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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
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 Famous TV Actors from India
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 Famous TV Actors from India
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 Famous TV Actors from India
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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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
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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Gulshan Grover is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
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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A. R. Rahman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
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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Satyendra Kapoor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
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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Sanjay Dutt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
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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Anu Malik is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
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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Hema Malini is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
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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Ashok Kumar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
Ashok Kumar was an actor.

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Om Puri is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
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) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
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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Salman Khan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
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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Shahrukh Khan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
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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Akshay Kumar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
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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Saeed Jaffrey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
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 Famous TV Actors from India
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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Deepak Chopra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
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

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Chiranjeevi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
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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Lalita Pawar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
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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Ajay Devgan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
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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Satish Shah is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
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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Farida Jalal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
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