Hindi TV serials, the boon of grandmas and aunties and the bane of today’s youth. The mixture of sugar, spice and buckets of salty tears along with epic slow-motion slaps and the stories between the mother and daughters-in-law. Indian serials were often produced to depict certain households with their politics, customs and traditions; all to bring out the one thing India is famous for: family ties. They show how deep the roots of family ties go ; how blood is thicker than water; how scheming, nasty outsiders may try to wreck your family and how the most innocent and the most strongest member deals with it.
TV serials are basically cry fests where the entire family gets together (the men often get irritated and the young kids often roll their eyes) , but still they all sit together and watch the exaggerated drama that takes place in reality actually, in one’s own family if one observes quite closely. And the people who benefit from the serials? They aren’t you or me, but actors who portray such roles and scenes on screen that leads us to the list of top ten highest paid Indian TV serial actors 2018.
10. KARAN SINGH GROVER at Rs.80000 per day
The New Delhi born Indian actor and model is popular for his roles in series like Dill Mill Gaye and Qubool Hai. He has dabbled in Bollywood films like ‘Alone’ and ‘Hate Story 3’.
He began his career as a serial actor in MTV’s ‘Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi’. In 2007, Dill Mill Gaye landed in his arms. Stories have it that he was extremely lazy and used to report late to work. In Qubool Hai , his work ended in 2013 and he was replaced by Raquesh Vashishth. But it doesn’t change the fact that he still earns 80,000 per day that is around 20 lakh a month in 25 days of work on set. He got married to Bollywood’s most famous actress Bipasha Basu. He was listed in the top 50 sexiest Asian men on the planet.
9. HINA KHAN at Rs.90000 per day.
This Indian beauty was born on October 2 (aged 29) in Srinagar. She is an Indian television actress famous for the role as Akshara in ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’. Her name appears in the list of top 50 sexiest Asian women list produced by Easteen Eye in 2013 and 2014. She is currently going out with Jaywant Jaiswal.
8. DIVYANKA TRIPATHI at Rs.90000 to 1 lakh per day.
She is one of the most popular actress in serial industry known for her roles in ZEE tv’s ‘Banoo Mein Teri Dulhan’ and in Star Plus’s ‘Yeh Hai Mohabattein’.
She initiated her career as an anchor in Akash Vani, Bhopal. She was crowned Miss Bhopal in 2005, she played a dual role in ‘BMTD’ and won the Indian television academy award for best actress in drama category .
In 2013, her role in ‘Yeh Hai Mohabattein’ won the ‘ Indian Telly award for best actress in the head role’. ‘Lions Gold Award for Best actress in lead role’ and the ‘Bhopal Award’ . in 2015 she was honoured with a ‘Shan-E-Bhopal’ award
7. ANKITA LOKHANDE at 1 lakh rupees per day
She is a gorgeous Indian television serial actress who made her debut in 2009 in ZEE TV’s soap opera Pavithra Rishtha . she participated in the dance show ‘Jalak Dhikhlaa Jaa’ season 4 with her partner Sushanth singh Rajput on Sony TV. She also participated in 2011 Comedy Circus. she played Pragya in ‘Ek Thi Nayak’ and had a comeback in ‘Kuch Tho Hai Tere Mere Darmiyaan’ in 2015. She won the 2014 state guild awards as best actress in Drama series ‘Pavithra Rishtha’ as Archana Deshmukh.
6. MOHIT RAINA at 1 lakh rupees per day.
He is an Indian male actor who works in bollywood movies and Indian television series. He is very popular for his lead role as the Hindu god Shiva in the famous TV series ‘Devon ka Dev Mahadev’, aired in the year 2013. He had acted before in a TV soap opera like ‘Chehera’ in the year 2009 and ‘Ganga kii Dheej’ in the year 2010. He played a role in ‘Dho Muthu Swami’ and it also starred Mithun Chakraborthy. Currently he plays the role of Emperor Ashoka in a historical drama ‘Chakravarhi Ashoka Samrat’ aired on ‘Colors’.
