February 2022 – Meet the Characters & Cast of Zee World Series

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While scrolling through social media right now amid the dire warnings of Coronavirus and political finger-pointing, smack, bang! right there in the middle of it all is a debate on which Zee World series and actors are the best.

The countless Zee World fan pages, and social media fan award shows across Africa, including memes, GIFs and recaps shows the popularity of the channel’s drama series and movies.

 Zee World has always excelled at delivering world class series with high end quality cast turning viewers into fans.  Based on this, we would love to give you a close-up view of some of our super popular actors and actresses.

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Abhishek Prem Mehra played by Shabir Ahluwalia

Abhishek Mehra is easy on the eye and fondly called a rockstar with an open-minded outlook on life.   His on-screen arrogance and inability to see people’s true colours makes him a target for easy manipulations.  He is highly emotional and impulsive.

In real life: Shabir Ahluwalia’s father is Sikh and mother is Christian. Shabir Ahluwalia has his own production house called “Flying Turtle”. The 40-year-old actor also hosts popular shows such as Nach Baliye, Guinness World Records – Ab India Todega, and Dancing Queen.

Pragya Abhishek Mehra played by Sriti Jha

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She is Bulbul’s sister and Abhi’s wife.  She is loyal, naïve and caring so much so that she is manipulated by Tanu and Aliyah.  She however undergoes a transformation into a strong and ambitious woman to protect Abhi from some of his vicious family members who want to ruin his life.

In Real Life:  Sriti is an avid reader, a vegetarian and dancer.  She is one of the highest-paid in the TV industry. She loves to travel and often going solo to other countries.  She was a brand ambassador for companies such as Accessorize India, Belleza, Kalki etc.

Asad Ahmed Khan played by Karan Singh Grover

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Asad is well mannered, thoughtful and a gentleman. He is known to be an introvert and is sensitive towards people’s needs A true workaholic, he is very traditional in his approach as well as being fiercely protective of his mother and sister in I Do.

In real life: Karan spent most of his school life in Saudi Arabia. Studying hotel management, he worked at the Sheraton Hotel as a Marketing Executive before becoming an actor. Karan is a basketball and volleyball fan. During his college days, he was a part of a musical band named Thousand Decibels.

Zoya Farooqui (After marriage known as: Zoya Ahmed Khan) played by Surbhi Jyoti

Beautiful and intelligent, Zoya has had an upper middle-class upbringing and gets along with everyone. Though she comes across as a friendly person on the surface, she suffers from abandonment issues. She still carries the angst that her father had abandoned her as a child and was brought up by her adoptive cousin and brother-in-law.

In Real Life: Surbhi started her career as a radio jockey. Before entering the world of acting, Surbhi did theatre for approximately three years to brush up on her acting skills and performances.  She is a dog lover, hates pizza and Mumbai traffic. Her mother fondly calls her “Fruity”.

Shantanu played by Avinash Mishra

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Despite being born in a brothel Shantanu is brought up with good values and upbringing. He has a heart of gold and builds a great friendship with childhood sweetheart Puchki whom he safeguards from all dangers in life. He is adopted by a wealthy couple and lives a good life with a great education, later becoming a successful businessman and reconnects with Puchki again.

In Real Life:  Avinash is known for his fashion sense.  He is popularly known on Tiktok for his comedy, dancing and lip-sync videos.  He is health conscious and regularly does Yoga.  On his cheat days he enjoys eating KFC burger, chocolates and ice cream.  Avinash enjoys bike riding in his free time.

Puchki played by Vrushika Mehta

Born in a brothel, Puchki’s world revolves around her mother.  She does not know who her father is and is rather naïve in spite of being raised in a brothel. Puchki grows up into a beautiful, good-hearted woman who yearns to reconnect with her childhood friend, Shantanu.

In Real Life:  Vrushika is dating on screen fellow actor Avinash Mishra in the series These Streets. She is  a fan of Bollywood actor, Hrithik Roshan.  If she was not acting, Vrushika would have been a dancer.  Her dream role is the role of Geet played by Kareena Kapoor in the iconic movie ‘Jab We Met’. Dancing, travelling and watching cartoons are her favourite hobbies.  In 2016, she hosted travel-based shows named Desi Explorers Jordan and Desi Explorers Taiwan.

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Kalyani Deshmukh played by Reem Sameer Shaikh

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Kalyani Deshmukh is a happy teenager who lives with her parents. Adversity begins when her beloved mother Madhuri dies, whilst her father Atul is jailed and gives custody of Kalyani to his ex-wife, Anupriya who is controlled by her family.

In Real Life:  Reem is an only child, born and raised in Mumbai. She’s a health fanatic and loves sports. Reem started her acting career when she was 6 years old in the show ‘Devi Neer Bhare Tere Naina’ on Imagine TV.  She is a huge fan of American actress Jennifer Winget

ACP Malhar Rane played bySehban Azim

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Malhar Rane is a police inspector who marries the young Kalyani Deshmukh. At first, Malhar hates Kalyani with all his heart and blames her for all his shortcomings. As time goes on, Malhar starts to fall for Kalyani.

In real Life:  Born 27 February 1986,Sebhan shot to popularity in the TV show Dill Mil Gaye.  His favourite thing to do is try out street food in every city he travels to.