Highest Paid South Indian Actors 2022

The South Indian film industry is one of the most prolific and successful in India. Many of its actors are some of the highest-paid in the country. Here is a list of the top 10 highest-paid South Indian actors in 2022.

As we know, the South Indian film industry is one of the biggest in India. It comprises of Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam films.

Here are some of the highest paid South Indian actors in 2022

1. Rajinikanth – This veteran actor needs no introduction. He is not only one of the most popular actors in South India but also commands a massive following across the country.


His films are known for their mass appeal and often break box office records.

2. Prabhas – After starring in the record-breaking Baahubali franchise, Prabhas’s popularity soared to new heights not just in South India but also nationally.


He is now one of the most sought after actors in Tollywood with his fee said to be around Rs 40 crore per film.

Highest Paid South Indian Actors

3. Mahesh Babu – Mahesh Babu is another big name in Tollywood whose films often perform well at the box office.

Mahesh Babu

With several successful pictures like Pokiri, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, Bharat Ane Nenu, and further to list, the actor is regarded as the Prince of Tollywood megastar of Telugu cinema.

4. Vijay Sethupathi – Vijay Sethupathi is another hugely popular Tamil actor who has enjoyed a great deal of success over the past few years.

Vijay Sethupathi

After beginning his career in television serials, he made his big screen debut with 2006’s Pudhupettai before going on to appear in dozens more films

5. Allu Arjun – Allu Arjun is one of Telugu cinema’s leading stars. The son of veteran actor Allu Aravind , he made his acting debut with 2001’s Gangotri but it was 2003’s Arya that really launched him into the mainstream consciousness .

Allu Arjun

Allu Arjun is also a successful playback singer having sung songs for severalof his own films as well as others .

6. Dhanush Dhanush is without doubt one of the biggest names in Tamil cinema.

He first came to prominence with his role in 2004’s Thiruda Thirudi and has since gone on to star in a string of successful films including Pudhupettai, He has also won multiple awards for his performances, including two National Film Awards and three Filmfare Awards South.


In addition to acting, Dhanush has also found success as a singer and producer.

7. Kamal Haasan

have dominated for decades. In recent years, however, a new generation of actors has begun to make a name for themselves.

Here are some of the top South Indian actors working today:

8. Suriya-Remuneration : 35cr to 50cr per movie,
Suriya was born to actor Sivakumar and his wife Lakshmi in Chennai, but brought up in Coimbatore.

He attended PSBB School and St. Bede’s School in Chennai.

9. Ajith Kumar-Remuneration : 70cr to 105cr per movie, Ajith Kumar is an Indian film actor who has worked mainly in Tamil cinema.

 Ajith Kumar

He is one of the leading actors in Tamil Cinema. He began his career as a supporting actor in a Telugu film before gaining critical recognition in the Tamil thriller Aasai (1995). A succession of high-grossing films followed.

10. Ram Charan-Born as Konidela Ram Charan Teja, Ram Charan is one of the most talented South Indian actors 2022. The actor is also amongst the top 10 richest South Indian actors. He has worked in movies like Racha, Naayak, Dhruva, and many more to list.

Ram Charan

The actor-cum-producer is a recipient of several awards that including the Nandi Awards, Santosham Best Actor Awards, and Filmfare Awards.

Net Worth: 1370 Crores