10 Bollywood stars bagging the biggest paychecks

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10 Bollywood stars bagging the biggest paychecks

Forbes recently published a list of India’s highly-paid Bollywood actors. Shah Rukh KhanShah Rukh Khan leads the list, charging INR 150cr (PKR 500cr) to 250 cr (PKR 83cr). Most of the top 10 actors are from the South Indian film industry.

In recent years, the South Indian film industry has gained fame all over India and Pakistan. Some South Indian actors have also appeared in leading roles in Bollywood films. Some prominent names are Rajnikanth, Dhanush, Nikitin Dheer, etc., making their name all over Bollywood.


Actor Name Charges per movie (INR)


Shah Rukh Khan 150cr to 250cr


Rajnikanth 115cr to 270cr


Joseph Vijay 130cr to 250cr


Aamir Khan 100cr to 275cr



100cr to 200cr

6 Ajith Kumar

105cr to 165cr

7 Salman Khan

100cr to 150c

8 Kamal Haasan

100cr to 150cr

9 Allu Arjun

100cr to 125cr

10 Akshay Kumar

60cr to 145cr

Let’s dig up the list of 10 highly-paid actors. All these actors have made films on social messages, family dramas, romance, action, and plain entertainment, drawing innumerable fans to boost their popularity.

Shah Rukh Khan

10 Bollywood stars bagging the biggest paychecks

Shah Rukh Khan started his career in 1987 and now has an approximate net worth of INR 6300 crore. He is also called the King of Bollywood, and 85% of his movies are blockbusters. Some of his movies were flops, but they also earned the most among all flop movies. All of his achievements make him worthy of charging 150 to 250 crore per movie.


10 Bollywood stars bagging the biggest paychecks

Rajnikanth is a highly-paid actor in South India. His real name is Shivaji Rao Gaikwad. He has also appeared in Hindi movies like Ra-One and Robot, both of which were super hits. He has also done many blockbuster movies in South India, some of which are Jailer, Kabali, Enthiran, Peeta, and many more. He charged 110 crore for his recent movie Jailer. His average charges per movie are 115 crore to 270 crore.

Joseph Vijay

10 Bollywood stars bagging the biggest paychecks

Joseph Vijay started his career at the age of 10 in 1984 as a child artist in the movie Vetri. Now, his net worth is INR 474 crore. His recent movies of 2023 are Varisu and Leo. Leo is the highest grossing Tamil movie, earning 612 crore worldwide. His average charges per movie are between 130cr and 250cr.

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan is famous for making movies on social issues. He makes the most meaningful movies, like Taare Zameen Par, PK, 3 Idiots, Dangal, etc. He is known as “Mr. Perfectionist” among his fans for his careful and meaningful choice of movies. His net Worth is Rs. 1862 crore, while he charges 100cr to 275cr per movie.


10 Bollywood stars bagging the biggest paychecks

Prabhas gained extraordinary fame after the release of the historic movie Baahubali Duology. After this movie, his net worth jumped 94%, making it Rs 241 crore at present. His latest film, Salaar, has a domestic net collection of Rs369.37 crore, leaving Rajinikanth’s Jailer behind at its net of Rs348.55 crore. Now, he is the fifth most highly paid actor, charging between 100cr and 200cr per movie.

Ajith Kumar

Ajith Kumar started his film career in 1990—his performance in “Thunivu” was much appreciated by fans. The movie earned a total of Rs130 crores in Indian markets.

Salman Khan

10 Bollywood stars bagging the biggest paychecks

Salman Khan’s image as an actor has gone from the romantic Prem of the 1990s to the early 2000s to everyone’s ‘bhai’ in recent years. Among all Khans of Bollywood, Salman Khan is the most famous actor after Shah Rukh. His net worth is 2900 crore, and he charges 100 to 150c per movie.

Kamal Hassan

Kamal Hassan is also a South Indian actor. He has acted in 220 movies, including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi. He is currently working on his film KH 234, directed by Mani Ratnam. His net worth is 150 crore, and he charges 100 to 150 for his services.

Allu Arjun

Of the Top 10 highly paid actors, Allu Arjun is the only one who started his career in 2003 and has made a net worth of 350 crore. His most famous movie across India is the 2021 Telugu movie, “Pushpa: The Rise”. this movie sequel is expected in 2024, and the movie is expected to break box office records set by Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan.

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar is well known for his comedy movies, time management, love for animals, and lifestyle. He has also made movies with social messages, like Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Padman, and more. He makes three movies per year and charges 60 to 145 cr per movie.

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