Son Pari Was An Undisputed Classic On Indian Television, But What’s The Cast Up To Now?
Before the internet materialized into our daily life and before we had set top boxes – we had Son Pari.
Son Pari was the deep hit of fantasy television for children that was all the rage from 2000 to 2004. It had drama, it had magic and it had terrible CGI, but we really didn’t care. We watched it nonetheless because there weren’t too many options, but also because it was awesome.
Good, wholesome entertainment before selfies were a thing.
#1 Mrinal Kulkarni (Son Pari)
Mrinal Kulkarni debuted at the age of 16 in the Marathi TV serial Swami, based on Peshawe Madhavrao’s life. Apparently, the actress wasn’t too keen to pursue an on screen career, preferring instead to focus on her Ph.D. in Philosophy.
A National Awardee for her performance in Thang/the Quest, she was a part of multiple other projects, such as Avantika, The Great Maratha and Shrikant.
She has even directed two Marathi films.
#2 Tanvi Hegde (Frooti/Tooti)
There was never a more exciting moment than when Son Pari conjured up the devious Tooty because now there were two of them. Which means we could pay twice as less attention in class.
Tanvi is probably the best known of this bunch, who was in her own Rasna campaign when she was 3. But after Son Pari, she went on to star in movies likes Viruddh… Family Comes First and Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!
In 2016, she starred in a Marathi film called Athang, directed by Milind Gawli.
#3 Ashok Lokhande (Altu)
Altu Uncle was the perfect cure for strict, always right, do-what-I-tell-you adults that confronted us throughout our childhoods. An alumnus of the National School of Drama in Delhi, he followed his stint on Son Pari with performances in Raman Raghav 2.0, TV Biwi aur Main and Tu Sooraj, Main Saanjh Piyaji.
#4 Upasana Singh (Kaali Pari)
Singh has made huge strides in the entertainment world as a cast member on Comedy Nights with Kapil as well as the Kapil Sharma show. Most recently, she will be hosting the 8th season of Nach Baliye.
She has also appeared in numerous films like Golmaal ReturnsG and Judwaa 2.
#5 Vivek Mushran (Rohit, Frooti’s Dad)
Mushran debuted with the film Saudagar and never looked back. Since Son Parii aired, he has been working in films like Kisna, Tamasha, and Begum Jaan.
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