Television is no longer the agonizingly slow and boring entertainer. Rather it has grown as the goldmine for many artists and directors alike who had to wait for their turn to make it big on celluloid. TV series are getting more viewership than any other sources of entertainment put together.
One reason for such high viewership is because of the women-centric serials that have become the face of contemporary women challenging the age old notions of the world. These 12 actresses are no longer the traditional attire clad damsel in distress. They are now portraying the woman of substance characters and scorch the screens with their oomph.
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12. Sanaya Irani
So what if she is no longer portraying the blabbering character of Khushi from Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doo? The fact remains that Sanaya Irani has carved a niche for herself even after the show’s abrupt end. Irani took part in dance shows like Jhalak Dikhlaja and Nach Baliye at the slow phase of her TV acting career which establishes her fame. And by the way, she was the same pretty face back in 2006 in the movie Fanaa that you might have missed!
11. Anita Hassanandani
Another pretty face who shifted base from movies to television for good; Hassanandani got her dues and fame as actor with such serials like Kavyanjali and Yeh Hai Mohabbatein more recently. In her television, she has played the leading character as well the antagonist with dark shades. The bulk of admiration comes from the fact that she has managed to strike a balance between both television and movies.
10. Deepika Singh
She became the divine guidance for many young girls as Sandhya, a girl from humble background aspiring to become an IPS. Deepika Singh found both love and praise for her role in Diya Aur Baati Hum. The inspiring storyline of the show led to international broadcast thereby making the sweet looking Singh a famous name in countries like Afghanistan and Indonesia.
9. Sonarika Bhadoria
Bubbly and innocent faced Sonika Bhadoria has stunned the viewers in her hot avatar too. However the Mumbai born actress was at her best as Parvati, wife of Lord Shiva in the mythological series Devon Ke Dev Mahadev. Her success in the small screen opened doors for big screen debut wherein she bagged Telugu movies opposite big names.
8. Ragini Khanna
She became famous in her debut serial Radha ki Betiyaan but Ragini Khanna mastered the art of humor in the later part of her career. She is one of the few television leading ladies to have tried her hands at comedy and struck gold instantly. Niece of Bollywood actor Govinda, Khanna was also the participant of reality shows like Big Boss and Jhalak Dikhlaja.
7. Krystal D’souza
The sensational beauty became a big name in the small screen with Ek Hazaron Mein Meri Behna Hai. Krystal D’souza’s calming beauty and ocean deep eyes have charmed men immensely. Her fame is not limited to Indian sub continent alone; Krystal has also topped the list of Eastern Eye’s Top 50 Sexiest Women.
6. Karishma Tanna
In the industry for over a decade but the tall beauty is still going strong as one of the famous names in the TV industry. In current period, Tanna has been part of MTV Love School’s first season although it is her character of naïve Indu Virani in Ekta Kapoor’s family saga Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi which has become synonymous with her.
5. Kavita Kaushik
Talk about immortalizing a character single handedly with acting prowess and Kavita Kaushik is one such name to remember. As Inspector Chandramukhi Chautala in FIR, she tickled the funny bones of TV viewers across India. It is because of her sheer talent that one of the hottest faces of television is now venturing in Bollywood as lead actress for the movie “Lollipop since 1947”.
4. Kashmera Shah
She could not find much fame in the big screen but the sexy siren capitalized hugely in television since her debut in 1994. With healthy mix of reality and stand-up comedy shows, Shah became one of the sultriest actresses to scorch the small screen. Age is usually seen as deterrent of success but Kashmeera Shah’s popularity among TV viewing male audience speak otherwise.
3. Mouli Ganguly
The bong beauty was hot even years back in the Ekta Kapoor serial she debuted with and she is still a hot property in small screen. Mouni’s serial Naagin was a surprise hit on prime time slot and she has become the sole reason of the show finding success and pacing along for few seasons. Acting talent with mind boggling beauty makes Mouni both famous and a hot actress on TV.
2. Shweta Tiwary
She did start her career ages back and does not fit the current list according to many. But Shweta Tiwary is an example sustained success which grew bigger by the day and sexier as she aged! With many tele shows, reality competition shows and awards for being popular face, Shweta Tiwary is giving the current generation a tough time. Apart from serials and TV, Shweta is the leading name in Bhojpuri cinema circuit as well.
1. Divyanka Tripathi
Television’s favorite “dulhan” is now Ishita Raman Bhalla in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. Divyanka Tripathi is the most adored face in television primarily because of the grace and humbled character she possesses. She became TV sensation with her debut serial “Banoo Main Teri Dulhan” for which she won many popular face awards. In the intermittent period she took up comedy serial project titled Mr. and Mrs. Sharma Allahbadwale. Perhaps it is the love of her audience that made her the winner of celebrity dance show Nach Baliye in its eighth season.
Television is getting increasingly competitive and with the launch of a new channel with plenty of shows from different genres everyday, the task of sustaining stardom becomes tougher. The above mentioned actresses are few of the many others who have set high standards of audience-actor connect. More than the faces, it is perhaps the character played that gets embossed in the minds of audiences; thus reestablishing the importance of getting in the skin of the character.