We doubt if its SMALL SCREEN Looking at these Numbers!
Good things come in small packages and sometimes in small screens as well. Today, similar to Bollywood, the Indian TV is equally grand where everything is outlandish along-with the paychecks of the TV stars. After covering an elaborate piece on Bollywood’s highest paid actresses, I am back again with another interesting piece on top 10 highest paid TV actresses in India.
Read on to find out how much India’s favorite reel bahus are claiming per episode. From Paridhi Sharma and Krystle D’Souza to Jennifer Winget and Hina Khan, find out which of your favorite actresses is ruling the world.
1. Ankita Lokhande – 90,000 – 1.15 lakhs INR
Ankita Lokhande, who rose to fame from the popular daily soap Pavitra Rishta, is placed at rank #1 for her immense popularity. She played the lead role of Archana opposite Manav Deshmukh, who is also her real life boyfriend. Besides, she has also appeared in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa season 4 and Comedy Circus.
She has won GR8! Face of The Year (Female) award at Indian Television Academy Awards 2010.
2. Sakshi Tanwar – 70,000 INR
When Ekta Kapoor revolutionized Indian TV, two names sprung up Smriti Irani and Sakshi Tanwar, thanks to Kyunki Saans Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki. Tulsi and Parvati emerged as the two most powerful names in Indian TV, who became the ideal bahus to inspire women across India.
After working in couple other soaps, she then appeared in Colors’ Balika Badhu. Then she once again topped the popularity chart by playing the role of Priya in the popular show, Bade Achhe Lagte Hain by Ekta Kapoor. Her chemistry with Ram Kapoor is the high point of the show. The actress takes home anything around Rs 70,000 per day. And she shoots only 15 days in a month!
3. Drashti Dhami – 80,000 INR
Fondly known as “Dhak Dhak” girl, Drashti is not only a talented actress but an accomplished dancer as well. And the country acknowledged her dancing talent after she participated in reality show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa with choreographer Salman Yusuff Khan.
She has appeared in Dill Mill Gayye, Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi and Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon.
Drashti Dhami was the Brand Ambassador for Canvironment Week 2011 and 2013 initiated by Hindustan Tin Works Ltd to support the cause of ‘Save Our Planet’. Besides, she was placed at 12th position on its list of World’s Sexiest Asian Woman for 2012 by Eastern Eye. She claims 80,000 INR per episode.
4. Nia Sharma – 77,000 INR
Nia Sharma started her career with Ek Hazaaron Me Meri Behna Hai as Maanvi Viraat Singh Vadhera. After getting name and fame from the show, the actress has now bagged lead role in the new show Jamai Raja on Zee TV as Roshni Patel. It is said she is claiming 77,000 INR per every episode. Apart from good looks, she is certainly a talented asset of the industry.
5. Sanaya Irani – 75,000 INR
The innocent looking actress, who showed her talent in Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon, is counted among the top Indian TV actresses. She has also earned fame from Rangrasiya, where she is playing the lead role. Earlier she had also played in Yash Raj Film Fanaa. These days she is going on with Mohit Sehgal, her former co-star from Miley Jab Hum Tum.
6. Surabhi Jyoti – 73,000 INR
Surabhi Jytoti, who plays triple role in the popular soap Qubool Hai on Zee, has also managed to get to the 6th position in the list of the top 10 highest paid TV actresses in India. She is playing the lead role as Zoya opposite Karan Singh. And with the advent of her double role as her twin sister, the daily soap’s TRP has certainly increased. The Jalandhar girl, even a fresher draws 73,000 per episode from her shows.
7. Hina Khan – 70,000 INR
Hina Khan aka Akshara is one of my personal favorites. The 5-year long running soap Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai instantly became a popular show throughout India, thereby making Akshara a household name. Her debut role has made her earn more than 18 awards including Indian Television Academy Award and Dada Saheb Phalke Award. Apart from starring as one of the reel life popular couples, Hina Khan has also emerged as a popular fashion icon. She earns around 70,000 per every episode.
8. Jennifer Winget Grover – 60,000 INR
It was pretty obvious for Saraswati Chandra to gain immense popularity and high TRP, as it’s directed by none other than Sanjay Leela Bhansali. By playing the lead female role of Kumud in the popular soap, Jennifer became a household name. Even if she had appeared in Kasauti Zindegi Kay and Dil Mil Gayye, she got her stint in Saraswati Chandra.
She had won the best actress critics for the show in 2013 at 13th Indian Television Academy (ITA) Awards. The actress is married to her co-star Karan Singh Grover from Dill Mill Gayye. Eastern Eye ranked her at 21st position on its list of World’s Sexiest Asian Women for 2012 and last year she was ranked 15th by the same British newspaper. She now gets 60,000 INR for every episode.
9. Krystle D’Souza – 55,000
Krystle D’Souza, the popular Indian television actress, is best known for playing the character of Jeevika in Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai. After from playing multiple roles right from her stint as Kinjal in Kahe Naa Kahe and a cameo role in 9X show Kyaa Dill Mein Hain, she then worked in Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil and then finally she got her big break in EK Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai. Krystle receives around 55,000 INR for her every episode.
10. Paridhi Sharma – 50,000 INR
Paridhi Sharma, who started her career with Tere Mere Sapne TV series actually rose to fame with Jodha Akbar, by playing the lead character of Maharani Jodha Bai in the historical drama Jodha Akbar. Because of the high popularity of the serial, Paridhi now gets around 50,000 INR per episode.
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