(Last Updated on : 31/08/2013)
Indian TV personalities have adorned the Indian television with many prominent shows; serials and other entertainment packages with glamorous background and polished presentation. Television have had rendered them a platform, a identity and a personality and these personalities in turn have provided television the necessary boost up and the much needed popularity to the medium. Indian TV personalities comprise the Indian TV actors, actresses, directors, producers and other technicians. Like films, television is a team effort too. Working on the small screen can be quite hectic because the shows here are telecasted on a daily basis. Hence the actors and technicians work round the clock so that new episodes can be telecasted each day. Indian television abounds in serials in all Indian languages. These require proper stories, scripts, actors, directors, producers and other technicians. The process of making serials is more detailed than films. Hence a talented set of Indian TV personalities are required for making such melodramas successful.
Beside the daily soaps the Indian TV production houses are producing a variety of shows to cater to all kinds of viewers. The gifted Indian TV personalities have time and again proven their mettle in the field of acting, story telling, direction, camera works and others. With changing times the ways of working has altered in the film industry. In contemporary Indian TV personalities are as renowned as the movie actors. Hence there are costume designers for the performers, set designers for all kinds of shows and a bound script for every show.
Gone are the days when only film stars ruled the fashion world. Today the youngsters are influenced by Indian TV personalities too. Whether it is a Barkha Dutt hairdo or an Aamna Shariff style salwar kameez, these dictate the fashion world as well. Smriti Zubin Irani, an Indian actress, made her name an icon through the television soap 'Kyuki Saans Bhi Kabhi Bahu thi', in which she played the main character of Tulsi Virani. Prachi Desai, Saakshi Tanwar, Hiten Tejwani, Shweta Tiwari, Kavita Kaushik, Rakshanda Khan, Sanjeev Kapoor, Mohammad Iqbal Khan, Gurdeep Kohli and many others have curved their niche in the domain of entertainment through television. There are many actresses and actors who have popularised their names through talk shows and anchoring, like Mir Afsar Ali, Archana Puran Singh, Rannvijay Singh, Cyrus Broacha, Ashutosh Pandey and so on. Besides, Hindi television, the regional television channels also portray many TV personalities who have gained immense popularity in their respective regions.
While discussing about the television industry it must be remembered that there are several people who work behind the camera and these people are equally indispensable for the success of the show. To recognise the contribution of such Indian TV personalities several award ceremonies are organised annually.