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Hina Khan

The soap has been running since 2009, and has seen its the inevitable ups and downs in TRP. But Hina Khan's paycheck has seen nothing but raises after raises. Getting younger by the hour, the lead actress secures a handsome check of 1 to 1.25 lakh for every episode.

Envy evoking paychecks of these TV actors would leave movie stars wanting for more

From its introduction in the late 70s to early 90s, television was snubbed as the less glamorous younger sibling of the big screen. Only those who couldn’t make it to movies would feature in serials and hardly were looked as at celebs. The notion was shattered when Ekta Kapoor joined the business and remodelled the art of soap opera.

Not only are the tele-actors as famous, in cases more famous than few of those reigning the big screen, some of them are banking way more money than  an average film actor seen only once or twice a year, if not less.