Shakti — Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki (English: Strength Of Feeling Of Existence) is an Indian Hindi family drama television series, which premiered sometime in June 2016 and is broadcast on Colors TV. The series is produced by Rashmi Sharma Telefilms Limited of Rashmi Sharma. The series is aired on weekdays. Rubina Dilaik , Vivian Dsena, Roshni Sahota and Lakshya Handa are playing the lead roles in the series.
The story is about two sisters, Soumya (Rubina Dilaik) and Surbhi (Roshni Sahota). Soumya is not well-liked by her father and grandmother, but is adored by her mother. Surbhi gets all the attention from her father. Soumya is a calm and quiet girl, but Surbhi is a fun-loving and loquacious girl. A trouble-maker, Harman (Vivian Dsena), breaks into Soumya’s house while running away from some goons. While there, Harman develops feelings for Soumya.
Harman learns that Surbhi did called the goons and decides to kidnap her but kidnaps Soumya by mistake. Harman releases Soumya the next day, but all the villagers accuse her of sleeping with Harman. To avoid insult to both the families, Harman’s father orders him to apply sindoor on Soumya’s forehead and Harak Singh inform to the villagers that he will bring his daughter-in-law together with him after the married done with full of rituals. Nimmi, Soumya’s mother, is shocked to see that Soumya is married to Harman.
Soumya’s mother worries that Harman isn’t the right match for Soumya because he might go against her after knowing Soumya’s truth. Despite the protests of Harman’s mother and Soumya’s father and grandmother, Soumya and Harman get married. During the wedding Soumya’s grandmother tries to poison Soumya, but she recovers. After the failed poisoning, Soumya’s father tries to poison her with a poisonous snake disguised as a snake. Surbhi finds the snake and replaces it with bracelets, and Soumya remains unaware of the attempt on her life. Surbhi was shocked about the gift that her father present to Soumya. Harman called Soumya as Gulabo and some romantic moments happened between Harman and Soumya. Later Soumya is shocked to learn that she is transgender and attempts suicide, but Harman saves her. When Harman makes a romantic advance, Soumya reveals that she is transgender and that she loves Harman. Harman becomes enraged and Nimmi begs Harman not to reveal Soumya’s secret. Soon Harman and Soumya become friends.