Bollywood is the 2nd biggest movie industry on the planet after Hollywood. However, several regional cinema sectors are advancing quickly within the nation, particularly the South Indian industry consisting of generally Tollywood and Kollywood. Here is a checklist of the richest actors or starlets of South India.

  1. Anushka Shetty

Not just the south Indian starlet, but even the actress offer difficult competitors and making it to the top. She has been providing a terrific contribution to the industry since 2005 by appearing in over forty movies.

Anushka Shetty

After her last hit, ‘Baahubali’ and the success of Rudhramadevi, she has increased her reimbursement per movie to 3 to 3.5 crores and has approximate total assets of USD 5 million.

  1. Allu Arjun

As elegant as he is, his dance abilities make him the finest professional dancer not just in Tollywood but in the entire country, states ‘The Times of India’.

Allu Arjun

He is the South Indian star with the widest variety of followers on social media sites. He made his launching in 2003 and also has the title of ‘Trendy Star’ to him. He charges approximately 13-15 crores INR per movie and has a net worth of USD 5 million.

  1. Rana Daggubati

He is tall, good-looking and the best hero product. He left a lovely influence when we saw him in Dum Maro Dum opposite Bipasha Basu in 2010 that marked his Bollywood launching.

Rana Daggubati

He began as a visual results organizer in 2004 and later tried his hand in acting with ‘Leader’. He revealed his versatility when he played an antagonist in Baahubali: The Beginning. He has a listing of flicks before him and has USD 6 million in total assets.

  1. ‘Nayantara’.

She began her profession with Malayalam films in 2003, moving to Tamil motion pictures in 2005, adhered to by Telugu movie theatre and has been dazzling the south Indian movie sector since then.


She has worked in over fifty flicks and is the greatest paid starlet of South. She charges roughly 3-5 crores INR per film, making her approximated internet equilibrium around USD 10 million.

  1. Kamal Haasan.

An actor, director, producer, lyricist, choreographer, film writer and also vocalist, Kamal Hassam is an example of convenience at its best. He has primarily worked in Telugu, Tamil as well as Hindi movies.

kamal haasan

The 61 years old male is a benefactor, too, and was among the participants of Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan for Chennai as chosen by PM Narendra Modi in 2014. He had given away funds for HIV clients and kids dealing with cancer cells. He charges INR 30 crores for his films, and his total assets are as high as USD 10 million.

  1. ‘Rajinikanth’.

He is one star that has made popularity and respect in South Indian cinema or India but worldwide. He has been working in the market for the past 30 plus years, and also, if our team believe sources, he contributes half of his earnings to the charitable funds.


He had billed 50 crores for ‘Lingaa’ and lately has signed a monstrous quantity of INR 65 crores, making him the highest possible paid actor of the nation. He has Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan to his name and has total assets of USD 10 million.

  1. Samantha Ruth Prabhu.

Samantha is among the highest-paid starlets in Tollywood and has earned enormous name and fame in a job span of just six years. She additionally has Bollywood as well as Hollywood projects to her and is a benefactor.

Samantha Ruth Prabhu

She began a non-government organization, ‘Pratyusha Support’ in 2012 that gives medical assistance to females and youngsters. Her net worth is USD 10 million.

  1. Nandamuri Balakrishna.

He is the 6th child of the veteran actor and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, “N. T. Rama Rao”. He began his acting occupation in 1974 and is presently servicing his 100th flick.

Nandamuri Balakrishna

He is a political leader as well as stands for dad’s political party Telugu Desam Event. He was elected as a participant of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly for Hindupur in 2014. His total assets are USD 10 million.

  1. Tamannaah Bhatia.

Bollywood is the second biggest film market worldwide after Hollywood. Yet within the country, several local movie theatre industries are proceeding quickly, particularly the South Indian market, including mainly Tollywood and Kollywood.

Tamannaah Bhatia

  1. ‘Ileana D Cruz’.

Ileana was born in Mumbai as well as raised in Goa. She reluctantly started with image shoots and ramp programs, moving towards industrial advertisements and acting in 2006 with Telugu flick Devadasu, complied with by Tamil, Kannada and Hindi movie theatres.

Ileana D Cruz

She charges as high as 2 crores INR per film and has a net worth of USD 14 million, making her the richest actress in South India and one of the richest in Bollywood.

