TOP 10 HIGHEST PAID ACTORS OF SOUTH INDIAN CINEMA 201516
1. Arya: 3-5 Crore per movie
Arya is one of the most popular and well-paid actors of Kollywood. He gets around 3-5 Crore per movie in Tamil cinema. His career started in 2013 with Ullam Ketlukae when cinematographer Jeeva approached him to audition for the same. Earlier, he was an assistant software engineer.
2. Silambarasan: 7 Crore per movie
Silambarasan Thesingu Rajendar had been out of the acting industry for quite a few years due to financial and personal issues. He returned to silver screen after a long gap and bagged 7 Crore in his first movie only. The start has been good. It would be interesting to watch if he can increase his demand in the industry or not. He is a director, an actor and a playback singer.
3. Karthik: 8 Crore per movie
Karthik’s first movie was Alaigal Oivathiilai. His journey from there has been appreciable. His acting skills and fan base made sure that he gets enough bucks to make it in the list of Tollywood’s highest paid actors.
4. Dhanush: 8 Crore per movie
An Indian film actor, producer, director, writer, playback singer and lyricist popularly known for his work in Tamil cinema, Dhanush is paid eight crores for one movie. He is one of the most talented personalities of Tollywood.
5. Vikram: 10 Crore per movie
The actor has bagged seven Filmfare awards and one National award. For I, he charged around 12 Crore, a couple of crores above his average fee of ten crore for each film.
6. Suriya: 15 Crore per movie
One of the highest paid actors of Tollywood, Surya charges 15 crores per film plus bonus share if movie rocked on the silver screen in dubbed versions. With amazing talent and huge fan following, he rarely disappoints on Box Office.
7. Thala Ajith: 18 Crore per movie
He is the Box Office King of South Cinema. His movies usually are able to fetch huge return from the ticket window. And after the success of his latest film, Vedhalam, his movie fee is most likely to increase from 18 crores per movie.
8. Vijay: 22-25 Crore per movie
Vijay is one of the most sensational actors of the South cinema. He deserves each penny he earns due to his acting skills. Although his average fee is 22-25 crores per movie, he is reported to get whopping 30 crores for Puli.
9. Kamal Haasan: 25-30 Crore per movie
Kamal Haasan is one of the classic actors that South cinema has ever produced. He charges 25-30 crores per movie and the fees increases if he handles director’s work or helps in anything else regarding the movie.
10. Rajnikanth: 30-50 Crore per movie
Another classic actor, Rajnikanth. No one can even come close to him in terms of movie fees. His average fee is 30 crores which can go as high as 50 crores, depending on the story and success of the movie. God of south Indian film industry, indeed.