Soap Operas or Indian TV serials keep millions of people glued to their Television sets. They might be filled with drama or defy all sorts of logic or common sense, yet we love watching them!The small screen female artists have garnered a huge fan following with their bold fashion sense and melodramatic performances which make us teary-eyed!

Some of them have become so popular that they have virtually become a part of our everyday lives. We treat these women as our own and empathise with her while she is busy braving some unusual challenges and miseries in her reel-life.

In this article, we shall look into the list of 25 Most Popular Indian Television Actresses who have turned into small-screen celebrities!

Popular TV Actresses: Top 25 Female TV Artists of India


Read along to find out about the reigning queens of Indian television serials:

1. Hina Khan:


Hina Khan is one of the most hottest tv serial actresses of India. Her characters "Akshara" and "Komolika" in "Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai" and "Kasauti Zindagi Ki" respectively, have earned her huge fame. This Kashmiri beauty is one of the highest paid actresses in the country and was also named as the Top 50 Sexiest Asian women from 2013 to 2017. She also emerged as the runner up in the popular reality shows, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi and Big Boss.

2. Divyanka Tripathi:


Divya Tripathi is one of the most popular Hindi TV serial actresses who is a perfect combination of beauty and acting talent. The former Miss Bhopal has created quite an impact on the Indian audience with her stellar performances in Ye Hai Mohabbatein and Banoo Main Teri Dulhan. Divyanka also bagged the Indian Television Academy Award for best actress in Drama category. She along with her husband Vivek Dahiya emerged as winners in the dance reality show Nach Baliye Season 8.

3. Jennifer Winget:


Jennifer Winget is one of the leading stars of the Indian television. Her killer looks and acting prowess made her a small-screen sensation. Born in a Christian family, Jennifer will always be remembered for her roles "Maya" in Beyhadh and "Zoya" in Bepannah. She is also one of the highest paid actresses in India and the "Best Actress" awards many times. Jennifer married Karan Grover in 2012 and later got separated from him in 2014.

4. Nia Sharma:


When it comes to seducing the audience with her bold and killer looks, none can beat Nia Sharma. She has a massive fan following for her on-screen performances and social media pictures, which she regularly shares. Nia Sharma is ranked 3rd and 5th in Top 50 Sexiest Asian Women list in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Her role as "Maanvi" in EkHazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai made her a household name in India.

5. Rashami Desai:


Rashmi Desi is a cute and bubbly Indian Television actress who can also turn into a seductress if script demands! Rashmi is born in Assam and made her entry into entertainment business in 2004. Her acting career as a television artist began in 2006 with the serial "Raavan". Characters like "Tapasya Rathore" in Uttaran and "Shalaka" in Naagin 4 got her a well-deserved recognition by the audience and the serial makers alike. In 2010 she won the "Best Actress" and "Most Popular Actor in a Negative Role" for Uttaran.

6. Drashti Dhami:


DrashtiDami's character "Geet" in Geet: Hui SabseParayi is probably more popular than the actress herself. This Gujarati damsel is one of the top Indian television actresses who started her career in 2007 with the serial "Dill Mill Gaye". At one point of time, Dhami was called "Numero Uno" of Indian serials in Bombay times and also the most desirable woman by TellyChakkar. Dhami is well-known for her steller performances and glamorous on-screen presence

7. Mouni Roy:


Mouni Roy is one of the most-recognised television actress in India, who also made to the big screen. This Bengali beauty is a trained Kathak dancer who started her career in 2007 with the superhit serial "Kyun Ki SaasBhi Kabhi Thi". Her role as "Sati" in Devon ke Dev – Mahadev showed that Mouni has a come a long way as an actress. She bagged a meaty role in "Brahmastra" which has a huge starcast including Amitabh Bachchan and Nagarjuna Akkineni.

