Best Indian TV Serials

by badesahab | created - 08 Nov 2016 | updated - 26 Nov 2016 | Public

Indian TV shows are not very famous for their quality thanks to present day daily soaps, but here is the list of few Indian serials that came close to International standards...

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1. Mahabharat (1988–1990)

45 min | Drama, History, War

The epic story of the feud between the Pandava princes and their cousins, the Kaurava princes.

Stars: Harish Bhimani, Mukesh Khanna, Nitish Bharadwaj, Arjun

Votes: 7,024

2. Shaktimaan (1997–2005)

Not Rated | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

When darkness get strengthened to destroy the world, Suryanshis chose Shaktimaan in order to fight against the forces of evil.

Stars: Mukesh Khanna, Vaishnavi Mahant, Kitu Gidwani, Vaishnavi

Votes: 3,089

3. Chandrakanta (1994– )

Fantasy

Chandrakanta is the story of eternal love set against the battle and strife between two kingdoms Naugarh and Vijaygarh. Virendra Vikram Singh (Prince of Naugarh) and Chandrakanta (Princess ... See full summary »

Stars: Shikha Swaroop, Shahbaaz Khan, Mukesh Khanna, Akhilendra Mishra

Votes: 562

4. Special Squad (2005–2006)

Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Special Squad solves crimes that are ingeniously designed, meticulously planned and brilliantly executed. In short, Special Squad busts perfect crimes - almost perfect.

Stars: Iqbal Azad, Raj Banerjee, Manava Naik, Gauri Pradhan-Tejwani

Votes: 121

5. Alif Laila (1997–2002)

22 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Alif Laila contains stories from One Thousand and One Nights.

Stars: Seema Kanwal, Girja Shankar, Shah Nawaz, Sunil Pandey

Votes: 245

6. Aahat (II) (1995–2015)

55 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

A horror anthology series revolving around different ghost stories.

Stars: Vijay Raj, Shrashti Maheshwari, Sachin Khurana, Sunny Leone

Votes: 532

7. Ramayan (1987–1988)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Lord incarnated upon the earth nine times. The seventh was known as "Ram Avatar." Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan is the story of the incarnation. It covers the entire story in detail up to Ram's coronation.

Stars: Arun Govil, Deepika Chikhalia, Sunil Lahri, Arvind Trivedi

Votes: 2,720

8. Flop Show (1989– )

Comedy

Jaspal bhatti's satirical take on the common societal problems in India.

Stars: Arjuna Bhalla, Jaspal Bhatti, Savita Bhatti, Payal Chaudhary

Votes: 1,284

9. Kaun Banega Crorepati? (2000– )

60 min | Game-Show

An Indian version of the popular quiz show, "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Contestants start off with easy questions, but as they move forward the questions get more and more challenging.... See full summary »

Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Kapil Sharma

Votes: 3,210

10. Comedy Nights with Kapil (2013–2016)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

Every episode starts with stage act of Kapil Sharma and various characters and then Kapil take one or more celebrity interview with co-actors.

Stars: Kapil Sharma, Kiku Sharda, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Ali Asgar

Votes: 4,624

11. Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (2008– )

Not Rated | 22 min | Comedy, Family

The day-to-day happenings of Gokuldham Society and its members, who live, celebrate and often face problems together.

Stars: Dilip Joshi, Disha Vakani, Bhavya Gandhi, Karan Singh Chhabra

Votes: 4,741

13. Office Office (2000– )

Comedy

The Show Follows the comedy of a man struggling to get his work done in corrupt offices.

Stars: Pankaj Kapur, Asawari Joshi, Sanjay Mishra, Deven Bhojani

Votes: 1,724

14. Byomkesh Bakshi (1993–1997)

Adventure, Crime, Mystery

An intelligent detective from Kolkata solves, without any weapons, many mysteries that remain unsolved by police.

Stars: Rajit Kapoor, K.K. Raina, Kartik Dutta, Sukanya Kulkarni

Votes: 2,122

15. Chanakya (1990– )

45 min | Drama, History

This is a historical saga of establishing the Mauryan Empire in India

Stars: Chandra Prakash Dwivedi, Kurush Deboo, Hemant M. Pandya, Ashok Banthia

Votes: 870

16. Hum Log (1984–1985)

50 min | Family

The story of a lower middle class family and the struggles they face in their day to day lives.

Stars: Jayshree Arora, Seema Bhargava, Abhinav Chaturvedi, Vinod Nagpal

Votes: 102

17. Suraag: The Clue (1999– )

60 min | Crime

'SURAAG the clue' is a popular crime TV serial and Inspector Bharat (Sudesh Berry) the young and dynamic CID Officer with his sixth sense and the ability to think out of the box, gets all ... See full summary »

Stars: Sudesh Berry, Aartii Naagpal

Votes: 176

18. Dekh Bhai Dekh (1993– )

Comedy

The story revolves around three generations of the Diwan family, who live as an extended family in an ancestral bungalow in the suburbs of Mumbai. The serial takes the viewer through their ... See full summary »

Stars: Sunny Singh, Navin Nischol, Farida Jalal, Bhavana Balsawar

Votes: 1,014

19. Captain Vyom (1998–1999)

24 min | Drama, Music, Sci-Fi

A superhero Captain Vyom is given a team of some exceptionally-powered soldiers to fight 12 great villains of all-time who escaped the prison located on a moon of Jupiter.

