Chandralekha (TV series)

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Chandralekha
Chandralekha serial.jpg
Title card (2021)
GenreSoap opera, drama
Written byDialogue by
  • R. Ezhilselvan (1-981)
  • Selvam (982-1289)
  • N.P. Karthik (1290-1466)
  • Pandiyan (1467-1624)
  • Bala Thangam (1625–1710)
  • Prasanna (1711-present)
Screenplay by
  • R.Raja (1-200)
  • S. Abdullah (201-1083)
  • Divya Dinesh (1084-1102)
  • Vaidehi Radhakrishnan (1103-1254)
  • Selvam (1255-1406)
  • Pandiyan (1407-1624)
  • Rajarshhe N Roy (1625–present)
Directed by
  • Hafees (Episodes 01-60)
  • R. Nandhakumar (Episodes 61-129 & 1235-1465)
  • S. Anand Babu (Episodes 130-325)
  • K.J. Thangapandiyan (Episodes 326-689)
  • A. Ramachandran (Episodes 690-873)
  • A.B. Nakeeran (Episodes 873-1085)
  • B. Nithyanandham (Episodes 1086-1149)
  • A. Jawahar (Episodes 1149-1234)
  • A.P. Rajendran (Episodes 1466–present)
Creative directors
StarringShwetha
Nagasri
Jai Dhanush
Arun Kumar Rajan
Pandi Kamal
Sandhya Jagarlamudi
Theme music composerX. Paulraj
Opening theme"Kalaiyile Malarthidum"
Anuradha Sriram (Vocals)
V.Saravana Raja (Lyrics)
Country of originIndia
Original languageTamil
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes1879(as of 15th May 2021)
Production
Cinematography
  • Sai Srinivas
  • Vasantha Kumari
  • Prakash
  • S. Udayashankar
Editors
  • Muralikrishnan
  • S.A. Ramesh Kumar
  • Kalai
  • Vinoth
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running timeapprox. 20-24 minutes per episode
Production companySaregama
Release
Original networkSun TV
Original release6 October 2014 (2014-10-06) –
Present
External links
Sun nxt
Production website

Chandralekha[1] is a 2014 Indian Tamil-language soap opera that airs on Sun TV. The show premiered on 6 October 2014 and stars Shwetha, Nagasri, Jai Dhanush, Arun Kumar Rajan and Sandhya Jagarlamudi. It is currently directed by A.P. Rajendran.[2][3] This is the 2nd longest running Tamil soap opera after Valli.

Plot[edit]

Meena gives birth to Lekha and Vasundhara Devi gives birth to Chandra. With the aid of a child-stealing group, each child leaves the hospital with a different mother. How Chandra and Lekha grow up and solve the problems is the rest of the story.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Shwetha as Chandra, Sanjay's Wife
  • Naagasree GS as Lekha, Sabari's Wife
  • Sandhya Jagarlamudi as Bhavani / Nurse Brindha, Surya's friend

Recurring[edit]

