Indian Television has been a steady source of Entertainment. A wide range of fictional drama shows on TV from various genres bring consistent viewership. So based on TRP, its social impact on the audience, and its story, we have listed the top 10 TV Serials in India in 2023.
Here are the ten Indian TV shows (Hindi) which have impacted Indian audiences!
Anupamaa has achieved pioneer and cult status as an iconic Indian TV serial due to Rupali Ganguly’s and Gaurav Khanna’s exceptionally spectacular performances in the pivotal role that emotionally not only resonates with audiences but also show a progressive storyline tackling many social issues, especially against patriarchal oppression. If we talk about TRP, Its record-shattering viewership for over 1000 episodes proves its foundation as a numero uno show on TV.
2. Shiv Shakti – Tap Tyaag Tandav
We all know that Mythological shows have a separate fan base, but only a few resonated with mass audiences. We have seen the impact of such mythological shows viz Ramayana, Mahabharat, Devon Ke Dev Mahadev, and Mahakali – Ant hi Aarambh hai. This year too one show that is standing as one of the top shows even after having very tough competition is “Shiv Shakti – Tap Tyaag Tandav”. Even after adding too much of daily soap masala elements, this show has maintained its viewership. The chemistry of Ram Yashvardhan as Shiva and Subha Rajput as Adi Shakti is amazing. It is the backbone of the show.
3. Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin Season 2
Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin Season 2 the another spicey treat for love story watchers. The drama is a sequel to GHKPM season 1 and welcomes fresh faces – Bhavika Sharma as the outspoken Savi, daughter of Sai, and popular actor Shakti Arora playing suave teacher-director Ishaan Bhosale who leads the college Savi attends. Though romance simmers between them, Ishan’s affection often gets misunderstood by the quick-tempered Savi, leading to humorous and heartwarming moments. Shakti and Bhavika’s great performances, screen presence, and endearing chemistry have struck a chord with audiences even as Savi and Ishaan’s backstories raise intrigues about their fate.
4. Bhagya Lakshmi
Aishwarya Khare’s empathetic performance as the progressive “Lakshmi”, makes Bhagya Lakshmi a great TV Show. The show has a compelling storyline that advocates the empowerment of a woman through Lakshmi’s journey. From her being coerced into a contract marriage and finding the strength to the melodrama with social commentary, the show adds the complexity of relationships through authentic character arcs of the supporting cast like Rohit Suchanti who is playing Lakshmi’s conflicted husband Rishi. Timely addressing issues like female oppression, Bhagya Lakshmi makes for a well-acted and socially relevant drama.
5. Imlie Season 3
Since September 2023, Imlie 3 stars Adrija Roy as Imlie and Sai Ketan Rao as the third generation. In a village named Purvaiya, Imlie and Atharva’s younger daughter, (also named) Imlie works as a bar singer to gather money for her dead elder sister, Kairi’s son, Ashu. Agasthya, a NRI businessman comes from London to meet his grandmother in the village where their paths meet. The Imlie 3 like the previous two sequels focuses on the Urban – Rural love story. Imlie 3 managed to stay in the TRP chart throughout 2023.
6. Katha Ankahee
Captivating audiences with Aditi Sharma as Katha Singh and Adnan Khan as Viaan’s complex chemistry and awful relationship rising above societal norms, Katha Ankahee directly connects with the emotional chord and conveys resilience of widowed women through Katha’s inspirational perseverance battling cancer, judgment, and finding agency – depicting the strength, sacrifice, and redemption across its rational take on gender roles. Powered by hard-hitting social commentary and authentic emotional arcs around family and identity, Katha Ankahee makes one of the most anticipated TV shows in 2023.
7. Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma
A Legendary Comedy Show is making the audience laugh since 2008. It is the love from the audience that it is still putting the show’s TRP on the top 10 and making Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma (TMKOC) as the top 10 TV shows of 2023. Dilip Joshi is a celebrated Indian actor best known for his iconic portrayal of Jethalal Champaklal Gada in the show. His impeccable comic timing and endearing performance have made Jethalal a beloved character among viewers. There are many silly female characters in comedy TV shows but Daya Bhabhi is the longest-portrayed silly TV character. Her silly behavior is making people laugh since 2008. She is one of the most sustaining, cute, and funny characters on Indian TV.
8. Parineetii (TV series)
Story of two friends Pari and Neeti. Pari married an arrogant and selfish Rajeev Bajwa. Anchal Sahu and Tanvi Dogra were cast as the lead Parineet and Neeti. Ankur Verma was cast as Rajeev. The show mesmerized a segment of the audience. This show however initiated as one of a kind show but eventually rose to TRP charts due to rural dialogues.
9. Yeh Hai Chahatein
The third season of Yeh hai Chahatein is working better than the second. The force of the show is “Shagun Sharma” as IAS Kashvi “Kashu” Khurana Bajwa and very cute Pravisht Mishra as IAS Arjun Bajwa. Netizens are crazy for the two. Destiny gives Nayanthara and Samrat a second chance at love. Later died in a Bomb blast. Their daughter, Kashvi, is in love with her childhood friend Arjun, who in turn is in love with Mahima, paving the way for a twisted love triangle. Circumstances force Kashvi to marry Arjun but separated due to the evilness of Mahima. Kashvi is now an IAS Officer.
10. Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata hai
The legendary Show “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata hai” has been a favorite show of viewers for more than a decade. Though because of the banner the show is on TRP charts, but so many experiments like the death of Abhinav, a popular character in the show has made audiences upset with the storyline. It was played by Jay Soni. Viewers were in love with Jay Soni. It showed a tremendous drop in TRP ratings. Still, the Audience loves YRKKH and it is in our list as one of the top shows of 2023.