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Kumkum Bhagya (Zee TV) Serial Cast, Real Name, Timing, Story, Wiki & More

Kumkum Bhagya is an Indian romantic drama television series that aired on 15 April 2014 on Zee TV and streams on ZEE5. The plot of the story is based on Jane Austen’s 1811 novel Sense and Sensibility and revolves around the Arora sisters Pragya and Bulbul, and their mother Sarla Arora’s hope to see them married. Sriti Jha and Shabir Ahluwalia are in the key roles from 2014-2021. Currently, Mugdha Chaphekar and Krishna Kaul are in the lead roles. Read on to know Kumkum Bhagya’s serial cast, wiki, story, timing, and more.

NameKumkum Bhagya
ChannelZee TV
GenreDrama, Family
ProducerEkta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor
Main Cast Sriti Jha, Shabir Ahluwalia, Mugdha Chaphekar,Krishna Kaul
Directed by Ravindra Gautam, Sameer Kulkarni, Sharad Pandey, Jeetu Arora, Deepak Chavan
ComposerNot Known
ConceptBased On Sense and Sensibility
by Jane Austen
ScreenplayAnil Nagpal, Mrinal Tripathi
StoryAnil Nagpal
Production HouseBalaji Telefilms
DialogueDheeraj Sarana, Vikash Tiwari
EditorNot Known

Kumkum Bhagya Cast

The Kumkum Bhagya series is produced by Ekta Kapoor under Balaji Telefilms. Let’s have a look at the Kumkum Bhagya serial cast, Kumkum Bhagya actresses actors reel, and real names. 

Sr NoReal NameRole NameRole
1Sriti JhaPragya Arora Mehra
Sarla and Raghuveer’s eldest daughter; Preeta, Bulbul and Srishti’s sister; Abhi’s wife; Kiara, Prachi and Rhea’s mother
2Shabir AhluwaliaAbhishek “Abhi” Mehra
Santoshi and Prem’s son; Alia’s brother; Pragya’s husband; Tanu’s ex-husband; Kiara, Prachi and Rhea’s father
3Krishna KaulRanbir Kohli
Pallavi and Vikram’s son; Mishti’s elder brother; Sid’s younger cousin brother; Rhea’s ex-fiancé; Prachi’s husband
4Mugdha ChaphekarPrachi Arora Kohli
Pragya and Abhi’s second daughter; Kiara and Rhea’s sister; Ranbir’s wife
5Shikha Singh / Reyhna MalhotraAlia Mehra
Santoshi and Prem’s daughter; Abhi’s sister; Purab’s ex-wife; Aryan’s mother
6Naina Singh (2019–2020) / Pooja Banerjee ( 2020–2022) / Tina Ann Philip (2022-Present)Rhea Mehra
Pragya and Abhi’s youngest daughter; Kiara and Prachi’s sister; Sid’s ex-wife
7Madhurima Tuli (2014) / Leena Jumani (2014-2019), 2021)Tanushree “Tanu” Mehta
Alia’s best friend; Abhi’s former wife
8Kushagra NautiyalSiddharth “Sid” Kohli
Pallavi and Vikram’s nephew and adoptive son; Ranbir and Mishti’s elder cousin brother; Rhea’s ex-husband
9Rushad RanaVikram Kohli
Daljeet’s eldest son; Arun’s brother; Pallavi’s husband; Ranbir and Mishti’s father; Sid’s uncle/adoptive father; Abhi’s former friend and business partner
10Khyaati KeswaniPallavi Kohli
Vikram’s wife; Ranbir and Mishti’s mother; Sid’s aunt/adoptive mother
11Smita ShettyDaljeet Kohli (Dida)
Vikram and Arun’s mother; Ranbir, Mishti and Sid’s grandmother
12Aparna MishraShahana Sharma
Pragya’s niece-figure; Prachi’s best friend and sister-figure
13Abhishek KumaarrJai BhattRanbir’s best friend
14Arjit Taneja (2014-2016) / Vin Rana ( 2016-2021)Purab Khanna
Abhi’s best friend and business partner; Bulbul, Disha and Alia’s ex-husband; Sunny and Aryan’s father
15Mrunal ThakurBulbul Purab Khanna
Sarla and Raghuveer’s third daughter; Pragya, Preeta and Shrishti’s sister; Purab’s dead wife
16Supriya ShuklaSarla Arora
Raghuveer’s widow; Pragya, Preeta, Bulbul and Srishti’s mother; Kiara, Prachi and Rhea’s grandmother; Pihu’s adoptive grandmother
17Madhu RajaDaljeet Arora
Raghuveer’s mother; Pragya, Preeta, Bulbul and Srishti’s grandmother
18Jasjeet BabbarJanki
The Aroras’ handmaiden; Poorvi’s mother
19Daljeet SoundhDaljeet Mehra
Abhi, Alia, Raj and Akash’s grandmother
20Zarina KhanIndu Dasi
Abhi, Alia, Raj and Akash’s grand-aunt
21Radha Israni (2014-2018)/Asha Sharma (2018-2020)Swarni Dasi
Abhi, Alia, Raj and Akash’s grand-aunt
22Shivaani SopuriPammi Mehra
Ajay’s wife; Raj and Akash’s mother
23Ajay TrehanAjay Mehra
Pammi’s husband; Raj and Akash’s father
24Anurag SharmaRaj Mehra
Pammi and Ajay’s son; Akash’s brother; Mitali’s husband; Neha’s father
25Ankit MohanAkash Mehra
Pammi and Ajay’s son; Raj’s brother; Rachna’s husband; Abhishek and Alia’s cousin

