A decade back nobody would even have bothered about this fact, but times have changed drastically since. With movies easily grossing couple of hundred crores (in the domestic market) and the male stars charging more than twenty crores per film, how can you expect the leading ladies to be far behind?
Here are the top highest-paid Bollywood actresses.
She didn’t even appear in this list until a few years back, but today she is the highest paid actress in Bollywood. Reportedly, Kangana charges around 10-11 Crore rupees per movie.
Bollywood’s desi girl Priyanka Chopra charges around 10 crores per film (she earns a lot more in Hollywood). She might have cut down on Bollywood films because of international assignments, but her ‘Bajirao Mastani’ was a huge success.
If you consider her Hollywood earnings, she is the only Bollywood actress who earns more or as much as her male counterparts in Bollywood.
The supremely talented Deepika Padukone is currently hot property in Bollywood and not many would be surprised if she soon becomes the numero-uno in Bollywood. The leggy lass charges around 8-9 crores per film, although she’s known to reduce her remuneration for low budget films that she likes.
Kareena Kapoor charges around 8-9 crores per film. At one time she was the undisputed queen of Bollywood. But the rise of Kangana & Deepika has dented that position. However, she’s still considered hot property.
Katrina Kaif charges around 6 crores per movie. Her comparatively lesser remuneration still helps her get films, but its an uphill task for her from here on to stay in this list.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
She may not be in the limelight lately but she sure has a global appeal and definitely among the highest-paid female stars of Bollywood. Ash was reportedly paid Rs 6.5 crore for Rajnikanth’s Robot. For Jazba, Ash had a profit-sharing deal however the movie didn’t do well.
Younger stars like Sonakshi Sinha & Alia Bhatt may not be earning as much, but they are definitely laughing all the way to the bank! They charge around 4 crore per movie. However, they could soon be part of this enviable list of highest paid leading ladies in Bollywood.