Chotti Bahu

Chotti Bahu is an Indian television soap opera that aired on Zee TV,starring Avinash Sachdev as Dev and Rubina Dilaik as Radhika. The serial focuses on the love saga of Radhika, a great devotee of the Hindu god Krishna (often referred in the serial as "Kanha") and Dev.[2]

Chotti Bahu
छोटी बहू
Intertitle of Chotti Bahu
Created byDJ's Creative Unit
Written bySanjay Kumar
Damini K Shetty
Raaj Shetty
Dilip Jha
Archita Biswas Jha
S Mansavi
StarringAvinash Sachdev
Rubina Dilaik
see below for more listing
Opening theme"Baavre Naina" by Krishna Beura
"Har Raah Tere" by Ali Aslam (Season 2)
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons2[1]
No. of episodes801 [1]
Producer(s)Tony Singh
Deeya Singh
Production location(s)Mathura
Running time20 minutes
Production company(s)DJ's Creative Unit
Original networkZee TV
Picture format480i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseSeason 1: 8 December 2008 
17 September 2010
Season 2: 15 February 2011 – 18 May 2012

Series overview

The show had two seasons titled Chotti Bahu – Sindoor Bin Suhagan and Chhoti Bahu - Sawar Ke Rang Rachi. Chotti Bahu season one created history by extending the prime time slot to early prime time 7:30 pm. The second season was brought back on public demand with a new plot and same lead actors However, it was not as successful as the first season.[3][4]


Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 469 December 8, 2008 (2008-12-08) September 19, 2010 (2010-09-19)
2 332 February 15, 2011 (2011-02-15) May 18, 2012 (2012-05-18)


Choti Bahu is the love saga of two soulmates Dev and Radhika.

Season 1

Shastriji and Devki live in a Vrindavan, and they have two daughters, Radhika (Rubina Dilaik), who is an adopted child, and Vishakha. Radhika is simple and dutiful, whereas Vishakha wants to be an actress in Bollywood. She is headstrong and selfish. Vishakha and Radhika share a close bond. The Purohits are a well to do from Delhi and have their ancestral home in Vrindavan. They have two sons - Vivek and Dev (Avinash Sachdev). The Purohits have great expectations from Dev who falls in love with Radhika. But fate wills otherwise, and he gets married to Vishakha. The story takes a dramatic turn when Radhika enters Dev's house, and the stage is set for an unusual love triangle, with each character grappling with peculiar dilemmas.[5]

Season 2

Radhika (Rubina Dilaik), a Brahmin by birth, was adopted and brought up by a family of weavers in a small town called Rawal. Dev (Avinash Sachdev), whose family has been in the service of Rajpurohits for generations, visits Rawal as a child on the occasion of Radhashtami. Dev and Radhika meet each other and become good friends. Radhika and Dev's families tie them in the bond of marriage in their tender age.


Season 1

Main lead
  • Rubina Dilaik as Radhika dev purohit / radhika shastri / Imarti - an adopted child ; ill - treated by family ; dev's wife ; vishakha foster sister , lord krishna devotee
  • Avinash Sachdev as Dev Purohit / Abhay Singh Thakur - Radhika husband ; vishakha former husband
Recurring cast
  • Priyanka Tiwari as Vishaka purohit / vishaka shashtri - Vishaka Aman, at end of show married man named Aman and has a daughter name Pari too; dev ex wife
  • Gopi Desai as Ammaji
  • Keerti Gaekwad Kelkar as Mrinalini Vivek Purohit
  • Rajiv Kumar as Vivek Purohit
  • Abhinav Shukla as Vikram
  • Hiten Tejwani as Shantanu Purohit
  • Prabha Sinha as Vaishali Shantanu Purohit
  • Rita Bhaduri as Dadi Maa
  • Samta Sagar as Devki Brijmohan Shastri
  • Rajeev Verma as Pandit Brijmohan Shastri
  • Raj Logani as Arjun Purohit
  • Sanjay Batra as Sushil Purohit
  • Darshan Gandas as Purab
  • Shashank Sethi as Keshav
  • Surendra Pal as Mr. Purohit
  • S M Zaheer as Pandit Brijmohan Shastri
  • Sonia Singh as Kanika Abhay Singh Thakur
  • Vineet Kumar Chaudhary as Rajjan

Season 2

Main Lead
Additional Cast


The series became very popular in countries like Mauritius, West Indies, Romania, USA, Trinidad, Malaysia, Thailand, Uganda and South Africa. Chotti Bahu season rerun was aired in Zee Anmol in India and Zee Lamhe in the UK during 2014 and 2015. The show was also broadcast on MBC Digital 4 in Mauritius.

Dubbed version of the serial was telecasted in Tamil language as Chinna Marumagal in Zee Tamil. It was remade in Telugu language as Chinna Kodalu which aired on Zee Telugu. The series currently airs on Zee Zindagi from 23rd May, 2016 under the title " Vrindawan ki Radhika". The channel has picked the show as it features a universal theme, which is a reflection of the channel's brand promise of providing its viewers with "Bemisal Kahaniyan".


  1. "CHOTI BAHU : ABOUT THE SHOW". Zee tv. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  2. "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Ludhiana Stories". Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  3. "Choti Bahu to go off air". Tellychakar. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  4. "Dev and Radhika's Magic continues..." Zee TV. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  5. "Choti Bahu: ZEE TV Show | Watch Choti Bahu TV Serial Episodes and Videos Online at ZEETV.COM". Retrieved 25 November 2015.
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