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Top 10 Cartoon Characters in India

Cartoons have always been a source of inspiration and attraction for children. Things have changed a lot and carton TV series have become an incredible part of the daily life of children. Read on to learn how different characters influence children and find out which cartoon character your child resembles.


For most children cartoon characters are mainly Doraemon, Pokemon, Bey-Blade and some more. But all these were from China and Japan. Today, many animated series based on Indian mythologies and other stories from past have come up and children especially in India are enjoying them the most.

Today’s children have the option of viewing cartoon characters on television instead of just reading and viewing pictures in cartoon books. Some of the cartoon characters that Indian children like are Chota Bheem, PakdamPakdai, MotuPatlu to name a few. Here are some cartoon characters and the affect they have on children’s mind as well as behaviour.

Have a quick look at the popular cartoon characters in India.


1. Chota Bheem

Chota Bheem is one of the most loved Indian cartoons today. The story is based on Bheem’s life when he was a child and lived in a small village of Dholakpur. He is the strongest in the village, but is not proud of that. In fact, he is shown as a happy-go-lucky child who has a group of friends with whom he plays and enjoys. One of the most remarkable characteristics of Bheem is shown as his irresistible fondness for ‘ladoos’, an Indian sweet.

Characters Kaalia and twin brother, Dhullu and Bulu oppose Bheem, but join his group ultimately. The TV serial is based on short stories which show how Chota Bheem and his friends face problems righteously and bravely and come out victorious in the end. The language is easy and simple and small children understand and enjoy the serial a lot.


2. Pakdam Pakdai


Pakdam pakdai is a comedy cartoon show that has gained immense popularity in recent times. The characters and their dialogues are like Bollywood movies and children enjoy them a lot. The story moves around the chase between an innocent dog and three mice.


3. Tom and Jerry


Tom and Jerry is a comedy cartoon show which is loved by children since many years. In fact, this is a cartoon show which is not just liked by children, but also by elders. The case between cruel and foolish cat Tom and very clever and intelligent mouse Jerry goes on endlessly. In fact, this show reflects the philosophy of life and about choosing the road to happiness for everyone.


4. Doraemon


Doraemon is a robot cat and the stories revolve round him. This cat has come back from 22nd century to help a little boy. The best part of the stories is that each story is presented in a light mood, filled with comic moments and focuses on moral lessons like patience, love and honesty.


5. Mr. Bean

Mr. Bean is an animated series which is not just famous among kids, but adults also like the series equally. The troublesome character Mr. Bean lives with an old lady and a grumpy cat and the stories revolve round these characters. Most of the part of the show has no dialogues and only the gestures and incredible expressions of Mr. Bean makes you laugh and enjoy.


6. Ben Ten


Ben is a ten year old kid who comes across a magic watch, Omnitrix. The watch cannot be taken off and this transforms him into ten different alien forms. The base of the stories is Ben trying to save our planet earth from alien invasion. However, at the age of eleven he finds a way to get rid of Omnitrix, though for a short while.


7. Motu Patlu


Motu and Patlu are stars of Lot Pot Comics and they have been a favourite among children for more than four decades. Motu is fat and friendly and is very fond of samosas and Patlu, even though he cannot read, carries a newspaper with him. They are simple and often clueless how to handle situations. Children enjoy this lot.


8. Roll No 21

Roll No 21 is a series that revolves round the stories of modern form of Lord Krishna, who is Kris and Kans, who is modified into Kanishk. Kanishk wants to rule the whole world along with Mathura and Kris brings obstacles in his way. However, Kris is shown like any other school going kid, but gets transformed into divine one when required.


9. Dora the explorer


Dora the explorer is one of the most popular TV series for kids in India. Dora has a mission to accomplish but ends up finding other things and meets lots of new people. The way series is presented, is liked by little ones.


10.  Sally Bollywood


Sally Bollywood is liked by small kids in India. Sally runs a detective agency at the basement of her home and loves to sing and dance in Bollywood style. The series are based on sally solving different cases while using different technology brought to her by school friends.

So, next time you see your child imitating any of these characters, do not get surprised. Children get affected by cartoon characters a lot and try to become like their favourite ones in life. You simply need to help them focus on the positive aspects of behaviour because most of the characters in today’s cartoons resemble common man and life in common as well.


Which are the most popular cartoon shows in India? What can children learn by watching cartoon series? Can watching cartoon shows affect the development of children? Discuss here.

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durgesh.2 years ago
my son loves "shaun the sheep".
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Kaumi.2 years ago
My baby loves dora but my personal favourite is Tom and Jerry
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Hetal.2 years ago
My child never misses a single episode of Ben Ten
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Dev.2 years ago
My child loves Chota Bheem
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Nishita.2 years ago
nice article
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