Top 10 Indian Superheroes (Comics and Movie)
Top 10 Indian Superheroes: India has had a rich tradition of storytelling. However Indian Storytelling is not just about ancient wars and norms. But also covers superhero stories. From Shaktimaan to Krrish. The superhero characters have inspired and entertained generations of fans with their exciting adventures and powerful abilities. In this post, we will be highlighting some of the most iconic and beloved Indian superheroes, giving you a brief introduction to each character and their unique powers and storylines. So if you’re a fan of Indian comics and movies, or just love a good superhero tale, this list is for you!
Top 10 Indian Superheroes
Shaktimaan is perhaps the most iconic Indian superhero character. The character is from a television series in the 90’s. Shaktimaan’s role was portrayed by actor Mukesh Khanna, who also served as the producer for the show. In the series, Shaktimaan fights against evil forces and has god-like powers that he has gained through worship and meditation. His powers come from the seven chakras in his body, and he upholds the values of truthfulness and justice as he fights for humanity. He has an alter ego named Pandit Gangadhar Vidyadhar Mayadhar Omkarnath Shastri, who works as a newspaper photographer, and is virtually invulnerable. According to sources Sony is planning a major project involving Shaktimaan’s character.
Krrish is the most successful Indian superhero movie character which is portrayed by Hrithik Roshan. There have been three movies featuring Krrish, with the latest being “Krrish 3” released in 2013 and becoming a box office blockbuster. Krrish is the son of a research scientist named Rohit Mehra, who received his powers of super intelligence from an alien called ‘Jaadoo’. Krrish inherited his powers through his father’s genes, but his abilities are more refined. He has supernatural powers and superhuman strength, able to easily climb mountains and jump between skyscrapers. Krrish is a versatile superhero with no major weaknesses, except for his love for humanity and his family.
Nagraj is arguably India’s greatest comic book superhero. The character was created in the late 1980’s by Rajkumar Gupta. He made his debut in 1986 in “Nagraj GENL #14,” published by Raj Comics. In earlier editions, Nagraj’s alter ego, Mr. Raj, was a PR officer for an organization. The name “Nagraj” means “king of snakes” in Hindi, and the superhero has powers associated with snakes, including telepathy, martial arts, venomous breath, snake spit, infrared vision, a sixth sense, and the ability to shapeshift into microscopic snakes. Nagraj also has superhuman abilities and can use his powers for healing.
Super Commando Dhruva
Super Commando Dhruva is a long-running and popular Indian comics character who made his debut in 1987 in the comic “Pratishodh Ki Jwala”. He is based in the fictional city of Rajnagar and is the founder of the government-approved crime-fighting organization Commando Force. Dhruva is known for his iconic appearance, which includes a yellow and sky blue costume, brown boots, and a utility belt with a star-shaped buckle. He has numerous superpowers, including the ability to communicate with birds and animals, expert bike riding skills, strong willpower, and masterful planning and tactical abilities. He is also an expert at disguise. Dhruva has teamed up with Nagraj on multiple occasions to save the planet and universe.
Parmanu is also a superhero character from Raj Comics, whose alter ego is Inspector Vinay. The character’s name, “Parmanu,” means “atom” in Hindi, and he made his first appearance in 1991. Parmanu has powers of atomic manipulation and size manipulation. Vinay becomes Parmanu after witnessing a group of criminals kill his classmate, and vows to avenge the death. While investigating the murder, he discovers that the killer is a senior police officer who tries to kill Vinay in order to recover the weapon. Vinay is rescued by Professor K.K. Verma, his maternal uncle, who reveals that he has created a costume that gives superpowers. Vinay dons the costume and becomes the superhero Parmanu.
G.One is a superhero character which was played by Bollywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) in the 2011 film “Ra.One”. While the character is not as iconic or popular as some of the other superheroes on this list. But the high-budget sci-fi film was praised for its graphics and was ahead of its time. G.One is a video game protagonist who comes to life in the real world, with self-learning artificial intelligence and human-like abilities. He (G.One) appears to be a mixture of Buzz Lightyear and Cyborg at first glance.
The Indian superhero character was created by Raj Comics. Doga is a highly skilled and powerful superhero, with training in muscle development, hand-to-hand combat, martial arts, marksmanship, and more. He has the ability to communicate with dogs and can dodge bullets using a technique called the Black Pepper Art. Doga is based in Mumbai and was raised by his four uncles. He fights against a wide range of enemies, including terrorists, drug dealers, and petty thieves.
Inspector Steel came to existence when Inspector Amar was transformed into a cyborg after a severe accident left him without several organs and body parts. His brain was placed in a mechanical body, giving him x-ray vision and a variety of digital equipment such as a lie detector and fax machine. He also has a fully automatic Megagun that can fire bullets and rockets. As a heavily armored cyborg, Inspector Amar is resistant to normal bullets and bombs, and can run at superhuman speeds. He uses a special motorcycle with an automatic built-up system.
Shakti is a female superhero who fights crime in Delhi, particularly crimes against women. She wears a tiger skin and has the ability to generate fire from her hands and transform metal into weapons. Her powers were granted to her by the goddess Kali after her husband wronged her, including killing their daughter. Shakti has a third eye, which is covered by a headband and only opens in extreme situations. She uses her powers to protect the people of her city and fight against injustice.
Devi is a superhero character who is inspired by the Indian goddess ‘Durga’. The character was created by the gods to battle the evil god Bala in the 2nd century. She is reborn in the body of a woman named Tara Mehta, who accidentally awakens Bala’s devil incarnate. Tara’s boyfriend is a gangster who is also the reincarnation of Bala’s favorite general from a previous life. Devi is protected by the Durapasya, who claim to be human warriors of light.