10 TV Stars Who Earn More Than Bollywood Actors

If one were to dig a tad deeper into the lifestyles of the Bollywood and the TV actors, one would be led into believing that there is a stark difference with almost all of the Bollywood actors living in palatial houses in or around Pali Hill region in Bandra, Mumbai. The TV actors, on the other hand dwell around the cheaper Andheri and Goregaon areas. That is where the difference in their lifestyles end as these small screen actors are now living their lives king and queen size! The wage difference is being slowly minimized with the actors from the small screen demanding higher wages as their roles become substantially important. Also, with people like Ram Kapoor and Ronit Roy who switch their hats between TV shows and movies, the net worth of the TV actors is even more than more than just a few of their counterparts from the silver screen. Below are a few of these actors who earn more than the Bollywood actors.


9Sakshi Tanwar

Sakshi Tanwar was born to a middle-class family hailing from Alwar in Rajasthan. Her father was a CBI officer who had a transferable job. Owing to her father’s job, she found herself constantly on the move throughout her school life and thus ended up studying at quite a few Kendriya Vidyalayas through the country. She graduated from the revered Lady Shree Ram College in Delhi.

After graduating, she aimed to become an Indian Administrative Services Officer and was preparing for the examinations when she decided to audition for a show on Doordarshan, Albela Sur Mera in 1998. To her surprise, she was selected as the presenter for the show. After Albela Sur Mera, she got the major breakthrough with Ekta Kapoor’s show ‘Kahani Ghar Ghar Kii’ where she won the hearts of one and all with her portrayal of Parvati Agarwal. With the show running for 1500+ episodes through 8 years from 2000-08, Sakshi Tanwar was able to leave an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of the fans that she was able to win over. Between 2011 and 2014, she starred opposite her best friend, Ram Kapoor in the super hit series, ‘Bade Ache Lagte Hain’ before came her first major appearance on the silver screen. She was roped in to play the reel role of Daya Kaur, wife of former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat who was played by Aamir Khan in the blockbuster ‘Dangal’.

Becoming the darling of the masses in ‘Kahani Ghar Ghar Kii’ and ‘Bade Ache Lagte Hain’, Sakshi Tanwar has seen her net worth rise exponentially after starring opposite Aamir Khan in ‘Dangal’. Her current net worth is believed to be upwards of US $2 million. She charges US $1700 per episode for the shows she stars in. She lives in her own flat in Malad in Mumbai close to Goregaon, the area known for being the abode of most of the small screen personalities. She drives a Volvo S90, which cost her INR 60 lakhs.


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