Bollywood is the dream and the fantasy land of Indians. We aspire to be like our favorite heroes or heroines we see on the silver screen. However, in the recent times, the scenarios have started to chance. We can see the growing popularity of the TV actresses. This is probably because we can relate more to these actresses than the larger than life Bollywood characters. Here are some Indian TV actresses who have gained more popularity than the Bollywood celebs.
- Divyanka Tripathi
This pretty girl made her first mark in Zee TVs primetime show- Banu Mai Teri Dulhaan, where she played the role of an uneducated village girl who gets married to a mentally challenged man. The show became a huge success and then there was no looking back for her. Divyanka Tripathi became the household name, not just in India but also at the global level all thanks to her show ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’. The actress highly popular and is flooded with gifts from her fans on a daily basis. Recently Sonakshi Sinha, while judging Nach Baliye 8, admitted that her mom Poonam is a huge fan of Ishita aka Divyanka.
- Mouni Roy
This bong beauty is the talk of the town for quite some time thanks to her stunning looks and a great body. She is a complete package. She became very popular for her short yet impactful role as Sati in Devo Ke Dev… Mahadev. However, it is her recent show Naagin that took her career to the next level. Other than acting, Mouni is a talented dancer and a much-loved host.
- Karishma Tanna
Karishma Tanna gained her popularity for being extremely muti-talented. She rose to fame mainly for her role in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Nagarjuna – Ek Yoda. Karishma also participated in reality shows like Bigg Boss (2014) and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (2016) which boosted her career further. She is all set to make her Bollywood debut in Raju Hirani’s biopic on Sanjay Dutt where she will make an appearance opposite Ranbir Kapoor.
- Nia Sharma
This bombshell was recognized in the third place on the list of the sexiest Asian woman where she bypassed Even Bollywood hotties like Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt and proved she has a huge and loving fanbase. Though she has debuted long back, Nia became a very popular figure on the small screen due to her TV show ‘Jamai Raja’. At the moment the actress is experimenting with digital entertainment.
- Jennifer Winget
Her beauty knows no bounds and her grace is unparallel. Jennifer made her first appearance as a child artiste in the film Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya. After that, she appeared in Kuch Naa Kaho at the when she was just 14 years old. Ever since that, there was no looking back for her. She became Ekta Kapoor’s favorite in no time from the Kasauti time. Her role as Kumud in Star Plus’s Saraswatichandra fetched her huge love from the audiences. Presently she is working on Sony Entertainment Television’s Beyhadh as Maya. She is a perfect example of a TV actress who is perhaps more famous than any Bollywood beauty.
- Hina Khan
We know her less as Hina Khan and more as Akshara from Star Plus’ hit TV show ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’. The show became a huge hit and so did this lady. Her portrayal of the roles as the ideal daughter, sister, wife, friend, the daughter-in-law is everything we Indians admire and aspire to be.
- Drashti Dhami
Drashti is not just an able actress but is also a great dancer. Right from her Dill Mill Gaye days, she has been the hot favorite of the Indians viewers, especially among the young generation. After that, she went on to act in a number of prime time shows like Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi, Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon and Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani. She also appeared and won Jhalaak season 6.
- Sanaya Irani
Sanaya became the heartthrob of the viewers from her first show Miley Jab Hum Tum. After that, she acted in shows like Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?, Chhanchhan and Rangrasiya. The is currently seen in Nach Baliye with her husband Mohit Sehgal. Her immense success in the industry makes her popular and much loved among the viewers.
Though we are still mesmerized by the beauty and glamor of Bollywood, it is good to see that the small screen and its actors and actresses are also gaining popularity.