Tamil Cinema actor & actress Salary report

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Here is one thing every fan in kollywood would love to know, how much does their Favourite Hero get for a movie , how much does his competitor get ?

A Leading tamil magazine has published a complete salary report featuring all the leading actor of kollywood.

Here is the Report:

  1. Rajnikanth – 46 Crores : 23 Crores for Enthiran: The Robot, For Kochadaiyaan the amount of profit will be given as salary , AGS are reported to have offered 46 crores as salary for their next movie.
  2. Kamal Hassan – 25 Crores : He was offered 10 crore for Dasavatharam, but after the Massive success of Vishwaroopam , the salary is now fixed at 25 crores.
  3. Vijay – 18 Crores : Vijay had received 11 crores for Thuppaki, 14 crores for Thalaivaa and 16 crores for Jilla. For AR Murugadoss project he is said to receive 18 crores.
  4. Ajith – 12 Crores : 12 Crores for Billa 2 . No salary fixed for AM Rathanam Project yet , For Siruthai Siva movie 18 Crores
  5. Surya – 23 Crores : Salary 7 crores but including the 16 crores he received for the Telugu dubbing rights its 23 crores. Surya usually receives his salary plus the Telugu dubbing rights which averages around 10-12 crores.
  6. Vikram – 11-12 crores : For Thandanam he was paid 12 crores and but after his series of flops he recieved 11 crores for Shankar’s ‘I’ movie.
  7. Simbu – 7 Crore : 6 Crore for Poda Podi and now 7 crores for Vaalu & Vettai Mannan.
  8. Dhanush - 7 Crore : Dhanush is reportedly to be flexible with his salary , he got 7 crores for Mariyaan.
  9. Jeeva – 6 Crore : 3.5 crores for Neethane En Ponvasantham , Now salary fixed at 6 Crores.
  10. Jeyam Ravi – 4.5 Crores : 3 Crore for Aadhi Bhagavan and for Boolagam 4.5 Crores.
  11. Vishal – 8 Crores : 5 Crore as salary and 3 crores for Telugu dubbing rights.
  12. Aarya – 4.5 crores.
  13. Karthi 13 Crores : Salary 6 Crores and the Telugu dubbing rights of 7 crores.
  14. Vijay Sethupathi – 1.25 crores.

The Salary report of Actress

  1. Nayantara – 2 crores for Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal
  2. Anushka – 1.5 crores , she received 2.20 crores together for Singam 2 and Alex Pandiyan.
  3. Samantha – 1 crore
  4. Kajal Agarwal – 1 crore : 70 Lakhs for Thuppaki, now demanding 1 crore
  5. Shruti Hassan – 1 Crore after Success for Gabbar Singh.
  6. Tamanna – 70 Lakhs : Ajith & Siruthai Siva project
  7. Trisha – 60 lakhs.
  8. Anjali – 30 Lakhs in tamil & 50 Lakhs in Telugu.

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  1. Sanju don says

    Kollywood Actresses a Complete Salary Report!!!

    Here is one thing every fan in kollywood would love to know, how much does their Favourite Hero get for a movie , how much does his competitor get ? A Leading tamil magazine has published a complete salary report.

    featuring all the leading actresses of kollywood. Here is the Report

    The Salary Report of Actress :
    Nayanthara – 2 crores for Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal
    Anushka – 1.5 crores , she recieved 2.20 crores together for
    Singam 2 and Alex Pandiyan
    Samantha – 1 crore
    Kajal Agarwal – 1 crore : 70 Lakhs for Thuppaki , now demanding 1 crore
    Shruti Haasan – 1 Crore after Success for Gabbar Singh
    Tamannah – 70 Lakhs : Ajith Siruthai Siva project
    Trisha – 60 lakhs
    Anjali – 30 Lakhs in tamil & 50 Lakhs in Telugu

  2. Devakottai Ram Kumar says

    Tamil Movie Directors Salaries List!!!

