Thendral is a 2009 Indian Tamil-language soap opera that aired Monday through Friday on Sun TV. It was broadcast from 7December 2009 to 17 January 2015 for 1340 episodes.
The story of this serial revolves around the main character Thulasi (Shruthi Raj) and her best friends, Deepa and Kalyani. Thulasi's mom ran away when she was a child and ever since Thulasi's family has shunned her, especially her father and stepmother. The only family member that genuinely cares for Thulasi is her grandmother (S. N. Lakshmi). Thulasi's only dream is to continue her studies to help her family, and she gets the highest marks on her 12th board exams. The story is about how Thulasi overcomes all the struggles in her life and completes her studies.