Chandra Nandini is an Indian Hindi television drama serial which has premiered first on October 10, 2016 at 8 :30 pm. The show is produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor under the production house Balaji Telefilms. The historical drama is directed by Ranjan Kumar Singh. The show is based on life of Chandragupta Maurya where the role is played by one of the popular television actor Rajat Tokas who has been very well-known for his historical drama roles like in Prithvi Raj Chauhan and Jodha Akbar. Shweta Basu Prasad is playing the role of Nandini. Shweta is a popular face as child actor and known for her prominent works in films like Makdee and won National Award for Best child actor and other films like Iqbal, Vah! Life ho to Aisee, Darna Zaroori hai and also in recent film Badrinath ki Dulhaniya. The show is not entirely a biography of Chandragupta Maurya but loosely based on his personal life and more to his love story towards Nandini. The show also features cast like Manoj Kolhatkar as Chanakya, Siddhart Nigam as Young Bindusara, Tanu Khan, Vidya Sinha, Pooja Banerjee and other reoccurring casts. The show is written by R.M Joshi and Neha Singh. The Chandra Nandini serial is more of like historical romantic drama which is based on the love story of Chandra Gupta Maurya who is a great warrior and founder of Maurya empire with the daughter of his most significant enemy, Nandini where Nandini is seeking revenge to Chandragupta Maurya.