    Tamil Movie Directors Salaries List
    If actor have been increasing their salaries over the years, so have directors in Kollywood. TOI takes a look at some of the top directors here and the pay packets they allegedly receive today…

    Top Kollywood directors

    SHANKAR – 15 CR
    Blockbusters: Indian, Mudhalvan, Sivaji, Endhiran, Gentleman
    Current Project: I
    Bollywood: Nayak
    Remakes: 3 idiots in Tamil as Nanban but is not in favour of remakes
    Talking points: High hit rate; prefers vigilante genre; repeats actors in projects; award-winning producer; most successful
    Kollywood director today


    Blockbusters: Ghajini (in Hindi and Tamil), Thuppakki
    Current Project: Remake of Thuppakki in Hindi
    Bollywood: Ghajini and Thuppakki remakes
    Remakes: Likes them so as to repeat success
    Talking points: 100 crore grossing films in Tamil and Hindi; prefers new actors for every project; successful producer

    Blockbusters: Roja, Alaipayuthey, Mouna Ragam, Agni Nakshatiram, Naayagan
    Current Project: Kadal (just released); Reviving Lajjo (Hindi)
    Bollywood: Dil Se.., Yuva, Guru, Raavan
    Remakes: None
    Talking points: Adapts from mythology; repeats actors; works on own productions; does diverse genres having a social theme

    K V ANAND – 5 CR
    Blockbusters: Ayan, Ko
    Current Project: Still in talks; rumours say Rajini project next
    Bollywood: Has worked as cinematographer
    Remakes: None
    Talking points: Won many awards as cinematographer; 50% hit rate; Suriya is a favourite hero

    BALA – 5 CR
    Blockbusters: Sethu, Pithamagan
    Current Project: Paradesi (just released)
    Bollywood: No projects
    Remakes: None
    Talking points: Award-winning director; critically acclaimed; focuses on downtrodden; can be controversial; repeats actors; strict working methods; said to have brought in new wave in Tamil cinema

    Blockbusters: Kadhal Kondein
    Current project: Irandaam Ulagam
    Bollywood: No projects
    Remakes: None
    Talking points: Maverick director; also writer, singer and lyricist; some films critically acclaimed; works on unusual subjects

    Blockbusters: Kaakha Kaakha, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, Vaaranam Aayiram
    Current project: Working on a script for Suriya
    Bollywood: Directed two films; Both failed
    Remakes: Bilingual
    Talking points: Critically acclaimed and award-winning director; unsuccessful as a producer; romance is his forte; favourite actor Suriya; currently in financial legal tangle

    Blockbusters: Run, Sandakozhi
    Current project: Working on a script for Suriya
    Bollywood: Sold remake rights of Paiyaa and Vettai
    Remakes: None
    Talking points: Focuses on action and family entertainers; successful as a producer; gives opportunities to fresh talent as a producer

    Blockbusters: Dasavatharam, Padayappa, Muthu, Nattamai, Cheran Pandiyan
    Current projects: Policegiri, Kochadaiyaan (script)
    Bollywood: Policegiri
    Remakes: Remaking Saamy as Policegiri; many of his films have been remade in other south Indian languages and in Hindi
    Talking points: Regarded as a safe bet at the BO; prefers commercial entertainers; is known for completing films at brisk speed; is the go-to guy for Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan

    HARI – 4 CR
    Blockbusters: Saamy, Singam, Aaru
    Current project: Singam II
    Bollywood: No projects
    Remakes: None
    Talking points: Known for racy action entertainers; sets his stories in one distinct city/town; his films do well in B and C centres; has a penchant for working with top stars

    Blockbusters: Chennai 28, Mankatha
    Current project: Biriyani
    Bollywood: No projects
    Remakes: None
    Talking points: Focuses on youth subjects; comedy is his forte; repeats his friends and brother in all his films

    VIJAY – 3 CR
    Blockbusters: Kireedom, Madarassapattinam
    Current project: Thalaivaa
    Bollywood: No projects
    Remakes: Does work on remakes
    Talking points: Does diverse genres; romance is integral to script; Vikram and Anushka favourites

    RAJESH – 3 CR
    Blockbusters: Boss Engira Baskaran, Oru Kal Oru Kannadi
    Current project: All In All Azhagu Raja
    Bollywood: No projects
    Remakes: None
    Talking points: Simple subjects with focus on comedy; Santhanam favourite; every movie of his has a cameo appearance by an actor

