Top 10 Highest Paid Actresses in Tollywood 2016 South Indian Heroines Remuneration Salary Per Movie

Top 10 Highest Paid Actresses in Tollywood 2016

Are you eager to know the current year’s Top 10 Highest Paid Actresses in Tollywood 2016? This is the right page you are searching for, 2016 Highest Paid Tollywood Actresses saw a position change among Heroines while Some newcomers entered the list this year. Telugu Heroines have a decent rivalry among themselves, they might be friends off-screen however in reel life they were entirely a huge competition. In the present year 2016 Anushka, Samantha summoned the top list as both the actress have secured huge hits. New Comers like Rakul Preet Singh picked a greater number of films than giving preference to more compensation. Check Out Top 10 Highest Paid Actresses in Tollywood 2016.

1. Anushka Shetty (4 Crores)

Anushka made her debut in 2005. Considering Telugu and Tamil, till now she acted in more than 30 movies. Being a Yoga master, she is charging 4 crores since Mirchi hit who earlier used to charge 2 to 3 crores for the film.With Blockbusters like Bahubali and Rudramadevi, there might be chances that she may even charge Rs.5 crores.

Anushka Shetty
Anushka Shetty

Some of her Telugu movies are Vikramarkudu (2006), Arundhati (2009), Vedam (2010), Rudramadevi (2015), Size Zero (2015) and Baahubali The Beginning (2015). Subsequent to featuring in high-budget movies, she built up herself as Top Paid actresses in Tollywood.

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2. Samantha Ruth Prabhu ( 2 Crores)

Regardless of who the hero be or whichever the language may be, Samantha is charging Rs 2 Crores per movie. With Back to Back Hits of Attarintiki Daaredhi, S/o Sathya Murthy considering her recent superhit A Aa Samantha may not come below the 2 Cr mark. You may Also Check Top 10 Highest Paid Actors in Tollywood 2016.

Samantha Ruth Prabha

Samantha made her debut with Gautham Menon’s Telugu movie Ye Maaya Chesave (2010) romancing Naga Chaitanya. As per Film Insiders Samantha is going to marry Akkineni Naga Chaitanya this year. Her other movies are like, Manam, Ramayya Vasthavayya, Brahmotsavam, Janatha Garage. She turned into highest remuneration actress of Telugu in a short span of time.

3. Kajal Aggarwal ( 2 Crores)

Kajal Agarwal is charging Rs.2 crores for every film. There were up and downs in her payment quite for some time. In this current year, she was seen opposite Pawan Kalyan’s Sardaar Gabbar Singh 2 movie and Mahesh Babu’s Brahmotsavam which stood as Tollywood Disasters. Kajal Aggarwal made her acting introduction with 2004 Bollywood film Kyun! Ho Gaya Na… and had her first Telugu film is Lakshmi Kalyanam in 2007. Around the same time, she featured in the hit movie Chandamama, which earned her first impression. Telugu film Magadheera (2009) is a career changing movie in her entire acting profession. Magadheera stands among the highest box office collections ever in Telugu Film Industry. She got Best Actress award for that film along with Filmfare grant. She is one of the top salary taken actress in Telugu.

Kajal Aggarwal
Kajal Aggarwal

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4. Shruthi Hassan (1 Crore)

Shruthi Hassan’s first movie offer is in Hindi Film Industry through Luck movie, after that, she kept acting in Tamil and Telugu as well. Shruthi Hassan will act at a cost of Rs.90 to 1 Crore. After Acting with Mahesh Babu in Srimanthudu which stood as super hit film, she may solidly charge for Rs.1Cr. Daughter of South Superstar Kamal Hassan, she is a child artist who sang in movies and appeared in her dad’s movie Hey Ram (2000), preceding to her grown-up acting debut in Bollywood with Luck(2009). She later acted in Telugu films like Anaganaga O Dheerudu (2011), Oh My Friend (2011). Her Tamil debut was 7aum Arivu (2011). After superhit movies like Gabbar Singh (2012), Balupu (2013), Yevadu (2014), Race Gurram (2014) and Srimanthudu (2015), she started her career with stardom and became Top Paid South Indian actresses in Tamil and Telugu Film Industry.

Shruti Haasan
Shruti Haasan

In a poll led by Chennai Times Shruti topped the list of most desirable women. Apart from Tamil and Telugu movies, she even did few Hindi movies, like Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji (2011), Ramaiya Vastavaiya (2013), Gabbar Is Back (2015) and Welcome Back (2015).

5. Rakul Preet Singh (1 Crore)

This time, Rakul Preet Singh made her debut in main top 5 heroines in the compensation. With satisfactory hits like Loukyam, Yaariyan, Current Theega, Rakul Preet Singh reached into the list of Top 10 Highest Paid Actresses in Tollywood. In spite of the fact that she is charging Rs.50-90 Lack for each film, she may charge higher after NTR’s Nanaku Prematho. Earlier Rakul began a modeling career during her college amid which she made her acting debut in the Kannada film Gilli (2009). In 2011, she took part in the Femina Miss India event in which she was put in 5th place and won five show titles, including ‘Miss India People’s Choice’. She chooses to end up a full-time actress making her Telugu debut in Keratam that year. Rakul’s Tamil debut was Thadaiyara Thaakka, the next year. In 2014 she made her Bollywood debut in Yaariyan. She is renowned as one of the highest paid heroines in Tollywood.

