Top 10 Highest-Paid Tollywood Actors
In recent times, the popularity of Telugu films has grown immensely, producing magnanimous films like Bahubali. This popularity has also led Tollywood actors to demand an escalated fee. Here’s a list of the highest-paid Tollywood actors.
1. Mahesh Babu
With a net worth of around $1.13 billion (Rs. 113 crores) (as of 2021), Mahesh Babu is considered one of the highest-paid actors in Telugu cinema. Reportedly, the Telugu star charges around Rs. 55 crore per film. His average income from endorsements is reportedly around Rs. 15 crore per year. Apart from owning a production company, the Telugu star has a joint business venture with the Asian Group’s multiplex chain named AMB Cinemas. He has also invested money in a number of ventures. He also owns swanky cars luxurious homes. The Times of India
Reigning the Tamil cinema for over four decades, Rajinikanth is considered one of the highest-paid actors not only in Tollywood but India. Reportedly, his net worth is around Rs. 365 crore (as of 2021), and his annual income has been estimated at around Rs. 100 crores. Zoom According to sources, the actor charges around Rs. 30-40 crores per film. The Times of India
The Bahubali star, Prabhas, is considered among the highest-paid Tollywood actors. In 2019, Forbes reported his annual earnings at around Rs. 35 crores. Forbes Reportedly, he charged around Rs. 150 crores for ‘Adipurush.’ The Times of India Since 2015, based on his popularity and income, the Tollywood star has been featured in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list three times. Forbes Forbes Forbes
4. Allu Arjun
Although Allu Arjun has been reported to grab a top-notch sum of Rs. 10 crores for his films, he charged Rs. 100 crores for the second installment of the film–Pushpa: The Rule after the success of Pushpa: The Rise (Part 1). GQ
5. Ram Charan
Although Ram Charan charges around Rs. 30 crores per film, he reportedly charged Rs. 45 crores for RRR. The actor also earns from his production house and an airline that he owns. Amar Ujala He has also been featured in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list.
6. Naga Chaitanya Akkineni
Reportedly, Naga Chaitanya Akkineni charges around Rs. 3-4 crores per film. India Today The actor owns swanky cars, and his net worth has been estimated around at Rs. 38 crores.
7. Pawan Kalyan
As of 2019, Pawan Kalyan‘s net worth was around Rs. 56 crores. My Neta The actor usually charges around Rs. 30 crores per film. Reportedly, he hiked his remuneration to Rs. 50 crore for Vakeel Saab. The Times of India
8. Jr. NTR
Wth a net worth around $60 Million or Rs. 440 crore, Jr. NTR belongs to the league of the highest-paid Tollywood actors. Koimoi Although the actor usually charges Rs. 10-15 crores per film, he charged Rs. 45 crores for S. S. Rajamouli’s RRR. Koimoi
9. Vijay Deverakonda
Vijay Devarakonda’s net worth is around Rs. 30 crores (as of 2022). ABP News Reportedly, the Telugu star was offered Rs. 48 crores for his next film in 2022.
10. Venkatesh Daggubati
Venkatesh Daggubati‘s net worth is reportedly around Rs. 5000 crores (as of 2021). The Times of India Reportedly, the actor hiked his fees to Rs. 10 crores per film in 2019; earlier, he was charging Rs. 5 crores per film. Pinkvilla