Tulsi to Madhubala: Transformation of Indian TV actresses

TV | | July 22, 2012, 4:23 pm
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Tulsi of 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi' became an ideal daughter-in-law after the telecast of the serial in 2000.

Tulsi of 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi' became an ideal daughter-in-law after the telecast of the serial in 2000.

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Laali of 'Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo' stands up against the caste system in spite of belonging to a lower caste.

Laali of 'Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo' stands up against the caste system in spite of belonging to a lower caste.

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Anandi, the smiling girl from 'Balika Vadhu', becomes the victim of child marriage. She, after geting divorced from her childhood husband, starts a school for girls and fights against the tradition of child maarriage.

Anandi, the smiling girl from 'Balika Vadhu', becomes the victim of child marriage. She, after geting divorced from her childhood husband, starts a school for girls and fights against the tradition of child maarriage.

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Gulal of the TV soap 'Gulal', falls in love with the son of her family's enemy. After losing her husband in a clash, she fights against the sati system.

Gulal of the TV soap 'Gulal', falls in love with the son of her family's enemy. After losing her husband in a clash, she fights against the sati system.

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Parvati, the lead actress of 'Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii', has been the motivation for women fighting against the odds.

Parvati, the lead actress of 'Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii', has been the motivation for women fighting against the odds.

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Kumkum, the leading lady of 'Kumkum', who lost her husband at a very young age, marries her brother-in-law for the sake of family.

Kumkum, the leading lady of 'Kumkum', who lost her husband at a very young age, marries her brother-in-law for the sake of family.

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Rachna, the girl in 'Kaali-Ek Agnipariksha', opposes a local politician who tries to take her advantage.

Rachna, the girl in 'Kaali-Ek Agnipariksha', opposes a local politician who tries to take her advantage.

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Pratigya, the protagonist from 'Mann Ki Aawaz...Pratigya', marries a local goon and eventually tries to transform him into a good man.

Pratigya, the protagonist from 'Mann Ki Aawaz...Pratigya', marries a local goon and eventually tries to transform him into a good man.

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Archna of 'Pavitra Rishta', finds solutions to the monetary problems of her family.

Archna of 'Pavitra Rishta', finds solutions to the monetary problems of her family.

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Godavari, the old lady from 'Baa Bahoo aur Baby', shows how a determined woman can support a family. Despite an alcoholic husband, she fights all odds with courage.

Godavari, the old lady from 'Baa Bahoo aur Baby', shows how a determined woman can support a family. Despite an alcoholic husband, she fights all odds with courage.

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Sandhya, the female protagonist from 'Diya Aur Bati Hum', is an educated girl who wants to become an IAS officer. However, she is married to an uneducated boy.

Sandhya, the female protagonist from 'Diya Aur Bati Hum', is an educated girl who wants to become an IAS officer. However, she is married to an uneducated boy.

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Aarti of 'Punar Vivah', marries again for the sake of her son.

Aarti of 'Punar Vivah', marries again for the sake of her son.

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Sia, the girl who challenges Ammaji in 'Na Aana Iss Desh Laado', fights against injustice done to women in rural areas.

Sia, the girl who challenges Ammaji in 'Na Aana Iss Desh Laado', fights against injustice done to women in rural areas.

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Indira, the strict girl in 'Hitler Didi', is the only source of income for her family.

Indira, the strict girl in 'Hitler Didi', is the only source of income for her family.

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Jaanvi, the tortured girl in 'Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava?', has been fighting against the autocracies of her husband.

Jaanvi, the tortured girl in 'Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava?', has been fighting against the autocracies of her husband.

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TV serials that started with kitchen politics have moved towards social issues.

TV serials that started with kitchen politics have moved towards social issues.

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Madhubala, the latest of all, was born on the sets of a Bollywood film, but she doesn't want to enter the film industry. Will she be able to follow her dreams?

Madhubala, the latest of all, was born on the sets of a Bollywood film, but she doesn't want to enter the film industry. Will she be able to follow her dreams?

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Jeevika, the younger sister in 'Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai', survives cancer and shows the courage to move ahead in life.

Jeevika, the younger sister in 'Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai', survives cancer and shows the courage to move ahead in life.

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Megha, the heroine of 'Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha', is a widow managing her life and two children.

Megha, the heroine of 'Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha', is a widow managing her life and two children.

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Krishna, the protagonist of 'Afsar Bitiya', is a fearless officer.

Krishna, the protagonist of 'Afsar Bitiya', is a fearless officer.