  1. Pawan Kalyan.

He is the youngest of the 3 brothers and a producer, supervisor, screenwriter, and political leader. He began his job in 1996 and has been spectacular in the Telugu movie industry since then.

Pawan Kalyan

He has launched his political party known as Jana Sena. He was the highest possible paid actor in 2014 and 2015 when he authorized films for INR 22 crores; that boosts his net worth of USD 15 million.

  1. ‘Prabhas’.

Prabhas began his occupation in 2002 and has offered some hits since then, but how can we forget his role in the epic flick Baahubali.


Not only did it aid him to elevate his popularity in the whole country, yet he unexpectedly became one of the highest possible paid stars of Tollywood. According to reports, he signed the Baahubali movie series with a cost of 25 crores INR and afterwards elevated his per movie charge to 15 crores INR. He has total assets of USD 15 million.

  1. ‘N T Rama Rao Jr.

He belongs to the 3rd generation of the NT Rama Rao’s family members, being his grandson. He functioned as a child musician in several movies and also made his debut in 2001.

N T Rama Rao Jr

He has offered lots of hits and is one of the highest-paid stars in Tollywood, charging up to INR 22 crores per film. Although he is not proactively involved in politics, he represents his political party Telugu Desam Celebration. Belonging to a prominent family, his building amounts to roughly 1000 crores INR.

  1. ‘Chiranjeevi.

This huge star does not require much introduction. His acting occupation has been fantastic. Therefore it has been his journey as a political leader. Besides, he is additionally a vocalist, dancer, producer and business owner.


He made his launching in 1978 and is a recipient of Padma Bhushan for his contribution to the cinema. He entered politics in 2008, hence establishing his political celebration Praja Rajyam. He is a benefactor too, and his net worth sums to over USD 16 million.

  1. Chiyaan Vikram.

He is one of the finest as well as greatest paid stars of the Tamil film market. He made his acting launching in 1990, for this reason showing up in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and a Hindi flick.

Chiyaan Vikram

He has seven Filmfare Honors South as well as a National Award to his name. He bills around 12 crores INR per movie and has his approximated net worth of USD 20 million.

  1. Mahesh Babu.

Mahesh Babu is one of the most famous stars of Tollywood and has shown up in nearly twenty-five motion pictures given that 1999. He additionally functioned as a youngster artist.

Mahesh Babu

His household has Padmalaya Studios to them, as well as he established his manufacturing banner G. Mahesh Babu Productions. He charges up to 20 crores INR per motion picture and has a net worth of USD 20 million.

  1. Ram Charan.

He was born with a silver spoon, yet he has his very own identity in the market. He gained fame with his 2009 release ‘Magadheera’, although he made his launching in 2007 with ‘Chirutha’.

Ram Charan

He has also appeared in a Hindi movie as well as obtained crucial admiration. He has introduced a Hyderabad-based residential airline companies TruJet, which amounts to his balance. He bills 17-18 Crores INR per movie, and also his total assets is approx USD 21.5 million.

  1. Ajith Kumar.

Ajith Kumar

Ajith Kumar is just one of the highest possible paid stars in the Tamil movie sector. He began his acting career in 1990 and has revealed his flexibility for many years. Before motion pictures, he wished to establish himself as a racer. However, we guess fate had some other plans. He charges up to 25 crores INR per motion picture, and his net worth is as high as USD 22 million.

  1. Suriya Sivakumar.

He is among the finest stars in the Tamil film sector. There is a checklist of motion pictures that add to his hit acting profession. He began as an actor in 1997, adhered to by becoming a singer and also manufacturer.

Suriya Sivakumar

He used to authorize movies at a rate of 25 crores per film; however, he has reduced it to 20 crores because of weak market conditions, plus charges five crores INR for dubbing various other language movies to Tamil. He has a net worth of USD 25 million, which makes him the wealthiest Tamil celebrity.

  1. Akkineni Nagarjuna.

The last one that enters our countdown covers the list. The richest star in South India is Nagarjuna Akkineni, who has made even more cash with his company than his acting.

Akkineni Nagarjuna

There is a lengthy listing of his non-acting job. He co-owns the team Mumbai Blasters of the Indian Badminton League, backs Kalyan Jewelers. He charges lesser than the other stars (7 crores INR); however, his net worth adds up to USD 50 million.