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List Rules Only TV actors who were born or grew up in India.

List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in India, with photos when available. These renowned India actors and actresses are listed by popularity, so the names at the top of the list will be the most recognizable. A few of these actors may not have technically been born in India, but everyone on this list grew up in India and considers it to be their home. This list includes India TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in India then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is India. Various bits of information are available for these India celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

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Amitabh Bachchan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from India
Amitabh Bachchan Yudh Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan is an Indian film actor. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s for movies like Deewar and Zanjeer, and was dubbed India's first "angry young man" for ...more

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Rajeev Khandelwal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from India
Rajeev Khandelwal Kahiin to Hoga, Left Right Left, Time Bomb 9/11 Rajeev Khandelwal born in Jaipur, Rajasthan is an Indian film and television actor. Khandelwal had earlier worked as a production controller in a Delhi based production house. He had modelled ...more

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Mammootty is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from India
Mammootty Mammootty is an Indian film actor and producer best known for his work in Malayalam cinema. He has also acted in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, and Kannada films. During a career spanning more than three ...more

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Anupam Kher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from India
Anupam Kher Anupam Kher is an Indian actor who has appeared in several hundred films and many plays. Mainly working in Bollywood films, he has also appeared in acclaimed international films such as the 2002 ...more

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Gulshan Grover is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from India
Gulshan Grover Gulshan Grover is an Indian actor who has appeared in over 400 films. He is among the first actors to have made a successful transition from Bollywood to Hollywood and international cinema. He ...more

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Aruna Irani is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from India
Aruna Irani Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand, Maayka Aruna Irani is an Indian actress who has acted in over 300 films mostly playing supporting roles. She has danced in the songs "Thoda Resham Lagta Hai" from film Jyoti, "Chadti ...more

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A. R. Rahman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from India
A. R. Rahman The 100 Greatest Musicals Allah-Rakha Rahman is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician and philanthropist. Described as the world's most prominent and prolific film composer by Time, Rahman's ...more

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Sanjay Dutt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from India
Sanjay Dutt Sanjay Balraj Dutt is an Indian film actor, producer known for his work in Hindi cinema. He was briefly associated with politics and is also infamous for keeping a weapon for self-defense during ...more

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Satyendra Kapoor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from India
Satyendra Kapoor The Sword of Tipu Sultan Satyen Kappu, also credited as Satyendra Kapoor, was an Indian character actor in Bollywood films. His most remembered role is Ramlal in movie Sholay and as Amitabh Bachchan's father in Yash ...more

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Ashok Kumar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from India
Ashok Kumar Ashok Kumar was an actor.

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Hema Malini is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from India
Hema Malini Hema Malini is an Indian actress, director and producer, Bharatanatyam dancer-choreographer, and a politician, well known for her roles in Hindi cinema. She made her acting debut in Sapno Ka ...more

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Om Puri is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from India
Om Puri The Jewel in the Crown, Bharat Ek Khoj Om Rajesh Puri OBE is an Indian actor who has appeared in mainstream commercial Indian and British films, Independent films and art films. His credits also include appearances in American films. ...more

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Naseeruddin Shah is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from India
Naseeruddin Shah Naseeruddin Shah is an Indian film and stage actor and director, and a prominent figure in Indian parallel cinema. Shah has won numerous awards in his career, including three National Film ...more

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Shahrukh Khan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from India
Shahrukh Khan Fauji, Circus, Doosra Keval Shah Rukh Khan, also known as SRK, is an Indian film actor, producer and television personality. Referred to in the media as "Baadshah of Bollywood", "King of Bollywood" or ...more

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Anu Malik is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from India
Anu Malik Indian Idol Anu Malik, born Anwar Sardaar Malik, is an Indian music director and singer who primarily works in the Hindi film industry. Son of veteran music director Sardar Malek, Anu Malik made his debut ...more

