Top 10 Indian Superheroes

Who doesn’t like superheroes? We all do, don’t we? Although Spiderman, Superman, Iron Man and Flash are probably the names that came to your mind, Indian superheroes have their own fan following. From possessing abilities like super strength to the power to traverse any distance in a matter of seconds, our Indian superheroes are up for the game every time. Here is Digital Dribble’s list of the Indian superheroes we grew up with:

Shaktimaan

Shaktimaan attained his heroic powers through deep meditation and is capable of activating chakras which give him powers. Shaktiman’s alter ego, a photographer for the newspaper Aaj Ki Aawaz is hilariously named Pandit Gangadhar Vidyadhar Mayadhar Omkarnath Shastri. He falls in love with Geeta Vishwas, a reporter for the same newspaper. Shaktimaan’s arch-rival is ‘Tamraj Kilvish’ and who can forget his iconic line “Andhera Kaayam Rahe!” (Let the darkness prevail!).

Doga

One of the most popular heroes in Raj comics, Doga is witness to a large number of crimes which is the main reason he becomes a sociopath. Doga’s powers and prowess are impressive and he has been trained by different teachers in different aspects like muscle development, hand-to-hand combat, martial arts and marksmanship. 

Doga can also communicate with dogs and order them around and can even dodge bullets using black pepper art. Based in Mumbai, he was raised by his four Uncles (or Chachas as he called them). Doga’s enemies include all criminals from terrorists and drug dealers to petty thieves.

Nagraj

Originally created by professor Nagmani for the destruction of humanity, Nagraj is instead sold to the highest bidder. On his first mission to steal an ancient golden statue, Nagraj encounters a sadhu known as Baba Gorakhnath who helps Nagraj get rid of the mind control pill implanted by the evil professor and serve humanity. His powers range from shape-shifting to releasing various types of snakes From explosive snakes to snakes which help him fight spirits, he has them all. Even his own blood is venomous in nature and direct contact with the venom can be fatal.

Inspector Steel

After a deadly accident, inspector Amar loses his major body parts. To save him, his brain is transferred to a steel body thus making him a cyborg. This life-saving operation is performed by his friend Professor Anees. Oddly familiar to Inspector Gadget and Robocop, Inspector Steel’s nemesis is a Mechanic who despises machines and wants to kill them. 

His powers and abilities include x-ray vision, lie detection and scanning. He also has a Mega gun that fires bullets and rockets automatically and a host of other gadgets. Amar is made up of electronic components, ICs, armour plating chips, various weapon systems and many other electronic marvels. The only human part inside his body is his brain.

Devi

Devi is based on the warrior goddess Durga. She was created by the gods to fight the evil Bala in man’s 2nd century. Devi is reborn into the body of a young woman named Tara Mehta. Tara Mehta accidentally awakens Bala’s devil incarnate. Her boyfriend is a notorious gangster who also happens to be the reincarnation of Bala’s favourite general from his earlier life. He is Bala’s source of power and wants to conquer heaven and mankind. Devi is protected from time to time by the Durapasya who claim to be human warriors of light

Krrish

Krrish is an Indian superhero written, directed and developed by Rakesh Roshan and played by his son Hrithik Roshan. The story revolves around the extra-terrestrial ‘Jadoo’ who gives Krrish’s father abilities which get transferred to him. His powers include the ability to jump from great heights, superhuman strength and super-fast reflex actions. His nemesis is the megalomaniac scientist Dr Siddhant Arya who wants to take over the world.

Ra-One

Ra-One is a superhero played by Shah Rukh Khan in a world where motion-based sensor games make their way into motion. Sekhar Subramanium creates a game where the antagonist is more powerful than the protagonist (G-One) and when the villain Ra-One escapes into the real world, all hell breaks loose. When Ra-One (Raavan) is challenged he follows Subramanium’s son to kill him. G-One has super strength and can shoot blasts of energy from his hands and special bullets once the HART (Hertz Amplifying Resonance Transmitter) is put into its place. 

Bheriya

Another hero by the Raj Comics, Behriya is part wolf and part human and is more mature than the foolish Kobi who has good intentions but is more aggressive. Though Bheriya has defeated Kobi many times they are essentially linked and have one soul. Bheriya’s powers include hand-to-hand combat knowledge, communicating with wolves etc. His nemeses other than Kobi are Elephanto, Kaigula, King Luna and many others.

Shakti

Shakti wears a tiger skin and fights crime, especially crimes related to women in Delhi. Severely wronged by her husband (he killed their daughter), she too was going to be her husband’s prey when goddess Kali infused her with powers. She can generate fire from her bare hands and can convert any metal into a weapon. Her third eye (covered with a headband) opens in extreme situations.

Parmanu

With the power of atom manipulation in his special suit, Parmanu fights crime and also seeks revenge on the people who killed his parents and school friends. During the day he catches criminals as Inspector Vinay. His superhero suit was designed by his maternal uncle and it helps Parmanu fight villains by projecting blasts. He can also fly and shrink his size at will.

Feeling nostalgic about your childhood? Take a trip down memory lane with this one!

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