Cartoons have always been an attraction and inspiration for kids and they are one of the entertainment mediums for children. Kids not only enjoy the cartoon shows but also gain knowledge from them. Earlier, when there were no smart phones and YouTube, the children from 90s used to get glued to televisions for their favourite Indian cartoons specially on Sunday.
One could not imagine a childhood without cartoons. Now a days, with new technologies, cartoons have taken a new turn altogether with many high end animations being used in creating them. However, cartoons in those days were wonderful and they are still cherished in today’s date and talked about.
Anyway, let’s have a look at some of the most popular Indian cartoon characters.
Top 11 best Indian cartoons
1. Chhota Bheem
Chhota Bheem is an extremely popular cartoon show for its leading character named Chhota Bheem. Rajiv Chilaka, the CEO and founder of Green Gold Animations and a maker of this cartoon show has made the show super successful in the list of Indian cartoons.
The story of Chhota Bheem is full of humour and courage. A leading character in the show is a courageous boy from Dholakpur. He has a group of friends with whom he tries to fight against several problems that come to his village. Apart from being humorous, it is listed as the most inspirational Indian cartoon.
2. Motu Patlu
This cartoon show is another animated series on television that has won the hearts of many children in India. Motu and Patlu are two different characters in the show. Motu is a man with a heavy body and Patlu is his companion with a lean body.
Both friends manage the mishaps of their lives and enjoy their lives to the fullest even with lots of troubles. This cartoon show is super humorous and exciting. It is also listed in the most prevalent Indian cartoons.
3. Mowgli, The Jungle Book
Mowgli, The Jungle Book is a very famous jungle story of all times, specially the times of 90s kids. It is the story of a boy who got lost in the jungle while searching for his parents and was later adopted by Wolves in the jungle. The story has many other favourite characters like Baloo, Bagheera, Hathi, etc. It was one of the most awaited cartoon shows of Sundays that made us glued to the TV.
Chutki is a very exciting cartoon series on YouTube. The main character, Chutki is a girl who is intelligent and adventurous. On her journey, she finds different things and new people who help her along the way.
There are various cartoons from India that help in the mental growth of a child but Chutki is a show that helps in enhancing the observation and thinking powers of a child. All in all, this show is extremely popular among various Indian cartoons.
5. Chorr Police
This comedy cartoon series by Rajiv Chilaka/Disney XD India has received lots of love for its unique and entertaining characters. The most fascinating part is the never-ending chase scenes of the two characters, Anthony, the good thief and the policeman, Lovely Singh.
The interesting and humorous witty behaviour of Anthony, also known as Robinhood Slumdog of Mumbai grabs the attention of many viewers. You can watch the series on Amazon Prime or VOOT.
6. Krish Trish and Baltiboy
Krish Trish and Baltiboy is a cartoon show that is always loved by all the children. In this amazingly animated cartoon show, there are three musicians named Krish, who is a mischievous Monkey, Trish, a smart cat, and Baltiboy, an innocent Donkey. These three friends take you to distinct regions of India and introduce unique Indian folk tales and folk music with perfectly animated stories.
Because of the amazing stories, the cartoon show is recognized among the top Indian cartoons. The best part of this cartoon is that the three friends not only show the stories but also explain the folk wisdom in an artistic manner. The characters with real emotions gravitate our attention and make us imagine ourselves as a part of the story.
You can watch the series on Netflix and other OTT platforms.
7. Chacha Chaudhary
Chacha Chaudhary is an Indian animated cartoon series, which is based on the clever and intelligent Chacha, the main character of the show. The character is adapted from a magazine and received tremendous love as a cartoon among all other Indian cartoons.
First created by Pran Kumar Sharma, Chacha Chaudhary is considered one of the most iconic characters in Indian comic books.
8. Roll NO. 21
Roll number 21 is another very prominent Indian animated cartoon that is based on the story of Lord Krishna. In the series, you will see a modern version of Little Krishna who is a school student just like other children but come to his original form in need.
The little Krishna is named Kris in the cartoon and creates hindrances in the way of kans when he tries to harm others directly or indirectly. Roll number 21 is definitely among the best original cartoons of India. It has more than hundreds of episodes in different Indian languages like Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil.
9. Pakdam Pakdai (Rat-A-Tat)
This cartoon show is gaining immense popularity these days. It is considered one of the finest animated TV series of India. The main characters, the dog and three mice team up to serve children some of the funniest cartoons in the entire nation. This is truly a marvellous cartoon show that epitomizes the spirit of cartoon shows.
It is a little similar to the very famous cartoon Oggy and The Cockroaches. The Dog and three mice use popular Bollywood dialogues and end up entertaining all the viewers.
10. Little Krishna
Created by Reliance Entertainment, this cartoon is a show based on the epic stories of Little Krishna. You will see how Krishna tackles all the situations by using his divine power and creates hindrance in the way of Kans who always try to harm the innocents.
The real purpose of creating the stories in the form of cartoon series is to instill the wisdom of God and let children be aware of the divine Power of the Almighty. All the epic tales of Lord Krishna are presented in the form of animated series. You can watch the series of Little Krishna on Disney+ Hotstar, Nickelodeon, and other streaming services or TV channels.
11. The Adventures of Tenali Raman
This amazing animated series was adapted from the real and very popular stories of the character named, Tenali Rama. The story revolves around the infinite intelligence of the leading character. The stories of Tenali Rama have always been extremely popular from ancient history. The Adventures of Tenali Rama is again on the list of best cartoons of India.
Cartoons are made from the perspective to instill some basic awareness and observations in kids. Some Indian cartoons on the list are not just entertaining but also help parents to place them in the right perspective for their kids.
Apart from improving their IQ and making them more receptive towards their surroundings, these cartoons can also help children to be nonviolent, so that they can be more responsible and applicable in their own lives.