Thendral is a Tamil soap opera produced by Vikatan Televistas and directed by S. Kumaran. It premiered on Sun TV December 7, 2009 and is being aired weekdays at 9 pm. Thendral stars Deepak Dinkar and Shruti Raj in the lead roles followed by several supporting actors. The story revolves around a middle class young girl Thulasi (Shruti Raj) and the events in her life as she continues to complete her education and pursue her dream of being an engineer. Growing up her main support came from her grandmother and her two best friends Deepa and Kalyani. On the other side there is Tamilarasan – Tamil (Deepak Dinkar) who is a care free guy. He believes in helping others and has helped many people including couples to get married. He also believes that education is very important especially for women. A series of events bring Tamil and Thulasi to meet one another and eventually they fall in love. After they get married, they begin to face challenges and struggles. The story deals with the unconditional love Tamil and Thulasi have for each and how they face each obstacle in life. The very first story concept from the 'Vikatan Story Team', Thendral was a runaway hit for its youthful storyline and powerful portrayal of its protagonist Thulasi. Thendral has become the #1 show on Sun TV in 2012 attracting audiences from all ages around the world.