Being a celebrity means being a person people celebrate for a specific role in life. Actors all over the world form part of the celebrities because they are responsible for the entertainment industry. Many people who have invested their time watching television understand the different terms associated with acting. For instance, the big screen refers to the cinemas and theatres while the small screen refers to the TV. Many actors have made successful careers and bucket loads of money on the big screen as well as the small screen. The Indian entertainment industry popularly known as Bollywood is a good case in point to compare the success of the actors across the board. India’s entertainment industry has grown over the years and is still growing. The more it grows the more the actors make more money.
Here’s a list of the 10 top ones in 2019
10. Gaurav Chopra
He is a new-comer having not featured in the list in 2017. Gaurav Chopra is has many aspects associated with him as an actor. He once acted in a Hollywood so he understands the pressures associated with the industry. He is well–known in his character, Raghuvendra Pratap Rathore, in Uttaran a Colors TV’s soap. He has even won the Colors Golden Petal Award for his role in the soap. Gaurav, having transitioned across two different entertainment industries, made his mark while acting as an honest army lieutenant in a serial on SAB TV. Gaurav is paid Rs. 65,000 per day an equivalent of USD1001 in a day.
9. Karan Mehra
Apparently, there are people who believe that to make it in the Hindi TV serials; an actor has to have a history in films. In the case of Karan Mehra, this theory may be believed. He is the son of a construction business owner and was able to attend school at Kishore Namit Acting School. He rose to fame as a result of his part as Naitik Singhania in the TV serial Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. In the ninth position, he earns Rs.75, 000 in a day an equivalent of USD 1155.
8. Shabbir Ahluwalia
He is both tall and handsome. As much as success in the entertainment industry is based on how well the actor performs the assigned roles, being good-looking certainly doesn’t hurt your chances. Shabbir is an intense actor and is famous for acting in the show Kahin to Hoga. He is also featured in all Ekta Kapoor serials and can act as the bad guy quite easily. He is not only an intense actor but a fearless one at that. He won season three of Fear Factor –Khatron Ke Khiladi. Shabbir is also quite a successful TV host and he earns Rs. 75000 in a day in the TV industry which is about USD 1155.
7. Karan Singh Grover
He is a successful actor who is featured as the tenth wealthiest when actors and actresses are combined. When featuring only actors though, Karan moves up the ranks to the seventh position. He is a good actor and has featured in popular series such as Dil Mil Gayee and Qubool Hai. He is credited with several Hindi Films besides the TV shows. He is now married to Bipasha Basu a famous film actress. He makes a whooping Rs. 80000 in a day which is about USD 1232.
6. Mohit Raina
Majority of Indians believe in myths and mythology is greatly mirrored in the Hindi TV serial industry. There seems to be a continuous showcasing of myths in the serials. The latest hit TV serial is Devon Ke Dev, Mahadev. Mohit has the physique to appear shirtless in the serial which goes a long way in attracting female viewers. He charges an amount of Rs 100,000 per day which is USD 1540.
5. Shivaji Satam
He is a veteran actor better known as ACP Pradyuman of CID. He is a flexible actor in all respects. He has featured in several films despite beginning his career as a bank cashier and has come a long way. He plays the policeman’s roles quite well and he demands a sum of Rs. 100,000 per day which is equivalent to USD 1540. He has many awards for his role in CID and is very popular among the youth.
4. Karan Patel
He is a product of Ekta Kapoor mentorship and is rarely seen working with other producers. He made his debut in Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki and is known for his role as Raman Kumar Bhalla in Yeh hai Mohabbatein. He has many accolades in the TV industry category. He is a pretty good dancer as well having gone to class to gain his dancing skills. He is paid between Rs.110, 000 in a day’s work an equivalent USD1694.
3. Ronit Roy
He is one of the few who transitioned from the big screen to the small one. He is however an accomplished actor having gotten his fame in an Ekta Kapoor serial Kyunki Saas bhi Kabhi bahu Thi as the character Mihir. He regularly works with Ekta and has recently switched back to acting films as well. He was the colossus of the industry at one point and people called him the Big B of the small screen. He is paid Rs 125,000 per day which is about USD 1925.
2. Ram Kapoor
He is a genial looking man who no one might mistake for a hero. He, however, is a great performer when showcasing lead roles on TV. He is well-known for his character, Jay walia, in the TV series Kasamh Se. Ram has a wide girth and has acted several films and is a real superstar in the Indian TV industry. He makes between Rs 125,000 and Rs 150000 an equivalent of between USD 1925 and USD 2310.
1. Mishal Raheja
He is a well-reputed TV actor who is among the most learned. He is very young and plays a role in the TV series Ishq ka Rang Safed. He is not as well known as the more seasoned actors but Mishal is paid Rs 160,000 in a day which is USD 2464 which places him at position 1.