5 Richest Bollywood actor and south Indian actors
India’s film industry continues to produce compelling box office hits that draw in millions of fans. From Akshay Kumar and Ranveer Singh to Vijay Sethupathi and Suriya, discover the five highest-paid actors of the Bollywood and South Indian cinema scene and which films propelled them into stardom.
Shah Rukh Khan – King Khan, as he’s often referred to, is one of the most successful and highest-paid actors in Bollywood. He started his career in 1992 with the film Deewana and since then has starred in over 80 films across different languages making him one of India’s most commercially successful movie stars. From romantic comedies like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Kal Ho Na Ho to action flicks such as Don, King Khan continues to captivate audiences.
Akshay Kumar is a noted Bollywood actor and producer, who has starred in many memorable movies. He’s considered the face of action movie in India and is known for his selection of roles. He donned superhero suits for Khiladi, played stellar roles in comedies like Welcome and Housefull, indulged in matured love stories of Raja Hindustani, most recently was seen as a lover-turned-killer inside Central Jail in Airlift. His per film earning averages around Rs 65 crores which ranks him as one of the highest-paid actors.
Rajinikanth is one of the highest-paid actors in India with an annual earning of more than Rs 60 crores. He has featured in many memorable movies over his lifetime and made a name for himself in the South Indian movie industry. His iconic appearance, stylish dialogue delivery, and portrayal of powerful characters have won him many fans all over the world. Rajinikanth was last seen in Darbar which was released in late 2020 after years of anticipation from his fans.
Vijay is one of the leading and highest-paid actors in South India. He has been the face of Tamil cinema for more than a decade and has consistently delivered some of the highest grossing movies in recent years. He started his career with child actor roles before eventually becoming a leading hero in 1995 with Poove Unakkaga. His versatility as an artist and box office success in 2020 with Master make him one of the most sought after actors in Kollywood and Tollywood.
Mahesh Babu is a Telugu superstar who has been rocking the box office in India. He got his start in the 1980s but has become one of the most widely respected actors in all of South India today. His movies have consistently grossed hundreds of crores each year, making him one of the richest Bollywood and South Indian actors around. Some of his top-grossing films include Dookudu, Businessman, Srimanthudu, Spyder, and Sarileru Neekevvaru.