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Akshay Kumar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from India
Akshay Kumar C.I.D. Akshay Kumar born on 9 September 1967 is an Indian film actor, producer and martial artist who has appeared in over a hundred Hindi films. He has been nominated for Filmfare Awards several ...more

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Salman Khan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from India
Salman Khan Salman Khan is an Indian actor, producer, philanthropist and television personality. He is the son of actor and screenwriter Salim Khan. Khan began his acting career with Biwi Ho To Aisi but it ...more

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Saeed Jaffrey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from India
Saeed Jaffrey The Jewel in the Crown, Gangsters, Tandoori Nights Saeed Jaffrey OBE is an Indian-born British actor, who has appeared in numerous British movies. He was born in Malerkotla, Punjab. His film credits include The Man Who Would Be King, Shatranj Ke ...more

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Shweta Kawatra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from India
Shweta Kawatra Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Kkusum, Adaalat Shweta Kawatra is an Indian actress. She has had appearances in a large number of other TV serials, most notable in C.I.D.. She currently stars at Baal Veer as Bhayankar Pari.

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Ajay Devgan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from India
Ajay Devgan Ajay Devgn also known as Ajay Devgan is an Indian film actor, director, and producer. He is widely considered as one of the finest actors of Hindi cinema. Devgn has won numerous awards in his ...more

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Juhi Chawla is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from India
Juhi Chawla Juhi Chawla is an actress.

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Chiranjeevi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from India
Chiranjeevi Chiranjeevi is an Indian actor, producer, politician and a member of the Indian National Congress. He was the Minister of State with independent charge for the Ministry of Tourism, Government of ...more

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Farida Jalal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from India
Farida Jalal Balika Vadhu, Shararat, Dekh Bhai Dekh Farida Jalal is an Indian actress and comedian, who has acted in over two-hundred Bollywood films. She has also been a part of Indian television, with comedy-shows such as Shararat and Satrangi ...more

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Lalita Pawar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from India
Lalita Pawar Ramayan Lalita Pawar was a prolific Indian actress, who later became famous as a character actress, appearing in over 700 films in Hindi and Marathi cinema, where she gave hits like, Netaji Palkar, made ...more

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Satish Shah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from India
Satish Shah Sarabhai vs Sarabhai Satish Ravilal Shah is a Hindi and Marathi film and television actor best known for his comedy films. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the ever popular 80's sitcom Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi ...more

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Rakesh Roshan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from India
Rakesh Roshan Showbiz India Rakesh Roshan Lal Nagrath, better known as Rakesh Roshan, is an Indian producer, director and former actor in Bollywood films. He is known for having the greatest hero roles in many films in the ...more

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Actors from India
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Aishwarya Rai, known as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan after her marriage, is an Indian actress and the winner of the Miss World pageant of 1994. Through her successful Bollywood career, she has ...more

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Anil Kapoor is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Actors from India
Anil Kapoor 24, 24 Anil Kapoor is a prominent Indian film actor and producer. He first won acclaim for his roles in Yash Chopra's drama Mashaal (1984) and Shekhar Kapur's sci-fi Mr. India (1987), and won a ...more

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Shabana Azmi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Actors from India
Shabana Azmi Shabana Azmi is an Indian actress of film, television and theatre. An alumna of the Film and Television Institute of India of Pune, she made her film debut in 1974 and soon became one of the ...more

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Kareena Kapoor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Actors from India
Kareena Kapoor Indian Idol Kareena Kapoor, also known by her married name Kareena Kapoor Khan, is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films. She is the daughter of actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita, and the younger ...more

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Aamir Khan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Actors from India
Aamir Khan C.I.D. Aamir Khan is an Indian film actor, director, producer and television presenter. Through his successful career in Hindi films, Khan has established himself as one of the most popular and ...more

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Sunil Shetty is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Actors from India
Sunil Shetty Kasamh Se, Ehsaas Sunil Shetty is an Indian film actor, producer and entrepreneur predominantly active in Bollywood who has done more than 110 films. He made his mark in the industry doing action-oriented films. ...more

