4. Divyanka Tripathi
The girl from Bhopal has had a meteoric rise to fame. She is now one of the top TV stars in India and gained widespread popularity for her double role in Banoo Main Teri Dulhann on Zee. From a modest beginning as a news anchor for All India Radia, Bhopal, Divyanka went on to win several television awards. She was also won the Miss Bhopal contest in 2005. Since her debut as a contestant in India’s Best Cinestars Ki Khoj in 2004, this 32-year old actress went on to perform in 14 TV serials. She is paid ₹1 lakh plus for each episode.
5. Ronit Roy
Often called the Amitabh Bachchan of the small screen for good reason, Ronit Roy is undeniably one of the top TV stars today. He became hugely popular as Rishabh Bajaj in Kasautii Zindagi Kay and Mihir Virani in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. He had an unsuccessful stint in films in the early 1990s but managed to resurrect his career on television. Ronit Roy now shuttles between films and TV. He is rumoured to be paid ₹1.25 lakh for every episode and works for only 15 days each month.
6. Sakshi Tanwar
The former sales trainee with the Taj group of hotels, Sakshi Tanwar has been a known face on TV. She has been a part of some hugely successful shows including Kutumb, Devi, Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin, and Balika Vadhu. Her role as Priya Kapoor in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain was highly appreciated. She played the role of Aamir Khan’s wife Daya Kaur in the film Dangal. Sakshi commands around ₹80,000 for every episode on television.