The definition of Television has changed over the years. Daily soaps of yesteryear were so heart-rending that the whole family used to sit on their couch and sob (specially mothers).
If we talk about one iconic show on Indian Television which still dwells in the minds of many people is 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi'. This show ran for good eight long years and went on to become the longest-running show on Indian TV of that decade. The legendary show, which started on July 3, 2000, has completed 17 years of its launch.
The famous Tulsi-Mihir pair became a part of every Indian family. Mandira the vamp (in reel life) played a negative role in the serial.
After 17 long years, things have pretty changed. Wondering what the cast is up to now and how they look after all these years?
WittyFeed takes you down the memory lane, just like the welcoming song when Tulsi opens the gate to introduce the characters.
The famous actor Amar Upadhyay known as Mihir was a dream son of every mother. Sorry moms. He had a huge fan following. But the actor left the show at the peak of his popularity to chase his acting dreams in Bollywood. But it is still a far-fetched dream. He was also a contestant in the reality show 'Bigg Boss Season 5' wherein he had frequent heated arguments with fellow contestant Juhi Parmar (another popular TV actress).
From being a model to becoming a household name, thanks to her portrayal of the typical Indian bahu and now as a Union Minister, Smriti Irani has come a long way to earn a name for herself. Smriti became synonymous withTulsi. One never expected that she would quit films. But she has bid goodbye to the acting profession.
After Amar Updhayay's exit from the show, Roy was offered the role of Mihir Virani in the show. Though it took time for people to accept another character, he did exceedingly well. He has given outstanding performances in other serials like Adaalat too.
Sandeep Baswana, the ideal beta of TV has allured many girls with his charm and cute looks. He was seen in many other roles in Hitler Didi, Udaan and Parvarrish. The actor is currently dating Ashlesha Savant. They are giving some serious relationship goals.
Gautami Kapoor stepped in Tulsi's role after Smriti Irani's departure from the serial in 2007.
We loved Ganga in Kyunki.. didn't we? Shilpa Sakhlani shot to fame as Ganga and was seen in Yeh Hai Aashiqui and hosted a reality show Rin Mera Star Superstar.
Baa's character can never go out of our heart. Her innocent and loving character has made us fall in love with this cutest grandmother. The veteran actress started her acting journey through films, theatre, and TV serials but it was Ekta Kapoor who gave her a major break that made her a popular face on television. Unfortunately, 'Baa' passed away in 2015 at the age of 77.
Akashdeep Saigal, the villain beta of serial, made an impact on the audience with his intense looks. His last appearance on screen was as a contestant in Bigg Boss. Akashdeep once said Salman Khan destroyed his career after Bigg Boss spat, as was reported by Hindustan Times.
Model turned actor Hussain Kuwajerwala made several appearances on the small screen in the past, but shows like 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi' and 'Kumkum' brought him fame. He played the role of Chirag Virani, Mihir's cousin brother.
Karan and Nandini aka Hiten and Gauri, the ideal couple of the serial, still give us couple goals. The two are happily married. In 2009, they became parents when Gauri gave birth to twins, a son and a daughter.
Indu was Karishma Tanna's television debut role. She captured spotlight as a contestant on Bigg Boss 8 and was seen last in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9. Her love life with Upen Patel was abuzz until she broke up with him last year. She is currently busy with modeling and movie career.
Hansika Motwani who played the role of young Bawri in the serial has turned to be a hot actress. She appears in Tamil and Telugu films. She also appeared in few Hindi films like Apka Surroor Hai and Money Hai Toh Honey Hai.
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