Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki
Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki (English: She Who Lives in a Palace) is an Indian Hindi language Indian television series that aired on Sahara One channel. The series ran from 30 May 2005 and ended on 20 January 2011 every Monday to Friday at 9pm it became the longest running television production of Rajshri Productions and the most successful show on the channel. The show was the channel's top TRP earner even beating rival network shows at the 9pm slot, over the years gaining a cult following and developing a huge fandom. It was also dubbed in Tamil as Periya Idattu Penn. It also ran on Dangal TV. Lyricist Raghvendra Singh was the creative director of this serial.
|Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki|
|Written by||Shashi Mittal |
Sumeet Hukamchand Mittal Raghvendra Singh(Creative Writer)
|Directed by||Kaushik Ghatak |
|Opening theme||Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki - Udit Narayan|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of episodes||1,387|
|Producer||Kavita K. Barjatya|
|Running time||approx. 25 minutes|
|Production company||Rajshri Productions|
|Original network||Sahara One|
|Original release||30 May 2005 –|
20 January 2011
The successful show ran for five years. During the course of the first year of the show's run, the protagonist of the show is Rani Mittal (Reena Kapoor), a rich girl who gets married into a poor family and learns to adjust to lower middle class life. After the death of her first husband Raj Goyal, her family gets her married to her husband's rich look-alike Prince Thapar.
20 Years later
During the second year of the show's run, after the deaths of Rani and Prince, their daughter Pari Thapar becomes the show's protagonist. Pari looks exactly like her mother. The show focuses on Pari's life, her first crush in college, her marriage to her soul-mate Saumya Parashar (Aamir Ali), and the many obstacles she has to face during her married life. Saumya dies after falling from a cliff, trying to save his cousin Sameer (Vikram Acharya). Pari, who is pregnant at that time, soon goes into labour. Dr. Manav Kumar, a famous obstetrician, supervises her delivery. Coincidentally, Manav's wife, Pallavi, also delivers a baby boy on the same day, and her delivery is overseen by Manav's friend Dr. Saurav. Pallavi dies in childbirth, and Pari's newborn son dies, too. In order to save Pari from another shock, so soon after losing her husband, Manav selflessly hands over his son to her. Pari assumes that the baby is her own son, and brings him up. The child is named Shubham. In time, Dr. Manav begins to miss his son and often finds excuses to meet him. When Pari and her family object to this, Manav attempts suicide in a fit of depression. He survives but loses his balance of mind. Dr. Saurav tells Pari the truth about the exchange of babies in the hospital. She then decides to bring Manav and Shubham together. Pari marries Manav and nurses him back to his senses. Pari and Manav live happily with Shubham and also adopt a little orphan girl named Rani. A freak accident at school causes Rani to lose her eyesight but Manav and Pari take care of her. Then one day Pari has an accident, which leads to serious health complications. She realizes that she is dying and donates her eyes to Rani.
15 Years later
Both Manav and Pari dead, their children Shubham and Rani are both doctors. Rani marries Rishabh (Karan Grover), the son of an aristocratic family only to realise that Rishabh and his brothers have lost all their wealth. They live in a rundown house and constantly quarrel. Rishabh has no proper education and is indifferent to his wife. With great courage and patience, Rani sets about reforming her new family and restoring order to their home. Encouraged by her, Rishabh takes up a job. Slowly, love blossoms between the couple. Eventually they regain their inheritance and move into their grand ancestral house. However, their happiness is short-lived, as Rishabh and his brothers die in a tragic accident. Rani is left to fend for herself, her three widowed sisters-in-law, a blind uncle-in-law and two small children of Rishabh's brothers.
Rani and her family move to Mumbai. After many hardships, Rani and all her sisters-in-law get re-married. Rani's new husband, also named Rishabh (Sameer Sharma), is a wealthy businessman. Rani's new life with Rishabh and his large joint family is not easy. She faces many hurdles and goes through testing times. All ends well in the end and Rani lives happily ever after with her new family.
