Below is the countdown of the best Television series of all time which have ruled the Indian televisions for the past years:
10. Dekh Bhai Dekh
Anand Mahendroo directed Dekh Bhai Dekh was a classical and successful TV series which was aired in DD Metro. It was on air since 1993 and continued till 1997. It was about the story of a family of three generations, living in Mumbai. It is hailed as one of the humorous and comedy filled show on Indian Television. Shekhar Suman, Navin Nischol, Sushma Seth, etc. were the part of the TV series.
9. Balika Vadhu
Breaking the stereotypes and having a different story from mainstream daily soaps usually filled with family drama, Balika Vadhu was a brilliantly scripted and successful TV series in Indian television history. The plot was about a child bride and her struggles with her in laws, spreading some social messages. This series was widely loved by the Indian audience and maintained top TRP ratings. It started its journey on Colors TV in the year 2008 and is in its second season now and still running.
8. Malgudi Days
The Malgudi Days is a television series which was directed by Shankar Nag, based on the stories of R. K. Narayan. It was started airing on Doordarshan from the year 1987. Each episode had a new and simple story which the television audience loved. The episodes also carried important social messages for its viewers.
7. Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
The longest running TV series in the history of Indian television is held by the hugely popular family drama ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’. With 1,833 episodes, it holds the record of longest running series and also had high TRP ratings. Smriti Irani played the role of Tulsi, the simple and well mannered daughter in law of a family. Housewives fought with their husbands to have the TV remote while this series was on air on Star Plus. This V series started its journey from 3rd January, 2000 and was concluded on 6th November, 2008.
CID is a television series which has been aired on Sony TV from Jan 1998 and is still one of the most viewed and loved television series in Indian television viewers. This TV series is a crime fiction where a proactive team of Mumbai Police’s CID branch solves the mysteries behind the criminal cases. The hit characters of CID are ACP Pradyutman, Abhijeet, Daya, etc. A total of 8 seasons have been completed by the CID on Indian television with 1,348 episodes. Another season is set to hit the TV screens from 4th June, 2016.
5. Kaun Banega Crorepati
It is a star anchored quiz contest on Indian television which was the first of its kind. It was anchored by Bollywood mega start Amitabh Bachhan. The main inspiration of the show came from the UK’s top TV series ‘Who Wants be a Millionaire’. It has completed a dream run of 7 seasons on Star Plus with high TRP ratings and audience applause. This show invited several common people from different walks of life and also some celebrities top play the live TV quiz contest. The winners will hit the 1 crore jackpot.
4. Comedy Nights With Kapil
Beating the viewership record of the popular TV series Kaun Banega Crorepati, the Colors TV show Comedy Nights With Kapil is a stand up comedy show featuring comedian Kapil Sharma and several funny characters like Palak, Guthhi, Dadi, etc. It bagged several television awards and the front man Kapil received the Entertainer of the Year award in 2013.
Shaktiman is the most popular Indian superhero TV series which started its dream journey from 13th Sep 1997 and ruled the Indian television. Actor Mukesh Khanna played the lead of this show. Under the red and gold suit, he used his super powers to fight the evils and entertain the 90’s kids. Sundays were fun days for the kids due to this TV series.
B R Chopra produced Mahabharat is a epic mythological TV series which ran from 1988 to 1990 in Indian television. It gained so much popularity that it was also aired in the BBC channel of UK. The role of Lord Krishna was played by Nitish Bharadwaj and the Draupadi’s role was done by Roopa Ganguly.
Another mythological TV series named Ramayana started airing on Indian televisions from 1987. It was a must for every household to watch this epic show. It was directed and produced by Ramanand Sagar. The lead role of Lord Ram was played by Arun Govil.