Kumkum Bhagya Star Cast

Sriti Jha as Pragya Arora Mehra

Sriti Jha

Shabir Ahluwalia as Abhishek “Abhi” Mehra

Shabir Ahluwalia

Krishna Kaul as Ranbir Kohli 

Krishna Kaul

Mugdha Chaphekar as Prachi Arora Kohli

Mugdha Chaphekar

Shikha Singh / Reyhna Malhotra as Alia Mehra

Tina Ann Philip

Naina Singh (2019–2020) / Pooja Banerjee ( 2020–2022) / Tina Ann Philip (2022-Present) as Rhea Mehra

Role: Pragya and Abhi’s youngest daughter; Kiara and Prachi’s sister; Sid’s ex-wife

Madhurima Tuli (2014) / Leena Jumani (2014-2019), 2021) as Tanushree “Tanu” Mehta

Role: Alia’s best friend; Abhi’s former wife


The story starts with the Arora sisters, Pragya and Bulbul. Their mother Sarla Arora always asks them about marriage. Later, Pragya married a rockstar Abhishek “Abhi” Mehra. On the other hand, Bulbul married Abhi’s friend, Purab. Unfortunately, after a couple of years of marriage, Bulbul dies. Abhi and Pragya have a daughter named Kiara  Abhi’s dadi died and he blames Pragya for the incident and the duo gets separated.  

Kiara starts living with King Singh, a famous rapper in London. Unfortunately, she was killed by her enemies in London. Abhi and Pragya blamed each other for the incidents. Later, Pragya gives birth to twin daughters, Prachi and Rhea. Keep watching the series on the Zee TV channel to know the latest episode. 

Kumkum Bhagya Timing & Repeat Telecast Timing

The first episode of the Kumkum Bhagya series was aired on 15 April 2014 on the Zee TV channel. It’s one of the longest-running soap operas and now it telecasts from Monday to Friday at 9 pm on the Zee TV channel and Zee 5 streaming platform.

ChannelZee TV
Show Timings09:00 pm-09:30 pm
Show DaysMonday to Sunday
Running Time22-25 minutes
Starting Date15 April 2014
Final EpisodeOngoing

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