Saath Nibhaana Saathiya

Saath Nibhaana Saathiya (transl.Stay with me, my love) is a Hindi-language Indian television drama series, produced by Rashmi Sharma Telefilms. The show premiered on 3 May 2010, initially airing on weekday evenings. It started airing Mondays through Saturdays in early 2014, and was broadcast daily beginning in mid-2015. The drama is set in Rajkot and filmed in Mumbai.[2]

Saath Nibhaana Saathiya
Saath Nibhaana Saathiya opening sequence
GenreIndian soap opera
Written byGautam Hegde
Jyoti Tandon
Ved Raj
Bhavna Vyas
Akash Deep[1]
Directed byBhagwan Yadav
Pawan Kumar
Creative director(s)Rashmi Sharma
StarringDevoleena Bhattacharjee
Rucha Hasabnis
Mohammad Nazim
Vishal Singh
Shruti Prakash
For more listings See below
Opening themeSaath Nibhaana Saathiya by Alka Yagnik
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons01
No. of episodes2,184
Producer(s)Rashmi Sharma and Pawan Kumar
Production location(s)Mumbai
Editor(s)Santosh Singh
Running time21 minutes
Production company(s)Rashmi Sharma Telefilms
Original networkStar Plus
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original release3 May 2010 (2010-05-03) 
23 July 2017 (2017-07-23)
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It initially starred Giaa Manek, Rucha Hasabnis, Mohammad Nazim and Vishal Singh as the main leads. Manek was replaced by Devoleena Bhattacharjee. The show later focused on the leads' daughters played by Tanya Sharma and Sonam Lamba. It is the eighth longest-ran Indian television soap opera based on episode count.

The series revolves around the fictitious Modi family, who live in a mansion in Rajkot. It explores morals and values of a typical Gujarati joint family, when cousins Gopi and Rashi marry two Modi sons, Ahem and Jigar. The storyline took a leap of eight years in February 2014, and a further ten years in March 2015, four years in May 2016 and three months in March 2017. The series ended on 23 July 2017, completing 2,184 episodes.[3] It was replaced by Tu Sooraj, Main Saanjh Piyaji.[4]


Initially, the story focuses on the lives and arranged marriages of 2 female cousins, Gopi Kapadia (Giaa Manek/Devoleena Bhattacharjee) and Rashi Shah (Rucha Hasabnis). Gopi had been adopted by her maternal uncle Jeetu Shah and his wife, Urmila (Vandana Vithlani) after her own parents died; she is left illiterate, naive, kind and shy, while Rashi, their own daughter, is educated, self-confident, vivacious and cunning. Urmila and Rashi resent Gopi for the latter's kindness and good nature which everybody loves. They treat her as a slave and humiliate her on a daily basis.

Kokila Modi (Rupal Patel), a rich, strict and strong-minded lady chooses Gopi to marry her son, Ahem (Mohammad Nazim), a serious, hard-working CEO. He already has a girlfriend, Anita Mehta (Iira Soni), but chooses his mother's wish over her and weds Gopi. Rashi marries Jigar (Vishal Singh), Ahem's fun-loving, warm-hearted paternal cousin through deception, and becomes a daughter-in-law of the Modi family as well.

Ahem hates Gopi for being illiterate and believes her to be a gold-digger, as she knew about his relationship with Anita and still married him. Gradually, Kokila transforms Gopi into a confident and smarter woman so that she is accepted by her husband. Ahem and Gopi get closer to each other after she becomes literate and their love blossoms. Urmila and Rashi create many difficulties for Gopi but in the end, both cousins are happily accepted into their family and by their spouses.

Gopi gives birth to a daughter, named Meera, while Rashi delivers twin-boys, called Sahir and Samar. Gopi also finds her long-lost parents, and gets to know her younger biological sister, Radha (Bhavini Purohit), a pampered and selfish girl. She falls in love with Umang Mehta (Akshay Sethi/Anas Khan), Anita's brother, who vows to avenge the Modi family for his sister's bitterness, and marries him, but he is already secretly married to his accomplice, Tripti (Pooja Welling). The latter kills him out of jealousy in front of Gopi. Radha misunderstands the situation and, blaming Gopi for Umang's demise, makes her trip and drop Meera in a river. Gopi is blamed for Meera's death and gets thrown out of Modi Mansion.

