|Created by||Ekta Kapoor|
|Written by||Mukta Dhond|
R M Joshi
|Directed by||Santram Varma|
Ranjan Kumar Singh
|Creative director(s)||Tanushree Dasgupta|
Pearl V Puri
|Opening theme||Season 1 & 2Tere Sang Pyaar MeinSeason 3 & 4Tera Pyaar Jivan Ka|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||264|
|Producer(s)||Ekta Kapoor ,Shobha Kapoor|
|Production location(s)||Film City|
Ink Bling Designs Pvt. Ltd.
|Running time||40 min to 90 min|
|Production company(s)||Balaji Telefilms|
|Original network||Colors TV|
|Picture format||576i (PAL)HDTV 1080i|
|Original release||1 November 2015 –|
Naagin (transl. Serpent Woman) is an Indian supernatural fantasy thriller television series produced by Ekta Kapoor under Balaji Telefilms. The series traces the lives of shape-shifting serpent women. In every season, these serpents fight evil and keep the ultimate source of power, the ‘naagmani’, safe from evil.
The first season premiered on 1 November 2015 and ended on 5 June 2016 after 62 episodes. It starred Mouni Roy, Arjun Bijlani, Adaa Khan, Sudha Chandran. It became one of the highest rated shows on Indian television.
The second season aired from 8 October 2016 to 25 June 2017 with 75 episodes It starred Mouni Roy, Karanvir Bohra, Adaa Khan, Kinshuk Mahajan, Sudha Chandran and Mouni Roy as Shivanya in extended special appearance.
The third season aired from 2 June 2018 to 26 May 2019 with 103 episodes.It starred Surbhi Jyoti, Pearl V Puri, Anita Hassanandani, Rajat Tokas, Rakshanda Khan and Karishma Tanna in extended special appearance.
The fourth season adapted with a new title Naagin: Bhagya Ka Zehreela Khel (transl. Serpent Woman: the dangerous game of fate), premiered on 14 December 2019. It starred Sayantani Ghosh, Nia Sharma, Vijayendra Kumeria, Anita Hassanandani and Jasmin Bhasin in extended special appearance.
|Season||No. of episodes||Originally broadcast (India)|
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||62||1 November 2015||5 June 2016|
|2||75||8 October 2016||25 June 2017|
|3||103||2 June 2018||26 May 2019|
|4||24||14 December 2019||TBA|
Shivanya and her cousin Shesha are ichchadhari naagins (shape-shifting serpent-women) who seek to avenge the murders of Shivanya’s parents in a failed attempt to obtain the Naagmani, a magical gem. Shivanya marries the murderer Ankush’s son, Ritik, and kills his accomplices Viren, Shailesh and Suri. Shivanya falls in love with kind-hearted Ritik, giving Shesha concerns about her commitment and risking the loss of her powers.
Ankush’s wife Yamini is the final murderer, who learns Shesha’s nature and turns her against Shivanya. Yamini frames Shivanya for Ankush’s murder so that Ritik swears vengeance against her. Though Ritik’s feelings are conflicted, Yamini helps him kill Shivanya with a magical knife. She also kills Ritik for trying to return naagmani.
Shivanya and Ritik are revived by Lord Shiva. Learning the truth, Ritik helps Shivanya protect the Naagmani. Though she loses her powers, they succeed and kill Yamini. Shesha is imprisoned by the Mahishmatis (shape-shifting bees) who were behind the plot, attempting to obtain the Naagmani every 25 years.
Twenty-five years later, widowed Shivanya has an adult daughter, Shivangi. Shesha, Yamini and the Mahishmatis return, and Yamani’s nephew Rocky falls in love with Shivangi. Shivanya quickly arranges their marriage so that her daughter can avoid the hardships of becoming a naagin. On the wedding day, the evildoers kill the wedding guests and fatally stab Shivanya, blaming it on bandits.
