Uttaran is the story of two friends with opposite backgrounds.
Tapasya is the daughter of a wealthy couple, Divya and Jogi Thakur;
while Ichcha (Sindhu) is the daughter of their poor, live-in domestic
help, Damini Bharati. Ichcha uses clothes and other possessions that are
cast-off by Tapasya. In spite of the vast difference in status, the
girls become best friends. Jogi Thakur discovers that he had
accidentally caused the death of Ichcha's father long ago. He feels
guilt-stricken and decides to become Ichcha's foster father, giving her
the best possible upbringing. However, jealousy creeps into the girls' by Browse to Save">relationship
as Ichcha wins over Tapasya's family with her simple nature and good
character. Divya's aunt Sumitra Devi(Nani), being resentful of Damini
and Ichcha, poisons Tapasya's mind against her friend. Sumitra spreads
rumors about Ichcha and Damini to Tapasya and she begins to hate her
from that moment.