The TV celebrity culture in India has grown in leaps and bounds to rival that of the United States. This growth, it seems, has been fueled by the emergence of online TV channels and other avenues of media sharing. Many Indian TV actors have gained prominence in the recent past, possibly due to the exposure afforded by the ever-increasing Indian TV channels. You’ll be surprised with the top 5 most prolific TV actors in India, as listed below.
1. Ram Kapoor
Ram Kapoor, 44, is by far the most sought-after TV actor in India today. He demonstrates great easiness and mastery when starring in fiction and reality shows aired on the small screen. He portrays Karan Khanna (KK) in the popular Karrie Tu Bhi Mohabbat beamed by online TV channels. Word has it that he is the highest paid TV actor in India. In addition to acting in popular shows such as Bade Ache Lagte Hain, he is currently the brand endorser of the Vim soap liquid and numerous other advertisements.
2. Ronit Roy
Ronit Roy, 51, is undoubtedly one of the most popular actors on Indian TV channels. The emotionally charged, highly self-respecting, suave, and handsome Ronit started his acting career in Bollywood before making the switch to the small screen. Critics say that he was unsuccessful in Bollywood; however, this is water under the bridge now since he has amassed for himself great admiration from the huge Indian TV audience through serials such as Adaalat, Kasauti Zindagi Key, and Balaji.
3. Nakuul Mehta
Nakuul Mehta, 44, has been on the small screen from 2012 to date. Although the Indian TV audience started recognizing him when he acted the role of Aditya Harish Kumar in the 2012-2014 TV series Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Pyaara Pyaara, and cut his niche on the Indian TV scene in 2015 when he hosted the reality show India’s Got Talent on Colors TV, it his role as Shivaay Singh Oberoi in Ishqbaaz (2016-present) and Dil Boley Oberoi (2017) that has got him really fired up. Currently, Mehta is basking in glory due to the huge success of both TV shows.
4. Karan Patel
Featuring next on this list is the 33-year-old Karan Patel, who began his acting career in 2000 in the TV series Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki. Although recently he has made consistent appearances in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, it is the awards won that have propelled this actor to stardom on most Indian TV channels. For example, he was the winner of the ZEE Gold Award for Best Actor for three consecutive years (2014-2016), in addition to winning the India Television Academy Award 2015 for the category of the best male romantic actor. He is certainly a force to reckon with in the Indian television industry.
5. Shivaji Satam
Last on the list of the top 5 TV actors in India is Shivaji Satam, 67, an icon who has been ruling the small screen with the near phenomenal role of ACP Pradyumani on the TV series CID since the late 1990s. He is tremendously admired in India and is definitely among the top 10 TV actors receiving the highest recompense in India today. It should be remembered that the public rooted for his return to the small screen to continue his role in CID when he attempted to switch to the big screen.