Chinnari Pellikuthuru is a Telugu serial that aired on Maa TV from 2008 to 2016. It is a remake of the Hindi serial Balika Vadhu, which was based on the life of Purnendu Shekhar’s mother, who got married at the age of 15.
The serial depicts the story of Anandi, a child bride who faces various challenges and struggles in her life from childhood to womanhood. The serial also addresses social issues such as child marriage, domestic violence, female education, widow remarriage and women empowerment.
The serial has won several awards and accolades for its realistic portrayal of rural life and its strong female characters. It also features a quote at the end of each episode that reflects the theme of the episode and gives a relevant message for the society.
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Avika Gor as Young Anandi Jagdish: She is the protagonist of the serial who gets married to Jagdish at the age of eight. She is a smart, brave and kind-hearted girl who loves her family and friends. She faces many difficulties and hardships in her marital home, but never loses hope or courage. She also excels in her studies and dreams of becoming a teacher.
Avinash Mukherjee as Young Jagdish: He is Anandi’s husband who gets married to her at the age of ten. He is a bright, playful and innocent boy who initially dislikes Anandi, but gradually develops a bond with her. He is influenced by his father’s conservative views and often neglects Anandi’s feelings and aspirations. He later falls in love with Gauri, a city girl, and leaves Anandi for her.
Pratyusha Banerjee/Toral Rasputra as Anandi Shivraj Shekhar: She is the grown-up version of Anandi who gets divorced from Jagdish and remarries Shivraj Shekhar, a district collector. She is a strong, independent and compassionate woman who works as a social worker and fights for the rights and welfare of women and children. She also maintains a cordial relationship with Jagdish and his family.
Shashank Vyas as Dr. Jagdish: He is the grown-up version of Jagdish who becomes a doctor and marries Gauri. He later realizes his mistake and regrets leaving Anandi. He divorces Gauri and marries Ganga, a widow with a son. He also reconciles with Anandi and supports her in her endeavors.
Siddharth Shukla as Shivraj Shekhar: He is Anandi’s second husband who falls in love with her at first sight. He is a noble, honest and caring man who respects Anandi’s past and supports her in her present. He also adopts two children, Amol and Nandini, with Anandi. He dies in a bomb blast while saving Anandi.
Surekha Sikri as Kalyani Devi: She is Jagdish’s grandmother and the matriarch of the family. She is a strict, traditional and authoritative woman who initially opposes Anandi’s education and freedom, but later becomes her biggest supporter and guide. She also loves Shivraj like her own grandson and accepts his marriage with Anandi.
Anup Soni as Bhairon Singh: He is Jagdish’s father and Kalyani Devi’s elder son. He is a kind, wise and progressive man who loves his family and respects his mother. He also encourages Anandi to study and pursue her dreams.
Smita Bansal as Sumitra Singh: She is Jagdish’s mother and Bhairon Singh’s wife. She is a gentle, loving and supportive woman who treats Anandi like her own daughter. She also stands up for Anandi against her husband’s younger brother Basant Singh, who dislikes Anandi.
Satyajit Sharma as Basant Singh: He is Jagdish’s uncle and Kalyani Devi’s younger son. He is a rude, arrogant and orthodox man who hates Anandi for being an educated girl. He also abuses his wife Gehna for being infertile. He later changes his attitude after Gehna gives birth to his son Nandu.
Neha Marda/Sheetal Khandal as Gehna Singh: She is Basant Singh’s wife and Jagdish’s aunt. She is a timid, submissive and loyal woman who suffers from domestic violence at the hands of her husband. She later gains confidence and courage after becoming a mother to Nandu.
Mahima Makwana/Anjum Farooki/Deblina Chatterjee as Dr. Gauri Jagdish: She is Jagdish’s second wife whom he meets in Mumbai while studying medicine. She is a modern, ambitious and independent woman who falls in love with Jagdish without knowing about his marriage with Anandi. She later becomes insecure and jealous of Anandi after learning the truth. She also aborts her child with Jagdish without his consent.
Sriti Jha/Sargun Mehta/Aasiya Kazi as Dr. Ganga Jagdish: She is Jagdish’s third wife whom he meets in Mangalore while working as a doctor. She is a widow with a son named Mannu from her previous marriage.
She was forced to marry an older man by her parents when she was young. She escapes from her abusive in-laws with Jagdish’s help and falls in love with him. She also supports him in his career and family matters.
Aashka Goradia as Ratan Singh: He is Ganga’s first husband who dies of cancer. He was an evil, cruel and greedy man who tortured Ganga for dowry and tried to kill Mannu for his property.
Gracy Goswami as Nandini Shivraj Shekhar: She is Anandi’s biological daughter whom she gave birth to after Shivraj’s death. She was kidnapped by Akhiraj Singh, an enemy of Shivraj, when she was an infant. She was raised by him as his daughter Nimboli along with his son Kundan whom she was married to as a child bride.
Viren Vazirani as Shivam Shivraj Shekhar: He is Anandi’s adopted son whom she adopted with Shivraj after he lost his parents in an accident. He was separated from Anandi when Akhiraj Singh kidnapped Nandini along with him. He was rescued by Anandi after 11 years but had lost his memory due to trauma.
Sunil Singh as Akhiraj Singh: He is the main antagonist of the serial who kidnaps Nandini along with Shivam after killing Shivraj in a bomb blast. He is a corrupt politician and a criminal who wants to take revenge on Shivraj for exposing his illegal activities.
Ruslaan Mumtaz as Krish Malhotra: He is Nandini’s second husband whom she marries after escaping from Akhiraj Singh’s clutches. He is a charming, funny and romantic man who loves Nandini unconditionally.
FAQ: The Ultimate Guide to Your Questions
Q1: When did Chinnari Pellikuthuru start?
A1: Chinnari Pellikuthuru started on 21 July 2008 on Maa TV.
Q2: When did Chinnari Pellikuthuru end?
A2: Chinnari Pellikuthuru ended on 28 April 2016 on Maa TV.
Q3: How many episodes did Chinnari Pellikuthuru have?
A3: Chinnari Pellikuthuru had 2245 episodes.
Q4: Where can I watch Chinnari Pellikuthuru online?
A4: You can watch Chinnari Pellikuthuru online on Hotstar or YouTube.
Q5: Who played the role of Young Anandi in Chinnari Pellikuthuru?
A5: Avika Gor played the role of Young Anandi in Chinnari Pellikuthuru.