Time and again, the Indian Television has unearthed rare gem of actresses. These beauties have ruled TV and the heart of audiences by their engaging performance. A typical TV soap lover lives by watching Sandhya multi-tasking as a police officer and a wife, learning how to keep everyone happy from Akshara and how to win hearts from Ishita. Take a look at the famous TV heroines that will be remembered for years to come.
Sanaya Irani (Khushi Kumari Gupta from Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon)
Sanaya as the chirpy, bubbly and adorable Khushi win over not just her hard-to-please husband Arnav aka Barun Sobti, but also the heart of the audiences. This was the role that made Sanaya the queen of many hearts.
Aamna Shariff (Kashish from Kahiin to Hoga)
Besides her good looks, the prettiness of Aamna’s on-screen character shone from beginning till the end of the series.
Drashti Dhami (Geet from Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi and Madhubala from Madhubala — Ek Ishq Ek Junoon )
TV queen is a word synonymous with Drashti Dhami. Be it for her portrayal of a brow-beaten forsaken wife in ‘Geet..’ or her role as a star in ‘Madhubala…’ Drashti has come a long way in this industry. While playing Geet gave her recognition, it was ‘Madhubala…’ that made her a luminary.
Hina Khan (Akshara in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai)
After watching Hina as Akshara on-screen for all these years, we can safely say that the industry is blessed to have her. Not just she is amazingly beautiful, but a powerhouse of talent as well. As a saintly human being, an obedient daughter, a dutiful wife and mother, and an intelligent professional, Akshara inspires others to follow her footsteps.
Shilpa Anand (Riddhima Gupta and Shilpa Malhotra from Dill Mill Gayye)
The lively, pretty and smart intern of ‘Dill Mill Gayye’ wowed the viewers but left them shaken by quitting the show to pursue a career in films down South.
Giaa Manek (Gopi from Saath Nibhaana Saathiya)
Giaa played the part of a docile and meek Gopi so well that her abrupt exit from the daily series waned the interest of the viewers towards the show. Her awkward expressions and that nervous tone when she said ‘maaji’ are still terribly missed.
Asha Negi (Purvi from Pavitra Rishta)
Asha came in the limelight not only for playing the part of the pretty Purvi Arjun Kirloskar, but also for her romantic liaison with co-star Rithvik Dhanjani.
Divyanka Tripathi (Ishita from Yeh Hai Mohabbatein )
Divyanka as Ishita Raman Bhalla in YHM got thumbs up for her straightforwardness, quick-wittedness and an apparent endearing quality.
Deepika Singh (Sandhya Rathi from Diya Aur Baati Hum)
Sandhya aka Deepika Singh taught us how to be ambitious without losing grip on the eternal humanitarian values. She showed by her example that it is possible to be professionally successful and yet be a good human. Her win over the orthodox Bhabho is symbolic of wisdom and truth’s victory over redundant old world customs.
Ankita Lokhande (Archana from Pavitra Rishta)
As a duty-bound, calm and endearing Archana, Ankita paved her way to the hearts of many fans. Who can forget her awesome chemistry with her onscreen husband and real life beau Manav aka Sushant Singh Rajput?
Surbhi Jyoti (In a double role as Zoya Farooqui and Sanam Ahmed Khan from Qubool Hain)
Surbhi proved in Qubool Hai that acting comes naturally to her. She is photogenic and looks convincing on-screen. A worthy find she is!
Juhi Parmar (As Kumkum from Kumkum)
Of all the female protagonists that featured in last decade’s soaps, Juhi Parmar as Kumkum was impressive. She became a household name in no time due to the show.
Kritika Kamra (Arohi from Kitani Mohabbat Hai)
Kritika left her NIFT studies mid-way to star as the lovely Arohi in ‘Kitni..’ with her former beau Karan Kundra. The deal worked in her favour as she went on to become one of the most searched celebs on the internet!
Nia Sharma (Roshni from Jamai Raja)
Nia turned a down-to-earth, family oriented and a pretty daughter of a rich and arrogant mother who hates liars and rich people, in ‘Jamai Raja’. Her character Roshni shaped up well and was liked by all.
Rati Pandey (Indira Sharma from Hitler Didi)
Rati adapted the character traits of ‘Hitler’ to play a self-sacrificing, serious woman who has forgotten to cherish life after facing the challenges life threw on her. Rati won ITA Award for GR8! Performer of the Year for playing Indira in the show.
Shweta Tiwari (Prerna from Kasauti Zindagi Ki)
Multiple marriages, pre-marital pregnancy, unending trials and tribulations marked Prerna aka Shweta Tiwari’s journey in Ekta Kapoor’s famous serial KZK. Shweta’s unique looks coupled with a moving plot of the show, made her bag enormous fame.