11 ‘Lock Upp’ Contestants And The Whopping Amount They Earn Per Week


Even if you aren’t a fan of reality shows, you have most likely heard of Lock Upp. The show is just right in terms of discomfort and drama. The majority of people watch this reality show because they want to know what’s going on in it and why it’s getting so much attention.

The first season of Lock Upp: Badass Jail, Atyaachari Khel! is an Indian reality programme television series. The show, which premiered on ALTBalaji and MX Player on February 27, 2022, was presented by Kangana Ranaut and produced by Ekta Kapoor.

Nineteen controversial inmates competed in jail to gain every basic need and win the hearts of the host Kangana Ranaut and the viewers by performing challenges and displaying their personalities. The reality show Bigg Boss is well-known. The show’s jailor is Karan Kundrra.

This show will be won by the person who garnered the most votes after 72 days.

According to sources, the show gained 15 million views within 48 hours of its premiere on March 2, 2022. The show exceeded 100 million views just 19 days after its release on March 19, 2022, making it one of the most-watched reality shows on an OTT platform. On March 31, 2022, the show had surpassed 200 million views.

This suggests that the producers have a lot riding on this show’s success. So, let’s see what they’re paying everyone or how much money they made from the broadcast.

1. Anjali Arora

According to sources, the social media influencer is paid around 3-4 lakh per week for the show. She is recognised for her music videos and content development. She’s also the highest-paid of the competitors.

Anjali Arora/Instagram

2. Saisha Shinde

Saisha Shinde, originally Swapnil Shinde, is a well-known fashion designer and a trans woman who entered the competition as a wildcard. She is believed to get paid Rs. 1 million every week.

Saisha Shinde/Instagram

3. Poonam Pandey

Poonam Pandey, an actor and model, earns almost 3 lakhs each week as a result of her appearance on Lock Upp. She’s also one of the highest-paid contestants on the show.

Poonam Pandey/Instagram

4. Babita Phogat

Babita Phogat is an Indian wrestler who has won a number of important medals, including a Commonwealth Games gold medal in 2014. As a contestant on the show, she was supposedly given 3 lakhs every week.


5. Payal Rohatgi

An actor and reality TV performer on the show is paid a weekly salary of 3 lakhs. She was a Bigg Boss contestant in 2018 before joining Lock Upp.

Team Payal Rohatgi/Instagram

6. Sara Khan

As a contestant on the show, Sara Khan was rumoured to earn between 2.5 and 3 lakhs every week. She’s also participated in Hindi soap operas and reality shows like Bigg Boss Season 4 and others.

Sara Khan/Instagram

7. Karanvir Bohra

For his participation in the reality show Lock Upp, the actor, who has acted in TV dramas such as Kasautii Zindagii Kay and Shararat, earns Rs 2 lakh every week.

Kaaranvir Bohra/Instagram

8. Nisha Rawal

Nisha Rawal is a model and television actress who has appeared in shows like Main Lakshmi Tere Aangan Ki. The actor got paid between 1.75 and 2 lakhs every week on the reality show.

Nisha Rawal/Instagram

9. Tehseen Poonawalla

Tehseen Poonawalla, a venture capitalist and the CEO of the Poonawalla Foundation, was also a candidate. He used to get around Rs.1.25–1.5 lakhs per week for doing so.


10. Munawar Faruqui

Munawar Faruqui’s weekly compensation for the show is around 3-3.5 lakhs. He’s a comedian who’s also proven to be one of the most skilled contenders on the competition.

Munawar Faruqui/Instagram

11. Karan Kundrra

On the reality show, Karan Kundrra, commonly known as the “jailor,” is claimed to charge 3 lakh per episode. According to rumours, he may not make a permanent appearance on the show due to other commitments related to the film schedule.