No one can find a single household in India where there is not a regular viewer of the daily soaps airing on several entertainment channels. Daily soaps are no longer a genre only meant for the housewives. They have started including several other topics apart from the traditional Saas Bahu stories. Below are the top ten daily soaps that are currently running in India in 2016:
10. Swaragini – Jodein Rishton Ke Sur
Colors TV air this daily soap which is broadcasted in the weekdays from Monday to Friday at 9:30 pm. This soap is also been aired in other channels due to its huge popularity and also in dubbed in Tamil and Arabic. Swaragini – Jodein Rishton Ke Sur is a story of two different sisters with different upbringings. The characters of the two sisters Swara and Ragini are played by Helly Shah and Tejaswi Prakash.
9. Kumkum Bhagya
Kumkum Bhagya is a daily soap airing on Zee TV. It is produced by Ekta Kapoor under the Balaji Telefilms banner. It has been running since 15th April 2014 and has been one of the best TV soaps in terms of TRP ratings. The story revolves around marriage hall owner named Sarla Arora and her two daughters Bulbul and Pragya. Both her daughters are different from one another. Sarla wants them to get married soon. The show airs every week days at 9:00 pm.
This is a daily soapo which is produced by the Bollywood director-producer Mahesh Bhatt. It is aires on Colors TV every weekday. Due to its huge popularity it is also been dubbed in Tamil and aired. The social issue of bonded labour in the northern parts of our country is being raised in this soap. Spandan Chaturvedi plays the role of Chakor, which is the main character of this daily soap.
7. Chakravarti Ashok Samrat
Chakravarti Ashok Samrat is aired in Colors TV is one of its top viewership rated daily soaps. This is the story of Emperor Ashoka where his childhood is depicted at first. Then the transformation to the Great Ashoka is shown. His religious transformation to Buddhism is depicted in this soap after the grueling Battle of Kalinga. Mohit Rana plays the role of Ashoka where as the role of younger Ashoka was played by Siddharth Nigam.
6. Diya Aur Bati Hum
Star Plus has its prime slot kept for the hit daily soap Diya Aur Bati Hum which has been airing since August 2011. This is a story of a young and college going woman named Sandhya who gets married in a traditional Rajasthani family. But she somehow finds support from her husband and in-laws family to follow her ambitions. Sandha’s character is played by Deepika Singh and her husband’s role is played by Anas Rashid.
5. Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
Premiered in 2009, this daily serial has completed more than 7 years of running and is still giving tough competition to other daily soaps in the TRP ratings. This daily soap is aired in Star Plus. This is a story of a Marwari family from Udaipur with the main character Akshara played by Hina Khan and her husband Naitik Raj played by Karan Mehra.
4. Balika Vadhu
Anandi has become a household name which is the lead character of this daily soap opera which deals with social issues like child marriage. It is a prime daily soap of Colors TV is undisputedly the longest running TV soap in the history of Indian television with more than 2000 episodes.
3. Thapki Pyaar Ka
Thapki Pyaar Ka is a story of a young girl with a problem of stammering. It is aired on Colors TV from 25th May 2015. The main character is Thapki which is played by Jigyasa Singh. Thapki is a cheerful and happy soul despite her stammering problem. It is always of the toppers of the TRP ratings chart.
2. Yeh Hai Mohabbatein
Yeh Hai Mohabbatein is a Ekta Kapoor produced daily soap on Star Plus, under the banner of Balaji Telefilms. Its story revolves around Raman and Ishita. Raman is a Punjabi divorcee and marries Ishita, a Tamil girl. Karan Patel plays the Raman’s role and Ishita’s role is played by Divyanka Tripathi.
This is a story of two snakes Sesha and Shivanya with super powers, also called Ichhadhari Naagins. Mouni Roy, Adaa Khan, Arjun Bijlani are the stars of this super hit soap which is aired on Colors TV. It is produced by Ektaa Kapoor under the Balaji Telefilms banner and was first premiered in 1st Nov, 2015.