Since the 90s, daily soaps have been a part of every household and we grew up watching some of the most popular characters on Indian television. Not only have we seen them, we’ve loved them and even missed them ever since the shows have gone off air. Sometimes while the actors moved to other roles, they did not manage bag one as meatier as the one they had. Here are five television actors from popular TV shows we wanted more of, but haven’t seen in a while.

Shilpa Anand 

Shilpa started her acting career in 2003 with a show called Vishnu but fame came her way only in 2007 when she became a part of the popular soap Dil Mill Gaye as Dr Riddhima. This show was an instant hit among the youth and Shilpa’s exit to get into Bollywood disappointed many. She has not managed to get a solid role since.

Ashita Dhawan 

Ashita  Dhawan may have played several roles in her acting career but she was and will always be remembered as our favorite Bhabhi Malti‘ from the show Sapna Babul ka..Bidaai Her character of a notorious vamp was loved by all. Ashita then also appeared in the show Ladies Special asBubbly Chaddha, but post that has only done short roles and has appeared in reality shows.

Aman Sharma 

Young Aman started his career as little Anshu (Anshuman) with the show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai in 2009 and became the favorite of every household. He played the role for almostseven years and was also alongside seen in Mahabharat in 2014. Aman’s exit from the YRKKH in 2015 saddened many and he has not made any appearance since. He made news for shedding oodles of weight and going from ‘chubby to charming’. Rumor has it that this boy wants to make his comeback with a lead role and a massive transformation.

Mohit Sehgal 

The extremely attractive Mohit was, and is yet, known as Samrat from the hit show Miley Jab Hum Tum who managed to steal the heart of thousands with his aawaarapanti. With the end of Miley Jab Hum Tum, we have seen very little of Mohit except some character roles. Very recently, Mohit tied the knot with his then co-star, Sanaya Irani aka Gunjan and they both make a great pair.

Vibha Anand 

In 2008, Vibha started her career with Balika Vadhu as Sughna, which seemed to be extremely promising and got her a lot of fame. We saw her doing a bunch of shows after which, she mysteriously disappeared in 2010. Vibha returned in 2012 to do some cameos until Mahabharatcame her way but the audience is still waiting for her to make a solid comeback.

-By Sanaa Surve