We all watched Kyunki… Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi for years and laughed and weeped with the Virani khandaan through their highest high and their lowest lows. And it doesn’t matter that the show ended almost 10 years ago, we still long for our beloved second family.
Allow me to put that longing to rest, at least for now. Presenting, an update on what exactly everyone of the Virani family has been up to since the show called it curtains. Enjoy!
1. Smriti Irani as Tulsi
Apart from acting on screen and on stage, apni Tulsi is currently the Minister of Human Resource Development or the government of India.
2. Amar Upadhyaya as Mihir No.1
While his role as Mihir was his first big role, the actor continues his streak of success in Indian television with his role as Dharam Suryavanshi in Saath Nibhana Saathiya while he also dabbles in modelling.
3. Shilpa Sakhlani as Ganga
She shot to fame as Ganga in Kyunki.. and now hosts the children’s talent show Rin Mera Star Superstar.
4. Karishma Tanna as Indu
Having acted in Hindi television as well as in a Kannada movie, actress and model Tanna was most recently seen as a contestant on Bigg Boss 8.
5. Hiten and Gauri as Karan and Nandini
While Hiten’s still seen in shows like Gangaa and Balika Vadhu, Gauri has gone from business to modelling to acting and has most recently been seen in the tele-series Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi.
6. Ronit Roy as Mihir No.3
Now a successful television and film actor, Ronit Roy has not only rocked his portrayals of K D Pathak, Rishabh Bajaj, Mihir Virani, Neil Khanna and Aparajit Deb, but he’s also known for his outstanding performance in the film Udaan.
7. Akashdeep Saigal as Ansh
Akashdeep, aka ‘Sky Walker’ has been acting and modelling and his last appearance was as a contestant on Bigg Boss 5.
8. Mouni Roy as Krishna Tulsi
Known for her roles on several shows apart from Kyunki…, Mouni was also a contestant and finalist on the celebrity dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2014.
9. Pulkit Samrat as Lakshya
Pulkit went on from television to the big screen and while he made his presence in the industry known with Fukrey, his most recent project was Sanam Re cast opposite Yami Gautam.
10. Sumeet Sachdeva as Gautam
Remembered as ‘Gomzy’, Sachdeva went from architect to actor. He tried his hand at direction with short film Rehman Saheb Ko Phone Karna Hai and is currently on the cast of Star Plus’s Yeh Hai Mohabbatein.
11. Rakshanda Khan as Tanya
A quinessential villain, after Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Kasamh Se, Rakshanda hasn’t been seen much except on the odd modelling or anchoring project.
12. Riva Bubber as Damini
The oldest Virani bahu is currently, she’s playing the role of Priyamvada in the Indian TV mythological serial Suryaputra Karn.
13. Rashmi Ghosh as Bhoomi
This former beauty queen and actress from Bengal recently played Indrawati in Sasural Simar Ka.
14. Hussain Kuwajerwala as Chirag
This absolute hottie went on from Kyunki… to be an accomplished model, actor, anchor and dancer. He’s been seen hosting several high-profile reality shows like Indian Idol and Dance Premier League and has been setting the musical stage on fire with Zangoora.
15. Jaya Bhattacharya as Payal
This Bengali actress is rememebred for her negative roles on Indian television. While Bhattacharya has been seen in smaller roles in films, she is currently on the casts of TV shows Gangaa and Thapki Pyar Ki.
16. Shakti Anand as Hemant
A post-graduate in pharmaceutical engineering, the man went on to dazzle millions as Hemant. He has been acting and hosting shows ever since and was a participant on the celebrity season of Nach Baliye.
17. Kamalika Guha as Gayatri
Known for her role on Kyunki… Kamalika was last seen on TV show Naagin as the Guru Maa.
18. Inder Kumar as Mihir No.2
Despite his 2014 run-in with the law, Kumar seems to have taken some time off from his acting career since his few supporting roles such as the one in Wanted, next to Salman Khan.
19. Mandira Bedi as Mandira No.1
Actress, model, fashion designer and TV presenter, Mandira Bedi is one of the biggest celebrities on the Kyunki… roster. In more recent times, she has covered the IPL seasons and debuted as a designer at the 2014 Lakme Fashion Week.
20. Achint Kaur as Mandira No.2
Known for her roles in Kyunki… and Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, now she is seen playing a mother and a mother-inlaw in the serial Jamai Raja.
21. Muni Jha as Jamnadas
Apart from several TV appearances, Muni Jha has played significant roles in films like Devdas and Khal Nayak and most recently in Bezubaan Ishq in 2015.
22. Ketaki Dave as Daksha
She has starred in over 75 Gujarati films and several Hindi films like Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya, Money Hai Toh Honey Hai, Kal Ho Naa Ho. She also shone on the small screen not just on Kyunki… but on Nach Baliye 2 and Bigg Boss as well.
23. Jitendra SD as Himmat
The actor did sort of desert the industry after playing some of his most memorable roles, one of which was definitely Himmat in Kyunki…
24. Apara Mehta as Savita
An iconic TV soap opera actress, Mehta has been spotted lately on the brand new TV show Woh Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle.
25. Shakti Singh as Mansukh
He is currently involved with a TV show called Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke and has a few other screen and voice acting projects on the side.
26. Sudhir Dalvi as Govardhan
Our beloved Baapuji may have taken a step back from acting for a while now, but he is still remembered for his work as Sai Baba in an eponymous show and Nana Nagarkar in Junoon.
27. Rushali Arora as Aarti
Most recently seen on Rang Badalti Odhni in 2010, Rushali has not been seen on-screen since.
28. Sandeep Baswana as Sahil
After having played minor roles in several TV shows including Udaan, Baswana was last seen on Parvarrish as Kulvinder.
29. Khyaati Keswani as Sejal
Some of her projects since Kyunki… include Beendh Banunga Ghodi Chadhunga and Sasural Simar Ka.
30. Tasneem Sheikh as Mohini
Seen in several notable films like Trap, Cricket, Aal Iss Well and Rome, Sheikh has established herself as a leading contemporary actress in India.
31. Pooja Rawal as Suhasi
The Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin and Kyunki… star married her high-school boyfriend and has decided to let her acting career take a backseat since.
32. Tuhinaa Vohra as Prajakta
Vohra has also disappeared from the block since TV shows like Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? and Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo.
33. Ritu Chaudhary as Shobha
An actress and former model, Chaudhary got married and chose her personal life over her career.
So this is what you’ve been missing! You’re all very welcome.