- Diya Aur Baati Hum
Diya Aur Baati Hum
दीया और बीअति हम
(Lights and Lamps)
File:Diya‑Aur‑Baati‑Hum‑2‑300x225.jpg Format Indian Soap Opera and Drama Written by Sanjay Kumar, Shashi Mittal, Seema Mitra & Raghuvir Shekhawat Directed by Sumeet H Mittal Starring Anas Rashid and Deepika For full listings see below Opening theme Diya Aur Baati Hum Country of origin India Language(s) Hindi No. of episodes 62 as of November 19, 2011 Production Producer(s) Shashi Mittal & Sumeet H Mittal Editor(s) Jay B Ghadiali Cinematography Sudesh Kotian & Sadanand Pillai Broadcast Original channel STAR Plus/STAR Utsav Picture format 576i (SDTV)1080i (HDTV) Original run August 29, 2011 – present External links Website
Diya Aur Baati Hum is an Indian soap opera that airs on STAR Plus and premiered on 29 August 2011. It replaced the hit show Gulaal. It is one of the most popular current serials of Star Plus.
Episode No Original Airdate Title Description 1 29 August 2011 Sandhya has a dream! Sandhya is a bold and fearless little girl. Sandhya's father Arvind supports her. Sandhya decides to become a collector after watching a government official demanding bribe from Arvind. 10 years later, the grown-up Sandhya is just as bold and fearless. Her mother Kanchan is worried about Sandhya's marriage. Sandhya sincerely prepares for her IPS exams. Her brother Ankur wants Sandhya to get married to a very rich man, but Sandhya disagrees. Both Arvind and Kanchan support Sandhya's decision. Arvind vows to find a suitable groom for Sandhya after she completes IPS. 2 30 August 2011 Bhaboo is angry! Sandhya tries to plead his brother and prepares tea for him. The tea is bad and she makes fun of herself. Babhoo makes her bahus and the other females in the house work hard. She is pleased to see Sooraj dressed in his wedding Sherwani. Babhoo is irate when the wedding invitation cards are not printed in time. Sandhya comes with her mother to buy sarees owned by Sooraj's sister-in-law. By mistake Sandhya's name is written instead of the bride's name along with the other details to be printed on Sooraj's wedding card. 3 31 August 2011 Sandhya’s name on the wedding card Sandhya picks up the banana peels on the road and hands it over to the man responsible for littering and asks him to dispose the trash properly. Her father feels proud of her daughter. Kanchan gifts a saree to her daughter-in-law for the occasion while Sandhya struggles to wear a saree for the puja. Mohit plans to arrange an orchestra for Sooraj's wedding but Babhoo objects to the expense. Vikram tells Babhoo that he does not have money to give. Babhoo and Sooraj go to the temple to offer the first wedding invitation card to God. Sandhya's name is printed on the wedding card instead of the bride's name. 4 1 September 2011 Sooraj gifts a box of sweets Sandhya picks up the banana peels on the road and hands it over to the man responsible for littering and asks him to dispose the trash properly. Her father feels proud of her daughter. Kanchan gifts a saree to her daughter-in-law for the occasion while Sandhya struggles to wear a saree for the puja. Mohit plans to arrange an orchestra for Sooraj's wedding but Babhoo objects to the expense. Vikram tells Babhoo that he does not have money to give. Babhoo and Sooraj go to the temple to offer the first wedding invitation card to God. Sandhya's name is printed on the wedding card instead of the bride's name. 5 2 September 2011 Babhoo get s upset Sooraj rectifies the mistake in his wedding card. Babhoo is pleased when he gives her all the money which he has earned. Sandhya helps Ankur buy a gift for her bhabhi. Sooraj also happens to be there and decides to buy a gold chain for Kavita. Ankur informs all that he has been offered a job in a company in US and he needs to be there for two years. Babhoo gets angry when she finds out about the gold chain which Sooraj has purchased without consulting her. Sooraj's mother expresses her love and faith for him in front of all. Sooraj feels dejected as for the first time in his life he is done something without her permission. Babhoo gets upset. 