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Uttaran is an Indian soap opera that aired on 1 December 2008 at 10pm on Colors TV. In the month, the serial reaches among top 20 serials. Now Uttaran trp reaches 3.2 and stands 9th position in trp chart and 3rd position in Colors TV. This serial reaches 1000 episodes in 7 November 2012. Uttaran is also the top serial among others such as Balika Vadhu,Madhubala-Ek Ishq Ek Junoon and Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha 2. This series is also dubbed in Tamil as Sindhu Bhairavi at 7pm on Raj TV and in Serbia as Odbacena at 5pm on Prva TV. This Series is 3rd longest running serial now.


Uttaran follows two friends of different economic backgrounds: Tapasya, the child of a wealthy landlord, and Ichcha, a sweet maidservant’s daughter.[1] After the girls grow up, Tapasya is said to marry off Veer. Tapasya dislikes him for some reason and ignores him and sets Iccha up with him. Veer falls for Iccha and the two are ought to get married, but circumstances change when a jealous Tapasya asks for Veer on Iccha’s wedding day. Iccha unwillingly gives Tapasya her Bridal clothes and tells her to get seated next to Veer. Tapasya and Veer are married off. Veer instantly dislikes Tapasya but his family coaxes him to accept her. Meanwhile, Veer’s elder brother Vansh, a drug addict, also falls for Iccha. Tapasya realizes this and wants to get Iccha married off to the addict. Iccha, seeking to move on from Veer, promises to marry Vansh, unknowing that he is Veer’s brother. Iccha and Vansh get married after high drama. Tapasya schemes against Iccha and plants doubt in Vansh’s mind about Iccha and Veer. Later, Vansh feels guilty for doubting Iccha and with Tapasya’s pursuation, kills himself.

Iccha is treated harshly as a widow. It is later revealed to the family that Tapasya’s persuasion lead to Vansh’s drastic step. Tapasya is mercilessly thrown out of the house. Veer marries Iccha, which his mother,Gunwanti doesn’t accept very well. Tapasya does some petty job to earn cash and ends up winning a jackpot in poker. During this period, she meets Raghuvendra Pratap Rathore, the owner of a casino and in a drunken state, spends the night with him and later on cheats him for more money. Later, Tapasya’s father takes her back into his house and it is revealed that Tapasya is pregnant. Everybody believes that the child is Veer’s. Tapasya is sent back to Veer.

During this period Iccha finds out that Veer is not able to be a father and questions Tapasya about the baby. Tapasya also finds out that the baby isn’t Veer’s, but she blackmails Iccha to keep quiet or she would let the entire family know that Veer is impotent. Raghuvendra meanwhile finds out that Tapasya is pregnant and starts meeting and calling her to come to him or he shall reveal to the Bundelas that it is his child and not Veer’s. Tapasya, acts hostile and arrogant with Raghuvendra for this which he brushes off with a smile everytime. But soon he tells the Bundelas that it is his child and his meeting with Tapasya while he comes to the Bundelas to ask for Tapasya’s hand. Tapasya argues with Raghuvendra that the baby is Veer’s and sends him away. Iccha informs Tapasya about her knowing the father of the child and warns Tapasya to inform the Bundelas before it becomes too late and unable to bear Tapasya threatening her, reveals the fact that Veer is impotent for which she is thrown out of the house. Later, Tapasya delivers a girl. Iccha miraculously also turns out to be pregnant during this period. Destiny plays a game and Tapasya’s baby is lost while she is thrown out of the house and goes in search of Raghuvendra, when the baby is found by Iccha, who has left Veer’s house for being distrusted. She names the child Mukta. During this time she meets a 4 year old Kanha, who is the heir of a rich family and whose uncle is set to kill the boy for his property. Tapasya and Raghuvendra, shattered after losing their baby, decide to get married. Iccha comes back to Veer and delivers a boy. Nani, Tapasya’s evil grandmother, jealous of Iccha’s luck, takes the baby away from the hospital and tell the nurse to inform Iccha and Veer that the baby is dead, which the nurse does for money. Nani takes the baby away and gives it to her son Pushkar and one night when Pushkar goes to dump the baby Tapasya and Raghuvendra find the baby and take it home. She and Raghuvendra name the boy Yuvraj.

