Because of its wide reach in almost all corners of the country the small screen or the television, often enjoys more popularity than the Film Industry. With the viewership ranging from young teens to senior citizens, the overly dramatic sass, bahu and saajish type extravaganza, is indeed a big hit. Love it or hate it we gotta give credit to Ekta Kapoor for this. Though the content of most serials, might seem outdated and regressive to many– there is no denying that the umpteen number of TV Shows on air, have a lot of beautiful and alluring female actresses. But its not just about a pretty face, most of these actresses have made a name for themselves and are as popular as their Bollywood counterparts. Here is a definitive list of the 5 Most Expensive TV Actresses on Indian TV.
Still known as Parvati or Priya, for her extremely popular roles in the television soaps ‘Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii’ and ‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hain’ Sakshi has established herself as one of the most prominent and highest-paid actress of Indian Television. Having played a key role in Amir Khan starer, Dangal she won loads of critical acclaim. One of the most loved actors in the country, Sakshi tops our list of the Most Expensive actresses with a whooping charges of rupees 1.25 -1.5 lakhs for each episode.
The role of Akshara in ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’ made Hina Khan,a house hold name. Her participation in Reality shows like Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 and Big Boss 11 allowed the audience to see the real Hina Khan. She created quite an oomph and pleasantly surprised her audience when she lost about 8 kilos before participating in the mentioned reality shows and the pictures she shared with her fans, created a sensation. With her innocent eyes, ethnic Kashmiri looks and a curvaceous figure, Hina Khan is regarded as one of the most beautiful TV actresses today. Extremely popular on social media, she’s said to charge around 1-1.25 lakhs per episode. Though her constant bickering with Shilpa Shinde fans and her haters also keeps her in news.
Ankita Lokhande career took off as a participant in talent-hunt reality show Idea Zee Cine Stars in 2006. She was spotted by Ekta Kapoor, and soon shot to fame with the dual roles of Archana and Ankita in romantic-drama series ‘Pavitra Rishta’. Often in news for her live-in relationship and her break up with actor Sushant Singh Rajput, Ankita also participated in ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season-4′ and ‘Comedy Circus’. Currently she is working for her Bollywood debut as Jhalkaribai in ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’, with Kangana Ranaut in the lead role. Her ongoing rate per episode is around one lakh rupees which brings her to number three on our chart.
With back to back hit TV serials like ‘Banoo Main Teri Dulan’, ‘Mrs. & Mr. Sharma Allahabadwale’ and ‘Yeh Hain Mohabbtein,’ Divyanka Tripathi eased her way into the hearts of TV viewers. Not just that, she has been labelled as one of the hottest actress In Indian Television. She also made an entry to Forbes celebrity list of 2017. Having spent over a decade now in the television industry, she has been quite experimental with her choice of roles. Her Indian looks and a heart melting smile, make her very popular among the masses and so its no wonder that for every episode she shoots, she makes around 95,000 to one lakh rupees.
Considered to be one of the most beautiful actresses Jennifer Winget, indeed has looks to die for.With numerous roles to her credit, she had already carved a niche for herself.But as the hot and obsessive lover, Maya Mehrotra in ‘Beyhadh’, she probably drove everyone crazy about her too. Though she doesn’t really believe in brands and labels but her grace and dressing sense were very much applauded and she has become a Style Icon. She is back with yet another fiction soap titled ‘Bepannah’. With more than 4 million followers on Instagram, Jennifer is believed to be charging about 80,000-90,000 per episode.
The hard work behind the glitterati is often conveniently ignored. Acting is work, a lot of work, and we don’t usually see what goes on before a performance. These actresses have every right to be getting paid for their diligent and sincere efforts on screen. They have given reasons to the Indian housewives to believe in their dreams and relate to the character that is portrayed on the small screen. In a way both of them have surely come a long way.
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