10 Most Popular Indian TV Shows Of All Times

India has been known all over the world as the home to the  Bollywood films that are aired in their TVs. In the history of TV, India has been producing some of the best movies and television series that are watched all over the world.These TV shows are either about social life topics, comedy or historical events from India, hence for a person in India they can choose their favorite depending on their topic choice. Here is a list of the top ten most popular TV shows in India of all time. Check them out and see for yourself.

10. Dekh Bhai Dekh

Dekh Bhai Dekh was one of the most popular hindi television shows in India between  1993 and 1997. It was a hit comedy television show that was aired on DD Metro but later moved to Doordarshan and Sony sab TV. This television show was a comedy that focused on the lives of three different generation families called Diwan Family. This television show was produced by Jaya Bachhan Dekh Bhai Dekh after it ws written and directed by Aanand Mahendroo.

First episode date: 6 May 1993
Final episode date: 11 August 1994
Number of episodes: 66
Created by: Aanand Mahendroo
Network: Doordarshan

9. Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi

This is one of the most famous television that aired around 2001. It was about a character who was the daughter in law of the Virani family which was the favorite for most households. It is the television show with the highest number of episodes ever aired that are 1833 episodes in number. One thing that made this television show very famous was an incident in the movie when a character died and people sent letters to the producer telling him to bring back the character and the producer honored their request and brought back the character. The story in this television show revolved around the Gujarati Family.

First episode date: 3 July 2000
Final episode date: 6 November 2008
Number of episodes: 1,833
Network: Star Plus
 

8. Shaktimaan

Shaktimaan was one of the most watched and waited for superhero television show in India. It was aired on television every Sunday and kids eagerly sat in front of their television to watch this show. This television show was all about superman the Indian version of this superhero. It existed during the 90’s and was one of the most popular and most watched television show of that time. Shaktimaan is a fictional Indian superhero from the television series of the same name produced by Mukesh Khanna and directed by Dinkar Jani

Publisher: Raj Comics
Aliases: Sri Satya, Pandit Gangadhar Vidyadhar Mayadhar Omkar Nath Shastri
Powers: Attractive male, Healing, Will power-based constructs, more
Parents: Vidyadhar Shastri
Played by: Mukesh Khanna
 

7. Hum Paanch

Hum Paanch television show was rated among the best comedy television shows in India. It was about a family by the name Mathur family that had five sisters all of whom were very different and they made this one funny movie especially through the way they portrayed their characters. It was produced by Ekta Kapoor and was aired on Zee TV. It was a very popular TV show in the late 90’s. All the lead characters in that television series are stars in the television industry.

First episode date: 1995
Final episode date: 2006
Network: Zee TV
Written by: Imtiaz Patel
Cast: Vidya Balan
Executive producers: Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor
 

6. Byomkesh Bakshi

Byomkesh Bakshi is a fictional detective in Bengali literature created by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. Byomkesh Bakshi is a television adaptation of the famous literature work by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay who was an advocate before becoming an author. This TV show first aired in 1993 and was all about detective stories different from those form Hollywood and it soon became a popular television show amongst the Indians. Rajat Kapoor played the role of Byomkesh Bakshi and was really praised for playing this role so well. This TV was one of the most popular detective television series in India.

Created by: Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay
Occupation: Private Detectives and Investigators
Notable alias: Satyanweshi
Played by: Sushant Singh Rajput, Abir Chatterjee, Uttam Kumar, more
Significant other: Satyabati
 

5. Ramayan

Ramayan is an Indian epic television series, he first religious show, which aired during 1987-1988, created, written, and directed by Ramanand Sagar. It story was based on lord Ram a Hindu god, this made this television show very popular in all areas in India to a pint that even those who did not have televisions went to their neighbors so that they could watch this television show. It broke many records in terms of television viewership. The popular characters are Arun Goyal who played Ram and Dipika who played Sita.it gained its popularity more because it was a religious television show and this made it hold the record of the most viewed television show in the history of Indian Television.

First episode date: 25 January 1987
Final episode date: 31 July 1988
Number of episodes: 78
Network: Doordarshan
Program creator: Ramanand Sagar
 

4. Kaun Banega Crorepati

This television show was the first quiz and game show in India that was hosted by an Indin superstar Amitabh Bacchan. This television show is reported to have transformed the lives f many people especially the ordinary Indian Citizens. The concepts behind this television show was adopted from a telecast in UK by the name Who Wants to be a millionaire. This show has aired so many series with Amitabh being the host throughout.

First episode date: 3 July 2000
Final episode date: 2017
Original network: STAR Plus (1-3); Sony TV; M-Net (4-8)
Presented by: Amitabh Bachchan (1-2, 4-), Shah Rukh Khan (3)
 

3. Hum Log

Hum Log was Indian television’s first soap opera and also the first serial drama series on the Indian subcontinent. It began telecast on Doordarshan, India’s national network on 7 July 1984, then the only television channel of India.It was the first soap opera television show in India. This show was used for advertisement and commercials to attract sponsors for this television show. This is the most famous Indian Soap opera in the history of Indian television. The lead character was Ashok Kumar who played a key role which made the television show popular in India.

First episode date: 7 July 1984
Final episode date: 17 December 1985
Director: P. Kumar Vasudev
Written by: Manohar Shyam Joshi
Number of episodes: 154
Genres: Drama, Entertainment, Indian soap opera
 

2. Comedy Nights with Kapil

This popular television comedy show is one of the television show of all time for all the lovers of comedy in India. The show became so popular because of Kapil Sharma who is one of the most famous comedians in India and an award winning comedian. It has been among the most watched television with a very high record in terms of viewership. It is one of the most entertaining show in India and has had people leaving what they are doing to sit and watch this comedy show.

First episode date: 22 June 2013
Final episode date: 24 January 2016
Number of episodes: 191
Presented by: Kapil Sharma
Awards: Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role, more
Writers: Kapil Sharma

1. Mahabharata

This is the most popular, most watched and most famous television show in the history of India Television viewing. This television show holds the record for the most watched television show in India which was aired in 1987-1988 and whenever it was on air at 9am on Sunday everyone sat in front of their television set to watch this show. It was so famous that it was aired on BBC in United Kingdom with subtitle.It was also a commercial success with all the records it has had.

Finally, these are the top 10 most popular TV shows in India of all times. Nothing can can beat these, at least for next few decades.All these television series are aired and viewed all over India by millions of television viewers. Check out our next article 25 Most Beautiful Indian TV Serial Actresses

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