From Dev-Sonakshi, Ishita-Raman to Maya & Akshara; these TV characters of 2016 made us fall in love with them!

Updated on Dec 29, 2016   |  01:33 PM IST  |  1M

Whenever we start watching a new show, there is one character which becomes an instant favourite. At times, they become a reason for us to follow the show religiously. In 2016, there were selective shows which struck the right chord with the audiences.

But several characters from one single show became favourite instantly. 

Let us take a look at our favourite top reel characters from Indian Television of this year:

Dev - Shaheer Sheikh - Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi

Devrath (Dev) has become the current heartthrob of television. The character is shaped as an ideal son and perfect lover. He never fails to keep his mother Ishwari happy and knows how to keep up the romance with his onscreen wife Sonakshi. Isn't he charming? 

Sonakshi - Erica Fernandes - Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi

Dr Sonakshi Bose Dixit was a loving girlfriend and now a beautiful wife to Dev. Her chemistry and romance with Dev are palpable and too cute to miss. With being a wife and daughter-in-law or a nutritionist, she nails at everything. Modern age woman indeed!

Ishita - Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya - Yeh Hai Mohabbatein

How can this list be complete without the mention of our dear Ishita? She has been a role model since the inception of the show. From being a doting mother to an adorable wife, daughter and daughter-in-law, Ishita never fails to impress the audience. Her Indian avatar as she donns beautiful sarees, Anarkalis, has made her a trendsetter.

Akshara - Hina Khan - Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai

Though she is not part of the show anymore, Akshara will remain a sweetheart of Indian television. Her soft spoken and loving nature towards her family at times make our hearts weep for her. Don't you miss our dear Akshara on the small screen?

Raman - Karan Patel - Yeh Hai Mohabbatein

Though he is strict towards his family and work, there is a charming side of Mr Bhalla. His love for his daughters, parents and also for his beautiful wife Ishita, Raman can make us love him and hate him at the same time. Even for his ex-wife Shagun, he has been a saviour and saved her from all troubles caused by herself.


Shagun - Anita Hassanandani - Yeh Hai Mohabbatein

Oh well, when we think of Shagun, the first things that come to our minds are her sexy sarees and stunning blouses. Even though there's a negative side of hers on the show, her trendsetting costumes just forget her evil nature and make us go aww with her dresses. Have you ever tried to style yourself like Shagun?

Maya - Jennifer Winget - Beyhadh

An obsessive lover is not meant to be loved, but we really love to hate Maya. Though she is crazy, we can't help avoid her timid side which makes us empathise with her. Indeed, she truly makes for a scary yet beautiful lover. What say?

Mouni Roy - Shivaanya - Naagin 2

When Naagin aired last year we got a sexy Shivaanya who made us stay glued to our Television screens. Despite being a supernatural being, Shivanya was a positive Naagin whose only motive was to save her lover from any difficulties or an evil snake woman. Despite being an old school concept, Naagin is still ruling TRP charts all thanks to sizzling Shivanya.

Adaa Khan- Sesha, Naagin 2

When there is a good Naagin, how can there not be an evil one? Sesha despite portraying a negative role has fans who support her and enjoy watching her antics of being a devilish snake woman. Don't miss her awesome costumes!

Kartik - Mohsin Khan - Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai

Kartik and Naira have become one of our favourite onscreen TV couples of this year. The way he looks at Naira and his romantic antics make girls go weak in their knees instantly. His charm, wit and loving nature have definitely made him add to our favourite list. Don't you agree?


Tanu - Kratika Sengar - Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki

Remember she was roped in again on the show due to fan pressure. If this reason cannot make her to our favourite reel character, what else can be?! Tanu was initially killed off and a reincarnated version was got into the show, but she had to come back and win our hearts. Now after 20 years leap, her beauty has not faded and she is still one of our favourite faces on Indian television.

Soumya - Rubina Dilaik - Shakti - Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki


A quite and shy girl gets the love of her life but it goes in vain when she realises that she is transgender. This sounds so touching and heart weeping that it makes us sympathise with Soumya.

Which is your favourite reel character?

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