After 6–8 months, Iccha and Veer plan for another baby. Tapasya’s marital life is in danger when her ex-boyfriend turns out to be Raghuvendra’s younger cousin, Sid. Sid blackmails Tapasya constantly about telling her involvement in the death of Vansh to Raghuvendra. Tapasya, ever so worried about her daughter and her past with Sid and Vansh’s death, plans on leaving the house and so she does. After high drama Iccha’s son Yuvraj comes back to her and Tapasya’s daughter Mukta goes back to Tapasya’s parents. All turns fine and Iccha is said to be pregnant with another child which the family is unaware of. Kanha’s uncle, Avinash Chatterjee, attacks Kanha but Iccha protects the boy. On another occasion, Avinash attacks Veer and severely injures him. Iccha sees this and stabs Avinash to his death. Iccha is taken to jail and Veer is said to have lost his memory. Iccha is sentenced to 18 years in jail. Meanwhile Raghuvendra in sadness,leaves the country before meeting his daughter Mukta.

Iccha delivers a girl, Meethi who looks exactly like Iccha. Iccha asks her mother, Damini, to give Meethi to Veer. Damini does so accordingly but overhears Gunwanti talking to Yuvraj about how his mother Iccha had left him and gone away. She also kept cursing Iccha and told Yuvraj that she would bring him up in a way by which he would not know about his mother. Iccha’s mother Damini takes Meethi back and doesn’t let the Bundelas know about her and takes care of her.


Meethi (a replica of Iccha), Mukta, Yuvraj and Kanha are all grown up. Iccha chooses to stay away from her children but soon meets Yuvraj and Mukta in high drama and imprisons her own son when found to be molesting Mukta. As a result Mukta becomes close to Iccha and also befriends Meethi. In order to get Iccha back her right, Mukta plans to marry a man double her age and enter into the Bundela house. Mukta meets her mother. With a heavy heart, Tapasya enters the Bundelas house instead of her daughter. After a long tragic 18 years, Ichcha and Veer once again unite.

Problems lay ahead, as Tej Singh takes Tapasya as granted. Tapasya gets the property name after her, later giving it to Ichcha and Veer. Meethi meets Avinash’s son and gets married. As Tapasya, Mukta and Rathore tried to warn Meethi. Meethi is lost in Attisgarh, Gujarat. Tapasya finds a cd containing files of the death of Dadaji caused by Tej Singh. Tapasya has a choice of letting her daughter die, or let the evil win. Eventually, Tej Singh is arrested as Tapasya is murdered. Tapasya was taken to the hospital, and then another harsh faith meets with Ichcha who met in an accidennt. The Heaven doors were shut for Tapasya, and open for Ichcha. Ichcha after a critical accident donates her heart to Tapasya. Ichcha wrote a note to Tapasya to take care of Mukta, Meethi, and Kahna. Tapasya with a heavy heart does so. As she and her family is on the lookout for Meethi. Meanwhile, Meethi feels uncomfortable at her new in-laws. Her in-laws were happy for Ichcha’s death. Meethi and Vishnu are in love. Deep down, Vishnu is betraying his parents for Meethi. Meethi also finds a sister in law who is tramautized because of this family. She was the only one who felt sorry and helped Meethi.

Vishnu takes Meethi to her family because she was missing her family. But, she does not know about the horrible truths she is facing. Vishnu stops at a openfield as he was driving. He had pity for Meethi but had no choice but to avenge his dad’s death. Vishnu throws a knife at Meethi. Luckily, Meethi doesn’t get injured. Although she has terror written in her eyes



1st Generation

  • Rashmi Desai as Tapasya Raghuvendra Pratap Rathore (June 2009–present; 119-present)
  • Vikas Bhalla as Veer Singh Bundela (April 2012–present; 847-present)
  • Gaurav Chopra as Raghuvendra Pratap Rathore (Sep 2010–present; 418-present)

2nd Generation

  • Sreejita De as Mukta Raghuvendra Pratap Rathore (April 2012–present; 841-present)
  • Tina Dutta as Meethi Veer Singh Bundela (March 2012-present; 832-present)


