Highest paid actors in South India

Ram Charan

Ram Charan Tej Konidela is the son of Telugu Megastar Chiranjeevi, who is stayed in the film industry for the last 3 decades. He has given Blockbuster hits like Magadheera, Naayak, and Dhruva. He gets paid INR 12-17 Crores for his movies

Allu Arjun

Popularly known as Bunny, Allu Arjun charges approximately Rs 14 crores for every movie he works in.


Dhanush, who has won a National Award for Best Actor charges about Rs 10 to 15 crores per assignment.


Nagarjuna, who will soon be seen in Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer Brahmastra earns about Rs 7 to 10 crores.

Mahesh Babu

 Mahesh Babu began his career as a Child Artist. He is the son of a famous Telugu Film Actor Krishna Ghattamaneni. He is married to 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 salaries taken south Indian actor.


Jr NTR, who will be seen next in SS Rajamouli’s RRR, charges around Rs 18 crores to Rs 20 crores per film. 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 "Share", "Samba", "Ashok", "Tony", "Karthik", "Abhiram", etc.


South Indian superstar, Suriya is immensely famous among women and is also known to be very charming in nature. He experienced a lot of limelight and huge stardom after his 2016 release, 24. He earns around 25 to 30 Crores per film. 


Very well known as Prabhas Bahubali after his spectacular performance in the Bahubali film series. He is one of the highest-paid actors in the Telegu Industry today. He is indeed one of the most desirable actors of the south Indian film industry and earns up to 25 Crores per film. 

Joseph Vijay

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.


Since 1970's Rajnikanth has been a megastar in the Tamil movie industry and also he is one of the highest-earning actors in Asia today. Apart from Tamil movies, he has worked in Telegu, Kannada, Hindi, and American movies as well. He charges 50 to 80 Crores per film.

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