Naamkarann is an Indian Hindi romantic drama television serial which telecast on Star Plus. The romantic drama series is inspired by the popular Bollywood 1998 film ‘Zakhm’ based upon life of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt. The show has been firstly premiered on September 12, 2016 on channel Star Plus. The show is created by Dhaval Guroudev Productions Pvt. Ltd and written by Sanjay Kumar, Shipra Arora and Anjali Yashica. The film-adapted series also dubbed in languages like Malayalam titled as Vezhabal which was aired on Asianet. Naamkarann revolves around a story of an illegitimate child, named Avni where his parents are unmarried and are live in relationship. The show is more mature and silent which comes to be quite expressive in terms of emotions. Naamkarann is said to be change the dynamics of Indian television as well as the standards. The highly expected show was very well received by the audience and has been charted in top TRP rates. The television drama is directed by Mahesh Bhatt himself and Loknath Pandey. The show casts Aditi Rathore as Avni, Zain Imam as Neil Khanna and Ragini Shah as Dayawanti Mehta for the lead roles. The show also casts late veteran actress Reema Lagoo as Dayavanti Mehta and Sayantani Ghosh as Neela (Ashish’ex-wife). Aditi Rathore was earlier popular for shows like Kumkum Bhagya and Ek Duje Ke Vaaste. Ragini Shah is also a notable name in casting who has been worked in successful serials like Saraswatichandra and more than 50 Gujrati films. The series has been gone through 5 seasons and 267 episodes as on 18 August 2017.