Top 10 Indian TV Series List of All Time (Updated 2023): Don’t Miss It

India has long been a powerhouse in the world of television, producing a plethora of gripping and groundbreaking shows that have captured the hearts and minds of viewers across the nation. From epic historical sagas to captivating crime thrillers, Indian TV series have consistently pushed boundaries and set new standards for storytelling.

In this article, we will delve into the rich tapestry of Indian television and present our carefully curated list of the top 10 Indian TV series of all time. So grab your popcorn, settle in, and embark on an unforgettable journey through some of the finest television ever produced in India.

Top 10 Indian TV Series List of All Time

Serial No TV Series Release Year
1 Hum Log 1984
2 Ramayan 1987
3 Mahabharat 1988
4 Dekh Bhai Dekh 1993
5 Hum Paanch 1995
6 Shaktimaan 1997
7 Office Office 2001
8 CID 1998
9 Comedy Nights With Kapil 2013
10 Sarabhai vs. Sarabhai 2004

1. Hum Log

Hum Log was the first drama series in the Indian subcontinent. It is an Indian television soap opera. This series was released on 7th July 1984 on the Doordarshan channel. P. Kumar Vasudev directed it. Manohar Shyam Joshi initially wrote Hum Log series. This series stars Vinod Nagpal, Jayshri Arora, Rajesh Puri, Abhinav Chaturvedi, Seema Bhargava, Divya Seth and Sushma Seth. There are 154 episodes in this series.

Hum Log

2. Ramayan

Ramayan is one of the Indian Hindi language epic television series. It was created by Ramanand Sagar. This show is entirely based on Valmiki’s Ramayana and Tulsidas’ Ramcharitmanas. The first episode of this show was released on 25 January 1987. This show was premiered on DD National and Doordarshan.

This TV show was liked by 86% of Google users. The show featured Arun Govil as a Ram, Dipika Chikhlia as a Sita, Sunil Lahri as a Laxman and Arvind Trivedi as a Ravan.


3. Mahabharat

Mahabharat is one of the famous and popular shows. There are 94 episodes in this series. Mahabharat is one of the best shows directed by B. R. Chopra and Ravi Chopra. This show is based on Mahabharata by Veda Vyasa. This show was premiered on DD National and Doordarshan.

The starring of this series is Mukesh Khanna, Nitish Bharadwaj, Puneet Issar, Rupa Ganguly, Pankaj Dheer, Gajendra Chauhan, Gufi Paintal, Praveen Kumar, Girja Shankar, Surendra Pal, Renuka Israni etc.


4. Dekh Bhai Dekh

Dekh Bhai Dekh is one of the sitcom shows. There are 65 episodes in this series. Jaya Bachchan produced this show. Anand Mahendroo directs Dekh Bhai Dekh’s show. This show was initially telecasted between 6 May 1993 to 11 August 1994. This show is mainly released in the Hindi language. The show featured Shekhar Suman, Bhavana Balsavar, Vishal Dhingra, N K Shivpuri etc.

Dekh Bhai Dekh

5. Hum Paanch

Hum Paanch’s show is also one of the favourite comedy shows of all time. It consisted of two seasons, and together it had 303 episodes. The first episode of this show was streamed in 1995. There is 3 season of this show. The first season of this series has 345 episodes. It is directed by Kapil Kapoor, Rajat Rawail, Sameer Kulkarni, Raju Parsekar, Rajan Waghdhare etc. Imtiaz Patel writes this show.

Hum Paanch

6. Shaktimaan

Shaktimaan is possibly one of the most loved Indian superhero series ever. Mukesh Khanna created it. This show ran for eight years, from 1997 to 2005, casting over 520 episodes. There is 5 season of this show. Shaktimaan is an Indian Hindi language show. The first episode of this show premiered on 6 September 1997, and the final episode of this show is premiered on 27 March 2005. It was premiered on Doordarshan.


7. Office Office

Office Office is one of the best and most popular shows. This show gained huge popularity from audiences. The first episode of the Office Office show was released on 3 September 2001. Manish Jaitly edits this show. Rajiv Mehra directs it. This one of the sitcom shows is written by Ashwani Dhir. The starring of this series is Asawari Joshi, Pankaj Kapur, Manoj Pahwa, Deven Bhojani etc.

Office Office

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8. CID

This crime fiction-based suspense show is currently the longest-running Indian TV show, with over 1,547 episodes. This excellent show is mainly released in Indian Hindi Language. It was released on 21 January 1998. The well-directed methodology of operation and flawless acting have successfully amazed the audience for 19 years. This show is based on Crime Fiction, Suspense and Thriller. B.P. Singh created it.


9. Comedy Nights With Kapil

An Indian sketch comedy and celebrity talk show initially hosted by Kapil Sharma became India’s highest-rated scripted comedy TV show. The first episode of this show was released on 22 June 2013. This show got high appreciation from the audience, and Kapil Sharma also got The Indian of The Year Award from CNN-IBN in 2013. There was 1 season with 191 episodes in the Comedy Nights With Kapil. It was premiered on Colors TV and Viacom 18.

9. Comedy Nights With Kapil

10. Sarabhai vs. Sarabhai

Sarabhai vs. Sarabhai is one of the funny shows which was very popular at that time. There are 80 episodes in this show. Deven Bhojani and Aatish Kapadia direct it. It is mainly released in the Indian Hindi language. It was a sitcom television show. Sarabhai vs. Sarabhai show premiered on Disney+ Hotstar and Star One. Rupali Ganguly, Sumeet Raghavan, Ratna Pathak Shah, Rajesh Kumar etc. This TV show was liked by 96% of Google users.

Sarabhai vs. Sarabhai


In conclusion, Indian television has produced many exceptional series that have captivated audiences. From the gripping crime dramas to the heartwarming family sagas, these shows have showcased the immense talent and creativity of Indian writers, directors, and actors.

Whether it is the nostalgic charm of Malgudi Days or the intense courtroom battles in Kanoon, each series on this list has left an indelible mark on the history of Indian television. As viewers continue seeking quality content and exploring diverse narratives, it is vital to recognize and appreciate these timeless classics.

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