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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
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 Famous 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 Famous 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 Famous 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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Aruna Irani is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous 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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Gulshan Grover is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous 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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A. R. Rahman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous 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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Satyendra Kapoor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous 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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Sanjay Dutt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous 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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Anu Malik is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous 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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Hema Malini is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous 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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Ashok Kumar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
Ashok Kumar Ashok Kumar was an actor.

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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 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 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 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
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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Akshay Kumar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous 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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Saeed Jaffrey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous 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 Famous 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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Deepak Chopra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous 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

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Chiranjeevi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous 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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Lalita Pawar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous 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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Ajay Devgan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous 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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Satish Shah is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous 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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Farida Jalal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous 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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Juhi Chawla is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
Juhi Chawla Juhi Chawla is an actress.

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Vinod Khanna is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
Vinod Khanna Vinod Khanna born 6 October 1946) is an Indian actor and producer of Bollywood films. He is also an active politician. He is the sitting MP from Gurdaspur. He appeared in 141 films between 1968 ...more

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Radhika Sarathkumar is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
Radhika Sarathkumar Chellamay, Chithi Raadhika Sarathkumar is an Indian television and film actress, entrepreneur and producer. She is the founder of Radaan Mediaworks India Limited, which has produced successful serials Chitti, ...more

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Rakesh Roshan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous 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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Meera Syal is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
Meera Syal Jekyll, Goodness Gracious Me, A Little Princess Meera Syal CBE is a British comedian, writer, playwright, singer, journalist, producer and actress. She rose to prominence as one of the team that created Goodness Gracious Me and became one of ...more

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Anil Kapoor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous 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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Aamir Khan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous 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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Javed Akhtar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
Javed Akhtar Javed Akhtar is a poet, lyricist and scriptwriter from India. Akhtar is a mainstream writer and some of his most successful work was carried out with Salim Khan as half of the script-writing duo ...more

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Shabana Azmi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous 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) 35 on the list Famous 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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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous 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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Sunny Deol is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
Sunny Deol Sunny Deol born to veteran Bollywood actor Dharmendra, elder brother of actor Bobby Deol is an Indian film actor, director and producer. During the duration of his career, he has won 2 Filmfare ...more

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Meena is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
Meena Meena is an actress.

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Kiran Kumar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous 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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Dalip Tahil is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous 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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Shakti Kapoor is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous 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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Nagarjuna is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous 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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Kajol is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous 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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Tabu is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous 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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Rati Agnihotri is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous 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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Kulbhushan Kharbanda is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
Kulbhushan Kharbanda Kulbhushan Kharbanda is an Indian actor, who worked in Hindi and Punjabi films. He is better known for his role as antagonist Shakaal in Shaan inspired by the character of Blofeld from James ...more

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Sunil Shetty is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous 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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Deven Verma is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous TV Actors from India
Deven Verma Deven Varma was an Indian film and television actor, particularly known for his comic roles, with directors like Basu Chatterji, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Gulzar. He has also produced and ...more

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Raveena Tandon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous 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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Rani Mukerji is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous 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