|Created by||Just Production|
|Written by||Imtiaz Punjabi|
|Directed by||Imtiaz Punjabi|
|Theme music composer||Sonu Nigam|
|Opening theme||Jeet Pritam|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|Producer(s)||Dushyant Ghatalia |
|Running time||20 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Just Production|
|Original network||Sony Entertainment Television|
|Original release||4 Sept 2000|
Choodiyan (English: Bangals) is an Indian television series which premiered on Sony Entertainment Television on 4 September 2000 and aired every Monday at 8pm. It was directed by Imtiaz Punjabi and stars Juhi Parmar and Shraddha Nigam in the leading role.
Choodiyan is a tale of two sisters, Rushali aged 23 years and Meghna played by Shraddha Nigam and Juhi Parmar respectively. Their mother passed away in a horrific accident when Rushali was very young. Rushali couldn't cope with the tragedy of losing her mother and goes into trauma, her brain stopped growing with age and she still has a mental age of an eight year old and behave and think like an eight-year-old child. On the unfortunate day of accident Rushali didn't let her mother go outside, her mother gives her 'bangals' and said when you will find and collect the missing bangals she will come back to her. Her mother's words stuck in her head and she still thinks if she collects enough 'bangals' her mother will return to her.
Contrarily Meghna is the only source of support and strength for Rushali. Meghna takes care of her sister Rushali and loved her very much. Rushali is everything for Meghna, her whole life revolves around Rushali, she can do any thing for her sister and can not see a single tear in her sister's eyes.
Then a man comes in their life played by Akshay Anand, he fall in love with Meghna but due to her sister's mental condition and her love for her sister Meghna didn't marry.
- Juhi Parmar as Meghna
- Shraddha Nigam as Rushali
- Akshay Anand
- Manav Gohil
- Navin Nischol
- Sulabha Deshpande
- Mehar Kamal
- Rohit Bakshi
- Mukesh Ahuja
- Arun Verma