6 5 September 2011 Sooraj is guilty Babhoo condemns Sooraj for buying jewellery for his soon to be wife without consulting her. Sooraj is guilty for hurting Babhoo unknowingly. Sandhya is displeased with Ankur for deserting his wife for his dreams. Sandhya asks Arvind to use her education loan to send her bhabhi to the US with Ankur. Sandhya is shocked when Arvind tells her of his plan to mortgage the house and arrange for money to send Ankita along with Ankur. Meenakshi attempts to placate Babhoo by offering to help in the kitchen. Sooraj goes in search of Babhoo to apologize and make up to her. 7 6 September 2011 Sooraj persuades Babhoo Sooraj persuades Babhoo to eat and take care of the burns in her hand but Babhoo remains grim with him. Sooraj succeeds in cheering up Babhoo finally. Sandhya is all set to ace her economics exam. Kanchan inquires about Ankita's VISA. Arvind's friend talks to Arvind about the terrorist alert in the city. Babhoo gets angry when her husband lazes around at home. She prepares for Sooraj's haldi ceremony. Babhoo is amused by the maid's adoration for Sooraj. Sandhya is getting late for her exams as they are stuck in a traffic jam. She bids her parents goodbye and decides to walk to her college. 8 7 September 2011 Sooraj offers help! Sandhya is excited to tell Arvind about how well she had done her exam. Babhoo gets worried when she gets to know that a bomb blast has happened in the town. Sandhya calls up Arvind from the college and is worried when there is no response in his mobile or office phone numbers. Sooraj takes injured Arvind and Kanchan to the hospital. Sandhya's mother is declared dead while Arvind is taken to the operation theatre. Sandhya calls up on his father’s cell phone which is answered by Sooraj. He tells her about the accident. Sandhya and Ankur rushes towards the hospital to meet their parents. Sooraj and chotu decides to go home without meeting Sandhya and Ankur. Babhoo is relieved to see Sooraj in front of her eyes. Sandhya is shocked to learn that Kanchan is no more. 9 8 September 2011 Sandhya loses her parents Sooraj expresses his concern for all the people who lost their lives in the blast. Babhoo asks Sooraj to get ready for the haldi ceremony. Sandhya's family is heart broken when the doctor informs them that they could not save her father as well. Sooraj finds the pen Arvind had bought for Sandhya in his pocket. Sooraj's family joyously perform the haldi rasam with music and dance. Sooraj's family is upset as they could not enjoy the wedding in full galore because of the recent blast. Sandhya, Ankur and Kanchan performs the last rites of their parents and thinks of the best time spent. Sooraj and his family sets out for the wedding. 10 9 September 2011 Sooraj sets out for the wedding Mohit warns his sister that Bhabhoo will become irate if Sooraj mentions any plans of honeymoon with his bride. Bhabhoo rants about having to do all the work by herself. Bhabhoo tells Sooraj about her expectation from her newlywed wife. Sooraj assures her that he will take care of her and would free her from all the hassles. Sandhya goes through Arvind's books and recalls his principles. Sooraj and his family begin the wedding procession to the bride's house. Sandhya's friend comes to cheer her up but she refuses to talk to anyone. Bhabhoo and family notice the absence of bride's family at the entrance for their welcome. Bhabhoo questions the bride's father, the reason for their absence at the entrance. The bride's father with a shameful face tells them that the bride has eloped from the house. 