Indian television, throughout the years, has been one of the best form of entertainment in the country. It is so much relevent that most of the times people don’t recognize actors from Bollywood, but when it comes to TV actors the names instantly pop up in their brains. Crizic brings you some the greatest actors on Indian television. Here are the 7 greatest Indian TV actors of all time:
7. Ashok Saraf:
A well known face, Ashok Saraf is LEGENDARY when it comes to comedy roles. Who can forget him in Yeh Chhoti Badi Baatein, and as the hilarious father (Anand Mathur) in Hum Paanch? He opens up this list on number 7.
6. Farida Jalal:
To modern viewers, Farida Jalal has been nothing more than a dadi figure. Technically, she has done over 200 films and is not exactly a TV actor but heck, even those few roles she played on television (as Ranjit’s aunt in Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi, Suhasini in Dekh Bhai Dekh, and others) were simply awesome.
5. Anant Nag:
Remember him? Nope? Okay. Remember that ever versatile lead actor from the greatest TV show in India, Malgudi Days? Yeah, THAT Anant Nag.
4. Deven Bhojani:
This guy up here is a rare breed. He can make you laugh, he can make you cry, he can take out ALL emotions from inside you. We keep this genius on number four on this list.
3. Pankaj Kapoor:
HE IS PANKAJ FREAKING KAPOOR. Do we really require any more description?
2. Shekhar Suman:
Shekhar Suman is probably the most unsung hero of the industry. With some great TV shows to his name, this guy simply shook the TV industry in the 90s with his brilliant comic timing and humor quotient. This master of Talk Shows is second only to;
1. Satish Shah:
The younger lot probably knows nothing about him except as being the ever-funny Indravardhan Sarabhai in Sarabhai vs. Sarabhai. Shows he has worked in and was one of the leads? Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi, Ghar Jamai, Filmy Chakkar, Sarabhai vs. Sarabhai, the list is endless.