Compared to the North industry, the South Film industry is home to the hero worship and fanfare events. True to the word, the land has some brilliant entertainers who shake the box office during their respective film releases. All four languages in South India has some magnificent star heroes who are taking huge remuneration for each film. Now, we bring you the list of the Top 10 Most Highest-Paid Actors in South India.
List of Top 10 Most Highest Paid Actors in South India
Kollywood Superstar Rajinikanth is one of the massive stars in Indian cinema. He has got pan-India appeal and the market for his films is beyond expectations. As per the media reports, Rajinikanth is currently taking home a whopping of Rs 100 crore as his remuneration including the profits in the film business official making him the highest-paid actor in South cinema. A couple of days back, Rajinikanth’s Annaatthe was released and he is currently taking a rest at home and yet to confirm the new project.
Being a star hero in Malayalam, Mohanlal is even doing key roles in other industries like Telugu and Tamil. Reportedly, the Drishyam actor is getting a massive of Rs 64 crore as his remuneration for each film.
Before Baahubali, Prabhas is a regional hero and used to get Rs 7 crore as remuneration for each film but after the blasting success of the Baahubali series, Prabhas got National wide popularity. Currently, he is working on four pan-India projects. Reportedly, Prabhas is charging a whopping of Rs 80-85 crore for each film.
Film actor turned politician Pawan Kalyan made his acting debut with earlier this year released Vakeel Saab. As per the industry buzz, Pawan got a whopping remuneration of Rs 50 crore for giving just 18 days of call-sheets for Vakeel Saab. Reportedly, for his upcoming projects such as Bheemla Nayak, Hari Hara Veeramallu and director Harish Shankar’s film, Pawan is getting Rs 60 crore as his remuneration.
Tollywood Superstar Mahesh Babu is one of the top stars in Telugu. Sources reveal that for each film, Mahesh is taking home a whopping remuneration of Rs 45 crore. Adding his net income from other sources like Television commercial advertisings, Mahesh Babu’s net worth per year is expected to be close to Rs 90 crore. He is currently working on a mass entertainer titled, Sarkaru Vaari Paata. Later, he has Trivikram and Rajamouli projects in the pipeline.
Everyone knows that NTR has an amazing following among the masses. Due to his outstanding performance and terrific dance movements, Tarak enjoys a solid fan base among the family and youth audience. As per the reports, NTR will be taking Rs 40 crore as his remuneration for each film. The star hero will be seen in one of the lead roles in Rajamouli’s upcoming prestigious project, RRR which also stars Mega Powerstar Ram Charan. Later, Tarak has movies with directors such as Koratala Siva and KGF fame Prashant Neel. It is well-known that NTR is event hosting a Television quiz show titled, Evaru Meelo Koteeswarulu for which he has been receiving a massive remuneration. Reportedly, NTR’s net worth per year will be around Rs 60-70 crore.
Kannada hero Yash has caught everyone’s attention with 2018 released pan-India hit, KGF Chapter 1. Before KGF Chapter 1 release, Yash used to act only in Kannada movies and had a very limited reach. But after KGF, Yash’s popularity reached the pan-India level. He is currently waiting for the release of KGF Chapter 2. The film is scheduled to hit the screens on April 14, 2022. Reportedly, after KGF Chapter 1, Yash has hiked his remuneration and took Rs 20 crore for KGF Chapter 2. He is yet to sign a new film.
Kollywood star Ajith enjoys a massive following across Tamil Nadu. The star hero is currently working on a project titled, Valimai. Reportedly, for each film, Ajith is taking home a whopping Rs 35 crore as his remuneration.
Thalapathy Vijay is one of the leading stars in Tamil. Widely known for his commercial entertainers, Vijay has been charging Rs 30-32 crore for each film, say sources. Currently, he is working on a project titled, Beast and has a few interesting projects in the pipeline.
Kichcha Sudeep is one of the famous stars in Kannada. Apart from doing lead roles in Kannada, Sudeep has been doing prominent roles in other languages such as Hindi and Telugu. Reports suggest that Sudeep is charging Rs 20 crore as his remuneration for each film. Sudeep has been hosting TV shows such as Bigg Boss also. Including all, Sudeep’s net worth per year is expected to be around Rs 40 crore, say sources.