It is an ever accepted fact that Television is one of the interesting inventions of all time. This little box filled with cathode rays has always impressed one and all and helped expand our horizons. Never did John Logie Baird might have thought that his invention of TV would give a livelihood to millions across the globe and our Indian television actresses are not left behind in this.
The Indian TV serial actresses indeed earn more than a Bollywood upcoming actress and earn equal to their male counterparts. With the Indian TV serials becoming a part of everyday lives of many, these beautiful and popular actresses are leaving no stone unturned to make hay when the sun is shining real bright.
Let us now have a look at the top 10 richest Indian television serial actresses of all time.
1. Hina Khan
This pretty lady tops the list of being one of the richest Indian TV actresses. The mutli talented actress has wooed the audience with her smashing performance as the lead in the Star Plus show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. Her role as Akshara has been loved by one and all and she created an image of a perfect bahu through that show. It is said that the pretty lady makes about Rs 1 Lakh to Rs 1.5 Lakh for one episode in the TV industry. Though she is not a part of the show post leap, her fans are now waiting to see her soon on the small screen.
2. Drashti Dhami
The perfect wife and an ideal bahu of small screen, Drashti Dhami has a huge fan following. She is a famous TV serial actress and is very popular for the roles she has played in TV shows like Geet, Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani, and Madhubala–ek Ishq Ek Junoon till the very recent Pardes Mein Hain Mera Dil. She was loved for the character she played for Madhubala and Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani and this made her a star in no time. She is the richest Indian television actresses of all time and she charges about Rs 80000 per episode.
3. Divyanka Tripathi
The most favorite bahu of the Indian television, Divyanka Tripathi got popular with her show Banu Main Teri Dulhan. She was not seen in many shows after that but she rose to popularity as Ishita from the Star Plus hit show Yeh Hain Mohabattein where she plays the female lead opposite Karan Patel. She is popularly called as Isi Maa by her fans and she is one of the highest paid Indian television actresses. If the sources are to be believed she is paid anywhere between Rs 80000 to 1 Lakh for each episode.
4. Sakshi Tanwar
Known to be an outstanding performer in the Indian television industry, Sakshi Tanwar is known for the role she played of Parvati in the popular TV soap Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii which was aired on Star Plus. She is known for her amazing performances she made in all her Indian soaps and it is said that she earns about Rs 66000 for every episode.
5. Sanaya Irani
Sanaya Irani is a popular Indian Television actress who rose to popularity with the role of Kushi she played in the Star Plus popular show “Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon”. Her role of Kushi Kumari Gupta was loved by one and all and she is also best friends with Drashti Dhami. It is said that she charges about Rs 75000 for each episode. She was last seen in Jhalak Dhiklaja and her fans are eagerly waiting to see her in a new show.
6. Surbhi Jyoti
Surbhi Jyothi is known for the role she played in the Indian TV show “Qubool Hai” where she played the character of Zoya opposite popular actor Karan Singh. She was also seen in a limited series for a Hotstar show and is expected to be seen in a new show soon. It is said that she charges about Rs 73000 for each episode. So, she is for sure one of the highest paid Indian television actresses and of course one of the richest.
7. Asha Negi
Asha Negi is one of the most prettiest actresses in the Indian television industry. She has acted in a number of popular shows and has a huge fan following. She is also one of the highest paid Indian television actresses who earns about Rs 83000 per episode.
8. Jennifer Winget
Jennifer Winget is not only one of the richest Indian television actresses but is also quite popular. The beautiful actress has a huge fan following and rose to popularity with the role she played in the show Saraswatichandra for which she also earned the Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Actress Critics. She also bagged the 21st position in the World’s Sexiest Asian Women for 2012. She is presently seen in a negative character in Sony TV show named Beyhadh. This stylish and pretty actress earns about Rs 60000 for one episode.
9. Paridhi Sharma
Paridhi Sharma is one of those versatile actresses Indian television industry has. She played amazing characters in show like Tere Mere Sapne and Ruk Jana Nahi but she got her big break for the role of Jodha she played in the Star Plus popular show Jodha Akbar. The actress started her acting career in the year 2010 and also has a few awards to her credit; most of them were for her show Jodha Akbar. She earns about Rs. 50000 per episode.
10. Ankita Lokhande
Ankita Lokhande has been away from the small screen for a while but she is a very popular actress of the Indian television industry. She was always in news for the association with the popular actor Sushant Singh Rajput. She was well known for her show Pavitra Rishta and it is said that she charges about Rs. 90000 to Rs 1.5 Lakh for every episode.
Television is no longer called as the small screen any more now. Indian television is now giving a very tough competition to Bollywood and even the budget and the remuneration of these TV actors and actresses is on par with the Bollywood actors. Though there have been debates about these actors charging high for every episode, the fact cannot be denied that they indeed work under very intense and tough conditions.
The above is the list of the top actresses in the Indian television industry who have always topped it, be it in their remuneration or their acting skills.