List of longest-running Indian television series

This is a list of the longest-running Indian television series, ordered by number of years the show has been aired. This list includes only series produced in India. Series broadcast within India, but produced in other countries are not included.

Series shaded in light blue are currently in production.

Over 30 years

Length
(years)
Title Network Language Genre Number of
Episodes
Notes
52 Krishi Darshan[1] DD National
DD Kisan
Hindi Agriculture Longest running television series in India.
37 Chitrahaar DD National Hindi Music 2,000
30 Rangoli DD National Hindi Music 1,500

20–29 years

Length
(years)
Title Network Language Genre Number of
Episodes
Notes
26 Cinemala[2] Asianet Malayalam Satire 1,000
24 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Zee TV Hindi Reality 1,568 Longest running television series on private television in India.
21 CID[3] Sony Entertainment Television Hindi Procedural drama 1,547 Longest ran crime show in India.
20 Aahat[4] Sony Entertainment Television Hindi Supernatural

Horror

556

10–19 years

Length
(years)
Title Network Language Genre Number of
Episodes
Notes
19 Kaun Banega Crorepati Star Plus
Sony Entertainment Television
Hindi Game show 807 Longest running game show in India.
19 Khana Khazana Zee TV Hindi Cooking show 649 Longest ran cooking show in India.
18 Munshi Asianet News Malayalam Satire 6,796
18 Sancharam Asianet
Safari TV
Malayalam Travel show 1,581 Longest running travel show in India.
17 Thatt Antha Heli[5] DD Chandana Kannada Game show 3,250
16 Crime Patrol Sony Entertainment Television Hindi Procedural drama 2,230
14 Rasoi Show Colors Gujarati Gujarati Cooking show 5,054
14 Rannaghor Zee Bangla Bengali Cooking show 4,139
14 Nach Baliye Star Plus Hindi Dance show 201
13 Bigg Boss Colors TV
Sony Entertainment Television
Hindi Reality 1,139
13 Super Singer Star Vijay Tamil Reality 1,000+
12 Star Mahila ETV Telugu Telugu Game show 3,181
11 Char Divas Sasuche[6] Colors Marathi Marathi Soap opera 3,200 Longest ran soap opera.
11 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah[7] Sony SAB Hindi Sitcom 2,883 Longest running Indian Sitcom.[8]
11 Abhishekam[9] ETV Telugu Telugu Soap opera 3,374 Longest running soap opera in India.
11 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai[10] Star Plus Hindi Soap opera 3,060 Longest running Hindi soap opera.[8]
11 Aadade Aadharam ETV Telugu Telugu Soap opera 3,220
10 Yes Boss SAB TV Hindi Sitcom 631
10 Surabhi DD National