Rakul Preet Singh
Rakul Preet Singh
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6. Nayanthara (1 Crore)

Nayanthara was the highest paid actress earlier with Rs.3Cr per film. Later the time changed her acting profession which is affected by personal life struggles. With not very many movies in Nayan kitty, she is charging Rs.1 Cr for each film.


Before entering to Tamil and Telugu Film Industries, Nayanthara made her debut with Malayalam film Manassinakkare in 2003 and followed by Vismayathumbathu (2004). She made her introduction in 2005 in Tamil Industry with Ayya and after a year in Telugu with Lakshmi, after which she was the female lead in various successful Tamil and Telugu movies like Vallavan (2006), Dubai Seenu (2007), Tulasi (2007), Billa (2007), Yaaradi Nee Mohini (2008), Adhurs (2010), Simha (2010), Boss Engira Bhaskaran (2010), Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum (2012), Raja Rani (2013), Arrambam (2013), Masss (2015), Thani Oruvan (2015), Maya (2015), Naanum Rowdy Dhaan (2015). Her acting skills made her a top paid actress in both Tamil and Telugu Industry.

7. Trisha (1 Crore)

Trisha was last seen in Balakrishna’s Lion, which failed to impress net gross collections in the cinema world. With wedding break up she moved her film career little slower. She is charging Rs.1 Crore for each movie. Her recently released film was Nayaki.


After acting in a supporting character through Tamil film Jodi in 1999 she had her first lead role in 2002 film Mounam Pesiyadhe. She later acted in movies like Saamy (2003) and Ghilli (2004) in Tamil silver screen and Varsham (2004) in Telugu, for which she gained her first South Filmfare Best Actress Award. She even won awards for Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana (2005) and Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule (2007). She made her Bollywood debut in Khatta Meetha in 2010 which remained as a disaster. Her movies like Abhiyum Naanum (2008) and Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010) stands as best films for which she won Vijay Award for Favorite Heroine and was listed in nominees list for Filmfare Best Tamil Actress Award. She is listed in one of the top most remunerated actresses in South India.

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8. Tamanna Bhatia (90 lakhs)

Tamanna was before termed as Iron leg in the film industry. She gained critical acclaim through Happy Days movie which stood as game changer film in her entire acting career. Tamannah chargers Rs.90 lakhs to 1 Cr for each film. Her biggest hit in Telugu was 100%Love. She acted in Indian magnum-ops film Baahubali The Beginning as Avanthika and will also be seen in second part Baahubali The Conclusion.

Tamanna Bhatia
Tamanna Bhatia

She made her acting debut in the Bollywood film, Chand Sa Roshan Chehra in 2005 and acted in Abhijeet Sawant album song Lafzon main which was released in the same year. In the same year Tamannaah made her Telugu film debut with Sri pairing opposite Manchu Vishnu, and in the next one year, she appeared in her first Tamil movie Kedi. She acted in Happy Days in Telugu and Kalloori in Tamil in the year 2007. With her skin tone, she mesmerizes the audience and is listed in one of the top paid actresses in Telugu Industry.

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9. Nitya Menon (90 Lakhs)

Nithya Menon is well known from movies like Ishq, Gunde jaari gallanthayyinde, S/o Satyamurthy in Telugu.However, she also acts in Tamil and Kannada movies. With 100 days of Love in Tamil and Rudramadevi in Telugu, she is charging a great amount of Rs.1 Crore.

Nitya Menon
Nitya Menon

Nithya Menen was born in Bengaluru, Karnataka to a Malayali family and concentrated on journalism at the Manipal Institute of Communication. In an interview, earlier Actress said she never wished to end up an actress but like to be a journalist and later felt that it was not the same with what she thinks. She then chose to take up a job of movie maker as she could express her thoughts better through films,and selected for a course in cinematography at the FTII Pune. Her new film Janatha Garage is yet to be released which highlights Junior NTR, Samantha, and Nitya Menon. In the short span of time, she became the top most remunerated heroine in Tollywood.

10. Hansika Motwani (80 Lakhs)

Hansika very well known to Tollywood and Kollywood. She charges Rs.80 to 1Cr for each film. With the film Vaalu being a hit in Kollywood, she may climb the positions. Hansika started her TV profession with a serial called Shaka Laka Boom Boom. She later acted in the Indian serial Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand, for which she got the Favorite Child Award at the Star Parivaar Awards. She was seen in one of the child actors in Koi Mil Gaya with Preity Zinta and Hrithik Roshan. Her Telugu Movies are like, Billa, Maska, Kandireega, Denikaina Ready, Something Something, Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummeda Power among other films. Being the youngest actress she is known for top remuneration salary.

Hansika Motwani
Hansika Motwani

highest paid actress in Telugu film industry

                           Top 10 Highest Paid Actresses in Tollywood 2016
Position Name Remuneration
1 Anushka Shetty 4 Crores
2 Samantha Ruth Prabhu 2 Crores
3 Kajal Aggarwal 2 Crores
4 Shruthi Hassan 1 Crore
5 Rakul Preet Singh 1 Crore
6 Nayanthara 1 Crore
7 Trisha 1 Crore
8 Tamanna Bhatia 90 lakhs
9 Nitya Menon 90 Lakhs
10 Hansika Motwani 80 Lakhs