The life of a television actor is quite different from that of a film actor. They work in shows, which sometimes go on for a long time, getting fewer opportunities to do a variety of roles. After appearing in one show for so long, they often become very popular among the viewers. That one show is enough to turn them into household names. Here is a list of ten such Hindi TV actors who have become popular after appearing in a major role on one show.
Ankita Lokhande is a very popular actress on the Indian television and is rumored to be one of the highest paid people in this profession. She debuted as the protagonist of
’s serial “
”, aired on Zee TV. The serial started in 2009 and continued up to 2014. This one show has made Ankita a household name as she plays the leading character of Archana. She also played the role of Archana’s granddaughter Ankita post leap. The TV shows and her rumored affair with co-star and Bollywood actor
Sushant Singh Rajput
has kept her in headlines.
Hina Khan is another such actress who has appeared in one show, “”. The show started airing on Star Plus in 2009, and is even going strong now. Though Hina has recently quit the show, she is still the most well-known face of the soap opera. Her role as Akshara won her the love and attention that every actor craves for. She is rumored to have been paid a lot more than the male actors of the show which is indeed a great achievement for an Indian actress.
Deepika Singh appeared as the lead actress in the popular Star Plus show, “
Diya Aur Baati Hum
”. She played the role of Sandhya, a brave an independent who has the dream of becoming an IPS Officer. Her journey towards the fulfillment of that dream formed the crux of the serial. The show topped the TRP charts for a long time, and each character was popular among the viewers. Deepika Singh became one of the most loved actresses on the Indian television, due to this role of hers. We are hoping to see her doing more such work soon.
Shilpa Anand is an actress and model who has appeared in a few films, commercials, and music videos as well. Her most popular role was in the Star One serial “” as the lead actress. Her character, Dr. Riddhima Gupta, was loved by the viewers. Her chemistry with the lead actor,
Karan Singh Grover
, was the most attractive part of the show. Though Shilpa quit the show mid-way to pursue a career in films, she is still very popular for her role. Her replacements failed to create the same magic on the screen.
5. Tina Dutta
Tina Dutta is an actress whose most popular role was as Ichcha in the Colors TV serial “
”. Though Tina had previously worked as a child artist in Bengali serials, Uttaran put her on the national celebrity map. The serial was quite popular for its theme, and Tina became a big celebrity on television. Uttaran ended in 2015 after being aired for about seven years. After that, Tina has made some appearances on reality shows. However, we are yet to see her in another serial.
Radhika Madan was spotted by Ekta Kapoor in Delhi and launched her as a lead actress in the Colors TV show “
Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi
” at a very young age. The show became a hit among the audience due to its beautiful love story and the chemistry of Madan with lead actor
. She became popular among the audience as the shy and beautiful Ishaani. The show ended in 2016 and Radhika has not been seen in any other fictional show since then. She has appeared in a few reality shows, but the audience is waiting to see her in another good role.
Aditi Sharma is an Indian actress who has played a few roles in Bollywood films as well. She has worked in films such as “
”, “Ladies v/s. Ricky Bahl”, “Kuch Khatta Kuch Meetha”, etc. However, she got most of her fame and recognition due to her television show “
”. This was her first show on television, and she played the lead character. Her character, Gangaa, is a child widow who grows up to be a strong woman with a good spirit. The serial made her more well-known than all her previous roles.
Asmita Sood is an Indian actress who first appeared as a contestant on the show “Get Gorgeous”. After that, she moved on to do few regional films. Her first national show was “Phir Bhi Na Maane… Badtameez Dil” on Star Plus. She played the character of Meher Purohit, the female lead. Her chemistry with actor Pearl V Puri was very much appreciated by the viewers. The show made Asmita a popular name on Indian television.
Disha Parmar is a popular actress who debuted on television with the show “
Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara
” on Star Plus at the age of eighteen. She played the lead role of Pankhuri. She serial became very popular, and all the lead actors became household names. Parmar’s innocent face and honest performance won the hearts of audiences. The serial ended in the year 2014. After that, she was seen only on social media. Recently, she has started working in a brand new show called “Who Apna Sa” airing on Zee TV. Let us hope that this serial gives her as much popularity as the previous one.
Tridha Choudhury is an Indian actress who has mainly worked in Telugu and Bengali films. She debuted in the Bengali industry in the year 2013. Her only national show was “”, aired on Star Plus. She played the character of Swadheenta Ramakrishnan, opposite actor . The serial focused on the politics and bureaucracy of the country, with the added theme of terrorism. The serial won quite a few awards on Star Plus. The performance of the lead actors was praised and loved by the viewers. After the show ended in June 2016, Tridha has not been seen on Hindi television till now.