Vanshaj (transl. Descendant) is an Indian family drama series that premiered on 12 June 2023 on Sony SAB and streams digitally on Sony LIV. Produced by Siddharth Kumar Tewary under Swastik Productions, It stars Anjali Tatrari, Mahir Pandhi, Puneet Issar and Mohit Kumar in key roles.[1][2]

Vanshaj
Genre
Created bySiddharth Kumar Tewary
Written by
  • Shobhit Jaiswal
  • Sameer Mishra
  • Rishabh Sharma
Starring
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of episodes318 (list of episodes)
Production
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time20–25 minutes
Production companySwastik Pictures
Original release
NetworkSony SAB
Release12 June 2023 (2023-06-12) –
present (present)

Synopsis

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Yuvika, a talented young woman, clashes with her cousin Digvijay, a talented, aimless and an egoistic young man over the inheritance of the family business for determining the successor based on their competence.

Cast

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Main

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  • Anjali Tatrari as
    • Yuvika "Yuvi" Mahajan: Premraj and Bhumi's elder daughter; Arjun and Isha's elder sister; Digvijay, Shanaya and Miraya's cousin; Digvijay's rival; Kartik's ex-fiancée; Neel's girlfriend. (2023–present)
    • Chinki Kaur: Yuvika's lookalike; Digvijay's secretary turned friend. (2024-present)
  • Mahir Pandhi as Digvijay "DJ" Mahajan: Dhanraj and Gargi's son; Miraya's brother; Yuvika, Arjun, Isha and Shanaya's cousin; Simone's ex-boyfriend; Roohi's ex-husband; Yugvijay's father; Koyal's fiance. (2023–present)
  • Puneet Issar as Bhanupratap "Dada Babu" Mahajan: Shanti Prasad's eldest son; Shobhana's step-son; Shubhadra, Dhanraj and Premraj's half-brother and father-figure. (2023–present)
  • Mohit Kumar as Neel Bharadwaj: Vidur's son; Yuvika's boyfriend; Kabeer's collegemate and junior. (2023–present)[3]

