DD National is a state-owned entertainment television channel which gained immense popularity in the 90s. DD National launched on 15 September 1959 telecasting shows in both Hindi and English. It aired some of the most watched shows of all time in 1982-1992. From shows like Vikram and Betal, and
Tenali Raman to fictions like Taara and Dada Dadi Ki Kahaniya, all aired on DD National.
Luv Kush is a popular TV Series which aired on DD National written and directed by
Ramanand Sagar. Luv Kush is based on the last book of the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana- Uttara Kanda.
Bible Ki Kahaniya is another favorite show of that era which builds on the scriptures of Christian Bible in the Hindi language. On the fiction side, shows like
Malgudi Days and
Jasoos Vijay gained enormous popularity.
Malgudi Days is the show based on the book by R K Narayan. The story revolves around the day to day struggle of 10-year-old Swami and his friends. On the other hand, Jasoos Vijay is a detective TV series spreading the awareness of HIV/AIDS in the country. Albela Sur Mela was another popular TV show of 1998, on DD National. . Albela Sur Mela is a host-based TV show where the host talks about the modern Hindi Film songs and the story behind these famous songs. Usually, the show focused on Old popular songs like Aaj Mausam Bada Beimaan from the movie Loafer, Aat Jaate Haste Gaate from
Maine Pyar Kiya, Deewana Hua Baadal from
Kashmir Ki Kali and Dil Toh Hai Dil, Dil Ka Aitbar Kya from the film Muqaddar Ka Sikander. Being a film songs based program, Albela Sur Mela talked about the most loved songs and the story behind the creation of such beautiful tracks.
Topics like the idea behind the concept of the track, the beauty of lyrics of the track, how the music director came up with the melody , were discussed on the show. The gorgeous
Sakshi Tanwar is the host of Albela Sur Mela. She started her television journey with Albela Sur Mela in 1998 and later gained popularity from TV serials like Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki in 2000 and Bade Achhe Lagte Hain in 2011. She also acted in the popular soap opera on Colors-
Balika Vadhu. She has also acted beautifully in a digital film,Kahin Door by
Sandeep Varma. She recently made her Bollywood debut ,Dangal. Dangal is a biopic of the Commonwealth Games winners, Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari and the struggle of their father Mahavir Singh Phogat in making them the first highly successful women wrestlers of the country.