Meri Saheli was a lifestyle show that aired on Indian entertainment channel Star Plus with target audience as women. It started its broadcast on Star Plus in the year 2000 at the afternoon slot. It aired every Monday to Friday around 2.30 and its runtime was approximately 20 minutes. “Meri Saheli” was produced by News Television India Limited.
“Meri Saheli” was hosted by model Kimi and actor Shagufta Ali. The show exhibits the real life stories of various lifestyle-related issues which mainly concerned the womenfolk that ranged from beauty-fashion-parenting-cookery to education.
The first episode of “Meri Saheli” garnered much attention as it showed the interview of a victim of domestic violence and physical abuse who raised her voice and protested against the atrocities and subsequently created her own identity. They also feature specialised physicians who discussed various sort of health problems like asthma, diabetes, their diagnosis and their natural remedies. It also featured a section for fitness tips also. “Meri Saheli” also featured celebrity interviews, their struggle and success stories, career and parenting tip sand also provided information on latest fashion trends, delicious food recipes and many useful tips for managing our day to day household chores and our daily life more efficiently.
Another feature that made the show quite popular among the audiences that it provided a platform for them to interact with the hosts with their queries, suggestions and problems and the hosts, in turn, tried to come with solutions in their episodes. “Meri Saheli” catered to all class of women from students to working women to housewives.
The show’s time slot and attractive and engaging anchoring of Kimi and Shagufta Ali made it popular among the housewives and it was much liked by them. It went off the air after few years successful stint on Star plus.