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|Creative director||Prince Immanuels|
|Music by||Ravi Raghav|
|Opening theme||'Kavithai Pole Vandhale Roja'|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||900|
|Cinematography||R. V. Parthiba Krishnan|
|Running time||20–25 minutes|
|Original network||Sun TV|
|Original release||9 April 2018 –|
Roja (transl. The rose) is an IndianTamil-language television soap opera starring Priyanka Nalkari, Sibbusuryan and Shamily Sukumar. The series premiered on 9 April 2018 on Sun TV, and is produced by Saregama.
Polyurethane task chair. It follows an optimistic girl who was raised in an orphanage. She meets her biological father, but they are unaware of each other's identities.
The series revolves around Roja and Arjun, who fall in love after their initial one-year contractual marriage. Arjun's family is wealthy; Roja was raised in an orphanage and has a sweet, kind disposition. Arjun, humble despite his wealth, is a supportive husband.
Priya who calls herself Anu claims to be the daughter of Arjun's uncle Tiger Manickam and his wife Shenbagam, who is missing and presumed dead but is alive suffering memory loss. Working for a criminal mastermind Sakshi, Priya's goal is to marry Arjun's brother Ashwin and enjoy the family wealth. She is cunning but Arjun's grandmother Annapoorni and Manickam are taken in by her charm always support her. However, Ashwin and Pooja marry without their families' knowledge, except Arjun and Roja. Priya and Sakshi intend to discredit Roja who is the real Anu, daughter of Manickam and Shenbagam and go to great lengths to remove her from the house and kill her despite multiple unsuccessful attempts. Whether Arjun and Roja will be successful in learning the truth, exposing Priya, and whether their union will remain strong, form the main plot.
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- Priyanka Nalkari as Roja Arjun: Prathap and Kalpana's elder daughter-in-law, Manickam and Shenbagam's biological daughter. She is the real Anu. (2018–present)
- Sibbusuryan as Arjun Prathap: A lawyer, and Roja's husband; Prathap and Kalpana's elder son, Ashwin and Deepa's elder brother, and Annapoorani's eldest grandson. (2018–present)
- Shamily Sukumar as Priya: Masquerading as Anu, she wants to marry Arjun's brother to save herself from a murder charge and drive Roja from the house. (2018–present)
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- Vadivukkarasi as Annapoorani Vijayakumar: de facto head of the household and Prathaap, Shenbagam and Yashodha's mother. Kalpana, Manickam and Baalu's mother-in-law. Vijayakumar's wife, Arjun, Roja, Ashwin, Deepa, Malar and Koushik's grandmother, she is good-hearted but stubborn. She dislikes Roja, and champions Anu.
- Gayathri Sastry as Kalpana Prathap: Arjun, Ashwin and Deepa's mother. Prathap's wife, Annapoorani's daughter-in-law; Roja and Pooja's mother-in-law. Shenbagam and Yasodha's sister-in-law. She loves Roja like her own daughter.
- Rajesh as Tiger Manickam: A wealthy criminal lawyer, Roja's biological father and Shenbagam's husband, Annapoorani's first son-in-law and Arjun's father-in-law.
- Dr. Sharmila as Senbagam Manickam: Roja's biological mother, Manickam's wife, Annapoorani's elder daughter, Prathap's younger sister, Yasodha's elder sister, Kalpana's sister-in-law, and Arjun's paternal aunt and mother-in-law. She lost her memory due to an accident, and lives as Saraswathi.
- K. Natraj as Shanthamurthy: Roja's foster father, an orphanage caretaker and a caring, good person
- Sowmya Sharada (episodes 1-464) as Saakshi Marudhanayagam: Priya's best friend, and Arjun's enemy (replaced by Sunitha episodes 465–present)
- Shiva as Prathap: Arjun, Ashwin and Deepa's father, Annapoorani's son, Kalpana's husband, Roja and Pooja's father-in-law, Shenbagam and Yasodha's elder brother, and Purushotthaman's best friend
- Dev Anand Sharma as Balachandran (a.k.a. Baalu): Yashodha's henpecked husband, Malar and Koushik's father, Annapoorani's second son-in-law, and Priya's helper
- Ramya Ramakrishna (episodes 66-601) / Kavya Varshini Arun (602–present) as Yashodha Balachandran: Annapoorani's second daughter, Prathap and Shenbagam's younger sister, Baalu's wife, Arjun, Roja, Ashwin and Deepa's paternal aunt, and Malar and Koushik's mother. She dislikes Roja, and likes Priya and Baalu.