Shivangi escapes the slaughter and survives a suicide attempt to become a naagin, vowing to protect Naagmani and avenge her mother. Shivangi interrupts Rocky and Shesha’s wedding a few days later, and Yamini makes Rocky to marry Shivangi, as she is the only one who can touch Naagmani. Later, Shivangi is saved from one of Shivanya’s murderers by Rocky, and she realizes that he is innocent. Shivangi kills the other murderers and avenges for a naag (male serpent) who was killed while assisting her. Rocky learns her identity and that she killed his family; he seduced her so that she loses her naagin powers.Then he made her imprisoned.
Following months of imprisonment, Shivangi realizes that her naagin powers are stronger than ever. She escapes and learns more about her and Rocky’s families, and how they had been manipulated. Shesha and Yamini cause Rocky to become a naag. Another naag helps reveal the truth to Rocky, but when Rocky and Shivangi reunite to fulfill her revenge, Rocky suddenly stabs Shivangi to death – apparently under orders from Ritik.
Naags Ruhi and Vikrant reunite as lovers. However, Vikrant is killed. The six murderers includes the younger son of business tycoon, Andy Sehgal, Yuvraj and his friends. Ruhi is distraught and swears vengeance on the murderers. Six months later, a naagin infiltrates the Sehgal home as a sassy and multi-rich investor named Vish Khanna. She kills Yuvraj who was engahed with a well-to-do man, Bela. The eldest son of Andy Sehgal, Mahir, marries Bela. Bela is revealed to be Ruhi who has transformed into Bela after her face was ruined and to complete her revenge while Vish is revealed to be her friend and a royal servant.
Vikrant had faked his death in a plot to obtain the Naagmani. Sehgal’s wife had also been killed and replaced by Sumitra, a naagin who is Vikrant’s mother. Learning of the plans, Bela made Vikrant to marry Vish, and he decides to help them. Mahir loses his memory when Sumitra bites him, and Sumitra later kills Bela and her allies.
Months later, Sumitra arranges Mahir’s next marriage, with another bridal party massacre. However, the bride is revealed to be Bela in disguise, accompanied by Vikrant and Vish. Bela and Mahir are later killed by Taamsi, a daughter of Vish, on behalf of her father’s family; that side of the family kill each other. Sumitra obtains Naagmani buts it loses all its powers, cursed by Shivangi.
Bela and Mahir are reborn as Shravani and Mihir. Twenty-five years later, Shravani gains naagin powers and memories of her past life, and reunites with Vikrant and Vish. Sumitra and Taamsi attempt to remove the curse from Naagmani, but Shravani summons Shivangi (blessed by Lord Shiva) to protect it. Shivangi restores the Naagmani’s powers. Shesha is revealed to have killed Shivangi in the form of Ritik and Rocky; the cousins fight, ending with Shesha buried in the ground. Rocky and Ritik are freed from a basement, and Shivanya is summoned from heaven; as Ritik dies, he and Shivanya are permanently reunited. Shivangi and Rocky start a new life together. Blessed with more powers, Shravani kills Shesha, Taamsi and Sumitra, then marries Mihir.
A naagin princess Manyata marries a human Keshav. She give birth to a female child who can’t become naagin until the age twenty-five. Later, Keshav gets massacred along with his family. Manyata raises her daughter Nayantara to exact revenge on the Parikh family.
Nayantara waits to get naagin powers at her 25th birthday. However, the powers go to Brinda instead, who is later revealed to have been switched at birth with Nayantara. Meanwhile Dev, the son of murderer Vrushali, falls in love with Brinda. Manyata and Brinda are reunited and Brinda marries Dev to take revenge.
