11 South Actresses Who Charge Crazy Amount Per Film.

The recent releases and productions introduced by the south industry have shaken the nation and have grabbed the attention of people all over the nation. The recently released film Pushpa has been receiving tremendous love from the nation in terms of both the music and the story that has reached the list of constant favorites for the audiences.

Apart from this the previous releases by the industry that spread like fire amongst the Hindi audiences include some brilliant classics like Baahubali, K.G.F., etc.

Enriching the experience of the Indian audiences with such exceptional storylines has encouraged the makers to work on the creation of some similar offbeat movies.

This fame has not only been confined to the films but has also helped various South superstars to make their distinct place in the hearts of Hindi audiences who are now constantly looking forward to their other appearances and have made it to their favorite stars list.

However, have you ever wondered about how much these South divas have been earning for their on-screen appearances? Well, let’s have a look at the whopping amounts charged by some popular South actresses for their roles in the films:

Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Her sensuous appearance and firing performance in the item number of the film Pushpa has made her reach heights in the industry. While we still can’t stop ourselves from drooling over the actress, it’s quite surprising to know that the actress reportedly took an amount of Rs. 5 crores for just performing in an item song.

Apart from this, the actress charges an amount ranging from Rs. 2 to 3 crores for her appearance in a film. While each one of us might have watched her perform several times, this movie added some brownie points to her kitty!

Keerthy Suresh

Appearing predominantly in the Malayalam Tamil and Telugu industries, the actress Keerthi Suresh has become a shining star in the industry and has even won a national award for best actress for her off beat performance in the film Mahanati.

Aged 29 years, this actress started her career as a child artist and now charges a hefty amount of Rs. 3 crores for her appearance in films. 

Ramya Krishnan

Her ferocious looks and strong acting in the film Baahubali gained her countrywide recognition. Marking her appearance in over 260 films so far, she is still recognized by her character Rajamata Sivagami Devi.

A recipient of several awards and recognitions, the actress has been predominantly a part of the Kannada, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, and Tamil industries. Emerging as one of the prominent actresses of the industry, Ramya charges Rs.1 to 2 crores for each film. 

Anushka Shetty

Born as sweety Shetty and popular by her stage name Anushka Shetty this South actress has majorly been a part of Tamil and Telugu films and has made her name the highest-paid actress of India.

Popularly addressed as the lady superstar of South Indian cinema, Anushka has been a recipient of various accolades. Stepping in the industry back in 2005, the actress has never looked back since and makes an earning of Rs. 4 crores for each film. 

Pooja Hegde

This actress reportedly turned down work in the blockbuster film Pushpa. Charming the audiences with her appearance in The Hindi film Mohenjo Daro alongside the actor Hrithik Roshan, she has also been a promising actress of the South industry.

With the news about her next appearance alongside actor Prabhas in the upcoming film, Radhe Shyam has already been surfacing the internet and has created huge excitement amongst the audiences. And if some sources are to be believed, the actress charges an amount of Rs. 3 crores for performing in the film.

Tamanna Bhatia

Probably one of the few actresses from the south industry that has always been known by her name and has been a favorite for the Hindi audiences is the actress Tamanna Bhatia. Named amongst one of the top-notch actresses of the South industry, Tamanna started her career back in 2005 and takes home a hefty amount of Rs. 1 to 3 crores for each film. 

Shruti Hassan

The daughter of the brilliant actor Kamal Haasan and Sarika Thakur, the actress Shruti Hassan has been well known for her beautiful appearance and charming persona. Along with being a brilliant actress, Shruti has also been blessed with a mesmerizing voice and also works as a playback singer.

Well known for her works in the Tamil, Hindi, and Telugu industries, she has been well versed with both – pretty looks and sheer talent. Reportedly the actress takes home a whopping amount of around Rs. 1 to 2 crores for each film.

Rashmika Mandanna

Currently gaining popularity for playing the role of Srivalli in the film Pushpa, this Indian actress and model has gained huge recognition amongst the nation. Aged 25 years this actress is even more brilliant than her age and has been grabbing a position as a favorite amongst the audiences.

Marking her appearance in some commercially successful films like Geetha Govindam, Kirik party, Pogaru, recently released Pushpa, etc. Rashmika charges an amount of Rs. 3 crores for her appearance in films.


Becoming the only South Indian actress to appear in the Forbes India “Celebrity 100”, 2018 list, Nayanthara is also known as the lady superstar of the South Indian film industry. Showcasing her talent in Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu cinema, Nayanthara reportedly charges a hefty amount of Rs 3 crores for each film.

Kajal Agarwal

Garnering popularity with her role in the Hindi blockbuster Singham alongside the actor Ajay Devgan, Kajal Agrawal started her career in the Bollywood industry.

Though the actress was not able to appear in a popular role in some other Bollywood film, she rather established her firm career in the south film industry and emerged as one of the top notch actresses who charges a stunning amount of Rs. 3 to 4 crores for signing a film.

Rakul Preet Singh

A popular actress known for her brilliance in Bollywood and south industry Rakul Preet Singh has delivered some memorable performances in films like De De Pyar De and Yaariyan. Establishing firm footsteps in the south industry as well, Rakul Preet Singh is said to charge an amount of Rs. 2 crores in each film. 


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