Stars: Milind Soman, Kartika Rane, Arav Chowdharry, Abhimanyyu Abhimanyu

Votes: 306

20. Malgudi Days (1987–2006)

Drama

Short stories of a south indian village by R.K. Narayanan .

Stars: Master Manjunath, Girish Karnad, Vaishali Kasaravalli, Suhashini Adarkar

Votes: 2,771

21. Vikram Aur Betaal (1988– )

Fantasy

Based on India mythological collection of 25 stories known as Baital Pachisi. It revolves around the Kind Vikram who is tasked to capture a Betaal, a celestial spirit analogus to Vampire. ... See full summary »

Stars: Arun Govil, Sajjan, Mulraj Rajda, Vijay Arora

Votes: 468

22. Nukkad (1986– )

Comedy, Drama

Kundan Shah's Nukkad dealt with the struggles of the lower income labor class in cities.

Stars: Dilip Dhawan, Pavan Malhotra, Sangeeta Naik, Suresh Bhagwat

Votes: 172

23. Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne (1990– )

Comedy

Leading a difficult life Mungerilal finds relief through his dreams where he settles scores with everyone and fulfills the secret desires of his heart.

Stars: Ruma Ghosh, Raghuvir Yadav

Votes: 86

25. Buniyaad (1987–1988)

Drama

The series dealt with the struggle of a family during the partition of India in 1947 and its aftermath.

Stars: Anita Kanwar, Alok Nath, Sudhir Pandey, Leela Mishra

Votes: 149

26. Hum Paanch (1995–2006)

20 min | Comedy

Anand Mathur, a middle-class businessman living in Bombay, gets no end of trouble from his five wild and troublesome daughters.

Stars: Shoma Anand, Ashok Saraf, Priya Tendulkar, Aruna Sangal

Votes: 1,267

27. Bharat Ek Khoj (1988– )

History

The 5000-year history of India from its beginnings to independence in 1947.

Stars: Roshan Seth, Ravi Jhankal, K.K. Raina, Salim Ghouse

Votes: 560

28. Shrimaan Shrimati (1994– )

22 min | Comedy

The series is based on the premise of "love thy neighbour's wife". The main characters are Keshav Kulkarni and his wife Kokila, and their neighbours Prema Shalini and her husband Dilruba. ... See full summary »

Stars: Jatin Kanakia, Reema Lagoo, Archana Puran Singh, Shail Chaturvedi

Votes: 1,313

29. Satyamev Jayate (2012– )

TV-14 | 65 min | Documentary, Talk-Show

Aamir Khan hosts and produces this documentary/talk-show that explores the social issues effecting modern India.

Stars: Aamir Khan, Devendra Singh Gaur, Sridevi, Amitabh Bachchan

Votes: 5,777

30. Shri Krishna (1993– )

55 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy

"Shri Krishna" was an Indian television series, inspired from various Hindu scriptures, including Bhagavad Puran, Garga Samhita, Bhagavad Gita, Padma Puran, Mahabharata etc. It depicts the life story of Hindu Lord Shree Krishna.

Stars: Sarvadaman D. Banerjee, Pinky Parikh, Swwapnil Joshi, Shweta Rastogi

Votes: 622

31. Rangoli (1989– )

Musical

This is a great show telecasted every Sunday at 8:00AM on DD National.This show is currently hosted by well known actress Swara Bhaskar.Earlier it has been hosted by many wonderful ... See full summary »

Votes: 68

32. Circus (1989–1990)

Drama

Circus follows the lives of the artists of the troupe, unraveling different shades of characters, as they struggle with the tricky realistic situations.

Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Sunil Shende, Sameer Khakhar, Rekha Sahay

Votes: 1,435

33. The Jungle Book: The Adventures of Mowgli (1989–1990)

24 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

The adventures of Mowgli, an orphan boy raised by wolves, and his friends in the jungles of India.

Stars: Urara Takano, Banjô Ginga, Julian Bailey, A.J. Henderson

Votes: 912

34. Hip Hip Hurray (1999–2000)

20 min | Drama

The story is based on the lives of 12th grade students at the DeNobili High School and their adventures, their fears and hopes, their relationships and interactions. Besides that the story ... See full summary »

Stars: Shabbir Ahluwalia, Beena Bannerjee, Sharokh Bharucha, Bhoomika Chawla

Votes: 214

35. Shaka Laka Boom Boom (2000–2004)

20 min | Family, Fantasy

A guy gets a magic pencil, which makes pictures real

Stars: Kaivalya Chheda, Sainee Raj, Kinshuk Vaidya, Hansika Motwani

Votes: 668



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