If you think only Khans and Kapoors from the Bollywood can make good money, then you are absolutely in a fallacious zone. Indian television stars a.k.a small screen celebrities are becoming famous on a global level and giving a tough competition to their Bollywood counterparts, in terms of popularity and wealth. Gone are the days when television artists were looked down upon as less talented artists. These small screen celebrities have come a long way since then and are giving a cohesive instance to the b’town biggies.
Here’s is an astonishing list of top television actors and their per episode earnings. Be ready to get a shocker!
Ruling the chart is none other than the ace comedian Kapil Sharma, who has made it to the top with a massive earning of Rs 60-80 lakh per episode. Winner of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge in 2007, Kapil Sharma is a household name today. With his great comic timings and witty antics, Kapil has also made it to the Forbes India Celebrity list in 2012, ranking at 95th position. With his brainchild, The Kapil Sharma Show on Sony Television, Kapil is touted to be the synonym of comedy and wittiness today.
The next in the list is another adored name from the comedy world, Sunil Grover. Popularly known as Dr Mashoor Gulati and Rinku Bhabhi of The Kapil Sharma Show, Sunil’s per episode income stands as high as Rs 10-12 lakh per episode. Started his career with small projects in Bollywood, Sunil’s hilarious comic timing as ‘Doctor Saab’ is winning hearts today. Also, his humours portrayal as female characters is surely a tongue-in-cheek laughter experience.
Third in the list is the lead actress from Yeh Hai Mohabbatein fame Divankya Tripathi aka Ishita Bhalla. Divankya stands tall with a massive earning of Rs 1 lakh per episode for the most highly watched daily soap in television landscape today. Produced by the orator of new-age daily soaps Ekta Kapoor, Divankya’s television series is telecasted seven days a week. Now do the math of her earnings per month by yourself!
The actor who is popularity known as the angry young man of the Indian telly world comes next in the list of top earners with a remuneration of somewhere between Rs 1 lakh – Rs 1.25 lakh per episode. The actor currently plays the role of Raman Bhalla in Ekta Kapoor’s Yeh Hai Mohabbatein against Divyanka Tripathi.
Another name from daily soap planetary is Kumkum Bhagya fame Sriti Jha, who has been widely appreciated for her character, Pragya, since the first episode of the show. Sriti reportedly takes home somewhere around Rs 50,000- Rs 60,000 per episode. The actress started her acting career as a television artist with the role of Malini Sharma in Disney’s teen drama Dhoom Machaao Dhoom. Her acting career took a leap post her serial Jyoti on NDTV Imagine.