Vish returns from 3rd season with the motive of getting naagmani and plans to get it by Nayantara. However, her plan fails because instead of Nayantara, Dev touches naagmani accidentally and gets it in his forehead. Disappointedly, Vish scolds Nayantara and makes her vanish in a pillar, thus killing her. Meanwhile, Brinda starts her revenge by killing Madhav.
|Season 1||Season 2||Season 3||Season 4|
|Mouni Roy||Shivanya Ritik Singh||A naagin from Sheshnag clan, wife of Ritik, mother of Shivangi.||Dead||Main||Recurring||Guest|
|Shivangi Rocky Pratap Singh||A naagin from Sheshnag clan, became Mahanaagrani in season 3. Shivanya and Ritik’s daughter, Sangram Singh’s granddaughter, Rocky’s wife.||Alive||Main||Guest|
|Arjun Bijlani||Ritik Singh||King Sangram Singh’s son, prince of Suryavanshi, Yamini and Ankush’s adopted son, Shivanya’s husband, Shivangi’s father, Rocky’s father-in-law.||Dead||Main||Guest|
|Adaa Khan||Shesha||A naagin from Sheshnag clan, Shivanya’s cousin sister, Shivangi’s aunt. Takshika – Naagrani of Takshak clan (season 2), kusarp (season 3). One of the eight murderers of Shivanya (season 2).||Dead||Main||Guest|
|Sudha Chandran||Yamini Singh Raheja||King Sangram Singh’s younger sister, princess of Suryavanshi, Ankush’s wife, Ritik’s aunt and adoptive mother (season 1). Ankilesh’s sister-in-law, Rocky’s adoptive mother (season 2). One of the five murderers of Shivanya’s parents (season 1). One of the eight murderers of Shivanya (season 2).||Dead||Main||Guest|
|Karanvir Bohra||Rocky Pratap Singh||A naag from Takshak clan, Shivangi’s husband, Mahendra Pratap Singh and Vasudha’s son, Yamini’s adoptive son.||Alive||Main||Guest|
|Kinshuk Mahajan||Rudra||A naag from Sheshnag clan, friend of Shivangi.||Dead||Main|
|Karishma Tanna||Ruhi||A naagin from Sheshnag clan, later reincarnated as Bela||Dead||Guest|
|Surbhi Jyoti||Bela Mahir Sehgal||A naagin, Naagrani of Sheshnag clan, the reincarnation of Ruhi, Juhi’s elder sister, Mahir’s wife.||Dead||Main|
|Shravani Mihir Sippi||A naagin, Naagrani of Sheshnag clan, the reincarnation of Bela, Mihir’s wife.||Alive||Main|
|Pearl V Puri||Mahir Sehgal||Andy and Sumitra’s son, Sumitra (naagin)’s adoptive son; Kuhu’s elder brother; Yuvraj, Aditya and Pratham’s half-brother; Ruhi/Bela’s husband.||Dead||Main|
|Mihir Sippi||The reincarnation of Mahir, Samarjeet and Kanika’s son, Mohit’s younger brother, Shravani’s husband.||Alive||Main|
|Anita Hassanandani||Vishakha a.k.a Vish||A naagin from Kaal Kuth clan, Vikrant’s wife, friend of Ruhi/Bela/Shravani.||Alive||Main|
|Rajat Tokas||Vikrant||A naag from Nidhog clan, Sumitra (naagin)’s son, Yuvraj Sehgal’s half-brother, Vishakha’s husband, a friend of Ruhi/Bela/Shravani and Mahir/Mihir.||Dead||Main|
|Rakshanda Khan||Sumitra||A naagin, Naagrani of Nidhog clan, Vikrant and Yuvraj’s mother, Andy Sehgal’s faked wife, Mahir’s adoptive mother.||Dead||Main|
|Sayantani Ghosh||Manyata||A naagin princess from Sheshnag clan, Keshav’s wife, Brinda’s mother, Nayantara’s adoptive mother.||Alive||Main|
|Nia Sharma||Brinda Dev Parikh||A naagin from Sheshnag clan, Manyata and Keshav’s daughter, Pandit Ji and Swara’s adopted daughter, who has been swapped with Nayantara; Rajat’s Ex-fiancé, Dev’s wife.||Alive||Main|
|Vijayendra Kumeria||Dev Parikh||Aakash and Vrushali’s son, Rohan’s elder brother; Manas, Harsh, Sparsh, Hardik, Geetanjali, Lilly, Milly’s cousin; Brinda’s husband.||Alive||Main|
|Jasmin Bhasin||Nayantara||Manyata’s adoptive daughter, who has been swapped with Brinda.||Dead||Guest|