List of Most Popular Indian Television Reality Shows and Soap Operas

The following are the popular Indian television reality shows and soap operas which is important for the exam. Sometimes questions on soap operas or realities shows and their host or persons associated with etc. are asked in matching type or chronological based type questions in UGC-NET exam.

Name of Programs Name of TV Channels
Kaun Banega Crorepati Sony
Indian Idol Sony
Comedy Nights with Kapil Sharma Sony
Crime Petrol Sony
Big Boss Colors and Sony
Dance India Dance Zee TV
India’s Best Dramebaaz Zee TV
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Zee TV
Pavitra Rishta Zee TV
Kumkum Bhagya Zee TV
Jodha Akbar Zee TV
Balika Vadu Colors TV
India’s Got Talent Viacom 18
Roadies MTV India
Koffee with Karan Star World India
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chasmah SAB TV
F.I.R SAB TV
Great Indian Laughter Challenge Star One
Kasauti Zindgi Kay Star Plus
Savdhaan India Life OK
Munshi (Social) Asianet News (Malyalam)
Humlog (1984)Doordarshan
Buniyaad (1986)DD National
Ramayana (1987)DD National
Mahabharat (1988)Doordarshan

Related Question asked in UGC NET Exam (December 2009- Paper II – Mass Communication & Journalism)

Which of the following is the correct sequence of television soaps according to their telecast ?

(A) Hum Log, Ramayana, Mahabharat, Buniyaad

(B) Hum Log, Buniyaad, Mahabharat, Ramayana

(C) Hum Log, Buniyaad, Ramayana, Mahabharat

(D) Buniyaad, Hum Log, Ramayana, Mahabharat

Correct Answer: (C)

Explanation: Hum Log is an Indian television soap opera and also the first serial drama series in India. It began telecast on Doordarshan, India’s national network on 7 July 1984, then the only television channel of India.

Buniyaad is an Indian television soap opera directed by Ramesh Sippy and Jyoti. The series was written by Manohar Shyam Joshi and dealt with the Partition of India in 1947 and its aftermath. It first aired in 1986 on the Indian state television channel DD National.

Ramayan is an Indian historical television series based on ancient Indian Sanskrit epic of the same name. The show was originally aired between 1987 and 1988 on DD National. It was created, written, and directed by Ramanand Sagar.

Mahabharat is an epic Indian television series based on the ancient Sanskrit epic of the same name. The original airing consisted of a total of ninety-four episodes and were broadcast from 2 October 1988 to 24 June 1990 on Doordarshan. It was produced by B. R. Chopra and directed by his son, Ravi Chopra.

Explanation sources: wikipedia

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