"Sanjivani" Is Making A Come Back: The Cast Then And Now

Salena Harshini |Jun 18, 2019

Sanjivani’s coming back to the small screen is hyping up fans everywhere. While waiting for the start of another iconic sequence, let’s take a look at how the cast of the show has changed over time.

Sanjivani was first launched in 2002. Priorly a project made at 9 pm by Star Plus, it was of no expectation that the series would make a huge breakthrough and became such emblematic. The show follows four interns’ private and working life as well as how they try to balance these two worlds.

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The drama was on air from 2002 to 2005. It was so successful that the producers decided to make a sequel called Dill Mill Gayye two years later. Today, Sanjivani is about to return with leading roles played by Namit Khanna and Surbhi Chandna, the same characters portrayed by Gurdeep Kohli and Mohnish Behl alongside with the joining of Sayantani Ghosh and Rohit Roy. And now Sanjivani is all set to get remade.

As fans are all hyped for the comeback of Sanjivani,  let’s take a look at how the cast of the show has been doing nowadays.

GURDEEP KOHLI - Character: Dr. Juhi Singh

Dr. Juhi gained the love and adoration of a lot of people, including the doctors and the patients. She was a smart, caring and talented doctor. And not only extremely committed with her job, but she also has a friendly nature that radiates an energetic aura to the people around her. After all the hardship and sweetness in love, in the end, Juhi got a happy ending with her significant other, Rahul.


Sanjivani marked the first movie project Gurdeep Kohli enrolled in after she was first introduced to the audience in the song of Fakguni Pathak. After the show ended, she kept her acting career active with starring in other movies, such as Best of Luck Nikki, Sinndoor Tere Naam Ka, and Kasam Se.

Post giving birth to her baby, she took part in Dastaan-E-Mohabbat: Salim Anarkali again stepped into the entertainment industry. After a long while, Dr. Juhi will be relived with the portrayal of Gurdeep.

MIHIR MISHRA - Character: Dr. Rahul Mehra

Rahul gave the viewers the impression of a wealthy yet corrupted man. It was Juhi that helped bring out the opposite side of Rahul. His feeling for Juhi was where the tension and drama originated. Rahul’s decision to be a pediatrician was of no surprise as he was very genuine and warm towards children.

Mihir Mishra

Mihir was not the original actor who portrayed Dr. Rahul as in the first episodes, the role was played by Gaura Chanana. Mihir’s career in acting was short-lived, but he still delivered excellent performance and created an impact on the people. He last appeared on the small screen in 2013 in Ishkq in Paris movie.

RUPALI GANGULY - Character: Dr. Simran Chopra

Simran was the best friend of Rahul. They both even worked in Sanjivani hospital. She was the antagonist of the series as she was jealous of Rahul’s attraction towards Juhi, and she could do whatever it took to separate them with the help of her father Kamal Chopra. She was successful to get Rahul to marry her. However, eventually, they split ways as he discovered her vicious intention.


Ganguly was not originally cast for this role, as initially, it was Shilpa Kadam that portrayed this character. Rupali Ganguly has made milestone impression in the audiences’ mind with her activities in plenty of other movies and reality shows, namely playing the overprotective parent in Parvarrish, joining Bigg Boss 1 in 2006 and Khatron Ke Khiladi in 2009. She even refreshed her image by taking part in Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai, playing the funny character Monisha.

SANJIT BEDI - Character: Dr. Umesh ‘Omi’ Joshi

Sanjit Bedi

Omi won hearts as he was extremely amiable, attractive and adored by his patients. He was the catalyst for Rahul and Juhi’s relationship. This character suffered from HIVs and unluckily, like his character, Sanjit Bedi died at a really young age. He passed away in 2015 due to succumbing to brain ailment.

ARJUN PUNJ - Character: Dr. Aman

Alongside with Simran, Dr. Aman is another antagonist of the series. He first appeared as a young man with dignity and stole the heart of Juhi as well as other young female audience. He even proposed to Juhi. Eventually, it turned out that he was the ally of Simran, showing up to split Juhi and Rahul.


Arjun Punj and Gurdeep fell in love on set and got married in real life. They share two kids. Before Sanjivani, Arjun made his way into Bollywood starring in Tere Liye. Diya Aur Baat Hum was where Punj and his wife Gurdeep were last seen together.

MONISH BAHL - Character: Dr. Shashank Gupta

Dr. Shashank was an essential factor getting the series to fame and into the viewers’ hearts. Monish Bahl took the role of the senior doctor who was scared of and simultaneously looked up to by the four interns and others. His romance with Dr. Smriti added a side of the soft image, parallelling with the serious and strict manner in the professional world.


He too took part in the next part of the series, Dill Mill Gaye. With his amazing performance in the series, he earned himself the leading role in Kuch Toh Long series. Before coming back to be Dr. Shashank, he last appeared being a host of Hoshiyar and Savdhaan on TV. He is also joining Panipat film and is eagerly looking forward to it.

SHILPA SHINDE - Character: Chitra

Chitra was the obliging nurse who had feelings for Dr. Omi. She never had the courage to tell what she felt towards him and she was left heartbroken after he was gone.


Shilpa Shinde is mostly famous for her comedic acting career in the recent show Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain, and others like Lapataganj and Chidya Ghar. She will now be in a duo with Rishi Kapoor in Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi.

The actress got in a feud with Bhabiji’s producers and left the show. After the event, she joined Bigg Boss 11 and won the championship with biggest votes among others. The audience saw Shinde for the last time in Dhan Dhana Dhan and Kanpur Wale Khuranas.

Besides the talented actors above, Sanjivani had other important supporting actors such as Tarana Raj, Vikram Gokhale, Iravati Harshe and Sudhanshu.


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