Top 10 Highest paid South Indian actress at present

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Last Updated : Sep 23, 2018

It is interesting to know about the top 10 highest paid South Indian actresses at present. We knew that south Indian film industry popular for having some most glamorous and talented actresses. For many years, these beautiful actresses have delivers some of the excellent performances in many movies and they are paid the huge amount per film.

Top 10 Highest paid South Indian actress at present

Highest paid South Indian actresses at present

Some actresses like Anushka Shetty and Nayanthara are still in demand even though their age is above thirty. They are taking high payment for each film they sign. Young actresses like Kajal Agrawal, Rakul Preet Singh also have secured huge hits. South Indian cinema covers four different film industries Tamil cinema known as Tollywood, Telugu cinema as Kollywood, Malayalam film industry as Mollywood and Kannada film industry as Sandalwood.

In south Indian film industry success of the film is decided by the popularity of the actor. Actresses are hardly considering be responsible for the success of the movie. There is a big difference between the remuneration of hero and heroine in south Indian cinema industries. South Indian actresses have big competition among themselves. Let's check the list, Who is the highest paid actress in south Indian cinema of this year.

1. Anushka Shetty

Anushka Shetty - Richest South Indian actress

Anushka Shetty is the highest paid South Indian actress of the year. Anushka made her debut in the film industry in 2005. She acted more than 30 Tamil and Telugu movies. She charges Rs. 4 Crores per film. But after the blockbusters like Rudramadevi and Bahubali 2: The Conclusion, there may be chances that she might charge Rs. 5 Crores for each film.

Some of her movies are Vikramarkuda (2006), Vedam (2010), Rudramadevi (2015), Bahubali: The Beginning (2015) and Bahubali 2: The Conclusion. After acting in high-budget movies she becomes top highest paid South Indian actress.

2. Nayanthara

Nayanthara - Top 10 highest paid South Indian actress

Diana Marium Kuria is the real name of Nayanthara. She is the second highest paid actress in south Indian film industries. She earns Rs. 2.5 to 3 crores per film. She is one of the most glamorous actresses in the film industry. Nayanthara is nearly two decades old in the film industry. She has starred in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada movies. With Malayalam movie Manassinakkare, Nayanthara made her debut in the film industry in 2003. She was the female lead in many successful movies of four south Indian languages like Vismayathumbathu (2004), Vallavan (2006), Tulasi (2007), Yaaradi Nee Mohini (2008), Simha (2010), Raja Rani (2013), Mass (2015), Maya (2015), etc. With her skin tone and acting skill. She becomes the second highest paid South Indian actress.

3. Tamanna Bhatia

Tamanna Bhatia - Highest paid South Indian actress

Tamanna Bhatia becomes more popular after her Blockbuster movie Bahubali: The Beginning. She takes a huge sum of Rs. 2 to 3 crores per film. She made her debut in Bollywood with the film, Chand Sa Roshan Chehra and Telugu movie debut with Sri in 2005. Her first Tamil movie was Kedi released in 2006. Tamanna acted in Blockbuster movies Bahubali: The Beginning and Bahubali 2: The Conclusion as Avanthika. 100% love is her biggest hit in the Telugu language. Happy Days and Kalloori are her other movies. Because of her acting skill, she is listed in top 10 highest paid actresses of South Indian film industries.

4. Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Samantha Ruth Prabhu - Best South actress

Samantha Ruth Prabhu charges 2 to 2.5 crores rupees for each movie. She has established her career in Tamil and Telugu film industry. She got great popularity by hat-rick hist Theri, 24 and A...Aa.

Samantha made her debut in Telugu film industry with the film Ye Maaya Chesave in 2010 romancing with Naga Chaitanya. Samantha is also the brand ambassador of some Jewelry brands. Her other movies are Adirindhi, Raju Gaari Gaadhi 2, Janatha Garage, etc.

After featuring back to back hit movies, She built up herself as one of the top highest paid South Indian actresses.

