Diya aur baati hum

Diya Aur Baati Hum is one of the most popular Indian television soap opera, broadcast on Star Plus channel since August 29, 2011. Currently, Diya Aur Baati Hum is the No. 1 show on Indian television. It continuously receives high TRPs of over 4.5, beating long-running shows. It has been entertaining the audiences with interesting twists and turns for more than two years now.


Diya Aur Baati Hum is a story of a girl name Sandhya. She is a studious and ambitious girl who aspires to make her mark in the world by becoming an IPS Officer. Sandhya's brother Ankur marries her to Sooraj Rathi, son of Arun and Santosh Rathi, who comes from an uneducated family. Sooraj lives with his three siblings, Vikram, Mohit and Chhavi, his parents and his sister-in-law, Meenakshi.

Ankur lies to Sandhya that Sooraj is an MBA and a government official whereas the truth is that Suraj is only a ninth standard pass and a sweet-maker. From here, follows Sooraj and Sandhya's heartwarming saga of love, encouragement and understanding. Sooraj helps Sandhya complete her education and fulfill her dream of becoming an IPS Officer. Basically, the show is about Sooraj and Sandhya's married life and also the love that blossoms between the two completely unique individuals. She and Sooraj become a perfect couple in this serial.

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Sandhya and Suraj

Sandhya and Suraj (Deepika and Anas) are one of the most popular and romantic couple. Their on-screen chemistry made them the favourite jodi of tellywood. Their character is very famous and every woman wants a husband like Suraj.

Cast and Crew

Sandhya Suraj Rathi (Deepika Singh)
Sandhya in Diya aur baati hum is a outspoken girl who belongs to a middle class family of Pushkar. After marrying to Suraj, she plays the role of a perfect bahu of the Rathi family. She is a fun-loving girl who aspires to become an IPS officer. Her husband Suraj helps her to fulfill her dream.

Suraj Rathi (Anas Rashid)
Suraj in diya aur baati hum is a noble, good-looking and sensitive guy who believes in hard work. He is the provider for his family from an early age. Hence, he is educated only till ninth standard. Suraj's mind is like an open book with no malice or hatred towards anyone and always sees the better side of people. He helps Sandhya to fulfill her dreams and plays the role of an understanding and encouraging husband.

Santosh Rathi aka Bhabho (Neelu Vaghela)
Bhabhoo plays the role of a caring mother of four children. She is a perfectionist and could not tolerate any mistake. She is very strict with her daughter-in-laws and a perfect home maker. Bhabho always pray for the happiness of her family. She opposes Suraj's decision to help Sandhya to fulfill her aspirations.

Arun Rathi(Ashok Lokhande)
Arun play Suraj's father who loves his children specaily Suraj because of his helping nature and he is supportive and loving towards his daughter-in-law Sandhya.

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Vikram Rathi(Gautam Gulati)
Vikram is the younger brother of Suraj, who is a saree shop owner and is very manipulative. He is someone who can do anything for money.

Meenakshi Vikram Rathi(Kanika Maheshwari)
Meenakshi is Vikram's wife and Sooraj's bhabhi. She is manipulative and looks for her profit always. Her character has various shades.

Serial/Show Timings

Diya Aur Baati Hum airs on Star Plus. Monday to friday at 9:00 PM.

Varun Jain as Mohit Rathi - Antagonist
Pooja Singh as Emily Mohit Rathi
Sehrish Ali as Chhavi Rathi - Antagonist
Aryan Sharma as Chotu
Rashmi Pitre as Chaturi
Eijaz Khan as Abhimanyu Singh
Director: Sumeet H Mittal and Rohit Raj Goyal
Producer: Shashi Mittal and Sumeet H Mittal
Editor: Jay B Ghadiali
Cinematography: Sudesh Kotian and Sunil Vishwakarma

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