Shanthi Nilayam is a popular daily serial which was aired on Jaya TV. Shanthi Nilayam was directed by K.Balachander. The story revolves around a well known hospital called Shanthi Nilayam and the doctors working in it. The problems surrounding the personal lives of the doctors and the hardships faced by them at the workplace are portrayed very well with different narration, crisp dialogues and characterization of the actors. The cast of this TV serial include Rathi, Kuyili, Rajesh Vaidya, Sakshi Shiva, Priya, Yuvasri, Sangeeta, Shilpa, Shanthi Williams, Srividhya, Rajashekhar, Sathyapriya, Aishwarya, Sairam and many more.
The success of this serial is accentuated by the fact that all the actors were cast perfectly and directed remarkably by K. Balachander. K. Balachander, a well renowned film director and screen writer, ventured into television late in his career. His popular serials include Kai Alavu Manasu, Rail Sneham, Ramani vs Ramani, Oru Koodai Paasam, Kadhal Pagadai, Janani, Premi and Anni. Most of his serials, including Shanthi Nilayam, are surrounded around women characters and potray woman as strong personalities. Shanthi Nilayam was a successful TV serial on Jaya TV running for more than 900 episodes. Shanthi Nilayam was produced by Kavithalayaa Productions, a production house found and run by K.Balachander himself.