ACP Pradyuman, Daya and Abhijeet are an elite trio of officers who work for the CID. They seek the help of professional forensic expert Dr Salunkhe and solve various criminal cases.


B.P. Singh



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Series cast summary:
Dinesh Phadnis ...  Inspector Fredricks / ... 1,476 episodes, 1999-2018
Dayanand Shetty ...  Senior Inspector Daya / ... 1,474 episodes, 1999-2018
Aditya Srivastav ...  Senior Inspector Abhijeet / ... 1,377 episodes, 1999-2018
Shivaaji Satam ...  A.C.P. Pradyuman / ... 1,379 episodes, 1998-2018
Narendra Gupta Narendra Gupta ...  Dr. R. P. Salunkhe 1,035 episodes, 1999-2018
Shraddha Musale ...  Dr. Tarika 744 episodes, 2007-2018
Hrishikesh Pandey ...  Inspector Sachin 671 episodes, 2010-2018
Ansha Sayed ...  Inspector Purvi / ... 645 episodes, 2006-2018


The first thrilling investigative series on Indian Television is also one of the most popular shows on Sony Entertainment Television. Dramatic and absolutely unpredictable, C.I.D. has captivated viewers over the last twenty years and continues to keep audiences glued to their television sets with its thrilling plots and excitement. Also interwoven in its fast-paced plots are the personal challenges that the C.I.D. team faces with non-stop adventure, tremendous pressure and risk, all in the name of duty. The series consists of hard-core police procedural stories dealing with investigation, detection and suspense. The protagonists of the serial are an elite group of officers belonging to the Crime Investigation Department, led by ACP Pradyuman (played by the dynamic Shivaji Satam). While the stories are plausible, there is an emphasis on dramatic plotting and technical complexities faced by the police. At every stage, the plot throws up intriguing twists and turns keeping the officers ...

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Although the series premiered on January 21, 1998, there was a pilot episode which was made on April 29, 1997 See more »


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Best detective show ever
9 July 2006 | by doubletinSee all my reviews

I have watched this show and i promise you that this show will keep on entertaining you. This show is the best detective show i have watched ever. This show will enthralls you and keep you curious till the end. Here there is a team of CID (Crime Investigation Department) in India. They are called to solve complicated criminal cases. While solving the criminal cases there are lots of twists and secrets found. The way they work and find out those secrets are fantastic. They story is great and it makes you wonder that how do they come up with these ideas. Nicely made and directed and fantastic ideas. Fantastic show put up by the team. There is also a different part to this series which involves solving complicated cases. This show is called CID Special Bureau.

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