Top 10 Highest Paid TV Actress in India

The Indian television industry is known for its riveting family dramas and daily soaps which entertain the audience every day. Many television actresses have not only become household names with their stellar performances in various serials but also enriched themselves. Some of the highest paid television actresses of India have been listed here.

1. Rupali Ganguly

Rupali Ganguly

Rupali Ganguly debuted in the small screen with the television series Sukanya in the year 2000. She shot to prominence for playing the role of Monisha in the popular sitcom Sarabhai vs Sarabhai which aired from 2004 to 2006. Ganguly also worked in many other popular television serials, such as Sanjivani, Ek Packet Ummed and Parrvarish before taking a break from acting. Rupali Ganguly returned to television in the year 2020 with the lead role in the ongoing television series Anupama. This serial is hugely popular among the audience and has won her numerous awards including the Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a lead role. She reportedly charges Rs. 3 lakhs per day.

2. Hina Khan

Hina Khan

Hina Khan debuted with the role of Akshara in the StarPlus television series Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai in 2009. This serial became a hit among the audience and her performance was widely appreciated. She quit the show in 2016 and participated in the popular reality show Bigg Boss 11 in 2017, emerging as the first runner up. Hina Khan played a negative role in the television series Kasauti Zindagi Kay 2 till 2019. She has starred in many OTT shows as well. Reportedly, Khan gets up to Rs. 2 lakhs per episode.

3. Tejasswi Prakash

Tejasswi Prakash

Tejasswi Prakash debuted in the year 2012 with the television series 2612 which aired on Life OK channel. However, her breakthrough performances came in Color TV’s Swaragini and Ragini 6. She has appeared in many other serials, such as Pehreedar Piya Ki, Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya and Karn Sangini. Tejasswi Prakash has participated in reality shows, such as Khatron Ke Khiladi 10 and Bigg Boss 15. She reportedly charges a fee up to Rs. 2 lakhs per episode.

4. Jennifer Winget

Jennifer Winget

Jennifer Winget made her television debut in 2002 with the kids series Shaka Laka Boom Boom. She played her first lead role in the television series Karthika and subsequently starred in popular television serials, such as Kasauti Zindagi Kay, Sangam and Dil Mill Gaye. However, her breakthrough performance came in the popular television series Saraswatichandra. Jennifer Winget has starred in other serials, such as Beyhadh, Bepannah and Beyhadh 2. She reportedly earns Rs. 1.5 lakhs per episode.

5. Sriti Jha

Sriti Jha

Sriti Jha made her acting debut with the teen drama Dhoom Machao Dhoom which aired on Disney India in 2007. Her first major role was in the serial Jyoti, followed by widely acclaimed performances in Rakt Sambandh and Saubhayawati Bhava. However, Jha’s breakthrough performance came in the hit television series Kumkum Bhagya which established her as a leading television actress. Sriti Jha is portraying the role of Amruta Chitnis in the television series Kaise Mujhe Tum Mil Gaye since November 2023. As per reports, Jha earns Rs. 1.5 lakhs per episode.

6. Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya

Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya

Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya commenced her acting career with a telefilm on the state-owned channel Doordarshan. She catapulted to fame by playing the dual roles of Vidya and Divya in Zee TV’s popular drama Banoo Main Teri Dulhann. This serial won her several awards, including the Indian Television Academy Award for Best Actress in Drama category. Divyanka’s portrayal of Ishita Bhalla in the hit television series Yeh Hai Mohabbatein 3 established her as a leading television actress. Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya participated in the dance reality show Nach Baliye 8 with her husband and won the title. She reportedly earns Rs. 1 to 1.5 lakhs per episode.

7. Sakshi Tanwar

Sakshi Tanwar

Sakshi Tanwar debuted in the year 1998 with the television series Albela Sur Mela. She shot to prominence for her role in the popular television series Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki. Tanwar’s breakthrough performance as Priya Kapoor in the hit television series Bade Achhe Lagte Hain cemented her position as a leading television actress. Sakshi Tanwar appeared in the 2016 super-hit movie Dangal opposite Amir Khan. She reportedly earns around Rs. 1.5 lakhs per episode.

8. Shraddha Arya

Shraddha Arya

Shraddha Arya made her acting debut with a Tamil movie in the year 2006 and also appeared in the Bollywood movie Nishabd. She made her television debut with the series Main Lakshmi Tere Angan Ki on Life OK channel. Thereafter, she starred in the popular television serials, Tumhari Pakhi and Dream Girl. Shraddha Arya is starring in Zee TV’s Kundali Bhagya since 2017. Her per episode fee is Rs. 1 lakh, as per reports.

9. Ankita Lokhande

Ankita Lokhande

Ankita Lokhande shot to prominence with her role of Archana in her debut television series Pavitra Rishta. She made her Bollywood debut with the Kangana Ranaut-starrer Manikarnika. Lokhande recently starred in the biopic Veer Savarkar opposite Randeep Hooda. She has returned to television with the sequel of Pavitra Rishta, named Pavitra Rishta 2. As per reports, Ankita Lokhande gets Rs. 90,000-95,000 per episode.

10. Nia Sharma

Nia Sharma

Nia Sharma debuted in television with the 2010 serial Kaali. She gained fame for her performance in the serial Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai. Her other popular serials include Jamai Raja and Ishq Mein Marjawan. She reportedly charges Rs. 75,000 to 80,000 per episode.

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