9/101 Votes Alchetron
Genre Historical drama
Opening theme Vanraj Bhatia
Number of episodes 53
Narrated by Om Puri
Created by Shyam Benegal
First episode date 29 June 1988
Director Shyam Benegal
Program creator Shyam Benegal
|Based on The Discovery of India by Jawaharlal Nehru|
Written by Shyam Benegal Shama Zaidi Vasant Dev (dialogues)
Starring Roshan Seth Om Puri Tom Alter Sadashiv Amrapurkar Naseeruddin Shah Lucky Ali Seema Kelkar Mita Vashisht Pallavi Joshi Anjan Srivastav Sohaila Kapur Ila Arun Irrfan Khan
Cast Om Puri, Irrfan Khan, Roshan Seth, Tom Alter, Piyush Mishra
Similar The Story of India, Malgudi Days, Mahabharat, Bharatvarsh, Chanakya
Bharat Ek Khoj (English: The Discovery of India) is a 53-episode Indian historical drama based on the book The Discovery of India (1946) by Jawaharlal Nehru that covers a 5000-year history of India from its beginnings to the coming of independence in 1947. The drama was directed, written and produced by Shyam Benegal with cinematographer V. K. Murthy in 1988 for state-owned Doordarshan. Shama Zaidi co-wrote the script. Its cast included Om Puri, Roshan Seth, Tom Alter and Sadashiv Amrapurkar. Jawaharlal Nehru was portrayed by Roshan Seth.
Production designer Nitish Roy with assistants Samir Chanda and Nitin Desai built 144 sets.