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These #5 TV actors Rake in More Moolah Than Their Bollywood Counterparts

From Sanjay Kapoor to Zayed Khan, small television serials have big names associated with its cast
These #5 TV actors Rake in More Moolah Than Their Bollywood Counterparts
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Entrepreneur Staff
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Indian television’s popularity is at its peak now with numerous channels providing a steady stream of soap operas to meet audiences’ daily dose of entertainment.

The high-budget TV serials and big buyouts on channels by corporates have changed the paradigms of Television, and brightened the fortune of TV actors. Today, the remuneration of TV actors is not lesser than Bollywood actors. In fact, most of the actors find television better than Bollywood in terms of storyline, production and budget. From Sanjay Kapoor to Zayed Khan, small screen shows have big names associated with its cast. 

Entrepreneur India lists a few TV actors who make more money than Bollywood actors in India.   

These #5 TV actors Rake in More Moolah Than Their Bollywood Counterparts

Ram Kapoor

Ram Kapoor
Sakshi Tanwar’s Bade Achhe Lagte Hai co-star Ram Kapoor is one of the favourites of Ekta Kapoor. We recently saw him playing Katrina Kaif’s funny father in Baar Baar Dekho. And when on television he demands a whopping Rs. 1.25 lakh per episode. He shoots for only 15 days, and gives the remaining time to films and family.
These #5 TV actors Rake in More Moolah Than Their Bollywood Counterparts

Hina Khan

Hina Khan
‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’ star Akshara aka Hina Khan charged from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.25 lakh per episode.
These #5 TV actors Rake in More Moolah Than Their Bollywood Counterparts

Ronit Roy

Ronit Roy

Ronit Roy charges Rs 1.25 lakh Rupees per episode. He is not only a TV star, but has appeared in a number of Bollywood films too.

These #5 TV actors Rake in More Moolah Than Their Bollywood Counterparts

Divyanka Tripathi

Divyanka Tripathi
Divyanka or popularly know as ‘Ishi Maa’ charges Rs 80,000 to Rs 1 Lakh per episode. She rose to fame from her current show on Star Plus ‘Yeh Hain Mohabbatein.’ Her earlier show ‘Banu Mai Teri Dulhan’ on Zee TV was also a hit.
These #5 TV actors Rake in More Moolah Than Their Bollywood Counterparts

Vatsal Sheth

Vatsal Sheth
Popular TV-film actor Vatsal Sheth made his acting debut with the late '90s show "Just Mohabbat" as a kid. He later appeared in a couple of films including, "Taarzan: The Wonder Car", "U Me Aur Hum", "Jai Ho" among others. But out of all 10-20 Bollywood films, Vatsal finds television screen a better medium. His popular TV shows, 'Ek Hasina Thi' and 'Haasil' has broken TRP records of BARC. Sheth charges INR 40,000 for per episode of Haasil.
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  • These #5 TV actors Rake in More Moolah Than Their Bollywood Counterparts
  • 1. Ram Kapoor
  • 2. Hina Khan
  • 3. Ronit Roy
  • 4. Divyanka Tripathi
  • 5. Vatsal Sheth
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