As Bollywood gained new heights, Television industry progressed with equal pace. In past several years, television was considered as a small screen but today it is becoming a huge industry and also challenging Bollywood to a large extent.
From high budget productions to a high amount of salary they give to television stars, everything is neck to neck with Bollywood stars.
We have been discussing since a long time whether TV stars actually deserve to be well paid. In my opinion, we cannot ignore the fact that they work for more days per month in all sorts of conditions and end up portraying a single character for years.
So I feel it would be more convenient for you guys to judge whether they are in the race of competing Bollywood stars if I tell you about the money these television celebs earn for per episode.
One of India's best-known comedians, Kapil Sharma, shot to limelight when word went round that he is getting Rs 110 crore for his year- long stint with Sony. 'The Kapil Sharma Show', where he is the star attarction, is one of the popular shows in the country. He gets Rs 60 to Rs 80 lakh per episode.
Jennifer Winget gained popularity for her impressive performance in the TV show 'Beyhadh' as Maya. The actress is being Rs 1 lakh per episode.
Recently seen in the show, 'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa', Divyanka Tripathi is one of the highest paid TV celebrities. She is best known for her role as Ishita in the serial 'Yeh Hai Mohobattein'. She is paid Rs 80,000 - Rs 1 lakh per episode.
MTV Gumrah would be incomplete without Karan Patel hosting it. But he is more known to people for his character in Yeh Hai Mohobattein, Raman Bhalla. He receives Rs 1 lakh - Rs 1.25 lakh per episode.
Gutthi from Kapil Sharma Show was a huge hit character on Television. Sunil Grover who played as Gutthi earns Rs 10 lakh to Rs 12 lakh.
Our dear Akshara bahu from 'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai' aka Hina Khan is paid Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.25 lakh per episode. She is one of the highest paid television actresses.
'Kuch to gadbad hai Daya, kuch to.....'
TV serial CID was one of my favourite pass-time leisure during school days and this dialogue by Shivaji Satam was a famous one. He receives Rs1 lakh per episode.
Recently seen in the movie 'Bar Bar Dekho', Ram Kapoor is one of Ekta Kapoor's favourite actors. He demands Rs 1.25 lakh per episode. He only shoots for 15 days and rest of time he devotes to films and his family.
Entertaining audience with great comedy timings and spectacular hosting, Maniesh Paul was offered Rs 1.5 crore to host the show 'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa'.
She is one of the most famous actresses of TV serial produced by Balaji company. She was currently seen in the second season of 24 and she was a part of the movie 'Dangal'. She demands Rs 80,000 per episode on television.