his brother from being imprisoned for Ritwik's murder Karan agrees to get married to Monisha and this helps free Rishabh. Rishabh, Preeta and the entire family then gang up together in order to save Karan from his wedding with Monisha. However, they all fail, until "Billa" the assassin used to murder Ritwik falsely claims that it was Monisha who was behind Ritwik's murder. Monisha is sent to prison.After the series of event Shirlyn and Prithvi were being married at temple but Sarla saw Shirlyn and they plots to kidnap her. Sherlyn also adds bomb in Rakhi's purse during her and Rishabh's marriage and revealed everything to Preeta. Preeta is now on a mission to expose Sherlyn. Sherlyn keep Preeta hostage at her house to prevent her from stoping the marriage. Somehow Preeta manages to escape. She reaches Luthra Mansion under disguise and manages to take purse from Rakhi. She now went to save her mother. While fighting the goons she become injured and is hospitalized. In the meantime Shirlyn is married to Rishabh despite Karan's numerous attempts to stop this.
- Shraddha Arya as Dr. Preeta Arora (2017-present)
- Dheeraj Dhoopar as Karan Luthra (2017-present)
- Manit Joura as Rishabh Luthra (2017-present)
- Ruhi Chaturvedi as Sherlyn Rishabh Luthra (2017-present)
- Anjum Faikh as Srishti Arora (2017-present)
- Abhishek Kapur as Sameer Luthra (2017-present)
- Sanjay Gagnani as Prithvi Malhotra (2017-present)
- Mahira Sharma as Monisha Sharma (2018-2019)
- Supriya Shukla as Sarla Arora (2017–present)
- Madhu Raja as Daljeet Arora (2017–present)
- Neelam Mehra as Baani Luthra (2017–present)
- Naveen Saini as Mahesh Luthra (2017–present)
- Anisha Hinduja as Rakhi Luthra (2017–present)
- Pyumori Mehta Ghosh/Usha Bachani as Kareena Luthra (2017–present)
- Twinkle R Vashist as Kritika Luthra (2017–present)
- Mrinal K Singh as Ruchika "Roo" Luthra (2017–2018)
- Aman Gandhi as Ritvik (2018)
- Rohit Choudhary as Sanjay "Sanju" Thakur (2017-2018)
- Ashish Malhotra/Mukul Harish as Akshay (2017–present)
- Neel Motwani as Neil Thakur (2018)
- Roma Arora as Sofia (2017)
- Sumit Manak as Salil (2017)
- Sahel Phull as Deepak (2017)
- Hetal Yadav as Deepak's mother. (2017)
- Vijay Kashyap as Raghuveer Arora (2017)
- Isha Anand Sharma as Taapsi (2018)
- Sriti Jha as Pragya Arora (2017–2018)
- Shabbir Ahluwalia as Abhishek "Abhi" Mehra (2017–2018)
- Vin Rana as Poorab Khanna (2017–2018)
- Ruchi Savarn as Disha Khanna (2017–2018)
- Shikha Singh as Alia Mehra (2017–2018)
- Leena Jumani as Tanushri Mehta (2017–2018)
- Zareena Roshan Khan as Indu Suri (2017–2018)
- Daljeet Soundh as Daljeet Mehra (2017–2018)
|Varun Dhawan||Ganesh Utsav Pooja|
Talking about introducing a spinoff of a popular show on a primetime Deepak Rajadhyaksha, Deputy Business Head of Zee TV, says, "Zee TV has always strived to experiment with formats and bring its viewers unique and fresh content. After the success of Kasamh Se, Pavitra Rishta, Jodha Akhbar, Kumkum Bhagya and Brahmarakshas, we are extremely happy to associate yet again with Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms to bring an innovative narrative Kundali Bhagya. It introduces a new set of characters in an all-new world and will replace our hit primetime show, Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani, which was not only a strong differentiator but met with an overwhelming response and has had a glorious run of two years."
On this, Kapoor said, "Over the last two decades, Balaji Telefilms in collaboration with Zee TV has created some great content. With our new show, Kundali Bhagya, we present a first-of-its-kind concept, an all-new interesting and engrossing show that emerges from the sub-plots of an already existing show. We will introduce Pragya’s sisters Preeta and Shrishti and the Luthra brothers Karan and Rishabh. We’re hopeful that the audience will fall in love with each of these endearing characters as we have gone through hundreds of auditions before locking the impressive young talent. The writing for this show is extremely strong in terms of characterisation and the engaging screenplay should leave audiences hooked at the end of every episode."
Kundali Bhagya in its debut week was the fourth-watched television show in the twenty eighth week (8–14 July) of 2017 in India with 5796 Urban and 4064 Rural Impressions.
In the thirty second week of 2017 (5–11 August), the soap opera became the second most-watched television show in India with 10498 Impressions (Urban+Rural) In Week 33 (12–19 August) 2017, the soap opera saw a dip in the ratings thereby recording 10097 Impressions (Urban+Rural) but still was the third most-watched television show in India. In Week 34, 2017 the soap opera further fell to 9691 Impressions but still was the fifth most watched show during the week.
