Reminiscing 7 Childhood TV Shows That 90’s Generation Can Never Forget

| April 1 , 2018 , 19:50 IST

In a time where the period of TV shows is barely three-four months, we often reminisce shows that aired in the 90s. Those shows not only ran for years but also imprinted a lasting impression on our minds.

From Shaktimaan to Raja Aur Rancho, the 90’s was an era when television shows catered to the whole family. Shows of that time quite seems more joyful then of the Saas-Bahu shows of today and those lucky enough to grow up during that era would surely remember these 7 TV shows of 90’s that we have dished out for you.

We have some sweet memories of those classic days. Let us take you on a journey to the 1990s when Indian Television was at its best.

Alif Laila

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Alif Laila was a TV series based on stories from 'The Arabian Nights'. Each episode of the series starts right from the very beginning when Scheherazade starts telling stories to Shahryar. The huge Green Jeanie, the title song and the brave Vazir are still fresh in our minds.

Vikram Aur Betaal

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This show was based on Betaal Pachisi, written nearly 2,500 years ago by Mahakavi Somdev Bhatt. In the show, Betaal narrates a story to the King Vikramaditya, concluding that the King must answer a moral question pertaining to the story's characters and upon his answering the question, Betaal returns to his tree saying ‘Tu Bola… Mai Chala’.


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One of the best shows of the 90’s. Those who have grown-up watching the first Indian superhero of TV, Shaktimaan, will clearly remember all its characters. Mukesh Khanna, who played the character, is still remembered for the role. In the short 'education series' towards the end of the episode, Shaktimaan always tried to impart moral values to kids.

Raja Aur Rancho

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Raja Aur Rancho was a detective series which aired in India in 90’s. The show was about a detective named Raja (Ved Thapar) and his pet monkey Rancho. This duo used to solve a new crime every week and the show was quite full of suspense.

Dekh Bhai Dekh

Easily a classic now, ‘Dekh Bhai Dekh’ was a real hoot. Shekhar Suman, Farida Jalal and everyone else in the cast was memorable in their performance in this sitcom.


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The title song of this fantasy series was so catchy that, if you start humming the first two lines, you will probably continue until the end. From Kroor Singh to Roopmati, the Snake Queen, all the characters were totally awe-inspiring.

Malgudi Days

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Malgudi Days was based on R.K. Narayan’s work and it was directed by Shankar Nag. The acclaimed cartoonist R.K. Laxman was the sketch artist of this show. The story revolves around the life of a ten-year-old boy Swaminathan or Swami in the town of Malgudi.

Rating these shows is very difficult as each is special in its own way but for me, Teletubbies was the favourite of all.

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This British programme was also telecasted on Doordarshan in the late 90’s which focuses on four multi-coloured creatures known as "Teletubbies", named for the television screens implanted in their abdomens.

Cable television and satellite channels became famous in India only in the late 90’s. It was Doordarshan, India’s national television channel that was predominantly viewed by the public.