Television actors have long acquired star status, and so it was only a matter of time before they were rated.
A study on the most popular tele-stars, conducted by Hansa Research, throws up a few surprises amid mostly predictable findings. Covering over 2,000 respondents in 50 cities, the study ranks actors on their recognisability and likeability.
The omnipresent face of Indian soap, Smriti 'Tulsi' Irani is obviously among the most recognised people on television.
Which is why nobody's stunned that the Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi lady is the most popular star, among actresses, on television.
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