Akaash: Kartik Tiwari
Akaash is a charming rebel from Chandigarh who believes in doing whatever he feels like. He doesn't mind playing a trick or two to achieve his needs and he hates the 'Ignore it' attitude of the society. He hates gutless people and can be stubborn enough to give up on someone he loves the most but not succumb to social norms. He's trying his hand at poetry, he plays the guitar well and he is fun to hang out with. He's just the guy every girl would want to fall in love with someday.
Vani: Nushrat Bharucha
Vani is a small town girl, who has grown up in Dehradun, living by the rules of social customs and norms. She has dreams to fulfill but doesn't have the courage to stand up against her family or society to make those dreams come true. A girl next door who can easily fall in love with anybody but never portrays the confidence to fight for her love, for you or for herself.
The film starts with Akaash (Kartik Tiwari) & Vani (Nushrat Bharucha), both setting out on their journey towards a common destination - St. Stephen's College, Delhi University. It so happens that the moment they meet, their life takes an unusual turn. As they walk towards their first class in college, they are on their way to share their lives with each other for the next three years. Vani generates a calmness and control in Akaash that he never had and Akaash gives Vani a streak of rebellion she could never think of possessing within herself. And then it happens, for no reason except for the fact that they complete each other, they fall in love. In three years, Akaash & Vani become companions not only in the important things of life but also in the most stupid, mundane, irrational parts of each other's life. But as college ends, they have to separate and when this separation reaches a point where it seems their destiny is to get each other back against the will of their families, society and their own dilemmas. The journey of Akaash & Vani's struggle to find each other once again in the world they first met is the story of AkaashVani.