Balika Vadhu, Set in rural Rajasthan, narrates the story of a child bride Anandi. Having been married at the tender age of eight, to an equally young Jagdish, she enters a new world which is at once alienating and confusing. Torn away from the merriment of childhood, and her family, she has to accept and accustom herself to this new family of strangers, new relationships and accept her roles as friend, lover, wife, and mother as she forges her way in matrimony. This very unique show is produced by Sphere Origins. The star cast includes Avika Gor as Anandi and Avinash Mukherjee as Jagdish. The show will be aired every Monday to Friday at 8 PM.

Avika Gor


Anandi is the female protagonist of the show. She is a bubbly 9 year old who is the only daughter of her parents and is thus pampered. She loves going to school but her studies are cut short when her parents decide to get her married to a respectable family at the tender age as is the tradition in their village. She is distraught at first to leave her parents and her friends and village and to go to a new setting where she faces some hostility but slowly she learns to adjust to the new surroundings and accept her new family with support from her loving in-laws and the new friendship with her husband Jagdish.

Avinash Mukherjee.


He is a 12 years old who'd much rather play cricket with friends than do homework. He is the favorite grandchild of his Dadisa also because he is the only male child in the family. One day he is pulled out of a match to be informed that he is getting married. He initially doesn't like his wife Anandi as she has too much attitude according to him and gets a lot of attention from his parents. But slowly he sees a different side of the coin when she starts helping him with his homework. He even stands up for Anandi and defends her in front of his Dadisa who is no less than a tyrant. Soon they become friends though they constantly have sweet banters.

Veebha Anand.


She is Jagdish's elder sister. She is married but lives with her parents. However she is a typical teenager and meets with her husband secretly when she can. She is very annoyed by her parents who refuse to send her to her husband's house and often complains about the same to her mother. But she is a very supportive sister to Jagdish and a friend to Anandi. She often speaks against the injustice dealt by Dadisa but is quieted by her mother.

Vikrant Massey.


He is the husband of Sugna and son of Madan Singh

Smitha Bhansal.


She is Jagdish and Sugna's mother and Bhairav's wife. She is a passive character with a lot of patience and tolerance. She is a dutiful daughter-in-law a good wife and loving mother and wonderful mother-in-law. She gives her healing touch when and where needed. She might as well be the strength that holds the family together. She understands her husband's dilemma but also guides him in doing what is morally right. She is very determined to not let her daughter and daughter-in-law endure the injustices of child-marriage and tries her best to give them the same opportunities that her son enjoys. But its often difficult and close to impossible when an obstacle the size of Dadisa is in the way. But she bares it with patience and never gives up hope. She is most effected by Anandi's and now Gehna's plight.

Anup Soni.


He is Jagdish's father and Daadisa's second son. He is a sensible man who judges right from wrong correctly but often feels helpless in front of his mother's stubbornness. He is caught between his desire respect his mother's wishes and doing what is right in any given situation. He is kind by nature and understanding. He supports his wife and loves his daughter-in-law Anandi as his own child. Though he got his children married at a young age, he along with his wife, have decided not to let them live a married life until they understand the implications of being married and are ready to accept the responsibilities that come along with it. He often is taunted by his mother for being too soft for his support of his wife's ideals.