Top 10 Highest-Paid Actors In Kollywood

Does anyone know that how much actors of Kollywood are being paid? Or how is their remuneration being determined? Have you ever thought about how much these actors are paid? Don’t you ever imagine knowing these details? Here this article will help you to understand the Top 10 highest paid actors in Tamil cinema. Get into this article and fill those questions with answers.


1. Vijay (50cr to 100cr per movie)

Vijay had a blistering rise due to his selection of movies. Fans and media note him as “Thalapathy.” Vijay is the highest-paid actor in Tamil cinema. Vijay has an enormous fanbase earned from his unique roles in blockbuster hits. Vijay quickly scaled up from 80cr for his latest movie master, nearly 25% more than his previous film vigil.

The government of Tamil Nadu has awarded three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. Vijay is presently ruling the industry with back-to-back hits. His way of dance and dialogue delivery on screen has a different fan base. Vijay has signed a salary of 100cr for his upcoming movie Beast.

2. Rajinikanth (40cr to 90cr per movie)

Rajinikanth has been long-reigning as the highest-paid actor in Kollywood. Rajinikanth has also acted in various languages like Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, and that is why this star is known as a “superstar” in all the film industries. This man is also famous for his mannerism of style that earned a trademark for Uniqueness.

The Government of India honored him with the Padma Bhushan in 2000 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2016 for his excellence in acting. Rajinikanth peaked when he received ₹100 crores as salary for Darbar, almost 35% higher than that of his previous movie Petta. Rajini has signed a cheque of 58, including GST, for his upcoming film Annathae.

3. Ajith Kumar (40cr to 70cr per movie)

Ajith Kumar is one of the bankable celebrities of Kollywood. This actor has a huge fan base. His way of treating co-actors and technicians with equal respect has earned him the tag ‘Thala Ajith.’ His position as a perpetrate actor in the industry is an inspiring story of hard work and determination.

Ajith has won three Filmfare Best Actor Awards in Tamil. Reports say that after his success with the film Viswasam, Ajith raised his salary and earned 50cr for his next Nerkonda Paarvai. He usually gets paid Rs 25 to 30 crores per film. He is currently fetching an amount of 40cr for his upcoming three movies signed with Boney Kapoor.

4. Kamal Haasan (30cr to 60cr per movie)

Kamal Haasan is a veteran actor who doesn’t care about success or failures, increasing his nature of life in both profession and life. Kamal is also a socialist who never refuses to encourage debate about socially relevant topics.

His selection of characters has proven that he is a versatile actor. His contribution to the film industry has crowned him that he is an all-rounder in the field. Thus, the Government of Tamil Nadu has awarded Kamal with nine state awards. He is reimbursed with 30 cr for his previous movie Vishwaroopam 2

5. Surya (25cr to 35cr per movie)

Suriya has a huge family audience for his films. He is one of the most skilled actors in Kollywood. He is good-looking and charming personality on-screen has earned him loyal fans. As a son of veteran actor Sivakumar, Suriya survived to establish his name in the industry with movies.

He was awarded three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, four Filmfare Awards South for his expertise in acting. Surya is constantly at the remuneration of ₹25 crores during the last 8 years. With his versatile acting in the previous movie Kaappaan that got a grand opening in the box office, he charges 25-30cr for his films.

6. Vikaram (15cr to 25cr per movie)

Chiyaan Vikram is one of the top talented actors in the film industry. His dedication and willpower for the roles he selects have gained him an excellent position in the hearts of fans. He is a versatile actor with a handful of hit movies.

He was awarded seven Filmfare Awards South, a National Film Award and a Tamil Nadu State Film Award, and an honor award, ‘Kalaimamani,’ by the government of Tamil Nadu. Vikram’s selection of movies like Pithamagan, Thaandavam, Anniyan, and I has acquired a trademark in Tamil cinema. Also, his performance in the film Anniyan has brought many accolades all over the country.

Similarly, his blockbuster movie ‘I’ showed his dedication towards the work and increased demand for his films. According to the reports, after his success in the film I and Thandavam, he commands 20cr for his movies.

7. Vijay Sethupathi (8cr 20cr per movie)

Vijay Sethupathi is a growing celebrity in the industry. He also made a debut in Malayalam and Telugu. He is a flexible star and his choice of film where outstanding. Vjs, with his films, have owned a steady place in the hearts of people, and they crowned him as ‘Makkal Selvan.’

He has won two Filmfare South awards, one SIIMA award, one Asiavision award, and one National film award. After his fantabulous success of 96, he opened his box office account that is being increased gradually. Vjs is one of the buzzing actors in the industry. Reports are rife that the actor has raised his remuneration after Syeraa Narasimha Reddy in Telugu. Currently, VJs is quoting 8cr per movie

8. Dhanush (10cr to 15cr per movie)

This VIP boy is famous for his versatile acting in Tamil Nadu. Not only in Kollywood, but he has also nailed his fame in Hollywood by a debut acting in the film ‘The Extraordinary Journey of The Fakir.’ He registered his fame also in Bollywood in the movies Shamitabh and Ranjhanna.

He was awarded two national film awards and a Filmfare award. The acting style, action block, screen presence, and dialogue delivery exhibits his art of brilliance. His salary is reported to be 10cr to 15cr per movie.

9.Siva Karthikeyan (8cr to 15cr per movie)

Siva Karthiyen is one of the recent celebrities, his growth in the industry is enormous as he started his career in a comedy show on a private channel. Believing in his talent, he started his career in the film industry, and now he is one of the bankable stars in the industry.

This star becomes the favorite of children by choosing a script that they love. After his post success of the film ‘Remo,’ his market value raised drastically. He was awarded one Tamil Nadu State Film Award, four Edison Awards, three SIIMA Awards, and three Vijay Awards. Recently the government of Tamil Nadu has honored him with a Kalaimamani awarded. This actor charges 8cr to 15cr per movie

10.Karthi (8cr to 10cr per movie)

Karthi, younger son of a veteran actor Sivakumar and younger brother of actor Suriya. This man has a huge family audience post success of his film Kadai Kutty Singam. His way of choosing scripts showed his passion for acting and taking up roles in great scripts.

He started his career as an Assistant Director under Director Manirathnam before debuting as an actor. After his success in the film ‘Paruthiveeran’ as a village man has increased his market value in the industry. Adding to this, his next hit movie ‘Paiya’ branded him as a chocolate boy in the hearts of Tamil girls. He charges an amount of 8-10cr for his films.

Edited by Urvashi Gupta

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