The amount of money our television actors are paid will only make you sulk if you compare it with your own salary.
Gone is the time when TV Screen was known as a ‘small screen’ and TV stars were called ‘small actors.’ Because, in the present situation, TV indicates have considerably more extensive reach and viewership than prior. Also, not just that the TV performing artists have awesome fan following now, but they earn well too. You will be stunned to realize that some TV performers even procure more than few Bollywood superstars.
We list down top actors on Indian television and their current fees. Don’t blame us if your jaws drop at the figures. Mind you, the numbers are for per episode.
1. DIVYANKA TRIPATHI – Rs 80,000 – 1 lakh per episode
She rose to fame from her current show on Star Plus ‘Yeh Hain Mohobbatein.’ Her earlier show ‘Banu Mai Teri Dulhan’ on Zee TV was also a hit.
2. HINA KHAN – Rs 1 lakh to 1.25 lakh per episode
Who is bothered if you say she has the same expression for every emotion, Hina aka Akshara from Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. She is also one of the highest paid television actresses we have today.
3. KARAN PATEL – Rs 1 lakh -1.25 lakh per episode
Karan rose to fame from Star Plus show ‘Yeh Hai Mohobbatein.’
4. ANKITA LOKHANDE – Rs 90,000- 1.5 lakh per episode
She got popular from TV Show ‘Pavitra Rishta’ opposite her ex-boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput. The show was a super hit.
5. RONIT ROY – Rs 1.25 lakh per episode
He is not only a TV star, but has appeared in a number of Bollywood films too.
6. SAAKSHI TANWAR – Rs 80,000 approx per episode
She was last seen in movie ‘Dangal’ opposite Aamir Khan. However, she is a regular TV face. People know her for her roles in ‘kahaani Ghar ghar ki’, ‘Bade ache lagte hai’ etc.
7. RAM KAPOOR – Rs. 1.25 lakh per episode
Ram Kapoor’s on-screen name was also Ram Kapoor in hit show ‘Bade ache lagte hai’ opposite Sakshi Tanwar. He has also appeared in various Bollywood movies like ‘Mere Dad Ki Maaruti’.
8. DRASHTI DHAMI – Rs 60,000 per episode
She is currently seen in Star Plus show ‘Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil’ opposite Arjun Bijlani.She was titled as Asia’s 5th sexiest woman in 2016.
9. MOHIT RAINA – Rs 1 lakh per episode
Have you ever seen a Lord Shiva as good looking as him? Well, none of us have! And while his massive female fan base keeps swooning over his chiselled physique and killer looks, he is still remembered for playing Shiva in Devon Ke Dev – Mahadev.
10. SHIVAJI SATHAM – Rs 1 lakh per episode
“Daya pata karo…” All you need to pay actor Shivaji Satham to say this iconic dialogue on CID is Rs. 1 lakh per episode. Don’t get us wrong! He totally deserves that, because he is one of the main reasons why this show has been running continuously for over 18 years now.
11. MISHAL RAHEJA – Rs 1.6 lakh per episode
Mishal is one of the highest paid actors on television too. While he played Datta Bhau in Laagi Tujhse Lagan, he is currently seen as Viplav in Ishq Ka Rang safed.
Acting is definitely not an easy job but if stretching a single plot for three months can make you rich, would you mind leaving your mundane job and trying your luck on television instead?