Amidst the plethora of K serials in the mid 2000s, there were a few shows which managed to catch our attention just because they were different from the regular saas-bahu drama. One such promising show was Sanjivani: A Medical Boon, which revolved around the lives of 5 doctors who learn everything about life and love on the job. The show became pretty popular among the masses and soon, Dr. Rahul, Dr. Juhi, Dr. Omi, Dr. Simran and Dr. Shashank became household names.
Well, it has been 14 years since the show ended. Yes, THAT long! Here's what the cast is up to now:
1. Dr. Rahul Mehra - Gaurav Chanana and Mihir Mishra
You might remember Dr. Rahul Mehra as the irresponsible guy who learnt the tricks of the trade soon after he fell in love with Dr. Juhi.
Both Gaurav and Mihir did justice to their portrayal of Dr. Rahul and we liked the way they got into the skin of their characters. While Gaurav was last seen opposite Preity Zinta in Ishkq in Paris, Mihir has come a long way and has been pretty active on TV.
2. Dr. Juhi Singh - Gurdeep Kohli
The chirpy Dr. Juhi was every patient's favourite and became a household name, thanks to this show.
Gurdeep has done a variety of shows on Indian television and was recently seen as Anandita in Dil Ki Baatein Dil Hi Jaane. She has also been anchoring cookery shows and made her Bollywood debut with Rowdy Rathore.
3. Dr. Omi Joshi - Late Sanjit Bedi
Dr. Omi was undoubtedly the friendliest of the lot and we all fell for his charm. His character died of AIDS and many of us were left disappointed.
Unfortunately, Sanjit Bedi passed away recently after succumbing to a brain virus, leaving his fans heartbroken.
4. Dr. Simran Chopra - Shilpa Kadam and Rupali Ganguly
Dr. Simran was Rahul's best friend who ended up falling in love with him. Both these women did a pretty good job as Simran Chopra.
While we all fondly remember Rupali as Monisha Sarabhai, she later went on to do more shows on TV, including Parvarish. Shilpa, on the other hand, hasn't been active on television.
5. Dr. Aman - Arjun Punj
Didn't we all like him from the very moment he was introduced as Juhi's friend who was set to marry her on the show? Remember his romantic proposal? It broke our hearts when we found that he was actually set up by Simran to separate Juhi and Rahul.
Who knew that Juhi and Aman would end up marrying in real life after meeting on Sanjivani? The couple recently appeared together on the show, Diya Aur Baati Hum.
6. Dr. Shashank Gupta - Mohnish Bahl
Whether it's about playing a shy doctor on the small screen or being a badass villain on the big screen, Mohnish Bahl does it all effortlessly. He was perfect in the role of Dr. Shashank Gupta.
Mohnish needs no introduction. This super talented actor has appeared in several movies and was also seen in Jai Ho. His last stint on TV was in the role of Dr. Ashutosh in Kuch Toh Log Kahenge.
7. Dr. Smriti Malhotra - Iravati Harshe
Iravati was a natural as Dr. Smriti and we loved her chemistry with Dr. Shashank.
Having appeared in movies like Mithya and Hate Story, she surely is a talented actress. She was recently seen in the Marathi film, Atsu.
8. Kamal Chopra - Vikram Gokhale
He was Simran's right hand when it came to creating trouble in Rahul and Juhi's paradise. Being her father, he always sided with Simran in her misdoings, but may we add, brilliantly so.
Vikram Gokhale is a seasoned actor who has championed both Hindi and Marathi television with a proficiency in theatre. He recently appeared in the movie Traffic, alongside Manoj Bajpai.
9. Chita - Shilpa Shinde
Yes, our very own Bhabhi ji was also on the show!
We all adored Shilpa Shinde as Angoori Bhabhi who was recently in news for her feud with the producers of the hit comedy serial, Bhabhiji Ghar Pe Hain. Unfortunately, she had to quit the show. Shilpa will now be seen in an item number with Rishi Kapoor in Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi.
10. Sudhanshu Pandey
A part of the popular all-boy band, Band of Boys, and the raging modelling scene in the '90s, Sudhanshu Pandey also made his presence felt in this lot of talented actors. He played Anjali, Iravati's daughter's stepfather.
Today, Sudhanshu is a known name in the film and TV industry and last appeared in the TV show, Tamanna.