Zindagi Ki Mehek zee world arrangement began on April sixth and supplanted Gangaa. It is an account of Mehek Sharma, a gifted cook who chooses to seek after her enthusiasm by entering a cooking rivalry. Nonetheless, her life takes a turn after she meets Shaurya, an egotistical judge of the challenge.
Zindagi Ki Mehek (English: Essence of Life) is an Indian Hindi soap opera television series, which started on September 19, 2016 on Zee TV. The series is produced by Parin Media of Saurabh Tewari. The series ended on 1st September 2018 after a successful run of nearly 2 years. The show starred Samiksha Jaiswal and Karan Vohra.
The story of the show is set in Delhi and depicts the journey of a homemaker Mehek and her passion for cooking. She is shy and have social anxiety. Mehek meets top chef Shaurya and while their cooking styles clash, they fall in love. Soon Mehek meets Saurabh and starts working with him. Saurabh soon falls in love with Mehek which creates further misunderstanding.
Shaurya Khanna is a rich and wealthy restaurateur in Delhi while Mehek Sharma is a low on confidence middle class girl. Cooking is her hobby and passion which she has inherited from her deceased mother. Mehek and Shaurya meet at a cooking competition that Shaurya is judging. Through her cooking, Mehek attains attention and importance that greatly pleases her to-be husband Ajay and his materialistic family. Meanwhile, Shaurya insults her throughout the shooting of the show leading to a point where Mehek is publicly humiliated and slaps Shaurya. Shaurya realises his mistake and apologises to her which she finally accepts.
Mehek agrees to marry Saurabh. Mehek’s cousin Nehal has a secret affair with Ajay. Ajay rejects Nehal and threatens her forcing her to attempt suicide but she is saved by Shaurya. Shaurya tricks Ajay into revealing the affair himself thus leading to the wedding being called off. Shaurya and Mehek develop feelings for each other. Shaurya’s mother Karuna fixes their marriage but Shaurya must prove himself to Mehek’s family which he does. On their wedding day, Mehek is shocked to discover Shaurya has gone abroad to promote his new restaurant and has taken her recipes and their patents with him. It is revealed that Shaurya was planning his revenge on Mehek all this while.
Mehek decides to live in the Khanna household to make Shaurya realise his love for her. Shaurya helps Mehek’s best friend Sonal elope with Mehek’s brother Mohit. Mohit’s grandmother (pd) suffers a heart attack and the Sharmas blame Shaurya. In a fit of rage, Mehek’s uncle vandalises Shaurya’s restaurant and in retaliation Shaurya gets their shops bulldozed. This leads Mehek to finally give up and leave Shaurya. Mehek’s ex-fiance Ajay and Sonal’s ex-fiance Rohit abduct Mehek and try to rape her. Shaurya saves her in the nick of time but Mehek suffers serious injuries. Her family blames Shaurya and take Mehek away. Finally, the Sharmas accept Shaurya.
Before their wedding day, Shaurya organises security for Mehek but the chief officer has a connection to a dark secret from Shaurya’s past. Just before their wedding, he reveals to Shaurya that 12 years ago, as a child, Shaurya caused a car accident and the couple killed were Mehek’s parents. A shocked Shaurya tries to come clean to Mehek but the ceremony continues and they are married. Unfortunately, Mehek finds out the truth and believes Shaurya deceived her. She is enraged but pretends to be happily married for the sake of her family. When the Sharmas finally find out, they decide to reopen the case and Karuna is arrested. Finally misunderstandings between the families are cleared up.
On their honeymoon in Rishikesh, Mehek witnesses a murder committed by Archie. Archie attacks Mehek and she is presumed dead in a drowning accident. A year later Shaurya returns to Rishikesh and runs into Vandana who looks exactly like Mehek but doesn’t remember him. He is able to bring her memory back and Archie is killed. Mehek and Shaurya adopt the young Neev and return home.
Terrorist Attack Track:
Nehal is pregnant with Shaurya’s brother Vicky’s child so the families decide to get them married. During a visit to the mall, there is a terrorist attack and Shaurya is abducted. The terrorist pretends to be Shaurya and enters the Khanna House. Neev discovers this but his throat is slit leaving him unable to speak. Mehek saves the day but her family is being blackmailed to plant a bomb but they defeat the terrorists. Later Mehek meets Saurabh who has been loving her since six years betraying Tanuja, his wife.
Karuna’s illegitimate daughter Anjali (Aanchal Khurana) enters their lives and creates misunderstandings between Mehek and Karuna. She gets Karuna to throw Mehek and Shaurya out of the house. Karuna names Anjali as the sole heir to her property but when Mehek announces her pregnancy, Karuna welcomes them back to the family. Eventually, Anjali’s truth is revealed and she is sent to jail where she meets Shaurya’s aunt Svetlana. They decide to break out of prison but Anjali is killed and Svetlana pretends that she was preventing Anjali’s escape. She is set free and returns home pretending to be blind. In a series of events, Svetlana’s revenge materializes as she sets off a bomb at the Khanna house killing almost all the Khannas and Sharmas. In the end, she shoots Mehek and Shaurya who vow to return to complete their story before dying.
