Television is not as big as the big screen. But when there are so many channels competing with each other to telecast serials that take up prime time, there’s no doubt that the stars of the little cinema world too get their share of the pie.
The most loved television bahu and one hell of a gorgeous onscreen mom, Dr. Ishita Bhalla of Yeh Hain Mohabbatein, has been part of over a score of television shows in mere or major roles. The beautiful actress is also one of the highest earning actresses in TV town and is said to charge 1 lakh rupees for every episode.
The soap has been running since 2009, and has seen its the inevitable ups and downs in TRP. But Hina Khan’s paycheck has seen nothing but raises after raises. Getting younger by the hour, the lead actress secures a handsome check of 1 to 1.25 lakh for every episode.
The best host, Gumrah has ever had, Karan Patel, just like his co-star Divyanka has made to the list of top earners in TV. Famous as Raman Bhalla, the man pockets a check of 1.25 per episode.
Its been a while Ankita was last seen on screen, the buzz is she is preparing for a ‘dhansu’ big screen debut to give her ex-beau a face-off. But the bills don’t worry her, for she had saved up enough from the 1.5 lakh per episode checks she received during Pavitra Rishta.
Now he keeps switching between the big and the small screen every now and then, successful in both. However, his main income, which is again 1.25 lakh per episode comes from the small screen.
After a rocking performance opposite Aamir Khan, Sakshi is back in the top list of performers and earners in Indian television. She did have a little break after Bade Achche Lagte Hain that afforded her a stable flow of checks worth 80 to 85K five days a week.
Speaking of Bade Achche Lagte Hain, we must not forget that the main lead of the show too, cuts a handsome figure when it comes to remuneration. Like most of his colleagues on the list, 1.25 Lacs is what Ram Kapoor charges for every episode.
Mythology has been a dominating part of the television since the days of Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan. But barely an actor playing the Gods fetched the kind of fan following Mohit enjoyed for his portrayal of Lord Shiva. What else did the show fetch him? A lakh every episode.
I don’t even remember for how long CID has been running, what I remember though is his epic circular hand motion. Another thing to remember is the fat envelope of 1 Lac he charges for every episode. So how much do you think he might have made in all these years? Daya, pata karo.
Inarguably the highest earning TV actor of present times is the lead of Laagi Tujhse Lagan, Bhau. Mishal draws a whopping 1.6 lacs every episode.