Balika Vadhu — Kachchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte (English: Child Bride — Strong Relationships of Tender Age), commonly abbreviated as Balika Vadhu is a Indian television drama series featuring the hardships faced by an Indian child bride. It also shows the negative aspects of our society, and creates social awareness. It is the flagship show of the channel that premiered on 21 July 2008 on Colors TVand still running. It is also the most popular show of the channel till now. It airs Monday to Friday at 8pm.
Set in rural Rajasthan, Balika Vadhu follows the story of Anandi, a child bride and Jagdish, who married Anandi at young age. Anandi had to bear the hardships of a child bride.Later on, while becoming young adults, both of them divorces and Anandi is married to Shivraj Shekhar whereas Jagdish marries Ganga, another child bride. The story now follows their journey full of twist and turns, and ups and downs.