  • Jai Dhanush(Episode 15-1656 & Episode 1834-Present)/Munna(Episode 1670-1832) as Sanjay Parandhaman
  • Arun Kumar Rajan as Sabarinathan allies sabari,Lekha's husband
  • Pandi Kamal as Surya, Bhavani's friend
  • Rani as Chandrakandha AC
  • Sunitha as Sharanya Sabarinathan,Main Antoganist
  • Shanthi Anandraj(Episode 1237–Present) as Radha Parandhaman
    • Premi Venkat replaced by Shanthi (Episode 15–1234)
  • Shanthi Williams as Meenakshi
  • Vanitha Hariharan (2019-2020) and Harshala Honey (2020–present) as Devi
  • Gobi as unknown, Surya's Step younger brother
  • Padmini as unknown, Surya's Step mother
  • Bhuvaneswari (Episode 1–680) as Vasundhara Devi Ashok Kumar (Main Antagonist)
    • Niharika replaced Bhuvaneshwari (Episode 694–1653) and Dr. Sharmila replaced Niharika (Episode 1655–present)
  • Rishi Keshav as Azhagesan
  • Meenakumari as Meena Azhagesan
  • Ramesh as Parandhaman
  • V. C. Jeyamani as Murugesan
  • J. Lalitha as Deivanai
  • Sumangali as Thangam
  • Saakshi Siva as Ashok Kumar
  • Vijay Krishnaraj and Sai Gopi as Manickam (died in serial)
  • Shravan Rajesh as Inspector Siddarth
  • Baby Athina as Abirami
  • Krithika Laddu and Preethi Kumar and Krithika Laddu as Jeeva Siddarth
  • Maanas Chavali as Vignesh
  • Mahesh Prabha as Inspector Sethupathy
  • Dev Anand Sharma as Haasan
  • Lakshmi Raj as Sendhooran
  • Gowthami Vembunathan as Mohana Valli
  • Gve Krishna as Varun
  • Mukesh Kanna as Vicky
  • Surekha as Lakshmi
  • Suresh Krishnamurti as Rajashekar
  • Vimal Raj as Thambi Anne
  • Varun Mithra as Karthick
  • Divya Padmini as Mangaiyakarasi Siddarth
  • Krithika Laddu as Jenifer
  • Dubbing Janaki as Abirami Ramanathan
  • Thyagarajan as Ramanathan
  • Mahesh Subramaniam as Sriram
  • Rekha Suresh as Mrs Vinodhan
  • --- as Jhansi
  • Ravivarma as Jeeva's uncle
  • Usha Elizabeth as Latha
  • Bharathi Mohan as Anbarasu
  • Shree Padma as Lavanya Anbarasu
  • Isaac Varghese as Kathir
  • S.Sunil Kumar as Vinodan
  • Keerthi Jai Dhanush as Rudhradevi
  • Birla Bose as Rudhradevi's uncle
  • K. S. Jayalakshmi as Tamilarasi Varadhachari
  • Sairam as Varadhachari
  • ------- as Subhadra (died in serial)
  • Devipriya as Fake Brinda Sarathi
  • Vaani as Nila's adopted Grandmother
  • --- as Sivanaandi, Nila's adopted uncle
  • ----- as Rajesh (died in serial)
  • Chitra Lakshmanan as Gemini Ganeshan
  • Nalini as Arivu Azhagi
  • Nisha Jagadeeswaran as Anjali
  • Sujatha as Renuka, Anjali's mother
  • -------- as Raghavan, Rajesh's father
  • Shyam as Vinod
  • Sabana Parvin as Divya Vinod
  • Jothika as Aishwarya, Divya and Sundar's sister
  • Pavithran as Arun, a worker in a CSF company
  • Navindhar as Sundar, Divya and Aishwarya's brother
  • Chandini Prakash as Priyanka
  • --------- as Chandru, Priyanaka's Assistant
  • Shwetha as Nila Thiruvasagan
  • Supergood Kannan as Sundaram, Thiruvasagan's father
  • Ujjayinee Roy as Chintamani Sundaram, Thiruvasagan's mother
  • -------- as Prathibha, Thiruvasagan's sister
  • Dharini as Bhairavi, Sundaram's sister and Nila's mother
  • Nimesh Sagar as Thiruvasagan, Nila's husband

Cameo appearances[edit]

Original soundtrack[edit]

It was written by lyricist V.Saravana Raja, composed by the music director X.Paulraj. It was sung by Anuradha Sriram.

Track list
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Kalaiyile Malarththidum Thamarai Pola Un Mukam"V.Saravana RajaAnuradha Sriram2:00

Legacy[edit]

The episode telecasted on 23 July 2016 was subjected to trolls for the scene where a woman gets shot by a sniper oh her forehead and remains alive for hours before dying.[4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Role Result
2019 Sun Kudumbam Awards 2019 Best Marumagal Shwetha Chandra Nominated
Best Mamiyar Sumangali Thangam Nominated
Best Couple Shwetha & Jai Dhanush Chandra and Sanjay Nominated

Special and Crossovers Episodes[edit]

  • From 7th december to 19th december 2020 it had a Mahasangamam with Magarasi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saregama's 'Chandralekha' Completes 1000 Episodes, It's Their Third Show to Reach This Milestone". India West.
  2. ^ "Chandralekha serial". tamil.filmibeat.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Chandralekha new serial on Sun TV". tamil.filmibeat.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Tamil soap opera shoots logic in the head, video goes viral, viewers get headache". India Today. Ist. Retrieved 2 October 2019.

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