There is one section of the Indian cinema that has gained mass popularity in past years, or more specifically post-release of ‘Bahubali: The Beginning’, and that is the ‘South Indian Film Industry’. Here is the list of the top 7 highest-paid actresses in the south Indian film industry.
1) Anushka Shetty
Born as Sweety Shetty, Anushka is known by her stage name. The recipient of three Filmfare Awards Anushka gained wide recognition for her performance in Baahubali: The Beginning. She is the highest-paid South Indian actress and charges nearly ₹ 4 crores for her each movie.
2) Kajal Aggarwal
Kajal is Punjabi by origin but born and brought up in Mumbai. And now she is the second-highest-paid actress in the South Indian Film Industry. She earns around ₹ 3 crores per movie.
3) Samantha Ruth Prabhu
The recipient of four Filmfare Awards, Samantha is the leading lady in the South Indian film industry. She is the celebrity endorser of several brands and products and also runs her NGO called Pratyusha Support which provides medical support for women and children. One of the highest-paid actresses Samantha makes around ₹ 2 crores per movie.
4) Trisha Krishnan
Trisha is one of the most popular actresses in the South film industry. She wanted to become a criminal psychologist but it was acting written in her destiny. Today, she is a high-paid actress who gets around 1crore per movie.
5) Tamannaah Bhatia
The actress who was a part of the magnum opus movie sequels of Baahubali is a well-known name in the South. She has worked in over 60 movies till date and post the success of the Baahubali movies, the actress is getting as much as 1.70 crores for a single movie in the South.
Born as Diana Mariam Kuriyan, Nayanthara is one of the highest-paid South Indian actresses costing approximately 1 crore per movie. The beautiful actress made it to the list of 15 Most Desirable Women in 2014 by Kochi Times. Nayanthara is the only actress to have made it to the Forbes India Celebrity 100 2018 list from South India.
7) Hansika Motwani
Hansika Motwani earns approx ₹1.25 crore for her movie. She started her career as a child artist in the kids’ serial Shaka Laka Boom Boom. At her highest, Motwani became the second actress after Kushboo to be idolised as a living human goddess.
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