(Last Updated on : 27/06/2013)
Soap Queens of India are the Indian TV Actress
refer to the female actors who depict various characters in Indian television serials and soaps. Introduction of television in India led to the predominance of the media. The Soap operas were produced with a stereotypical storyline and characterization. The family shows in the soap operas were the ideals of the quintessential Indian Family. Often they are given that rapid attention as well. The typical Indian woman and other similar themes that have been portraying through this medium often vary from the practical world.
Some of the most popular Indian Television actresses are Sana Khan, Shilpa Shivananda, Achint Kaur
, Barkha Bisht
, Mandira Bedi
, Bhairavi Goswami, Gauri Pradhan
, Gurdeep Kohli
, Sangeeta Ghosh
, Surveen Chawla, Sanjeeda Sheikh
, Aamna Sharif
, Mona Singh
, Shama sikander
, Ragini Khanna, Ankita Lokhande, Hina Khan, Anupriya Kapoor, Shweta Tiwari, Pratyusha Banerjee
, Mansi Parekh, Kamya Punjabi, Sonal Sehgal, Shalini Chandran, Kirti Kelkar, Shruti Seth
, Shweta Salve
Currently, Indian Television serials have become equally popular as Hindi films. Not only India but also people of Bangladesh, Pakistan, Middle East and many other countries watch Hindi serials. Thus, any Indian TV actress is not only well known in the India but is much renowned abroad as well.
The current generation might know her as a host, a cricket host. But however she has a recognized presence prior to this. It's Shanti - Ek Aurat Ki Kahani which was aired on DD National
in 1994 and later on Star Plus
. The series did star Mandira Bedi
as Shanti in the main lead. Shanti had been the first entertainment drama series which had received loads of positive reviews and even in the contemporary times it is considered to be a classic show. The next show was based on four friends and ascertaining to their joys and sorrows. Aired on Zee TV
channel; it had almost captured the attention for five years. The series was popular as the first ever Indian soap on contemporary urban women, and was the first Hindi language
drama series. Navneet Nishan
had portrayed the character of Tara. Like Shanti this role has made a huge impact on women and had managed connect with the audiences across all the sections of society.
is another actress who had stormed the television with her acting prowess and her show Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi on Star Plus
had been an instant hit. The television audience would in actuality cry with her and would be happy when she was happy. Another acting bombshell is best known for playing the role of Parvati Agarwal and Priya Kapoor in the television serials Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii
and Bade Achhe Lagte Hain. She is none other than Sakshi Tanwar
whose character as Parvati Agarwal is still been talked about in the industry and among the audiences. She was India's favorite bhabhi, as she ruled the show right from 2000 - 2008. She was then back in limelight with the most talked about character in recent times, Priya Kapoor. The impact of that role had definitely made a positive impact in today's society.
is yet another actress whose role as Prerna in the TV show Kasauti Zindegi Ke had managed to impress the audience all over. Even Mona Singh in Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin who depicted the role of an unattractive nerd with braces over her teeth and odd style of dressing created wonders. The recent entry of Drashti Dhami and her role in Madhubala - Ek Ishq Ek Junoon too is making a positive impact on television audiences. Another one is Balika Vadhu; the power pact performance of Avika Gor as young Anandi and the elder Anandi aka Pratyusha Banerjee and Siddhi aka Keerti Nagpur from Parichay. Also, Disha Vakani aka Daya Jethalal Gada from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah are the notable actresses who have taken amicable steps to take forward the legacy of the actresses.