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TV Actors from India

Updated October 13, 2018 6.5k views663 items

List RulesOnly 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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This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from India?" and "Who are the most famous India actors?"
  • Amitabh Bachchan1

    BirthplaceAllahabad, India


    Amitabh Bachchan (pronounced [əmɪˈtaːbʱ ˈbətʃːən]; born Inquilaab Srivastava; 11 October 1942)...  more
  • Rajeev Khandelwal2

    Rajeev Khandelwal

    Kahiin to Hoga, Left Right Left

    BirthplaceJaipur, India


    Rajeev Khandelwal (born 16 October 1975) is an Indian film and television actor, singer and...  more
  • Mammootty3
    Muhammad Kutty Paniparambil Ismail (born 7 September 1951), better known by his stage name...  more
  • Anupam Kher4
    Anupam Kher (born 7 March 1955) is an Indian actor and the former Chairman of Film and...  more
  • Gulshan Grover5

    Gulshan Grover

    Gulshan Grover (born 21 September 1955) is an Indian actor who has appeared in over 400 films....  more
  • Aruna Irani6

    Aruna Irani

    Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand

    BirthplaceMumbai, India


    Aruna Irani (born 18 August 1946) is an Indian actress who has acted in over 300 films in...  more
  • A. R. Rahman7

    A. R. Rahman

    The 100 Greatest Musicals

    BirthplaceChennai, India


    Allahrakka Rahman pronunciation ; born A. S. Dileep Kumar) known professionally as A. R....  more
  • Sanjay Dutt8
    Sanjay Balraj Dutt (born 29 July 1959) is an Indian actor and film producer who works in Hindi...  more

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  • Satyendra Kapoor9

    Satyendra Kapoor

    The Sword of Tipu Sultan

    BirthplacePanipat, India


    Satyen Kappu (1931 – 27 October 2007), also credited as Satyen Kappoo, was an Indian character...  more
  • Ashok Kumar10
    Ashok Kumar (13 October 1911 – 10 December 2001), born Kumudlal Ganguly, and also fondly...  more
  • Hema Malini11
    Hema Malini (born 16 October 1948) is an Indian actress, writer, director, producer, dancer...  more
  • Om Puri12

    Om Puri

    The Jewel in the Crown, Bharat Ek Khoj

    BirthplaceIndia, Ambala


    Om Prakash Puri, (18 October 1950 – 6 January 2017) was an Indian actor who appeared in...  more
  • Naseeruddin Shah13
    Naseeruddin Shah (born 20 July 1949) is an Indian film and stage actor and director in the...  more
  • Shahrukh Khan14

    Shahrukh Khan

    Fauji, Circus

    BirthplaceNew Delhi, India


    Shah Rukh Khan (born 2 November 1965), also known by the initialism SRK, is an Indian actor,...  more

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  • Anu Malik15

    Anu Malik

    Indian Idol

    BirthplaceMumbai, India


    Anwar Sardar Malik (born 2 November 1960), best known as Anu Malik, is an Indian music...  more
  • Akshay Kumar16

    BirthplaceAmritsar, India


    Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia (born 9 September 1967), known professionally as Akshay Kumar, is an...  more
  • Salman Khan17
    Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan (pronounced [səlˈmaːn ˈxaːn]; born 27 December 1965) is an...  more

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  • Saeed Jaffrey18

    Saeed Jaffrey

    The Jewel in the Crown, Gangsters

    BirthplaceMalerkotla, India

    NationalityIndia, United Kingdom

    Saeed Jaffrey (8 January 1929 – 15 November 2015) was an Indian-British actor whose...  more
  • Shweta Kawatra19

    Shweta Kawatra

    Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Kkusum

    BirthplaceAhmedabad, India


    Shweta Kawatra (born 1976) is an Indian actress. She is best known for her role as Pallavi...  more
  • Ajay Devgan20
    Vishal Devgan (born 2 April 1969), known professionally as Ajay Devgn, is an Indian film...  more
  • Juhi Chawla21
    Juhi Chawla (born 13 November 1967) is an Indian actress and the 1984 Miss India winner....  more
  • Chiranjeevi22
    Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad (born 22 August 1955), better known by his stage name...  more
  • Farida Jalal23

    Farida Jalal

    Balika Vadhu, Shararat

    BirthplaceNew Delhi, India


    Farida Jalal (born 14 March 1949) is an Indian actress. In a film career spanning almost fifty...  more
  • Lalita Pawar24

    BirthplaceNashik, India


    Lalita Pawar (18 April 1916 – 24 February 1998) was a prolific Indian actress, who later...  more
  • Satish Shah25

    Satish Shah

    Sarabhai vs Sarabhai

    BirthplaceMumbai, India


    Satish Shah (born 25 June 1951) is a Hindi film actor and has done a few Marathi films as well...  more