In Week 37, 2017 (9–15 September), the soap opera show a jump in ratings and recorded its highest since debut, 10940 Impressions (Urban+Rural) thereby becoming the second most-watched show in India for the week, the first being its sister show Kumkum Bhagya. In Week 40, 2017 (30 September – 6 October), the soap opera recorded 11216 Impressions (Urban+Rural) and continued to be the second most watched show in India for the week.
In November Kundali Bhagya took the top spot and maintained it in November and December 2017. The show topped TRP charts in January 2018 with staggering 7889 viewership in urban markets. The show got 12.5 million viewership in all India.
After topping the charts continuously for six months with minor exceptions wherein the show stay put in top 5; its first spot was taken by Colors' Naagin. After some time, rival show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai regained its slot leadership and became constantly the second most watched in India,and Kundali Bhagya was out of top 5. However, just in following week, it regained its numbers, non-influenced by increased viewership of rival show, It came back on third spot.
The series was released on 12 July 2017 on Zee TV. The series also airs on Zee TV HD and Zee TV Asia. The show is also broadcast internationally on the latter's international distribution. It airs in U.K., U.S., Malaysia, Canada, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Ireland, South Africa, Indonesia, Chile, Philippines, Ghana, and Singapore on Zee TV Worldwide.
|Worldwide||Zee TV||Kundali Bhagya||Hindi|
|India||Zee Anmol||Kundali Bhagya||Hindi|
|India||Zee Telugu||Mangalya Bhagyam||Telugu|
|South Africa||Zee World||This Is Fate||English|
|Sri Lanka||Hiru TV||Adarei Man Adarei||Sinhala|
|Mauritius||MBC Digital 4||Kundali Bhagya||Hindi|
|Indonesia||Antv||Takdir Lonceng Cinta||Indonesian|
|Ghana||Adom TV||Kumkum Kundali Bhagya||Akan|
|Pakistan||Geo Kahani||Kundali Bhagya||Hindi|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2017||Zee Rishtey Awards||Favorite Naya Sadasya (Male)||Dheeraj Dhoopar||Won|||
|Favorite Popular Character (Female)||Shraddha Arya|
|Favorite Naya Sadasya (Female)||Nominated|||
|Favorite Popular Character (Male)||Dheeraj Dhoopar|
|Favorite Jodi||Shraddha Arya & Dheeraj Dhoopar|
|Favorite Dharavahik||Ekta Kapoor|
|2018||Kalakar Awards||Best Actress||Shraddha Arya||Won|||
|Best TV Show||Ekta Kapoor|
|Gold Awards||Best Actress (Popular)||Shraddha Arya||Won|||
|Best Actress in Supporting Role (Popular)||Anjum Fakih|
|Best Actor in Supporting Role (Popular)||Manit Joura|
|Best Actress in Negative Role (Popular)||Ruhi Chaturvedi||Nominated|||
|Best Actor in Negative Role (Popular)||Sanjay Gagnani|
|Best Actor (Popular)||Dheeraj Dhoopar|
|Best Television Show (Popular)||Ekta Kapoor|
|Zee Rishtey Awards||Favorite Popular Face (Male)||Dheeraj Dhoopar||Won|||
|Favorite Popular Face (Female)||Shraddha Arya|
|Favorite Bhai||Manit Joura|
|Favorite Khalnayak Jodi||Ruhi Chaturvedi & Sanjay Gagnani|
|Favorite Dharavahik||Ekta Kapoor|
|Favorite Jodi||Dheeraj Dhoopar & Shraddha Arya||Nominated|||
|Favorite Parivaar||Ekta Kapoor|
|Social Swagger of the Year||Dheeraj Dhoopar|
|Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actress In A Negative Role||Ruhi Chaturvedi||Nominated|||
|Best Actor In A Negative Role||Sanjay Gagnani|
|2019||Indian Telly Awards||Best Daily Series (Popular)||Ekta Kapoor||Nominated|||
|Best Jodi (Popular)||Dheeraj Dhoopar & Shraddha Arya|
|Best Actor In Lead Role Female (Popular)||Shraddha Arya|
|Best Actor in Supporting Role Male (Popular)||Manit Joura|
|Best Actor in Supporting Role Female (Popular)||Anjum Fakih|
|Best Actor in Negative Role Male (Popular)||Sanjay Gagnani|
|Best Actor in Negative Role Female (Popular)||Ruhi Chaturvedi|
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- 11th Gold Awards, 2018: Kumkum Bhagya, Kundali Bhagya and team wins most awards!
- Gold Awards, 2018: List of Nominees and Winners
- Zee Rishtey Awards 2018 Winners List: Sriti-Shabbir, Shraddha-Dheeraj win top honours
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