Shaktimaan is an Indian Hindi-language superhero television show that aired on DD 1 from 13 September 1997 to 27 March 2005
Producer Mukesh Khanna played the role of Shaktimaan and his alter ego "Pandit Gangadhar Vidhyadhar Mayadhar Omkarnath Shastri", a photographer for the newspaper Aaj Ki Aawaz. Shaktimaan was depicted as a human who has attained superhuman powers through meditation and five elements of nature: Space, Earth, Air, Fire, Water. Kitu Gidwani (later replaced by Vaishnavi Mahant) played the role of Geeta Vishwas, a reporter who loves Shaktimaan. Surendra Pal played the role of Tamraj Kilvish. The show was followed by Shaktimaan: The Animated Series in 2011, and a television film titled Hamara Hero Shaktimaan in 2013.
Since the dawn of mankind, humanity was at peace until the arrival of Kali Yuga. Since then, greed and hatred has taken over humanity and has been deteriorating it for past 6000 years. To end this, a mystical sect of saints known as "Suryanshis" chose a man to rise up against all odds and defeat the evil prevailing within society. He was taught the way to energise the 7 chakras of body through Kundalini Yoga that helped him get mystical and supernatural powers. During his training, he also conducted the ritual of death in order to get total control over his powers by entering the holy fire and immersing his physical body in it. When the five natural elements of life, fire, earth, water, wind and sky invigorated his body, he gains superpowers and becomes a Superhuman. At last, he takes a pledge to finish corruption and injustice in society and fight the evil prevailing in the world. Due to his heroic initial works, he is named Shaktimaan by a reporter, Geeta Vishwas. Later, it is revealed that Shaktimaan was the rebirth of Shri Satya who was part of the Suryanshi Sect during the Mahabharata era 5,000 years ago. His alter-ego is a funny geek named Pandit Gangadhar Vidyadhar Mayadhar Omkarnath Shastri, who works as a photographer in a daily newspaper office to maintain his secret identity as Shaktimaan and speaks pure Hindi. Shaktimaan's nemesis is Tamraj Kilvish, who is the living embodiment of the evil and dark forces of the world. Shaktimaan is another common human being, but reincarnation of Shri Satya, but has got his internal spiritual powers ignited with the continuous and typical practice of Hindu philosophical and cultural values system and activities like Yog Sadhna and Meditation. Also, he follows the morals and ethical values of truth, non-violence, and values stated in books like the Bhagavad Gita.
Government of India has approved telecast of Shaktimaan and Chanakya at DD National and DD Bharti respectively. On Monday DD National confirmed that Mukesh Khanna starrer Shaktimaan will be telecasted from 1 April at DD National. In another tweet GOI allowed DD Bharti to telecast 47 episodes of Chanakya from April 1, 2020. Earlier from March 28, I&B Ministry allowed the telecast of Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayana at DD National amid Country’s Lockdown due to Coronavirus pandemic.On Monday Government approved the telecast of two more serials at DD Bands including DD National and DD Bharti. Chanakya serial directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi to be aired at DD Bharti from 1st week of April, GOI added.Shaktimaan and Chanakya TelecastAnnouncements are officially made by Government of India to telecast Shaktimaan and Chanakya serials at DD National & DD Bharti from April. As per schedule Mukesh Khanna featuring Shaktimaan a superhero serial to be aired from 1 April, 2020 at 1PM daily and Shreeman & Shreemati to be telecasted from 2pm to 3pm daily. Whereas on DD Bharti from 1st Week Chandraprakash Dwivedi's famous serial Chanakya to be telecasted amid countrywide Lockdown.India is facing 21 days Lockdown ending on 14 April, as PM Modi announced in his address to the nation on March 26. Letting people inside their houses and urging to stay at home, Government of India on viewers demand initiated the famous shows to re-telecast at DD National & DD Bharti channels available to all. On Monday the decision taken by Government to telecast again the famous shows including Shaktimaan and Chanakya in the series.Shaktimaan Chanakya telecastShaktimaan telecast Time, Chanakya & Ramayana-As per recent decision on almost same schedule as it was earlier in afternoon, Mukesh Khanna starrer Shaktimaan telecast time is in Second hour of Afternoon. Shaktimaan to be aired from April 1, 2020 at 1PM daily and Shreeman and Shreemati from 2-3 PM daily. Ramayana the other serial is being telecasted at 9am in morning and 9 pm in late evening daily at DD National. The schedule of Chandraprakash Dwivedi’s Chanakya is to be decided in 1st Week of April, as particular telecast date is yet to be decided.Earlier taking notice of Public demand Government of India started with Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayana at DD National on 28 March onwards amid Coronavirus lockdown.Retelecast time of Serials –Ramayana- Daily twice at 9 Am and 9 Pm at DD NationalShaktimaan- Daily at 1PM at DD National (from 1 April)Shreeman- Shreemati- 2pm at DD National (from 1 April)Chanakya- at DD Bharti (from 1st week of April)