Top 30 Memorable Characters in Television Industry

The Indian Television Industry is the right amalgamation of fun, emotion, comedy and full-fledged entertainment. It creates many lovable characters and adorable serials. We may forget the names of the serials by the time, but certain characters remain unforgettable. Top 30 memorable characters in Hindi Television Industry who sets their footmark are enlisted below.

1. Maya Sarabhai in Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai

Maya Sarabhai in Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai

She was famous for her unique laughter appearance. Her dialogue “Monisha, that’s so middle class” took us to lie down with laughter. The character is played by Ratna Pathak Shah.

2. Daya Jethalal Gada in Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma

 Daya Jethalal Gada in Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma

Disha Vakani plays the role of Daya Jethalal Gada who is a conventional housewife. Her amazing dialogue through and humorous touch in acting certainly lifted her to the summit of love from the audience.

3. Nani in Shararat

Nani in Shararat

We loved so much to watch Farida Jalal in the character of Nani in Shararat. Her idiosyncratic ideas and harmless pranks to her son-in-law bewitched our eyes so much that it lasts in memory till date. She had amazing and tricky solutions for each and every problem in the life of her granddaughter.

4. ACP Pradyuman in CID

ACP Pradyuman in CID

The character of ACP Pradyuman in CID was one of the most Glorified and adored characters in Indian Television. He became the centre of laughter with his fabulous dialogue “Kuch to Gadbad Hai Daya!” He was the face of that serial since 1998.

5. Tulshi Virani in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi

Tulshi Virani in Kyuki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi

The adorable character of Tulshi Virani was played by none other than Smriti Irani, who becomes a strong figure of Indian Political territory today. She set the certain standard for Indian bahus and became their idol.

6. Praful Parekh in Khichdi

Praful Parekh in Khichdi

No one can forget, the laughter series of Khichdi and its iconic dialogue “Hansa, Main Hoon Na”. the character of Praful Parekh was in the heart of every audience and the major dose of laughter in that show. Rajeev Mehta played the role.

7. Monisha Sarabhai in Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai

Monisha Sarabhai in Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai

Rupali Ganguli was seen in the role of Monisha Sarabhai who taught the lesson of bargaining very well to the audiences. Her nok jhok with her mother in law was enough for fun and merriment.

8. Baa in Kyuki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi

Baa in Kyuki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi

Sudha Shivpuri was in the role of baa, a purely lovable and admirable character of Viraani house.

9. Shaktimaan (Mukesh Khanna) in Shaktimaan


The face of superhero Shaktiman was the idol of every child at a certain period. Mukhesh khanna was behind the role of Shaktiman. His appearance and power amazed our childhood.

10. Karishma in Karishma Ka Karishma

Karishma in Karishma Ka Karishma

The unmatchable power of Karishma in Karishma ka Karishma to calculate anything in a jiffy, made us became jealous. She was one of the most famous characters of our childhood.

11. Hansa Parekh in Khichdi

Hasna Parekh in Khichdi

The character of Hansa Parekh in Khichdi was played by Supriya Pathak. Her venerable performance along with cute expression reminds me only of one dialogue, “Hello, how are? Khaana Khaake Jaana, Haan.”

12. Komolika Basu in Kasautii Zindagii Kay

Komolika Basu in Kasautii Zindagii Kay

In Hindi Television Industry, Komoolika Basu was such a vamp character who could do anything by manipulating others with the power of her huge amount of money. Urvashi Dholakia was the real name of the character.

13. Jassi in Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahi

Jassi in Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahi

The role of Jassi was presented by Mona Singh in a show named Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahi. The image of that dorky girl with braces and glasses cannot be forgotten.

14. Ramola Sikand in Kaahin Kissii Roz

Ramola Sikand in Kaahin Kissii Roz

Ramola Sikand was a memorable vamp role in Indian Television History. Definitely, she was one of the unique vamp characters of the century with her terrific eyesight. This role has been played well by Sudha Chandran.

15. Rosesh Sarabhai in Sarabhai vs Sarabhai

Rosesh Sarabhai in Sarabhai vs Sarabhai

Another dose of laughter from Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai is Rosesh Sarabhai who won the heart of audience with his stunning voice and amazing poetry. Rajesh Mehta was the real man behind the camera who converted this role alive in TV screen. “Mom ka Purse, jaise hospital ki pyaari koi nurse”

16. Fredericks in CID

Fredricks in CID

Fredericks, a mellow character in CID was popular from last 17 years with his brilliant sense of crime inspection along with his adorable stupidity. This character was played by Dinesh Phadnis.

17. Mussadi Lal in Office Office

Mussadi Lal in Office Office

The satirical serial “Office Office” was a very good representation of functioning in government offices. The character portrays of Mussadi Lal was famous in the eyes of ordinary people as they can relate their harassment in the government office with this role very much. Pankaj Kapur played the role.

18. Dr Salunkhe in CID

Dr Salunkhe in CID

One of the popular faces in Indian TV serials is Dr Salukhe in CID. His forensic ability to solve a mystery was simply outstanding. The real name of that face was Narendra Gupta.

19. Anandi in Balika Vadhu

Anandi in Balika Badhu

Breaking the traditional trends of Saas-Bahu Sagas, Balika Vadhu came to deal with a unique and sensitive topic in Indian Television. It won our hearts with an outstanding story and with adorable looks of Anandi. Avika Gaur gave the role a life on the screen.

20. Sushmita Juneja in Kya Mast Hai Life

 Sushmita Juneja in Kya Mast Hai Life

No one can forget Sushmita Juneja for her sassy behavior in order to let others know that she is a celebrity. Manini Mishra played the role of Sushmita Juneja.

21. Tia Ahuja in Remix

Beautiful Tia was the main attraction for us to watch Remix. Shweta Gulati played the character.

22. Swami in Malgudi Days

Malgudi Days was in our heart once. Little Swami, the powerhouse of knowledge and talent, compelled us to fall in love with this cute guy. Manjunath is the name who acted behind this character.

23 Hobo in Hatim

Hobo was an important element and cute character of Hatim. This character was played by Kiku Sharda.

24. Prem Kumar Choubey in Chamatkar

The Choubey’s role in Chamatkar was really fascinating. He had the magical capability to read people’s mind. The role was being played by Farookh Seikh.

25. Kroor Singh in Chandrakanta

Do you remember Kroor Singh, a spiked villain from Chandrakanta? With “Yakoo”, Kroor Singh was able to instil fear in us. His intense expression stole the limelight from protagonists of that show. The name of the person behind this character is Akhilesh Mishra.

26. Kabir in Just Mohabbat

Mohabbat was our one of the favorite shows of 90’s which gave us Jay and his amiable friend Kabir. Kabir’s role was played by Karanveer Bohra.

27. Woh (Lilliput) in the Woh

Woh was known to create goose bumps among kids or even among adults with his menacing tone of voice.

28. Son Pari in Son Pari

Son Pari was the maternal factor in the life of Fruity. Mrinal Devi Kulkari has given the character a bewitching shine.

29. Shanti in Shanti

The character of beautiful journalist Shanti has been well played by Mandira Bedi. Her struggle to find out the truth created a sympathetic corner among the audience.

30. Betaal in Bikram Aur Betaal

Betaal was a clingy spirit or colloidal vampire represented a character who inhabited in dead bodies in a thrilling way. Sajjan was the real name of the character.

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