Rebirth / Season 2:
Shaurya and Mehek are reborn. Mehek is born to a poor household where her father resents her being a girl. On the other hand, Shaurya is born into a rich family. Mehek grows to become a tomboy and again meets Shaurya. Mehek is a bold and fearless personality who easily picks up fights. Shaurya is practicing to become a boxer as his father hopes his son will one day win the gold medal. Both Shaurya and Mehek are haunted by visions of their previous life. Later Mehek and Shaurya are brought to the same college both with the passion of boxing. Svetlana again tries to separate Mehek and Shaurya by killing them with the help of a superstitious baba. Svetlana kills Mehek’s sister named Swati who was trying to save Mehek. Mehek recalls her past life but Svetlana fires two bullets at her. Mehek survives but pretends to be a ghost in front of Svetlana to make her feared. She then meets Shaurya. It is then revealed that it was Shaurya and Mehek’s plan to frighten Svetlana to such a level that she confesses her crimes. In the climax, Svetlana is killed by Devi Durga’s Trishula. Mehek & Shaurya get married and they live happily ever after.
Main casts/Real Names on Zindagi Ki Mehek Zee World:
- Samiksha Jaiswal as Mehek Shaurya Khanna (Season 1)/Mehek Singh Mann (Season 2), Female Lead Protagonist
- Karan Vohra as Shaurya Harish Khanna (Season 1)/Shaurya Singh Ahlawat (Season 2), Male Lead Protagonist
Shonisani Masutha as Norah
Ndaba ka Ngwane as Eddie
Bhuvan Kaila as Karan
Kamogelo Mogale as Dennis
Radha Bhatt as Shwetlana Sanjay Agarwal, Lead Antagonist
- Radha Bhatt as Shwetlana Sanjay Agarwal, Lead Antagonist (Season 1-2)
- Aaina Singh as Swati Singh Mann, Mehek’s sister (Season 2)
- Sonam Srivastava as Sarita Singh Mann, Swati and Mehek’s mother (Season 2)
- Mahesh Bisht as Mehek’s Coach (Season 2)
- Sahil Singh Sethi as Jugraj Singh Ahlawat, Shaurya’s father (Season 2)
- Neha Sahai as Rashmi Singh Ahlawat, Shaurya’s mother (Season 2)
- Gazal Sood as Smriti Singh Ahlawat, Shaurya’s sister (Season 2)
- Yash Gera as Aarush, Smriti’s fiance (Season 2)
- Harbandana Kaur as Young Mehek Singh Mann (Cameo, Season 2)
- Aaryan Chaturvedi as Young Shaurya Singh Ahlawat (Cameo, Season 2)
- Bhavyata Gupta as Young Swati Singh Mann (Cameo, Season 2)
- Kailash Chakravarthy as Digvijay Khurana (Season 1-2)
- Kirandeep Sharma as Kanta Sharma (Season 1-2)
- Hareesh Chhabra as Jeevan Sharma (Season 1)
- Babla Kochhar as Ravi Sharma (Season 1)
- Vijay Meenu as Mansi Sharma (Season 1)
- Siddarth Sipani as Vicky Sanjay Agarwal (Season 1)
- Shiny Dixit as Nehal Vicky Agarwal (Season 1)
- Rajshree Seem as Karuna Harish Khanna (Season 1)
- Tripta Lakhanpal as PD (Season 1)
- Dinesh Verma as Balwant Sharma (Season 1)
- Sunny Sachdeva as Mandaar (Season 1)
- Orvana Ghai as Archie (Season 1)
- Vidushi Kaul as Sonal Mohit Sharma (Season 1)
- Anubhav Jain as Mohit Sharma (Season 1)
- Aarif Sharma as Neev (Season 1)
- Aanchal Khurana as Anjali, Shaurya’s step-sister (Season 1)
- Vishal Gupta as Sameer Agarwal (Season 1)
- Kiara Rana as Shruti Agarwal (Season 1)
- Harsh Chhaya as Sanjay Agarwal, Shaurya’s uncle (Season 1)
- Ashoo Kohli as KD (Kewal Damaani) (Season 1)
- Mihir Mishra as Harish Khanna (Season 1)
- Maddy as Ajay Parmar, Mehek’s ex-fiance (Season 1)
- Aarun Gossai as Rajeev Kapoor (Season 1)
- Monica Kohli as Pammi (Season 1)
- Piyush Dadlani as Armaan (terrorist) (Season 1)
- Jasmeet Kaur as Nikita (Season 1)
- Radha Bhatt as Shwetlana Sanjay Agarwal, Lead Antagonist
- Kamogelo Mogale as Dennis
- Bhuvan Kaila as Karan
- Ndaba ka Ngwane as Eddie