Kartika had been a Disney Channel India’s network production. It is a television series made for the children, created by EktaKapoor, who also had been its Executive Producer. Balaji Telefilms had distributed the entire series which included three seasons. The show began to be telecasted on Disney Channel on 22 September 2008 and continued until 2 January 2009. A total number of fifty episodes were piled on for the telecasting of all the three seasons, with each episode being in the length of about thirty minutes. The show appeared on the television every day at 5 p.m., on Disney Channel India.
At the premiere of the show, it received a lot of positive responses from the viewers, as the first day’s view count was about two million. The story of this serial revolves around a girl named Kartika. She is a very skilled singer, and fancies to become a singing star someday. On the quest of following her dream, she asks her mother and father to get her enrolled in the music academy. Although her parents objected to her request, eventually she convinces them and gets admitted to the music academy. At the academy, she shares her room with a very obnoxious girl, named Ankana. She is vile and cruel, but the famous girl at the institution, and one who continues to humiliate Kartika and puts her into trouble always. Eventually, Kartika makes new friends in her class and simultaneously some rivals as well.
The story continues and walks through Kartika’s journey in the music academy. The lead character of Kartika had been played by
Jennifer Winget, who is a popular face on Indian television. Bonita, who played the boisterous role of Ankana, left the show after the first season due to personal reasons. Other main characters in the story are Ritwik, Ash, Sush, Shweta, and so on. In the second season another character was introduced, by the name of Tanya.
Monica Kale, who played the character of Meenakshi, took over the Role of Tanya after her previous character was removed from the storyline.
The theme of the show was so similar to a previous show called DhoomMachaaoDhoom. This was the reason perhaps it was mistaken as a sequel to the then very popular show. A slight mishap also took place during the premiere of this show. After the first episode had been aired, the show was immediately taken off the air and was replaced by two television series, Sanya, and Shararat.