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Top 10 Highest Paid Television Stars Of 2016

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2016 has been a phenomenal year for the Bollywood. But not only Bollywood, but small screen stars are also ruling the entertainment industry. These days there is a great inflow of income from the television industry too.

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You won’t believe how much are these television actors paid? They really earn a good amount and in some cases it is more than what Bollywood stars actually earn. So, let’s have a look at the top 10 highest paid television stars of 2016 –

1.Kapil Sharma –

The Comedy Nights fame actor takes Rs. 60-80 lakhs per episode.  Can you believe he is taking a whopping 110 crore from Sony to renew his one year old contract? And why not his show is one of the topmost TRP generator show for the channel. And do you know Kapil Sharma earns much more in a month than what Alia Bhatt or Kirti Sanon earns.

2. Sunil Grover –

Sunil Grover also rose to fame with Kapil Sharma only in his Comedy Nights show. While he was in the show, i.e. TKSS, he was very popular with his Gutthi avatar. Apart from that Sunil Grover use to play his very popular Dr. Mashoor Gulati. He charged Rs 10-12 lakhs per episode. 


3. Mishal Raheja –

This handsome actor who started his career with Anurag Basu’s Love Story became an overnight success. Right now you can see him in Ishq ka Rang Safed and he charges a good 1.6 lakhs per episode.

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4. Ronit Roy –

He is a regular personality in both small screen as well as in Bollywood. He had been in this industry since very long and he has more or less established himself here. He charges a good 1.25 lakhs per episode.


5. Ram Kapoor –

Ram Kapoor is better known as Jai Walia in the very popular show Bade Aacche Lagte Hai. He was also seen in the major role in the serial Kasam se. He charges a good 1.25 lakhs per episode.

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6. Hina Khan –

The first television lady to appear in the list. She was the main bahu of the super hit serial on Star Plus which was known as Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. She used to charge 1.1 – 1.25 lakhs per episode.


7. Karan Patel –

Another super hit actor of the small screen. Currently he is seen as the Raman in the hit serial Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. He is paid 1.1 – 1.25 lakhs per episode.

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8. Divyanka Tripathi –

Yeh Hai Mohabbatein lead actress Divyanka Tripathi is the next on the list. The actor has been ruling the TRPs with her prime time show since year. She is known to charge 1 lakh per episode.


9. Mohit Raina –

Mostly you will see him doing the mythological roles only. He was seen as the Lord Shiva in Devon Ke Dev Mahadev and also seen as the Chakravartin Ashok Samrat. He is known to charge a whopping amount of 1 lakh per episode.

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10. Drashti Dhami –

Drashti Dhami was just like any regular actress on television. But in 2003 she won the prestigious dance reality show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and then she hiked her fees. And right now she charges a good 1 lakh per episode.

So, that was all about the small screen celebrities and their earnings. These are the top 10 earning celebrities at present of television industry. So, these high fees of the leading stars prove that the television industry is earning much more than the Bollywood industry. Profits and TRPs are at an all time high when compared to the Bollywood industry. And this proves that it’s raining money much more on the small screen television that on the Bollywood.

Murtaza Rangwala

Murtaza Rangwala is an entrepreneur and connector, as well as founder of He's a frequent contributor for and provides startup advice on his motivational blog.Murtaza is a serial entrepreneur who loves building amazing products and services that scale. Digital Consultant and Social media Consultant for Leading Bollywood Movies and Celebrities. With more then 12Mn Plus followers on Social media. Have done a campaign for movies Like Sarbjit, Madaari. Engineer turned into Entrepreneur. @thatmedianerd on Twitter and Instagram

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