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Popular Indian series in Turkey has gained great recognition in the last decade. Indian series (or better to put as “soap operas”) make up one of the biggest portions in the world’s TV industry. Its high popularity and the rising demand along with Turkish and Korean dramas has been shaking the world. So today, we are going to offer you the 15 Most Popular Indian Series List.

The reason why Indian soap operas so popular in Turkey is because they are colorful and traditional. Moreover, they consist of catchy soundtracks with magnificent and vivid songs. Besides, Indian series represent different social problems, which are still relevant in the Indian society. Let’s also add the young and talented actors and actresses of the Indian TV industry. The industry is pretty productive on account of a wide variety of players who have many fans in Turkey, as well.

The Adress of the Popular Indian Series in Turkey: Kanal 7

IndiaTimes made an interview with Zahid Akman, who is the general manager of the Kanal 7. He said, “We are very happy with the choice we have made to air a Star India drama. For us, “Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon” (“Bir Garip Aşk” in Turkish) is a magical love story told like a fairy tale.” By the way, Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon has become the first Indian TV series ever aired in Turkey.

So, let’s get to explore the Bollywood and our selection consists the some of the bests of Indian series & dramas.

15- Uttaran (“Kördüğüm” in Turkish)

The popular Indian series Uttaran - Kordugum (Featured Image-Dizi Haberleri).
The popular Indian series Uttaran – Kordugum (Featured Image-Dizi Haberleri).

The series lasted between 2008 and 2015. The series is a romantic-drama, which gained great success both in Turkey and the world. The story of the series revolves around the beautiful rich girl Tapasya and the poor man Ichcha who has no one in this life, but his mother. While watching the series, you will be witnessing a true love which breaks every taboo in life.

 

14- Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon (“Bir Garip Ask” in Turkish)

Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon is a very popular Indian series in Turkey. (Image Credit-BizAsia)
Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon is a very popular Indian series in Turkey. (Image Credit-BizAsia)

Set in Allahabad, Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 3 is an intense love story of revenge and redemption. Chandni Narayan Vashisth is ready to bear the burden of the crimes she didn’t commit to the man she loves. Advay Singh Raizada, on the other hand, struggles between love and revenge, passion, and pain.

13- Yeh Hai Mohabbatein (“Sev Yeter/Ask Bu” in Turkish) 

The popular Indian series Yeh Hai Mohabbatein is a warm family story. (Image Credit: The Indian Express)
The popular Indian series Yeh Hai Mohabbatein is a warm family story. (Image Credit: The Indian Express)

Ye Hai Mohabbatein, based on a novel Custody by Manju Kapoor, showcases divorce, infertility, remarriage, mature love, and deals with societal issues. It follows the story of Raman and Ishita who are connected by their common love for Raman’s little daughter Ruhi. Ishita is a Tamilian whereas Raman is a Punjabi.

 

12- Qubool Hai (“Zor Sevda” in Turkish)

The popular Indian drama Qubool Hai shares the story of two lovers. (Image Credit: Wikipedia)
The popular Indian drama Qubool Hai shares the story of two lovers. (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

It is the story of Zoya Farooqui from New York who comes to India. Furthermore, Ayaan Ahmed Khan, who is a charming boy. Asad Ahmed Khan learns to love and falls for Zoya, Haider Shaikh, and Humaira Haider Sheikh(Ketki Kadam). The story takes a 20-year leap. This dark drama will lock you in front of the screen.

11- Kumkum Bhagya (“Ah Kalbim” in Turkish)

Kumkum Bhagya — Ah Kalbim in Turkish. (Image Credit: Pinterest)
Kumkum Bhagya — Ah Kalbim in Turkish. (Image Credit: Pinterest)

The story is about Pragya Arora, a humble teacher, and a rock star Abhishek Mehra. Sarla Arora runs a marriage hall and lives with the hope of seeing her two daughters happily married. Pragya, the elder daughter, is practical, hardworking, and teaches at a college. Bulbul, the younger daughter, is outgoing and has her head in the clouds. The show follows the lives of the two sisters and their hopes, dreams, and aspirations.

 

10- Rang Rasiya (“Sensiz Olmaz” in Turkish)

Rang Rasiya (Image Credit-SifetBabo)
Rang Rasiya (Image Credit-SifetBabo)

Rangrasiya tells us the story of a village girl who is based on a rural village in Rajasthan and a BSD officer. They met at an encounter by the BSD army. It is told that the story is inspired by Shakespeare’s famous work ‘Othello’. The character of Othello is played by splendid actor Ashish Sharma and the character Desdemona is played the versatile actor Sanaya Irani. Both of them are portraying their roles very accurately. Within a short period of time, the couple Paro-Rudra (PaRud) had built a place in every youngster’s mind.

9- Beintehaa (“Benimsin” in Turkish)

Beintehaa — Benimsin (Image Credit-MX Player)
Beintehaa — Benimsin (Image Credit-MX Player)

Zain and Aliya are two equally headstrong individuals who don’t see eye to eye on anything. The story follows their journey from hate to discovering love. Thereby, you will love to witness the chancing balances between the duo and many others around them.

