Dhilip Rayan

(Redirected from Nayaki (TV series))
GenreSoap opera
Created byS. Kumaran
Written by
Screenplay byV. K. Amirthraj
V.Sindhuja Vijay
Directed byS. Kumaran
Creative directorPalani Bharathi
  • Dhilip Rayan
  • Sushma Nair
  • Vijith
Theme music composerKiran
Opening theme'Va Va Sandhoshamaa'
Country of originIndia
Original languageTamil
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes718
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time
  • 18–22 minutes (season 1)
  • 19–22 minutes (season 2)
Production companyVikatan Televistas Pvt Ltd
Original networkSun TV
Original release19 February 2018 –
31 October 2020
External links
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Dhilip Rayan is an Indian television actor, known for his work in Tamil serials. Dhilip made his acting debut through Suryavanakkam. View Dhilip rayan’s profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. Dhilip has 1 job listed on their profile. See the complete profile on LinkedIn and discover Dhilip. Nayagi is an Indian Love, Romance, Family Drama Television Series. It is created by Vikatan Televistas. Nayagi Star Cast Real Name actors are Vidya Pradeep, Ambika, Dhilip Rayan, Sushma Nair, Papri Ghosh, Meera Krishna, Vetrivelan, Suresh Krishnamurthi, Mirudhula Shree, Jashik Ja, Udumalai Ravi, R Ashok Pandian, Ayisha Jafar, Mercy Leyal and More.

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Nayagi (transl. Leading women) is a 2018 Indian Tamil-languagesoap opera. The series premiered on 19 February 2018 on Sun TV, replacing Deivamagal, and was replaced by Anbe Vaa and it ended on 31 October 2020. The show is produced by Vikatan Televistas Pvt Ltd and directed by S Kumaran.Nayagi is currently airing on Kalaignar TV from Monday to Thursday, March 1, 2021 at 8 pm [1]

Naayagi's first season revolves around three women and their families: Anandhi, a sweet-natured, easy-going woman; Kanmani, a playful but bold woman; and Sargunam, a formidable lady who has risen despite difficulties.

The second season story mainly revolves around the Ezhilan, a Heart kind, Amusing man, Divya, a strong and resilient woman who is the breadwinner of her family and Koothapiran family mainly Sargunam and Kanmani.


Season 1 (2018–2020)[edit]

Anandhi is a middle-class woman who is the secret heir of a rich couple. She lives with her adoptive father Kathiresan and young brother Muthukumar. She marries Thirumurugan aka Thiru who is the son of the Kalivaradan who killed Anandhi's real father and took his property. But, nobody knows that Anandhi is the real heir of those properties. Ananya is Anandhi's half-cousin-sister, whose mother is the half-sister of Anandhi's real mother Leelavathi. Ananya wants to marry Thiru to get the property.

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Sargunam is a woman who given usury to her people. She is also the Vasanthi's (Thiru's mother) sister and the mother of Chezhiyan, Gopinath, and Meghala. Chezhiyan marries Anandhi's best friend Kanmani. Sargunam helps Anandhi to live happily. But, Kalivaradan helps Ananya to get property. Meanwhile, Thiru, Anandhi, and Vasanthi save the Leelavathi from Kalivaradan. Anandhi takes care of Leelavathi in her home without knowing their real relation.

Later, it is revealed that Anandhi is the Leelavathi's daughter and the heir of property. Then, Thiru sees the true colours of Kalivaradan and breaks all ties with his father. Meanwhile, Ananya tries to Anandhi get arrested by faking her death and putting the blame on Anandhi. Because of that, Anandhi gets arrested. Soon, everyone learns that it is Ananya's plan. As a result of this, Ananya is imprisoned for five years.

5 years later

Anandhi and Thiru live with their daughter Yazhini. Ananya is still in jail. Ananya has a son named Akilan who born to Thiru illegally who unawared by Thiru. One Day, Yazhini and Akilan meet in their school and become best friends without knowing that they are half-siblings. Meanwhile, Ananya learns about their friendship and uses Akilan as a weapon to join Thiru. Soon, Anandhi doubts about Akilan because his behavior is same like Thiru. After so many incidents, it is revealed that Akilan is Ananya's son who born to Thiru. Thiru gets shocked and gets Akilan's custody with Anandhi's help.