For his role as Shiva, he started improving his physique and also started learning the Indian classical dance form Kathak. Fans admire him because of his ‘fab abs, groovy smile and acting chops’. He won the Star Guild Awards of the year 2015, Best Actor in lead role for ‘Devon ka Dev Mahadev’.
5. SHIVAJI SATAM at 1 lakh rupees per day.
He is a famous bank official who is now an Indian television icon and film actor who is starred in many Hindi and Marathi movies. A few of his famous films are Vaastav , Taxi No. 9211 ,Nayak etc. He is extremely popular in India due to his role as ACP Pradhyuman on the TV series C.I.D on Sony Entertainment television.
He had been nominated for the Best Actor of Star Screen Awards for his movie ‘Ghamm-E-Mustafa’. He had had a job in Central Bank of India, but he gave it up because got recognised in an inter bank stage competition.
He has been starring C.I.D since 1998 and won the best actor award for his role as ACP Pradhyuman. When he tried to concentrate only on acting in movies the public demanded him to come back to his role in C.I.D. He is one amongst the top ten highest paid Indian TV serial actors 2018.
4. KARAN PATEL at 1.10 lakh rupees per day.
An Indian television actor who began his career in ‘Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki’ in 2000. Currently he is seen in ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’.he won the ZEE Gold Award for Best Actor for three years in a row (2014-16) and Indian Televison Academy Award 2015 for the category, best romantic actor (male) and Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in Lead Role . He and co-star Divyanka Tripathi won the Best Jodi Award for three years in a row.
3. SAAKSHI TANWAR at 1-1.25 lakh rupees per day.
She is an Indian television and film actress popular for role in ‘Bade Ache Lagte Hain’. She is from Rajasthan and her first acting experience was as an anchor in Doordarshan. She played a lead role in soap opera ‘Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki’ and later a role in ‘Bade Ache Lagthe Hain’ which ended in July 2014.She won the 2012 Dhoordarshan Phalke Academy Award for Best TV actor in Lead Role and Poople’s Choice Awards India for best drama actress and 2013 Star Guild Awards in drama series. In a survey conducted in 2013 by Ormax, she was listed in the top 5 most trustworthy celebrities.
2. RONIT ROY at 1.25-1.50 lakhs per day.
He is an Indian film and TV actor, multi talented in aspects like acting and ows a business called ’Ace Security and Protection Agency’. Rishabh Bajaj, KD Pathak , Mihir Virani, etc. are few examples for his popular roles. He owns a security business providing protection to Bollywood actors like Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, etc. He had participated in a dance show ‘Jhalak Dhikhla Jaa’ and is well known for his role as KD Pathak in the series Adalat as a sharp lawyer on Sony TV. He has acted in a few Bollywood movies like ‘Student Of The Year’, ‘Shootout at Wadala’ and ‘Midnight’s Children’ and ‘Udaan’.
1. RAM KAPOOR at 1.25-1.5 lakh rupees per day.
This portly, genial faced man is a well known, very popular household face as the brand endorser of the Vim soap liquid and many other ads .He portrays Ram Kapoor in ‘Bade Ache Lagte Hain’ and is a very famous TV actor. He made a small appearance in ‘Student Of The Year’, ‘Agent Vinod’ and ‘Humshakals’. He is the highest paid actor who works 15 days a month for a serial .He won the Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Actor and in 2012, he won the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Best Television actor (male), Best Actor (jury) in Indian Television Academy Awards.
So here ends the list of top ten highest paid Indian TV serial actors 2018. Apart from serials, these actors work in short films, advertisements as brand endorsers, etc. and get paid a lot. They have the power to reassure the people in a typical household and this is because such is the impact on people by Hindi serials. People buy Vim dish washing liquid sometimes because it is promoted by Ram Kapoor and Saakshi Tanwar, hence they have a lot of hold on people’s minds. Media is indeed frightening, but it’s also kind of cute when you see your grandma sitting in a corner and sniffing quietly at a touching reunion of all family members after evil and wicked neighbors tried to poison the family’s good name and bonding by dropping a lizard in the milk which was kept for the eldest saas and was thankfully dropped by the bahu while she tripped on her sari pallu, which was torn by her sister-in-law on purpose to kill her. Indian television is viciously fun indeed.