  3. Quik Gun Murugan says


    The cine field is always biased and discriminating with regard to the remuneration paid for the heroines. This happens for more decades and this is not a new practice for the producers to do so. Yet, there is always a tough competition among the heroines to force their might to reap the top most salary. Film industry cites the reason for this as the early exit of the heroines as new ones arrive at intermittent frequency. More so ever, the heroines are at the disposal of the hero as they only finalize the hero, irrespective of the script and the director’s insistence. While the heroes receive whooping salary for their projects, there is an interesting account of the toppers among the inferior sex artists. The salary is fixed by the director and the producer on the basis of the craze among the audience, the freewill of the heroines to be most flexible for the entire period of the shooting. Here’s a list of top ten actresses made on the salary they receive for their presence in the movies.

    The Telugu migrant to Kollywood, this actress has the potential to inculcate a new direction to the actresses. Anjali started appearing before the camera as a model before making appearances in low budget Tollywood movies. She made a silent revolution through Vasantha Balan’s Angadi Theru for which she was suitably rewarded with Filmfare Best Debut actress. From then she is very choosy about the movies and is rarely on any sort of controversy. Her popularity gained with the latest hit of Mangatha. Her other films include Katradhu Tamil with Jeeva, Rettai Chuzhi, a cameo appearance in Kho, the latest Engeyum Eppothum. She is booked for the ensuing Thambi Vettothi Sundaram and Aravaan and Maharaja.
    She draws the pay package of Rs 30 lakhs.

    Another Punajbi dhaba after Simran, this lady is slowly gaining the momentum since she could not leave her interest on her software profession. Her stint as a model for Panataloon range of products made the difference in her which took her to the Tollywood for the debut in movies. However the rich dividend was paid to her for her performance in Vetrimaran’s Aadukalam opposite Dhanush, with National award. Within short span of time she could enter into the Mollywood too and that too with the star hero Mammooty. The latest movie with her on the screen is Vandhan Vendran pairing with Jeeva, which is making some good news for her. Moreover she is on the shortlisted heroines for Vijay’s upcoming movies and it is shocking to know that she declined an offer to pair with Surya. Her current salary is Rs 30 lakhs which sounds less but it may be hiked at any time.

    The heir apparent to the Ulaga Nayagan Kamal Hassan, Shruti Hassan proves that she is the chip of the old block. Initially she made her interest on music (though she could muster her performance in Hey Ram, which fetched the impressive performance in his dad’s Unnaipol Oruvan. After watching and observing the prospects in her action stint, AR Murugadoss put the weight on her to play the role opposite Surya in the ensuing 7am Arivu. In addition she made her skillful performance in certain Hindi and English films. Shruti Hassan’s remuneration as an actress is Rs 40 lakhs which is on the litmus test only to be proved after the release of 7am Arivu…

    This girl with lot of luxurious beauty and glamour is on the rise now with more films coming on to her lap. So far she has acted only in a few films in Tamil – Maappillai with Dhaunush, Engeyum Kadhal with Jeyam Ravi. Her ongoing movie is Oru Kal Oru Kannadi opposite Udyanidhi Stalin. As she is stepping into the field with utmost care and movies started coming at gradual frequency she is yet to make her mark. Her current pay package is Rs 50 lakhs.

    The Sindhi origin lady shoot up fast and glided down with same pace in her career. She started her career on low profile like Kallori in Tamil though she could make entry into Telugu field earlier. Her debut in Kedi during 2007 was a sidelined one she shoot to the utmost fame through big films like Sura with Vijay, Padikkathavan and Vengai with Dhanush, Thillalangadi with Jeyam Ravi, Kanden Kadhalai with Bharath, Paiya and Siruthai with Karthik. In addition she is the anchor for commercial products of national reputation. She was one among the nominees for the best actress award for her performances in Kallori, Kanden Kadhalai, Paiya. Though current phase of her career is focused on Tollywood she demands the salary of Rs 50 lakhs.

    The Malabar beauty has a good chunk of prospects in the tinsel world and at the age of 20 she is making drastic efforts to secure a pride of place. When her debut was made through the controversial Sindu Samaveli more eye brows raised towards her. But her role in Prabu Solomon’s Mynaa proved that she is a capable person. This made a swirling change in her career and currently she is on the pace of reaping more projects. The recent Deiva Thirumagal has once again proved the point though her earlier movie Vikadakavi made an utter flop. The future seems to be bright for her with Vettai from Lingusamy, Muppozhuthum En Karppanaigal with Atharva. She has won awards for her performance in Mynaa and also for new actress category. Her current salary is Rs 60 lakhs and she proves that she deserves it.

