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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.

List features Nandan Nilekani, Ameesha Patel and more.

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.
  • 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
  • Aruna Irani5

    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
  • Gulshan Grover6

    Gulshan Grover

    Gulshan Grover (born 21 September 1955) is an Indian actor who has appeared in over 400 films....  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
  • Satyendra Kapoor8

    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
  • Sanjay Dutt9
    Sanjay Balraj Dutt (born 29 July 1959) is an Indian actor and film producer who works in Hindi...  more

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  • Anu Malik10

    Anu Malik

    Indian Idol

    BirthplaceMumbai, India


    Anwar Sardar Malik (born 2 November 1960), best known as Anu Malik, is an Indian music...  more
  • Hema Malini11
    Hema Malini (born 16 October 1948) is an Indian actress, writer, director, producer, dancer...  more
  • Ashok Kumar12
    Ashok Kumar (13 October 1911 – 10 December 2001), born Kumudlal Ganguly, and also fondly...  more
  • Om Puri13

    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 Shah14
    Naseeruddin Shah (born 20 July 1949) is an Indian film and stage actor and director in the...  more
  • Salman Khan15
    Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan (pronounced [səlˈmaːn ˈxaːn]; born 27 December 1965) is an...  more

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    The Best Salman Khan Movies#926 of 1,017 The Best Actors in Film History

  • Shahrukh Khan16

    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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  • Akshay Kumar17

    BirthplaceAmritsar, India


    Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia (born 9 September 1967), known professionally as Akshay Kumar, is an...  more
  • 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
  • Deepak Chopra20
    Deepak Chopra (; Hindi: [d̪iːpək tʃoːpraː]; born October 22, 1946) is an Indian-born American...  more

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  • Chiranjeevi21
    Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad (born 22 August 1955), better known by his stage name...  more
  • Lalita Pawar22

    BirthplaceNashik, India


    Lalita Pawar (18 April 1916 – 24 February 1998) was a prolific Indian actress, who later...  more
  • Ajay Devgan23
    Vishal Devgan (born 2 April 1969), known professionally as Ajay Devgn, is an Indian film...  more
  • Satish Shah24

    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
  • Farida Jalal25

    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