First salaries are always special for everyone. It’s a feeling of accomplishment. It’s a physical testament to all the hard work done over the years. All of us have very fond memories of our first salary and just like us; our favourite TV stars also nostalgically remember what they did when they got their first paycheck. Let’s take a look.
1. Vivian D’Sena
Since the time he appeared on the famous Pyaar Ki Ye Ek Kahaani, he became a heartthrob. Girls drool over his good looks and his brilliant acting. Vivian is one of the best actors we have in the industry today, and surely one to watch out for. This handsome hunk got his first paycheck from modelling for a fashion show. And he gave the money to his mother like a good son would.
2. Tina Dutta
She was loved by one and all for her role in Uttaran. She is beautiful, talented and full of life. Her contagious smile made its way to millions of hearts who showered her with a lot of love every time she came on screen. Tina got her first salary when she was just four and a half years old. She had received a sum of 500 rupees and like a sweet child bought sweets to offer to God and diyas to light up her temple. She also got sweets for her family and ate puchkas with the money.
Dahiya Divyanka is the highest paid TV actress today. She is loved for her exceptional performance in the super hit show Yeh Hain Mohabbatein and people from all walks of life are her biggest fans. Divyanka received her first check of rupees 250 for an anchoring event in her hometown, Bhopal. She has still not encashed the cheque and plans on keeping it as a memoir.
Vishal Singh became famous for his role as Jigar in Saathiya. After that, he appeared in a variety of shows and even tried his hands at comedy. He is a regular at all award functions and the audiences love to see him perform. Vishal earned rupees 2000 when he was in the 9th standard. Like any child would, he gave the entire sum to his mother and says that he still remembers the smile and pride on her face when she saw the money.
Roopal started her career as a choreographer but got recognition when she played Gunjan in the show Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke. She was also a part of Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa, and more recently
Bigg Boss. Her first earning was as a dancer which she received from her choreographer as a Diwali present. It was a sum of rupees 5000, and she spent it in buying gifts for her parents and brother. She also donated some money to the charity that her parents support.
Shraddha is a very well-known face on TV as she has appeared in a variety of serials, commercials, and even a few movies. She was a part of the hit serial Tumahri Paakhi and has done advertisements with TVS Scooty, Johnson & Johnson, Pears, and much more. She got her first salary of 10000 rupees by doing an ad for Gaadhi detergent. She spent it on a lavish breakfast buffet with her family in Marriot.
7. Himmanshoo Malhotra
He is a widely accepted face on Indian television. He started as a contestant on Zee Cinestars ki Khoj, and from there went on to do a number of fiction and reality shows. He participated in the last season of
Nach Baliye with his wife and won. Himmanshoo got his first salary of rupees 20,000 when he filmed his four-episode TV show, Raat Hone Ko Hai. He saved the money and used it for his acting workshops.
Before starting her successful stint on TV, Riddhi was a dancer for
Shiamak Davar and was also a co-producer for a lot of shows on Zoom. She has appeared in many reality shows including Nach Baliye and
Fear Factor. Riddhi earned rupees 10,000 from an internship while doing her post graduation. She used that money to go on a Goa trip with her childhood friends and saved the remaining amount.
Rashmi Desai is the favourite bahu of all households. She is bold, beautiful, and independent. Her role as Tapasya in Uttaran won her tremendous accolades and since then there has been no stopping this girl. She got her first paycheck of rupees 1000 for a photo shoot done for a hair oil brand. She bought her mother a saree with the money and gifted it to her.
He is India’s favourite
Jamai Raja. Ravi has established himself not only as a fine actor but also as a superb dancer and an incredible anchor. He has come a long way since he starred in
Saas Bina Sasural and became known for his role of Tej Chaturvedi. His first paycheck of rupees 20,000 was for an advertisement he had done. He spent the entire amount in buying presents for his family.
Kavita Kaushik is a household name. She is known for her role as Chandramukhi Chautala which established her career in the television industry and made her a celebrated actress. She earned her first money by hosting a show for a company who gave her a sum of rupees 1500 for five episodes. She was in college and she gave the entire amount to her mother.
Mayank Gandhi is the angry young man of television. He has starred in numerous TV shows and his stint in the show Splitsvilla is unforgettable. He started his career by dubbing for Donald Duck and was paid rupees 2000 for it. That was his first salary and he donated it to a temple and prayed for more work as he was an outsider and did not know anyone in the show business.