Recurring

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  • Kavita Kapoor as Shobhana Mahajan: Shanti Prasad's widow; Shubhadra and Dhanraj's mother; Bhanupratap and Premraj's step-mother; Digvijay, Miraya and Shanaya's grandmother; Yuvika, Arjun and Isha's step-grandmother; Yugvijay's great-grandmother. (2023)
  • Leena Balodi as Devyani Verma: Shanti Prasad's ex–lover; Premraj's mother; Yuvika, Arjun and Isha's grandmother. (2023)
  • Gireesh Sahdev as Dhanraj Mahajan: Shanti Prasad and Shobhana's son; Shubhadra's brother; Bhanupratap and Premraj's half-brother; Gargi's husband; Digvijay and Miraya's father; Yugvijay's grandfather. (2023–present)
  • Parinita Seth as Gargi Mahajan: Dhanraj's wife; Digvijay and Miraya's mother; Yugvijay's grandmother. (2023–present)
  • Akshay Anand as Premraj "Prem" Mahajan:[4] Shanti Prasad and Devyani Verma's son; Shobhana's step-son; Bhanupratap, Subhadra and Dhanraj's half-brother; Vidur's childhood best friend; Bhoomi's husband; Yuvika, Arjun and Isha's father. (2023)
  • Gurdeep Kohli as Bhoomi Mahajan:[5] Kunal and Premraj's widow; Yuvika, Arjun and Isha's mother. (2023–present)
  • Buneet Kapoor as Arjun Mahajan: Premraj and Bhoomi's son; Yuvika and Isha's brother; Digvijay, Miraya and Shanaya's cousin; Simone's friend. (2023–present)
  • Kanchan Dubey as Isha "Ishu" Mahajan: Premraj and Bhoomi's younger daughter; Yuvika and Arjun's sister; Digvijay, Miraya and Shanaya's cousin. (2023–present)
  • Aliraza Namdar as Vidur Bharadwaj: Premraj's childhood best friend; Neel's father. (2023–present)
  • Sheena Bajaj as Roohi Shroff (formerly: Mahajan): Digvijay's ex-wife; Yugvijay's mother. (2023–present)
  • Mamata Verma as Shubhadra (nee: Mahajan): Shanti Prasad and Shobhana's daughter; Dhanraj's sister; Bhanupratap and Premraj's half-sister; Shanaya's mother (2023–present)
  • Prerna Singh Khawas as Miraya Mahajan: Dhanraj and Gargi's daughter; Digvijay's sister; Yuvika, Arjun, Isha and Shanaya's cousin; Nikhil's widow. (2023)
    • Gitanjali Mangal replaced Khawas as Miraya. (2024-present)
  • Aarzoo Bathla as Shanaya: Subhadra's daughter; Digvijay, Yuvika, Miraya, Arjun and Isha's cousin. (2023)
  • Praneet Bhat as Jogi Singh: A reporter keenly interested in Mahajans (2023)
  • Harveer Singh as Diamond Singh: Mahajans' househelp (2023-2024)
  • Zaan Khan as Kartik:[6] Yuvika's childhood friend; ex–boyfriend and ex-fiance (2023)
  • Sheetal Tiwari as Simone Kalre: Digvijay's ex-girlfriend; Arjun's former love-interest; A professional photographer (2023–2024)
  • Shweta Dadhich as Avni D'Souza: Prem's former secretary; Pari's mother (2023)
  • Prakash Ramchandani as Mr. Shroff: Roohi's father (2023)
  • Sarwar Ahuja as Kabeer Oberoi: Mahajan's primary shareholder; Neel's collegemate and senior; Yuvika's enemy-turned-ally (2023–2024)
  • Nisha Nagpal as Koyal Verma: Srishti's daughter; Digvijay's fiancée (2024-present)
  • Priti Narnaware as Rose: Yuvika's ex-secretary (2024-present)
  • Utkarsha Naik as Srishti Verma: Koyal's mother (2024-present)
  • Sriju Tripathi as Baby Yugvijay 'UJ' Mahajan: Roohi and Digvijay's son (2024-present)
  • Behzad Khan as Yuvraj Multani: Yuvika's saviour and ex-boss. (2024–present)[7]
  • Gurpreet Singh as Rafeek Beg (2024)
  • Aryan Arora as Nikhil: Miraya's husband; Digvijay's former secretary (2024)

Guest

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Production

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Filming

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The filming of the series began in May 2023 in Rishikesh.[8]

Crossover

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From October to November 2023, Gulki Joshi from Maddam Sir appeared as a guest reprising the role of Haseena Malik.[9]

References

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  1. ^ "Exclusive! Anjali Tatrari and Mahir Pandhi in Siddharth Kumar Tewary's next". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 May 2023.
  2. ^ "Puneet Issar, Kavita Kapoor and Gurdip Punjj to feature in Siddharth Kumar Tewary's Vanshaj". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 May 2023.
  3. ^ "Mohit Kumar to play rebellious son in television show 'Vanshaj'". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 25 June 2023. Retrieved 26 June 2023.
  4. ^ "'Vanshaj' actor Akshay Anand says the show offers valuable lesson about trust". The Times of India. 17 June 2023. ISSN 0971-8257. Archived from the original on 21 June 2023. Retrieved 22 June 2023.
  5. ^ "Gurdip Punjj opens up about her upcoming show Vanshaj, her character and more". The Times of India. 31 May 2023. ISSN 0971-8257. Archived from the original on 22 June 2023. Retrieved 22 June 2023.
  6. ^ "Exclusive: After Maitree, Zaan Khan joins the cast of Vanshaj". The Times of India. 17 May 2023. ISSN 0971-8257. Archived from the original on 21 June 2023. Retrieved 22 June 2023.
  7. ^ "Behzad Khan on his role in Vanshaj: My character is mysterious and has many shades". 16 March 2024.
  8. ^ "Shooting for Vanshaj begins in Rishikesh". The Tribune India. Archived from the original on 23 June 2023. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  9. ^ "Haseena Malik to save Yuvika's life in upcoming narrative of 'Vanshaj'". Archived from the original on 11 October 2023. Retrieved 9 October 2023 – via The Economic Times - The Times of India.