8- Madhubala Ek Ishq Ek Junoon (“Yalanci Bahar” in Turkish)

Madhubala Ek Ishq Ek Junoon (Image Credit-MX Player)
Madhubala Ek Ishq Ek Junoon (Image Credit-MX Player)

It is a typical Indian TV show based on the story of a girl and her struggle with her life ‘Madhubala’. So, she was born in dramatic situations on a movie stage. Furthermore, Vivian Dsena and Drashti Dhami share the leading roles.

7- Ek Baar Phir (“Tatli Bela” in Turkish)

Ek Baar Phir (Featured Image - Wikiwand)
Ek Baar Phir (Featured Image – Wikiwand)

Kalpana is a young girl living in a small community. She is thrilled when she receives a marriage proposal from a popular Bollywood movie actor named Mahender Kumar, which she accepts. So, they retrieved soon and married. Kalpana, later on, finds out that her husband is so busy with his career, that he has no time to spend with her. In order to complete a movie shoot, they travel to Britain, where Kalpana meets with a struggling student, who doubles as an artist as a living. She finds herself getting attracted to him. It will not be for long before her husband finds out about this, and the impact this will have on his career, and personal life.

6- Saraswatichandra (“İki Yabancı” in Turkish)

Saraswatichandra (Image Credit-Hotstar).
Saraswatichandra (Image Credit-Hotstar).

Saraswatichandra is a man living in Dubai. His life suddenly changes when it’s decided that he should get married to his father’s childhood best friend’s daughter Zarah. And so, she has been living in India. Meanwhile, it is another good example of a popular Indian series in Turkey.

5- Sapna Babul Ka Bidaai (“Deli Divane” in Turkish)

Sapna Babul Ka Bidaai (Image Credit: fanpop)
Sapna Babul Ka Bidaai (Image Credit: fanpop)

The trials and tribulations of sisters Ragini and Sadhna. Ragini and Sadhna are different in terms of beauty. So, the sisters are quite strong and they have no one in this life except for each other. They only hold themselves strongly in order to struggle against life. However, life always has surprises for the duo. What’s more, they are not familiar with them yet.

4- Swaragini (“Bıçak Sırtı” in Turkish)

Swaragini (Featured Image-Box Office Collection)
Swaragini (Featured Image-Box Office Collection)

Swaragini tells the story of the dead-end roads where two sisters of opposite character go for the sake of love, appears before the audience. The series takes place around two families living in Calcutta. One of them is from Marwar and the other is from the Bengali family. Swara Sanskaar Maheshwari is a modern, open-minded, cheerful, and emotional girl from a Bengali family. Ragini, on the other hand, is the shy, introverted, and highly devoted daughter of the Marwar family. Swara’s mother and Ragini’s father have a secret relationship in the past. Swara and Ragini learn that they are brothers. But there are big obstacles between the two.

3- Balika Vadhu (“İkimizin Yerine” in Turkish)

Balika Vadhu (Image Credit-Wikipedia)
Balika Vadhu (Image Credit-Wikipedia)

Set in rural Rajasthan, ‘Balika Vadhu’ traces the arduous journey of child bride Anandi from the brink of childhood to womanhood. So, married at the tender age of eight, Anandi had to accept and accustom herself to a new family of strangers and accept her roles as a friend, lover, wife and a daughter in law during childhood itself. So now, as a young adult, she faces new challenges as she tries to carve out her own identity in the world. ‘Balika Vadhu’ very sensitively portrays the plight of children who are unwittingly forced into marriage, in the name of tradition and have to bear the repercussions for the rest of their lives.

2- Saathiya (“Masum” in Turkish)

Saathiya (Image Credit-The Reporter Times)
Saathiya (Image Credit-The Reporter Times)

Gopi is in extreme depression after Ahem passed away. He has not smiled or talked for 4 years. Kokila decides to accept Dr. Krishna Raheja’s proposal of him marrying Gopi; on the wedding day, Gopi recovers, only to be unwillingly forced to marry Dr. Krishna. Jigar and Paridhi have undergone major personality changes. Moreover, they are no longer caring and family-oriented persons. Paridhi had kicked Sahir, Sonakshi, and their two sons out of Modi Bhavan, and gets Jigar’s other son Samar married to Monica, an arrogant fashionista.

Meanwhile, Meera hates Vidya as she holds the latter responsible for the former’s miscarriage, while the real culprit is Naiyya, Shravan’s sister. Gopi vows to reunite the Modis by taking over the family business, and eventually succeeds. It revealed that Krishna is Mansi’s brother, and so, he, Mansi, and Pramila (his mother) have come to take revenge on Gopi. Kokila hires Ahem’s look-a-like (Jaggi, an illegitimate son of Parag and Urvashi), to rescue Gopi.

1- Thapki Pyaar Ki (“Aşk Bir Rüya” in Turkish)

Thapki Pyaar Ki (Image Credit-Youtube)
Thapki Pyaar Ki (Image Credit-Youtube)

Take a look at the past episodes of ‘Thapki Pyar Ki’, the story of a woman who faces several problems with a positive perspective. And furthermore, she moves to a city in order to find a job and live independently. The genre of the series is drama and romance and moreover, it is one of the most popular Indian soap operas in Turkey.

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