Top 10 Most Popular TV Serials In India – 2016

Top 10 Most Popular TV Serials In India – 2016

Indian TV serials have large audiences. Due to unique story plot few serials become popular among viewers. we have listed top 10 most popular series of Indian television-2016. We have taken into account historical, super natural,horror fiction,fantasy,mystery,Drama and many more genres for the purpose. Listing is based upon the Popularity of the serials. These Shows generated High TRP consistently throughout the year.

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1|Kumkum Bhagya| First episode -15 April 2014|
|Lead Cast –Sriti Jha,Shabbir Ahluwalia |
|Network -Zee TV|


It is the story of Sarla Arora, who runs a marriage hall, lives with the hope of seeing her two daughters happily married. Pragya, the elder daughter, is practical, hard working, teaches at a college. Bulbul, the younger daughter, has her head in the clouds, has a job, but hates her boss Purab. The show follows the lives of the two sisters and their hopes, dreams and aspirations.This serial has helped zee TV revive its viewership.

2|Ye Hai Mohabbatein| First episode-3 December 2013|
|Lead Cast – Divyanka Tripathi,Karan Patel |
|Network -Star Plus|


The show follows the love story of Ishita Iyer, who is a Tamilian and Raman Bhalla, who is a Punjabi. Ishita is sterile and gets attached emotionally to Raman’s daughter, Ruhi, who lives with her divorced father. Bhallas and Iyers are neighbours. Due to circumstances, Raman and Ishita marry each other for Ruhi’s custody and gradually fall in love with each other and lead a happy life. A feel good love story of two different Indian Cultures.

3|Sath Nibhana Sathiya| First episode- 3 May 2010|
|Lead Cast – Devoleena Bhattacharjee ,Mohammad Nazim |
|Network -Star Plus|


The show is based on the lives of two female cousins after their respective marriages within the household of the Modi family. It is the story of how Kokila Modi – the strict, strong-minded mother-in-law of Gopi, transforms the latter into a confident and smarter woman so that she gets accepted by her husband. The show mainly focuses on adoption of modern culture without forgetting the origins.

4|Sasural Simar Ka| First episode- 25 April 2011 |
|Lead Cast – Dipika Kakar,Dheeraj Dhoopar|
|Network -Colors TV|


Sasural Simar ka is one of the longest- running and widely popular series of Colors TV.It is a story of two close sisters, Roli and Simar, who fall in love with two brothers Siddhant and Prem. They get married to Bharadwaj Brothers and becomes the daughters-in-law of Bharadwaj family.supernatural creatures ,Daayan and Shaitan are the most interesting characters of the serial.Both bahus play an important role in helping Bharadwaj family against these characters.


5|Diya Aur Baati Hum| First episode- 29 August 2011 |
|Lead Cast – Deepika Singh,Anas Rashid |
|Network -Star Plus|


This show reflects the power of women in a very beautiful way. The Show has its twist and turn, and raise lots of social issues. Sandhya’s most significant journey to become an IPS officer is well depicted in the serial.Her husband Sooraj Rathi always stood by her.
6|Naagin-Series| First episode- 1 November 2015 |
|Lead Cast – Mouni Roy ,Arjun Bijlani |
|Network -Colors TV|


The story is of shivanya who wants to avenge for her parents. In the story ,there are five murderers out of which three is seen by Shivanya.These people killed a shivanya father to attain Naagmani, As part of her revenge, Shivanya enters into an Ankush’s house as a maiden, and his son Rithik, a kind-hearted and joyful young man, subsequently falls in love with her. Serial is most watched by viewers due to its interesting plot.

7|Brahmarakshas| First episode- 6 August 2016 |
|Lead Cast – Krystle D’Souza,Aham Sharma |
|Network -Zee TV|


BrahmarakshasHindi drama supernatural fiction television series, it is very interesting to watch this series as every plot is well crafted and it takes the viewers completely new world. The series is loosely based on fantasy thriller film, Jaani Dushman and the traditional fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast.

8| Udaan| First episode- 18 August 2014 |
|Lead Cast – Meera Deosthale,Paras Arora |
|Network -Colors TV|


Udaan a popular serial of colours TV unfolds a story of a bonded labourer of a wealthy landlord Kamal Narayan Rajvanshi. The story revolves around the hardship of female protagonist Chakor. Her mother is pregnant and the father dies. They ask for money from the wealthy landlord. He agrees to pay money, but in lieu of money, unborn baby was kept as collateral. once you watch the serial you will better understand heart touching moments of their life.


9| Swaragini| First episode- 2 March 2015 |
|Lead Cast – Helly Shah ,Tejaswi Prakash |
|Network -Colors TV|


One of the most popular shows of Colours TV. The story revolves around the two step-sisters, Swara and Ragini, abbreviated as Swaragini. Ragini Gadodia, Tejaswi Prakash, hails from a Marwari family. Whilst, Swara Bose, Helly Shah, belongs to a Bengali family. The two families have been living in Kolkata for several years. Furthermore, both of them hold equal dis-likeness for each other.

10|Chakravarti Ashok Samrat| First episode- 2 February 2015 |
|Lead Cast – Mohit Raina ,Siddhart Nigam |
|Network -Colors TV|


Show is about Emperor Ashoka struggles since his early days as Bindusara’s son till his reign as a ruthless emperor before he finally embraces Buddhism after the bloodshed in Kalinga.The show, later on focuses on the life of young Ashoka getting guidance from Chanakya who helps Ashoka against all obstacles.