Indian Film industry is one of the most highly paid investment . Celebs have a hefty bank balance with their performance which just gets bigger and bigger with every hit movie they give for their fans or audience , I must say .
But do you know something shocking … South Indian actors earns much more than the renowned B-Town celebs ..
Yes, you heard it right ..
The list of super-hit South Indian actors which have been placed at the top in the list of earning is worth to know ..
Let’s have a look :
1. Rajnikanth – ₹100 crores
Rajnikanth , the superstar , who as also known as Thalaivaa is the highest paid South Indian actor .. 2.0, which was made with the budget of ₹500 crore, and movie ‘‘Petta’ , which made him in more demand . He climbed up one spot since last year’s list where he was ranked 14 . He has 5.6 million followers on Twitter, his Instagram account, which has only 488 thousand followers is probably the culprit of his lower rank. Even still, ₹100 crores is no small amount. And with these earnings, the actor beat out celebrities in the top 10, like Ajay Devgn (₹94 crores), Alia Bhatt (₹54.21 crores) and Deepika Padukone (₹48 crores). He also beat sports-persons like Sachin Tendulkar (₹76.96) and Rohit Sharma (₹54.29 crores).
2. AR Rahman – ₹94.8 crores
The legendary A R Rahman , who is on the top charts with his talent and skills in music . The star musician is also Oscar-winning maestro and he leads the list out compared to Aamir Khan (₹85 crores) and Priyanka Chopra Jonas (₹23.4 crores) but both of are ranked above him. Additionally, AR Rahman also out earned Alia, Deepika, Ajay, Sachin and Rohit like Rajinikanth.
3. Mohanlal – ₹64.5 crores
Mohanlal is one of the leading actor of South India . He is 59-year-and still going superb in his career . He has given five releases in 2019, which amounted to his total earnings. Lucifer is the one who took the trophy out of the five .The film went on to become one of the biggest hits of the South-Indian film industry in 2019. Mohanlal was also conferred the Padma Bhushan award earlier this year. His lower rank, however, could be attributed to the mere 2.1 million followers the superstar has on Instagram. Even then, Mohanlal beat out Hrithik Roshan (₹58.73 crores), Anushka Sharma (₹28.67 crores), Katrina Kaif (₹23.63 crores) and Varun Dhawan (₹33 crores). All these Bollywood celebrities were ranked above Mohanlal on the list.
4. Prabhas – ₹35 crores
Super star Prabhas , who just rocked the cinema with his action in the movie Bahubali . After that , he showed his superb skills with the bilingual Saaho, opposite Shraddha Kapoor. The film raked in the second-highest opening day collection for an Indian film at ₹130 crore. Even after criticism, Saaho remains the second highest-grossing movie of 2019, only beaten by Hrithik Roshan’s War. And even though he didn’t appear in a single film in 2018, Prabhas beat Bollywood celebs like Tiger Shroff (₹18.5 crores), Ayushmann Khurrana (₹30.5 crores), Shahid Kapoor (₹12.75 crore), Varun Dhawan (₹33 crore) and Katrina Kaif (₹23.63 crore).
5. Vijay – ₹30 crores
Vijay is one of the most versatile actor . His action sequence is also loved by his fans . His Diwali release, Bigil has already grossed over 300 crore and is still running. The film was among the top 10 ‘Most Tweeted about hashtags in India’ according to Twitter India, and the most retweeted tweet in the entertainment category. And despite being ranked pretty low, Vijay surpassed Bollywood A-listers like John Abraham (₹28.5 crores), Tiger Shroff (₹18.5 crores) and Shahid Kapoor (₹12.75 crores). He also beat out top actresses like Katrina Kaif (₹23.63 crores), Anushka Sharma (₹28.67 crores), Disha Patani (₹5.8 crores), Sonam Kapoor (₹8.5 crores) and Kriti Sanon (₹8.09 crores).
6. Ajith Kumar – ₹40.5 crores
Actor Ajith who loves to be away from social media but his fan following as way beyond imagination .This also explains how just the trailer of his film, Viswasam generated 12 million views and 1.2 million likes within 24 hours of its launch on YouTube in December 2018. Ajith is ahead from Bollywood A-lister like Ayushmann Khurrana (₹30.5 crores), who gave three hits with Article 15, Dream Girl and Bala in 2019. He also beat Karan Johar (₹12 crores), Diljit Dosanjh (₹36.91 crores), Shahid, Varun and Tiger.
7. Mahesh Babu – ₹35 crores
Telegu actor Mahesh Babu is an actor and producer . Also his film Maharshi did pretty well on the box office. He is an active social media user and posts his candid moments . The actor earns more than celebrities like Kapil Sharma (₹34.98 crores), KJo, Tiger, Shahid, Varun, Ayushmann and Diljit.
8. S Shankar – ₹31.5 crores
S Shankar is a Tamilian filmmaker, who has given hit film like 2.0 release later last year. His actions sequence in the film is worth watching. His upcoming film is Indian 2, starring Kamal Haasan . He is ahead in terms of money if compared to Karan Johar (₹12 crores), Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Tiger, Shahid and John Abraham (₹28.5 crores).
9. Kamal Haasan – ₹34 crores
Kamal Hassan , who is of the renowned actor has performed many characters and how can we forget his role played in the movie Chachi 420 . He gives a movie per year to his fans . Also he has been promoted to 15 spots , if it is compared to 2019. The Hidustani actor is hosting the Tamil version of Bigg Boss . He is also politically active . The actor will next be seen in Indian 2. Varun Dhawan, Ayushmann Khurrana and Tiger Shroff are behind Hassan in terms of income ..
10. Mammoothy – ₹33.5 crores
Mammoothy is the superstar of Malayalam cinema . In the year 2009, he gave 7 movies to his fans .. He earns the handsome amount of 33.5 Cr , which you will be stunned to know that , he is a step forward in comparison to the popular actors like Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Katrina Kaif, Varun Dhawan, Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha (₹6.14 crores) and Rohit Shetty (₹32.17 crore).
Bollywood actors who are behind these South Indian actors are in the list below :
Arjun Kapoor (₹11.45 crores), Kartik Aaryan (₹10.38 crores), Sushant Singh Rajput (₹14.26 crores), Anil Kapoor (₹14.67 crores), Vicky Kaushal (₹10.42 crores), Saif Ali Khan (₹17.03 crores), Zoya Akhtar (₹9.33 crores) and Badshah (₹29.17 crores).