Actresses are ruling the TV industry
Although the youngsters are not so attracted to the television serials, few still watch it, one of the most common pass time and always notice the females relate to the female leads differently. So the actress who plays the character becomes the favourite, and their demands make it one of the highest-paid television actresses, and they are ruling the industry like a star with the fans and mostly known with their character names.
Rupali Ganguly is one of the prominent television actresses who is currently seen in the role of Anupama in the serial named Anupama, which is aired on Star Plus. She was born in Kolkata, West Bengal, on April 5, 1977. The actress is the daughter of an Indian film director & screenwriter Anil Ganguly who worked in the Hindi film industry from the 1970s to 2001.
Rupali Ganguly started her career in 1985, at the early age of 7, with her father’s movie Saaheb. Later, she appeared in films like Angaara in 1996 and Did Ankhen Barah Haath in 1997 as a teenager. In the year 2004, when she appeared for the role of Monisha Sarabhai in the serial Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai, she got the recognition she was waiting & working for.
She continued her work, and she did television series like Baa Bahoo Aur Baby in 2005, Parvarrish- Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi in 2011. While everything was going well and her career was stable, she decided to take the break, and this break continued for seven years; finally, in 2020, she made her appearance in the lead role of Anupama. Rupali Ganguly is the sister of choreographer Vijay Ganguly.
The actress also took part in the television reality show Khatro Ke Khiladi in 2009, and in 2008 she gave her voice in the animation movie Dashavatar. She also established her advertising company in Mumbai in the year 2000. Apart from all these, she has appeared in television shows including Sukanya, Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi, Zindagi… Teri Meri Kahani, Sanjivani, Bhabhi, Yes Boss, Kahani Ghar Ghar Kii, television reality show Bigg Boss 1, Sapna Babul Ka… Bidaai, Aapki Antara, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Kasautii Zindagi Kay, etc. She is counted as one of the highest-paid actresses in the television industry, and currently, she charges Rs 3 Lakh per episode for her serial Anupama.
Hina Khan is one of the well-recognized actresses in the Indian television industry and has also appeared in some movies. She was born in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, on October 2, 1987. She is known for her flawless acting and ability to play any role perfectly.
The actress started her journey in the year 2009. Still, before that, she appeared in the television singing competition show Indian Idol in the year 2008 & was one of the top 30 contestants in the show, but destiny decided something else for her. While she was completing her studies in Delhi, she auditioned for the television serial Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, and eventually, she got selected for the role.
In 2009, she made her debut with the role of Akshara in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehalata Hai, which is one of the longest-running television serials. She played the role for eight years, and in 2016, she decided to quit the show for further projects, but she won multiple awards for her performance in the front. After that serial, she appeared in the reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi, which was aired on Colors TV, and she finished as the first runner up of the show.
Later, in 2017, the actress participated in the biggest reality show on Indian television, Bigg Boss 11; she continued her journey for fifteen weeks and ended up as the first runner up of the show. For a time, she made her appearances in several music videos. She finally made it back into serials with the daily soap named Kasautii Zindagii Kay in the role of Komolika. She is still known for her role as Akshara & Komolika.
Hina Khan has also worked in several movies like Hacked, Wishlist, Smartphone, and Lines. She made her guest appearance in many serials like Kayamath, Kumkum- Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan. Tujh Sang Preet Lagai Sajna, Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat, Sasural Genda Phool, Sapna Babul Ka… Bidaai, Chand Chupa Badal Mein, and many more. She has won multiple awards like Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Actress, Indian Telly Awards, Indian Television Academy Awards, Gold Awards, Indian Television Academy Awards, etc. The actress charges around Rs 2 lakh per episode, and she is considered one of the highest-paid actresses in the industry.
One of the favourites and loving actresses of serial watchers in India. She is one of the well-known television presenters & actresses, and she is known for her roles in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain and Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii. She was born in Alwar, Rajasthan, on January 12, 1973.
