Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?

Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? (Hindi: इस प्यार को क्या नाम दूं?, English: What shall I name this love?) is an Indian soap opera which premiered on June 6, 2011 and aired every Monday to Friday at 8PM on Star Plus. The show had an abrupt end on November 30, 2012, as the male protagonist of the show Barun Sobti decided to quit the show and move to greener pastures.The show consistently maintained a position as one of the top five daily dramas on Indian general entertainment channels throughout its first year on air.
Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?

Genre Drama
Romantic comedy
Written by Aakash Pandey
Ved Raj
Sudhir Kumar
Gautam Hegde
Janaki V
Hitesh Kewalya
Jainesh Ejardar
Directed by Arshad Khan
Lalit Mohan
Starring Barun Sobti
Sanaya Irani
Theme music composer Raju Singh
Opening theme "Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?" By Sadhana Sargam and Javed Ali
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of episodes 398
Producer(s) Gul Khan
Nissar Parvez
Rajesh Chadha
Location(s) Delhi
Cinematography Hrishikesh Gandhi
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 20 minutes
Production company(s) 4 Lions Films
IMRC Entertainment
Panglosean Entertainment
Original channel STAR Plus
Picture format 720i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run June 6, 2011 – November 30, 2012
External links
Official website

Plot: Sometimes the last person you’d want to live with, is the only person you cannot live without. STAR Plus presents an intense love-hate relationship between two individuals in a new perspective, highlighting the dilemma of how they cannot do without one another, and at the same time cannot be with each other. Catch ‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?’ Mon-Fri at 8 pm.

‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon’ is a star-crossed love story presenting an interesting contrast of personalities entwined in a relationship swinging between love & hate. Khushi and Arnav have diametrically opposite ideologies. If Khushi believes in means, Arnav believes only in ends. Khushi’s relationships are the most important to her, whereas Arnav believes all people come with a price and can be manipulated for one’s benefit.

Khushi, an 18 year old from UP, is simple, rooted in family and is driven by a clear moral compass. She stands for what she believes in, and never lets go of her inculcated values. She will not change herself to conform to people’s shallow expectations. In stark contrast, Arnav is a 28 year old self made, ruthless, ‘win at all costs’ man who believes everything can be bought in the world, including love. He has no consideration for relationships and no qualms for using & manipulating people as pawns to achieve his ambitions. As the story progresses, their love-hate relationship witnesses a series of dramatic conflicts. Arnav constantly tries to break Khushi’s steadfast morals just in order to prove to himself that he can control everyone; Khushi on the other hand, always tries to follow her values & morals.

Produced by Panglosean Entertainment Private Limited, Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon stars seasoned actors Sanaya Irani and Barun Sobti, essaying the lead roles of Khushi and Arnav respectively. Apart from the leads, the ensemble cast also has many well-known actors from the industry like Abha Parmar, Tuhina Vora, Daljeet Kaur Banot, Abhaas Mehta, Sanjay Batra, Deepali Pansare and Akshay Dogra. While producers Rajesh Chaddha and Gul Khan have lent their expertise to the show, director Nissar Parvez and his talented crew have infused fresh energy into the story with some aesthetically shot scenes in the classic locales of Lucknow.


Main Leads

Performed by Character Role
Barun Sobti Arnav Singh Raizada
Sanaya Irani Khushi Kumari Gupta Singh Raizada

Supportive Cast

Performed by Character Role Duration
Daljeet Kaur Bhanot Anjali Jha
Deepali Pansare Payal Raizada
Akshay Dogra Akash Singh Raizada
Karan Goddwani Nanda Kishore
Sana Khan Lavanya Kashyap
Vishesh Bansal Aarav Singh Raizada
Sanjay Batra Shashi Gupta
Pyumori Mehta Garima Gupta
Abha Parmar Madhumati Gupta
Jayshree T. Devayani Raizada
Utkarsha Naik Manorama Raizada
Rajesh Jais Mahendra Singh Raizada


Performed by Character Role
Abhaas Mehta Shyam Jha Anjali's husband main antagonist - terminated 2011-2012
Swati Chitnis Subhadra Devi Arnav's paternal grandmother Main Antagonist- Terminated 2012
Madhura Naik Sheetal Kapoor Arnav's Ex-Girlfriend Main Antagonist- Terminated 2012


Year Award Category Recipient Result
2012 Star Parivaar Awards Favorite Naya Sadasya(Male) Barun Sobti Won
Favourite Jodi Barun Sobti & Sanaya Irani
Favourite International Jodi Barun Sobti & Sanaya Irani
Favourite Mazedar Sadasya Utkarsha Naik
Favourite Dushman Abhaas Mehta
Most Stylish Sadasya(Male) Barun Sobti
Favourite Naya Sadasya(Female) Sanaya Irani Nominated
Most Stylish Sadasya(Female) Sanaya Irani
Favourite Behen Daljeet Kaur Bhanot
Favourite Pita Sanjay Batra
Favourite Beti Sanaya Irani
The Global Indian Film and TV Honours Best Actor(Popular) Barun Sobti Won
Best Jodi Barun Sobti & Sanaya Irani Nominated
Indian Telly Awards Best Actor In Negative Role Abhaas Mehta Nominated
TV Personality Of The Year Barun Sobti
Best Actor Desh Ka Sitara (Popular) Barun Sobti Won
Best On-Screen Couple Barun Sobti & Sanaya Irani Won
5th Boroplus Gold Awards Face of The Year Sanaya Irani Won
Best Onscreen Jodi Barun Sobti & Sanaya Irani Nominated
Best Actor in Negative Role Abhaas Mehta
Indian Television Academy Award Best Actor (popular) Barun Sobti Won
Best Actor in Negative Role Abhaas Mehta Nominated
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