A TV trip down memory lane with Bollywood stars

A TV trip down memory lane with Bollywood stars
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Television's role in everyday life has become so indispensable that we often fail to appreciate its significance truly. However, as social animals, human beings have effectively realised the role of television not only as a source of information and entertainment but also to maintain psychological wellbeing during the isolated years of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 Every year on November 21, World Television Day is observed. This day is celebrated to honour the importance and impact of television in our lives. We are all aware of television's importance to society and an individual's life.


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World Television Day History

 American inventor Philo Taylor Farnsworth created the first electrical television in 1927. The first broadcast of Charles Francis Jenkins' first mechanical television station, W3XK, was broadcast a year later.

 The United Nations General Assembly started observing World Television Day by resolution 51/205 on December 17, 1996. United Nations organised the first World Television Forum on November 21 and 22, 1996.

World Television Day Significance

Televisions are essential to our lives, providing us with entertainment and breaking news in real-time.

 And when discussing television, how can we forget the actors who entertain us? So, to mark this day, let's look at the journey of famous Bollywood celebs who started with TV.

Shah Rukh Khan

King Khan became a household name during the '80s and '90s as he started his career in 1989 with the TV program 'Fauji'. He also did the 'Circus' show in the same year. Shah Rukh Khan made his Bollywood debut in 1992 with 'Deewana'. Since then, he has continued to win our hearts with his enigmatic performances.

Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput won the audience's hearts with his spectacular performance as Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the biopic. Besides that, he did movies like 'Kedarnath', 'PK', 'Kai Po Che', and 'Chhichhore'.

 But remember Manav from Pavitra Rishta, the daily soap? He was a television actor who did shows including 'Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil'.


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Vidya Balan

In 1995, Vidya Balan made her acting debut in the Indian sitcom "Hum Paanch." In the drama, the actress portrayed Radhika Mathur.

Ayushmann Khurrana

Ayushmann Khurrana is a great singer who started his career with being an RJ. Then he entered television with the shows like 'Roadies', 'Kayamath', 'Ek Thi Rajkumari' and others.

Irrfan Khan

Irrfan Khan, who left us too soon but left us with several memorable characters in movies, started his career in TV in 1988 with 'Salaam Bombay' and did several historical dramas, including 'Chanakya', 'Bharat Ek Khoj', and the 'Mahabharata'.


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Yami Gautam

Yami Gautam is also among those actors who started her career with TV shows. She was featured in 'Chaand Ke Paar Chalo', 'CID' and many more. Yami made her Bollywood debut in Shoojit Sircar's romantic comedy 'Vicky Donor' along with Ayushmann Khurana.

Mouni Roy

One of the rare actresses who seamlessly switched from television to movies is Mouni Roy. With Ekta Kapoor's Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, she made her acting debut in 2006 and hasn't looked back since.


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