Star Plus

Hindi Cultural 415

5–9 years

Length
(years)
Title Network Language Genre Number of
Episodes
Notes
9 Didi No. 1 Zee Bangla Bengali Game show 3,679
9 MasterChef India Star Plus Hindi Cookery 100+
8 Manasu Mamatha[11] ETV Telugu Telugu Soap opera 2,748
8 Balika Vadhu[12] Colors TV Hindi Soap opera 2,245
8 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi[13] Star Plus Hindi Soap opera 1,833
8 Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii[14] Star Plus Hindi Soap opera 1,661
8 F.I.R. SAB TV Hindi Sitcom 1,323
8 Saas, Bahu Aur Betiyan Aaj Tak Hindi News program 3,080
7 Savdhaan India Life OK
Star Bharat
Hindi Procedural drama 2,918
7 Home Minister Swapna Gruh Lakshmiche Zee Marathi Marathi Game show 2,647
7 Saath Nibhaana Saathiya Star Plus Hindi Soap opera 2,184
7 Mangala Gowri Maduve[15] Colors Kannada Kannada Soap opera 2,135 Longest running Kannada soap opera.
7 Sasural Simar Ka Colors TV Hindi Soap opera 2,063
7 Lakshmi Baramma Colors Kannada Kannada Soap opera 2,054
7 Saravanan Meenatchi Star Vijay Tamil Soap opera 1,765
7 Solvathellam Unmai Zee Tamil Tamil Soap opera 1,621
7 Agnisakshi Colors Kannada Kannada Soap opera 1,514
7 Kumkum - Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan StarPlus Hindi Soap opera 1,449 Longest-ran soap opera in the afternoon slot in India.
6 Swathi Chinukulu ETV Telugu Telugu Soap opera 1,931
6 Yeh Hai Mohabbatein[16] Star Plus Hindi Soap opera 1,895
6 Valli[17] Sun TV Tamil Soap opera 1,961 Longest ran Tamil soap opera.
6 Pudhcha Paaul Star Pravah Marathi Soap opera 1,943
6 Chandra Mukhi ETV Telugu Telugu Soap opera 1,850
6 To Aganara Tulasi Mun Zee Sarthak Odia Soap opera 1,839
6 Antahpuram ETV Telugu Telugu Soap opera 1,755
6 Bharyamani ETV Telugu Telugu Soap opera 1,741
6 Beharbari Outpost Rengoni Assamese Sitcom 1,601 Longest running Assamese series.
6 Uttaran Colors TV Hindi Soap opera 1,549
6 Kolangal Sun TV Tamil Soap opera 1,533
6 Kasthuri Sun TV Tamil Soap opera 1,533
6 Chidiya Ghar SAB TV Hindi Sitcom 1,522
6 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Star Plus Hindi Soap opera 1,423
6 Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki Sahara One Hindi Soap opera 1,387
6 Bhabhi Star Plus Hindi Soap opera 1,328
6 Vani Rani Sun TV Tamil Soap opera 1,743
6 Koppiyam Raj TV Tamil Procedural drama 990
6 Tu Tu Main Main DD National

Star Plus

Hindi Sitcom
6 Kalyana Parisu Sun TV Tamil Soap opera 1,745
5 Flavours of Gujarat Colors Gujarati Gujarati Cooking show 1,729
5 Kumkum Bhagya[18] Zee TV Hindi Soap opera 1,500
5 Amruthavarshini[19] Star Suvarna Kannada Soap opera 1,724
5 Agnipariksha Zee Bangla Bengali Soap opera 1,533
5 Parasparam[20] Asianet Malayalam Soap opera 1,524
5 Attarintiki Daredi ETV Telugu Telugu Soap opera 1,522
5 Maa....Tomay Chara Ghum Ashena Star Jalsha Bengali Soap opera 1,508
5 Chandralekha Sun TV Tamil Soap opera 1,540
5 Diya Aur Baati Hum Star Plus Hindi Soap opera 1,487
5 Daily Bonus[21] Colors Gujarati Gujarati Reality 1,474
5 Thirumathi Selvam Sun TV Tamil Soap opera 1,360
5 Deivamagal Sun TV Tamil Soap opera 1,466
5 Karuthamuthu Asianet Malayalam Soap opera 1,450
5 Pavitra Rishta Zee TV Hindi Soap opera 1,424
5 Rashi Zee Bangla Bengali Astrology 1,395
5 Avargal Sun TV Tamil Soap opera 1,372
5 Mogali Rekulu Gemini TV Telugu Soap opera 1,368
5 Ashta Chemma Star Maa Telugu Soap opera 1,357
5 Nadhaswaram Sun TV Tamil Soap opera 1,356
5 Puttadi Bomma ETV Telugu Telugu Soap opera 1,356
5 Udaan Sapnon Ki Colors TV Hindi Soap opera 1,352
5 Thendral Sun TV Tamil Soap opera 1,340
5 Agnipoolu Gemini TV Telugu Soap opera 1,326
5 Mundhanai Mudichu Sun TV Tamil Soap opera 1,325
5 Anandham Sun TV Tamil Soap opera 1,297
5 Athipookal Sun TV Tamil Soap opera 1,272
5 Baa Bahu Aur Baby Star Plus Hindi Sitcom 559

See also

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