11 12 September 2011 Sooraj is disheartened Bhaboo gets restless and curses the bride's father for ruining their reputation. Sooraj's baraat returns back finding no other option. Sandhya finally breaks down and cries for her dead parents. She is determined to fight the people responsible for the bomb blast by becoming an IPS officer. The neighbors makes fun of Sooraj's family for coming home empty handed. They all get disheartened to hear the people throwing tantrums at them. Meenakshi condemns Sooraj's fiancé who ran away on the day of the wedding. Mohit and his sister rant about the humiliation brought about by the broken wedding. Vikram rants about the wasted expense of the wedding arrangements. Babhoo listens to their rants from her bedroom and feels outraged on Sooraj's behalf. Sooraj dejectedly disrobes his wedding accessories when he sees the pendant he had bought for his bride to be, in his cupboard.c 12 13 September 2011 Ankur performs the funeral rites Sooraj takes care of his brothers and acts like nothing tragic had happened. Babhoo is unable to sleep after the humiliation of the broken wedding. Sandhya's relatives attend her parents' funeral service. Sandhya watches as Ankur performs the funeral rites. Babhoo is depressed because of the humiliation. She is shocked when Sooraj gets ready to open the sweet shop and asks him not to step outside the house. Sooraj assures her that they have done nothing wrong and hence should not get concerned to the people's tantrums. Ankur tells Sandhya that although he has vouched to take over their father's responsibilities but he can’t replace him altogether. Ankur collects Ankita's passport and hides this from everyone. 13 14 September 2011 Bhaboo announces Vikram objects when Babhoo orders Meenakshi to stay away from the saree shop. Bhabhoo is angry with everyone for not being with Sooraj in his bad time. She declares all of them self centered. Sandhya is grateful for Ankur's support after her parent's death. She vows to fulfill her father's dream at any cost. Chotu is astonished to see Sooraj at work on the day after his wedding was cancelled. A couple of ladies see Sooraj in his sweet shop and begin gossiping about his broken wedding. Bhaboo loses her control ends up having an argument with the ladies. Babhoo announces that she will get Sooraj married to a girl who will be unique and highly qualified within fifteen days. Ankur is shocked to learn from his manager that considering the present scenario the company is sending his junior to US and not him. He tells him that the company can’t bear to wait things to settle down. 14 15 September 2011 Sandhya's marriage Sooraj is preoccupied with the thought of Babhoo's challenge and prays to God for her well being.The maid excitedly informs Sooraj that Kisna has come home to suggest girls for him. Kisna shows her a number of girls which she keeps rejecting on different grounds. Bhaboo tells Kisna about what kind of girl she is looking out for Sooraj. Sandhya offers to assist Ankita in the kitchen but she soon realizes that she is inept. Vikram and Meenakshi pretend to fight with each other so that Babhoo will let Meenakshi help out in the saree shop.Vikram and Meenakshi go to Sooraj's sweet shop with a selfish motive. Ankur talks to Ankita about getting Sandhya married soon. 15 16 September 2011 Sandhya refuses to get married Ankur is determined to get Sandhya married before he has to leave to the US for his job. Sandhya refuses to get married and see her dreams getting shattered. Babhoo rebukes Meenakshi for not keeping track of the household chores. Bhaboo decides to give Kisna her gold chain if she finds a girl for sooraj as soon as possible. Ankita and Ankur fight over Sandhya's future. Sandhya gets disheartened when she overhears their conversation. Ankita refuses to accompany him to US and chooses to stay with Sandhya. Meenakshi gives Babhoo the photograph of a prospective bride for Sooraj, in an effort get her hands on Babhoo's gold chain. Mohit tells Babhoo the truth about the prospective bride Meenakshi had chosen for Sooraj. 