Telugu actors have a huge fan following not just in India but also other parts of the world as well. Now the movies are made with whopping budgets and with the tremendous success of the film Baahubali, Telugu industry has become the major movie industry in India. So, here is the list of Top 10 Highest Paid Telugu Actors of 2017 (Male).
The Telugu Superstar Prabhas has earned huge success and popularity all over the world after the release of his blockbuster movies ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ (2015) and ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ (2017) which are the highest grossing Indian movie of all time. Now his earnings are around 20-24 crore/film.
2. Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu who began as a child artist and made his career debut as a lead actor in Telugu film soon proved himself by giving movies like ‘Srimanthudu’ (2015) and ‘Srimanthudu’ (2016). Now he earns about 18-20 crore/film.
3. Pawan Kalyan
The multi-talented actor Pawan Kalyan, is a producer, martial artist, director, screenwriter, stunt coordinator, and playback singer. His last released movies were ‘Sardaar Gabbar Singh’ (2016) and ‘Katamarayudu’ (2017), for which he earns 18 crore/film.
4. Junior NTR
Junior NTR has played different roles in Telugu cinema. He is a playback singer and choreographer in Tollywood films as well. He has been widely praised for his outstanding performance in his last successful movies ‘Nannaku Prematho’ (2016) and ‘Janatha Garage’ (2016) and he earns around 17-18 crore/film.
5. Allu Arjun
Allu Arjun has become the Style Icon of all the youth in Tollywood and he is currently one of the main leading heroes of Telugu industry. His last two movies are ‘Rudhramadevi’ (2015) and ‘Sarrainodu’ (2016) for which he earns 13-15 crore/film.
6. Ram Charan
Ram Charan who has worked in Telugu Cinema is a dancer, producer, businessman, and an entrepreneur too. His last released movie ‘Bruce Lee – The Fighter’ (2015) didn’t work well but ‘Dhruva’ (2016) earned success which made him charge 12 crore/film.
7. Ravi Teja
Ravi Teja is famous for his high power comedy action in his movies. His last two movies namely ‘Ravi Teja’ (2015) and ‘Bengal Tiger’ (2015) failed to perform well at the box-office. Now his earnings are 10 crore/film.
Nandamuri Balakrishna is one of the old and popular heroes in Telugu industry. He is actively involved in politics and his recent released movies are ‘Dictator’ (2016) and ‘Gautamiputra Satakarni’ (2017) for which he takes around 9 crore/film.
Daggubati Venkatesh is an Indian film actor known for his work predominantly in Telugu cinema. He has been entertaining all genre of audiences from the past 30 years. His movies ‘Babu Bangaram’ (2016) and ‘Guru’ (2017) received success with this, he earns 7-8 crore/film.
Akkineni Nagarjuna is an Indian film actor and producer who works primarily in the Telugu Cinema. He is often called ‘King’ of Telugu Movie Industry. His recent released movies are ‘Nirmala Convent’ (2016) and ‘Om Namo Venkatesaya’ (2017) for that he earns 7 crore/film.