Longest Running TV Serials in India

TV serials have always garnered a lot of viewership in India. The characters of a show become a part of each household. People in India tend to connect themselves to the characters and their situations. Viewers often go through a cathartic experience while watching their favorite shows. Indian small screen has been running shows in various genres from comedy to thriller to daily soaps with some having as high as 3000 episodes to their credit. Some shows have been so popular that they got themselves a mention in Limca book of world records. Here we have got for you a list of some longest-running tv serials in India:

Top Longest Running TV Shows in India 


Debuted in the year 1998, this show has been running then for almost 20 years. CID has reached approximately 1500 episodes and ended on November 4th, 2018. It was a show that was loved by millions around the country.

Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah


This long-running comedy serial has been winning the hearts of its audience from the day of its inception. Running under the banner of Neela Telefilms as got itself written in Limca book of world records after completing its 1700th episode. This is the only longest-running comedy show. It has been getting audience love for highlighting social issues in a light manner leaving an impression upon the audience.

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Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai

Running under the banner of director’s cut product Ye Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai has been the fourth longest-running Indian television soap. The story of this daily soap started with the arranged marriage of two leads Akshara and Naitik trying to keep up their family traditions and values is still going strong showcasing the story of their offsprings. This serial has over 3155 episodes to its credits appreciated through various accolades. This is in fact, the show that gave TV star Hina Khan her break before she went on to do shows like Fear Factor and Bigg Boss.

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Bigg Boss


The television reality show, Bigg Boss, got aired for the first time in the year 2006 and has been hosted by Salman Khan. Due to its format, the show always attracts a lot of attention from its viewers. The show is currently airing its 14th season.

Kumkum Bhagya

Under the production of Balaji Telefilms, Kumkum Bhagya was aired on 15th April 2014. The story is about the love story of a humble teacher Pragya and rockstar Abhi. They both are destined to be together against all the odds. The serial’s over 1600 episodes are the result of the viewer’s love for the plot and story of this daily soap.

Let us know which daily soap you like to watch and which does not hold your attention!

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