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Top 5 Longest Running Indian Soap Operas List

Indian soap operas have been running since the Television first came to India. What would we be without the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata playing on DD1?

But would you believe that they are not the ones who have the most episodes?

If you thought it was Kyuki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi then you’re still wrong. While it is a contender, actually it is another series that will shock you.

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So, let’s jump into the list of the top 5 Indian Soap Operas with the Most Episodes:

Top 5 Soap Operas with the Most Episodes:  


Number of Episodes: 7000  (as of 19 June 2020)

First Aired on 2000

This Malayali political satire, aired on Asianet is a great watch for all. With 6850 episodes this series is considered to be the longest-running soap serial in India. Set in a secular environment it shows how different people from different walks of life hold different religious and political outlooks.

2)Rasoi Show

Number of Episodes: 5100

First Aired on 2005

The Rasoi Show is another serial that has over 5100 episodes to its name. It is the longest-running cooking show in India that is broadcasted on Colors Gujarati. The show is one of the longest-running not only in India but Asia as well. Tune in to watch different guests cook their take on wholesome Gujarati food.


Number of Episodes: 4200

First Aired on 2005

Another cooking show that has over 4200 episodes. Rannaghor is a Bengali series that airs on Zee Bangla. It is the longest-running serial on Bengali television to date. Every episode someone new is invited to prepare a delicacy that they have perfected.

4)Char Divas Sasuche

Number of Episodes: 3200

First Aired on 2001

This Marathi soap opera aired on ETV Marathi and has over 3200 episodes. The series revolves around a love-hate relationship between a mother-in-law and her daughter-in-law. Watch as each tries to supersede the other when it comes to the well-being of their family.

5)Aadade Aadharam

Number of Episodes: 3110

First Aired on 2009

This Telugu serial aired on ETV Telugu and has about 3110 episodes. The series is about Amrita, a lawyer who is struggling to move forward in her life while navigating through the various issues she faces. Striving to make a place for herself in society, she fights to get justice and save her name by putting her kidnappers behind bars. Watch as she fights against the ideas of morals and how they are tired of women.

Some Honourable Mentions

The serials mentioned above are the top 5 Indian Soap Operas with the Most Episodes. But some honourable mentions should not be forgotten:

  1. Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai (2009) – 3045 Episodes
  2. Savdhaan India (2012) – 3000 Episodes
  3. Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma (2008) – 2953 Episodes
  4. Manasu Mamatha (2011) – 2640 Episodes
  5. Balika Vadhu (2008) – 2245 Episodes
  6. Crime Patrol (2003) – 2210 Episodes
  7. Saath Nibhana Saathiya (2010) – 2184 Episodes
  8. Sasural Simar Ka (2011) – 2063 Episodes
  9. Yeh Hai Mohabbatein (2013) – 1897 Episodes
  10.  Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (2000) – 1833 Episodes


Indian soap operas have been a part of our lives since we can remember. From the days of Mahabharata and Ramayana to present-day Khatron Ki Khiladi serials, soaps have always been there for us.

After all, if there weren’t any soap serials to watch, what would family members fight about? Let us know if you agree with the listings and which ones shocked you the most.

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