Which is best Indian Serial? What are most watched Indian TV serials? These questions must be among thousands of people worldwide. Indian drama serials are so famous all around the global just because of its colorful culture together striking Indian beauties.
India made debut of soap opera launching “Hum Log” (Hindi), which had been aired with 154 episodes. Char Divas Sasuche (Marathi) materialized as the first Indian serial to cross both 2,000 and 3,000 episodes going into Limca Book of Records and ended with 3,200 episodes (2001-2013).
Here we have TV serials are widely watched many countries including India’s neighbored country Pakistan because of the mutual intelligibility between Urdu and Hindi. These television shows are clear glimpses of Indian tradition, customs, problems among the tribes, love, hate and others things.
These top ten Indian serials still remain top attraction for millions of people due to their most interesting storylines and casts whom performances made these dramas memorable for the viewers.
10. Uttaran (Colors TV)
Uttaran is one of the longest television series by episode count and third longest-running Indian TV serials of Colors TV. By considering the demand of this series, Uttaran was dubbed into Tamil as Sindhu Bhairavi on Raj TV and in Malayalam as Valsalyam on Surya TV. The series was re-made in Tamil as Oviya on Colors Tamil.
It was also dubbed into English as True Love on Glow TV. Uttaran is an Indian soap opera had been aired on Colors TV on weeknights from 1 December 2008 to 16 January 2015. The series features Sparsh Khanchandani, Ishita Panchal, Tina Dutta, Rashami Desai, Nandish Sandhu, Rohit Khurana and Gaurav Chopra as lead cast.
9. Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (Star Plus)
Most popular Indian Serial “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi” is an Indian soap opera that was aired on July 3, 2000 on Star Plus. It tells the story of an ideal daughter-in-law “Tulsi Virani,” the daughter of a pandit married to the grandson of rich business magnate Govardhan Virani.
The protagonist Tulsi Virani was played by Smriti Irani, while the series was co-produced by Shobha Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor under their banner Balaji Telefilms. It contains 1,833 episodes, though Dinesh Thakur, Sudha Shivpuri, Shakti Singh, Apara Mehta, Amar Upadhyay, Tulsi Virani, Smriti Zubin Irani, Sumeet Sachdev are among the lead stars.
8. CID (Sony TV)
CID is also one of the best Indian TV serials that revolves around ACP Pradyuman’s (Shivaji Satam) team stars Aditya Srivastava as Abhijeet and Dayanand Shetty as Daya, Dinesh Phadnis as Inspector Fredricks and Narendra Gupta as Dr. Salunkhe.
Their investigation contains crimes in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. This is the longest running television series in India was premiered on 21 January 1998. However, its last episode broadcasted on 27 October 2018 and completed 500th episode on 26 January 2008, 1,000th episode on 27 September 2013 and 1,500th episode on 25 February 2018.
7. Balika Vadhu (Colors TV)
The show carries two seasons titled Balika Vadhu-Kacchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte and Balika Vadhu-Lamhe Pyaar Ke. This Indian serial is an Indian soap opera that aired on Colors TV. It has 2,245 episodes had been aired between 21 July 2008 and 31 July 2016.
It is the first Indian fiction show to reach 2,000 episodes, describes the life of a child bride from childhood to womanhood. Its first season focused on Anandi and Jagdish, who were married in childhood. Nonetheless, the second season reveals the lives of Anandi’s daughter Dr. Nandini, a child bride.
6. Naagin (Colors, Viacom 18)
Naagin is an Indian supernatural, fantasy, thriller, drama television series includes 62 episodes. It was produced by Ekta Kapoor under Balaji Telefilms. It is one of the most watched Indian TV serials, was first season premiered on 1 November 2015 and ended on 5 June 2016.
Mouni Roy, Arjun Bijlani , Adaa Khan and Sudha Chandran are in the midst of lead cast. Naagin came out as one of the highest rated shows on Indian television. It has three further seasons as second aired from 8 October 2016 to 25 June 2017 with 75 episodes, third season televised on 2 June 2018 and ended on 26 May 2019 after 103 episodes, and season adapted with a new title Naagin: Bhagya Ka Zehreela Khel broadcasted on 14 December 2019.
5. Qubool Hai (Zee TV)
Qubool Hai is an Indian soap opera that centers on the Muslim community and initially aimed to dispel stereotypes about Islam. It was produced by 4 Lions Films and credited for evolving Muslim titled programming in Indian television.
This Indian serial was broadcasted on Zee TV, was the sixth television series of 4 Lions Films. It features Surbhi Jyoti, Karan Singh Grover, Raqesh Vashisth, Mohit Sehgal, Ketki Kadam, Karanvir Bohra and others. Qubool Hai is not only seen in Indian even all around the globe including Muslim nations.
4. Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (Sony Pictures Networks India)
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is also among the Indian TV serials are seen more than one times just because of main character Jethalal Champaklal Gada played by Dilip Joshi. This Indian Hindi-language television sitcom emerged as India’s longest running television shows.
It is produced by Neela Tele Films and first time aired on 28 July 2008. It had been premiered from Monday to Friday on SAB TV. Reruns of the show started on Sony Pal from 2 November 2015. Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is televised from the time of when Hanuman was living during the Mahabharata.
3. Diya Aur Baati Hum (Bright TV)
Another of the most-liked Indian Serials is Diya Aur Baati Hum that aired on Star Plus from 29 August 2011 to 10 September 2016. This Indian television soap opera includes a total of 1,487 episodes. It featured Anas Rashid and Deepika Singh as protagonists together with Neelu Vaghela, Ashok Lokhande, Kanika Maheshwari and others.
It focuses Sandhya is a determined, educated young woman, who follows her dream of becoming an IPS officer for her father. Diya Aur Baati Hum highlights the conventional image of women in rural India showcasing the inspirational journey of central character. It’s sequel series, Tu Sooraj Main Saanjh, Piyaji in which Rhea Sharma and Avinesh Rekhi appeared as protagonists aired on 3 April 2017 and ended on 1 June 2018.
2. Yeh Hai Mohabbatein (Star Plus)
Yeh Hai Mohabbatein is an Indian television drama series comes under the banner of Balaji Telefilms. It is the creation of Ekta Kapoor and aired from 3 December 2013 to 18 December 2019 on Star Plus.
Divyanka Tripathi and Karan Patel played lead roles along with Ruhanika Dhawan, Aditi Bhatia, Krishna Mukherjee, Abhishek Verma. This is also among the best Indian TV serials so far that focuses Ishita Iyer and Raman Bhalla are two people from different cultures brought together by Raman’s daughter Ruhi Bhalla.
1. Kumkum Bhagya (Zee TV)
Kumkum Bhagya is an Indian serial that revolves around Pragya and Bulbul help their mother Sarla run the Kumkum Bhagya marriage hall. It is produced by Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms and aired on 15 April 2014 on Zee TV.
Sriti Jha played Pragya Mehra and Shabir Ahluwalia appeared as Abhishek “Abhi” Mehra, while its storyline loosely based on Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. Naina Singh, Krishna Kaul, Mugdha Chaphekar and others are part of Kumkum Bhagya’s cast.