Top 10 Highest paid South Indian Actors

Deepak, 30/10/2017

The South Indian film industry is huge, featuring a significant number of films made in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam languages made every year. Many of these films are made with whopping budgets of crores half of it are spent in making of these movies and half are paid to actors of the industry as their remuneration.

Here is the list of top 10 richest and highest paid South Indian actors.

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Top 10 Highest paid South Indian Actors
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Shivaji Rao Gaekwad (Rajnikanth) was born on December 12, 1949 in Karnataka. He was a bus conductor during which time he reportedly caught the fancy of the bus travelers with his mannerisms and style of issuing tickets and blowing the whistle and so on. Looking to become an actor, he moved to Chennai and joined the film institute...

Superstar Rajinikanth is the most paid actors in the Tamil film industry. After earning ?26 crore (equivalent to ?55 crore or US$8.2 million in 2016) for his role in Sivaji (2007), he was the highest paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan at the time. The superstar has earned total 80 crores as remuneration for Kabali including shares of movie's profits. Rajinikanth has been paid 60 crores for his upcoming film '2.0' (Enthiran 2).

Salary: 40 - 60 Crores

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Vijay was born to a famous Tamil film producer and director S. A. Chandrasekhar. His career geared up when he acted in Ghilli, one of the biggest blockbuster in Tamilnadu. He has won awards such as the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor and Dinakaran Best Actor Award.

Vijay was given an Honorary doctorate title in 2007 for his social services.“ Vijay is the only highest paid actor among south Indian celebrities to match the lower value
of Rajinikanth’s remuneration. For the movie Puli, Vijay was paid 30 crores, which has significantly upped his current earnings of 25 crores.

Salary: 25 - 35 crores ”
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The legendary actor earning an incredible amount of ? 25-30 crore per film and makes additional shares if he is involved in direction and writing departments. He works in Kollywood as well as Bollywood movies, and has won a number of prestigious awards, including four National Awards and 19 Filmfare Awards. The actor was titled Kalaimamani in 1979, the Padma Shri in 1990, and the Padma Bhushan in 2014.

Salary: 25 - 30 crores ”
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Ajith Kumar is an Indian film actor who has worked mainly in Tamil cinema. He is one of the leading actors in Tamil Cinema. He began his career as a supporting actor in a Telugu film before gaining critical recognition in the Tamil thriller Aasai (1995). A succession of high-grossing films followed where Ajith was usually depicted as a romantic hero...

“ Ajith recently released Vedhalam on Diwali, which was a mega hit, making him even more popular among Tamil cinema fans worldwide. Ajith is currently the King of the Box Office down south. The actor’s remuneration is somewhere between Rs 20-50 crores.

Salary: 25 - 50 crores
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Suriya was born to actor Sivakumar and his wife Lakshmi in Chennai, but brought up in Coimbatore. He is the eldest of three children; his younger brother is actor Karthi Sivakumar and he has a younger sister named Brindha Sivakumar. He attended PSBB School and St. Bede's School in Chennai and graduated from Loyola College with a Bachelor of Commerce degree...
“ Another actor from south India who has a huge female fan base is Surya. His charming smile is just enough to melt the audience and get him 18 crores with additional Telugu dubbing benefits of 5 crores.

Salary: 20 - 25 crores

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Prabhas was born to late U. Suryanarayana Raju and Siva Kumari. His family is from Mogalturu village and later moved to bhimavaram in West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. He is the youngest of three children, with an elder brother Pramod Uppalapati and sister Pragathi. He is the nephew of Telugu actor Uppalapati Krishnam Raju
“ Prabhas Bahubali – The Beginning star Prabhas has reportedly become one of the highest paid actors in the Telugu film industry. As per a TOI report, Prabhas was paid Rs 20 crore for the period drama Bahubali.

Salary: 15 - 25 crores ”
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Pawan Kalyan launched Jana Sena or Jana Sena Party which is an Indian political party in the tates of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, in March 2014. Jana Sena which means People's Army in Telugu language. On March 10, 2014 he submitted an application for registering the party name.

Pawan Kalyan formally launched the party at HICC (Hyderabad International Convention Centre) Madhapur on 14 March 2014...“ Pawan Kalyan Superstar of Tollywood, Pawan Kalyan, who gave superhit films like Tholi Prema , Gopala Gopala and many more was one of the highest paid actors in Tollywood.

Salary: 18 - 22 crores
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Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to prominent Telugu Cinema Actor Krishna Ghattamaneni and Smt. Indira Devi on August 9, 1975. He is the younger brother of actor turned producer Ramesh Babu Ghattamaneni. He also has two elder sisters, Padmavathi and actress-producer Manjula Ghattamaneni and one younger sister Priyadarshini...

Salary: 18 - 20 crores
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Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Jr., also known as Jr. NTR or Tarak, is an Indian film actor, Kuchipudi dancer, playback singer and television personality known for his works in Telugu cinema. He receives ? 12 crores as remuneration per film.

Salary: 18 crores
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Ram Charan is an Indian film actor, dancer, producer, businessman and entrepreneur, who works in Telugu cinema. He won two Nandi Awards, two South Filmfare awards, two CineMAA Awards, and two Santosham Best Actor Awards

Salary: 17 crores ”

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