Meanwhile, Thiru's sister, Anupriya 'Anu' returns to India. She has a secret boyfriend, Mithran and pregnant with his child. She hides the truth from family. Soon, Anu and Mithran's marriage is fixed by both families, unaware about Anu's child. But, Anandhi learns Anu's pregnancy and keeps it a secret. Meanwhile, Thiru and Anandhi plan to Ananya's marriage with Thiru's friend, Karthik. However, Anu marries Mithran while Ananya weds Karthik. After the marriage, Ananya brainwashes Mithran and teaches him to take the Anandhi's property. As a result of this, Mithran keeps Kathiresan as his servant much dismay of Anandhi. Later, Ananya destroys Anandhi's business by some fake agreements. But Thiru and Anandhi find all about that and send Ananya and her helpers Kalivardhan and Duraiyarasan to jail and goes to Singapore with their Kids.

Season 2 (2020)[edit]

Ezhilan travels to Chennai from his home town Thenkasi to get a banking job, but Divya, the sole wage earner of her family, gets that job. Meanwhile, in the Koothapiran–Sargunam family, Kanmani and Chezhiyan are made to leave the house by Gopi's evil plans and he also plans to control Sargunam and her wealth. Meghala and her husband Maran try to convince Sargunam but Gopi makes Sargunam to exclude them too. After chasing his two siblings, Gopi plans to take Kanmani's councillor posting but it fails. Later, Kanmani becomes pregnant and her problem are solved. Next, Coming to Ezhilan track, He loses everything with Divya and later Dhvya's brother-in-law Aatralarasan. However, Pity Ezhilan came to Divya's home with Aatralasan. After his visit, the house became happy. Then, Divya falls in love with Ezhilan. She gave away her job opportunity for Ezhilan.

There, Rajalaxmi, owner of that company is the original mother of Ezhilan and she lost Ezhilan when he was younger and ended up in the hands of his adoptive mother Sakunthala. Now, Aakash, Rajalakshmi's second son loves Divya and she had proposal his son with Divya. Ezhilan also give up his love on Divya because she would get a rich life. But, ezhilan has come to know that Aakash is a psycho and he is not at all good for Divya's life. Then, he plans to stop the marriage but Aakash kidnaps Ezhilan and blackmiles Divya to marry him. Ezhilan later escapes and Aakash kidnaps Divya's younger sister Savitha to blackmail her. Eventually even Savitha is rescued. Meanwhile, in Sargunam-Koothapiran family, Gopi tries to poison Sargunam but Kanmani drinks it and is sent to the hospital. Sargunam learns that Gopi is evil and that he tried to kill her and sends him to jail. She accepts Kanmani and Chezhiyan and brings them back into her house, and they are happy. Ezhilan and his friend Ashok come in the form of two priests and enter Rajalakshmi's house where the wedding is happenening. When Divya is about to marry Akash, Ezhilan reveals his disguise and suddenly marries Divya while Ashok is pulled to side with a knife on his neck by Ashok. Rajalakshmi, furious that her son's marriage was ruined, grabs a gun and is about to shoot Ezhilan, and then her elder brother reveals that Ezhilan is actually her son and that he stole Ezhilan and gave him to one of their employees to raise as revenge for her humiliating him years ago. Rajalakshmi forgives Ezhilan and beings to love him. Akash also becomes a good person and lets Divya and Ezhilan live a happy married life and accepts Ezhilan as his brother.


Main Cast[edit]

  • Krishna as Ezhil / Prakash , Rajalakshmi elder Son : Aakash elder brother; Divya Husband . (2020)
  • Nakshatra Nagesh as Divya Ezhilan : Geetha and Savitha's sister; Ezhilan's Wife ; Aakash Ex-fiancée . (2020)
  • Vijayalakshmi / Vidhya Pradeep as Anandhi Thirumurugan: Leelavathi's daughter ; Kathiresan's adopted daughter ; Thiru's Wife; Kanmani's best friend; Yazhini mother . (2018-2020)
  • Dhilip Rayan as Thirumurugan Kalivardhan aka Thiru : Vasanthi and Kalivardhan Son , Anupriya brother , Yazhini and Akhilan father , Anandi Husband. (2018–2020)
  • Ambika as Sargunam Koothapiran: A businesswoman; Chezhiyan, Gopinath and Megala's mother; Vasanthi's elder sister. (2018–2020)