  • Tina Dutta as Iccha Veer Singh Bundela (dead) (June 2009-April 2013; 119-1103)
  • Nandish Sandhu as Veer Singh Bundela (July 2009-March 2012; 123-826)
  • Sparsh Khanchandani as Icchha Bharti [child] (2008-2009; 1-118)
  • Ishita Panchal as Tapasya Thakur [child] (2008-2009; 1-118)


  • Mrunal Jain as Akash Avinash Chatterjee (September 2012-May 2013; 964-1132)
  • Krutika Desai Khan as Ekadashi Avinash Chatterjee (March 2013–present; 1077–present)
  • Praneeta Sahu as Surbhi (2012–present; 834-present)
  • Beena Banerjee as Gunwanti Umed Singh Bundela (2009–present; 150-present)
  • Monalika Bhonsle as Chanda (2009–present; 221-present)
  • Pratima Kazmi as Sumitra Devi a.k.a Nani (2008–present; 14-present)
  • Girija Shankar as Agarth Yadav (2013-present)
  • Hetal Yadav as Parvati (2013-present)


  • Kiran Karmarkar as Tej Baldev Singh Bundela (Aug 2012-March 2013; 942-1087)
  • Ranveer Sharma as Avinash Chatterjee (dead) (July 2011-March 2012)
  • Sharad Kelkar as Satya (Feb 2011-June 2011)
  • Harsha khendeparkar as Sanchi (Feb 2011-June 2011)
  • Rohit Khurana as Vansh (dead) (Sep 2009-July 2010)
  • Saurabh Raj Jain as Yuvraj Singh Bundela (April 2012-November 2012)
  • Sharaan Singh as Siddharth Verma (July 2009-Feb 2012)
  • Sunil Sinha as Tej Baldev Singh Bundela (Dec 2009; 196-224)


  • Arsal Chaudhary as Akash Chatterjee (June 2013–present)


  • Ayub Khan as Jogi Thakur (2008–present)
  • Pragati Mehra as Divya Jogi Thakur (2008–present)
  • Vaishali Takkar as Damini Ragendra Bharti (2008-present)
  • Chaitanya Choudhury as Kanha (March 2012–present)
  • Ajay Singh Chaudhary as Vishnu (Feb 2013-March 2013)
  • Gaurav Bajaj as Aman Verma (April 2012-Aug 2012)
  • Varun Toorkey as Sankranth Avinash Chatterjee (March 2013–present; 1095–present)
  • Malik Abbas as Dr Malhotra a.k.a dr for Tapasya’s treatment (March-2013-April 2013)
  • Vishal Gandhi as Harsh Vishnu’s Brother soon appear in the show


Year Awards Category Winner
2009 Indian Television Academy Awards GR8! Ensemble Cast Uttaran
2010 ITA Award For Best Actor In A Supporting Role Ayub Khan
Best Actress-Drama Rashmi Desai
Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards Best Director(Fiction) Nandita Mehra
Best Actress In A Drama Series Tina Dutta
Best Actor In A Drama Series Ayub Khan
New Talent Awards Best New Supporting Actor(Male) Rohit Khurana
Kalakar Awards Best Fresh New Face(Female) Tina Dutta
Indian Telly Awards Actor In A Supporting Role(Female) Jury Vaishali Thakkar
Most Popular Actor In A Negative Role(Female) Rashmi Desai
Most Popular Actor In A Supporting Role(Male) Ayub Khan
Most Popular Daily Serial Uttaran
Zee Gold Awards Best Debut Of The Year(Male) Nandish Sandhu
Best Negative Actor(Female) Popular Rashmi Desai
Best Supporting Actor(Male) Ayub Khan
2011 Best Actor(Female) Critics Rashmi Desai
Best Supporting Actor(Male) Popular Ayub Khan
The Global Indian Film and TV Honours Best Editing Sagar Patil
Kalakar Awards Best Serial Uttaran
Apsara Awards Best Series Drama Rupali Guha & Pintoo Guha
BIG Television Awards Bechara Character Male(Fiction) Nandish Sandhu
Bechara Character Female(Fiction) Vaishali Thakkar
2012 Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards Best Writer Mitali

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