I have just collected some of the famous TV serials most of us grew up watching.
Just Mohabbat was one of the coolest shows that we all have watched in our childhood days. The show was about Jai, a 10-year-old kid dealing with his life, family, friends (Madhur, Roma, Sanjay), and an imaginary friend named Gautam. And there goes the background music, “Boom Boom Boom Boom.”
Do you remember?
The role of Roma was played by Avantika Malik (Imran Khan’s wife).
Kunaal Roy Kapur played the role of Sanjay.
The role of Jai’s teen years was played by Vatsal Sheth (who played Raj’s role in the film Tarzan: The Wonder Car).
Yash Tonk played the role of Harveer Singh Sodhi.
2. DEKH BHAI DEKH
Dekh Bhai Dekh was one of the most loved comedy serials of all time, which Jaya Bachchan produced. The story was about the Diwan family’s three different generations and how they deal with their relationship and business troubles.
Urvashi Dholakia played the role of Shilpa (remember Komolika).
The role of Vishal Diwan was played by Sunny Singh (recently seen in the film Paathshala).
Natasha Singh played the role of Kirti Diwan.
Sushma Seth played the role of Sarla Diwan.
3. HUM PAANCH
Hum Paanch was the funniest serial of our childhood days. Do you remember Sweety, who used to feel that it’s her duty to open the door whenever the doorbell rings while singing out loud? And Kajal, the tomboy, who wished she was born a boy? And Anand Mathur’s first wife, who is dead but still talks with him through her portrait?
Vandana Pathak played the role of Meenakshi Mathur (now plays the role of Gaura in Saath Nibhaana Saathiya).
Vidya Balan played the role of Radhika Mathur.
Khichdi is a serial about a dysfunctional Parekh family. Do you remember some of the dialogues like, “Maine toh pehle hi kaha that ki yeh ladki Raju ke liye theek nahi hai”– Babuji, “Bade Log Bade Log”– Chakki and Jackky, “Kissi ko pata nahi chalega”– Himanshu, “Mujhe lagta hai ki”– Jignesh, and “Main toh thak Gayi bhaisaab”– Hansa.
Tina Parekh played the role of Melissa Parekh.
Ami Trivedi played the role of Mira Parekh.
5. SHAKA LAKA BOOM BOOM
Shaka Laka Boom boom was the serial which was about a child who found a magical pencil to solve all his problems. This pencil’s uniqueness was that it could bring out into life whatever the person draws. And being a 90’s kid, you would have surely watched this serial and tried it out with your pencil.
The role of Karuna was played by Hansika Motwani.
Jennifer Winget played the role of Piya.
The role of Tito was played by Madhur Mittal (known for Salim Malik’s role in the film Slumdog Millionaire).
Aditya Kapadia played the role of Jhumru (now playing the role of Shon in Suryaputra Karn).
Tanmay Jahagirdar played the role of Sunny (recently seen in the film Ab Tak Chhappan 2)
6. SON PARI
Son Pari was a serial about a little girl named Fruity who receives a magical gem, which, when rubbed, a fairy named Son Pari with her friend Altu appears to help her. It was one of the most popular serials we watched in our childhood.
The role of Ruby was played by Deepshika (recently seen in the film Second Hand Husband).
The role of Kaali Pari was played by Upasana Singh (Pinky Bua in Comedy Nights with Kapil).
Ashok Lokhande played Altu uncle’s role (Playing Arun Rathi’s role in Diya Aur Baati Hum).
7. KARISHMA KA KARISHMA
Karishma ka Karishma was an Indian remake of the popular American serial Small Wonder. The story is about a scientist Vikram who designed a life-like Robot named Karishma. He aimed to make it behave like a human as time goes on. The serial gained huge popularity because it was one of its kind of serial in India.
Sanjeev Seth played Vikram’s role (known as Vishambharnath Maheshwari in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata hai).
The role of Sheetal was played by Tisca Chopra (known as Swati in the film ABCD 2).
8. HIP HIP HURRAY
Hip hip hurray a show made for teenagers and showed how they deal with the problems concerning them, such as dating, careers, exams, in a light-hearted manner. The serial showed everything a teenager would relate to, such as having problems with teacher and family, falling in love, suffering from heart-breaks, experiencing mental pressure during exams, and the list goes on.
Vishal Malhotra played the role of John.
Vinay Pathak played the role of Vinny Sir.
Shabbir Ahluwalia played the role of Purab (Prishita’s brother).
The role of Mazhar was played by Purab Kohli (presently seen in an American serial Sense 8).
Kishwar Merchant played the role of Nonie.
Sanjay Mishra played the role of Chandragupta, sir.
9. TU TU MAIN MAIN
Tu tu main main was the best comedy serial that portrayed the arguments and bickering of the saas-bahu. Because of the huge popularity and demand, a sequel to it was made that was named Kadvee Khatti Meethi. Sachin Pilgaonkar directed both the serials.
Reema Lagoo played the role of Devaki Verma.
Mahesh Thakur played the role of Ravi Verma.
Sachin Pilgaonkar played the role of Chandan.
Resham Tipnis played the role of Guddie.
10. SARABHAI VS SARABHAI
Sarabhai vs. Sarabhai was the second-best comedy serial that gave us a peep into the arguments and bickering of saas-bahu, baap-beta, and so on. We still remember the dialogue, “It’s so middle class,” and obviously the poems of Rosesh.
Ratna Pathak Shah played the role of Maya Sarabhai (last seen in the movie Khoobsurat).
Sumeet Raghavan played the role of Sahil Sarabhai.
The role of Sonya Sarabhai was played by Kshitee Jog (who plays Naitik’s stepmother Devayani in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai).
11. SHARARAT- THODA JAADU, THODI NAZAAKAT
Shararat was a fantasy sitcom about a girl named Jiya who is a fairy with supernatural powers and her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. After becoming an adult, she was trained by her mother and grandmother to become the World’s best fairy. The show was a bit similar to the American show Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.
Shruti Seth played the role of Jiya Malhotra.
Karanvir Bohra played the role of Dhruv.
Harsh Vashisht played the role of Raja.
The role of Pritika was played by Delnaaz Irani.
12. PRINCESS DOLLY AUR USKA MAGIC BAG
Princess dolly aur uska magic bag, earlier known as Hello Dollie, was an action-adventure series about a young and innocent girl named Dollie who had an unusual habit of dreaming.
Karan Singh Grover played the role of Aman.
Benaf Dadachandji played the role of Lopa.
Suhasini Mulay played the role of Queen of Suryavansh.
13. CHI AND ME
Chi and me was a science fiction serial made for children. The story is about Sachin, who finds his best friend in an alien named “Chi.”
Akshay Anand played the role of Rahul.
Gulfam Khan played the role of Mrs. Khanna.
14. FAMILY NO.1
Family no.1 was a comedy serial about six kids of two families (3 kids from each) living together as a single-family. They get the house partitioned because of their problems with each other and always ended up criticizing the other family.
Kanwaljit Singh played the role of Deepak Malhotra.
15. VIKRAM BETAL
Vikram Betal was a serial based on Indian Mythology, which us entertain kids while teaching them life lessons. It used to get aired on DD National.
This entire list reminds me of my childhood days and makes me super nostalgic. I hope you enjoyed this little ride back to our childhood days!
Sneha Lodha is a media student who loves to write and interact with people.