Telugu Film Industry has changed the outlook of Indian Cinema. Movies like Baahubali and Pushpa: The Rise are the perfect examples of Pan-India movies because they have broken language barriers and put Telugu cinema on the top. Upcoming movies like RRR, Major, Salaar, Liger, Project K will double the fame of the industry. Many actors from other industries are showing interest to work in Tollywood movies because of its fan base in the USA, UK, Australia, and other countries.
Experienced and young talented directors are coming up with great movie concepts which are made on a high budget(Rs 200-300crores). Telugu actors are charging huge remuneration for these high-budget Tollywood movies. We list out the top 10 highest-paid Tollywood actors in 2022.
Top 10 highest paid Tollywood actors.
Prabhas is the highest-paid actor in the Industry, and his craze and fame doubled after Baahubali movies. Prabhas is now a Pan-India star and every director wants to work with him. The darling of the industry is on a roll now by signing back-to-back Pan India movies like Radhe Shyam, Adi Purush, Project K, and Spirit.
Remuneration per movie: Rs 100-150Crores.
2. Allu Arjun
The Icon Star Allu Arjun is one of the highest-paid actors now. The popularity of Allu Arjun has spread across the country with movies like Ala Vaikunthapuramuloo and Pushpa: The Rise. Right now, the actor is enjoying the success of his movies, and his upcoming projects Pushpa: The Rule, and untitled projects with Boyapati Srinu, Koratala Siva, and A.R.Murgadoss are being produced on a high budget.
Remuneration per movie: Rs 75-100crores
Mahesh Babu is one of the top paid and richest actors in the Industry. His hard work and dedication towards the cinemas have given him back-to-back successes at the box office. Right now, he is busy with his upcoming movies Sarkaru Vaari Paata, an untitled movie with Trivikram and S.S Rajamouli
Remuneration per movie: Rs 70crores
Pawan Kalyan’s fan following in the industry is exceptional. Recently, he made a comeback in the industry with Vakeel Saab, and has also been signing some interesting movies like Bheemla Nayak, Hari Hara Veeramallu, Bhavadeeyudu Bhagat Singh, and an untitled movie with Surender Reddy.
Remuneration per movie: Rs 60crores
Tarak has great demand in the industry and it’s been almost three years since we have seen him on the big screen. He is working on his first Pan-India project, RRR(Roudram Ranam Rudhiram) directed by S. S. Rajamouli. After this, he will be working with Koratala Siva for another Pan-India project.
Remuneration per movie: Rs 50crores
Mega Power Star Ramcharan is one of the successful and versatile actors in the Tollywood Industry and he is the perfect choice for producers. It’s been two years since Ram Charan was seen on the big screen. Right now he is busy working on two Pan-India movies which are RRR, and an untitled movie with Shankar. As per sources, Ram Charan is increasing his remuneration for his next movie with Shankar.
Remuneration per movie: Rs 50crores, and 100crores(Movie with Shankar)
The Rowdy Boy Vijay Devarakonda has gained some wonderful popularity amongst the Telugu audience. Even though his last few movies didn’t work well at the box office, his remuneration price didn’t come down. Right now, Vijay is working with Puri Jagannadh for Pan-India movies Liger, and Jana Gana Mana.
Remuneration per movie: Rs 35crores
Megastar Chiranjeevi has made a comeback into the movies with his 150th movie Khaidi No 150 and after that, he has been signing some interesting projects which are Acharya, Bhola Shankar, God Father, and an untitled movie with Bobby.
Remuneration per movie: Rs 22 to 30crores
The Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja is a popular actor known for his extraordinary energy and action comedy movies. Every year at least two to three movies of Ravi Teja hit the box office which makes him one of the ideal picks for producers. His upcoming movies are Rama Rao on Duty, Dhamaka, Tiger Nageswara Rao, and Ravanasura, all of which are releasing in 2022.
Remuneration per movie: Rs 15 to 20crores
Natural star Nani has a good fan following amongst the family audience, and youth. His previous movies Tuck Jagadish and Shyam Singha Roy have worked wonderfully at the box office. He has some interesting projects lined up as well. Nani has been consistent with his remuneration for each film.
Remuneration per movie: Rs 10crores
These are the top 10 highest-paid actors of Tollywood and their remunerations per movie. The remunerations may change depending on the success and consistency of the actor.