Hum Paanch was an Indian sitcom that first aired in 1995. It ran until 1999. The series returned for a second season in 2005 and ran until mid-2006. It is regarded as one of the all-time favorite comedies along with Dekh Bhai Dekh. The lead actors of the show — Ashok Saraf, Vidya Balan, Rakhee Tandon, Bhairavi Raichura, Vandana Pathak — gained overnight stardom and became iconic TV actors.