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Dalip Tahil is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from India
Dalip Tahil Nuclear Secrets Dalip Tahil is an Indian film, television and theatre actor. He did his schooling from the elite Sherwood College in Nainital, India. After attending Aligarh Muslim University for a year, he ...more

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Tabu is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Actors from India
Tabu Indian Idol Tabu is an Indian film actress. She has primarily acted in Hindi films, and has also appeared in English, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali language films. She has won the National ...more

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Kiran Kumar is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Actors from India
Kiran Kumar Aryamaan – Brahmaand Ka Yodha Kiran Kumar is a Mumbai-based Indian actor. He has worked on many Hindi, Rajasthani and Gujarati films. He has been cast as hero in many of the Gujarati movies. He is the son of veteran ...more

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Meena is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Actors from India
Meena Meena is an actress.

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Rati Agnihotri is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Actors from India
Rati Agnihotri Rati Agnihotri is a veteran Indian actress. Her portfolio mainly includes films in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.

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Rani Mukerji is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Actors from India
Rani Mukerji Tinseltown TV Rani Mukerji is an Indian actress. Through her Bollywood career, she has become one of the most high-profile celebrities in India, winning several awards, including seven Filmfare Awards. Her ...more

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Priyanka Chopra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Actors from India
Priyanka Chopra Priyanka Chopra is an Indian film actress and singer, and the winner of the Miss World pageant of 2000. Through her film career, Chopra has become one of Bollywood's highest-paid actresses and ...more

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Saif Ali Khan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Actors from India
Saif Ali Khan Saif Ali Khan is the son of Mansoor Ali Khan.

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Vijay is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Actors from India
Vijay Vijay is an Indian actor, playback singer and producer, who works in the Tamil film industry. Son of film director and producer S. A. Chandrasekhar, he started his career as a child actor in the ...more

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Shakti Kapoor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Actors from India
Shakti Kapoor Sunil Sikanderlal Kapoor is an Indian Bollywood actor. He is known as one of the leading villains in Bollywood movies for more than three decades. He has also been applauded for playing comic ...more

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Kajol is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Actors from India
Kajol Indian Idol Kajol Devgan, known mononymously as Kajol, is an Indian film actress who predominantly works in Hindi cinema. She has received six Filmfare Awards from eleven nominations, and along with her ...more

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Abhishek Bachchan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Actors from India
Abhishek Bachchan Abhishek Bachchan is an Indian film actor, producer and occasional playback singer. Bachchan made his acting debut in the drama film Refugee. After earning little praise for his roles in a ...more

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Karisma Kapoor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Actors from India
Karisma Kapoor Karishma: A Miracle of Destiny Karisma Kapoor, often informally referred to as Lolo, is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films. Part of the Kapoor family, she is the daughter of actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita. ...more

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Nagarjuna is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Actors from India
Nagarjuna Akkineni . Nagarjuna is an Indian film actor and producer who works primarily in the Telugu Cinema. He has acted in over ninety films as an actor in a lead, supporting and cameo roles, including ...more

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Mohnish Behl is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Actors from India
Mohnish Behl Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Sanjivani, Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Mohnish Behl is an actor.

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Raveena Tandon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Actors from India
Raveena Tandon Raveena Tandon is an Indian actress, producer, and a former model. She has primarily worked in Bollywood films, though she appeared in a few Tamil, Kannada and Telugu films as well. Tandon made ...more

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The Great Khali is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Actors from India
The Great Khali WWE Superstars, Saturday Night's Main Event, Deep South Wrestling Dalip Singh Rana, better known by his ring name The Great Khali, is an Indian professional wrestler, actor, and powerlifter, best known for his time with WWE. He debuted in WWE alongside Daivari ...more

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Deepak Chopra is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Actors from India
Deepak Chopra Deepak Chopra is an Indian-born American author and public speaker. He is an alternative medicine advocate and a promoter of popular forms of spirituality, who has been described by the New York ...more