Top 10 Highest Paid South Indian Actors
The Tamil mega star Rajinikant from 70s till present, is one of the highest earning actors in Asia. He has also worked in Hindi, Telugu and Kannada and even an English film. His most awaited film ‘Kabali’ is all is slated to release on Friday, 22 July. Do you know how much he charged for the action thriller film ‘Kabali’?
According to information available on the Internet, for the film he charged Rs 48-60 crore. For the next film 2.0 is said to be biggest ever production in Tamil cinema and his fee is around Rs 60 crore. He is considered as one of the most respected Indian actors around the globe. He is also with the Padma Bhushan in 2000 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2016 for his contributions to the arts.
2. Kamal Haasan
The legendary actor Kamal Hassan makes it to this list by earning an incredible amount of Rs 20-30 crore per film. He earns additional shares if he is involved in direction and writing departments. Haasan has won several Indian film awards including four National Film Awards and 19 Filmfare Awards. Kamal Haasan was titled Kalaimamani in 1979, the Padma Shri in 1990, and the Padma Bhushan in 2014.
Ilayathalapathy Vijay, the king of box office, is the only highest paid actor among south Indian celebrities to match the lower value of Rajinikanth’s remuneration. He is ruling the industry after back to back success with his recent releases. For the movie Puli, Vijay was paid 30 crores, which has significantly upped his current earnings of 25 crore.
4. Ajith Kumar
Ajith, The king of Tamil cinema is said to be top most actor of industry this time. He began his career as a supporting actor in a Telugu film before gaining critical recognition in the Tamil thriller ‘Aasai’ (1995). The actor’s remuneration is somewhere between Rs 20-25 crores.
If the sources are to be believed, Prabhas is being paid Rs 20 crore for the period drama ‘Bahubali – The Beginning’ and the amount bring him in the list of top 10 highest paid actor in South Film industry. The film ‘Bahubali’ made him popular among Hindi audience. Prabhas is the nephew of veteran Telugu actor Uppalapati Venkata Krishnam Raju.
6. Pawan Kalyan
Next among the highest paid South Indian actors is Pawan Kalyan, who is the brother of popular star, Chiranjeevi. An actor, producer, martial artist, director, screenwriter, stunt coordinator, writer, and politician, Pawan made his film debut in 1996 and received great acclaim and a number of awards. He is paid Rs 18 crore as remuneration for each film.
The heartthrob of Indian film industry who is best known for his work in Tamil cinema, established himself after the huge success of his series movies in past 4-5 years. He makes as much as Rs 17 crore per film as acting fees and another 5 crore for just dubbing the film Telugu. This versatile Tamil actor has given a large number of hits and has been honored with several awards and nominations for his performance.
8. Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu is mainly known for his work in Telugu cinema. At the age of four, he made his debut as a child artist in Needa(1979) and acted in eight other films as a child artist. He made his debut as a lead actor with ‘Rajakumarudu’ (1999) and won the Nandi Award for Best Male Debut. He charged around Rs 16 crore per film.
Vikram is an Indian film actor, voice actor and a playback singer and mainly known for Tamil films. The versatile actor of Kollywood, Vikram get paid for Rs. 12-15 crore for per movie. After the huge success of blockbuster film ‘I’ with Shankar in 2015, Vikram is all set to release his next film with Anand Shankar.
10. Ram Charan
Like his father Chiranjeevi, Ram Charan is also has made a good name in South Indian film industry mainly in Telugu cinema. Ram Charan is also one of the highest paid Telugu actors in the country he charged Rs. 12 crore per movie.He won two state Nandi Awards, two Filmfare Awards South, two CineMAA Awards, and one Santosham Best Actor Award.
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