- Sumathi Shree as Sumathi: Annapoorani's caring housekeeper. A good cook, she supports Arjun and Roja.
- Hussain A. K. as Navaneetha Krishnan: Arjun's assistant, a comedian
- Venkat Renganathan as Ashwin Prathap: Prathap and Kalpana's younger son, Arjun's younger brother, Pooja's husband, and Annapoorni's second grandson
- Smriti Kashyap as Pooja Ashwin: Purushotthaman and Prema's daughter, Buji's elder sister, Ashwin's wife, and Arjun’s junior lawyer
- Akila Krishnan as Divya: Sakshi's friend
- Karthika Bose as Keerthi: Manicham's junior lawyer
- Latha Sabapathi as Canada Kamakshi, Annapoorani's sister
- P. R. Varalakshmi as Arulvakhu Amuthanayaki
- Kavithalaya Krishnan as Purushotthaman, Pooja and Buji's father
- Shanthi Anandraj as Prema Purushotthaman, Pooja and Buji's mother
- Vivethan Ravi as Buji, Purushotthaman and Prema's son, and Pooja's younger brother
- Dubbing Janaki as Baalu's mother and Yasodha's mother-in-law
- S. V. S. Kumar as Baalu's father and Yasodha's father-in-law
- Rani as Assistant Commissioner Chandrakantha: Arjun's friend, a police official
- Meenakshi as Meena, Chandrakantha's mother
- Sowmiya Ravindran as Shwetha, Roja's best friend and Priya's enemy
- Sangeetha Balan as Chintamani: Saraswathi's co-worker
- Girish as 'Tiger' Sethu, Manickam's younger brother
- Shoba Rani (episodes 2-75) and Rekha Suresh (episodes 381–present) as Theivanai Sethu, Sethu's wife
- S. D. Ganesh as Ranjith, Sethu's son
- Sasindhar Pushpalingam as 'Bhaiya' Ganesh, killed by Saakshi and Priya
- Nishanth as Santosh: Roja's best friend and former lover, who dies
- Manoharan Krishnan as Marudhanayagam, Saakshi's father
- Akhila Ramanamoorthy as Deepa Prathap: Prathap and Kalpana's daughter, Arjun and Ashwin's younger sister, and Annapoorani's granddaughter
- Pari as Malar: Baalu and Yashodha's daughter, and Annapoorani's granddaughter
- Sri Varshan as Koushik: Baalu and Yashodha's son, and Annapoorani's grandson
- Anand as Sathasivam, Santosh's father
- Vimal Raj as Velu: Tried to kill Tiger Manickam, Senbagham and Roja in a car accident.
- Surjith Ansary as Rajesh
- Sathish Kumar as Shiva
- Shwetha as Lakshmi
- Vanitha Hariharan as Ponni
- Monika as Mallika
- Saif as Chinnathambi
- Karthika Bose as Keerthi, Tiger Manickam's junior lawyer
- Rani as Indrasena (episodes 167 and 168)
- Anuradha Krishnamoorthy as Judge Sivagami (episodes 167 and 168)
- Ujjayinee Roy as Chamundeshwari (episodes 167 and 168)
- Anbalaya Prabhakaran as Vijayakumar: Annapoorani's husband and Mahalingam's best friend
- Murali Mohan as Mahalingam: Annapoorani's brother (episodes 325–331)
- Nadhiya as herself (episodes 278–286)
- Giri Dwarakish as Pichai Muthu: Priya's supposed father (episodes 568–600)
- Vinodhini as Patchai Killi: Priya's supposed mother (episodes 568–600)
- Sesu as TV series director (episode 568)
- Yaashika Aanand as herself (episodes 598 and 599)
- Y. G. Mahendran as Suresh Chakravarti, Arjun's senior lawyer (episodes 610–631).
- Anuradha Krishnamoorthy as Sangeetha, Suresh Chakravarti's wife (episodes 610–631)
- Reenah as Manju Suresh Chakravarti, Chakravarti's daughter (episodes 610–631)
- Trivikram as Ashok Selvan: Renuka Devi's son and Nisha's elder brother, who loves Roja (episodes 610–630)
- Neha Gowda as Nisha: Renuka Devi's daughter, who loves Arjun (episodes 610–630).
