Tamil Actors Salary/Remuneration List 2014

The Tamil film industry, popularly known as Kollywood has increased in stature and grown in business in the last decade. Tamil films are getting released in states across the country and doing especially good business in states like Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Even outside India, Tamils films earn good revenue in countries like Malaysia and United Kingdom. With the growth of business, the paychecks of the stars are also getting bigger. These days the top Tamil stars are earning salaries that can match the top stars of Bollywood like Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan. Here are the top earners of Kollywood at present-

  • Rajinikanth- the cultural icon is the highest paid actor in Kollywood. His fees- Rs 30 crores for a multilingual film and 20-25 crores for an only Tamil film.
  • Kamal Hassan- the earnings of the globally acclaimed actor are close as Rajini at Rs 25 crores per movie. He earns extra if he is involved with writing or direction.
  • Vijay- since 2010 his career graph is going upwards thanks to films like ‘Nanban’ and ‘Thuppakki’. He earns 18-20 crores for a film.
  • Surya- the ‘Ghajini’ actor is known to get attractive pay packages. He gets 18 crores plus the Telugu version rights which can lead an extra income of about 5 crores.
  • Ajith Kumar- often called the box-office king, his fees are around 18-20 crores.
  • Vikram- despite some recent flops, the actor still has a good market and earned 12 crore for his upcoming film.
  • Karthi- his salary is unchanged for two years now and figures around 8-10 crores.
  • Dhanush- his star is rising in both Bollywood and the south. He earns around 8 crores.
  • Simbu- the actor earns around 8 crores per movie.

·         Arya- he has become a bankable star in recent times and now earns 4-5 crores for a film.

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