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Country of origin  India
Final episode date  31 July 2016
Number of episodes  2,245
3.3/10 IMDb

First episode date  21 July 2008
Theme song  Choti Si Umar
Avika Gor, Pratyusha Banerjee, Toral Rasputra, and Mahhi Vij smiling all together in the 2008 Indian soap opera, Balika Vadhu

Also known as  Balika Vadhu – Kachchi Umar Ke Pakke RishteBalika Vadhu – Lamhe Pyaar Ke
Genre  Indian soap opera, Drama, Entertainment
Created by  Sphereorigins Multivision Private Limited
Written by  Purnendu Shekhar, Gajra Kottary, Rajesh Dubey, Usha Dixit, Raghuvir Shekhawat
Directed by  Sidharth Sengupta, Pradeep Yadav
Writers  Purnendu Shekhar, Gajra Kottary, Raghuvir Shekhawat, Usha Dixit, Rajesh Dubey
Main characters  Anandi Singh, Shivraj Alok Shekhar, Kalyani Devi, Ganga Jagdish Singh, Gauri Singh

Similar  Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Udaan (2014 TV series), Ishq Ka Rang Safed

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Balika Vadhu (English: Child Bride, Child Marriage) was an Indian soap opera that aired on Colors TV. It began airing on Colors TV from 21 July 208 and had its final episode on 31 July 2016, thus ending a long 8 years saga on Indian television. The story which is set in rural Rajasthan traced the arduous journey of a child bride from the brink of childhood to womanhood. First season focuses on the life journey of Anandi and Jagdish, who were married in childhood. The second season reflects the lives of Anandi's daughter Dr. Nandini who was also a child bride. Balika Vadhu very sensitively portrays the plight of children who are unwittingly forced into marriage, in the name of tradition, and have to bear the repercussions for the rest of their lives 


Toral Rasputra, Avinash Mukherjee, and Gracy Goswami smiling together with the other cast of the 2008 Indian soap opera, Balika Vadhu

It has been credited as the first Indian fiction show to complete 2000 episodes. It has became the second longest Hindi serial after Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, which became the first longest running Indian soap opera.

Avika Gor smiling while looking at Avinash Mukherjee and wearing a brown veil, brown dress, and bracelet in the 2008 soap opera, Balika Vadhu

The show had two seasons titled Balika Vadhu – Kachchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte (English: Child Bride — Strong Relationships of Tender Age, Child Marriage — Strong Relationship of Tender Age) and Balika Vadhu — Lamhe Pyaar Ke (English: Child Bride — Moments of Love, Child Marriage — Moments of Love).

Mahhi Vij smiling and wearing a red dress and purple dupatta while Ruslaan Mumtaz wearing light pink long sleeves in the 2008 soap opera, Balika Vadhu

Balika Vadhu has also been dubbed in Telugu as Chinnari Pellikuthuru on STAR MAA TV being aired from Monday to Saturday at 6:30 PM and Tamil as Mann Vasanai on Raj TV and being telecast from Monday to Saturday at 7.30 pm IST..adil khan english update

Season 1

Toral Rasputra wearing a purple dupatta and dress while Gracy Goswami wearing a blue veil and dress in the 2008 soap opera, Balika Vadhu

Balika Vadhu traced the life journey of Anandi and Jagdish, who were married in childhood. Anandi at the age of eight had to accept and accustom herself to a new family of strangers and accept her roles as a friend, lover, wife and a daughter-in-law during childhood itself. When they grew up, Anandi fell in love with Jagdish, but Jagdish at the other hand fell in love with his college mate named Gauri. He divorced Anandi and married Gauri. Jagdish's family strictly followed the child marriage custom and refused to accept Jagdish's marriage with Gauri. Because of the rejection from her in law's Gauri became vengeful towards them which created problems in their marital life. Anandi on the other hand faced new challenges as she tried to carve out her own identity in the world. She met district Collector Shivraj Shekhar, whom Jagdish's family wanted her to get married to. Jagdish divorced Gauri after realising his mistake and wanted to return to his family and Anandi. But as he returned , he got the biggest shock of his life by getting the news of Anandi and Shivraj's marriage. After getting married with Shivraj, Anandi finally forgives Jagdish and they remained as good friends. After some time Jagdish met an girl named Ganga, who was also a victim of child marriage during childhood, and domestic violence by her in-laws. Jagdish helped her becoming free from her in-laws, supported her so she could fulfill her dream of becoming a nurse and eventually married her after realizing his love for her. He accepted her son Mahendra as his own and later became the father of her child named Abhimanyu. Meanwhile, Anandi and Shivraj adopted an orphan and gave him the love and affection of real parents. After two years of a happy married life, Shivraj died while trying to save Udaipur from a terrorist attack and Anandi shortly after that incident gave birth to their twins - Shivam and Nandini. Ganga furthered her studies to becomes a doctor with the help of Jagdish. Nandini later got kidnapped by a man named Akhiraj Singh who eventually married her to his son, Kundan. After twelve years of searching, Jagdish finally found Nandini and reunited her with her mother. Anandi and Jagdish got Akhiraj arrested but he later on ran away from the jail only to get his revenge against Anandi. After several unsuccessful attempts to kill Jagdish, Anandi, Nimboli/Nandini and his other "enemies" he kidnaps Ganga and wants to exchange her life for those of Jagdish, Anandi, Nimboli/Nandini and her aunt. In the ensuing action Jagdish shoots Akhiraj to death and the family is finally free from Akhiraj's harassment but is it?.

