While television might be called the small screen, but it has no more remained small as it has become huge and is even giving some tough competition to its equivalent- Bollywood. Apart from the rise in the production budget, there has also been a rise in the TV stars’ remuneration. And that too, to such an extent that it is at par with some of our famous film stars.
It is true that our Bollywood stars are too hard working, but our TV stars aren’t any less. In fact, they work under more extreme conditions. At times they are expected to play a particular character for almost an entire decade, which our Bollywood stars are not expected to do. So, keeping this in mind, we cannot deny the fact that they deserve the amount that they ask for.
Apart from the avid watchers of a show, there may be many who will go on to criticize the over-dramatic plots and never-ending twists on the daily soap operas. But before criticizing as well, they will end up watching these TV serials sometime or the other. And by doing this they are doing nothing but adding to the TRPs of a particular show, which will later add to the actors’ fees.
As a result, some of our television stars have started earning more than the Bollywood stars today. Want to know who these stars are? Scroll down and take a look:
Drashti Dhami (Rs 60,000 per episode)
Drashti Dhami, who rose to fame after playing the character of a girl named Geet in the popular TV show, ‘Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi’, is also one of the highest- paid actresses in the television industry. She earns around Rs. 60,000 per episode.
Divyanka Tripathi (Rs 80,000 to 1 lakh per episode)
Popular television actress, Divyanka Tripathi, who recently got married to her beau, Vivek Dahiya, is one the highest paid actresses in the television actresses. Divyanka, fondly known as Ishita or Ishi Maa, by the viewers of her super-hit show, ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’ gets Rs. 80,000 to 1 Lakh per episode.
Karan Patel (Rs 1 lakh to 1.25 lakh per episode)
Karan Patel, who enacts the role of ‘Karan Bhalla’ in the popular TV show, ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’ earns as much as 1 lakh to 1.25 lakh per episode.
Mohit Raina (Rs 1 lakh per episode)
Mouni Roy’s rumoured boyfriend, Mohit Raina is still remembered for his role of Lord Shiva in the TV show, ‘Devon KE Dev-Mahadev’. The actor is a popular face of the telly land and receives around Rs. 1 lakh per episode on television.
Ronit Roy (Rs 1.25 lakh per episode)
Another popular celebrity, who is always seen switching sides between Television and Bollywood, is Ronit Roy. Being Ekta Kapoor’s favorite, he manages to earn around Rs. 1.25 lakh per episode. As per reports, it is also believed that Ronit has a policy that he only works for 15 days a month.
Shivaji Satham (Rs 1 lakh per episode)
The popular face of CID, Shivaji Satham, who is popularly known as ACP Pradyuman in the show, demands Rs. 1 lakh per episode.
Saakshi Tanwar (Rs 80,000 approx per episode)
Saakshi Tanwar, who rose to fame after her popular TV show, ‘Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki’ demands around Rs. 80,000 per episode for television. The beautiful lady was also seen playing the role of Aamir Khan’s wife in the film, ‘Dangal’ recently.
Hina Khan (Rs 1 lakh to 1.25 lakh per episode)
The first-runner up of Bigg Boss 11, Hina Khan is considered to be one of the highest paid actresses in the television world. As per reports, it was revealed that the beautiful lady was paid Rs. 7-8 Lakh per week in Bigg Boss 11, until she finally came out of the house. Before entering the Bigg Boss house and taking up Khatron Ke Khiladi, she was a part of a popular TV serial, ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata’ where she played the role of ‘Akshara’ for quite a good time, for which she was paid around Rs. 1 Lakh to 1.25 Lakh per episode.
Ram Kapoor (Rs. 1.25 lakh per episode)
Just like co-actor, Ronit Roy, another television star who follows a 15 days’ work policy is ‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hai’ lead actor, Ram Kapoor as he too gives his remaining time to films. And you’ll be surprised to know that the actor demands as high as Rs. 1.25 lakh for each episode.
Ankita Lokhande (Rs 90,000 to 1.5 lakh per episode)
Popular Bollywood actor, Sushant Singh’s ex-girlfriend, Ankita Lokhande, who is best known for her appearance on the TV show, Pavitra Rishta, is one of the top paid actresses in the TV industry. And as per reports, the talented lady used to get paid Rs. 90,000- 1.5 lakh for each episode.