Udaan’ is a popular Hindi TV serial which was telecast on DD National during 1989-91. The story of the series is inspired by a true story of IPS Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, who was the second woman IPS officer in the country after
Kiran Bedi. She is also the first woman to become Director General of Police of a state.
Kavita Choudhary, who is the sister of Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, had directed, acted and even written the serial. It was perhaps a first serial to go on the air that focused on women empowerment. The show was applauded by critics and audiences even. Notably, performance and direction capability of Kavita Choudhary was appreciated by everyone.
In this series, actor Shekhar Kapoor played Kavita’s co-star (but in a cameo appearance) as the IAS officer who played Kavita's love interest. The story showed how a woman battles gender discrimination and various problems before successfully becoming a police officer.