8. Shwetha Tiwari:


The character "Prerana" from KasautiZindagi Ki will always remain close to the hearts of people who watched TV serials between the period 2001-2008. This UP-born actress boasts of a really long television career from her debut in 1999 to the present. She also acted in numerous Hindi and Bhojpuri films. She also has the credit of being the first woman to win the reality show Big Boss season 4 in 2010.

9. Anita Hassandani:


Anita Hassandani Reddy is one of the most recognized actress in the country for her performances in Hindi serials and films. She also worked in the South Indian movie industry and have quite a few hits in her kitty. Talking of her television career, Anita potrayed some popular characters like "Anjali" in Kkvayanjali and "Shagun" in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. She also bagged many awards including "The Best Actress in Lead Role" and "Best Actress in Negative Role".

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10. Sanaya Irani:


Sanaya Irani is a well-established Indian television actress renowned for playing the role "Khushi" in IssPyaar Ko Main Kya Naam Doon?, which was well-receieved by the audience. Her other prominent roles include "Gunjan" in Miley Jab Hum Tum and "Parvati" in Rangrasiya. She was also listed in the People's Magazine 40 most beautiful women and won several awards like "Gr8! Face of the Year", "Boroplus Face of the Year" etc.

11. Surbhi Jyoti:


Surbhi Jyoti, better known as "Zoya" in Qubool Hai is one of the most good looking actresses of the Indian television. This Punjabi kudi started her journey in 2010 and received several applauds and accolades for her stunning performances. She also played 5 different characters in different seasons of the serial- Qubool Hai, which shows her versatility as an actress. Surbhi won many awards like "Most Fit Actress", "Gr8! Performer of the Year" etc.

12. Ankita Lokhande:


Ankita Lokhande is a successful Indian television actress who has also made a mark in Bollywood films. Her debut serial "Pavitra Rishta" earned her fame, popularity and meaty roles in other shows. Apart from serials, Ankita also took part in Comedy Circus, JhalakDikhlaJaa Season 4 which got her even more closer to her fans. She won a whopping 7 awards for her outstanding performance in the daily serial Pavitra Rishta.

13. Premi Vishwanath:


Premi Vishwanath is one of the most popular South Indian television actress who broke the stereotypes of dark skin with her character "Karthika" in KarthikaDeepam. It is a remake of the Malayalam serial "Karthuthamuthu" for which she even won the "Best Female Actress (new face)" Award. Although Premi is from Kerala, she has successfully become a household name in both the Telugu states.

14. Suhasini:


Suhasini is a well-established Telugu serial actress who also played many roles in Tollywood films. She started her acting career with the movie "Chantigadu" for which she got a lot of recognition. Her expressive eyes and strikingly beautiful looks made her a small-screen sensation. Some of her best portrayals are "Ganga" in Aparanji, "Aparna" in Idharuammayilu and "Girija" in GirijaKalyanam. Suhasini is one of the highest paid actress of the Telugu TV industry.

15. Navya Swami:


Navya Swamy is a famous Telugu serial actress who is known for playing lead roles in "Aame Katha" and "Naa Peru Meenakshi". Navya is a Kannadiga who did her education Mysore. She started her acting journey in Kannada serials and later bagged a big role in Radhika Sharathkumar's Tamil serial "Vaani Rani". After enjoying success as a protagonist, Navya also desires to play negative roles to test her acting skills.

16. Pallavi Ramisetty:


Pallavi Ramisetty is a popular Telugu serial actress who mostly worked with ETV. She played the lead role in "Bharyamani", which got her the Nandi award for Best Actress of Small screen. After getting the award of her dreams and huge recognition for the variations she showed as an actress, Pallavi bagged the main role in "AadadheAadharam" which is running successfully for the past few years. Apart from serials, Pallavi also appeared in many TV shows like Ali369, Cash etc.

