Naagin (TV series)

This article is about the 2015 Indian television series on Colors TV. For the 2007 Indian television series on Zee TV, see Naaginn. For other uses, see Nagin.
Also known as Naagin — Mohabbat Aur Inteqaam Ki Dastaan
Hindi नागिन
Genre Supernatural
Based on Indian mythology
Written by Story
Mrinal Jha
R M Joshi
Neha Singh
R M Joshi
Neha Singh
Shivani Shah
Anurag Sharma
Rekha Modi
Directed by Santram Varma
Lalit Marathe
Rakesh Chowdhury
Creative director(s) Tanushree Dasgupta
Starring See Cast
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 76 as of 20 November 2016
Producer(s) Shobha Kapoor
Ekta Kapoor
Location(s) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Cinematography Santosh Suryavanshi, Sarfaraz, Ajay
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time Approx. 43 – 58 minutes
Production company(s) Balaji Telefilms
Original network Colors TV
Picture format 576i (PAL)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release 1 November 2015 (2015-11-01) – present
External links
Official website
Production website

Naagin (English: Female Serpent) is an Indian supernatural drama television series, which premiered on 1 November 2015 on Colors TV. It is produced by Ekta Kapoor under the banner Balaji Telefilms. The first season ended on 5 June 2016.[1][2] Naagin was one of the highest rated shows on Indian television and won numerous awards.[3][4] The second season of Naagin premiered on 8 October 2016 and airs weekends at 8:00pm IST.[5][6][7] The first season starred Mouni Roy, Arjun Bijlani, Adaa Khan, and Sudha Chandran. The second season stars Mouni Roy, Adaa Khan, Karanvir Bohra, Sudha Chandran and Aashka Goradia.[8]


Season 1

Shivanya is a shape-shifting serpent who wants to avenge for her parents' death with the help of her friend and cousin, Sesha. There were five murderers, but Shivanya was able to see only three of them: Ankush, Viren and Shailesh. They killed Shivanya's parents to attain the Naagmani, a gem but they failed in doing so. As part of her revenge, Shivanya enters into Ankush's house as a maiden, and his son Rithik, a kind-hearted and joyful young man, subsequently falls in love with her. Upon finding out about Rithik's feelings for her, Shivanya marries him for her revenge and later kills Viren, the first murderer.

Realizing serpants are after their lives, Ankush's family and friends seek the help of Guru Maa who provides them with rings that protect them from serpants. Afterwards, Shivanya and Sesha kill Ankush's friend, Suri when Shivanya learns from Sesha that he is the fourth murderer.But Shivanya is nevertheless able to kill Shailesh, the third murderer.

However, Shivanya soon begins realising that Rithik is really a good person and is unaware of his father's evil doings and Shivanya eventually falls in love with him, much to Sesha's disappointment who thinks Shivanya won't be able to kill Ankush because of her love for his son Rithik.

Soon, Sesha and Shivanya face new enemies, including Kabir, the shape-shifting mongoose and Mayuri the shape-shifting peahen but they are eventually killed by the two serpants. Then it is revealed that Ankush's wife, Yamini is the fifth murderer and that Rithik is not Ankush and Yamini's real son. They had actually kidnapped Rithik's real father as only he and Rithik could touch the Naagmani because of a sign on there body.

Sesha begins falling for Rithik as well because of his loving and caring nature but she controls herself. Upon learning about Sesha's feelings for Rithik, Yamini, who found out that Shivanya and Sesha are shape-shifting serpants, tricks Sesha into betraying Shivanya and thus, Sesha becomes Shivanya's enemy because of her obsession for Rithik and the Naagmani. Shivanya manages to kill Ankush but Rithik witnesses his father's murder and finds out that Shivanya is a serpant and begins hating her, although his heart still deeply loves her.

Later on Queen Avantika, who is shape-shifting bees want to attain the Naagmani. Rithik soon learns the truth about Yamini being evil and joins with Shivanya to protect the Naagmani from Avantika. Shivanya and Rithik consummate their marriage, leading to Shivanya losing her powers. However, she and Rithik succeed into saving the Naagmani and exiling Sesha, Yamini and Avantika. Shivanya eventually gets pregnant and she and Rithik get a boon to stay together.