The actress started her journey in 1996, but she made her television debut with Albela Sur Mela in 1998. She got her breakthrough from the role of Parvati in the serial Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii. After that, she appeared in the role of Priya Kapoor in the television serial bade Achhe Lagte Hai from the years 2011 and 2014.
Later she made her appearance in the Bollywood movie along with Aamir Khan in 2016; Dangal played the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat, which Aamir Khan played. Later, she came together with Manoj Bajpayee Neena Gupta for ‘Dial 100’. Apart from these, she has appeared in various shows like Laila, Kutumb, Devi, Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin, Kaun Banega Crorepati 2, Bawandar, Balika Vadhu, Ek Thi Naayika, Main Naa Bhoolungi, Code Red, 24: Season 2, and many more.
Sakshi Tanwar has won many awards like Indian Telly Awards, Indian Television Academy Awards, Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Actress, Big Star Entertainment Awards for Best Actress in a leading role, 11th Indian Telly Awards, People’s Choice Awards India, Star Guild Awards, etc. The actress charges a whopping amount of around Rs 1.25 lakh per episode, and she is considered one of the best television actresses in the industry.
The Pavitra Rishta fame actress Ankita Lokhande is known for her role stunning & fantastic performance in the television serial Pavitra Rishta. She was born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, on December 19, 1984. She is also known as Tanuja Lokhande.
Ankita belongs to an average family, and after completing her graduation, she went to Mumbai to try her luck like many others. In Mumbai, she participated in the show called India’s Best Cinestar Ki Khoj in the year 2004 and from that, she won the lead role of Archana in the daily soap Pavitra Rishta by Ekta Kapoor. Later, that was the beginning of a new life; she participated in Comedy Circus and Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 4. She was associated with Pavitra Rishta till the end of the daily soap in 2014.
After the gap of 2 years, she made it back into the television with the movie named Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, the film based on the life of warrior Rani Laxmi Bai & shared the screen with Kangana Ranaut, and this movie became her 1st commercial success. Later, she also appeared in the film Baaghi Chapter 3. The actress has appeared in serials like Ek Thi Nayka, and currently, she is seen in Smart Jodi along with her husband Vicky Jain as a contestant. She also appeared in the web series named Pavitra Rishta 2.0.
Ankita has won many awards, like Indian Television Academy Awards for GR8! The face of The Year Female, Boroplus Gold Awards for Gold Debut in the Lead Role Female, Star Guild Awards for Best Actress in drama series, Indian Telly Awards for television personality of the year, etc. She charges around Rs 1.5 Lakh for her work per episode.
Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya
One of the favourite bahu of the Hindi television industry. She is one of the prominent television actresses in the industry. She was born in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, on December 14, 1984. The actress started her journey as an anchor in All India Radio in Bhopal. In 2003, she participated in the Pantene Zee Teen Queen and won the title of Miss Beautiful Skin.
Divyanka also participated in India’s Best Cinestar Ki Khoj, and in the year 2005, she won the title of Miss Bhopal. She eventually made her acting debut in a telefilm in Doordarshan and later appeared in Akash Vaani. She got wide recognition from the role of Dr Ishita Bhalla for the show named Yeh Hai Mohabbatein by Ekta Kapoor in Star Plus.
Apart from these, the actress has appeared in many serials & shows like Banoo Main Teri Dulhann, Khana Khazana, Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan, Jawla Four 2 Ka 1, Ramayana, Comedy Circus, Savdhaan India, Nach Baliye 8, The Voice 3, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 and she has made memorable appearances in different shows like Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chasma, Diya Aur Baati Hum, and many more. She made her web debut with the series Cold Lassi Aur Chicken Masala.
For her flawless acting, she has won many awards like Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Actress, Indian Telly Awards for Fresh New Face, Gold Awards for Best Actress in a lead role, Star Guild Awards for Best Actress in a drama series, BIG Star Entertainment Awards, etc. She charges the whopping amount of around Rs 1.5 to Rs 2 lakh per episode.
