RK in 'Madhubala'

RK in 'Madhubala'
RK in ‘Madhubala’

Sabras Radio has named Indian television’s Most Loved Television Character of 2014, in the biggest UK Asian radio poll to be conducted.

The poll, which was carried out extensively online through Twitter, Facebook and Sabras Radio emails, saw actor Vivian D’Sena of ‘Madhubala’ fame being named the winner in the poll. D’Sena who played ‘RK’ in the hit Colors show, managed to take the lead very early on in the poll. On his win, D’Sena told Sabras Radio, “I would like to thank all the listeners of Sabras Radio who voted me as the Most Loved Indian TV Character this year and wish everyone a Merry Christmas.”

Sanaya Irani, who played Paro in ‘Rangrasiya’ was just inches away from the top spot but settled for second, while Rachana Parulkar who played Kalpana in ‘Ek Mutthi Aasman’ took third place. The longest running female character Akshara from ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’ was in fourth and Draupadi from ‘Mahabharat’ was in fifth.

The full Top 20 Most Loved Indian Television Characters

1. RK from Madhubala

2. Paro from Rangrasiya

3. Kalpana from Ek Mutthi Aasman

4. Akshara from Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai

5. Draupadi from Mahabharat

6. Arjun from Mahabharat

7. Raghav from Ek Mutthi Aasman

8. Aaliya from BeIntehaa

9. Karna from Mahabharat

10. Zain from BeIntehaa

11. Manasa Devi from Mahadev

12. Rudra from Rangrasiya

13. Sid from Jamai Raja

14. Ishita from Yeh Hai Mohabbatein

15. Saras from SaraswatiChandra

16. Sakshi from Ek Nayi Pehchaan

17. Aditya from Pyar Ka Dard Hai

18. Sanam from Qubool Hai

19. Madhubala from Madhubala

20. Kumud from SaraswatiChandra

Listen to the full chart here (link expires on 1st January 2015)

Raj Baddhan, Operations Manager, Sabras Radio said, “It was one of our biggest festive shows ever and the programme attracted worldwide recognition amongst television buffs. The lead was more or less clear from the start but the rest of the chart was not so obvious. Next year, there will be a much bigger chart for listeners to take part in.”

The Most Loved Television Character of 2014 show aired on Sabras Radio on Christmas Day at 15:00, presented and produced by Raj Baddhan.