JOURNEY TIMELINE

1917

Birth of RAMANAND SAGAR

Location: Asalguruke, Lahore.
Jupiter Mahadasa + Sade-Sati at birth

1917-23

EARLY IMPRESSIONS

Growing up and Schooling in Kashmir with real parents.

(Age 5)
1923

LAHORE CHAPTER

Adopted by His Nana And His Second Childless Wife Bhago.
Brought to Lahore

1930

End of a Dasha

Jupiter Mahadasha Ends.
Saturn Mahadasha Starts For 19 Years.

(Age 13)
1933

DHAIYA – OR EIGHT HOUSE SATURN

First marriage and birth of son – Indra Kumar.
Wrote ‘PREETAM PARIKSHA’ at Shri Pratap College Magazine – Srinagar.

1935

BEREAVED AT A TENDER AGE

Visited Haridwar, with the ashes of first wife and the first born.

(Age 18)
1936

RE-MARRIAGE & FIRST FILM

Married Leela Kumariji in Lahore (First Wife’s sister) where Prithvi Raj gave “Kanya daan”.
First Film as Clapper boy - Raiders of the Rail Road

(Age 19)
1937

FIRST BORN

Subhash Sagarji born

(Age 20)
1939

SECOND BORN

Shanti Sagarji born

(Age 22)
1940-41

EARLY INTEREST IN “ITHIHAAS” & FIRST SIGNING

Signed as Abhimanyu in Krishna (unfinished/unreleased Film) at Shalimar studios, Pune

(Age 24)
1942

START OF SECOND SADE-SATI & THIRD BORN

Honors in Persian Language – University of Punjab, Lahore
Given up for dead at the prime age of 25 in a sanatorium post being diagnosed with Tuberculosis
Anand Sagarji Born

(Age 25)
1943

MUMBAI CALLING

Invited by famous Mehboob Khan, Krishen Chander & Manto to BOMBAY

(Age 26)
1944

FOURTH BORN

Prem Sagar ji born

(Age 27)
1947

BLEEDING PARTITION

Shifted to Kashmir with wife and 4 kids

(Age 30)
1948

END OF SECOND SADE SATI

(Age 31)
1949

End of SHANI MAHADASHA – MERCURY STARTS MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS IN THE WORLD OF CINEMA

Wrote Novel – AUR INSAAN MARR GAYA.
Penned “Phool aur Kaante” – a collection of 29 short stories.
Wrote the Script and Screenplay for Raj Kapoor’s hit film “BARSAAT”.

(Age 32)
1950

Birth of SAGAR ARTS

The legendary production house was born which only becomes more active later on.
Wrote and directed the movie “MEHMAAN”
Was the Writer for the film “JAAN PEHCHAN”

(Age 33)
1951

THE WRITING STREAK CONTINUES

Wrote the film “BADI BAHU”

(Age 34)
1952

BIRTH OF VIDHU VINOD CHOPRA

Birth Of Vidhu Vinod Chopra on September 5 th in Kashmir
Wrote the script for the films “POONAM”, “SHIN SHINAKI BOOBLA BOO” & “SANGDIL”

(Age 35)
1953

TOWERING PRESENCE IN BOLLYWOOD

Scripted the movie “MEHMAAN”
Was the writer for the film “SHAGUFA”

(Age 36)
1954

Directed and wrote “BAZOOBAND”
Scripted “ILZAAM”

(Age 37)
1955

Scripted “RUKSHANA” and “INSANIYAT”

(Age 38)
1956

Scripted “RAJ TILAK”

(Age 39)
1959

Scripted “PAIGHAM” & “DIDI”

(Age 42)
1960

Scripted “KOHINOOR” & Directed “GHUNGHAT”

(Age 43)
1964

Scripted “RAJKUMAR” which was a huge box office hit
Directed “ZINDAGI” Ramanand Sagar’s Biggest Blockbuster ever

(Age 47)
1965

JUBLIEE STREAK STARTS

Produced, Directed & Wrote “ARZOO”
Official India entry at the Sydney Film Festival.
Indian Film Festival, Moscow.
Best story award, Tashkent film Festival

(Age 47)
1966

END OF MERCURY MAHADASHA KETU DASHA STARTS

(Age 49)
1968

Produced, Directed & Wrote “ANKHEN”
Prem Sagar - asst. D.O.P; Still Photographer; asst. Director to Ramanand Sagar
Diamond jubilee of Sagar Arts
Winner of 20 awards including 2 film-fare awards for Best Director and Best cinematography

(Age 51)
1970

ALL SILVER JUBILEES

Produced, Directed & Wrote “GEET”. 10 awards for the same

(Age 53)
1971

START OF THIRD SADE SATI

(Age 54)
1972

“LALKAR”

Producer, Director, Writer
Cinematography by Prem Sagar
Mega silver jubilee hit.
Winner of over 10 awards for cinematography

(Age 55)
1973

KETU DASHA ENDS VENUS MAHADASHA STARTS

Produced, Directed & Wrote “JALTE BADAN”
Cinematography by Prem Sagar
5 awards for cinematography

(Age 56)
1974

“HAMRAHI” – Presented by Ramanand Sagar
Cinematography by Prem Sagar

(Age 57)
1975

Produced, Directed & Wrote “CHARAS”
Cinematography by Prem Sagar

(Age 58)
1977

Shiv Sagar born on 10 th July.

