It’s a fact that some television stars, most of them who have played adarsh bahus like Divyanka Tripathi, Sakshi Tanwar, Mouni Roy, Hina Khan are actually more popular than some Bollywood stars.
1. Divyanka Tripathi as Dr. Ishita Iyer in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein: She starred in one of the most popular shows on Indian TV, as Dr. Ishita Iyer Bhalla in Star Plus’s Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, which ran more than 5 years. Her wedding to actor Vivek Dahiya broke the internet in 2016 and she became a darling of Indian masses. She also emerged as a favourite contestant on the popular show “Khatron Ke Khiladi.”
2. Smriti Irani as Tulsi in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi: The current Union Cabinet Minister for Women and Child Development of the country, Smriti Irani, earned her fame as “Tulsi” bahu in the extremely popular serial “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi,” 21 years ago.
3. Sakshi Tanwar as Parvati in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii: Just like Smriti Irani, Sakshi Tanwar too became a household name playing the role of Parvati in Kahani Ghar Ghar Kii for 8 years, from 2000 to 2008.
4. Shivani Joshi as Naira in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai: This young actress became extremely popular playing Naira in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai.
5. Sriti Jha as Pragya in Kumkum Bhagya: For 8 long years, Sriti Jha played the much-loved Pragya Arora in the show Kumkum Bhagya.
6. Devoleena Bhattacharjee as Gopi in Saath Nibhana Sathiya: Everyone knew Devoleena Bhattacharjee as Gopi Bahu from the show “Saath Nibhana Sathiya” until she appeared in Bigg Boss as herself.
7. Hina Khan as Akshara in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai: We all know how popular Hina Khan is on her social media channels with millions of followers, however, she came into the limelight playing the role of Akshara in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai in 2009.
8. Shwetha Tiwari as Prerna Sharma on Kasauti Zindagi Kay: Shweta Tiwari proved her mettle as an actress playing Prerna Sharma in the extremely popular show “Kasauti Zindagi Kay.” Also read: “8 Bollywood Stars who Started Their Careers with TV Ads.”
9. Ankita Lokhande as Archana in Pavithra Rishta: Ankita Lokhande and Sushant Singh Rajput both got so much love from the audience through their show Pavitra Rishta, where Ankita played the character of Archana and Sushant the role of Manav.
10. Dipika Kakkar as Simar in Sasural Simar Ka: She played the perfect daughter-in-law, Simran, in the much-popular series Sasural Simar Ka.