Gone are the days when television was called the small screen. It is fast growing and might just surpass Bollywood in no time. The TV actors’ remuneration is at par with our film stars. But we cannot deny the fact that they work under more intense conditions, for more number of days per month and sometimes even end up playing the same character for an entire decade!
Here is a list of the highest paid television actors of 2016.
1. Kapil Sharma- Rs 60-80 lakh per episode
It has been a while since Kapil has been on the top of this list. Kapil is getting Rs. 110 crore for his show The Kapil Sharma Show. Not only on his show but on the Indian television currently, the comedian easily pockets Rs 60-80 lakh per episode.
2. Sunil Grover- Rs 10-12 lakh per episode
Kapil’s close friend Sunil Grover stands second on the list.Sunil Grover has made a better name for himself on television, mainly as Gutthi and Dr. Mashoor Gulati. He charges between Rs 10-12 lakh.
3. Mishal Raheja- Rs 1.6 lakh per episod
Mishal Rahega surprisingly stands on the third spot. Mishal Raheja who was last seen in Ishq Ka Rang Safed, earned exorbitant amount of Rs 1.6 lakh per episode.
4. Ronit Roy- Rs 1.25 lakh per episode
Ronit Roy is mainly recognized for his portrayal of Rishabh Bajaj, Mihir Virani in daily soaps Kasauti Zindagi Kay and Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. He was last seen in Sony Tv’s show Adaalat season 2 and the actor charge Rs 1.25 lakh per episode.
5. Ram Kapoor- Rs 1.25 lakh per episode
Ram Kapoor is an Indian television and film actor. He was noted particularly for his portrayal of ‘Jai Walia’ in ‘Kasamh Se’ and the role of ‘Ram Kapoor’ in ‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hain’. He charge Rs. 1.25 lakh per episode.
6. Hina Khan- Rs 1-1.25 lakh per episode
Hina Khan aka Akshara from Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai gets a whooping Rs 1 lakh to 1.25 lakh per episode. She has now left the show as she wanted to progress in life.
7. Karan Patel- Rs 1-1.25 lakh per episode
Karan Patel who is associated with the daily soap Yeh hai Mohabbatein, charges Rs 1-1.25 lakh per episode.
8. Divyanka Tripathi- Rs 1 lakh per episode
Divyanka Tripathi is playing the role of Dr.Ishita Bhalla in the daily soap Yeh Hai Mohabbatein and she charges Rs 1 lakh per episode.
9. Mohit Raina- Rs 1 lakh per episode
Mohit is still remembered for playing Shiva in Devon Ke Dev – Mahadev. Currently, he receives Rs. 1 lakh per episode for playing King Ashoka on television.
10. Drashti Dhami- Rs 1 lakh per episode
The beautifull Drashti hiked her fees after winning Jhalak Dikhla Jaa in 2013 and now gets around Rs 1 lakh for her new show Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil.
The amount of money they are paid will surely make you sulk if you compare it with your own salary!