Girish Mahajan (Editor)

Pavitra Rishta

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
7 Ratings
Rate This

Rate This

Genre  Soap opera
Developed by  Ekta Kapoor
Final episode date  24 October 2014
4.1/10 IMDb

Based on  Thirumathi Selvam
First episode date  1 July 2009
Number of episodes  1,424
Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande smiling with the toddler sitting on her lap

Also known as  'Pavitra Rishta... Tere Mere Bandhan Ka'
Created by  Balaji TelefilmsVikatan Televistas
Written by  Original StoryS KumaranStory & ScreenplayR M Joshi, Gitangshu Dey, Vikas Tiwari, Nidhi Singh, Neha Shrivastava, Ved Raj, Shweta BhardwajDialoguesShirish Latkar
Awards  Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Networks  Zee TV, Zee Entertainment Enterprises
Cast  Ankita Lokhande, Sushant Singh Rajput, Asha Negi, Shakti Arora, Rithvik Dhanjani
Similar  Saath Nibhaana Saathiya, Kumkum Bhagya ZEETV, Uttaran, Thapki Pyar Ki, Balika Vadhu

Pavitra Rishta (English: Sacred Ties) is a 2009 Indian soap opera produced by Ekta Kapoor of Balaji Telefilms, that aired on Zee TV. Its initial concept is an adaptation from south Indian Tamil serial Thirumathi Selvam.


Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande smiling while wearing a traditional costume in the 2009 soap opera, Pavitra Rishta

Pavitra rishta whatsapp status song


Sushant Singh Rajput smiling with Ankita Lokhande in the 2009 soap opera, Pavitra Rishta

Pavitra Rishta is the love story of a couple, Manav Deshmukh (Sushant Singh Rajput), who is a garage mechanic and earns money for his lower-middle-class family and Archana Karanjkar(Ankita Lokhande), the partially educated, eldest daughter in her family of five and focuses on their difficulties in getting married and living in Mumbai. 

Manav falls in love with Archana which culminates into his marriage with her, but the marriage is broken off when Sulochana discovers that he lied about his credentials in order to marry Archana, as a result of this, they start living separately, and are heading for a divorce shortly, meanwhile the Deshmukh family receives a shock from their son Sachin's death and Manav is forced to marry his pregnant fiancee Shravani (Pooja Pihal), a year passes by, Archana has completed her training and as a co-incidence returns as Manav's boss in his new office, this time she is paired with her colleague Jaywant, Both Archana and Manav, supposed to be married off to different partners at this time are still longing for each other's love and thus, elope. 

Manav and Archana are rebuked for this and left on the road to fend for themselves. After struggling with poverty and the grief of Archana's miscarriage, Manav's fate smiles at him and he becomes a rich successful businessman, but Savita Tai's new found jelousy towards Archana makes her a barrier between him and Archana, she hatches a plot and separates them, she asks Sachin to make Archana sign the divorce papers. Manav (Hiten Tejwani) thinks that Archana has left him, and so he leaves for Canada with his family and twin daughters Ovi and Tejaswini and Archana lives in India with her mother and adopted daughter Purvi.

Hiten Tejwani smiling while wearing a maroon coat and brown inner shirt while Ankita Lokhande wearing a pink dress

After a leap of 18 years, Archana and Manav are about to be divorced and are forced to live together as part of the Court procedure. They eventually unite and also find their long lost son, Soham, who had been kidnapped by Varsha, Soham's apparent death had been the final nail on the coffin on Manav-Archana's relationship. 

It seemed that Varsha and Soham had been dead for 18 years but actually she and Soham had escaped death. Later on, Varsha makes Soham believe that his parents Manav and Archana don't care about him and that she's the one that cares about him. Later on Varsha gives Soham back to his parents. The story also leads to a love triangle between both Manav's daughters, Purvi and Ovi, who love Arjun Kirloskar, Manav's business partner's son, who loves Purvi, and eventually marries her, but then Ovi says she wants to marry him, so she does and Purvi gets heartbroken.

Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande's serious face in a scene from the 2009 soap opera, Pavitra Rishta

The show takes yet another generation leap of 20 years, repeating the separation track by showing Arjun and Purvi as a to-be divorced couple and a love triangle between Soham's (aka Raghav Mhatre) daughter Ankita, against Arjun's daughter Pari (aka Ahaana) and business tycoon Naren Karmarkar (aka Aman).

After a long time, Ankita and Naren reunite as do Arjun and Purvi. Pari eventually apologies for all she's done and the family comes together. The show ends with Archana and Manav's death as they are united in Heaven.


Ankita Lokhande speaking with hand gestures and wearing a black blouse while the man beside her is wearing a beige polo

The show was popular before and even after the first generation leap. It lost its appeal after its second generation leap in October 2013 after which Ankita Lokhande played double roles, that of Grandmother Archana and her granddaughter Ankita. She was cast opposite Karan Mehra. The show's time slot was changed from 21:00 to 18:30 in April 2014 and the 21:00 slot was taken by Kumkum Bhagya, also produced by Ekta Kapoor.


Pavitra Rishta received several awards and nominations. Lokhande and Rajput received multiple awards for their roles Archana and Manav in the Best Actress and Best Actor categories, as has Nadkarni in the Best Negative Actress category and Ekta Kapoor in the Best Serial category.


  • In Vietnam, the show was broadcast on Vietnam Television and HuongVietTV [1] under the name "Tình yêu và định mệnh".
  • The show is dubbed in English at Zee Studios South Africa and is Aire from Monday to Friday under the name Scared Ties On Zee World.
  • The show currently airs on Apna Television in New Zealand with English subtitles, Mon–Fri 9:00pm.
  • The Show is dubbed in French and broadcast in the Southern African region and Mascareignes Island on Zee Magic.
  • It is also broadcast in Mauritius on MBC 2 and its sister channel MBC Digital 4 .
  • In Indonesia, the show was broadcast on antv under name "Archana Mencari Cinta" (Archana Searching Love)
  • In Bulgaria, the show was broadcast on Nova TV under name "Завинаги свързани" (Connected Forever)
  • References

    Pavitra Rishta Wikipedia