Top 15 Highest Paid Actors (Male & Female) in Indian Cinema

Top, highest paid actors (Male & Female) in Indian Cinema (Bollywood, Telugu and Tamil).

Its a known fact that actors down south get paid as much, if not more, as the top Bollywood actors. There are big stars in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu cinemas who earn enviable figures.

Here are the top actors in Indian cinema who get paid handsome amounts for signing a film.

  1. Vikram

    Big star in Tamil Cinema
    Notable Films: I, Anniyan, Gods Own Child, Thaandavam, Kanthaswamy
    Remuneration: 15-20 Crores

  2. Mahesh Babu

    Big star in Telugu Cinema (He is married to former Bollywood actress Namrata Shirodkar)
    Notable Films: Aagadu, Dookudu, Nenokkadine, Businessman, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirmalle Chettu
    Remuneration: 15-20 Crores

  3. Ajay Devgan

    Big star in Hindi Cinema
    Notable Films: Singham, Golmaal series
    Remuneration: 12-15 crores

  4. Ajith Kumar

    Big star in Tamil Cinema
    Notable Films: Yennai Arindhaal, Arrambam, Mankatha, Veeram, Billa
    Remuneration: 14-16 crores

  5. Pawan Kalyan

    Big star in Telugu cinema
    Notable Films: Gabbar Singh, Attarintiki Daredi, Gopala Gopala, Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu, Jalsa
    Remuneration: 18 crores

  6. Shahrukh Khan

    Big star in Hindi Cinema
    Notable Films: Happy New Year, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, My Name is Khan, Chennai Express
    Remuneration: 20-22 Crores

  7. Suriya

    Big star in Tamil cinema
    Notable Films: Anjaan, Singham, Singham II, 7th Sense, Ayan
    Remuneration: 18-20 crores.

  8. Prabhas

    Big star in Telugu Cinema
    Notable films: Baahubali: The Beginning, Mirchi, Rebel, Chhatrapati, Varsham, Mr. Perfect, Chakram, Billa
    Remuneration: 15–20 Crore

  9. Salman Khan

    Big star in Hindi cinema
    Notable Films: Sultan, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Wanted, Maine Pyar Kiya
    Remuneration: 17–18 Crores

  10. Vijay

    Big star in Tamil cinema
    Notable Films: Kaththi, Jilla, Thuppakki, Thalaivaa, Nanban
    Remuneration: 18–20 crores

  11. Akshay Kumar

    Big star in Hindi cinema
    Notable Films: Rowdy Rathore, Boss, Khiladi 786, OMG – My God, Hera Pheri
    Remuneration: 20–22 Crores

  12. Ravi Teja

    Big star in Telugu cinema
    Notable Films: Sarocharu, Bengal Tiger, Daruvu, Kick 2, Power
    Remuneration: 10-12 Crores