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Famous TV Actors from India

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List of famous TV actors from India, listed alphabetically with photos of the actors when available. India has given birth to a lot of talented television actors who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, soap operas, reality shows and more. These are some of the funniest and most talented Indian TV stars that have ever lived, so if you're an aspiring actor or actress from India this list should contain many of your idols. If you're looking for a particular popular actor or actress from India then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Indian TV actors?" and "Which television actors are from India?"

You can click on the names of these legendary TV stars of India in order to get more information about each one. If you're a TV junkie use this list of talented Indian actresses to find some new TV stars that you haven't already heard of.
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Amitabh Bachchan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
Yudh

Birthplace: Allahabad, India

Nationality: India

Amitabh Bachchan (pronounced [əmɪˈtaːbʱ ˈbətʃːən]; born Inquilaab Srivastava; 11 October 1942) is an Indian film actor, film producer, television host, occasional playback singer and former ...more

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Rajeev Khandelwal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
Kahiin to Hoga, Left Right Left, Time Bomb 9/11

Birthplace: Jaipur, India

Nationality: India

Rajeev Khandelwal (born 16 October 1975) is an Indian film and television actor, singer and host. He started his acting career with the TV series, Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat (2002) where he played ...more
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Mammootty is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from India

Birthplace: Chempu, India

Nationality: India

Muhammad Kutty Paniparambil Ismail (born 7 September 1951), better known by his stage name Mammootty is an Indian film actor and producer who works in Malayalam cinema. In a career spanning four ...more
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Anupam Kher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from India

Birthplace: India, Shimla

Nationality: India

Anupam Kher (born 7 March 1955) is an Indian actor and the former Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India. He is the recipient of two National Film Awards and eight Filmfare Awards. ...more
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Aruna Irani is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand, Maayka

Birthplace: India, Mumbai

Nationality: India

Aruna Irani (born 18 August 1946) is an Indian actress who has acted in over 300 films in Hindi, Kannada, Marathi and Gujarati cinema, mostly playing supporting and character roles. She has ...more
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Gulshan Grover is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
Gulshan Grover

Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Nationality: India

Gulshan Grover (born 21 September 1955) 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 ...more
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A. R. Rahman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
The 100 Greatest Musicals

Birthplace: Chennai, India

Nationality: India

Allahrakka Rahman pronunciation ; born A. S. Dileep Kumar) known professionally as A. R. Rahman, is an Indian music director, singer and music producer. His works are noted for integrating ...more

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Satyendra Kapoor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
The Sword of Tipu Sultan

Birthplace: Panipat, India

Nationality: India

Satyen Kappu (1931 – 27 October 2007), also credited as Satyen Kappoo, was an Indian character actor in Bollywood films. He has acted in 390 films. His most remembered role is Ramlal in the ...more
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Sanjay Dutt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from India

Birthplace: India, Mumbai

Nationality: India

Sanjay Balraj Dutt (born 29 July 1959) is an Indian actor and film producer who works in Hindi films. He is the recipient of several awards, including two Filmfare Awards and three Screen ...more

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Anu Malik is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
Indian Idol

Birthplace: Mumbai, India

Nationality: India

Anwar Sardar Malik (born 2 November 1960), best known as Anu Malik, is an Indian music director and singer. He is an Indian National Award and Filmfare Award winning music director, who ...more
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Hema Malini is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from India

Birthplace: Eurasia, India, Ammankudi, Tamil Nadu

Nationality: India

Hema Malini (born 16 October 1948) is an Indian actress, writer, director, producer, dancer and politician. In 1962, she made her acting debut in the Tamil film Ithu Sathiyam. Malini first acted ...more
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Ashok Kumar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from India

Birthplace: India, Bhagalpur

Nationality: India

Ashok Kumar (13 October 1911 – 10 December 2001), born Kumudlal Ganguly, and also fondly called Dadamoni, was an Indian film actor who attained iconic status in Indian cinema. He was honoured in ...more
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Om Puri is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
Om Puri The Jewel in the Crown, Bharat Ek Khoj

Birthplace: India, Ambala

Nationality: India

Om Prakash Puri, (18 October 1950 – 6 January 2017) was an Indian actor who appeared in mainstream commercial Hindi Films, as well as independent and art films. He is best known for his ...more
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Naseeruddin Shah is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from India

Birthplace: Barabanki district, Eurasia, Uttar Pradesh, India, Barabanki city

Nationality: India

Naseeruddin Shah (born 20 July 1949) is an Indian film and stage actor and director in the Hindi language film industry. He is considered among the finest actors of India and is a prominent ...more
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Salman Khan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from India

Birthplace: Indore, India

Nationality: India

Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan (pronounced [səlˈmaːn ˈxaːn]; born 27 December 1965) is an Indian actor, producer, occasional singer and television personality. In a film career spanning over ...more

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Shahrukh Khan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
Fauji, Circus, Doosra Keval

Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Nationality: India

Shah Rukh Khan (born 2 November 1965), also known by the initialism SRK, is an Indian actor, film producer, and television personality. Referred to in the media as the "Badshah of ...more

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Akshay Kumar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
C.I.D.

Birthplace: India, Amritsar

Nationality: India

Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia (born 9 September 1967), known professionally as Akshay Kumar, is an Indian-born Canadian actor, producer, television personality, martial artist, stuntman and ...more
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Saeed Jaffrey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
The Jewel in the Crown, Gangsters, Tandoori Nights

Birthplace: India, Malerkotla

Nationality: India, United Kingdom

Saeed Jaffrey (8 January 1929 – 15 November 2015) was an Indian-British actor whose versatility and fluency in multiple languages allowed him to straddle radio, stage, television and film in a ...more
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Shweta Kawatra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Kkusum, Adaalat

Birthplace: India, Ahmedabad

Nationality: India

Shweta Kawatra (born 1976) is an Indian actress. She is best known for her role as Pallavi Agarwal in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii and as Nivedita in Kumkum. She has had appearances in a large number ...more
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Deepak Chopra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from India

Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Nationality: India, United States of America

Deepak Chopra (; Hindi: [d̪iːpək tʃoːpraː]; born October 22, 1946) is an Indian-born American author and alternative medicine advocate. A prominent figure in the New Age movement, his books and ...more

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Chiranjeevi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from India

Birthplace: Mogalthur, India

Nationality: India

Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad (born 22 August 1955), better known by his stage name Chiranjeevi, is an Indian film actor and politician. He was the Minister of State with independent charge ...more
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Lalita Pawar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
Ramayan

Birthplace: Nashik, India

Nationality: India

Lalita Pawar (18 April 1916 – 24 February 1998) was a prolific Indian actress, who later became famous as a character actress, appearing in over 700 films in Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati cinema, ...more
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Ajay Devgan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from India

Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Nationality: India

Vishal Devgan (born 2 April 1969), known professionally as Ajay Devgn, is an Indian film actor, director and producer. He is widely considered as one of the most popular and influential actors ...more
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Satish Shah is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
Sarabhai vs Sarabhai

Birthplace: India, Mumbai

Nationality: India

Satish Shah (born 25 June 1951) is a Hindi film actor and has done a few Marathi films as well and television actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the 1980s sitcom Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi ...more
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Farida Jalal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
Balika Vadhu, Shararat, Dekh Bhai Dekh

Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Nationality: India

Farida Jalal (born 14 March 1949) is an Indian actress. In a film career spanning almost fifty years, Jalal acted in over 200 films in the Hindi, the Telugu, and the Tamil film industries. Best ...more