Malayalam film industry has a coveted style of filmmaking. In fact, filmmakers of other regional languages adore the style of Mollywood’s filmmaking. Well, you would be wondering how much remuneration Mollywood stars would be earning. Why not have a look at the richest celebrities of Malayalam cinema? Well, here’s a list of the top 10 richest celebrities of Mollywood.
Nivin Pauly is one of the current heartthrobs of Mollywood. His flicks Premam and
proved that he is there to stay in the industry. He has a boy-next-door look that appeals him to the audience. His remuneration is around Rs 45 to 50 lakhs per flick.
Apothecary is a movie in which Jayasurya evolved as a true actor. Initially, he was testing waters in comedy. Jayasurya and Prithviraj worked together in many flicks, and they produced several hits together. He gets a remuneration of around Rs. 50 lakhs per movie.
Jayaram has been in the industry for a long time and has proved his mettle as a ‘family’ artist. His combination with director Padmarajan brought him credit, and he was at his heydays during the early 90s. Now and then he acts in Tamil films. He is at present getting a pay of Rs. 50 to 60 lakhs per flick.
Among the current breed of young artists, Dulquer is a force to reckon with. His father
is already a legend, and his son is one of the heartthrobs of Mollywood. His flicks Njan,
, etc. garnered him accolades. It will not be surprising if he achieves at least 80% of what his father achieved as he is capable of that. He is getting a remuneration of around Rs. 65 to 75 lakhs per flick.
His father being a celebrity didn’t mean that Fahadh had a cakewalk. His debut flick, Kaiyethaum Doorath, directed by his father Faazil was a dud at the box office. After a sabbatical of 7 years, Fahadh returned with a bang with Madras Café. Bangalore Days and Artiste are a couple of his notable films. He is paid Rs. 70 to 80 lakhs per flick.
Aniyathapravu was a dream debut for this skilled actor. After Niram, Kunchacko Boban established himself as a chocolate hero. Kunchacko has a huge female fan base. He also had his share of flops but eventually returned with a bang with flicks like Ordinary and Elsamma Enna Aankutty. If sources are to be believed, he gets around Rs. 90 lakhs to 1 crore per movie.
Prithviraj is on a winning spree these days. His flicks Ennu Ninta Moideen, Amar, Akar, Antony, and Anarkali, set the cash registers ringing. As per industry sources he is getting around Rs. 1.3 crores to Rs. 1.6 crores. Well, with his hattrick success there is no surprise that there will be a raise in his remuneration!
Comedy is the forte of this amateur mimicry artist. Punjabi House, Ee Puzhayum Kadannu are a couple of his noteworthy flicks. He also managed to deliver some super hits in Mollywood. The actor is said to get a remuneration of around Rs. 1.75 to 2.5 crores.
Mammooty is a versatile actor, and he is known for his spontaneous style of acting. He, along with
, is dominating the Malayalam film industry for a long time. He has also proved his mettle in some Tamil flicks. He is said to get around Rs 3 crore per film. Of late, he fails to produce consistent hits.
The megastar of Malayalam cinema has a distinct style of acting and his contained performance in many of his films is indeed commendable. He has also worked in some Tamil flicks. It is believed that he is offered a huge 4 crores for a bilingual (Indian and Japanese).
Suresh Gopi, the multi-talented actor, had been away from the movies after 2015. In 2020, he played with Dulquer Salmaan,
Shobana Chandrakumar Pillai
in Varane Avashyamund. He has a few movies lined up for release in 2021. Suresh gets Rs 1 crore to Rs 3 crores per movie.
The smart actor Tovino Thomas started his acting career in 2012. He was last seen in Kala, an OTT release. He has more than a dozen films waiting for release in 2021. He gets Rs 1 crore to Rs 1.5 crores per film.
Asif Ali, the talented star, was last seen in a 2021 anthology movie, Aanum Pennum. He has nearly eight films on his hands in different stages of production. He gets Rs 1 crore per film.
Biju Menon, the versatile actor, has proved his mettle in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada movies. He had been in the talks for his super performance as Ayyappan with Prithviraj Sukumaran in
. He was last seen in Aarkkariyam in 2020. In 2021, he will be seen in Lalitham Sundaram and Thuramukham with Nivin Pauly. He gets Rs 75 lakhs to Rs 1 crore per movie.
Shane Nigam started his career as a child artist in 2010. He is popular for his role Care Of Saira Banu with
. His 2021 film is Veyil, directed by
. He gets Rs 40 lakhs to Rs 1.25 crores per movie.
Unni Mukundan is one of the popular actors in Mollywood. Started his career in Tamil film with “
,” Unni had played in Telugu movies too.
is his first Telugu film. He also shared the screen space with
in the hit film, “Bhaagamathie.” Unni Mukundan played an important role in “
,” a Telugu film, featuring
. Unni is one of the highest paid actors in Mollywood.
“Mukesh,” the multilingual actor is one of the highest paid actors in Mollywood. He married “
” and have two sons. One of his sons, made his acting debut in 2018. Mukesh and Saritha divorced in 2011 and in 2013, Mukesh married
, a dance scholar. In 2021, they applied for a mutual divorce.
Though Suraj Venjaramoodu does a lot of comedy and character roles in the Mollywood, he is one among the highest paid actors in the industry. The National Award winning actor is popular for his comedy and mimicry talents. Suraj is married to Supriya and has three kids. One of his sons, Kashinathan made his debut as an actor in 2008 with the film, Annan Thambi. Kashi also played in Teja Bhai And Family in 2011.