- Vinaya Prasad as Renuka Devi, Ashok Selvan and Nisha's mother (episodes 610–630)
- Ravi Bhat as Parasuraman, Renuka Devi's elder brother (episodes 610–630)
- Shwetha Bandekar as Chandra Sanjay, Sanjay's wife from Chandralekha (episodes 651–653)
- Nagasri as Lekha Sabarinathan, Sabari's wife from Chandralekha (episodes 651–653)
- Munna as Sanjay, Chandra's husband from Chandralekha (episodes 651–653)
- Arun Kumar Rajan as Sabarinathan (Sabari), Lekha's husband from Chandralekha (episodes 651–653)
- Veena Sundar as Prema Parasuraman, Parasuraman's wife (episodes 610–630)
- Prashant Seshadri as Pandi Parasuraman, Parasuraman's son (episodes 610–630)
- Keerthana as Arulvakhu Vedhavalli, an astrologer (episodes 657–663)
- V. J. Azhar as himself (episodes 684 and 685)
Versions in other languages
The series has been remade in Kannada and Telugu, and dubbed in Telugu.
|Kannada||Sevanthi (ಸೇವಂತಿ)||Udaya TV||25 February 2019–present||Ongoing|||
|Telugu||Roja (రోజా)||Gemini TV||11 March 2019–27 March 2020||299|||
|Brundhavanam (బృందావనం) (dubbed version)||22 June 2020–7 November 2020||107|||
Initially aired at afternoon 3:00 PM IST, good response for it made the channel change it to prime time of 9:00 PM IST in early 2019 but was soon shifted within three months to 7:00 PM IST where the viewership spiked than it garnered in 9:00 PM, becoming one of the top rated Tamil television program consistently.
The News Minute criticised, 'Roja on Sun TV perhaps has the stupidest of characters. The heroine, who grew up in an orphanage and is often ridiculed by her husband’s grandmother for it, is encouraged by her husband to educate herself. She even appears for an exam, but that isn’t apparently enough to read papers before signing it. She believes she is being gifted a land for the orphanage she grew up in, but is actually giving away her land. The husband is even more clueless. A renowned criminal lawyer, he forgives the other woman who tries to kill his wife, like EVERY SINGLE TIME! Why?! Because he is working on a bigger case which will trap her (incidentally a murder case), but the case never comes up ever. The serial has its own share of superstitions, too. Every third week, the MIL or DIL would be doing a votive offering or penance, and in some cases, these are outright bizarre – like several episodes ago, the heroine was made to walk with slippers made of nails, with her eyes blindfolded (why is she not in any Olympic event?). And in most cases, the goddess descends for even the smallest of prayers (like making some murukkus) and helps out!.
From 13 to 18 May 2019 (episodes 325–331), Roja had a crossover with Lakshmi Stores. From 12 to 18 October 2020 (episodes 610–630), the series crossed over with Poove Unakkaga .
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- ^'TV show Roja completes one year; actress Priyanka Nalkari thanks everyone'. The Times of India.
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- ^'Neha Gowda: I am not scared, but I am being careful on set – Times of India'. The Times of India.
- ^'New daily soap ' Sevanthi' to launch today'. The Times of India.
- ^'Telugu Remake of Roja to launch soon'. Times of India. 25 February 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
- ^'Telugu television shows back on track'. The Hindu.
- ^'Coronavirus: The 'serial' killer'. The New Indian Express.
- ^'Tamil TV serials are back with new content: Here's what you need to know'. The News Minute.
- ^'Thaali sentiment to justifications for rape: The bizarre world of Tamil serials'. The News Minute. Archived from the original on 6 April 2021.
- ^'சங்கமம் முடிஞ்சு போச்சு.. ரோஜா லட்சுமி ஸ்டோர்ஸ் குடும்பம் பிரிஞ்சு போச்சு..!' [Roja and Lakshmi stores families depart as sangamam coming to end]. Oneindia (in Tamil). 20 May 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
- ^'மகாசங்கமம்: ரோஜாவும், பூவே உனக்காக சீரியலும் சேர்ந்து வரப் போகிறது'. The Times of India.
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- Official Website(in English)
- Roja at IMDb