16 19 September 2011 Bhaboo scolds Meenakshi Bhaboo scolds Meenakshi for trying to play with Sooraj's life and warns her to stay away from him. Bhaboo makes everyone realize about what Sooraj has done for the family sacrificing his happiness. The wedding broker brings Sooraj's wedding proposal to Sandhya's house. Ankur proudly displays Sandhya's academic achievements but the wedding broker informs him that Sooraj's family is not looking for an educated girl. Ankur is infuriated when Sandhya refuses to marry. She asks Kisna to leave and tells her that she is not interested in getting married. Meenakshi cries to Sooraj about Babhoo's condemnation of her efforts to get him a prospective bride. Ankur informs Sandhya that a boy is coming to see her the next day and asks her to behave properly. 16 20 September 2011 Ankur shouts at Sandhya Ankur shouts at Sandhya for being a self-centered girl. He tells her to behave properly when Kisna comes with the boy and the family to see her. Babhoo is determined to have Meenakshi out of the house even after Sooraj's intervention. Sooraj tries to mend Meenakshi and Bhaboo's relationship.Ankur informs Ankita that a prospective groom and his family are coming to see Sandhya in the evening.Bhaboo is concerned as there are just few days left to find a girl for Sooraj. Ankur is upset to hear that this second wedding proposal has been cancelled. Kisna convinces Ankur to consider Sooraj's wedding proposal for Sandhya. 17 21 September 2011 Ankur meets Sooraj Sandhya spots Sooraj shopping with his sister Chhavi and misses her own brother Ankur. The wedding broker informs Babhoo that Ankur is coming home to talk about Sandhya's wedding proposal. Elated Santosh tells family to prepare to welcome Ankur. Ankur is alarmed when Ankita faints. Ankita tells Ankur about being pregnant and says no to America while Sandhya overhears. Chhavi pleads Sooraj to lie to Santosh about the expensive purse. Ankur buys sweets from Sooraj's shop unaware that he is the same guy who he has come to see for Sandhya. Ankur is uneasy on seeing Babhoo's family and their lifestyle. He gets shocked to know that Sooraj is the guy who he has come to see for Sandhya. 18 22 September 2011 Santosh comes to see Sandhya Ankur tells the wedding broker that Sandhya will not survive in Sooraj's family. Kisna gets Ankur's nod for marriage by playing with his mind. Babhoo is determined to meet Sandhya before accepting the wedding proposal. The wedding broker takes Babhoo and her husband to Ankur's house to meet Sandhya. Ankita is worried when Sandhya is not in her room. Ankur panics when Sandhya's whereabouts are unknown and Sooraj's parents are waiting in the hall to see her. Kisna covers up for Ankur as Sandhya comes wearing a suit. Ankita is shocked to see Santosh's attitude. Santosh tries to speak to Sandhya but Kisna disrupts Santosh questioning her. 19 23 September 2011 Sandhya's sacrifice Bhaboo asks Sandhya if she is getting married of her own will. Sandhya lies to her for Ankita's sake. Bhaboo announces marraiage in six days.Meenakshi is anxious about Sooraj and Sandhya's wedding proposal.Ankita demands to know why Sandhya had changed her mind and agreed to the marriage proposal. Meenakshi asks Sooraj if Babhoo has given him the good news.Babhoo proudly announces to everyone that Sooraj's wedding proposal has been finalized. 20 26 September 2011 Sooraj is happy Bhaboo tells Sooraj about Sandhya. He remembers about the wedding card which had Sandhya's name written on it. Bhaboo asks the family members to gear up for the wedding preparation. Ankur asks Sandhya not to remain angry with him. He pleads with her to talk to him. Ankur gives her Sooraj's photograph. Sooraj remembers seeing Sandhya in the temple when he looks at her photograph. Its Sandhya's haldi ceremony. Sandhya gets emotional when Preeti talks to her about her dreams and ambition. 21 27 September 2011 Ankur welcomes Babhoo Babhoo and her family perform Sooraj's haldi rasam. Bhaboo gets ready to go to Sandhya's place to perform the haldi rasam. Sandhya hurries through her exam to get back home in time for the mehendi rasam. Ankur welcomes Babhoo and her family in his home. Ankita and Ankur are anxious when Babhoo asks to see Sandhya and Sandhya is yet to come home from the college. Ankur lies to Bhaboo that Sandhya went to the temple with Kisna. Meenakshi displays the gifts they had got for Sandhya. 