Saara Akaash is an Indian television series that was broadcast on Star Plus every Thursday at 9pm for one hour from 7 August 2003 to 28 July 2005. It starred Sai Deodhar, Shakti Anand, Sonal Sehgal, Kiran Kumar, Parmeet Sethi, Manav Gohil, and Manish Goel. The fictional show depicted personal and professional lives of Indian Air Force officers and was produced by Miditech.'
|Screenplay by||Anand Vardhan |
Ila Bedi Datta
|Directed by||Gurudev Bhalla|
|Creative director||Animitra Chakravarti|
|Starring||Sai Deodhar |
|Opening theme||"Saara Akaash" by Shaan & Mahalakshmi Iyer|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||104|
|Producers||Nikhil J.Alva |
|Camera setup||Shailesh N. Anikhindi|
|Running time||Approx. 42 minutes|
|Original network||Star Plus|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||7 August 2003 –|
28 July 2005
The series which was supposed to end in 2004, got an extension for a year due its good viewership.
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- Kiran Kumar as Air Commodore AOC Suraj Singh
- Sai Deodhar as Flight Lieutenant Monica Singh / Flight Lieutenant Monica Karan Singh Rathore / Squadron Leader Monica Vikram Kocchar, Air Force cargo pilot, Suraj's daughter, Flight Lieutenant Karan Singh Rathore 's widow and Flight Lieutenant / Squadron Leader Vikram Kocchar's wife. Also as Shazia Khan, an ISI Agent, Monica's Lookalike
- Parmeet Sethi as Squadron Leader Srinivas Rao
- Shakti Anand as Flight Lieutenant / Squadron Leader Vikram Kocchar, Fighter pilot on Sukhoi, Monica's husband
- Kanwaljit Singh as Squadron Leader/Wing Commander Abhay Kocchar, Vikram's father, Monica's father-in-law
- Anuj Saxena as Flight Lieutenant Karan Singh Rathore (supposedly deceased in war), Fighter pilot on Sukhoi, Monica's first husband / ISI Agent Falaq (killed by an ISI Agent in an encounter while saving Monica)
- Manish Goel as Flight Lieutenant Saurav Singh, fighter pilot on Sukhoi, Suraj's son and Monica's Stepbrother, Fiancé of Kavita Pawar
- Manav Gohil as Flight Lieutenant Jatin Gohil, fighter pilot on Sukhoi, fiancé of Ayesha Pawar (killed by Sikandar (Blue Fox) right before his wedding)
- Sonal Sehgal as Naaz (Cactus) / Sanjana Malik, An ISI Agent, fake ex-wife of Sikandar (Blue Fox) / Varun Saxena, Vikram's fiancé (killed by a contract killer Moosa at the orders of ISI Agent Falaq)
- Rajlaxmi Solanki / Indira Krishnan as Sujata Abhay Kocchar, Vikram's mother, Monica's mother-in-law
- Karishma Tanna as Kavita Pawar, Deputy AOC Pawar's Elder daughter, Flight Lieutenant Saurav Singh's fiancé
- Aparna Jaywant as Ayesha Pawar, Deputy AOC Pawar's younger daughter, Flight Lieutenant Jatin Gohil's fiancé
- Gaurav Chopra as Abhay Singh Rathore, Karan Singh Rathore's cousin
- Tarun Khanna as Sikandar (Blue Fox) / Varun Saxena, An ISI Agent, fake ex-husband of Naaz (Cactus) / Sanjana Malik
- Surendra Pal as Raghuveer Singh Rathore, Abhay Singh Rathore's father
- Niyati Joshi as Urmila Singh Rathore, Karan Singh Rathore's mother, Monica's ex-mother-in-law.
- Vaquar Shaikh as Mushtaq Ali (Red Dragon), An ISI Agent
- Yash Tonk as Kabir, Flight Lieutenant Abhay Kocchar's illegitimate son
- Darshan Jariwala as Deputy AOC Pawar, father of Kavita and Ayesha
- Sudha Shivpuri as Mrs. Singh (Dadi), Monica and Saurav's grandmother
- Abhimanyu Singh as Air Force Officer, AOC Suraj Singh's associate
- Rakshanda Khan as Sadia, An ISI Agent whose baby daughter gets exchanged with Monica's baby daughter
- Karan Kapoor as Parvez / Flight Lieutenant Prabhat Srivastav, An ISI Agent and Shazia's boyfriend
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