  • Papri Ghosh as Kanmani Chezhiyan , Sigamani and Sarala Daughter , Anandi Friend , Chezhiyan Wife , Sargunam daughter in law (2018–2020)
  • Archana Vignesh / Koli Ramya / Sushma Nair as Ananya Duraiyarasan: Aanandhi's cousin; Minister Duraiyarasan and Kalyani's daughter; Akhilan's mother. (2018–2020)
  • Vetrivel as Chezhiyan Koothapiran , Kanmani husband , Sargunam and Koothapiran's Elder Son , Gopi and Meghala Elder Brother . (2018–2020)
  • Meera Krishna as Vasanthi Kalivaradhan: Sargunam's sister; Kalivaradhan's wife; Thirumurugan and Anupriya's mother. (2018–2020)
  • Suresh Krishnamurthi as Kalivaradhan: Vasanthi's husband; Thirumurugan and Anupriya's father. (2018–2020)
  • Vijith as Aakash , Rajalakshmi Younger Son , Ezhizhan Younger Brother , Divya Ex Fiencee . (2020)
  • Aarthi Ramkumar as Rajalakshmi: Ezhilan and Akash's mother (2020)
  • Yogeshwaran as Gopinath Koothapiran: Sargunam and Koothapiran's younger son; Chezhiyan and Meghala's brother; Sumathi's husband; Varsha's father (2018–2020)
  • Senthilnathan as Koothapiran: Sargunam's husband; Chezhiyan, Gopinath and Meghala's father. (2018–2020)
  • Anusai Elakeya as Sumathi Gopinath: Gopinath's wife; Varsha's mother. (2018–2020)
  • Padine Kumar as Shalini Ashok: Divya's friend; Ashok's wife (2020)
  • Ashok Kumar as Ashok: Ezhilan's friend; Shalini's husband (2020)
  • Baby Aazhiya as Varsha Gopinath: Sumathi and Gopinath's daughter (2019–2020)
  • Dhakshana as Meghala Maaran: Sargunam and Koothapiran's daughter; Chezhiyan and Gopinath's sister; Maaran's wife (2018–2020)
  • Ranjith Babu as Maaran: Meghala's husband (2018–2020)
  • Suhasini / Akalya Venkatesan as Geetha Aatral: Divya and Savitha's sister; Aatral's wife (2020)
  • Arvind Kathare as Aatral Arasan: Geetha's husband (2020)
  • Vaishnavi as Savitha: Geetha and Divya's sister (2020)
  • Ganesh as Sigamani: Kanmani and Malarvizhi's father (2018–2020)
  • Praveena / Suchitra as Sarala Sigamani: Kanmani and Malarvizhi's mother (2018–2020)
  • Vishnupriya / Srinisha as Malarvizhi Sigamani: Sigamani and Sarala's daughter; Kanmani's sister (2018–2020)
  • Sowmiya Ravindran as Suhasini: Cheziyan's ex-fiancée (2018–2020)
  • Devi Teju as Leelavathi: Anandhi's mother; Kalyani's half-sister (2018–2020)
  • Udumalai Ravi as Kathiresan: Anandhi's adoptive father; Muthukumar's father. (2018–2020)
  • Master Ajay as Muthukumar Kathiresan aka Muthu: Kathiresan's son; Anandhi's adopted brother. (2018–2019)
  • Mirudhula Shree as Yazhini Thirumurugan: Thirumurugan and Anandi's daughter; Akilan's half-sister. (2019–2020)
  • Jashik Ja as Akilan Thirumurugan: Thirumurugan and Ananya's son; Yazhini's half-brother. (2019–2020)
  • Giridhar Thirumalachary as Perumal: Kalivardhan's personal assistant (2018–2020)
  • Ashok Pandian as Minister Duraiyarasan: Kalyani's husband; Ananya's father (2018–2020)
  • Meerabhi / Mercy Leyal as Kalyani Duraiyarasan: Ananya's mother, Leelavathi's half-sister (2018–2020)
  • Pradeepa Muthu / Shimona James as Anupriya Mithran aka Anu: Vasanthi and Kalivaradhan's daughter; Thirumugan's sister; Mithran's wife (2018–2020)
  • Raghul Kanagaraj as Mithran Kumar: Anupriya's husband (2019–2020)
  • Shruti Shivanagowda as Shreya: Venkat's daughter; Ezhilan and Akash's cousin (2020)
  • Vishwanathan as Vishwa: Rajalakshmi's adopted son (2020)
  • Krishna Kumar as Venkat: Rajalakshmi's brother; Shreya's father (2020)
  • Sasikala Shree as Aatral's mother (2020)
  • Ravi as Aatral's sidekick (2020)
  • Yuvasree as Sakunthala: Ezhilan's adopted mother; Amuda and Karna's mother (2020)
  • Lavanya as Amuda: Sakunthala's daughter; Ezhilan's adopted sister; Karna's sister (2020)
  • Tarun Appasamy as Karna: Sakunthala's son; Ezhilan's adopted brother; Amuda's brother (2020)
  • Sanjay Shah as Guruji (2018–2020)
  • Lingesh Shank as Karthik: Thiru's friend and who loves Ananya (2020)
  • Raja Senthil as Karthik's father (2020)
  • Uma Rani as Karthik's mother (2020)
  • Devankumar as Ranjith: Anandhi's rival (2018–2019)



