1. Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hai , Director- Shashank Bali
This comedy series on &TV, inspired by the 1995 Hindi serial Shrimaan Shrimati, revolves around two humorous neighbouring couples residing in a small town of Kanpur. This show depicts how the two husbands, Manmohan Tiwari ( Rohitash Gaud) and Vibhuti Narayan Mishra (
Aasif Sheikh), don’t ever miss a chance to impress each other’s wives.
2. Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai , Director: Romesh Kalra,
Premiering on Star Plus, this is the story of a young couple, Naitik and Akshara, belonging to a Marwari joint family in Udaipur. The series depicts the beauty with which both of them tackle the daily happenings in their household and fulfil all their duties, never compromising on the love the two of them have for each other and their families.
Naagin' , Director- Santram Varma
This fantastic, magical realistic series on Colors is an eternal saga of love and rebel. The story is about two ‘Ichchhadhari Naagin’ sisters who seeks to take revenge for their parents’ killings and also save the precious ‘Naagmani’ from predators. This show has been ruling the charts from it’s Inception.
Udaan' , Producer-
This Indian television drama show aired on Colors and is based on the movie of the same name. It highlights the issue of bonded labourers in Indian villages and the exploitation that these people face by some wealthy landlords of the village. This show is a kind of message-oriented one which we get to very rare on television.
Kumkum Bhagya , Director-
Sameer Kulkarni, Sharad Pandey
Aired on ZEE TV, this show has been based on the novel Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. The romantic drama series revolves around a Punjabi woman who runs a marriage hall and wishes to get her two daughters married happily. This show has been nominated for several awards like ITA Best Serial Award, etc. It is one of the best shows currently running.
6. Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma , Director- Harshad Joshi, Malav Rajda
This entertaining sitcom aired on SAB TV has been based on the column Taarak Mehta ka Duniya Ne Oondha Chashma written by Taarak Mehta for the Gujarati weekly magazine “
Chitralekha”. The show depicts how all the society members of Gokuldham Society of Mumbai come together to help each other face common real-life challenges. This show also depicts the beautiful bonding of neighbours and one’s love for another.
Jamai Raja , Director- Rohit Diwedi
Jamai Raja is the story of Sidharth, a dashing gentleman, who right after his marriage takes up a challenge of repairing the estranged relationship between his wife and mother-in-law. The show tries to break the convention that women have the sole responsibility to manage their household.
Swaragini' , Director-
This Colors TV show revolves around the lives of two half sisters- Swara, belonging to a Bengali family, and Ragini, belonging to a Marwari family, who make a successful attempt at uniting their parents who had been separated since long ago.
Mere Angne Mein , Director-
This Indian soap opera aired on Star Plus, is about a typical middle-class family of Uttar Pradesh which lives in Shanti Sadan, run by Shanti Devi, a very authoritative, bossy woman. The serial depicts what happens when Riya, a modern girl, enters Shanti Devi’s family after getting married to her grandson. The show is all about the challenges faced by Riya that are laid in front of her by Shanti Devi.
10. Diya Aur Baati Hum , Director-
Rohit Raj Goyal
This Indian television show on the Star Plus channel is the story of Sandhya and how she trains as an Indian Police Officer, in spite of getting married in a very conservative middle-class family of Pushkar. It shows how Sandhya struggles with her bossy mother-in-law who does not accept her as an IPS officer. This show is an inspiration to all the ladies out there who dreams of becoming something in their lives but couldn’t due to certain reasons. This show ruled the charts for a long period of time.