Siddharth Kumar Tewary

Siddharth Kumar Tewary (born 23 January 1978) is an Indian television producer and director.[1] He is the founder of Swastik Productions, one of India's largest production house. Currently, he serves as the company's chief Creative Director. Tewary has been the creator and director of various shows like Mahabharat (Star Plus), Suryaputra Karn, Karmaphal Daata Shani (Colors TV), Porus (SET India), Ram Siya Ke Luv Kush and most recently RadhaKrishn (Star Bharat). He made his first OTT debut with Escaype Live starring Siddharth for Disney+ Hotstar in 2022.[2] His current show is Shiv Shakti – Tap Tyaag Tandav and upcoming show is Shrimad Ramayan.

Siddharth Kumar Tewary
Born (1978-01-23) 23 January 1978 (age 46)
Alma materSymbiosis Institute of Media and Communication
Notable workMahabharat
AwardsITA Award for Best Director - Drama 2014
27th Screen Actors Guild Awards 2017
Indian Television Academy Awards 2021

Early life


Tewary was raised in a middle class Brahmin family in Kolkata. He studied at St. Xavier’s Collegiate School and the St. Xavier's College, at the University of Calcutta in Kolkata and subsequently studied Mass Communication at the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication in Pune.[3]

Notable TV shows




Mahabharat was the adaptation of the Sanskrit epic of the same name, which depicted the rivalry of the cousins Kauravas and Pandavas of the Kuru Dynasty which ultimately led to the Kurukshetra War. The show aired from 16 September 2013 to 16 August 2014 on Star Plus. It was India's most expensive series with a total budget of INR 100 crores. The show received huge critical and audience acclaim which helped the broadcasting channel Star Plus clock the highest GTVMs ever achieved by any channel in Indian Television History.[4]



Porus was the story of 2 Kings, Porus (King of Pauravas) and Alexander The Great ( King of Macedonia) and how their fates brought them face-to-face in the Battle of Hydaspes. The show aired from 27 November 2017 to 13 November 2018 on SET India. It was India's most expensive series with a budget of INR 500 crores(USD 70 million). It became India's first Global-TV series and also first Indian series to reach Japan. It has been dubbed and subbed in many languages and is already sold to over 11 countries and 14 territories.[citation needed]



RadhaKrishn was Hindu mythological television drama series that was premiered on 1 October 2018 on Star Bharat and is also digitally available on Disney+ Hotstar. The series is based on the life of Hindu deities Radha and Krishna and it has three chapters.[5]

  • Chapter 1 : Radha-Krishna's teenage
  • Chapter 2 : Mahabharata
  • Chapter 3 : Punarmilan





Former productions

Year Series Channel Ref(s)
2009–2011 Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo Zee TV
2010 Maan Rahe Tera Pitaah Sony Entertainment Television
2011–2012 Navya Star Plus
Gyan Guru Imagine TV
Phulwa Colors TV
Shobha Somnath Ki Zee TV
2013 Amita Ka Amit Sony Entertainment Television
2013–2014 Mahabharat Star Plus
2014–2015 Bandhan Zee TV
2015 Razia Sultan &TV
Dosti... Yaariyan... Manmarziyan Star Plus
2014–2016 Yam Hain Hum SAB TV
2015–2016 Suryaputra Karn Sony Entertainment Television
Begusarai &TV [6]
2016–2017 Baal Krishna BIG Magic
2016–2018 Karmaphal Daata Shani Colors TV
2017 Shankar Jai Kishan 3 in 1 SAB TV
2017–2018 Mahakali - Anth Hi Aarambh Hai Colors TV
Porus Sony Entertainment Television [7]
2018-2019 Chandragupta Maurya [8]
Tantra Colors TV
2019–2020 Ram Siya Ke Luv Kush [9]
2020 Deva Shree Ganesha Star Pravah
Devi Adi Parashakti Dangal TV
2021–2022 Jai Kanhaiya Lal Ki Star Bharat
2018–2023 RadhaKrishn
2022 Escaype Live Disney+ Hotstar
2022–2023 Nethra Gemini TV
Dheere Dheere Se Star Bharat
2023 Hum Rahein Na Rahein Hum Sony Entertainment Television
2023–2024 Chand Jalne Laga Colors TV


  1. ^ "The accidental producer: Siddharth Kumar Tewary gets candid on his journey". Indian Television.Com. 9 May 2020. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Escaype Live's gripping narrative impresses viewers across India - Times of India". The Times of India. 5 June 2022. Retrieved 5 July 2022.
  3. ^ "Siddharth Kumar Tewary's Mahabharat listed among the 20 best TV series on world television - Times of India". The Times of India. 7 December 2016.
  4. ^ "100 करोड़ के बजट वाला पहला भारतीय टीवी शो था महाभारत, बनाने में लगे थे 5 साल". Aaj Tak (in Hindi). 3 June 2020. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  5. ^ "Siddharth Kumar Tewary's 'Radha Krishna' scrapped - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 September 2022.
  6. ^ "Meet the dashing Thakurs of 'Begusarai' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 August 2022.
  7. ^ "Witness history like never before with Sony TV's new show Porus. Watch promo". The Indian Express. 16 October 2017. Retrieved 21 August 2022.
  8. ^ Baddhan, Raj (23 October 2018). "'Chandragupta Maurya' to launch in November on Sony TV". BizAsia Media, Entertainment, Showbiz, Brit, Events and Music. Retrieved 21 August 2022.
  9. ^ "Colors launches magnum opus Ram Siya Ke Luv Kush in Ayodhya". Exchange4media. Retrieved 21 August 2022.