Television has given us artists like Shah Rukh Khan (Fauji) and Vidya Balan (Hum Paanch), so there’s no doubt there that the small screen industry possesses a lot of talent and also serves as the first step for the stars to roll over into Bollywood. Even actors like Prachi Desai, Sushant Singh Rajput and Ayushmann Khurrana were spotted by Bollywood producers and directors when they had made it big in the television industry. So, it is not unusual to find that our television artists have a huge amount of fan following on social media. And like Bollywood stars, TV artists, too, have got fans emulating their clothing, hairstyles, and body-building/fitness regimes.
The audience tends to form a special connection with their beloved TV celebs. And why should they not? We know how strenuous and demanding working in a daily soap can get as compared to working in movies.
Quora users picked and chose their favourite TV actor/actresses and the list surely doesn’t surprise us at all:
1. Mouni Roy
Popular for her roles as Krishna Tulsi in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (2007), Sati in Devon Ke Dev Mahadev (2011), and in the titular role of Naagin (2015), Mouni Roy has stolen many hearts with her good looks and superb acting skills.
2. Erica Fernandes
With just one show old, this actress has become the favourite of many. Erica Fernandes plays the role of a strong-headed businesswoman in Sony TV’s Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi (2016).
3. Shaheer Sheikh
Erica Fernandes’s co-star in Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi (2016), Shaheer Sheikh plays the male lead in the show and seems to be quite popular among the Quorans. Apart from appearing in several TV shows, he first gained popularity for his role of Arjun in Star Plus’ Mahabharata (2013).
4. Jennifer Winget
Many Quorans put out their votes for this actress and rightfully so. Jennifer has acted in many daily soaps and is gaining a lot of popularity and acclaim for her negative role in the latest, on-going show on Sony TV, Beyhadh (2016).
5. Karan Wahi
Popular for his role in Dil Mil Gaye (2009) as Dr Siddhant Modi or Sid, the actor commands a huge fan following. A Quoran writes, “No wonder, he has an immense female fan following, even men envy his looks.” He has also hosted shows like Nach Baliye (2012) and Indian Idol Junior (2013).
6. Sonarika Bhadoria
Sonarika has acted in just one Hindi show, Devon Ke Dev Mahadev (2012), wherein she played the role of Goddess Parvati and became an overnight television starlet, gaining unprecedented fame.
7. Sunil Grover
This man needs no introduction. A comedian par excellence, Sunil Grover has entertained the audience with his comic acts and has won Quorans’ hearts too.
8. Kritika Kamra
Kritika attained fame with her role of Aarohi in Kitni Mohabbat Hai (2009). Currently, she is playing Chandrakanta in Life OK’s Prem ya Paheli- Chandrakanta.
9. Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya
Divyanka gained recognition with Zee TV’s Banoo Main Teri Dulhann (2006) and has come a long way since. She is much-appreciated for her role of Dr Ishita Bhalla in Star Plus’ Yeh Hain Mohabbatein.
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