Revealed: Top Stars of South Indian cinema and their hefty pay checks

The actors are worth millions going by their market shares worldwide and their remuneration seems to be on par.

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Ever wondered how much your favourite stars or actors are paid for their top films? Well, you will be perplexed after you read this piece which gives you a fair idea of how much the top stars get paid for their films.

When Super Star Rajinikanth did Sivaji 10 years ago, no one could even guess how much he could have gotten paid for it. It was a whopping INR 25 crores that he was paid for the action-drama, as per a report in IMDB. So, if we calculate how much it would be worth today, it is approximately INR 55 crores. And coincidentally that is how much he got paid for his last release Kabali including the profit shares.

Super Star Rajinikanth

Prabhas dedicated 5 years of his career to the magnum opus Baahubali which was directed by SS Rajamouli. The strongly built actor was paid a hefty amount of INR 25 crores for both the parts of the monumental film, according to recent reports. Baahubali’s collections worldwide stand at a little over INR 1500 crores as of the latest report over the weekend.


Ajith Kumar is crowned as Thala by his admirers across the globe. The actor is known for his mass persona onscreen and the stunts he performs. One of the widely admired actors, a recent report in IMBD indicates that Ajith is being paid a heavy amount for Vivegam anywhere between INR 25-30 crores. Going by the craze around the film, this action-drama seems to be another milestone in Ajith’s career.

Ajith Kumar

Thespian Kamal Haasan is known as a perfectionist. The actor-director thrives to get everything related to his films in a perfect shape. Kamal charges anywhere between INR 25-30 crores for a film he does according to a report in IMDB. And the producers are happy to pay too because of the market he has across the globe.

Kamal Haasan

Suriya Sivakumar is known for his dynamic onscreen avatar and the variety of roles he has donned so far in his career. The actor has a humongous following amongst Tamilians worldwide and is considered as a versatile artist by his admirers. Suriya charges around INR 18 crores for a film as on today, according to reports.

Suriya Sivakumar

When you talk about Power Star Pawan Kalyan, the first thing that comes to anyone’s mind is the huge following this actor has. The admiration this actor receives from all corners of the world is amazing. According to a report in IMDB, Pawan Kalyan was paid a solid INR 20 crores for Attarintiki Daaredi which was directed by Trivikram Srinivas.

Power Star Pawan Kalyan

Ilayathalapathy Vijay, as called by his fan groups, is a popular actor among the masses. The actor has garnered a mammoth following for himself courtesy his massy mannerisms onscreen and persona. According to a report in IMDB, Vijay was paid approximately INR 25 crores for Theri and for his next film with director Atlee, the actor is paid a similar amount.

Ilayathalapathy Vijay

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    Even though they earn a lot, they are still down to earth and humble compared to Bollywood glitz glams,

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