    This find of K Shankar in Boys has a varied path in her career. In all these years of her career span, she has shown her performance in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi movies. She is in the field for more than 7 years, since her debut in Hindi film Tujhe Meri Kasam. She was at her peak of career during 2003-2006 which period she could accompany top heroes including Vijay in Sachin. Her acting caliber could be identified in Santhosh Subramaniam with Jeyam Ravi. Her prominent movies in Tamil are Boys, Chennai Kadhal, Uthamaputhiran with Dhanush and the ensuing Velayutham with Vijay. She draws on the range of Rs 75 lakhs – Rs 1 crore for a film.

    Cute and slim figure in the southern region was originally a supporting heroine during the days of Simran. She made her appearance in Tamil movies from Jodi but shot into fame after her thumping performance in Aamir’s Mounam Pesiyathe opposite Surya. This film fetched her the prestigious Filmfare Award 2002 meant for the Best Female Debut actress. From then on there was no going back as she was one among the most sought after by the top heroes then. Ajtih, Vijay, Vikram, STR were the most favorites who admired acting with her. Among the notable films in her career, Lesa Lesa, Ghilli, Saamy, Bheema, Ayutha Ezhuthu, Tiruppachi, Jee, Kreedam. She had a good stint in Tollywood too as the audience were craze for her. To her credit, she has received many awards including Vijay Award Favorite Heroine 2010 for her performance in Gautham Menon’s Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya. Other films which spoke volume of her career stint are Abiyum Naanum, Sarvam, Manmathan Ambu and the latest Mankatha. Trisha has the stable remuneration structure in the range of Rs 80 lakhs to Rs 1 crore depending upon the producer and the script…

    This lady who hails from the Telugu region has come in a smashing manner with her debut in 2005. She has so far played a prominent role with second level top heroes of Kollywood. This is a great back up at her age of 20 that she has a promising future if fortune smiles at her. A major drawback for her is her height which may irk some heroes to team up with her. This was very apparent in Vettaikaran as Vijay has to manage her during the duet songs. And this was obvious in Vaanam where STR could not match the difference. Though she has played in limited number of movies in Tamil ever since her debut in Sundar C’s Rendu, her appearances in Telugu have been remarkable, especially Arunthathi. Currently she is doing her makes for the ensuing films – Irandam Ulagam from Selvaragavan and Vada Chennai from Vettrimaran. Another news is that she is on the cards for pick to pair with Kamal in his Viswaroopam. Hence Anushka is on the making of a popular actress after the successful run of Singham. Her current remuneration is Rs 1 crore which the producers are half hearted to pay.

    This lady from the tinsel world of Bollywood has straightaway hit the field with her chubby look and sportive features. So far she has acted in 3 tamil movies- Kedi, Raja Vesham and Shakthi and still the most sought after star by the directors and the heroes in Kollywood. She has been in the field since 2006 making her debut in Telugu with Devadasu. Prior to that she had been involved in the profession of modeling and has gained popularity all over.

    Living away from any sort of controversy, the 24 year old angelic physique has gained much popularity in the South Indian movie world. Her presence in Tollywood has made the rich dividends to the heroes there and the producers. Her charm and simple beauty have acclaimed more fans and she is the dream angel for many youths. She has won two filmfare awards as on date. Currently she has given her body trials to Shankar for his Nanban, probably opposite Vijay. Her current remuneration is Rs 1.5 crore which the producers are too willing to shell out just because she is adored by the fans.

    This account indicates that the actresses in Kollywood are shuffling their fortunes on timely aspects. If the situation demanded they would become flexible and come over the projects to their wish. This is not a permanent pay package but the fluctuation will come from the side of producers who are the gamblers with these horses. The green should win the prize for the producers and the beauty will return more currency to their chest. Above all the utmost cooperation and the blessings of the heroes alone can instill hope on these heroines. The talk of male chauvinism may sound good on the screens but not on the real life.

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