We wonder why TV is called the small screen because there’s nothing small about it anymore. The TV screens have grown bigger and so have the paychecks of the pretty actresses in the Indian soaps. If you think Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone are the only ones taking home loads of money, think again. TV’s favourite bahus Ankita Lokhande and Saakshi Tanwar are raking in the moolah too. Have a look at the highest paid actresses on Indian television.
Ankita Lokhande: Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend and TV’s favourite actress Ankita is the highest paid TV actress. Ankita who shot to fame with the telly soap Pavitra Rishta takes home Rs.90,000 to 1.15 lakhs per
episode. Calculate and tell us how much she makes a month.
Saakshi Tanwar: TV’s favourite bahu, Saakshi Tanwar takes home a fat paycheck. Currently playing the lead in Bade Ache Lagte Hain she makes Rs.80,000 per episode. Phew!
Drashti Dhami: The Madhubala of Indian TV, Drashti Dhami shoots on an average 20 episodes per month. She charges Rs.60,000 to 70,000 per episode. No prize for guessing how much she makes a month.
Shweta Tiwari: Shweta Tiwari has been a part of the small screen for a long time now. She rose to fame with Kasautii Zindagii Kay and has been one of the most famous TV actresses ever since. The actress who has participated in reality shows and comedy shows, and has done soap operas too, charges Rs.60,000 per episode. *faints*
Hina Khan: Hina Khan plays the role of Akshara in the popular serial Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. She has been playing the role for a long time now and is the nation’s heart throb. Hina who started to act in the show as a nobody has become very famous now and charges Rs.45,000 per episode.
Sanaya Irani: Sanaya is one of the prettiest actresses of the small screen. The actress who had a series of ups and downs with her serials has always been in the limelight for her looks. She earns Rs.40,000 per episode and is the lead in the TV serial Rangrasiya.
Rashmi Desai: Rashmi Desai who rose to fame with her portrayal of Tapasya in the hot TV show Uttaran earns Rs.55,000 per episode. She plays the second lead in the show.
Tina Dutta: Tina Dutta who plays the lead in the show Uttaran gets a per-show salary of Rs.45,000. Weird thing is that it is way less than Rashmi Desai’s, who plays the second lead in the show.
Avika Gor: Avika or Ballika Vadhu as she will always be remembered is only 16 years old. She started working at the tender age of 11 and has been on the Indian TV scene ever since. Currently playing the lead in the serial Sasural Simar Ka, Avika charges Rs.25,000 per episode.
Deepika Singh: Diya Aur Baati Hum is currently the show raking in the highest TRPs and the show’s lead Deepika Singh has become popular overnight. Deepika takes home Rs.20,000 to 30,000 per episode.