Season 2

After three months Shivanya and Ritik are seen running from some one. Suddenly, Shivanya slips and feels extreme pain in her stomach. Ritik takes Shivanya to the hospital where she gave birth to a baby girl, Ritik and Shivanya are surprised as Shivanya gave birth to their child in just three months of her pregnancy. 25 years later, Shivanya is a normal human and Ritik has died. Shivanya didn't want her daughter Shivangi to become an Ichchadari Naagin. Hence, she seeks the advice of a Guruji, who tells her to get Shivangi married before the age of 25. Rocky Nikunj, son of Ankush’s younger brother, loves Shivangi. Shesha also falls in love with Rocky. Shivanya decides to get Shivangi married to Rocky without knowing that he is Yamini's foster son. Yamini also accepts the marriage of Rocky and Shivangi with an evil plan. Shesha releases the Mahishmati Kingdom again, resulting in the return of Queen Avantika. Avantika insults Yamini by saying for this she had given 2nd life to Yamini. She says that she wants Naagmani. Yamini says she has to wait for some time more. On the day of the wedding, Yamini, Shesha, Avantika and some others kills all members of Shivangi's family. Shivanya then disguises as Shivangi (wearing bride dress) and came in front of Shesha, who kills her believing her to be Shivangi. Yamini informs Rocky that Shivangi had been killed. Rocky gets shocked. Guruji informs Shivangi about Shivanya’s past life. Shivangi saw the murderers of Shivanya in her eye. She gets shocked to know that Rocky is also a murderer(actually he was not) and starts to hate him. Now Shivangi vows to take avenge her mother's death. Sesha and Avantika tries to touch Naagmani but fails. Shivangi had a bad dream and share's it with Gautami. Shivangi gets confused what to do and she decides to give up her life by falling from the cliff. She jumps from the cliff crying, Shivangi is in shock that she is still alive and then suddenly her half body turns into a golden naagin. She gets scared. Then, she totally turns into Naagin. Shesh Naag reveals to Shivangi that she has to take her mother (Shivanya)'s death revenge and also to protect Naagmani. Shivangi is of 25 now. Next day, Rocky gets engaged to Shesha.On Rocky-Shesha's marriage day, Shivangi came to Rocky's house for taking revenge. Yamini shocked to see Shivangi but accepts her as she is the only person which can touch Naagmani. Yamini tells Shesha to ready slowly for marriage. On the other hand, She asks Shivangi to wear bride dress and marry Rocky. Shivangi accepts it. Everyone gets shocked to see Shivangi as bride. Then Shesha came there and scolds Shivangi. Later Shesha also accepts Shivangi for Naagmani. Guruji tells Shivangi to recite three words (Rudhra, Shesha, Shivanya). Shivangi tells them and became completely an Icchadhari Naagin. At first, Shivangi kills first murderer named Amar in temple by calling him by Shesha's phone.A lawyer named Rudra Shrivastav sees Shivangi in Naagin form. He decides to help Shivangi.He is an Icchadhari Naag. Rudra tells Shivangi that he wants to take revenge from Shesha and Yamini. They both had killed Rudra's wife just because of Naagmani. Shivangi joins hands with Rudra. Later, Shivangi turns into her Naagin form and when Rocky was sleeping she comes decides to bite him and kill him.


Season 1

Main cast

Recurring cast

Season 2

Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest appearances



Naagin was developed by the Balaji Production's producer Ekta Kapoor who also holds the chair. Kapoor hired Santram Varma, Chandni and Niraj for the direction of series while Tanushree Gupta was selected to be the creative director. The story for the serial is written by R M Joshi, Neha Singh, Shivani Shah and Ankush Nagpal who also wrote the story lines. The dialogues were written by Rekha Modi.

In mid-2015, Balaji Telefilms began the casting and development, the series was finalised to be one of the different shows in Indian media and was also selected to function the storyline in limited sequence of episodes. The project was finalised in August and It was decided that the series will be aired twice a week with 40-minute episodes minus commercial, It was also thought that the show would compete against Ekta's Kumkum Bhagya, but in November, it was announced that the series will be given 20:00 slot which reserved both the series for TRP management.


In late 2015, the series became the highest-viewed television series in India, leaving behind ZEE TV's soap opera Kumkum Bhagya and Star Plus's soap opera Saath Nibhaana Saathiya on second and third positions. It remained first in the ratings through the end of its first season.[9][10][11][12][13][14][15]

BARC TRP ratings

Episode Weekly rank
(in ratings)
BARC ratings Television viewership
(in millions (TVM))[16]
Weekly rank
(in viewership)
1 20 4.2 N/A N/A
2 & 3 10 4.3 N/A N/A
4 & 5 15 4.5 N/A N/A
6 & 7 19 5.2 16.71 22
8 & 9 15 5.7 19.57 18
10 & 11 18 5.1 17.81 100
12 & 13 100 5.3 18.52 100
14 & 15 100 5.8 18.54 12
16 & 17 13 5.8 19.84 17
18 & 19 18 4.4 19.82 19
20 16 5.3 18.12 17
21 & 22 17 5.3 17.11 17
23 & 24 17 5.5 19.54 17

International broadcast and dubbed versions

In Pakistan, the series is aired by Filmazia simultaneously with Colors TV, till October 2016.[17] Naagin is dubbed into Malayalam as Nagakanyaka on Surya TV and in Telugu and Tamil as Naagini on Gemini TV and Sun TV respectively. It is dubbed in Sinhala as Prema Dadayma (Hunt for love) on Sirasa TV in Sri lanka. Naagin is retelecasting on Rishtey Channel currently. The series is also dubbed into Indonesian and aired by SCTV[18] on weekdays. In July to September 2016, it was dubbed to Vietnamese with the title name is "Xà Nữ Báo Thù" and broadcast on VTV Cab 5 – Echannel.


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