8 years later

Gopi is raising her second daughter, Vidya, single-handedly, Kokila and Ahem are in depression and Rashi is the new matriarch of the Modi family. Eventually, Gopi finds out Meera never died, but grew up as an orphan and retrieves her. Ahem is to marry Radha, but Urmila and Rashi kidnap and swap her with Gopi so that she remarries Ahem. Radha's true colours are revealed and she is sent to jail. Later, Rashi sacrifices her life to save Gopi from an obsessed man who was in love with her. Urmila gets Jigar engaged to Paridhi Mehta (Lovey Sasan), Rashi's cousin but Radha returns, tricks him into sleeping with her and gets pregnant. She delivers a daughter, who is also named Rashi. Radha threatens to kill baby Rashi because she is named after Jigar's late wife and Jigar divorces her and marries Paridhi. Radha attempts to destroy the Modi family, leaving Gopi no other option but to kill her own sister. Gopi is sentenced to 14 years in jail.

10 years later

Gopi's sentence is reduced due to her good behaviour. She returns to her family, to find out it has fallen apart. Kokila is looking after Urmila, who is mentally disabled, and Junior Rashi, whom Paridhi refuses to accept. Ahem is living in Mumbai, with his and Gopi's two daughters and another woman, Mansi Raheja (Kajal Pisal). Meera (Tanya Sharma) has grown up to be arrogant, independent and selfish, while Vidya (Sonam Lamba) is kind, caring and patient. Ahem and the daughters both blame Gopi for abandoning them but, eventually, she manages to reunite the family. However, Meera refuses to accept Gopi and creates many problems for her.

Kokila's childhood friend, Gaura Suryavanshi (Vandana Pathak) enters the story to take revenge for her brother's death, caused by Kokila's mistake. Oblivious to Gaura's intentions, the Modis arrange Vidya's marriage to her grandson, Shravan (Kunal Singh). Gaura secretly gets Meera married to her son and Shravan's father, Dharam (Amar Upadhyay), Dharam who was equally involved in the revenge game with Gaura, trapped Meera in their plan by constantly instigating her against her family, Gaura somehow managed to brainwash Meera and made her hate the Modis severely. After marriage, Dharam and Meera shared a hate relationship with each other. They kept challenging each other, which led to occasional minor banters, due to their age gap and difference in opinions. With much of Meera's time being spent in proximity with Dharma, the hatred soon begins to turn into attraction between the two. They gradually fell in love and get remarried after all the misunderstandings.

4 years later

Gopi has been extremely depressed since Ahem's demise, she has not smiled or talked for 4 years. Meanwhile, Meera hates Vidya (who has become a mother to a daughter, Priyal), as she believes the latter to be responsible for the former's miscarriage, while the real culprit is actually Naiya, Shravan's sister, who had done it for the sake of inheritance.

Kokila decides to accept Dr. Krishna Raheja (Khalid Siddiqui)'s marriage proposal for Gopi, but on the wedding day she recovers, refusing to marry Dr. Krishna. Gopi manages the Modi family's problems by taking the family business over. It is then revealed that Krishna is Mansi's brother and the 2, along with their mother, Pramila (Utkarsha Naik), have come to take revenge on Gopi for separating Mansi from Ahem and hummiliating Krishna on the wedding venue. Kokila hires Jaggi (Mohammad Nazim), Ahem's illegitimate paternal half-brother and doppelganger, to save Gopi from Dr. Krishna's evil plans, and he eventually succeeds.