Drashti Dhami is a prominent actress from the Hindi television industry, and apart from being a successful actress, she is a model and dancer. She was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, on January 10, 1985.
The actress started her journey from the year 2003. Before entering into the modelling industry, she worked as a dancing instructor and later got some opportunities in the advertising industry. Before the actress made her debut in the industry, she also appeared in music videos like Saiyyan Dil Mein Aana Re, Nachle Soniyo Tu, Teri Meri Nazar Ki Dori, etc. She got the chance to appear in the advertisement and Saif Ali Khan.
Drashti made her acting debut in the television industry with Dill Mill Gayye, which was aired on Star One. Later in 2008, she participated in the contest named Kaun Jeetega Bollywood Ka Ticket by Ekta Kapoor. For this, she won the role of Geet- Hui Sabse Parayi as a female lead on Star One and Gurmeet Choudhary, and this role helped her get recognition.
The actress has appeared in television shows like Miley Jab Hum Tum, Big Money: Chota Parda Bada Game, Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan, Sapna Babul Ka… Bidaai, Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani, Chhoti Bahu- Sawar Ke Rang Rachi, Madhubala- Ek Ishq Ek Junoon, Balika Vadhu, Sasural Simar Ka, Nach Baliye 5, Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?… Ek Baar Phir, Beintehaa, Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa 7, Ek The Raja Ek Thi Rani, Ishqbaaz, Nach Baliye 8, Kumkum Bhagya, Bigg Boss 12, and many more. Drashti Appeared in web series named The Empire and I Don’t Watch TV.
She has also won many awards like Gold Awards for Most Celebrated Jodi, Indian Telly Awards for Best Onscreen Couple, Best actress in a lead role, BIG Star Entertainment Awards, Star Guild Awards, Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Actress Female. She is also listed among the top 50 sexiest Asian women, and she charges around Rs 1.5 lakh per episode.
Krystal D’Souza is one of the well-known actresses in the television industry. She is known for her role as Jeevika Vadhera in the serial Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai.
She was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, on March 1, 1990. She started her journey in 2007; she began her acting while in college, and later on, she was cast for Kahe Naa Kahe 2007. Later she appeared in the role of Tamanna in Kya Dill Mein Hein. In 2008, the actress appeared in the serial named Kasturi as Navneet & Veera in Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil. She has also appeared in shows like Belan Wali Bahu, Ekk Nayi Pehchaan, Baat Humari Pakki Hai, Saath Nibhana Saathiya, Brahmarakshas, Chehre, Ekk Nayi Pehchaan, Shakti: Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki, Udaan, Mahasangam and many more.
The actress was last seen in Fitrat by ALT Balaji. Krystal has also worked in movies like Chehre C Kkompany and seen in Visfot. For her flawless work & performance, she has received many awards like Gold Award for the fittest actor, nominated for Indian Television Academy Awards for best actress drama, Indian Telly Award for best actress nomination, Indian Television Academy Award for the most stylish actress, Gold Award for best actor in a comic role female, nomination for style diva in Gold Awards.
The actress charges around Rs 1.5 lakh per episode and is one of the highest-paid actresses in the television industry.
Shri Jha is one of the prominent actresses in the industry and is known for her role of Pragya Arora in the serial named Kumkum Bhagya that is aired on Zee Tv. She was born in Begusarai, Bihar, on February 26, 1986.
The actress started her journey in the year 2007. At first, she appeared in the role of Malini Sharma in a teen drama by Disney named Dhoom Machaoo Dhoom. After that, she appeared in the role of Sunaina Kotak in the part of Jiya Jale. Shriti also participated in the dance show called Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan.
She got her breakthrough while working in Jyoti on NDTV Imagine and played the role of Sudha Sharma, which was the role of a split personality patient. Shriti played the lead role in the serial named Dil Se Di Dua… Saubhagyavati Bhava, where she played the role of Janhvi, a victim of domestic violence. She also appeared in the role of Ganga in a popular show Balika Vadhu that was aired on Colors TV.
