Top 10 Highest paid south Indian actors at present

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Last Updated : Dec 27, 2018

South Indian actors are very famous not only in South India but they have a big fan following over in all India and other countries. Here, In this article, you will know about the top 10 Highest Paid South Indian Actors of this year.

Top 10 Highest paid south Indian actors at present

Highest paid south Indian actors

South Indian film industry means the combination of four sub-industries Tamil cinema, Telugu film industry, Malayalam cinema, and Kannada film industry. It covers five southern states of India: Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamilnadu, Kerala, and Karnataka. South Indian Cinema featuring a great number of movies in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam languages every year. Some of the South Indian movies like Baahubali 1 & 2 and Robot had broken many records of Bollywood. South Indian Film Industry produces high-quality films all time. Every film contains a fresh and solid story. South Actors carry a big number of Blockbuster movies. For that, they are paid a huge amount by Producers. South Indian Actors have a great Fan-Club. There are examples in South Indian history that South Actors become a Chief Ministers of their states like N.T. Ramarao, Jay Lalitha and M.G. Ramachandran. It proves that how much public loves their local actors in south India.

In South Indian Cinema, Success of the movie depends on the reputation of the Film Actor. South Indian Actors receive great money for each film they sign. They deserve it for the toil they put in. South Indian Cinema has a number of most talented and very smart actors. It is too difficult to say that who is the best. Megastar Rajinikanth is the Highest Paid Actors of Whole South Indian Film Industry. Here is the list of Top 10 Highest Paid Actors of South India of this year.

Other than this, If you want to know about actresses, Read our another article - Top 10 Highest paid South Indian actress at present.

1. Rajinikanth: Rs. 40-60 Crores/film

Rajinikanth - Highest paid south Indian actors

The Megastar Rajinikanth is the highest paid South Indian actor of this year. He is considered one of the most Famous and Respected Indian Actors around the World. Rajinikanth is still unstoppable in the filmy world more than Four decades. This Superstar made his debut in the industry with the Tamil film "Apoorva Raagangal" in the year 1975. After the success of his movies like Robot (2010), Lingaa (2014), and Kabali (2016) his earnings are INR 40-60 Crores per film.

2. Ajith Kumar: Rs. 25-50 Crores/film

Ajith Kumar - South Indian actors

Ajith Kumar is one of the leading Actors in South Indian Cinema. After the Mega hits like Vedgalam, Yenna Arindhal, he becomes more popular among Tamil Cinema fans Worldwide. Ajith established himself with the Tamil film "Aasai" in the year 1995, for which he got a large number of Hits. By earning INR 25-50 Crores per movie, He became the Second Highest Paid South Indian Actor at present.

3. Joseph Vijay: Rs. 25-35 Crores/film

Joseph Vijay - Highest paid south Indian actor

The next name on the list is the Brilliant Tamil Actor, an Excellent Dancer and Playback Singer, Ilayathalapathy Vijay, Who is the son of a famous Director and Producer, S. A. Chandrashekhar. After his Blockbuster movie "Puli", he earns INR 25-35 Crores per film. It takes him into the list of top Highest Paid South Indian Actors.

4. Kamal Haasan: Rs. 20-30 Crores/film

Kamal Haasan - Highest paid south Indian actors at present

Kamal Haasan is not only an incredible Actor but Director and Writer also. His last hits "Thoongaa Vanam" (2015) and "Cheekati Rajyam" (2015) were Blockbuster. A great Tollywood as well as Bollywood Actor, Kamal Haasan earns a huge amount of INR 20 to 30 Crores per release. He is the Fourth in the list of Highest Paid South Indian Actors of this year.

5. Suriya: Rs. 20-25 Crores/film

Suriya - Top 10 south Indian actors

Saravanan Sivakumar, who is known as a Suriya is the eldest son of the leading Actor Sivakumar. His recent Hit movies are "24" (2016) and "Si3" (2017). The Heart-throb Suriya is famous for his Brilliant acting skills and Energetic look. The famous director Maniratnam gave him the screen name Suriya. He receives a huge sum of INR 20-25 Crores per film he signs. He is listed in top 10 highest paid actors of south Indian film industries.

6. Prabhas: Rs. 15-25 Crores/film

Prabhas - Highest paid south Indian actors of this year

An Incredible Actor Prabhas has earned a great success and popularity all over the world after the release of the Highest grossing Indian movies "Baahubali: The Beginning" (2015) and "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" (2017). He made her debut in the south film industry with the Telugu movie "Eshwar". He charges INR 15 to 25 Crores per film. After acting in high-budget movies Prabhas becomes top highest paid South Indian actor.

7. Mahesh Babu: Rs. 18-22 Crores/film

Mahesh Babu - Highest paid south Indian actors of the year

The next on the list, Mahesh Babu began his career as a Child Artist. He is the son of a famous Telugu Film Actor Krishna Ghattamaneni. He is married with the former Miss India, Namrata Shirodkar. He proved himself by giving Blockbuster movies like "Srimanthudu" (2015) and "Srimanthudu" (2016). He earns around INR 18-22 Crores per release. His talent made him one of the top salary taken south Indian actor.

8. Pawan Kalyan: Rs. 18-22 Crores/film

Pawan Kalyan - Top South Indian actors

Pawan Kalyan, Brother of the legendary Telugu Actor Chiranjeevi, is seventh on the list of Highest Paid Actors of South India. His real name is Konidela Kalyan Babu. He made debut in the film industry with the film "Akkada Abbai Ikkada Ammayi" in the year 1996. He has given hit movies like "Tholiprema", "Gopala Gopala", "Kushi", "Jalsa", "Badri", etc. Pawan Kalyan earns around INR 18 Crores to 22 Crores per movie.

9. Junior NTR: Rs. 16-18 Crores/film

Junior NTR - Top 10 highest paid South Indian actors

At Numer 8 on the list, We have N. T. Rama Rao Junior. He is an Excellent Actor, Kuchipudi Dancer, Playback Singer, and Television Personality. The Multi-talented Star is the grandson of Telugu Actor and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N. T. Rama Rao. He is famous for his movies like "Simhari", "Samba", "Ashok", "Tony", "Karthik", "Abhiram", etc. He charges INR 16-18 Crores for his movie.

10. Ram Charan: Rs. 12-17 Crores/film

Ram Charan - South Hero

Ram Charan Tej Konidela is the son of Telugu Megastar Chiranjeevi, who is stayed in the film industry since last 3 decades. He has given Blockbuster hits like Magadheera, Naayak, and Dhruva. He gets paid INR 12-17 Crores for his movies, that's why he is in the list of Top 10 Highest Paid South Indian Actors.

List of top 10 highest paid South Indian actors

Position Actor Name Remuneration (INR)
1. Rajinikanth 40-60 Crores
2. Ajith Kumar 25-50 Crores
3. Joseph Vijay 25-35 Crores
4. Kamal Haasan 20-30 Crores
5. Suriya 20-25 Crores
6. Prabhas 15-25 Crores
7. Mahesh Babu 18-22 Crores
8. Pawan Kalyan 18-22 Crores
9. Junior NTR 16-18 Crores
10. Ram Charan 12-17 Crores

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Authored By Kinjal Desai
Kinjal Desai - Government Employee and Blogger

Kinjal is working as an employee of Gujarat Government and as a blogger. She is an expert in mathematics. She likes to read Gujarati literature, writing poetry, drawing, and watching movies. She spends her free time in a kitchen and doing housework. You can read more detail here.

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