They bring joy to every household. As bahus, betis and girlfriends, they shield their men and their families from every possible mishap whether it is accidents, attempted murder or even supernatural beings. The leading TV actress is truly the Lakshmi of the house. Given the prominence of female characters, the actresses do earn a lot more on TV shows. Here is a look at some TV actresses who are indeed Lakshmis in their own right. Read on…
Fee: 1 lakh to 1.25 lakh
Hina Khan is loved as Akshara from Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. From managing her home to taking care of Naitik’s (Vishal Singh) office is his absence, she is the true multi-tasker. The lady is seen dressed beautifully 24×7. Hina is perhaps the highest paid actress of Indian TV. She takes a whopping amount of Rs 1 lakh to 1.25 lakh per episode.
Fee: Rs 80K to 1 lakh
We know that Divyanka shoots for almost 30 days a month. TV’s beloved Ishimaa from Yeh Hai Mohabbatein packets a cool Rs 80K to one lakh per episode depending on her work. From Banoo Main Teri Dulhann to YHM, Divyanka has spent a decade in the industry. Her hefty fee justifies her hard work and dedication.
Fee: 80K to 1 lakh
Rumour mills suggested that she would take home Rs 65-70K for every episode of Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon. It was hiked to Rs one lakh per episode for Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani. On an average, she earns upwards of Rs80K, which puts her in the top bracket of actresses.
Fee: 80K to 1.25 lakhs
She does few shows but Sakshi Tanwar comes at a price. The lady reportedly made Rs 1.25 lakhs for every episode of Code Red on Colors. Her fees for Bade Achhe Lagte Hain were also in the bracket of 65-80K per episode. Sakshi is a powerhouse actress and we are sure no one minds doling out the given amount.
Fee: 90k to 1.5 lakhs
She might have not done a daily show for a really long time but Ankita Lokhande is one of top actresses of the small screen. The lady made a whopping Rs 90,000 to 1.5 lakhs per episode during her heydays on Pavitra Rishta.
The lovely Krystle D’souza shone on serials like Ek Hazaaron Main Meri Behna Hai and Ekk Nayi Pehchaan. TV’s fashionista is one of the better paid actresses on TV. She is back with Brahmarakshas and the show is faring well on the TRP charts.
Jennifer Winget is one of the most successful artistes on TV. From Dill Mil Gaye to Saraswatichandra, she has some hit shows in her kitty. The gorgeous diva is back with Beyhadh with Kushal Tandon. She pockets around Rs 65-85K per episode. As per reports, she took a pay cut for Beyhadh as she did not mind doing the role for lesser money too.
The beauteous Devoleena replaced Giaa Manek as Gopi Bahu on Saath Nibhaana Saathiya and left an impact on the audiences. She makes around Rs 80,000 per episode. The lady has reportedly been asking for a hike since past few months.
Fee: 70 K
Surbhi Jyoti, the lead actress of Qubool Hai is an extremely popular actress. The lady who made her debut with the show and went on to play around nine characters on the show. Surbhi’s fees are around 70K per episode.
One of the prettiest girls on TV, Asha rakes in a hefty amount for every show or performance. The lady has been missing from the daily soap scene for a while but does show. She was seen as an anchor on Indian Idol Junior.
Dipika’s antics as Simar on Sasural Simar Ka might have us ROFL but the lady is laughing her way to the bank. She pockets a cool Rs 70K per episode. Dipika also met the love of her life, Shoaib Ibrahim on SSK. Truly, fortunes favours the impossible.
She has had a long career in daily soaps but Sanaya Irani’s fees are quite reasonable as compared to others. Sanaya was last seen on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 and will be back with Meenu Mausi. The moderate success of some of her shows apparently meant that the lady’s fees were a little lesser.
TV’s sexy diva, Nia Sharma means sass. The makeup junkie, fashionista and music lover won hearts right after her first show, Ek Hazaaron Main Meri Behna Hai. It was followed by the hit Jamai Raja. Rated as one of Asia’s sexiest women, Nia charges a whopping Rs 75K per episode.
The Uttaran actress made above Rs60K per episode on her show. She was the second lead but earned more than Tina Datta, who played the main role.
The lady has been in the industry for a long time and is known for her acting skills. Her last performance as Bindiya in Begusarai bagged her all the awards. Shweta is worth her weight in gold.
As the sexy Shagun of Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, Anita has won hearts all over. The lovely Anita is also a TV veteran and pockets above Rs 60K per episode.
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