Thursday, 30 June 2011

TV Cartoons Using Bollywood Actors Voices

India is a country obsessed with the bollywood film industry. Now a days there is a new trend in the Indian cartoon networks, that is mimicking Indian actors voices to replace a characters voice.

The most common ones are;

  • Sunny Deol
  • Suniel Shetty
  • Shahrukh Khan
  • Saif Ali Khan
  • Paresh Rawal
  • Arshad Warsi
  • Gulshan Grover
  • Amrish Puri
  • Akshay Kumar
  • Shakti Kapoor
  • Shatrughan Sinha
  • Asrani
  • Ajay Devgan
  • Amir Khan

This idea has bought a lot of increase in the trp's of the cartoon television networks as these actors are quite well known and familiar with every Indian.  This niche has also generated quite a remarkable employment and scope for Indian mimicry artists.

Another plus point is that even adults enjoy watching these cartoons, just because the characters have bollywood actor like voices.

Some cartoons which use bollywood actors voices are;

  • Zig And Sharko (Nick India) Monday-Friday 6:30 PM

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Zig and sharko comprises of a carnivores animal named Zig (voice of Saif Ali Khan) whose motive is to kill and eat a mermaid named Marina (Kareena). But a  savior shark named Sharko (voice of Sunny Deol) always protects Marina and makes Zig fail at his every attempt to kill her. Zig is assisted by a quite small and cute crab named  Bernie (Circuit) (voice of Arshad Warsi), who lives on a small lagoon with Zig.

  • Oggy And The Cockroaches (Nick India) All the time !

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Oggy and the cockroaches is a tom and jerry like series in which Oggy (voice of Shahrukh Khan) is frequently irritated by the three cockroaches in his house. Namely Joyee (aka chotu, voice of Paresh Rawal), Dee (aka motu, voice of Suneil Shetty), Marky (aka lambu, voice of Akshay Kumar). The trio constantly keeps on making Oggy's life miserable and create a lot of fun for the audience. Oggy is always helped and assisted by his elder militant brother named Jack (aka fauji, voice of Sunny Deol).

There are many such cartoons which telecast on cartoon network or nick or hungama which use mimicry artists to add up some desi masala to videsi cartoons.


  1. i am totally against this use of bollywood actors voice to these forign cartoons.foreign cartoons should remain as they are.originality shoyld be there.that foreign tradition of scooby doo,tom and jerry,etc. shows is loosing now and india are adding their own voices to the forign cartoons.even they change the original names of the characters.stupid india.they just do for earning money.not for the keeping the tradition and integrity of foreign cartoons alive.that's why india never progresses and never will progress.idiot catoons india teams.and they now do not show foregn cartoons like flintstones instead all time show disgusting god shows like chhota bheem,krishna,etc.idk what will happen of cartoonetwork,disney in future in india.they will totally stop foreign shows and show all indian hindi shows.pogo has already started this showing disgusting chhota bheem all the time

    1. I agree, chota bheem / Krishna, etc really suck! They are not even a competition for flintstones, looney toons or scooby doo. But hey, its India either we copy from the USA or try to replicate their work by just adding an Indian base.

  2. Get a life; Zig and Sharko is awesome work.

  3. i love oggy & the cockroaches too...and both the cartoon dosent have many voice overs...i also remember our times cartoons like scooby doo & dexter had hindi voice overs but not of any actors...whats the harm in giving a masala touch to the indian cartoons for more fun

  4. Pls,i really wanna know dat,who r tha persons who dubbed oggy and the crocoches.

  5. i am mimicry artist and i want a job pls...agar koi job ho to...pls

  6. who voiced shizuka in doremon ...... hindi verision
    ??? in love wth dat voice