South Indian movie industry is popular for having some of the most gorgeous and talented actresses in India. And with best talent and beauty, comes huge film fees. Here is a countdown to top 10 actresses from the South who are ruling the silver screen.
10. Samantha Ruth
Born and raised in Chennai to Malayali and Telugu ancestry, Samantha Ruth did her graduation with commerce. Soon after, she started modeling and thus, her road to silver screen opened. She debuted in 2010 with Gautam Menon’s Telugu romance ‘
Ye Maaya Chesave
’. She has received three Filmfare awards for her acting skills. Currently, she charges 70 lakhs per movie. Sideways, she is also engaged in modeling and television shows.
Born in a filmy family, Shruti Haasan followed the footsteps of her father,
and is now ruling the silver screen in Tamil, Malayali and Hindi movies with her gorgeous looks and acting skills. She is also a singer and has given her voice in many films such as Luck, Hiss, Aagadu etc. She charges 70-75 lakhs per film and is also involved in multiple brand endorsements and modeling assignments.
Priyamani is a South Indian film actress who garnered popularity with her role in film Paaruthiveeran. Just after her school, she entered modeling industry. Her debut film was Kangalal Kaithu Sei. She has been awarded two national film awards and three Filmfare awards. Her fee per movie is 70-75 lakhs. Besides this, she also does modeling assignments and TV shows.
The girl who starred in Koi Mil Gaya alongside
went on to become one of the richest actresses of the South film industry. She made her debut in Telugu film, Desamuduru. As a child artist, she also worked in famous TV serials like Shaka Laka Boom Boom, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, etc. Well, someone with so many acting experiences is expected to be one of the best salaried in the industry. She charges around 80 lakhs per movie.
Trisha Krishnan debuted on silver screen with a Telugu movie, Jodi in 1999. She landed her first lead role after three years, in the movie
. She appeared alongside in Khatta Metha (2010). The gorgeous actress charges 80 lacs to 1 crore for one movie.
5. Kajal Agarwal
Kajal Agarwal debuted with the movie, Kyun..! Ho Gaya Na. After her debut in the movie industry, she entered Tollywood, in 2007 with movie
. But, her fame and success came with the film, Chandamama. Currently, she charges around 1.2 crores per film.
Also known by mononym Shriya, she made her film debut with movie Ishtam in 2001. Apart from working in Tamil movies, she has also worked in Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu as well as films in English. She charges whopping 1.5 crores for one film.
Mumbai girl Tamannaah debuted in the film industry with movie Chand Sa Roshan Chehra Tera, which couldn’t do much on box office and went unnoticed. Later, she got recognition for her acting in Telugu movie, Shri in 2008. From there, she started giving hit movies one after another. She is one of the most in-demand actresses of South film industry. Her fee is huge 1.75 crores per movie.
Anushka Shetty made her first appearance in the film industry with Telugu movie, Super. However, she gained popularity with only Vikramakudu. One of the most gorgeous and finest actresses of the South film industry, Anushka charges 2-3 crores per movie.
Nayanthara made it to the top of the list due to her gorgeous looks and acting talents, which are said to be the best in south film industry. She made her acting debut with Malayalam movie, Manassinakkare. Later, when she got recognized, there was never a looking back. Today, filmmakers are ready to pay her anything between 2-3 crores for one movie.