C.I.D. is an Indian crime detective series that airs on Sony Entertainment Television India and Sony Entertainment Television Asia. The series premiered on 29 April 1997 and is the longest running TV series in India, having completed sixteen years in 2013. Throughout the globe, C.I.D. received highly positive critical reception. The series stars Shivaji Satam, Aditya Srivastava and Dayanand Shetty as the main characters while Dinesh Phadnis, Narendra Gupta, Shraddha Musale and Hrishikesh Pandey portray major supporting characters. The series is based on a team of detectives belonging to the Crime Investigation Department in Mumbai. The team consists of Assistant Commissioner of Police Pradyuman, Senior Inspectors Abhijeet, Daya, Rajat and Sachin, Inspector Fredricks, and Sub-Inspectors Nikhil, Purvi and Shreya. They are aided by Forensic Experts Dr. Salunkhe and Dr. Tarika. All the major characters of the series-ACP Pradyuman,Senior Inspector Abhijeet, Senior Inspector Daya, Inspectors Fredricks, Dr. Salunkhe and Dr. Tarika have risked their lives multiple times to save the dignity of The CID Team and to solve the respective cases. C.I.D. has been dubbed in other Indian languages. It is dubbed in Telugu and broadcast on MAA TV and Tamil version is telecast on Zee Tamil. A Bengali adapted version of C.I.D known as, C.I.D. Kolkata Bureau airs on SET India's sister channel, Sony Aath. C.I.D. also airs in Pakistan on Apna Channel.