Due to COVID-19 outbreak in India, the production was halted in mid March 2020, Nayagi was put on hiatus on Wednesday 3 April 2020 when the remaining episodes aired.[2] Post COVID-19 break, the production resumed in July 2020 and new episodes started to telecast from 27 June 2020.[3] During which, the story had a change in leads and story with a new season along with many new additions starring Krishna and Nakshathra Nagesh while former lead characters Thiru, Anandhi and their family's track being ended abruptly, while Sargunam and Kanmani's family track continued.[4][5] The second season of the series began on 27 July 2020 and the series was off aired on 31 October 2020 due to drastic decline of ratings post COVID-19 break.[6]

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Actress Vidya Pradeep was selected to portray the role of Anandhi after the exit of Vijayalakshmi.[7] Sun TV Anchor Dhilip Rayan was cast in the lead male role of Thirumurugan. They made their debuts[clarification needed] with the series. Actress Ambika was selected to portray the role of Sarkunam, making a comeback after previously acting in the serial Sare Gama Gama Gama (2013–2014). Malayalam Actress Meera Krishnan was selected to play Vasanthi, after having appeared in director Thiruselvam Tamil serial Pokkisham (2012–2013)[8]


On 10 February 2018, the first promo of Ambika's 'Naayagi Teaser: Sarkunam' was released by Vikatan TV on YouTube.[9] On 10 February, the second lead female.[clarification needed] On 13 and 14 February, the third (Kalivardhan) and fourth (Meera Krishnan) promos of the show were released by Vikatan TV YouTube channel and Sun TV.


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Until before COVID-19 break in March 2020, the series used to be one of the top five Tamil television programs consistently. In week 52 of 2018, it was at second position with 10.515 million impressions.[10] In first two weeks of January 2019, it garnered 10.606 and 10.467 million impressions maintaining its second position.[11] In week 49 of 2019, it maintains its second position with 10.099 million impressions.[12] However when the series resumed its airing post Covid-19 break with the change in its time slot from 8:00 pm (IST) to 9:00 pm (IST), in July 2020, the ratings of the series had a drastic drop and it was off aired in October 2020.[13]


LanguageTitleNetwork(s)Airing history
MalayalamOridathoru Rajakumari[14]Surya TV13 May 2019 – 10 June 2020
KannadaNayaki[15]Udaya TV17 June 2019 – 9 April 2020
TeluguBhagyarekha[16]Gemini TV24 June 2019 – present


  1. ^'Nayagi completes 500 episodes; actress Vidya Pradeep thanks fans'.
  2. ^'FEFSI seeks TN government's permission to begin post production of films and TV soaps'. India Today.
  3. ^'Sun TV to relaunch its serials from July 27'. Sify.com.
  4. ^'Krishna and Nakshathra Nagesh to replace Dhilip Rayan and Vidya Pradeep in Nayagi'. The Times of India.
  5. ^''Deivamagal' Team in 'Nayagi' Series: Hero, Hero's Everything changed'. The Indian Express.
  6. ^'Vidya Pradeep: Did not quit Naayagi because of corona'. The Times of India.
  7. ^'Vijayalakshmi quits from popular serial nayagi'. timesofindia.com.
  8. ^'Meera Krishnan was acting Pokkisham Serial' (in Tamil). cinema.dinamalar.com. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  9. ^'Naayagi Teaser 1 Sarkunam' (in Tamil). www.youtube.com. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  10. ^'Zee Tamil's Sembaruthi bolsters its dominance'. Dinamani.
  11. ^'Zee Tamil has overtaken Sun TV with only one serial! This is the first time!'. Behind Talkies.
  12. ^'Sye Raa Tamil Registers Record TRPs: This Is What Sudeep Has To Say About Poor Box Office Collection'. International Business Times. Archived from the original on 22 January 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  13. ^'நாயகியை ஓரங்கட்டும் புத்தம் புது தொடர் 'அன்பே வா''. The Times of India.
  14. ^'Orudathoru Rajakumari's promo is here!'. The Times of India.
  15. ^'Watch out for Nayaki, a suspense saga, which premiers on June 17 on Udaya TV'. The Hindu.
  16. ^'New daily soap Bhagyarekha to premiere soon'.

External links[edit]

  • Official website(in English)

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