Oh My God: You Won't Believe What 'Hum Paanch' Cast Looks Like Now

Oh My God: You Won't Believe What 'Hum Paanch' Cast Looks Like Now

"Hum Paanch Pum Pum Paanch..." Everyone born in the early 90s or late 80s can hum this tune even in 2019. From becoming a successful sitcom overnight in the 90s to building the bricks of Ekta Kapoor's empire, Hum Paanch reached and touched many hearts in the country. After it was wrapped up in 1999, the show came back with its season 2 in 2005.

Big Magic once again tried to reboot the cult comedy in 2017 as Hum Paanch Phir as the characters of the show were hilarious and relatable. Do you miss them too? Because we really do! Anand Mathur talking to the picture of his first wife and girls who always found a way to invite trouble. Miss them all. If you also often wonder what the cast is up to now. Well, here's a quick update!  

Ashok Saraf as Anand Mathur

hum paanch - Ashoka Saraf as Anand Mathur

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Anand Mathur was shown as a man who felt helpless (in a hilarious way) because of all the drama created by all the women in his life - his nagging wife, his deceased wife (whom he spoke to through her picture) and his daughters.

Ashok Saraf who essayed the role of Anand Mathur is a popular Marathi actor and has been a part of popular Bollywood films like Karan Arjun, Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya and Yes Boss amongst many. He has done more than 200 movies but he was last seen in a Rohit Shetty directorial Singham.

Shoma Anand as Bina Mathur

hum paanch - Shoma Anand as Bina Mathur

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Bina Mathur was the second wife of Anand. Earlier, she married Anand to avenge his daughters but after the marriage, she fell in love with them. When it came to saving the five daughters from their father's wrath, Bina often stepped in as their protective and loving step-mother.

Shoma Anand, who played Bina Mathur, has been in Bollywood films and many TV serials. She is a versatile actress, she has essayed both negative and positive roles. In the past few years, Shoma has worked in projects like Kya Kool Hain Hum, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Yaaro Ka Tashan TV show. 

Priya Tendulkar as Anand Mathur's First Wife

hum paanch - Priya Tendulkar as Anand Mathur s First Wife

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Priya Tendulkar played the deceased wife of Anand Mathur who would talk to him through a portrait hanging on the wall as she was a spirit. She would make life more challenging for Anand. However, in difficult situations, she would also be the best advisor of him.

Known for her fiery attitude, the actor was seen in Priya Tendulkar Talk Show and Rajani. She was also a social activist. Unfortunately, she died in 2002 after battling cancer.  

Vandana Pathak as Meenakshi

hum paanch - Vandana Pathak as Meenakshi

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The eldest sister Meenakshi played a feminist who believed in making the world a better place for women. Throughout the show, she was organising mahila morchas against men and she even involved her sisters in them.

Hum Paanch was Vandana Pathak's debut. After that, she played her iconic role as Jaishree in Khichdi. She has been a part of Gujarati cinema and was recently seen in Saath Nibhana Saathiya, Yeh Teri Galiyaan and Manmohini

Rakhi Vijan as Sweety

hum paanch - Rakhi Vijan as Sweety

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Sweety was the sister who wouldn't open the door without singing a song, a perfect example of beauty with brains. Her purpose in life was to be the next Miss World and of course, marry Shah Rukh Khan.  

Rakhi was adored for her work and her curly hair. She has been a part of popular shows like Heena, Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi, Madhubala and Shakti. She was also a part of Bigg Boss 2 and was last seen in Golmaal Returns.

Ameeta Nangia & Vidya Balan as Radhika

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The second daughter, Radhika was super smart, geeky but clumsy. She used a hearing aid which mostly led her into trouble. She would also bump into people and the wall because of her low vision. 

In initial episodes, Ameeta Nangia played Radhika role but later was replaced by Vidya Balan. While Ameeta Nangia was last seen in Kaal Bhairav Rahasya, Vidya Balan became one of the most popular and bold Bollywood actresses. She has done iconic films like Kahaani and Dirty Picture. Her latest movie was Tumhari Sulu and her next one would be Mission Mangal alongside Akshay Kumar. 

Bhairavi Raichura as Kajal

HUM PAANCH - Bhairavi Raichura as Kajal

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Kajal, who was actually known as Kajal Bhai because of her tomboy personality, was another character no one can forget. She used to hang out with goons and would get into fights. She loved bullying her father and was like a brother to her sisters.

Bhairavi Raichura made her debut with Hum Paanch. However, she is also known for her roles in Sasural Genda Phool, Laut Aao Trisha and Balika Vadhu. She started her own production house 24 Frames with a friend Nandita Mehra. The duo has produced shows like Chhal, Satrangi Sasural, Kya Hoga Amla Ka and a web series Baarish.

Priyanka Mehra & Pushtiie Shakti as Chhoti

hum paanch - Priyanka Mehra as Chhoti

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hum paanch - Pushtiie Shakti as Chhoti

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The youngest of all, Chhoti was a child when the show started and she was shown as grown up in the second season. She was the smartest of all sisters and a gossip monger. 

Priyanka Mehta has not been in light so much since then but as per the reports, she went on to work with a magazine and enter production. While Pushtiie Shakti is best known for her role in Mahi Way. She has worked in films like Ishq Vishk and Desi Boyz. However, she was last seen in Qarib Qarib Single

Aruna Sangal as Pooja

hum paanch - Aruna Sangal as Pooja

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Pooja, who was shown as the nosy neighbours to Mathur, became popular because of her signature dialogue 'Aunty mat kaho na'.

Aruna Sangal beautifully essayed the role of Pooja and has worked in many TV serials since then. Her recent works have been Mohi and Ayushman Bhavya. She has a son Alekh Sangal, who is also a television actor.

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