Ten old classic Doordarshan serials that made your childhood better

Doordarshan became a plateform of entertainment and information. Where it served its audience with timeless serials like ‘Mahabharata’, ‘Shanti’, ‘Chandrakanta’, Doordarshan also made our childhood memorable by supplying us unlimited dose of entertainment via ‘Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne’, ‘Flop Show’, ‘DuckTales’, and ‘Dekh Bhai Dekh’.

Doordarshan top 10 serials

Doordarshan top 10 serials

Lucknow: For 80’s and 90’s kids there was a big technological leap, it was the time when television got its way into majority of Indian household. With its black ‘n’ white display it showed us the world, introduced to us its old fashioned yet classic series of serials.

Doordarshan became a plateform of entertainment and information. Where it served its audience with timeless serials like ‘Mahabharata’, ‘Shanti’, ‘Chandrakanta’, Doordarshan also made our childhood memorable by supplying us unlimited dose of entertainment via ‘Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne’, ‘Flop Show’, ‘DuckTales’, and ‘Dekh Bhai Dekh’.

Remembering today, the time when most of us used to think our serial’s characters live inside our television sets, let us take a ride into our innocent and naive childhood and watch for ourselves what shaped up our childhood:

Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne (1989 – 1990)

Lead: Raghubir Yadav
Episodes: 52
Directed by: Prakash Jha

Mahabharat (1988 – 1990)

Lead: Gajendra Chouhan, Nitish Bharadwaj, Mukesh Khanna
Episodes: 94
Directed by: Ravi Chopra

Flop Show (1991)

Lead: Jaspal Bhatti, Vivek Shouk
Episodes: 10
Directed by: Jaspal Bhatti

Alif Laila (1997 – 2002)


Lead: Shahnawaz Pradhan, Seema Kanwal
Episodes: 260
Directed by: Anand Sagar, Prem Sagar, Moti Sagar

Chandrakanta (1994 – 1996)

Lead: Shahbaaz Khan, Shikha Swaroop
Episodes: 130
Directed by: Nirja Guleri

Dekh Bhai Dekh (1993 – 1994)

Lead: Shekhar Suman, Farida Jalal, Navin Nischol etc.
Episodes: 66
Directed by: Anand Mahendroo

Duck Tales (1990)

Lead: To me, every character is the lead.
Episodes: 100
Directed by: Jymn Magon

Mowgli – The Jungle Book (1989 – 1990)

Lead: Of course Mowgli!
Episodes: 52
Directed by: Fumio Kurokawa

Shaktimaan (1997 – 2005)


Lead: Mukesh Khanna
Episodes: 520

Directed by: Dinkar Jani

Shanti – Ek Aurat Ki Kahani (1994)


Lead: Mandira Bedi
Episodes: Unknown

Directed by: Adi Pocha