Those days are gone when the television was aptly called as the small screen. Nowadays television is giving tough competition to Bollywood. We list down top 10 TV stars that earn more as the comparison to Bollywood actors.

1. Divyanka Tripathi 

Divyanka Tripathi is currently playing a role of Dr. Ishita in the serial “Yeh h Mohabbatein”. She rose to fame by playing a dual role in “Banoo Mein Teri Dulhann” for which she also won Indian Television Academy award for best actress. Although she has acted in 14 serials, her role in “Yeh h Mohabbatein” captured her into the spotlight. She earns about Rs, 80, 000 to 1 lakh for each episode.

2. Karan Patel

Karan Patel is currently playing the role of Raman Bhalla in the serial “Yeh h Mohabbatein”. He has started his career with the serial “Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki”. He has won Best Actor at Zee Gold Awards (2014-16), Best Romantic at Indian Television Academy Award (2015). He earns about Rs 1 lakh for each episode.

3. Sakshi Tanwar

Sakshi started her career as an anchor on Doordarshan but she came into limelight for her portrayal of Parvati Aggarwal in the serial “Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki”. She has also acted in serials “Balika Vadhu”, “Crime Patrol”. For a single episode, she earns Rs 80, 000. There is no doubt in saying she has established herself as one of the most prominent and highest paid actresses in the TV industry.

4. Ram Kapoor

Ram Kapoor has been greatly lauded for his work on the famous serials “Ghar Ek Mandir”, “Rishtey”, “Kasambh se”. He has also acted in movies “Student of the Year”, “Baar Baar Dekho”, “Agent Vinod”, “Humshakals”. In present times, he has established himself as one of the most influential Indian Television actors. He earns Rs 1.25 lakh per episode.

5. Ronit Roy

Ronit Roy is well-known for his role of Dharamraj Mahiyavanshi in the serial “Bandini”. He has also acted in the serials Adaalat, Kyunki Saas bi Kbi Bahu Thi, Itna Kro Na Mujhe Pyaar. Ronit earns Rs 1.25 lakhs per episode.

6. Ankita Lokhande

Ankita Lokhande’s performance in “Pavitra Rishta ” was loved by many and because of her role, she has established herself as a successful actress that she is today. Nowadays, she is currently busy with her debut film “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi”. For one episode, Ankita Lokhande quotes between Rs 90, 000 to 1.5 lakhs.

7. Mishal Raheja

Mishal Raheja debuted in 2005 by the MTV show “Pyaar Vyar and All That”. He came into nation-wide recognition by his role as Datta Bhau in the show “Laagi Tujhse Lagan”. He also appeared in MTV show “Shaadi Vaadi and All that ” because of which he earned a huge number of following. He demands Rs. 1.6 lakh for one episode.

8. Hina Khan

Hina Khan is one of the highest paid actresses in the TV industry. She made her TV debut in 2009 when she starred as “Akshara” in the serial “Yeh Rishta Kya kehlata hai”. She was also named in the Top 50 Sexiest Asian Women List by Eastern Eye in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. Hina Khan entered the Big Boss 11 as a celebrity contestant and became the first runner-up of the show. She earns Rs. 1Lakh to 1.25 lakhs per episode.

9. Shivaji Satam

Shivaji Satam is popularly known as ACP Pradyuman from one of the longest-running show "CID". He made his screen debut in 1980 from the show “Rishte-Naate”. He is paid Rs 1 lakh per episode.

10. Mohit Raina

Mohit Raina is famous for his show “Devon Ke Dev – Mahadev”. He has also seen as a grown-up version of Ashok Samrat in “Ashoka”. He demands about a lakh per episode.