Indian Superheroes

List Of 18 Onscreen Indian Superheroes

List Of 18 Onscreen Indian Superheroes-

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We all love Superheroes and in India we have our own kind of superheroes. Some are bad but on the other hand some are great too. In our list, we are counting national language based, on-screen (TV or Movies), non-comic-book superhero characters. Here we  go – List Of 18 Onscreen Indian Superheroes.

18. Superman – Superman (1987)

Indian Superman

Yes we have our own Bollywood Movie on Superman. Everyone knows about Superman in India today. But in late 80’s no one knows… Punit Issar played Shekhar/Superman and non-other-than Dharmendra played the Kryptonian father of Superman. Story was not much different than Superman (1978). And also some of the visuals were directly taken from Superman (1978) movie itself.

17. A Flying Jatt – A Flying Jatt (2016)

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Flying Jatt

Well, this one is most recent Superhero of India so many of you are already know about this. Story is about a simple boy, Aman (Tiger Shroff) who gain superpowers from a tree and serves humanity.

16. Hero – Hero: Bhakti Hi Shakti Hain (2005)

Hero Bhagti Hi Shakti Hai

Story is about an ordinary boy Joy, who is blessed with magical powers by the Goddess Durga to help him fight Viraat. His favourite toys Dholu and Bubbli also help him whenever it needs to be. Sumeet Pathak plays the key character Joy/Hero. This TV Show was a hit between kids for 3 seasons which contains more than 160 episodes.

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15. Maharakshak Aryan – Maharakshak Aryan (2014)

Maharakshak Aryan

Aakarshan Singh played the role of Aryan Sharma/Maharakshak. Main character don’t have any kind of special costume or cape like other superheroes. Aryan want to be a Radio Jockey. Show was praised for its visuals for first few episodes.

14. Drona – Drona (2008)

Drona Abhishek Bachchan

Like father like son. If Amitabh can be a Superhero why can’t be Abhishek. Yes Abhishek Bachchan played the title character of Drona in 2008 movie of same name. Abhi’s character Aditya is blessed with Superpowers and became Drona. There was nothing new in story. So it didn’t work well on box-office.

13. Toofan – Toofan (1989)

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Toofan Amitabh

The Young Angry man as a superhero, looks like a dream came true. Toofan was released in 1989 featuring Amitabh Bachchan in double role. Two brother were separated at birth. One became magician and other became Toofan, who fights with crime and help the helpless.

12. Ajooba – Ajooba (1991)

Ajooba Amitabh

Another Amitabh Superhero flick. unfortunately movie didn’t work well. It was released on April 12, 1991. Story is about a masked hero ‘Ajooba, who save people from evil Vazir of Baharistan. Film was directed by Shashi Kapoor and Soviet filmmaker Gennadi Vasilyev. It was also dubbed in Russian language as ‘Bagdadskogo Vora (The Return of the Thief of Baghdad)’.

11. Shiva – Shiva Ka Insaaf (1985)

Shiva Ka Insaaf

Shiva Ka Insaaf movie came in the beginning of 1985. Movie’s main star cast was Jackie Shroff in lead , Poonam Dhillon and Gulshan Grover. Jackie played the character of Bhola whose parents were killed. His 3 uncle trained him to fight for justice and he became Shiva. Critically movies was not so good but successful at box office. It was also said to be the first Hindi movie made in 3D.

10. Zokkomon – Zokkomon (2011)


Taare Zamin Par famed- Darsheel Safary, played the main character in this movie. Kunal is an orphaned boy who lives with his uncle in a village. Soon he discover the orphaned life is not so easy. After being abandoned he return to his village as Zokkomon. Zokkomon received overall good reviews from various critics.

9. Karma- Karma : Koi Aa Raha Hai Waqt Badlne (2004)

Karma Dekho Koi Aa Raha Hai Waqt Badalne

Karma came in 2004. This was first Balaji Films Superhero thriller show. It only aired for one season vontains only 26 episodes. Siddharth Choudhary as Karan posses superpowers since birth but activated on his 21st birthday. Karan gain powers by seven stars (Saptrishi) which allow him to perform different kind of acts. This show was first supposed to be Kalki but later changed to Karma for unknown reasons.