She later marries Jaggi to save him from the traps of an evil woman, Radhika (Payal Ghosh). The 2 gradually fall in love and the family accepts their relationship. Gaura returns once again to destroy the Modi family. She pays Chanda (Anju Tiwary), the surrogate mother of Meera and Dharam's issue, to create troubles for the family and kills her when the latter attempts to expose the former (not before Meera's twins are delivered), putting the blame on Vidya, and tries to frame Kokila for the attempted murder of Jaggi's mother, Urvashi Singh (Shagufta Ali) but eventually, all of Gaura's crimes are caught.

The Modis rescue a girl, named Sita Rathod (Shruti Prakash), from a forced marriage. Her stepmother, Bhavani (Priya Marathe) falls in love with Dharam, separates him from Meera and compels her to leave the house. Gopi learns that Vidya is not her daughter; there was a baby swap. Gopi's child is Ramakant (Rohit Suchanti), a spoiled and selfish young man, living in Singapore. She goes there with Jaggi, to retrieve her son. He heavily troubles the Modis, but is unable to return to Singapore due to his criminal record. The Modis arrange his marriage to Sita, but on the wedding day, he elopes with and marries Sameera Pankaj (Priya Tandon), who turns out to be Anita's daughter. Unknown to Ramakant, Sameera wants revenge from the Modis, blaming them for her mother's death. She joins hands with Bhavani and her accomplice, Pinku (Vishal), to ruin the Modi family. Meera returns and vows to win Dharam back. Together with Vidya, Gopi, Jaggi, Kokila and the rest of the family, she exposes all the villains' crimes (including Bhavani killing her husband and Sita's father, Keshavlal (Rajesh Puri), so that she can be with Dharam) and sends them to jail. Ramakant also apologises for his past mistakes and expresses his genuine feelings for Sita. The series ends with Sita and Ramakant's wedding and everybody living happily ever after.


Saath Nibhaana Saathiya has spawned several different language remakes including Pudhcha Paaul (Marathi), Deivam Thandha Veedu (Tamil), Chandanamazha (Malayalam), Amritavarshini (Kannada) and Bodhuboron (Bengali).

Saath Nibhaana Saathiya is dubbed into Telugu as Kodala Kodala Koduku Pellamaa on MAA TV.

Internationally, it airs in Sri Lanka dubbed into Sinhala as Mage Sanda Obai on Swarnavahini. In Indonesia, it began airing on ANTV from 26 September 2016 under the title Gopi but was airing from Monday to Friday at 3:00 pm (Indonesia Western Time).[5]


Main cast

  • Giaa Manek as Gopi Ahem Modi (née Jayantilal Kapadia) (2010–2012)[6]
  • Devoleena Bhattacharjee as Gopi Ahem Modi/Gopi Krishna Raheja/Gopi Jaggi Modi (née Jayantilal Kapadia) (2012–2017)[7][8]
  • Rucha Hasabnis as Rashi Jigar Modi (née Jeetu Shah), Gopi's foster paternal cousin, Jigar's first wife (2010–2014)[9]
  • Mohammad Nazim as Ahem Parag Modi/Jaggi Parag Modi (2010–2016) (20162017), Gopi's husbands (double role)[10]
  • Rupal Patel as Kokila Parag Modi (née Sanghvi), Ahem's mother (2010–2017)[11]
  • Vishal Singh as Jigar Chirag Modi, Ahem's cousin brother, Rashi and Paridhi's husband (2010–2016)[12]
  • Vandana Vithlani as Urmila Jeetu Shah (née Desai), Rashi's mother (2010–2017)
  • Lovey Sasan as Paridhi Jigar Modi (née Jay Mehta), Jigar's second wife and Rashi's cousin (2014–2017)[13]
  • Tanya Sharma as Meera Dharam Kumar Suryavanshi (née Ahem Modi), Gopi and Ahem's first daughter (2015–2017)[14]
  • Sonam Lamba as Vidya Shravan Suryavanshi, Gopi and Ahem's second daughter (2015–2017)[14]
  • Amar Upadhyay as Dharam Kumar Suryavanshi, Durga and Meera's husband, Gaura's son (2015–2017)[15]
  • Kunal Singh as Shravan Dharam Suryavanshi, Vidya's husband, Dharam and Durga's son (2015–2017)[16]
  • Uppekha Jain as Monica Samar Modi, Samar's wife (2016–2017)[17]
  • Shruti Prakash as Sita Ramakant Modi (née Keshavlal Rathod), Bhavani's step-daughter, Ramakant's second wife (2017)[18]
  • Rohit Suchanti as Ramakant Ahem Modi, Gopi and Ahem's son, Sameera's ex-husband, Sita's husband (2017)[19]
  • Priya Tandon as Sameera Ramakant Modi (née Pankaj), Anita's daughter, Ramakant's first wife/ex-wife (2017) (jailed)[20]

