Gone are the days when TV actors in India were paid peanuts compared to their big-screen counterparts. Nowadays, several TV stars, especially in Hindi soaps, command salaries that are equal to some of big names in Bollywood, at least among the current generation, and in some cases, the pay packets of the former would leave many Hindi cinema actors green with envy. And with most TV artistes being paid remunerations per day or per episode, they end up walking home with a cool sum by the time their commitment to a particular show is done and dusted.
So let’s take a look at the highest paid actors on television in today’s times:
|Sakshi Tanwar||Rs.70,000-Rs.1 lakh per day|
|Mohit Raina||Rs.1 lakh per episode|
|Ankita Lokhande||Rs.1 lakh per day|
|Shivaji Satam||Rs.1 lakh per day|
|Jennifer Winget||Rs.1 lakh per episode|
|Ram Kapoor||Rs.1.25 lakh per day|
|Ronit Roy||Rs.1.25 lakh per day|
|Mishal Raheja||Rs.1.60 lakh per day|
|Maniesh Paul||Rs. 1.50 crore per show as a host|
|Shilpa Shetty||Rs. 14 crore per show as a judge|
No wonder these actors are more than content with their TV assignments, and plus, the odd film in-between boosts their already large remunerations along with offering them the creative satisfaction they may miss on the small screen.
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