Season 2

Mahhi Vij wearing an orange veil and jewelry while Ruslaan Mumtaz wearing an orange turban in the 2008 soap opera, Balika Vadhu

Balika Vadhu - Lamhe Pyaar Ke traced the life journey of Dr. Nandini after the death of her mother Anandi. After a series of incident which eventually led to the separation between her and her brother Shivam, Nandini ended up getting adopted by Mr. Shekawat, who raised her and let her dream come true about becoming a doctor after fifteen years. Nandini made a promise to her deceased mother that she would fullfill her wish about opening medical treatments in every corner of Rajasthan, that Nandini herself wanted to name Anandi Memorial. She got a big support by her mentor Dr. Amit Naresh Goel who had feelings for her. Shivam Becomes a gangster and hideout from Nandini. Nandini later met a man named Krish who tried to win her heart and he eventually succeeded as she started developing great feelings for him. Nandini later married Krish, only to get the surprise that the stepfather of Krish Abhayram was none other than her ex-husband Kundan who wanted exact revenge against her for being responsible for his father's death. Kundan beats Shivam badly and he loses his memory. After that he helps Sudha from her in-laws and slowly for her. At the end everyone including Krish and his mother Karuna got to know that the man claiming himself to be Abhayram's true intentions and that he was one behind Nandini's traumatic past. Nandini, together with her family stopped Kundan which eventually led to his death by the hands of the police when he was trying to kill her. Nandini later got to know that the man whom she wanted her adopted sister Sudha to marry was none other than her own biological brother Shivam due to them growing together, and the children's of Anandi finally got reunited. The story of Balika Vadhu ended with Nandini summarizing the whole story through her mother Anandi's childhood to her present life, which she wrote down in a book by the same name.

The End...

Crossover Episodes

  • Sasural Simar Ka
  • Udaan
  • Trishakti

    Trishakti was a segment in which three serials were involved. This was not a crossover but each serial was broke down into smaller parts. All serials part were shown one after another. There are total of 9 Trishakti.

    Dubbed versions

    A dubbed version of the serial is being telecasted in Tamil language as Mann Vasanai on Raj TV @ 7.30 pm every Monday to Saturday

    A dubbed version of the serial is being telecasted in Telugu language as Chinnari Pellikuthuru on MAA TV @ 6:30 pm every Monday to Saturday

    A dubbed version of the serial is being telecasted in Malayalam language as Balika Vadhu on Surya TV @ 4:30pm every Monday to Friday

    International broadcast

  • In Croatia, it began airing on Doma TV from Monday to Friday at 08:10 am (Central European time) under the title Mala nevjesta (Little bride).
  • In Bulgaria, it began airing on Nova TV from Monday to Friday at 04:30 pm (Central European time) under the title Малката булка (Little bride).
  • In Romania, it began airing on TV National under the title Mica mireasa (Little bride).
  • In Serbia, it began airing on RTV Pink from Monday to Friday at 04:00 pm (Central European time) under the title Mala nevesta (Little bride).
  • In Bosnia and Herzegovina, it aired on Pink BH under the title Mala nevjesta (Little bride).
  • In Macedonia, it aired on Sitel TV under the title Малечката невеста (Little bride).
  • In Montenegro, it began airing on Pink M under the title Mala nevjesta (Little bride).
  • In Indonesia, it began airing on ANTV from 15 March 2016 under the title Anandhi but was airing from Monday to Friday at 4:00 pm (Indonesia Western Time) and Saturday to Sunday at 4:30 pm (Indonesia Western Time).
  • In Kyrgyzstan, it began airing on KTRK under the title Келин (Bride).
  • In Kazakhstan, it airs under the title Келін (Bride) and broadcast on TV channel, Kazakhstan.
  • In Vietnam, the drama began airing under the title, Cô Dâu 8 Tuổi on TodayTV in 11 November 2014 - 11 February 2017. The drama has enjoyed immense popularity in Vietnam and has been the number one show in the country since its premiere. The show's popularity resulted in the show's actress, Avika Gor, receiving an award from the channel head of TodayTV. Gor also visited Vietnam on a two-day trip to the country due to the success of the show; other cast members including Avinash Mukherjee and Smita Bansal also visited the country. The show was the ninth most searched item in 2015 in Vietnam on Google as confirmed by the annual Google Trends end-of-year report. The popularity of Balika Vadhu is part of a wider appeal towards Asian dramas in Vietnam, which experts say have a "cultural edge over their Western counterparts" due to cultural similarities that are found in soap operas imported from South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia. Cast members, Siddharth Shukla, Avinash Mukherjee, Roop Durgapal and Aasiya Kazi visited Vietnam on a 7-day trip, from 13 to 19 July 2016. Avika Gor visited Vietnam again from 23 to 25 June 2016, donating US$30,000 to Chợ Rẫy Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.On 3 January 2017 Toral Rasputra and director Sidharth Sengupta went to HCM City,VietNam and Siddharth Shukla went to HCM City on 5 January 2017.They are arrived at Ngoi Sao Xanh 2016 to give Awards.Besides,Toral also volunteered in Can Tho City on 7 January 2016.(;(
  • In Sri Lanka, it began airing on TV 1 from Monday to Friday at 07:00 pm on 15 August 2016 under the title Punchi Manaali (Little bride).
  • In Lithuania, the drama began airing under the title "Pažadėtoji" (The promised) on TV3 Lietuva in 28 December 2016. The drama started show after finishing other indian drama Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai (Mažoji nuotaka (Little bride)). The drama show from Monday to Friday 14:30 and 15:00.
  • In the UK, the show is translated into English (Child Bride) and airs on Colors TV and Rishtey (TV Channel)
  • Chhoti Anandi

    An animated series "Chhoti Anandi" was launched in 2016.The show focuses on the adventures of eight years old anandi and her friends. It was simulcasted on Colors tv and Rishtey from january to april 2016. The animation was provided by HopMotion animation studio.




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