5 highest paid TV actors: Ram Kapoor and Ronit Roy rule the roost

The bigwigs of telly land work for about 15 to 20 days a month and take away fat pay cheques. Though it is widely believed that these telly stars are paid on a monthly basis, in reality, our small screen sensations charge per episode

We give you a list of the top 5 telly stars who rake in the maximum moolah.

Ram Kapoor: The portly actor, who works for about 15 days a month, earns Rs 1.25 lakh per episode of Bade Acche Lagte Hain. For the past month or two, the producers have been using Ram’s close up shots and a body double for the long shots to take the story forward. Apparently, our hero was busy fulfilling his movie commitments. During this period, we are not sure if the actor took a pay cut, but otherwise, he is definitely one of the highest paid actors on TV.

Ronit Roy: The suave and charming lawyer from Adaalat also earns Rs 1.25 lakh per episode. Ronit Roy, who also owns a security agency, became a popular name in the industry after his stint in Ekta Kapoor’s Kasautii Zindagii Kay. The actor shoots for about ten days in a month for Adaalat and devotes the rest of his time for movies.

Shivaji Satam: The actor has been an ACP for the past 17 years on Sony’s longest running show CID. Shivaji Satam takes away a lakh episode after shooting for 15 days in a month. In his free time, the actor concentrates on Marathi films.

Drashti Dhami: The talented actor, who was earning about Rs 35,000 last year, is now minting about Rs 75,000 per episode of Madhubala Ek Ishq Ek Junoon. Guess that’s a fee the actor charges for sticking around during all the ups and downs of the show.

Ankita Lokhande: The babe, who began her career with Ekta Kapoor’s Pavitra Rishta has completed five years on the daily soap. Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend ears Rs 70,000 per day and she works for 25 days in a month. According to rumours, Ankita Lokhande had negotiated with the producers for days to get the current hike.

Sakshi Tanwar: The actor, who came to the limelight after her eight year stint in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, made a comeback with Bade Acche Lagte Hain after seven years. The actor charges about Rs 70,000 per episode and works for 25 days in a month.

Apparently, Karan Singh Grover was earning Rs 80,000 per episode when he was the lead actor in Zee TV’s popular show Qubool Hai. Shweta Tiwari earned about Rs 65-70,000 when she was working in Parvarrish. A source close to Vivian DSena informed that the Madhubala Ek Ishq Ek Junoon actor now charges something close to a lakh per episode.