Shriti got recognition when she appeared in the role of Pragya Arora in the serial named Kumkum Bhagya by Ekta Kapoor and has won many awards for this role. She played the role for around seven years till the end of the show. She has appeared in shows including Shaurya Aur Suhani, Meethi Choori Number One, Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega, Jamai Raja, Nach Baliye 7, Bad Company, Kundali Bhagya, Darmiyaan, etc.
She has won several awards like Indian Telly Awards for best actress in a lead role, the Gold award for best actress in lead role & face of the year, the Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Actress, and many more. The actress charges around Rs 1lakh to Rs 1.25 lakh per episode, and she is one of the influential personalities in the television industry.
Surbhi Jyoti is known for her role in Zoya in the Qubool Hai serial that was aired on Zee TV. She is one of the prominent actresses in the Hindi television industry. She was born in Jalandhar, Punjab, on May 29, 1988. The actress started her journey in the year 2010. At first, she started her career with regional theatres & films; she has also worked as a radio jockey.
Surbhi has worked in Punjabi movies named Munde Patiala De, Raula Pai Gaya, Ik Kudi Punjab Di, and in Punjabi television series Kach Diyan Wanga, Akiyaan To Door Jaye Na. In the year 2012, she got the break with the television series Qubool Hai, and it was telecasted on Zee TV, in which she played the role of Zoya Farooqui. She has appeared in television serials like Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke, Punar Vivah- Zindagi Milegi Dobara, Dil Se Naachein Indiawale, Kumkum Bhagya, Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7, Comedy Nights Live, Koi Laut Ke Aaya Hai, Love Aur Dhokha, De, Naagin 3, Kitchen Champion, MTV Ace of Space 1, Yeah Jadu Hai Jinn Ka, Naagin 5.
Apart from the television shows, she has appeared in web series like Desi Explorers Taiwan, Tanhaaiyan, Qubool Hai 2.0 and movies like Kya Meri Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai? etc. The actress has won several awards, like Indian Television Academy Awards for GR8! Performer of the year, Indian Telly Awards for fresh new face female, best onscreen couple, Gold Awards for best debut female, best onscreen Jodi, and was also nominated for Best actress female in Indian Television academy awards, etc. She charges the whopping amount of around Rs 80 000 to Rs 1 lakh per episode.
Paridhi Sharma is known for her role as Jodha in the serial Jodha Akhbar. She is one of the well-recognized actresses from the Hindi television industry. She was born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh and apart from being a successful actress, she is a director.
The actress started her journey in the year 2010. She has appeared in many television shows like Tere Mere Sapne and played the role of Meera & Rani in 2010, Mehak in Ruk Jana Nahin, Code Red in 2015, Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum in 2016, Patiala Babes from the year 2018 to 2019, Jag Janani Maa Vaishno Devi, Chikoo Ki Mummy Durr Kei and she has also appeared in movies like Green, Meethi Eid etc.
She has also won the awards like Zee Gold Awards for the best fresh new face, the Indian Telly Award for best fresh unknown face female etc. The show is wrapped, but her role is still fresh in the audience’s minds. She charges around Rs 80k to Rs 1 lakh for her work.
Jennifer Winget is known for her aura and excellent acting skills, and she is one of the well-known actresses in the industry. She was born in Bombay, Maharashtra, on May 30, 1985. She started her journey in 1997 at the early age of 12 with the movie Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya and appeared in the film Kuch Naa Kaho while she was 14.
She has appeared in many serials like Shaka Laka Boom Boom, Karthika, Kya Hoga Nimmo Kaa, Sangam, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Kahin To Hoga, Kumkum- Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan, Zara Nach Ke Dikha 1, Comedy Circus 3, Perfect Bride, Dill Mill Gayye, Saraswati Chandra and many more.
She has appeared in movies like Akele Hum Akele Tum, Phir Se, etc. She has won awards like nominations for Indian Telly Awards for the best-supporting actress, Gold Awards for the fittest actress, Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Actress, and many more.
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