|Directed by||Sunil Agnihotri|
|Opening theme||"Yug Badla, Badla Hindustan"|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||310 telecasted|
|Original network||DD National|
|Original release||September 11, 1996 –|
November 13, 1997
Yug was a fictional series depicting the story of Indian freedom fighters and their struggle to win freedom for India. The series was produced and directed by Sunil Agnihotri and had notable actors like Javed Khan, Pankaj Dheer, Sudesh Berry, Hema Malini, Shahbaz Khan, Mukesh Khanna, Ashwini Bhave, Vinod Kapoor and Abhimanyu Singh.
Nirmala (Hema Malini) is the eldest daughter of Rai Bahadur Dina Nath (Arun Bali). Mother of Nirmala and Rukmani (Asha Sharma) nourish the dream of putting an end to the tyranny of the foreign rulers of the country. The rulers have adopting clandestine designs of divide and rule, virtually divided the entire society into privileged (favorites of the rulers) and under privileged (poor and ignored). Nirmala's father, Dina Nath, belongs to this elite privileged lot having been groomed thoroughly pro British. Nirmala decides to devote her prime youth for the struggle to end this injustice to Indians and follows Gandhi's ideology. Her younger sister Rukmani(Ashwini Bhave) is a revolutionary and is an ardent follower of Netaji Subash Chander Bose's ideas of action to achieve fundamental rights to end slavery. Both the sisters strive secretly for a common goal in different ways. .
Rukmani meets Ali Khan (Pankaj Dheer) who is a revolutionary and in police custody. She rescues him in a well planned daring encounter with police while Ali Khan was being secretly shifted from one jail to another. This feat earned her a great respect and trust to become an important member of the revolutionary party. Ranjit (Vinod Kapoor) of Bengal is a pivotal force who circumvents the powerful British intelligence and further manipulates the gathered information to the advantage of the revolutionary party. He uses his influences to motivate the common people to join in the struggle to end the rule of tyranny.
On the intellectual side we have Darshan Lal (Mukesh Khanna) who has studied law in England and opted to sacrifice a promising future for the freedom of his motherland. He stakes the life for the honor of the country. He was deported to Kala Pani (an isolated jail in an Island in Indian Ocean) and could manage to jump from the ship in high seas, dared miraculously to swim a long distance to shores - a unique feat of courage, iron will power and bravery.
The tiger of Punjab, Kartar Singh (Dara Singh) represented the strong nationalistic emotions of brave Punjabis. All sorts of tortures tried on him in Kala Pani could not deter him from pursuing the ultimate goal of freedom from slavery of India. His determination served as a model role to all the revolutionaries. He planned meticulously the elimination of the obstacles and always considered all the British as his enemy number one. He was ably helped in his missions by his capable dedicated daughter Vidaya (Krutika Desai Khan ).
Sarojini Sen (Kalpana Iyer) a socialite of Bengal who moves in high circles of British Government is a sympathizer of the movement and becomes very handy for small favors from Government officials.
A British Superintendent of Police Peter Gomes (Arjun Firoz Khan) is a terror. Being an Anglo Indian considers himself a British. He is cruel, disrespectful, revengeful and full of foul language for all the freedom fighters. He is loyal to the British Raj.
A notorious dacoit Bhima (Vindu Dara Singh) ruled an area with terror of his gun, meets accidentally revolutionary Veeru (Shahbaz Khan) who gradually prevailed upon him to channels his might towards the life giving stream - freedom, rather than his present profession of killing the innocent country men. He subsequently became a Fire Brand revolutionary.
The dedicated untiring efforts of the above few brave heroes along with the participation of thousands of countrymen directly and indirectly could put an end to the tyrannical rule.
- Shahbaz Khan as Virendra (Veeru) Singh 
- Pankaj Dheer as Ali Khan
- Deepraj Rana as Deva
- Aasif Sheikh as Hasrat Nurani
- Hema Malini as Nirmala
- Javed Khan as Advocate P.C Das
- Ashwini Bhave as Rukmani
- Priya Tendulkar as Suhasini Journalist 
- Shikha Swaroop as Gandhian Professor 
- Abhimanyu Singh as Commissioner Sahib
- Neena Gupta as Lady Lawyer (Gandhian)
- Vinod Kapoor as Ranjit Basu
- Nimai Bali as Hazaari
- Vindu Dara Singh as Bheema Daaku
- Sunil Bob Gadhawali as Police Inspector Hamilton
- Brownie Parashar as General Donald
- Arjun as Peter Gomes 'The Killer'
- Mamik Singh as Arjun Singh
- Asrani as Jailor
- Fateh Khan as Anwar Fateh Haan
- Mukesh Khanna as Darshan Lal 
- Sudesh Berry as Virendra Gupta
- Pradeep Rawat as British Police Officer Marshal
- Anil Nagrath as Thakur
- Shehzad Khan as Son of Thakur
- Tom Alter as Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
- Saurabh Dubey as Muhammad Ali Jinnah
- Aashish Kaul
- Krutika Desai as Vidya
- Kiran Juneja as Gandhian
- Sonu Walia as British Girl
- Seema Kapoor as Krantikar
- Durga Jasraj as Sikh Girl (Krantikari)
- Sudha Chandran as Sakina (Ali Khan's Sister)
- Kalpana Iyer as Sarojini Sen
- Asha Sharma as Rukmini & Nirmala's mother
- Amita Nangia as Royal Family
- Neelam Mehra as Beg. Nafiza
- Kamia Malhotra as Nazima
- Fatima Sheikh as Gandhian
- Sulbha Deshpandey as Mad Revolutionary Villager
- Deepak Parasher as Congress leader
- Dara Singh as Kartar Singh
- Deep Dhillon as SP of Cobra
- Mangal Dhillon as Raja Thakur
- AK Hangal as Gandhian Leader
- Ajit Vachani as D.M.
- Amit Behl as Jay Dutt (lawyer of coalmine worker)
- Aasif Sheikh as Hasrat Noorani
- Arun Bali as Dina Nath Rai Bahadur
- Bharat Kapoor as Congress leader
- Brahamchari as Doctor supporter of freedom fighter
- Gajendra Chauhan as District Magistrate
- Girja Shankar as Goverdhan Chaturvedi (Krantikari)
- Mohan Kapur as Tejpal (supporter of Subhash Chandra Bose)
- Dipesh Shah as Bapu-Mahatma Gandhi
- Anand Balraj as Andy Gomes
- Goga Kapoor as Governor
- Paintal as British owner of coal mines
- Prithavi as Viceroy
- Rajeev Verma as Krishna Kant Sahay (Congress Leader)
- Raj Kira as Maulana Nausar Ali (Congress Leader)
- Raza Murad as Khalil Rahman (Lawyers of Netaji)
- Sudhir Mittoo as Commander Burton
- Sudhir Dalvi as Masterjee (Gandhian)
- Vijendra Ghatge as Raja Rajendra Singh
- Javed Khan as PC Das
- Reena Wadhwa as Ratna
- [] as Chakradari
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A Mega-serial "Yug" which was telecast from 1996 to 1997 and had famous film and television actors and actresses in key roles will be telecast from Jalandhar Doordarshan again
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