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Situation comedy

Creative director(s)
Portia Gumede

Created by
Tenn-Speed TV India

see below

Also known as
Lapataganj – Sharad Joshi Ki Kahaniyon Ka Pata (season 1) Lapataganj – Ek Baar Phir (season 2)

Written by
Ashwni Dhir Rajesh Chawla

Lapataganj – Sharad Joshi Ki Kahaniyon Ka Pata is an Indian television sitcom, aired on SAB TV from October 2009 to August 15, 2014. The series is based on Sharad Joshi’s novel of the same name.


The show was produced by Ashwini Dheer and directed by Manjul Sinha. Joshi's daughter Neha Sharad was the creative head of the show for first six months.

Lapatagnj starred Rohitashv Gaud, Vineet Kumar, Preeti Amin, Sucheta, Shubhangi Gokhale, and the first episode aired on October 26, 2009.


Based in an imaginary small town called Lapataganj (meaning a lost place), the story is inspired by the writings of Desi kahani, who was an eminent Hindi satirist. His wide range of work has highlighted the bitter truth of Indian society with a satirical punch. These stories, while making viewers laugh, also make them empathize with the situations people face in their daily lives.

Lapataganj is a town in some part of India which has been long forgotten by the system. The town struggles daily for basic facilities, yet the people residing there are the happiest of the lot. The show captures the spirit of the common man to lead a happy life against all odds.

Season 1.1

Première: 26 October 2009
Finale: 11 January 2013
No. of episodes:767

Season 2

Première: 10 June 2013
Finale: 15 August 2014
No. of episodes: 310

The 2nd season, titled Lapataganj – Ek Baar Phir, replaced the show Hum Aapke Hain In Laws and started its airing on 10 June 2013. This season had taken a 6-year leap in the show.


  • Rohitashv Gaud as Mukundilal Gupta
  • Sucheta Khanna as Indumati Gupta, Mukundi's wife
  • Vineet Kumar as Kachua Prasad/Kachua Chacha
  • Shubhangi Gokhale as Mishri Mausi
  • Sanjay Chaudhury as Chukundi
  • Anup Upadhyay as Chhotu Mama/Mamaji
  • Krishna Bhatt as Elizabeth Yadav/Elija
  • Rakesh Srivastav as Lallan
  • Mamta Verma as Bindumati
  • Kajal Nishad as Chameli, Lallan's sister
  • Sunil Kumar as Sutti Lal
  • Soma Rathod as Mircha, Sutti Lal's wife
  • Abbas Khan as Pappu Pandey alias Biji Pandey
  • Preeti Amin as Surili (2009-2012)
  • Aditi Tailang as Surili (2013 onwards)
  • Shilpa Shinde as Mary Demello (season 2)
  • Vineet Raina as Bajrang Bajpai/Lakhan (season 2)
  • Ashutosh Sinha as Guddu
  • Crossovers

    Lapataganj had crossovers with F.I.R. (TV series) on 9 March 2012 and with Chidiya Ghar on 27 May 2012.


    The show and its actors won quite a few awards during its run time - including Indian Telly Awards, Indian Television Academy Awards, Zee Gold Awards.


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