Recurring cast

  • Manish Arora as Parag Modi, Ahem and Jaggi's father (2010–2017)
  • Swati Shah as Hetal Chirag Modi; Chirag's wife, Jigar's mother (2010–2016)
  • Jyotsna Karyekar/Aparna Kanekar as Janko "Baa" Modi, Parag and Chirag's mother, Ahem, Jigar, Kinjal and Jaggi's grandmother (2010–2016)
  • Neeraj Bharadwaj as Chirag Modi, Parag's elder brother, Jigar's father (2010–2016)
  • Firoza Khan as Kinjal Dhaval Desai (née Parag Modi), Ahem's younger sister (2010–2016)
  • Ashish Sharma as Dhaval Desai, Rashi's cousin, Kinjal's husband (2010–2015)
  • Gopi Desai as Revati (2010–2014)
  • Iira Soni as Anita Mehta, Ahem's girlfriend (2010–2012)
  • Akshay Sethi/Anas Khan as Umang Mehta, Anita's brother, Tripti and Radha's husband (2010–2011, 2013)
  • Garima Tiwari as Sonal (2010)
  • Gurpreet Kaur as Neelam/Kusum (2012)
  • Seema Deshmukh as Jigna (2012)
  • Jaya Ojha as Madhu Jayantilal Kapadia, Gopi's mother (2013–2016)
  • Sanjeev Bhatt as Jayantilal Kapadia, Gopi's father (2013–2014)
  • Bhavini Purohit as Radha Umang Mehta (née Jayantilal Kapadia), Gopi's younger sister (2013–2015)
  • Pooja Welling as Tripti Umang Mehta, Umang's first wife (2013–2014)
  • Akanksha Juneja as Daksha (2013–2014)[21]
  • Manoj Chandila as Anurag Joshi, Gopi's college friend and obsessive lover (2014)
  • Shresth Kumar as Vivaan Khanna (2014)
  • Mazel Vyas as Child Meera Ahem Modi (2014–2015)
  • Eklavya Ahir as Child Samar "Molu" Jigar Modi (2014–2015)
  • Ishant Bhanushali as Child Sahir "Tolu" Jigar Modi (2014–2015)
  • Palak Panchal as Child Vidya Ahem Modi (2014–2015)
  • Vansh Sayani as Child Prateek Dhaval Desai (2014–2015)
  • Deepak Dutta as Jay Mehta, Paridhi's father (2014–2015)
  • Vandana Pathak as Gaura Suryavanshi, Kokila's ex-best friend (2015–2016; 2016–2017)
  • Paras Babbar as Sahir Jigar Modi, Jigar and Rashi's twin son (2015–2017)[14]
  • Rashmi Singh as Sonakshi Sahir Modi, Sahir's wife (2015–2017)
  • Pratap Hada as Samar Jigar Modi, Jigar and Rashi's twin son (2015–2017)[14]
  • Hiteeka Ruchchandran as Child Rashi Junior Jigar Modi, Jigar and Radha's illegitimate daughter (2015–2016)
  • Paras Tomar as Prateek Dhaval Desai, Dhaval and Kinjal's son (2015)
  • Kajal Pisal as Mansi Raheja (née Ashok Raheja) (2015–2016)
  • Pubali Sanyal as Durga Dharam Suryavanshi, Dharam's first wife, Shravan's mother (2015–2016)
  • Karan Khandelwal as Sanskaar Patel, Meera's boyfriend (2015–2016)
  • Uppekha Jain as Monica Samar Modi, Samar's wife (2016–2017)
  • Khalid Siddiqui as Dr. Krishna Ashok Raheja, Mansi's brother (2016)
  • Utkarsha Naik as Pramila Ashok Raheja, Krishna and Mansi's mother (2016)
  • Shagufta Ali as Urvashi Singh, Jaggi's mother (2016–2017)
  • Heemakshi Ujjain as Premlata (2016)
  • Siddharth Sen as ACP Ritesh Parmar (2016)
  • Harsh Rajput as Prakash, Radhika's boyfriend (2016)
  • Anju Tiwary as Chanda, surrogate mother of Dharam and Meera's twins (2016–2017)
  • Payal Ghosh as Radhika, Jaggi's bride (2016)
  • Rajesh Puri as Keshavlal Rathod, Sita's father (2017)
  • Priya Marathe as Bhavani Keshavlal Rathod, Sita's step-mother (2017) (jailed)
  • Vishal as Pinku (fake name)/Pankaj (2017) (jailed)
  • Puneett Chouksey as Karan (2017)[22]
  • Hina Khan as Akshara (From Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai) (2012)
  • Deepika Singh as Sandhya (From Diya Aur Baati Hum) (2013)
  • Drashti Dhami as Naina (To promote Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil) (2016)