17. Ashmitha Karnani:


Ashmitha Karnaniis a renowned Telugu movie actress who has acted in more than 15 serials. Although she was born in Rajasthan, Ashmitha made the Telugu TV industry her home and earned a huge fan following here. Her first serial was "Padmavyuham" in which she had dual roles of Gowri and Chamundeshwari. Other successful daily soaps include "Chandramukhi", "Ashtachamma", "MudduBidda" etc. Recently, she announced about putting a pause to her TV career and focus on her Youtube channel instead.

18. Haritha:


Haritha is one of the highest paid actress of South Indian television who is well as "Akhilandeshwari" in the Telugu states. Although quite young, Haritha prefers to play characters that are much older than her age like "Jagadeswari", "Annapoorna Devi" etc. Apart from her drama-filled performances, Haritha is also popular for her elaborate costumes and heavy jewellery. She is married to Jackie, who is a popular Telugu TV and film actor.

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19. Aishwarya Pisse:


Aishwarya Pisse hails from Karnataka but established her career in the Telugu serial industry. She has earned huge popularity for her role "Gowri" in Agni Sakshi. She also acted in many Tamil and Kannada serials like "PunarVivaha", "NinaikaTherinthaManamae" etc.Her character "Gowri" in the Telugu serial Agnisakshi got her a lot of recognition in regional TV. Aishwarya has a village-belle like innocent looks to which the audience get instantly connected.

20. Meghana Lokesh:


Meghana Lokesh is best known for her role "Sasirekha" in the popular Telugu serial, SasirekhaParinayam. This beauty has started her journey with the Kannada serial "Devi". However, it was after signing up with Star Maa did Meghana tasted fame and success. In another serial "KalyanaVaibhogam", Meghana played two characters "Manga" and "Nithya" in Zee Telugu. Other noteworthy TV soaps include Pavithra Bandham in Kannada and RakthaSambhandham in Telugu.

21. Sameera Sherif:


Sameera Sherif is one of the most beautiful Telugu serial actress who can show a lot of variations in her acting. In the looks department, Sameera can carry off any type of outfit with ease and comfort. She can look like a typical housewife and an enchanting seductress at the same time. Sameera started her acting career when she was just 15 years old. Some of her successful serials include "Bharyamani", "Prathibimbam", "Mangamma Gari Manuvaralu" and "PagalNilavu".

22. Rachitha Rachu:


Rachitha Mahalakshmi, fondly called as RachithaRachu is a popular Tamil serial actress who has made a mark for herself in the industry. Rachitha started her TV career in 2011 and currently working in the soap opera "Naam IruvarNamakkuIruvar 2" as Maha. Rachitha's character "Meenakchi" in the serial "Saravanan Meenatchi" earned her huge popularity after which she is called by the screen name than her real one.

23. Seetha Meghna Vincent:


Meghna Vincent is a famous South Indian actress who has played many superhit characters like "Amrutha", "Rohini" and "Seetha". Her role "Seetha" in particular became so popular that it became her first name. Meghna was born in Cochin and made her debut in 2010. She also participated in many reality shows and even tried her luck in movies. Meghna bagged prestigious awards like Asianet TV awards "Best Actress" and "Most Popular Actress".

24. Priyanka M Jain:


Priyanka Jain is one of the most prettiest Television actresses of South India. She predominantly works in Telugu and Kannada serials and her role "Ammulu" in MounaRagam got her a lot of attention from the audience. Priyanka was born in Bangalore and appeared in many Telugu and Kannada short films.

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25. Neelima Rani:


Neelima Rani is a popular Tamil serial actress who started her acting journey at the age of 15. She was born in Chennai and enacted as Radhika's daughter in 1998 Telugu serial, "IdhiKadhaKadhu". Neelima is a part of several successful Tamil serials like "Metti Oli", "Bhavani", "Vani Rani" etc. Apart from serials, Neelima also hosted a Tamil TV show "AzhagiyaSnehitiye" in 2014.

Those are some of the most popular Indian television actresses who are ruling the small screen! So, do you watch serials? If yes, who is your favorite? Also, if you know of any more such TV personalities who made it big, do let us know.

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