The South Indian film industry is absolutely huge, featuring a great number of films of Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam languages made every year. Many of these movies are made with whopping budgets like “Bhahubali” and “Robot”. Crores of rupees are spent on making these movies and crores are paid to actors of the industry as their remuneration. This has made South Indian actors as some of the richest in the country.
10. Junior NTR
Another South Indian actor who receives Rs 12 crore as remuneration per film is Junior NTR, the 1983 born Telugu actor, who is also a trained Kuchipudi dancer. He started his career as a child artist and went on to become one of the best actors in the industry.
9. Ram Charan
Sharing this spot with the above named actors is Telugu super star Ram Charan, who also makes Rs 12 crore per movie. He is the son of the famous actor Chiranjeevi and has been honored with a number of awards for his illustrious performances.
Next on the list of top 10 richest South Indian actors is Tamil super star, Ajith Kumar, who established himself with the 1995 Tamil release “Aasai”, after which he delivered a large number of hits. He makes a whopping amount of Rs 16 crore per movie.
Surya is also one of the richest actors in South India, as he makes as much as Rs 17 crore per film. This versatile Tamil actor has given a large number of hits and has been honored with several awards and nominations for his performance.
6. Pawan Kalyan
Next among the richest South Indian actors is the leading Telugu actor Pawan Kalyan, who is the brother of popular star, Chiranjeevi. He 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.
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5. Mahesh Babu
Another accomplished South Indian actor is Mahesh Babu, the Telugu actor who began as a child artist and made his career debut as a lead actor with “Rajakumarudu” in 1999. He is also paid Rs 18 crore as remuneration for each movie.
Prabhas started his career from the movie Eshwar after that he gave many hit telugu movies in his film career. His recent south indian movie Baahubali Part 1 and 2 was the highest grossing Indian movie of all time. He charged 20 crore rupees for the movie Baahubali. Now It is expected that for his future project he will charge higher remuneration after the successful hit of Baahubali series.
The next name on this list is that of the Tamil actor and playback singer, Vijay, who is the son of leading director and producer, S A Chandrashekhar. He also makes Rs 25 crore per movie, which makes him one of the richest actors down South.
2. Kamal Hassan
The legendary actor Kamal Hassan makes it to this list by earning an incredible amount of Rs 25-30 crore per film. He works in Tamil as well as Hindi movies, and has won a number of prestigious awards, including four National Awards and 19 Filmfare Awards.
Rajnikanth is one of the richest actors in India, who is paid a huge sum of Rs 50-60 crore for each film. His greatest strengths are his versatility and power packed performances. He is considered as one of the most respected Indian actors around the globe. Recently he paid 35 crore rs. for his Kabaali Movie and his total revenue from the movie was approx 80 crore.
Allu Arjun, Ravi Teja, Dhanush, Allu Arvind and Prabhas are some other names amongst the richest South Indian actors. They are recognized for their talent as well as excellent performances.