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Famous TV Actors from India

Updated June 14, 2019 65.6k views672 items

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.
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    Amitabh Bachchan

    BirthplaceAllahabad, India

    NationalityIndia, British Raj

    Amitabh Bachchan (pronounced [əmɪˈtaːbʱ ˈbətʃːən]; born Inquilaab Srivastava; 11 October 1942)... more on Wikipedia
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    Rajeev Khandelwal

    Rajeev Khandelwal

    Kahiin to Hoga, Left Right Left

    BirthplaceJaipur, India

    NationalityIndia

    Rajeev Khandelwal (born 16 October 1975) is an Indian film and television actor, singer and... more on Wikipedia
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    Mammootty
    Muhammad Kutty Paniparambil Ismail (born 7 September 1951), better known by his stage name... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Anupam Kher
    Anupam Kher (born 7 March 1955) is an Indian actor and the former Chairman of Film and... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Aruna Irani

    Aruna Irani

    Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand

    BirthplaceMumbai, India

    NationalityIndia

    Aruna Irani (born 18 August 1946) is an Indian actress who has acted in over 300 films in... more on Wikipedia
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    Gulshan Grover

    Gulshan Grover

    Gulshan Grover (born 21 September 1955) is an Indian actor who has appeared in over 400 films.... more on Wikipedia
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    A. R. Rahman

    A. R. Rahman

    The 100 Greatest Musicals

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    NationalityIndia

    Allahrakka Rahman pronunciation ; born A. S. Dileep Kumar) known professionally as A. R.... more on Wikipedia
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    Satyendra Kapoor

    Satyendra Kapoor

    The Sword of Tipu Sultan

    BirthplacePanipat, India

    NationalityIndia

    Satyen Kappu (1931 – 27 October 2007), also credited as Satyen Kappoo, was an Indian character... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Sanjay Dutt
    Sanjay Balraj Dutt (born 29 July 1959) is an Indian actor and film producer who works in Hindi... more on Wikipedia

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    Anu Malik

    Anu Malik

    Indian Idol

    BirthplaceMumbai, India

    NationalityIndia

    Anwar Sardar Malik (born 2 November 1960), best known as Anu Malik, is an Indian music... more on Wikipedia
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    Hema Malini
    Hema Malini (born 16 October 1948) is an Indian actress, writer, director, producer, dancer... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Ashok Kumar
    Ashok Kumar (13 October 1911 – 10 December 2001), born Kumudlal Ganguly, and also fondly... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Om Puri

    Om Puri

    The Jewel in the Crown, Bharat Ek Khoj

    BirthplaceAmbala, India

    NationalityIndia

    Om Prakash Puri, (18 October 1950 – 6 January 2017) was an Indian actor who appeared in... more on Wikipedia
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    Naseeruddin Shah
    Naseeruddin Shah (born 20 July 1949) is an Indian film and stage actor and director in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Salman Khan
    Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan (pronounced [səlˈmaːn ˈxaːn]; born 27 December 1965) is an... more on Wikipedia

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    Shahrukh Khan

    Shahrukh Khan

    Fauji, Circus

    BirthplaceNew Delhi, India

    NationalityIndia

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

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    Akshay Kumar

    BirthplaceIndia, Amritsar

    NationalityIndia

    Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia (born 9 September 1967), known professionally as Akshay Kumar, is an... more on Wikipedia
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    Saeed Jaffrey

    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 on Wikipedia
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    Shweta Kawatra

    Shweta Kawatra

    Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Kkusum

    BirthplaceAhmedabad, India

    NationalityIndia

    Shweta Kawatra (born 1976) is an Indian actress. She is best known for her role as Pallavi... more on Wikipedia
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    Deepak Chopra
    Deepak Chopra (; Hindi: [d̪iːpək tʃoːpraː]; born October 22, 1946) is an Indian-born American... more on Wikipedia

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    Chiranjeevi
    Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad (born 22 August 1955), better known by his stage name... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Lalita Pawar

    BirthplaceNashik, India

    NationalityIndia

    Lalita Pawar (18 April 1916 – 24 February 1998) was a prolific Indian actress, who later... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Ajay Devgan
    Vishal Devgan (born 2 April 1969), known professionally as Ajay Devgn, is an Indian film... more on Wikipedia
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    Satish Shah

    Satish Shah

    Sarabhai vs Sarabhai

    BirthplaceMumbai, India

    NationalityIndia

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

    Farida Jalal

    Balika Vadhu, Shararat

    BirthplaceNew Delhi, India

    NationalityIndia

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