- Reena Kapoor as Rani Mittal / Rani Raj Goyal / Rani Prince Thapar 
- Alok Nath as Yashvardhan Mittal, Rani's father
- Lata Sabharwal as Shalini Mittal
- Arjun Punj / Kashif Khan as Raj Goyal
- Prashant Bhatt as Manoj Goyal
- Resham Tipnis as Kamna Manoj Goyal
- Aanjjan Srivastav as Rajendra Goyal
- Shagufta Ali as Surekha Rajendra Goyal / Danima
- Kashif Khan / Arjun Punj as Prince Thapar
- Khyaati Khandke Keswani as Neha Prince Thapar
- Supriya Karnik as Sheena Jamnadas Thapar
- Anang Desai as Jamnadas (JD) Thapar
- Amrapali Gupta as Tanya Thapar
- Rushad Rana as Karan
- Anupam Bhattacharya as Puneet, Shalini's Husband
- Gulrez Khan as Shilpa
- Karuna Pandey as Madhu
- Madhumalti Kapoor as Mai
- Aanchal Anand as Saloni Goyal, Raj's Younger Sister
- Mehul Nisar as Saloni's Husband
- Tushar Dalvi as Rani's Eldest Brother-In-Law
- Rupini as Shetal Mittal Rani's Elder sister
- Saurabh Dubey as Hari Kaka
- Ritu Vashisht as Komal Mittal / Jindal / Malhotra
- Reena Kapoor as Pari Thapar / Pari Saumya Parashar / Pari Manav Kumar
- Aamir Ali as Saumya Parashar 
- Kanika kohli as Khushi Thapar / Khushi Rohit Mehra
- Madhvi Gogate as Raksha Mehra
- Ankur Nayyar as Rohit Mehra, Khushi's husband
- Iira Soni as Riya Mehra
- Gayatri Choudhari as Ishana Parashar / Ishana Aditya Thapar
- Hemant Thatte as Aditya (Aryan) Thapar, Ishana's husband
- Sonia Rakkar as Neha Prince Thapar
- Arun Bali as Vikrant Raj Parashar
- Nimai Bali as Abhay Parashar
- Kamya Panjabi as Kamya Abhay Parashar
- Vikram Acharya as Sameer Parashar
- Usha Bachani as Shelly Vijay Parashar
- Nisha Sareen as Alisha Sameer Parashar
- Sanjeev Seth as Abhay Parashar
- Krutika Desai Khan as Kamya Abhay Parashar
- Supriya Shukla as Nirmala Sanjay Parashar
- Rajesh Balwani as Sanjay Parashar
- Farida Dadi as Mrs. Parashar (Saumya's Grandmother & Pari's Grandmother-in-law)
- S. M. Zaheer as Vikrant Raj Parashar
- Pramatesh Mehta as Sanjana's Father
- Niyati Joshi as Sanjana's Mother
- Poonam Joshi as Sanjana, Saumya's friend who he has an affair with 
- Jaya Bhattacharya as Savitri
- Smita Singh as Chameli
- Tiya Gandwani as Mahika
- Shital Thakkar as Pallavi Manav Kumar
- Vinay Jain as Dr. Manav Kumar
- Snehal Sahay as Dolly Kumar
- Rakesh Paul as Dev Prakash (DP) Kumar
- Pubali Sanyal as Jyoti Dev Prakash Kumar
- Badrul Islam as Bajranji
- Surendra Pal as Guruji
- Neelam Mehra as Mrs. Kumar
- Amita Nangia as Mahika's Mother
- Neha Janpandit  / Reena Kapoor as Dr. Rani Kumar / Rani Rishabh Rathore / Rani Rishabh Johri
- Manoj Bidwai as Shubham Kumar, Manav's son
- Karan Grover as Rishabh Rathore, Rani's first husband and an aristocrat 
- Faizal Gazi as Varun Rathore
- Neha Desai as Payal Varun Rathore / Payal Shekhar Agarwal
- Akhil Ghai as Virat Rathore
- Poonam Gulati as Kamini Virat Rathore
- Aditya Sharma as Laddoo Rathore
- Aliraza Namdar as Harishchandra Rathore
- Renuka Bondre as Lilavati Harishchandra Rathore
- Yashodhan Rana as Dharam Rathore
- Bhairavi Raichura as Janki Dharam Rathore / Menka
- Parth Mehrotra as Jai Rathore
- Preeti Chaudhary as Rajni Jai Rathore / Rajni Deven Sharma
- Sameer Sharma as Rishabh Johri, Rani Kumar's second husband
- Abir Goswami as Akash Johri
- Ridheema Tiwari as Ayesha Johri
- Amit Singh Thakur as Pradeep Johri
- Suhasini Mulay as Nirmala Johri
- Guddi Maruti as Sweeti Johri
- Nirmal Soni as Sweeti's husband
- Vaquar Shaikh as Shekhar Agarwal
- Rita Bhaduri as Dadisa
- Neelam Mehra as Mrs. Sharma
- Anirudh Dave as Deven (Dev) Sharma
- Rajlaxmi Solanki as Mrs. Agarwal
- Pooja Verma as Chhavi Agarwal
- Nikhil Sahni as Raunak Agarwal
- Prinal Oberoi as Jaya
- Sheetal Maulik as Dimple
- Aamir Dalvi as Jeet
- Sonia Singh as Anjali
- Supriya Karnik as Mohini Johri
- Karishma Randhawa as Priya
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