5. Kajal Agarwal

Kajal Agarwal - South Indian film actress

Kajal Agarwal is one of the beautiful and brilliant south Indian heroines. She has appeared in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi movies. She makes up to Rs. 2 crores for each film. Kajal made her identity in an acting career with Bollywood movie Kyun! Ho Gaya Na in 2004. Kajal made her Telugu film debut with Lakshmi Kalyanam in 2007. She acted in blockbuster movie Chandamama, which was her first hit film. She acted in many films like MLA, Nene Raju Nene Mantri, Adirindi, Janatha Garage, Vevekam, Kavalai Vendam, Khiladi No. 150, etc. Magadheera was the game-changing movie of her entire profession. It was the record-breaking blockbuster movie of Telugu film industry. Her beauty and talent made her one of the top salary taken South Indian actresses.

6. Shruti Hassan

Shruti Hassan - South Indian actress salary

Shruti Hassan is famous for her beauty. She is a playback singer and music composer also. She earns around Rs. 1.5 crores per film. Shruti starred in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi cinema. She is a daughter of south Indian superstar Kamal Hasan. She acted in several superhit movies like Gabbar Singh (2012), Yevadu (2014), Race Gurram (2014) and Srimanthudu (2015). She is one of the top 10 highest paid South Indian actresses.

7. Rakul Preet Singh

Rakul Preet Singh - Best South actress

Rakul Preet Singh attracts fans with her cute smile and beauty. She makes Rs. 1 crore for per movie. Rakul Preet has appeared in Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Hindi films. In 2009, Rakul made her acting debut in Gilli film with the Kannada film industry. She appeared in movies like Winner, Yaariyan, Current Theega, Thadaiyara. She won people's choice Miss India times title. She is at the number 7 in the list of highest paid South Indian actresses.

8. Shriya Saran

Shriya Saran - Top 10 South Indian actress name list

Shriya Saran is the 8th highest paid actress in south Indian film industries and she paid Rs. 1 crore for each film. She is known for her work in south Indian cinema, also. Shriya made her film debut with the Telugu movie Ishtam in 2001. She starred in movies like Sivaji (Tamil), Awarapan (Hindi), Kanthaswamy (Tamil) and Pokkiri Raja (Malayalam). She played the lead role in her first English movie "The Other End of the Line". Shriya was the brand ambassador for Celebrity Cricket League. Her talent made her on the list of top 10 highest paid South Indian actresses.

9. Trisha Krishnan

Trisha Krishnan - Top ten South Indian actress

Trisha Krishnan is an Indian model and film actress. She appeared in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu movies. Her earnings are around 90 lakhs per film. She has also done several commercial shows. Trisha is the brand ambassador for NAC Jewelers. Her film debut in lead role with the film Mounam Pesiyadhe in 2002. Abhiyum Naanum and Vinnaithaadi Varuvaayaa are her best films. She is listed in one of the highest pad south Indian actresses.

10. Hansika Motwani

Hansika Motwani - Top 10 South actress

Hansika Motwani is a very popular actress in Kollywood and Tollywood. Her fees per film are Rs. 80 Lakhs. She acted in TV serial Shakalaka Boom Boom, which was aired by Star Parivar. Hansika was acted as a child actor in Koi Mil Gaya. Her other films are Billa, Maska, Something Something, Kandireega, etc. Her latest released movies are Bogan (2017) and Luckunnodu (2017). As a charming actress, she reached in the list of top 10 highest paid South Indian actresses.

list of top 10 Highest paid South Indian actresses

Position Actress Name Remuneration (Rs.)
1 Anushka Shetty 4 Crores
2 Nayanthara 2.5 to 3 Crores
3 Tamanna Bhatia 2 to 3 Crores
4 Samantha Ruth Prabhu 2 to 2.5 Crores
5 Kajal Agarwal 2 Crores
6 Shruti Hassan 1.5 Crores
7 Rakul Preet Singh 1 Crore
8 Shriya Saran 1 Crore
9 Trisha Krishnan 90 lakhs
10 Hansika Motwani 80 Lakhs

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