22 28 September 2011 Sooraj is happy Babhoo and her family perform Sooraj's haldi rasam. Bhaboo gets ready to go to Sandhya's place to perform the haldi rasam. Sandhya hurries through her exam to get back home in time for the mehendi rasam. Ankur welcomes Babhoo and her family in his home. Ankita and Ankur are anxious when Babhoo asks to see Sandhya and Sandhya is yet to come home from the college. Ankur lies to Bhaboo that Sandhya went to the temple with Kisna. Meenakshi displays the gifts they had got for Sandhya. 23 29 September 2011 Ankur welcomes Babhoo Babhoo and her family perform Sooraj's haldi rasam. Bhaboo gets ready to go to Sandhya's place to perform the haldi rasam. Sandhya hurries through her exam to get back home in time for the mehendi rasam. Ankur welcomes Babhoo and her family in his home. Ankita and Ankur are anxious when Babhoo asks to see Sandhya and Sandhya is yet to come home from the college. Ankur lies to Bhaboo that Sandhya went to the temple with Kisna. Meenakshi displays the gifts they had got for Sandhya. 24 30 September 2011 Sandhya gets emotional Babhoo is furious with Meenakshi for messing up with Sandhya's shagun. Bhaboo is impressed with Sandhya's response to save the family's reputation. Vikram pretends to be outraged with Meenakshi for her mistake. Sandhya cries because she cannot fulfill her father's dreams. Sooraj and his family gather for the wedding procession. Ankita grooms Sandhya for the wedding. Sandhya gets emotional when her wedding suit gets stuck in a photo frame containing her parents' photograph. 25 1 October 2011 Sandhya and Sooraj are married(Maha Episode) Ankur and Ankita welcome Sooraj and his family. Meenakshi and Chavi question Ankita about Sandhya's preference for sweets. Ankur is afraid that Ankita might learn about Sooraj's occupation. The maid brags about Sooraj's sweet shop to Ankita. Ankita angrily confronts Ankur for lying and sacrificing Sandhya's dreams for his dreams. Ankita learns of Sooraj's profession and confronts Ankur. Ankita blames on Ankur for spoiling Sandhya's life. Ankita decides to reveal the truth to Sandhya. It gets very late to reveal the truth as the marriage already starts. 26 3 October 2011 Sandhya's welcome! Ankita packs Sandhya's bags for the move to Sooraj's house. Sandhya is depressed. Ankita asks Sandhya to convince Sooraj to let her study further. Sandhya wishes Ankur all the best for his future. Ankur and Ankita send Sandhya with Sooraj after the wedding celebration.Ankur asks Sooraj to take good care of Sandhya. Babhoo proudly brings Sandhya to her house and boasts to her neighbors about winning the challenge. Babhoo and her family are dismayed to see the house flooded with water.The family goes berserk accusing each other. Sooraj and others steps forward and start cleaning the house. Sandhya gets hurt while cleaning the house. She gets the pen which Arvind has brought for her. Sandhya is shocked to see Bhaboo's attitude. 27 4 October 2011 Sandhya's first night Babhoo performs the arti and asks Sandhya and Sooraj to step into the house. After the rituals Meenakshi and Chhavi brings Sandhya in her room. Meenakshi gives her instructions for the first night. Sandhya wonders if Sooraj will understand her ambition and fulfill her dreams.Sooraj engages Sandhya in a conversation.Chaturi enters in the room taking a glass of milk with her for Sooraj. Sooraj tells Chaturi to ask his parents to sleep in his room as their room is flooded with water. He asks Chaturi toi make arrangements for her and Sandhya to sleep in the hall. Sooraj asks Sandhya to express her feelings. 