(Age 60)
1978

SHANI SADE- SATI ENDS

Directed “PREM BANDAN”
Presented “RAM-BHAROSE”, Cinematography by Prem Sagar

(Age 61)
1979

“HUM TERE ASHIQ HAIN” – First movie Directed & Produced by Prem Sagar and presented by Ramanand Sagar

(Age 62)
1980

“PYARA DUSHMAN” – Presented by Ramanand Sagar

(Age 63)
1981

“ARMAAN” - Presented by Ramanand Sagar

(Age 64)
1982

“BAGHAVAT” - Produced, Directed & Written by Ramanand Sagar

(Age 65)
1983

“ROMANCE” – Produced & Directed by Ramanand Sagar

(Age 66)
1985

ENTRY INTO TELEVISION

“VIKRAM AUR BETAL” on DD1
Directed by Prem Sagar, Produced by Ramanand Sagar “BADAAL”- Presented by Ramanand Sagar
“SALMA” - Produced & Directed by Ramanand Sagar

(Age 68)
1987

“RAMAYAN” on DD1 (VENUS MAHADASHA – SHANI ANTAR DASHA)

Director, Writer, Producer – Ramanand Sagar
Co-Producer – Prem Sagar
broke all records for viewership and created a new genre of programming

(Age 70)
1989

“LUV KUSH” on DD1

Director, Writer, Producer – Ramanand Sagar
Co-Producer – Prem Sagar

(Age 72)
1993

“SHRI KRISHNA” on DD1 VENUS MAHADASHA ENDS SURYA MAHADASHA STARTS (PEAK OF PEAK)

Director, Writer, Producer – Ramanand Sagar
Co-Producer – Prem Sagar
Super-hit series which is still widely watched by a great fanbase

(Age 76)
1994

“ALIF LAILA” on DD1

Producer – Ramanand Sagar.
Concept, Director and Co-Producer – Prem Sagar
Super-hit series with a great re-call value

(Age 77)
1999

4 TH SADE SATI STARTS – FATAL ONE

END OF SURYA DASHA
START OF MOON DASHA

(Age 82)
2002

FORAY INTO PRIVATE CHANNELS

“GURUKUL” on Star Plus - Producer – Ramanand Sagar
Creative Producer – Prem Sagar
First foray of Sagar Arts into private channels

(Age 85)
2003

“JAI GANGA MAIYYA” on DD1

Producer, Writer, Director – Ramanand Sagar
Co-Producer – Prem Sagar

(Age 86)
2004

“HATIM” on Star Plus

Producer – Ramanand Sagar and Sagar Arts
Co-Producers – Prem Sagar & Shiv Sagar.

(Age 87)
2005

“SAI BABA” on Star Plus

Initial 10 episodes written and directed by Ramanand Sagar
Co-Producer – Prem Sagar & Shiv Sagar

(Age 88)
2005

THE SAINT LEAVES HIS BODY END OF AN ERA

The legendary storyteller Left for his heavenly abode on 12 th December 2005

2006

SAGAR ARTS CONTINUES

“Dharti ka veer yoddha – Prithvi Raj Chauhan” on Starplus
Producer– Sagar Arts
Co-producer – Prem Sagar
Legendary show which received many awards
Also, the best weekly show at Hero Honda Telly Awards 2007

2007

DURGA – THE UNFINISHED TRILOGY COMPLETED

“Jai MAA Durga” on Starplus
Director & co-producer – Prem Sagar
The first telecast happened to be the 90 th anniversary of Dr. Ramanand Sagar

2008

SECOND TIME RAMAYAN

“Ramayan” on NDTV Imagine
Producer– Sagar Arts
Co-Producer – Prem Sagar & Shiv Sagar
The show was appreciated widely and won many awards

2008

SHANI IS HAPPY

“Mahima Shani Dev Ki” on NDTV Imagine
Creative Producer – Shiv Sagar.
Concept and Produced by Prem Sagar
First show of Shiv Sagar with a cult following even in 2022

2009

VIKRAM BETAL ONCE AGAIN

“Kahaniyaan Vikram aur Betaal ki” on Colors TV
Producer – Sagar Arts
Director – Prem Sagar
Creative Producer – Shiv Sagar
“Basera” on NDTV Imagine
Director – Prem Sagar
Co-producer – Shiv Sagar

2011

THE MAGIC CONTINUES

“Chandragupta Maurya” on NDTV Imagine
Producer – Prem Sagar and Shiv Sagar
Superhit show which won many awards in 2011 - 2012

2011

JAI HANUMAN

“Jai Jai Jai Bajrang Bali” on Sahara One
Director – Prem Sagar
Creative Producer – Shiv Sagar
4 years long run and was loved by the audience, taking the TRP’s of the channel to record heights.

2012

GODDESS ONCE AGAIN

“Jai Jag Janani Maa Durga” on Colors
Producer – Sagar Arts
Director – Prem Sagar
Creative Producer – Shiv Sagar

2014

AMITABH BACHCHAN LENDS HIS VOICE

India’s First mythological 3D movie “Arasuri MAA Ambe” with Amitabh Bacchan lending his voice out of deep devotion to Maa Ambe.
Producer – Prem Sagar
Director – Shiv Sagar

2015

COMEDY STREAK

“Narayan-Narayan” on Big Magic TV
Producer – Eastern motion Pictures

2016

SWM INCORPORATED

25 th May, Sagar World Multimedia Pvt. Ltd. Incorporated

2020

RAMAYAN RE-RUN CREATES HISTORY

“28 th March onwards during lockdown -Dr. Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan shatters viewer history.

2022

“JAI MATA VAISHNODEVI KI” – Web series

Producer – Prem Sagar and Shiv Sagar
Creative director – Shiv Sagar
First Puranic web series in INDIA

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