Hum Paanch was an Indian Sitcom produced by Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms. It was first aired on Zee TV in 1995. After running for a few years, it was taken off air only to come back for a second season in 2005.

Vidya Balan as Radhika Mathur in Hum Paanch

As Radhika Mathur

The serial’s story revolved around the various comic situations the twice married Anand Mathur got into because of his five daughters; Meenakshi, Radhika, Sweety, Kajal and Chhoti. His dead first wife keeps holding dialogues with him and his present second wife also gets involved in their daughters’ hilarious affairs.

A Comic Scene

A Comic Scene

With the Mathur Sisters

With the Mathur Sisters

Vidya played the role of Radhika Mathur in a few episodes in Season 2 of the TV serial after replacing Amita Nangia. She was herself replaced by Sujata Sanghamitra in the serial. The role of Radhika was that of an intelligent bespectacled girl, who was clumsy and often crashed into objects and walls; an absent minded bookish girl. Vidya had frizzy hair and spectacles on her nose as Radhika.

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