Highest-Paid Actors in Tollywood

After Bollywood in India, the Telugu film industry has produced several high-budget films. Babhubali: The Beginning and the End is one such film. Each year, the film industry’s budget increases. Film actors are also compensated well. Let’s see who earns the most in Tollywood.

Highest-Paid Actors in Tollywood

Below is the list of highest-paid actors in the Telugu film industry.

  1.   Prabhas

Prabhas, the actor of Bahubali, is apparently earning a fortune in the Telugu cinema industry. According to cinema reports, he earns Rs. 20 crore. He has now surpassed Pawan Kalyan as the highest-paid Telugu actor.

2.  Pawan Kalyan

Pawan Kalyan, Chiranjeevi’s younger brother, made his film debut with Akkada Ammai Ikkada Abbai. He gained notoriety as a result of his work with Tholi Prema and Kushi. He is estimated to receive pay of Rs. 18 crores.

3.  Mahesh Babu

Prince Mahesh Babu, the son of legendary actor Krishna, is one of the highest-paid actors in Telugu cinema. Pokiri, Murari, and Dookudu are only a few of his notable works. He charges Rs. 16 crores for films.

4.  Ramcharan Tej

Ramcharan Tej, the son of Megastar Chiranjeevi, established himself as a notable actor with the release of Magadheera. According to rumours, the actor charges Rs. 12 crores for films.

5.  Jr NTR

Jr NTR has risen to prominence as one of Tollywood’s highest-paid performers. He delivered superhits to films such as Aadhi, Simhadri, and Yamadonga, among others. His annual salary is around Rs. 12 crores.

6.  Allu Arjun

Allu Arjun is one of the highest paid Telugu actors. He is the son of film producer Allu Aravind. He distinguished himself as a superb performer with Sukumar’s Aray film. He would earn approximately Rs. 10 crore for the flick.

7.  Balakrishana:

One of the most popular Telugu actors, he has appeared in various blockbuster and superhit films, including Samara Simha Reddy and Narasimha Naidu. He asks a fee of Rs. ten crore for each film.

8.  Ravi Teja

Ravi Teja, popularly known as Mass Maharaja, is one of the highest-paid Telugu actors. Each film costs him Rs. 7 crores.

9.  Nani:

Nani is a natural star and one of the best actors in Telugu cinema. He appeared in various blockbuster films, like Eega, Ala modaliandhi, and others. His film will earn him Rs. 8 crore.

10.  Nagarjuna: 

Nagarjuna is one of the top actors in Telugu cinema. He appeared in several blockbuster films, including Shiva and Annamayya. He charges Rs. 8 crores for each film. 

S.NoActorRemuneration (In Crores)
1Prabhas 20
2Pawan Kalyan18
3Mahesh Babu16
4Ram Charan Tej12
5Jr. NTR12
6Allu Arjun10
8Ravi Teja8


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