Mere Angne Mein
Mere Angne Mein (Family Affairs) was an Indian soap opera that aired on Star Plus from 15 June 2015 to 5 August 2017. The show starred Krutika Desai Khan, Ekta Kaul, Karam Rajpal, Richa Mukherjee and Ananya Khare as main leads.
|Mere Angne Mein|
|Created by||Sphere Origins|
|Written by||Concept & story|
Episodic story & screenplay
|Directed by||Partho Mitra (2015–17)|
Vinayak Choube (2017)
|Creative director||Shikha Vij|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||770|
|Executive producer||Aayush Agrawal|
Comall Sunjoy Waddhwa
|Running time||21 minutes / 43 minutes|
|Production company||Sphere Origins|
|Original network||STAR Plus|
|Original release||15 June 2015 –|
5 August 2017
Mere Angne Mein showcases the lives of the Shrivastavs, a typically middle-class family in Mughalsarai, Uttar Pradesh, India. Shanti is the family matriarch who handles the family affairs in her own style and has complete control over other family members and their activities in the house. When the new bride Riya enters the family on marrying Shivam, she is in conflict with the established order of the house and Shanthi. In addition, the extended family of Shrivastavs has a dysfunctional family of her daughter, Sarla. The story is interwoven with these two families' saga of incoherent conflict and how small incidents create a major crisis.
- Krutika Desai Khan as Shanti Ajmera Srivastava/ Shashikala/ Ammaji: Naresh's sister; Basesarnath's widow; Sarla and Raghav's mother (2015–17)
- Karam Rajpal as Shivam Srivastava/ Bullet Raja: Kaushalya and Raghav's son; Preeti and Namita's brother; Riya's Husband; (then remarries after Riya's death) Aarti's husband (2015–17)
- Ekta Kaul as Riya Mathur Srivastava: Anupam's daughter; Shivam's first wife (2015–17)
- Richa Mukherjee as Aarti Srivastava/Charni: Shivam's second wife (2017)
- Suchita Trivedi as Kaushalya Mehat Srivastava/ Khusiya: Raghav's wife; Shivam, Preeti and Namita's mother (2015–17)
- Ananya Khare as Sarla Srivastava Agarwal: Shanti and Basesarnath's daughter; Raghav's sister; Ashok's wife; Parineeta, Amit and Sonal's mother (2015–17)
- Varun Badola as Raghav Srivastava: Shanti and Basesarnath's son; Sarla's brother; Kaushalya's husband; Shivam, Preeti and Namita's father (2015–17)
- Ishaan Singh Manhas as Golu Singh (2017)
- Charu Asopa as Preeti Srivastava Khare/ Preetya: Kaushalya and Raghav's daughter; Shivam and Namita's sister; Nand Kishore's wife (2015–17)
- Dushyant Wagh as Nand Kishore Khare/Nandu; Preeti's husband (2016–17)
- Garima Parihar as Namita Srivastava Sinha/Nimmi; Kaushalya and Raghav's daughter; Shivam and Preeti's sister; Vyom's widow (2015–17)
- Roshni Rastogi as Rani Chauhan Agarwal/Raniya; Amit's wife (2015–17)
- Pallavi Gupta as Parineeta Agarwal Sinha/Pari; Ashok and Sarla's daughter Amit and Sonal's sister (2015–17)
- Neeraj Malviya as Amit Agarwal; Ashok and Sarla's son; Parineeta and Sonal's brother; Rani's husband (2015–17)
- Ashiesh Roy as Ashok Agarwal; Sarla's husband; Parineeta, Amit and Sonal's father (2015–17)
- Abhilash Chaudhary as Ramesh (2016–17)
- Anuj Thakur as Chandra (2017)
- Shreya Laheri as Sonal Agarwal; Ashok and Sarla's daughter; Parineeta and Amit's sister (2015–16)
- Akankssha Bhatia as Bunty (2015–16)
- Abhishek Singh Pathania/Shresth Kumar as Vyom Sinha; Namita's husband (2015–16)
- Sudhir Pandey as Naresh Ajmera (2015)
- Pratima Kazmi/Amita Udgata as Laleshwari Sahay/Laliya (2015)
- Yaseer Nomani as Munna (2016)
- Vijay Kalvani as Krishan Gupta (2015–16)
- Shraman Jain as Mohit "Mihir" Pahuja (2015–16)
- Wasim Mushtaq as Sujeev Sinha (2015–16)
- Suniil Raghuvansh as Bhooshit Chauhan
- Pawan Chopra as Anupam Mathur (2015–16)
- Neelu Kohli as Sharmili Sinha (2016)
- Puja Sharma as Chanda (2016)
- Varun Jain as Pramod Prasad (2017)
- Ritesh M Shukla as Jokar chor (2017)
In June 2016, Nilu Kohli quit being unhappy with her character shaping up.
In October 2016, Ekta Kaul took break from the series for her holiday. But soon after it when she returned to shoot, that day due to Dengue she took break from shoot and the script was rewritten for her absence. In February 2017, lead Ekta Kaul quit owning personal reasons and her character was killed after giving birth. In the same month, Ananya Khare quit stating multiple reasons. After Kaul's exit, Richa Mukherjee was cast as new female lead Aarthi. However, after Kaul and Khare's exit, as the ratings declined, it went off air on 5 August 2017.
- "'I take life as it comes'". Tribune India.
- "Abhishek Singh Pathania out of Mere Angne Mein; Shresth Kumar to enter".
- "Puja Sharma to enter Mere Angne Mein". The Times of India.
- "Nilu Kohli out of 'Mere Angne Mein'". The Times of India.
- "Ekta Kaul missing in action - Times of India". Times of India. 4 November 2016.
- "Ekta Kaul quits popular TV show Mere Angne Mein. And this is the reason". Hindustan Times.
- "Ananya Khare quits Mere Angne Mein, Is Krutika Desai responsible?". The Times of India.
- "Richa Mukherjee replaces Ekta Kaul with a meek character as the lead in Mere Angne Mein". Hindustan Times.
- "'Mere Angne Mein' to go off air in the last week of July". The Times of India.
- "SHOCKING! Star Plus show MERE ANGNE MEIN to go OFF AIR". 24 May 2017.