When it comes to entertainment, India loves it. It could be small plays, a musical gathering in the neighborhood, the beloved Bollywood movies, etc. — India loves all of it! But if you look in every Indian household, you’ll find that it’s the daily soaps that are the fondest source of entertainment here. Every year many Bollywood actors might be debuting on the big screen. The Bollywood fans might even change their fan base with every new year. However, it’s the television world that doesn’t get affected in any way. The television actors are hailed as much as the Bollywood actors, in fact, we think the TV stars are more loved. With Ekta Kapoor bringing the middle-class as well as high profile life of Indians to your television screen in the early 2000s, this paved the way to the television industry witnessing a tide of boom!
Suddenly everybody loved the concepts of daily soaps. They could connect with the television actors on a personal note. While we could go on and on about the success that the television industry is witnessing today; let’s take a look at the Indian TV actresses who are more famous than their Bollywood counterparts.
1. Jennifer Winget
2. Divyanka Tripathi
This beautiful actress needs no introduction at all. She rose to fame while playing the female lead character of Ishita in the daily soap Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. Her bitter-sweet-sour relationship with Karan, the male lead in the daily soap is pretty much every other household’s story when it comes to the life of a married couple. She portrayed the character with sheer innocence and smartness. She is also regarded as the first Indian television actress to have 6.5 million followers on Instagram.
3. Mouni Roy
She’s carved a place for herself on the small screen by working in superhit television shows like Mahadev, Naagin, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. She’s not just loved for her onscreen acting, her fans love for the sense of style that she carries herself everywhere in. She’s also a very talented dancer and off late, she’s done few dance numbers in the Bollywood industry and has also done a few Bollywood movies.
4. Shivangi Joshi
When it comes to talking about Star Plus, one of the leading entertainment channels in India, it is Shivangi who is loved most by the viewers of this channel. Currently, this young television actress is basking in the glory of the show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai where she plays the role of Naira. Her chemistry with the male lead in the show has translated to off screen as well. She’s been a part of many other television shows like Beintehaa, Yeh Hai Aashiqui, etc.
5. Shilpa Shinde
She became a popular actor playing the role of Angoori Bhabhi in the show Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain. However, Shilpa ended up losing her role because of her tiff with the producers of the
show. She participated in the show Big Boss 11 and emerged as the winner of the show. She seems to have found her way back to stardom eh!
6. Nia Sharma
Now who said that Bollywood alone can produce bold actors? Even the television industry can and Nia Sharma is an example of that. This dusky, bold beauty has been turning heads with her fashion sense and her acting skills on the small screen. Her role in the show Jamai Raja is what put her under the spotlight. She has also worked in a web series and is seen in a music video as well.
7. Hina Khan
Hina Khan became popular with longest ever running daily soap on Indian television, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai in which she adorned the female lead character Akshara. She later went on to quit the show and participated in reality shows like Big Boss 11, Khatron Ke Khiladi. She is a perfect example of being famous than her Bollywood counterpart as she made it to Cannes red carpet last year which not every Bollywood actress gets a chance to walk on.
8. Erica Fernandes
She’s the latest popular face of Indian television. She was loved for her role in the show Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi. This show garnered the attention of the youth as the show’s storyline too was very youth-centric. Her chemistry with the male lead of the show onscreen was admired by many.
You see, Indian television no longer does only household dramas. These days the industry has shows addressing various social concerns of the country. And with such brilliant actresses portraying such powerful roles, the artists are bound to get more famous than their Bollywood counterparts. Who is your favorite television actress and why? Let us know in the comments below.
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