Chandra Nandini is a historical costume drama. It is loosely based on the lesser-known, but tumultuous love-story of the brave Indian warrior King, Chandragupta Maurya and the daughter of his enemy, Princess Nandini.
Medieval India was ruled by various dynasties who were constantly at war with each other for expansion and wealth. The lack of unity among the dynasties led to the arrival of Alexander, The Great - the Greek emperor who sought to conquer India. Fully aware that the princely states will be too busy fighting amongst themselves to even understand Alexander’s threat, Chanakya, a renowned political strategist devises a plan. He presents his plan to halt Alexander’s expansion to the Nanda dynasty and seeks their help. But his plan is ridiculed, he is humiliated and thrown out of the palace by King Mahapadma Nanda. The enraged Chanakya vows revenge. Soon, he meets Chandragupta, a bright and powerful young boy of no lineage. He trains Chandragupta in warfare and political strategy and finally drives home a victory against the Nanda dynasty. Nandini is the daughter of King Mahapadma Nanda. As groomed by Chanakya, Chandragupta believes that marriage is a business transaction, contracted for political and economic gain. After his conquest of the Nanda dynasty, Chandragupta marries Nandini. But Nandini wishes to marry only for love. She hates Chandra as he is the killer of her father and brothers. How the two bitter political enemies unite in marriage and how their hate, which eventually turns into deep love, determines the course of of their lives is the story of Chandra Nandini