For more than decades, there was a large chasm between the film industry and the television industry. However, this chasm has slowly begun to fill. What was once known as mediocre, is giving a head to head battle to it’s entertain counterpart. This change may be due to the increased budgets, better production quality or more compelling stories.
#10 TV Actors Who Earn More Than Bollywood Actors Per Month
Whatever the reason, there is no denying the fact that television actors work harder and for more number of days than the movie actors. There was a time when we could confidently say that the hot shot movie actors are paid more than the daily soap actors but the trends are changing. The television actors may be on a small screen but there is nothing small about their payroll checks anymore.
Now the question is, how much do they actually make? We have answered that question with a list of the highest grossing actors of the television industry.
10. Drashti Dhami (Rs 80,000 per episode)
Drashti Dhami is a dancer, a model and an actress. She started her acting career with the show Dill Mill Gayye as Dr. Muskan. Her portrayal of Geet in the drama Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi solidified her footing as a TV actress. She is also a winner of the dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. At the moment she is doing a StarPlus drama serial Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil for which she is charging Rs. 80,000 per episode.
Acting for TV serials is a strenuous task. The repetitive routine can begin to wear on a person, but getting paid like this is definitely worth it.
9. Saakshi Tanwar (Rs 80,000 per episode)
Saakshi Tanwar is highly acclaimed for her acting in shows like Devi, Balika Vadhu, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Bade Ache Lagte Hai and Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat. She has won several awards for her acting in Bade Ache Lagte Hai. Her current market worth is Rs 80,000 per episode. Saakshi’s most recent release is a web series named Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat 2, in which she is acting opposite Ram Kapoor.
8. Divyanka Tripathi (Rs. 1 lakh per episode)
More commonly known as Ishita Bhalla and Ishi Maa, Divyanka Tripathi is currently grossing Rs. 1 lakh per episode for the drama serial Ye Hai Mohabbatein. The show started in 2013, Divyanka’s paycheck has increased significantly since the first episode. This may be due to the fact that Divyanka has won many awards for the favorite mother on StarPlus.
7. Mohit Raina (Rs. 1 lakh per episode)
You can’t deny that he appeals the eyes in the role of Shiva. Mohit Roy started his acting career in 2006. After a lot of struggle, he finally landed a lead role in Devon Ke Dev – Mahadev. He was highly appreciated for his acting in this show, as a result he got to play Shiva again for the show Mahabharat. Mohit has also portrayed the historical character of Ashoka in the historical drama Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat. His current demand per episode is Rs. 1 lakh.
6. Shivaji Satham (Rs 1 lakh per episode)
Never have we seen a show run for 18 years. Shivaji Satham has been playing the lead role of ACP Pradyuman in the Sony TV crime drama C.I.D. for 18+ years. He is getting paid Rs. 1 lakh per episode for saying his iconic dialogues that keep the show running. Shivaji has also played fatherly roles in drama serials and films.
5. Ram Kapoor (Rs. 1.25 lakh per episode)
Ram Kapoor realized that he had a passion for acting when he was in school. He is one of the older actors of the television industry. He started his career in 1997 with a drama serial Nyay. From there on, he has played both lead and side roles in TV serials and movies. The shows Kasamh Se and Bade Achhe Lagte Hain took him to new levels of success. His current worth is Rs. 1.25 lakh per episode.
4. Ronit Roy (Rs 1.25 lakh per episode)
It has become very common for movie actors to make the jump from the film industry to the television industry. Ronit Roy started his career with bollywood movies back in the nineties. Due to lack of any interesting movie offers, he turned toward television. He has played numerous characters in different dramas. Ronit has built himself quite a reputation over the year. He was offered the lead role in the crime drama Adaalat, in which he played KD Pathak-an honest lawyer who fights for truth. Ronit is confidently demanding Rs 1.25 lakh for each episode.
3. Karan Patel (Rs 1.25 lakh -1.5 lakh per episode)
Karan Patel will always be remembered for is iconic lead role as Raman Bhalla-the best dad to Ruhi and Adi. Karan started working in the show Ye Hai Mohabbatein back in 2013. He has won numerous awards for being the favorite father on StarPlus. He is taking a hefty paycheck of Rs 1.25 lakh -1.5 lakh per episode. Judging by the ratings of the drama, the show is expected to continue for a few more years.
2. Nakuul Mehta (Rs. 1.5 lakh per episode)
Nakuul Mehta is a television actor and model. He is renowned playing the lead role in Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara. Currently he is playing Shivaay Singh Oberoi in a hit TV serial Ishqbaaaz. Since Nakuul started his role in Ishqbaaz, he has been receiving a massive salary of Rs. 1.5 lakh per episode. He has become an idolized romantic icon due to his role as Shivaay.
1. Mishal Raheja (Rs. 1.6 lakh per episode)
Mishal Raheja started his career in 2005. His role in Laagi Tujhse Lagan gained him hundreds of positive reviews all over the nation. He has been nominated for a number of awards for his personality and acting. He played the role of Viplav in the drama serial Ishq Ka Rang safed. Mishal is the highest paid actor of the TV industry. He is currently grossing Rs. 1.6 lakh per episode.
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