28 5 October 2011 Tough time for Sandhya Chhavi pretends to help Sandhya settle down in the house. Meenakshi on the other hand pretend to sympathize with Sandhya for facing a tough time on her first night. Sooraj asks Chaturi to help Sandhya with her bags. Ankita writes down recipes for Sandhya. Sooraj tends to Bhaboo’s leg pain and put her to sleep. Sandhya pretends to be asleep when Sooraj approaches the bed. Chaturi shows Sandhya the washroom and asks her to groom herself properly and be ready to meet the visitors. She also warns Sandhya about Babhoo's short temper. 29 6 October 2011 Bhaboo is angry Sooraj brings a bucket of hot water for Sandhya to bath. Babhoo orders Meenakshi to give Sandhya an expensive and grand saree to wear. Meenakshi gives an old Saree to Sandhya telling her that saree is very expensive. Babhoo instructs Sandhya to wear the saree and jewellery she gives her to impress the guests. Sandhya struggles with the saree. She calls up Ankita to get instructions on how to wear a saree.Meenakshi provokes Santosh as Sandhya couldn't get ready on time. Babhoo is angry when Sandhya takes time in grooming. Sandhya panics when Babhoo bangs on her bedroom door. 30 7 October 2011 Bhaboo helps Sandhya Babhoo lambastes Sandhya for taking time to groom while the guests wait for her.She sees Sandhya's injured hand and helps her with the saree. Santosh brings Sandhya in the hall to perform the post marriage customs. Sooraj admires Sandhya's reflection in the mirror. Santosh asks Sandhya to participate in Meethi Thaal. All the relatives give sweet to Sandhya and Sooraj. Ankita and Sooraj find Sandhya getting uncomfortable in eating sweets. Sooraj understands the situation and eats Sandhya's sweets too. Ankita gifts her recipe book to Sandhya. Ankita asks for Babhoo's permission to take Sandhya home for "paghphera" rasam but Babhoo refuses.
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Sandhya is a 19-year-old outspoken girl who belongs to a middle class family in Pushkar. She aspires to become an IPS officer, and eventually, a collector. Sandhya is a fun-loving, spirited young girl whose dream is an important part of her character. Her parents died due to the bomb atack and her brother Ankur wants Sandhya married to Suraj and lied to Suraj's family and went to USA.
Sooraj is a noble, good-looking and sensitive guy who believes in hard work. He had to become the provider for his family from an early age. Hence, he discontinued his studies after passing tenth standard. He runs a sweet shop and has strived to make it a success. Sooraj's mind is like an open book with no malice or hatred towards anyone.
CHARACTER ROLE PLAYED BY Sandhya Main female lead, protagonist Deepika Suraj Main male lead, Sandhya's Husband, protagonist Anas Rashid Ankur Sandhya's brother Varun Khandelwal Vikram Suraj's brother Gautam Gulati Meenakshri Suraj's Babhi, Vikram's wife, Antagonist Kanica Maheshwari Unknown name Meenakshri's Mom Gulfam Ali Santosh Suraj's Mother Nilofer Chavi Suraj's sister Sehrish Ali Chaturi Suraj's servant Rashmi Pitre
This story is about a girl named Sandhya who aspires to be an IPS (Indian Police Service) officer. Will she able to fulfill her dream being a married woman? Supported by her parents after their sudden death, she is taken care of by her brother and sister-in-law. She is forced to get married as her brother gets a job opportunity overseas and wants to get rid of her. Her brother brings her the proposal of Suraj and tells her that Suraj is a well-educated man with an MBA degree. She is forced to accept the proposal and Suraj and Sandhya are married. It is only later that she discovers that her husband is actually a halwaai or sweet - maker. Then when they came back bhabo see's her cupboard door broken and asks chavi,mohit,vikram and meena and mohit tells the truth that meena did all this. Then she rings meena's parents up to come and tells them what meena's done.
Banner Director Episode Director Producer Editor Story and Screenplay Rashmi Sharma Telefilms Sumeet H Mittal Shashi Mittal Shashi Mittal & Sumeet H Mittal Jay B Ghadiali Sanjay Kumar, Shashi Mittal, Seema Mitra & Raghuvir Shekhawat
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