Bahu Begum is an Indian romantic drama television series that aired from 15 July 2019 to 21 January 2020 on Colors TV. Produced by Prateek Sharma under LSD Films, it starred Arjit Taneja, Diana Khan and Samiksha Jaiswal
The story follows the lives of Azaan Akhtar Mirza, Noor Qureshi and Shayra Sayyad as they are bound by a marriage due to misunderstandings and fate.
Razia Mirza, known as Bahu Begum is the matriarch of a ruling family of Bhopal. 5 years ago her son Azaan moved to London to pursue studies. As he returns, Razia plans his marriage with his childhood friend Noor, whose mother Yasmin is also her friend. Azaan introduces his own love Shayra to Razia, who accepts her. Noor is now engaged to her colleague, Faiz. On the same day she’ll marry him, Azaan weds Shayra. Yasmin and Faiz get trapped in the kitchen locked by Azaan’s evil aunt Suraiya that blasts, killing them.
Noor blames Shayra as she was the last person leaving the kitchen. She asks Shayra to make her marry Azaan, who finally weds Noor but refuses to leave Shayra. Later she realises her mistake and divorces Azaan. Also, Suraiya is exposed and expelled from the home. Adil, Azaan’s half-brother kidnaps a pregnant Shayra. Noor goes to rescue her; Adil hits her with his car. Shayra falls off a valley, miscarries and is presumed dead.
An auction is happening in Begum Mahal. Noor, now rich buys it. Azaan loses all the property, disbelieving Shayra is dead, and has a miserable life. Adil takes loans on the properties in royal family’s name. Noor tries to bring back Azaan to his previous life, and succeeds as Razia wakes up from coma. Starting a new life, Azaan proposes to her for marriage, which she accepts, and they embrace. Shayra is revealed to be alive and returns in the epilogue. The Mirzas are shocked. The show ends on a cliffhanger.
- Arjit Taneja as Azaan Akhtar Mirza: Ayub and Razia’s son; Saba’s brother; Adil’s half-brother; Ghazala’s grandson; Shayra’s love interest turned and Noor’s childhood best-friend turned husband respectively (2019–2020)
- Diana Khan as Shayra Sayyad / Begum Shayra Mirza: Azaan’s love interest turned first wife; Ayub and Razia’s first daughter-in-law; Saba’s first sister-in-law (2019-2020)
- Samiksha Jaiswal as Noor Hasan Qureshi / Begum Noor Mirza: Yasmin’s daughter; Azaan’s childhood best-friend turned second wife; Ayub and Razia’s second daughter-in-law; Faiz’s former fianceé; Saba’s second sister-in-law (2019–2020)
- Simone Singh as Bahu Begum Razia Mirza: Bhopal‘s matriarchal queen; Ayub’s first wife; Azaan and Saba’s mother; Shayra and Noor’s mother-in-law; Yasmin’s best-friend; Adil’s step-mother; Ghazala’s elder first daughter-in-law (2019–2020)
- Amrapali Gupta as Begum Suraiya Mirza: Asgar’s wife; Azaan’s aunt; Khalid’s mother; Rubina’s mother-in-law; Ghazala’s younger daughter-in-law (2019)
- Mohammad Nazim as Asgar Akhtar Mirza: Suraiya’s husband; Ayub’s brother; Azaan’s uncle; Khalid’s father; Rubina’s father-in-law; Ghazala’s younger son (2019)
- Rehaan Roy as Khalid Akhtar Mirza: Asgar and Suraiya’s son; Azaan’s cousin; Rubina’s husband; Noor’s former obsessive lover; Ghazala’s grandson (2019–2020)
- Sabina Jat as Begum Rubina Mirza: Khalid’s wife; Asgar and Suraiya’s daughter-in-law (2019–2020)
- Alka Kaushal as Begum Ghazala Mirza: Ayub and Asgar’s mother; Razia and Suraiya’s mother-in-law; Azaan, Khalid, Saba and Adil’s grandmother (2019)
- Supriya Shukla as Yasmin Qureshi: Razia’s best friend; Noor’s mother (2019)
- Puneet Sharma as Faiz Hussain: Noor’s former fiancé (2019)
- Mehul Joseph as Dilruba: Mirza family’s househelp (2019–2020)
- Roslyn D’ Souza as Mashuka: Mirza family’s househelp (2019–2020)
- Maera Mishra as Saba Mirza: Ayub and Razia’s daughter; Azaan’s sister; Adil’s half-sister; Shayra-Noor’s sister-in-law; Ghazala’s granddaughter (2019-2020)
- Karan Khanna as Adil Akhtar Mirza: Ayub’s son from his second wife; Razia’s step-son, Azaan-Saba’s half-brother; Ghazala’s grandson; Shayra’s obsessive lover (2019-2020)
- Shweta Gautam as Safeena (2019)
- Arun Bali as Dargah Priest (2019)
- Simar Khera as main reporter (2019)
- Ridhi Dogra as Gauhar (2020)
- Pearl V Puri as Raghbir
- Ishita Dutta as Pragati
- Avinesh Rekhi as Sarbjit
- Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia as Meher
- Meera Deosthale as Vidya