8. Junior-G – Junior-G (2000)

Junior G

Junior-G was aired on Doordharshan in early 2000. Story is about a boy named Gaurav, who lives with his Uncle and Auntie. One day 2 asteroids Collides in space and small part of one asteroids came to earth which Gaurav founds. That magical stone gave him superpowers and Gaurav became Junior-G. Although Junior-G had very small budget but it gained popularity between the kids. Amitesh Kochha played the Junior-G and Pramod Moutho portrayed Fyomancho alongside other character. Sonu Nigam sung the title song.

7. Aaryaman – Aaryaman : Brahmaand Ka Yoddha (2002)

Aryamaan Mukesh Khanna

Here comes another Mukesh Khanna‘s Space Fantasy about a space warrior ‘Aryaman‘. Aryaman first came on air on 14 July 2002 while Shaktiman was still going on. At that time Aryaman was most expensive TV show that came on air. I still remember when I first saw the trailer of ‘Aryaman’ on Doordarshan. Aryamaan was inspired from ‘Star War‘ movies but had a totally different story-line. Story was about Prince Aryaman who is on a quest to save whole universe. unfortunately due to budget issue Mukesh couldn’t continue as Aryaman.

6. Shahenshah – Shahenshah (1988)


How can we forget our beloved Shahenshah or his famous catch-phrase- ‘Rishte Me To Hum Tumhare Baap Lagte Hain… Naam Hai Shahenshah…‘ Although this character don’t belong to a superhero genre but still he has a alter-ego and he fights with crime. Shahenshah movie was released in 1988 and became huge hit. Vijay Shrivastav who pretends to be a corrupt Police Officer but secretly he is a Crime-Fighter vigilante. Amiatabh Bachchan was well praised for his acting as Shahenshah.

5. Vyom – Captain Vyom (1998)

Captain Vyom

Captain Vyom is the leader of a space warrior team which was established to capture 12 dangerous Space criminals. Although it was inspired from Star Trek series but way much different than that. First episode came in late 1998. It was said that ‘Captain Vyom‘ has the most beautiful cast where Milind Soman played the key character- Captain Vyom Series contains 54 episode which were praised by Indian audience. As per the 90’s visual effects are amazing. If you willing to watch it again surf on YouTube.

4. Mr. India – Mr. India (1987)

Mr. India

Arun (Anil Kapoor) is a simple person who serves orphan kids in a house. His long lost father who was also a scientist, built a watch which can make a human invisible. After the death of one kid he has to fight the crime. With the help of that watch he avenge his house and fight with other criminals. Visual effects of the movie are still good to watch and Mr. India became cult classic.

3. G.One – Ra.One (2011)


G.One played by Shahrukh Khan is the main protagonist of movie Ra.One. In movie G.One is brought to life by Prateek (Armaan Verma) to fight Ra.One. Movie get praised for its high class visual effects. Overall movie received mixed to positive reviews. Ra.One is also one of the most expensive Bollywood movie of that time.

2. Krrish – Krrish (2006)


This character first appeared in 2006 movie of same name. Krrish was a sequel of ‘Koi… Mil Gaya (2003)’ which was basically not a Superhero movie. In that movie Rohit (Krrishna’s Father) gain some supernatural powers from an Alien and those powers transformed into Krishna when he was born. To hide his identity Krishna wears a mask and became Krrish instead. Movie is good and action sequences are praised by audience. Hritik Roshan justified the part of Krrish.

1. Shaktimaan – Shaktimaan (1997)


Shakti-Shakti-Shaktimaan… Whenever this music plays on TV it gives everybody goosebumps. It stands at no. 1 in our list. Mukesh Khanna did a great job. He put his every effort to make this happen. Many Indian superheroes came and goes before and after Shaktimaan but non could do what Shaktimaan did during it 7 year run on TV. Although we need not to tell anything about this but still- Gangadhar, a simple human being chosen by 7 Mahagurus to fight the Darkness. When 7 chakras of his Kundlini awakes he became Shaktimaan.

And Yes A Bonus

Karma – Mayavi Nagari (Late 1990’s)

Karma Mayavi Nagri

I bet most of you totally forget about this or even never heard of this Superhero. Way before Karma (2004), a different Karma kicks off on Doordharshan. Mayavi Nagri, a fantasy based epic TV serial which later transformed into a Superhero show Karma: Mayavi Nagri. Main protagonist died in past and reborn in future (current time) with superpowers and became Karma. Karma (Yash Tonk ) Karma: Mayavi Nagri also known for its horror-thrill plot line.

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