Saath Nibhaana Saathiya became one of the longest-running Indian soap opera, after Balika Vadhu, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, and Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah overall.

In January 2016, Diya aur Baati Hum and Saath Nibhana Saathiya had a joint special episode.[23]



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  2. "Tragedy of being an actor: Mohammad Nazim". The Times of India. 26 March 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
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  6. "Gopi bahu replaced overnight!". The Times of India (Press release). 8 June 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2017. Giaa Manek, better known as Gopi bahu from the serial Saath Nibhana Saathiya, has been replaced overnight thanks to her decision to participate in the upcoming dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa on a rival channel [] Now there's a new Gopi bahu on TVDevoleena Bhattacharjee, last seen in the serial Preeto.
  7. "Devoleena Bhattacharjee replaces Giaa Maanek in Saath Nibhana Saathiya!". 6 June 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  8. "Gopi bahu from Saathiya is not just a character for me, I've lived the part: Devoleena Bhattacharjee". 18 July 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  9. Rashi to get killed in Saath Nibhaana Saathiya. Times of India (2014-08-28). Retrieved on 2016-01-24.
  10. "Saath Nibhana Saathiya to kill Ahem Modi, Mohammad Nazim quits show?". 11 May 2016.
  11. "Rupal Patel is different from screen life". 12 February 2012.
  12. "Vishal Singh quits Saath Nibhana Saathiya after seven years!". 6 September 2016.
  13. Loveleen Kaur Sasan To Be Paired Opposite Vishal Singh In Saath Nibhana Saathiya! Posted on 5 Aug 2014 in Saath Nibhana Saathiya
  14. "'Saath Nibhaana Saathiya' to take 10-year leap". 19 February 2015.
  15. "Amar Upadhyay: So what if I am romancing someone much younger than me?". 7 July 2016.
  16. "Saath Nibhana Saathiya to see newbee Kunal Singh in it". 29 July 2015.
  17. "Uppekha Jain makes a debut". 1 July 2016.
  18. "Ishq Unplugged fame Shruti Prakash to play the new generation lead in Saathiya". 24 January 2017.
  19. "Rohit Suchanti to enter as Gopi's 'son' in Saath Nibhana Saathiya!". 6 December 2016.
  20. "Priya Tandon to enter Saath Nibhaana Saathiya". 17 May 2017.
  21. Aakansha agrees for Saathiya
  22. "A New Guy To Enter Meera's Life In 'Saath Nibhana Saathiya'!". Bestseller Magazine. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
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